By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Tuesday, December 5, UMass Dartmouth’s Chancellor Robert Johnson held a town hall meeting in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library. In an almost hour-long presentation, Johnson explained his intentions as the new Chancellor for our university. Johnson then took questions from the audience, which was well attended but mostly not by students. Chancellor Johnson began … Continue reading The Chancellor’s town hall meeting
By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer Since September, Parking & Transportation has conducted a comprehensive study of parking on campus, carefully studying all facets of the issue. This comes in response to growing concerns over an aging parking infrastructure, and administrators aim to address most if not all those concerns when the study is concluded in March, with the hope of implementing changes for the fall. … Continue reading Changes on the way: UMassD conducts year long parking study
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer To celebrate the season UMass Dartmouth’s Dining Services helped students take a break from their pre-final prep and enjoy some holiday competition. On Wednesday, November 29, students came together to put their gingerbread house making skills to the test, a festive way to relax, imagine, and create. Everyone remembers those holiday traditions of making gingerbread and decorating with tons of … Continue reading Gingerbread houses decked to the max
By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Even though the mighty wind turbine is one of the symbols of the UMass Dartmouth campus, those who attend the school know that clean, renewable energy isn’t the go-to form of power in any buildings. However, UMass D student Nathaniel Roberts and other passionate members of MassPIRG set out to change that. Since the spring ’17 semester, MassPIRG has been … Continue reading UMassD set to become first public university using 100% renewable energy
By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer A week ago, if someone were to ask the average person who Cyntoia Brown was, there’s a large chance they’d have no idea. With the power of social media activism, however, it feels like Americans everywhere are protesting for her freedom from a murder case in 2004. The now twenty-nine-year old shot and killed a man who allegedly hired her … Continue reading Cyntoia Brown admitted to murder, but should she still be serving time in prison?
By Michael Rocha, Contributing Writer Walking through the auto-mated sliding doors, I witnessed a massive stampede of shoppers, scurrying through the aisles-joining. massive lines and paying low prices. Too low While the opening of Market Basket in Fall River on October 7th was hit with shoppers, the same can’t be said with local businesses from around the area. At smaller local supermarkets like Lees in … Continue reading Market Basket vs. local stores
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday morning after an employee filed a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” according to the network. The announcement was made by Savannah Guthrie to kick off Wednesday’s Today Show. Guthrie clearly looked stunned and gutted by the firing of her partner. “We are heartbroken, I am heartbroken for Matt, … Continue reading NBC News’s Matt Lauer: The latest revealed sex predator
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Way back in September, the Republican Congress announced their tax plan, and in their tax plan, they announced they would cut taxes across the board. While this is true, the benefits the lower and middle class of Americans would see are far beyond the benefits being thrown at the uber rich. It has gotten to the point where the so-called … Continue reading New tax plan hurts students, gives huge breaks to the rich
By Owen Lee, Staff Writer Prince Harry of Wales got engaged, and it’s to Meghan Markle, an American TV and film actress. It’s not everyday that someone becomes royalty! Not to get too gossipy here, but the two were rumored to have been dating as early as October 2016, even before they went public in November. She was previously married to Trevor Engleson, from 2011 … Continue reading The new royal couple: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
By Nikki Gregory, Contributing Writer Being a college student comes with many responsibilities, including completing homework assignments, studying for exams, writing papers, and even working to be able to afford your education. It only seems right that, in taking on all of these responsibilities, one would experience an unusually high stress level. So why is it that college professors are penalizing students for taking the … Continue reading Mandatory college attendance: helpful or harmful?