Massachusetts Daily Collegian

It’s time for a change in philosophy on offense

By Jay Asser

November 10, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports Columns

If you watched the first-round exit by the Massachusetts men’s basketball team in the Atlantic 10 tournament last season, you were treated to an abysmal display of offense. The Minutemen scored 16 points in the first half and connected on 28.1 percent of their shots en route t...

Four new Minutemen to take the floor

By Jackson Alexander

November 9, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

The start of the 2011 college basketball season means that four Massachusetts men’s basketball players get the opportunity to step on the court for the first time as Minutemen. True freshman Cady Lalanne, redshirt sophomore Chaz Williams and redshirt freshman Maxie Es...

UMass a mix of returners and newcomers

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

When the Massachusetts men’s basketball team takes the floor on Friday night, it will showcase a lineup and roster stock piled with athleticism and depth. UMass is filled with a balance of returning players and newcomers,...

Williams handed keys to new UMass offense

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

A basketball team goes as far as its point guard can take it. Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg should know that as well as anyone. After all, he did serve as the Minutemen’s floor general in the early...

New offense will tap into UMass’ athleticism

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

After being blown out by Dayton on its home floor in the first round of last year’s Atlantic 10 tournament, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg knew he needed to make a change. Kellogg did just that and dismissed...

A look at the Atlantic 10

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 9, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

Over the past five seasons, Xavier has held a stranglehold over the rest of the Atlantic 10 and is unlikely to loosen their grip anytime soon. There’s only one question when discussing A-10 teams this season; who can beat...

Creepy Cocktails

By Ashley Berger

October 27, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

In addition to the unusual costumes, close friends and spooky ghost stories, Halloween is still incomplete without alcohol. The upcoming weekend-long holiday spook-tacular won’t be done proper justice with bland mixings such as Rubinof...

Horror genre thrives on the small screen

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at the most successful television series in the medium’s history, there is a clear pattern of style; most are either situational comedies or dramas set within the real world. The horror genre is completely absent from any “top” lists of television series, and has been rarel...

Frighten your night: a heavy metal trick-or-treat soundtrack

By Dave Coffey

October 27, 2011

Filed under Music

Everyone who’s anyone knows that the scariest style of music the dark lords have to offer is heavy metal. Between the genre’s alleged association with the occult and its supernaturally creepy aesthetic, look no further than ...

Scared to death: the morbid cultural forces behind Halloween

By Garth Brody

October 27, 2011

Filed under Culture

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian recently sat down with Professor Kirby Farrell of the University of Massachusetts English Department. Farrell teaches a course on the Victorian-era British literary obsession with monstrosity. He discu...

Calling all confectionary creeps: sweetening the deal with kids

By Eleine Fang

October 27, 2011

Filed under Comedy

Editor’s friendly reminder:  This article is written in the name of humor. Please try not to be a criminal. To all the creepers and criminals looking for a way to make use of that old white van waiting in the...

Spook-tastic seasonal drink special effects

By Ashley Berger

October 27, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

What could be more frightening than finding an eyeball, a tooth or a worm in the drink that has just been handed to you? There are a variety of simple ways to create creepy special effects for that extra bit of “boo!” on H...