Massachusetts Daily Collegian

For some, winter weather burdens on-campus handicap accessibility

By Anna Jolliffe

February 8, 2013

For junior communications major Josh Pearson, who is blind and uses a guide dog, sometimes crossing the street in winter is easier said than done. Pearson said snow-blocked sidewalks make it difficult for his guide dog, who is trained to find alternate ways around the snow. ...

Songs for snow: A winter playlist

By Nathalie Sczublewski

November 27, 2012

The turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce have been eaten up, the battle wounds from Black Friday shopping are healing and all the leaves have fallen off the trees. This means that the most wonderful time of year is here; that’s right, winter...

5 key items for handling New England weather

By Charlene Swain

April 6, 2012

In the past 12 months, the unpredictability of New England weather has been felt in full force – with a tornado in June, a massive snowstorm on Halloween and more than a handful of perfect beach days in the middle of March. For ...

Climate change

By Eric Magazu

March 9, 2012

As we begin our trek towards spring, our exceptionally warm winter renews questions about the impacts of global climate change. On its face the issue looks to be rooted in science, but in reality global climate change is a very...

First snow accumulation in over a month hits western Massachusetts

By Katie Landeck

March 1, 2012

As University of Massachusetts students had started to break out their spring coats and daffodils began to sprout, western Massachusetts experienced its first snow accumulation in over a month. “Everything’s kind of ou...

UMass offers prime sledding locations

By Alyssa Creamer

January 22, 2012

Finally, winter in New England has been transformed to its traditional glory with blankets of snow covering every inch of the ground. For some, the beauty of the snow queen's fairy dust  is often disregarded in light of the many inconveniences ice, cold and slush present. However, ...

Reasons to love November

By Alissa Mesibov

November 16, 2011

It’s just about that mid-semester point when everyone starts crashing. Despite the fact many students are tired of school, there is still a month to go. Midterms have just ended, but it is already time to gear up for finals....

Seasonal introspection

By Samara Abramson

November 3, 2011

In New England, fall and spring are short – this was proven to everyone in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey this past week. This is why I tend to think of the year as split between summer and winter. I’m not com...