The Mannequin Challenge: The internet’s newest three-week trend

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Since the start of YouTube, internet video trends and challenges have run rampant, bringing a weird structure to the randomness of internet content. From planking on things, to gulping cinnamon, people will participate in anything to shoot for their 15 minutes of fame. This most recent video trend is called the “Mannequin Challenge,” and unless you’ve been avoiding the internet … Continue reading The Mannequin Challenge: The internet’s newest three-week trend

Fun gifting ideas for your holiday season

By Scott Lariviere, Staff Writer Buying gifts is a time honored tradition for many occasions. Some people buy gifts or make them for birthdays, anniversaries, and of course, Christmas. Here we are in November, not even a month away from December. It’s around this time to start gift shopping. Unless you already did your shopping in advance. Congratulations if you did! But buying gifts is … Continue reading Fun gifting ideas for your holiday season

Did your third party vote cost Hilary the election?

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer In an unpredictable turn of events, we now know that America has elected Donald Trump as our president. Since the news broke early last Wednesday morning, my Facebook and Twitter news feeds have been full of sadness, disappointment, and fear. I suspect this is how it will be for weeks and months to come. Not only are people afraid of … Continue reading Did your third party vote cost Hilary the election?

Massachusetts ballot measures: What passed and what didn’t?

By Chelsea Cabral, Staff Writer With election season finally over, we officially welcome—or vilify—our new president-elect, state representatives, local leaders, and equally as important, acquire which Massachusetts ballot initiatives made the cut to become statutes reinforced by our state legislature. Last Tuesday, November 8, two of the four ballot measures had passed to become state laws: question three, the prohibition of farm animal confinement, and … Continue reading Massachusetts ballot measures: What passed and what didn’t?

Wits tested at SAIL’s Movember Trivia Night

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer We’re in the heart of the first semester right now, and that means every student has filled their brain with information that they’re trying to retain for finals. However, exams aren’t the only forum you can use your vast knowledge for, so on November 9, UMass Dartmouth put on a Trivia Night event in the campus center. Teams of three … Continue reading Wits tested at SAIL’s Movember Trivia Night

Hit anime film Your Name takes on the world

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer The international popularity of anime is owed largely to the films of director Hayao Miyazaki and his animation house, Studio Ghibli. Since Miyazaki retired in 2013 and Ghibli closed its production arm in 2014, the only anime film to attract similar attention is this year’s Kimi no Na wa., known in English as Your Name. Your Name tells the story … Continue reading Hit anime film Your Name takes on the world

Westport author Dawn Tripp visits UMass Dartmouth

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Visiting UMass Dartmouth from her local Westport home, Dawn Tripp spoke out to students and staff at the University Club on Wednesday, November 9. Fans, writing and literature majors, and the UMass Dartmouth community gathered together to enjoy this special guest’s book talk, with light refreshments and a whole lot of excitement. This event marked the first installment of the … Continue reading Westport author Dawn Tripp visits UMass Dartmouth