Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Decoding ‘text-iquette’

By Malea Ritz

September 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Technology

Without face-to-face contact, facial expressions or vocal cues, emotions can be difficult to read through text. Yet, there seems to be a universal unspoken etiquette that most people can read through context. If you’re a novice in t...

New handheld Nintendo device to be released in October

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 11, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Technology

At the end of the summer, Nintendo announced the latest addition to its handheld family, the 2DS (yes, that says 2DS). The clunky, hinge-less device won’t be able to fit into your pocket or have any glasses-free 3D capabilitie...

UMass graduate wins food science competition

By Mary Reines

September 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, Env. & Tech., News, Science & Technology

A faster way to detect pesticide residue was discovered by University of Massachusetts Honors graduate Wisiani Wijaya. She won first place at the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) undergraduate research competition in July. What once took hours...

UMass awarded $95 million Life Sciences Grant

By Allison Ludtke

September 5, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News, Science & Technology

Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced this past June that the University of Massachusetts received a $95 million grant to fund life sciences projects and research at the university. Another...

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part IV

By kate casler

April 29, 2013

Filed under Blogs

For my final section of this series, I decided to try online dating. It’s a growing trend for the dating scene, so it only felt right to include it. There’s still a stigma for online dating these days; even I was skeptical...

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part III

By kate casler

April 15, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Next up: Meeting dates through friends. Now, I had to dip a little further back into my past for this one. Mostly because after the result of this, I now firmly believe you should not set up friends unless you are willing to...

Don’t give us the “piecemeal,” give us the whole thing

By Nathan Fatal

December 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics  Jobs Act (STEM), which is intended to increase the number of visas granted to foreign students studying in the fields in American schools. It’s also designed to appeal to Hispanic vote...

Take a break from technology

By Molly Boushell

November 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I had gone home this weekend anyway, but the arrival of Hurricane Sandy meant I was there a little longer than I had planned. We made the obligatory trip to the grocery store, stocked up on staples, bought more batteries, packed the ...

In a world ruled by technology…

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

October 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Humans have always been a social species.  A species that works together to build great things, explores beyond natural borders and creates civilizations. But, could that cooperative attitude be changing?  In a technology-dominated...

Rock’em Sock’em Army

By Matthew Lowe

April 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With advancements in computer technology, the world has seen dramatic shifts in global dynamics in a very small amount of time. In our generation alone, we’ve gone from waiting 10 minutes or so for AOL’s dial up connecting...

New technology helps to track tornados

By Jessica Clarke

April 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

With 2012 tornado season already off to a destructive start and memories of last year’s storms in Missouri, and even Springfield, still fresh, many are increasingly interested in doing more than just looking at the sky for their...

Three-dimensionally printing the future

By Taylor Schlacter

February 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Imagine your kidneys are failing and your only chance for survival is to receive a transplant, but, the waitlist is too long; imagine a tank or other military vehicle supporting a platoon of soldiers is disabled, miles away from...