Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Band managers take on challenge of coordinating Macy’s Day Parade performance

By Jaclyn Bryson

November 14, 2013

This article is part four in a series on the UMass Minuteman Marching Band as they prepare to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. During this time of year, the biggest concern for most students is getting thr...

“Walk for Light” brings students and police together to address campus safety

By Jason Kotoch

November 7, 2013

University of Massachusetts police led about 30 students and staff on the annual night-time “Walk for Light” tour on Wednesday to identify potential safety hazards all around campus. The event, which started several y...

Friends for the end of the world: UMass students take on Humans vs. Zombies

By Alex Frail

October 31, 2013

A group of survivors huddle together in the lobby of Hampshire, a once great dining hall before the turn. Marked by their red armbands, these humans are among the last of their kind. They’re waiting for Chad Bruce to ar...

Students to run ‘nearly naked’ for charity

By Jaclyn Bryson

October 17, 2013

With the threat of winter weather quickly approaching, students will have one last opportunity to wear their shorts and T-shirts with pride during the upcoming, annual Nearly Naked Mile run. According to the University of Mas...

UMass decision to cancel concerts is ignorant

By Daniel Franc

October 1, 2013

On Sept. 11, the University of Massachusetts administration announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated Return to Fantazia electronic dance music (EDM) concert, citing recent deadly overdoses of MDMA at such events. This was followed on Sept. 26 by the cancelation of two more on...

Association for Musical Performance strives to bring student music to campus

By Kristin LaFratta

September 26, 2013

The Association for Musical Performance is comprised of a diverse range of musicians, which includes flute players, rockers and beat boxers. Relatively new to the University of Massachusetts, AMP is a network for musicians acros...

Zipcar aims to better student life on campus

By Carrie Bresnahan

September 19, 2013

Having a car on campus can be expensive. The hourly rental car-sharing service Zipcar, however, has arrived on campus to aid students who require a car for their everyday lives. This fall, the University of Massachusetts i...

Recreation Center warns students of endangered access to equipment rentals

By Paul Bagnall

September 11, 2013

The University of Massachusetts’ Recreation Center has always been willing to lend students shower and locker room equipment. But with equipment increasingly going missing last semester, that luxury has come under thre...

Campus Perspective: New Starbucks in Integrated Science Building

By Brian Johnson

February 11, 2013

Students both support and oppose the addition of a new Starbucks in the Integrated Science Building. Student Perspective: Starbucks in Integrated Science Building from Daily Collegian on Vimeo....

Students support capstone requirement

By Nadia Ragounath

January 31, 2013

Many undergraduate careers conclude with a capstone, an exhaustive research project designed to introduce students to the rigors of academia. In fact, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) estimat...

Students and fans brave elements to support UMass hockey

By Patrick Strohecker

October 23, 2012

With water dripping from their raincoats and pants as they slowly filed through the doors into the Mullins Center, students at the University of Massachusetts were not going to let a day filled with rain stop them from watching...

University, Amherst discuss off-campus weekend issues

By Chelsie Field

October 16, 2012

University of Massachusetts Police Chief John Horvath said the relationship between students and Amherst residents may be bumpy. But, “it’s going to get better,” he said. Last night, about 60 community members from...