Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hollywood misrepresents women

By Allie Connell

February 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In her 1985 comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” Alison Bechdel created a litmus test for female characters and their positive representations in movies. There are three simple rules that a movie must follow to pass “The Bechdel Test”: there is a minimum of two...

UMass women’s track and field gets off to strong start

By Joey Saade

January 24, 2013

Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Massachusetts women’s track and field team has kicked off its 2013 indoor season in stellar fashion, having successful  performances in both of their meets so far. In their most recent meet at the Sorlion Invitational in Rhode Islan...

A Bond Among Men

By Ryan Ford

November 14, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle

Women adore him, bad guys are always trying to kill him, and the world depends on him. Since 1953, no spy has quite captured cool like author Ian Fleming’s character of James Bond. Many actors have played him. Some even made him immortal, like Sean Connery, who gave Bond a time...

Mind the gender gap during Women’s History Month

By Emma Sandler

March 4, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

The month of March is host to many things, including the Ides of March, St. Patrick’s Day, and Daylight Savings. It is also National Women’s History Month. Considering the national controversy over women’s reproduct...

The Oscars are a boy’s club

By Victoria Knobloch

February 24, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

I cried when Kathryn Bigelow won best director for “The Hurt Locker” in 2008. At the time I was still an aspiring filmmaker, and as a woman I was feeling pretty beaten down by the misogynist film nerds I encountered left and right, especially in my fil...

Women locked inside the television

By Victoria Knobloch

November 16, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Television has a woman problem. Of course, basically so does the rest of the media. But television right now is particularly confused on the matter of ladies. It’s trying so hard to tell compelling stories centered on women. Th...

The Next Generation of Online Romance?

By Lily Hicks

March 9, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Lifestyle, Words eHarmony. Lavalife. A new name has entered the “e-love” stratosphere – this time, though, the focus is not on forging relationships but sustaining them. is an online magazine catered towards men...