Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students reflect on alternate spring break experiences

By Mtali Banda

March 28, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

For some University of Massachusetts students, alternative spring break programs provide opportunities to fill the week off from class with volunteer work focused on community strengthening and social justice. The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program at UMass f...

Amherst police increase patrols to prevent spring break break-ins

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

March 25, 2013

Filed under Crime, News

According to the Amherst Police Department, spring break is a “usual time-period for break-ins” in the Amherst area due to the large number of empty homes left behind by students. However, officers of the APD increased pa...

Spring Break on the cheap side

By Emily Brightman

March 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Travel

Not everyone has the financial means to go to an exotic location over spring break. Those of us with smaller piggy banks usually end up spending the week parked in front of our laptops with our eyes glued to an endless delu...

Construction to close walkway on north side of campus pond

By Sarah Hardy

March 15, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Construction for the New Academic Classroom Building will begin Monday, March 19, closing the walkway on the north side of the University of Massachusetts campus pond next to the Campus Center and Hasbrouck Laboratory for the...

Vacation vexation

By Merav Kaufman

March 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Today marks a monumental moment for college students: The arrival of much-anticipated spring break 2012. At long last, we at the University of Massachusetts can drop the textbooks and lecture notes, say goodbye to W.E.B. Du Bois...

Spring Broke

By Staff

March 11, 2012

Filed under Lifestyle

Spring break evokes a certain kind of image; an image of tan lines, tropical drinks, and yellow polka dot bikinis. Our imaginations get carried away as we picture scenes of Palm Beach and Cabo San Lucas floating through o...

Spring broke? Make the most of your vacation closer to home

By Staff

March 7, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Spring break evokes a happy image for many people with thoughts of tan lines, tropical drinks and yellow polka dot bikinis. Our imaginations can easily get carried away as we envision spending a week in Palm Beach or Cabo –...

A break to help society

By Melissa Mahoney

March 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

My spring break began with a seemingly small, yet somewhat daunting venture: how to fit 16 people and nearly twice as much luggage into a passenger van and a car-like SUV. We squashed duffel bags and suitcases until the hatch closed, stuffed sleeping bags into crevasses, flattened bac...

Get in shape for spring without leaving campus

By Kaitlyn Bigica

March 9, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Fitness, Lifestyle

The dreary weather on campus has caused a prolonged period of students hiding under their sweatshirts and layered cloths, but spring time is just around the corner and so it’s time to shed a few pounds before you shed th...