Give up your phones! (after finals)

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer Last week, my phone broke. It wouldn’t even turn on, and after a quick visit to the AT&T store and then the cell phone repair shop in the mall, I was left without a phone, for at least the week while it was being sent out and repaired. We’ve all heard the same criticisms from older folks saying we millennials … Continue reading Give up your phones! (after finals)

Soul Sightings: Eradicating the disease of religious fanaticism

By Swami Yogatmananda, UMass Dartmouth Hindu Chaplain The recent massacre of over 300 worshippers in a Sufi mosque in Egypt has again highlighted, in blood-red colors, the urgency to act against religious fanaticism, in all its forms, and its inevitable outcome of bloodshed. The psychology of how this disease advances, gets combined with individual greed, and political and national extremism, leading ultimately to unstoppable hatred … Continue reading Soul Sightings: Eradicating the disease of religious fanaticism

Theater Jam: 24 hours of coffee and creation

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Theater productions at UMass Dartmouth are known for their raunchy sense of humor and the amount of commitment and effort that goes into their production. But what if a play was created in only a day instead of two months? That’s the very question Sawyer Pollitt pondered when he, along with other talented performers. created “Theater Jam.” Theater Jam is … Continue reading Theater Jam: 24 hours of coffee and creation

Justice League is a culmination of mediocrity

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer It’s not the cinematic train wreck that was Suicide Squad, or the 300-million-dollar insult Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Nor is it the triumphant success of Wonder Woman, a film that really understood its central character, and why she has endured as an icon for over 75 years. No, Justice League is more akin to 2013’s Man of Steel, … Continue reading Justice League is a culmination of mediocrity

Home on the range: Slime edition

By Emily Lannon, Arts and Entertainment Editor Slime Rancher is a new game released in August 2017 by indie developer Monomi Park. The game takes place, as expected, on a ranch as players take the role of Beatrice Lebeau the new owner of the “Far Far Range” somewhere out in space. The goal of the game is simple, farm slimes. These adorable gelatinous organisms come … Continue reading Home on the range: Slime edition

Mental Note bring holiday cheer

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On Friday, December 1st, UMass Dartmouth’s Mental Note acapella group opened up this festive month with a winter concert, featuring students performing some of my favorite seasonal songs. The energy was high as the group performed some of the most fun Christmas carols, such as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, as well as some more … Continue reading Mental Note bring holiday cheer

Follow up: Chiefs stick with Reid, lose to Jets

By Justin McKinney, Sports Editor In the wake of Ben McAdoo being fired by the Giants one has to wonder when Andy Reid’s day of reckoning will be coming with the Chiefs. What started out as a banner year for the Chiefs given their 5-0 record and the thrashings they have doled against the Patriots and Eagles, has quickly become a living nightmare for Chiefs … Continue reading Follow up: Chiefs stick with Reid, lose to Jets