Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Yak Back!: Episode 121


March 28, 2014

Filed under Op/Ed Multimedia, Scrolling Headlines, UVC-TV19, Web-Exclusive, Yak Back!

The strange happenings at the Sochi Olympics and the craze surrounding the smartphone application, Flappy Bird. A special Valentine's Day roving report and commentary from Molly Plaehn. UMass Yak Back! now streaming on Da...

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

By Nikoleta Nikova

November 14, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Five College News, Local News, News, Politics

In an attempt to decrease the cost of enrollment at the University of Massachusetts, several organizations at UMass are hosting a teach-in today featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students. “We don’t feel that th...

The least you can do: an open letter to a student I saw in the Campus Center

By Kevin Hollerbach

October 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear unknown student, There you were, standing among the lunchtime rush in the Campus Center. You were musing in front of two bins that were placed on the wall of the main corridor: one bin marked for trash, the other for bottles and ca...

Go ahead, hit the snooze button and sleep your way to better health

By Emily Brightman

September 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle

College students by nature are always on the go. It can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day between classes, work, homework and extracurricular activities. Demanding schedules sometimes require sacrifice, and unfortu...

UMass student spends summer in Wyoming wilderness

By Samara Abramson

September 5, 2013

Filed under News

Samantha Marino had an “amazing” experience over the summer in the wilderness of Wyoming. A management major at the University of Massachusetts, Marino left her hometown of Byfield, Mass., on May 15 to spend the next three...

Evaluating the evaluations

By Karen Podorefsky

November 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's that time of year again where your brain has started to melt under the pressure of finals and winter break is on the horizon, but just slightly out of reach. It’s end of the semester time and time to take 20 minutes in all of your classes to fill out evaluations to either bash your teacher, as...

Value of student strength

By Joseph Needleman

February 28, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Two to one. That was the outcome for the vote which removed us from the board room and put us back into the role of a powerless observer. On Friday, Feb. 24, around 8 a.m., resident assistants, peer mentors, dorm residents and studen...

College students should fight back

By Mike Tudoreanu

February 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend about the reduction in hours at University Health Services, and at one point she said, “Well, we really shouldn’t complain, we’re still the lucky ones. Because we got to go to college,...

Students protest proposed Keystone Pipeline

By Mary Reines

February 17, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

Most students were simply eating their lunches at Earthfoods Café on Feb. 9. But environmental science major Katie MacDonald did not come to the campus eatery to have lunch. She had another agenda. Walking onto a small stage...