Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Not all that Twitter’s is gold

By Isaac Himmelman

February 8, 2011

Filed under Columns

In the middle part of the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. The effects of the printing press were paradigm shifting. The ability to mass produce the written word shook the foundations of the ru...

The time has come for action in Egypt

By Brittany McLellan

February 4, 2011

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

The people of Egypt will not cease protests until President Mubarak steps down from power. After nearly thirty years of corruption the time has come for action. President Mubarak’s regime has been riddled with unlawful arrests,...

Twitter a marketing tool @UMassAmherst

By Justin Gagnon

January 17, 2011

Filed under Culture

Most people find themselves on Facebook and Twitter when they are supposed to be doing work. For Lisa Perlbinder, that’s a typical day in the office, but she, unlike everyone else, isn’t procrastinating. Perlbinder is the...

A tool for the twits

By Chelsea Whitton

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns

In my academic career at the University of Massachusetts I’ve been trained to be objective, and rarely do I have such a strong opinion on things that are supposed to benefit the academics and specifically the field I’m studyin...

PCP: Tweets encourage academic discussion

By Mike Fox

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Point-Counterpoint

I hated the idea of Twitter. When I saw a report about it on the “Today Show” one morning a few years ago, I dismissed it as a media-constructed fad. I saw politicians using it as a lame attempt to stay trendy and techno savvy, and ...

A rose by any other name is still a rose

By Amanda Joinson

September 6, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Driver’s licenses, mailing addresses, voter registrations, bank accounts and credit cards are only the beginning of what would have to be adjusted if you decided to legally change your name. However, a name change is the only...