Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass Hillel House takes 40 students to Israel

By Karen Podorefsky

February 3, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion

This past break, between Jan. 1-12, 40 students, 37 of which are UMass students, took a Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel through the Awesome Israel trip provider, with staff members Keren Hatkevitz and Kate Rafey. Kate is the...

Television’s hidden benefits

By Katie McKenna

November 9, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines educational television as “television that provides instruction especially for students.” That’s what the experts say, but what do the people say? Wikipedia (an online encyc...

Best costume ideas come from television, movies

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here, and there is sure to be a large number of costumes dedicated to the world of pop culture. Some will focus on celebrities - especially those with tiger blood - and others will...

Podcast: The Collegian Guide to fall television premieres

By Kevin Romani

September 27, 2011

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Web-Exclusive

Collegian arts producers Kevin Romani and Malea Ritz discuss the most watchable and unwatchable fall television premieres. Fall TV Review Podcast ...

Not Watching These? You Should Be.

By Naychelle Lucas

April 13, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs

Last weeks cover story of "TV Guide Magazine" was "7 Shows You Need to Watch." "Justified," "Parenthood," "Nikita," "Community," "The Good Wife," "Friday Night Lights" and "Fringe" made the list of unmissable entertainment for fans of great television. Out of the seve...

Reality T.V. – Taking Over?

By Gemma Santamaria

April 13, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs

Reality television has seemingly become the new craze in programming among networks within the last decade. Especially within the last few years, reality shows seem to have completely taken over our television sets. Why is this new fad of TV so irresistible to viewers? It is the raw drama of these ordinary people “just like y...

VH1 Premieres New Series: “Love & Hip Hop”

By Jasmine West

April 5, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Last Sunday, following the season finale of the hit show “Basketball Wives,” VH1 premiered a sneak peek of their new show “Love & Hip Hop.” I don’t quite know where VH1 is going with their new wave of reality...

Pretty Little Liars: The Finale Was Only the Beginning

By Naychelle Lucas

March 28, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

When I first heard that Sara Shepard's "Pretty Little Liars" book series was being adapted as a television show, I was incredibly excited. I came across the "Pretty Little Liars" novels by accident while I was perusing my ...

AI makes our lives better

By Curtis Bloomfield

February 17, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

It’s all about the ratings, baby. “Jeopardy” has always been a good, intense and challenging show. This show gets the audience, the viewers and the participants’ minds racing for the answer. “Jeopardy” is a game of speed, wisdom and good old fashion memory where the best person wins. Rec...

Katy Perry’s acting disappoints

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 10, 2011

Filed under Television

This past Monday, Katy Perry joined the cast of the popular CBS show “How I Met Your Mother.” Perry played the cousin of Zoey, a recurring character as of late. It was not Perry’s first foray into television. She has ...

T.V just isn’t what it used to be

By Kevin Romani

February 3, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at a TV guide for this winter’s schedule, television fans will notice two glaring absences. For the first time since the winter of 2004, “24” and “Lost” will not be returning to a small screen near you. Regardless of how viewers felt about the last few ...

Dexter’s Deterioration

By Dan Gigliotti

October 12, 2010

Filed under Blogs, Movies and Television

Dexter is certain that another kill will leave him feeling like his same old self, in the wake of Rita’s death. Yearning to cleanse himself of the guilt and emptiness he is ridden with, he seeks instant gratification in th...