Massachusetts Daily Collegian

What would Jesus vote for?

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 31, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the most shocking developments in recent American politics is the rise of a brand of Christian conservatism that embraces extreme free-market economic views. Politicians like Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and others claim to be inspired...

It’s a pain to vote

By Jillian Correira

November 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Nov. 6, this great country re-elected Barack Obama as president of the United States of America in an unsurprising upset for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is currently still trying to figure out where his tax plan...

“Right to Repair” and medical marijuana laws pass

By Sam Hayes

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Two of the three Massachusetts ballot questions – the “Right to Repair” and medical marijuana ballot initiatives – passed last night and will become law. The physician-assisted suicide ballot question was too clo...

The importance of voting

By Eleanor Harte

November 5, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Tomorrow is Election Day. After all the campaigning (which seems to have lasted years), the incessant television commercials, and the people at the Dining Commons asking you for the fifteenth time if you’ve registered to vote,...

A Guide to Voting at UMass Amherst

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

November 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News, Politics

Many students and faculty members are urging people at the University of Massachusetts to get out tomorrow and cast their ballots in this year’s elections. Those planning on voting in Amherst will have to head out to one of t...

Ancient words hold modern truth

By Katie McKenna

October 23, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Once upon a time, a young man announced, “I’m not voting in the presidential election” in a class full of journalism students. Chaos ensued. “What do you mean you’re not voting?” “How can you say tha...

Calling all voters

By Ali Strand

October 19, 2012

Filed under Blogs

“Have you registered to vote? In Amherst?” These seem to be the only two questions that have fallen on every pair of ears on campus. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly I have been asked by tens of different faces whether...

A vote for Question 3 is a vote for compassion

By Zac Bears

October 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Massachusetts electorate faces important referendum questions that impact health care, jobs and transportation in the Commonwealth. Question 3, the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, allows Massachusetts voters to decide on the legalization of mari...

Before you hit the booth, know the truth

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

October 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often engage in discussions with my peers about the upcoming election because I see it as holding extraordinary weight for our future.  What I find troubling is the fact that at least half of my colleagues say, “Oh, I don’t care; I’m not really into politics.” We are college s...

Students must vote to make voices heard this election season

By Hunter Parent-Wetmore

October 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My name is Hunter; I grew up in Attleboro, was a good student in high school and applied to a number of fairly selective colleges and universities. I was accepted to Boston University, Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts as a transfer student from a community college, which I...

Local Ballot Measures Matter

By Terranova Tasker

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you have been hiding under a large rock in a deep cave for the last 15 months, you are probably aware that there is a presidential election this November. If you have taken the time to pick up and read this issue of the Ma...

Take it to the Streets, Not the Polls!

By Kevin Lamory

September 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.” Almost 56 years ago,...