Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...

The misconception of democracy

By Rane McDonough

February 21, 2013

Most people living in the United States today would say that one of the greatest virtues of this country is that it is democratic. This seems to be one of the few things people from all over the political spectrum can agree upon. However...

Bureaucrats: Overpaid or Underpaid?

By Edan Samson

April 19, 2012

The question of how to deal with our country’s ever-expanding bureaucracy has been a part of the national dialogue for some time. It has been amplified in recent years by the emergence of the Tea Party movement, along wit...

From western Mass. to Washington: UMass students seek funds for trip to capital

By Collegian News Staff

April 10, 2012

Though most college students would dread going back to high school, a group of students at the University of Massachusetts do so every week. On a Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. in late March, a group of students packed in a car, heading towards High School of Commerce, a turnaround school in Springf...

Permaculture garden looks for student voters

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2012

In order to win the White House’s Campus Champions of Change Challenge, the University of Massachusetts Permaculture Initiative is looking for online votes to become one of the five winners, according to a blog post by the student...

Pat’s and Geno’s cheeseteaks duke it out

By Nick O'Malley

November 2, 2010

Since the dawn of time, man has pondered one simple question: “Is the cheesesteak the most delicious-looking or most disgusting-looking sandwich on the planet?” The combination of densely-packed steak off the griddle with chees...

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: Characters and Signs

By Nick O'Malley

November 1, 2010

A slideshow of the clever signs and costumes found in the crowd during the Stewart and Colbert Rally Saturday in Washington D.C....

Sanity manifesto

By Eli Gottlieb

October 27, 2010

Since I will unfortunately not be able to attend Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity (also known as Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive) this Saturday, I will instead print here the introduction to the manifesto th...