Wildfires continue to scorch through California

By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Wildfires have ravaged the state of California this month of October. The fires spreading across the entire West Coast state has thus far taken the lives of at least 42 people, led to over 300 missing persons, and displaced thousands from their homes. While the recent catastrophic hurricanes that brought destruction by wind and water, the ongoing wildfires have burnt … Continue reading Wildfires continue to scorch through California

Alumni Oktoberfest didn’t get the draw it needed

By Owen Lee, Staff Writer On October 12, the Alumni Association attempted their own Oktoberfest celebration, opening the Student Prince in Springfield, Mass., to UMass students for Oktoberfest 2017, but it was unfortunately unattended. The party was billed as an informal networking opportunity for UMass alumni to reunite and make connections, with plenty of beer and food. It was a part of the alumni cycle … Continue reading Alumni Oktoberfest didn’t get the draw it needed

2017 Nobel Prizes: from cosmic physicists to literature

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer As of now, the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prizes have all been announced in preparation for the awards ceremony that will be held December 9, 2017.  The categories include: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Literature, Peace, and Economics. The winners for the Nobel Prize in Physics of 2017 are American physicists’ Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and American theoretical physicist, Kip … Continue reading 2017 Nobel Prizes: from cosmic physicists to literature

“Fall into your major” this November

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The air is a little bit cooler, the leaves are starting to change color. However, those are not the only changes going on, and as we get ready to register for the spring semester next month are you ready to add on another major or minor, declare your major, or are you ready for a change? The Advising, Support and … Continue reading “Fall into your major” this November

Saved by the scrimmage

By Glen Marques, Contributing Writer Fernando Silva’s days are already completely planned out for him. If the sophomore is not in class or lab for his mechanical engineering major then he’s at football practice. What little time he has leftover is spent eating or attending the team’s study hall. Even the weekend is scheduled since Saturdays are game days, an event that can take up … Continue reading Saved by the scrimmage

NSBE and CSEC present the Small Business Expo at UMass Dartmouth

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Small businesses are the heart of the American economy, and it all starts with young adults having big ideas. If you’re a young adult with a big idea, perhaps a student who wants to start their own store or company, then UMass Dartmouth has an event that you will be interested in. The National Society of Black Engineers, along with … Continue reading NSBE and CSEC present the Small Business Expo at UMass Dartmouth

Three years later, we finally get our quad

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer On October 18, 2017, UMass Dartmouth celebrated the completion of the campus quad with “S’mores on the Quad.” The fences surrounding the center of campus have been an iconic image for our beloved school. In a way, the mess of dirt and machines became our own sort of-quad, its sight inherently familiar to anyone with a class at UMassD.  Now … Continue reading Three years later, we finally get our quad

The power of “me too”

By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer This past week, in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, the internet trend “me too” has garnered a lot of attention. Women who have survived sexual assault and harassment have been creating posts on social media sitess with the caption “me too,” signifying that they have struggled with sexual assault and that others who have endured abuse are not alone. … Continue reading The power of “me too”

Resistance to Trump makes for strange bedfellows

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer On October 10, 2017 Detroit rapper Eminem was featured at the BET awards performing a freestyle rap song  called “The Storm” that has stirred controversy in the political realm. In the song, performed acapella, Eminem criticizes President Trump several fronts, from the recent controversy surrounding the NFL, to his administration’s liberal use of private aircraft at the expense of the … Continue reading Resistance to Trump makes for strange bedfellows

Guest sign-in change: Round two

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer In August, it was announced that the process of signing in a guest to residence halls would be changed so that they were required to be registered on some housing department website that is impossible to find without a direct link. This registration requires ID or license number, age, full name, and other info. At first this only applied to … Continue reading Guest sign-in change: Round two