Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The fight against climate change must be powered by the people

By Benjamin Clabault

October 6, 2014

Activism-inclined actor Leonardo DiCaprio stood before the UN Climate Summit in New York on Sept. 23 urging world leaders to face the threat of climate change. His words, while certainly well intentioned, erroneously suggested...

Rain washes out baseball, softball

By Mark Chiarelli

April 16, 2014

Mother Nature was back to her old tricks on Tuesday. As has been the case for most of the spring, inclement weather yet again threw a wrench into athletic plans as driving rain washed out both the Massachusetts baseball and...

Winter weather withers your health

By Karen Podorefsky

March 6, 2013

By the end of winter, your mood can start to feel as bleak at the melting snow outside. Weather affects mood and your health. It’s one of the reasons way many people escape the cold and dreary New England winters in favor of the warm beaches of Florida. In addition to not s...

A transfer’s take on UMass weather

By kate casler

September 24, 2012

I’m a transfer student here at UMass, coming all the way from sunny San Diego, California. You might be wondering why I left the mild climate and beautiful beaches of Cali to come out here. I tend to get that question a...

5 key items for handling New England weather

By Charlene Swain

April 6, 2012

In the past 12 months, the unpredictability of New England weather has been felt in full force – with a tornado in June, a massive snowstorm on Halloween and more than a handful of perfect beach days in the middle of March. For ...

New technology helps to track tornados

By Jessica Clarke

April 5, 2012

With 2012 tornado season already off to a destructive start and memories of last year’s storms in Missouri, and even Springfield, still fresh, many are increasingly interested in doing more than just looking at the sky for their...