Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Perspectives on a summer job in retail

By Elise Martorano

September 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After 19 years of mooching off of my parents, this summer I finally sucked it up and decided to be “self-sufficient.” I got a summer job. I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting – probably something easy and boring,...

The worth of the polymath

By Maral Margossian

September 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In ninth grade, I was convinced that the circus was the perfect place for me to begin my career. I wanted to travel, be a fashion designer, photographer, trapeze artist, journalist and I loved lions. I didn’t want to sacrifice...

“Ecotainer” cups provide some relief for overcrowded landfills

By Samantha Murphy

September 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the case of the typical University of Massachusetts student, it is not uncommon to bear witness to the plague of solo cups and beer cans that line fraternity row early Sunday mornings. Of course, most students are respectable...

Apple appeals to elitist consumers

By Johnny McCabe

September 17, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is a universally publicized truth that Apple Inc. sells a lot of products. Far from the humble days of its modest birth in a garage in Silicon Valley, the company formerly known as Apple Computer has transitioned from selling...

Three-year degrees are more trouble than they’re worth

October 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Beginning next fall the University of Massachusetts will officially allow qualifying students to graduate in three years as opposed to the standard four. Some colleges and universities are already doing this, and many more plan...