Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Bye bye burritos, hello health

By Mary Reines

September 9, 2013

Students at the University of Massachusetts noticed some big changes at the newly refurbished Hampshire Dining Commons, which now has a circular layout, no longer serves soft drinks and only serves burritos on occasion, as opposed...

UMass breaks Guinness World Record for largest fresh fruit salad

By Mary Reines

September 3, 2013

University of Massachusetts student volunteers and dining staff furiously hauled, dumped and raked 15,291 pounds of fruit into a swimming pool on Monday, breaking the Guinness World Record for largest fresh fruit salad. “At...

Students adjust to first week without Hampshire DC

By Brian Bevilacqua

January 28, 2013

Renovations to the Hampshire Dining Commons have begun, and as students complete the transition into the spring semester, they are learning to get by without a full second dining common in the Southwest Residential Area. Hampsh...

Ten things I wish I knew before freshman year

By Purti Pareek

December 11, 2012

Here are just a few things I learned during my freshman year that I wish someone told me: 1.)  As glad as I was to have the award-winning “UMass Dining,” your college diet will most likely consist of tons of caffeine and a lot ...

Blue Wall to have Thanksgiving buffet for students who stay on campus

By Sam Hayes

November 20, 2012

The Vietnamese Pho Noodle Bowls, Banh Mi and Thai Curries will be put away at the University of Massachusetts’ Blue Wall Café on Thursday, as the Ginger Star Asian Grill’s counter space will transform into a Thanksgiving buffet for s...

The ten things I wish someone told me before I went to college

By Purti Pareek

November 14, 2012

1.)  As much as I’m happy to have “UMass award ranked dining,” your college diet will most likely consist of tons of caffeine and a lot of ramen/your choice of midnight snack (that you should probably shouldn’t be eati...

UMass baker goes against the grain

By Chris Kornichuk

October 31, 2012

It’s not every day that innovation comes in the form of raisin powder, but Pamela Adams, an assistant pastry chef at the University of Massachusetts Bakeshop, has never been one to bow to tradition. That’s why she opened a ...

UMass offers baking classes to students

By Michelle Woodward

November 3, 2011

At the center of a big metal table, Chef Simon Stevenson instructed 15 UMass students decked out in black aprons on how to knead dough. “Be firm, but gentle like you would with your children,” he said to the participan...