Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on the morning of Wednesday, April 19, by apparent suicide, after hanging himself with his bed sheet. Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., around 3 a.m. He had been locked in his cell since 8 p.m., and reportedly blocked the door with … Continue reading Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal

Blood in Berkeley, California

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Over the past set of weeks there have been multiple riots, confrontations, and debates as America goes through a change, and as with all change, it has been marked by conflict. In the town of Berkeley, California, there was a riot as a parade of the alt-right movement, with Nazis, euro-sceptics, and various nationalists mixed in amongst the crowd. They … Continue reading Blood in Berkeley, California

How did Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam die?

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River, according to Reuters. She was a 65-year-old judge named Sheila Abdus-Salaam, and was an associate judge of New York’s highest court. The NYPD finds this death suspicious, since it’s mot known as to how Abdus-Salaam ended up in … Continue reading How did Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam die?

Does a serial killer walk the streets of Boston?

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer In one of the most alarming stories of 2017 so far. 23-year-old Michael Kelleher of Southborough, Mass., was found dead in the Charles River several weeks after he’d gone missing following a Celtics game. While this case may seem like an isolated incident, the fact is that Kelleher is just the latest in a strange string of disappearances in the … Continue reading Does a serial killer walk the streets of Boston?

How we got here and questions on the process

By Royal Hartigan, Contributing Writer Except for one music faculty member on the restructuring committee and her efforts to obtain departmental faculty opinions, there has been no opportunity for consultation, discussion, and input for our faculty. For an issue of such magnitude, this constitutes de facto marginalization of our voices, whether intended or not. A number of faculty have asked: ‘Why did no one sit … Continue reading How we got here and questions on the process

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is out of this world

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer 20 Cent Fiction has done it again! When Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered for its 23rd run on Halloweekend at UMass Dartmouth, I was very sure that nothing the company did could beat it. Rocky was simply amazing. The cast nailed it and the direction was stellar. However, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was right on par with Rocky, … Continue reading Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is out of this world