Lt. Governor candidates debate for the first and final time ahead of upcoming election

Election will be held on Nov. 6 By John BudayOctober 31, 2018 In the Lieutenant Governor debate, incumbent Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and challenger Quentin Palfrey discussed a range of topics from gun control, to immigration, to healthcare, to sexual abuse and beyond. Both candidates talked their policies; however, Palfrey focused more on criticizing his opponentContinue reading “Lt. Governor candidates debate for the first and final time ahead of upcoming election”

Lt. Gov. nominee Palfrey looking for large student turn out in upcoming election

Quentin Palfrey talks ‘one of the most important elections’ By John Buday, Collegian CorrespondentOctober 26, 2018 Ahead of the Massachusetts gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Quentin Palfrey wants University of Massachusetts students to turn out for what he calls “one of the most important elections in our lifetime.” Running alongside governorContinue reading “Lt. Gov. nominee Palfrey looking for large student turn out in upcoming election”

Outside the classroom: a look at the UMass History Club

Teaching history through fun By John Buday, Collegian StaffOctober 22, 2018 The University of Massachusetts History Club has retained a weekly presence on campus since its inception in 2007, steadily growing over time in both size and reach. Former Vice President and Public Relations head Purple Rathburn described the club’s humble beginning after it was charteredContinue reading “Outside the classroom: a look at the UMass History Club”

Original Berkshire late-night returns for Friday and Saturday nights

Reversion follows student outcry By John Buday, Collegian CorrespondentSeptember 27, 2018 Berkshire Dining Commons has reverted back to its original late-night service for Fridays and Saturdays, bringing an end to the Grab n’ Go service offered in its place at the Night Owl Cafe. The director of residential dining services auxiliary enterprises, Garett DiStefano, confirmed theContinue reading “Original Berkshire late-night returns for Friday and Saturday nights”

Amherst’s Freedom Café serves up coffee and a means for change

The café has raised $45,000 to fight human trafficking in India By John Buday, Collegian CorrespondentSeptember 17, 2018 Since opening in 2013, Freedom Café, a volunteer-operated coffee shop in Amherst, has raised approximately $45,000 and counting, with every dollar going toward fighting against human trafficking in India. Dan Johnson, the café’s manager and co-founder, explained thatContinue reading “Amherst’s Freedom Café serves up coffee and a means for change”

‘Super Smash Bros.’ for the Nintendo Switch: known information and predictions

Newest ‘Super Smash Bros.’ video game release  By John Buday, Collegian StaffMarch 26, 2018 As an avid fan of video games since early childhood, there’s nothing quite like hearing the announcement of an upcoming title in one of your favorite franchises. That said, this month’s reveal of “Super Smash Bros.” for the Nintendo Switch shook meContinue reading “‘Super Smash Bros.’ for the Nintendo Switch: known information and predictions”

After Du Bois 150th anniversary VR trial, what’s next?

First come, first serve 3D printing services offered at the Digital Media Lab. By John Buday, Collegian StaffMarch 6, 2018 The W.E.B. Du Bois Library celebrated the 150th anniversary of its namesake on Wednesday, February 28 in part through inviting students on a Virtual Reality Interpretive Trail of the Du Bois Historic Site in Great Barrington,Continue reading “After Du Bois 150th anniversary VR trial, what’s next?”

The ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘USS Callister’ is a journey of space and mind

(Black Mirror/ Facebook) By John Buday, Collegian CorrespondentFebruary 1, 2018 What does a person become when you give them the power to take out their frustrations by any means they wish, without consequence? Robert Daly answers that question in an emphatic fashion in a highly intriguing episode of “Black Mirror.” As CTO of a hyper-realistic VRContinue reading “The ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘USS Callister’ is a journey of space and mind”

Tips to help manage stress during finals

By John BudayDecember 11, 2017 Along with relationships, taxes and climate change, testing for many people qualifies as a stress-inducing topic. Very few enjoy taking tests, let alone studying for them, and yet here we are at the end of the semester with finals at the doorstep. Now if you’re anything like me, there’s at leastContinue reading “Tips to help manage stress during finals”

Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield

By John BudayNovember 14, 2017 Owners of cats, dogs and pets in general gathered at the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield, Massachusetts last Friday for the Paint Your Pet fundraiser where, for $50, animal lovers could create artistic renditions of their furry pals. Thanks to cohost the Art Cart, an organization dedicated to spreading smiles to people withContinue reading “Pet projects: a look at the ‘Paint Your Pet’ fundraiser in Springfield”