Bohemian Rhapsody, a True Masterpiece

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. *Spoiler Alert* Queen, they are Rock and Roll royalty. There are very few people who haven’t heard their music or know who they are. But not too many people know their story, until now. If you’ve been a die-hard fan of this band like myself, you’ve been impatiently waiting for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody since the first trailer appeared almost … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody, a True Masterpiece

Letter to the Chancellor

By Contributing Writers Andrea Bickford, Sierra Howie, and James Kennedy. Dear Chancellor Johnson: Our names are, Andrea Bickford, a Biology major and Sustainability minor, Sierra Howie, A Nursing major, and James Kennedy, a Small Business major. We, and our peers in Principles of Sustainability who voted to endorse this letter, are some of the many students here at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth working tirelessly … Continue reading Letter to the Chancellor

Holiday gift guide made easy

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner…and no pun intended. Okay, maybe just a little bit, but it is a great song. With the holidays quickly approaching it’s time to start checking your list twice. Your holiday shopping could not be made easier with this easy to follow guide. For Mom Mom is there for … Continue reading Holiday gift guide made easy

Do we really need our textbooks?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe If you ask anyone in a university these days about buying textbooks, they’ll probably groan and say something like “they’re way to expensive for the little amount that they’re used.” It’s a daunting thought that you’ll buy hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of textbooks in one semester and hardly ever actually use the book. And if you try … Continue reading Do we really need our textbooks?

Those things are just “plane”scary

By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. This past week, one of the deadliest commercial plane crashes in years occurred when Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea off of the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 on board. Just minutes into their flight to Pangkal Pinang, the flight crew asked for permission to turn back towards the Indonesian capital of Jakarta after experiencing some … Continue reading Those things are just “plane”scary

The smartest state proves it deserves that title in elections

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer. On Tuesday November 6, America held its midterm elections. This was a very important election and had an impressive number of voters compared to the last midterm elections. Voters of the midterm elections helped to set quite a few records from the youngest ever woman elected to Congress, elected by a New York district, to the first openly homosexual governor … Continue reading The smartest state proves it deserves that title in elections

Ben & Jerry’s takes a stand against Trump

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. On October 30th, Ben & Jerry’s released a politically charged pint of ice cream called Pecan Resist. Now you may ask yourself, how exactly does an ice cream become politically charged? Well, Ben & Jerry’s laid the groundwork down for us. First step, get a mélange of flavors ranging from white and dark fudge chunks, an ensemble of nuts, and … Continue reading Ben & Jerry’s takes a stand against Trump

Lab-Grown meat is only around the corner?

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. In 2018 the vegan movement is stronger than ever, and the market is reflecting these societal changes in ethics and dietary needs. San Francisco based company ‘Just’ is taking the lead on what could become commercially viable lab-grown meat. In the past, ‘Just’ has produced and sold a number of vegan food substitutes including ranch dressing, chipotle mayonnaise, and egg … Continue reading Lab-Grown meat is only around the corner?

House of Deliberations ask: Black-on-Black crime, what is it good for?

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Since civilization’s beginning, people have been debating the issues of their time. Back in Ancient Athens, Socrates debated philosophy and nowadays two random people on twitter can debate for hours over Ariana Grande’s new single. Last week, the organization House of Deliberations invited students for a casual debate over the topic of black-on-black crime. The House of Deliberations (HoD) is … Continue reading House of Deliberations ask: Black-on-Black crime, what is it good for?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and UMassD join forces

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. Big Brothers Big Sisters has collaborated with the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement to bring this mentoring program to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The organization pairs bigs (campus students) with littles (children ages 7-12) together to create friendships and mentoring to children in the New Bedford Community. Jenny Bautista the Community Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator of Big Brothers Big … Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and UMassD join forces