Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ancient words hold modern truth

By Katie McKenna

October 23, 2012

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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,...

Massachusetts students struggle to register to vote

By Michelle Alcott

September 26, 2012

As the fierce battle between Massachusetts incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren draws to a close on Election Day on Nov. 6, time to register to vote for the student population at the University of Massachusetts will...

Is Romney/Ryan the Golden Ticket?

By Josh Steinberg

September 13, 2012

There are a lot of half-witted assumptions being tossed around as this election draws closer. There appears to be a lot of people who are ‘die-hard Democrats’ with no clue as to why, other than that’s what their mother told them t...

Flipping a double sided coin of failure

By Josh Steinberg

September 7, 2012

There is much more than a fine line between Democrats and Republicans these days. Sitting on opposite ends of the political spectrum, the two groups constantly butt heads on just about every issue at hand. As the November ...

Occupy Wall Street, not the ballot box

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 18, 2011

Ever since the Occupy movement started, there have been people saying we should take our concerns to the ballot box. There have been people saying that it is uncivilized and disruptive to start encampments in cities across the nation ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 8, 2010

By Staff

December 9, 2010

Dear Editor, The article, “Four Loko is only the face of the issue,” brings up issues that many students aren’t aware of. The rate of underage students consuming Four Loko has risen greatly in the past couple of years,...