Iran Exits the World Cup, But Player Safety Remains in Concern

Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu Iran was officially eliminated from the World Cup in a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of the United States last Tuesday. As the players make the return to their home country, concerns over their safety have become a critical matter.  Back in September of 2022, mass protests broke out across Iran in reaction to the death of Masha … Continue reading Iran Exits the World Cup, But Player Safety Remains in Concern

Top 10 Toy Brands You Will Probably be Purchasing from This Christmas Season

(Image via eparenting.co) Volunteer Writer: Brendan Flaherty Email: bflaherty1@umassd.edu We have all surely realized by now that the holidays are upon us. It’s that lovely time of year when people can exchange gifts or celebrate their favorite holidays with family. It might be challenging to create a list of gifts that appeal to the younger members of your family, so we did the research for … Continue reading Top 10 Toy Brands You Will Probably be Purchasing from This Christmas Season

NASA’s Successful Launch Begins Artemis I Mission

Volunteer Writer: Mckenzie Ferrari Email: mferrari@umassd.edu “On behalf of all the men and women across our great nation who have worked to bring this hardware together to make this day possible, and for the Artemis generation: this is for you. I give you a go to resume count and launch Artemis I.” In the early hours of November 16th, 2022, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, launch director for … Continue reading NASA’s Successful Launch Begins Artemis I Mission

Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Caitlyn Jenner’s Hurtful Tweets

(Image via rollingstone.com)  Volunteer Writer: Sakara De Gil-Balija  Email: sdegilbalija@umassd.edu  Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender Tik Tok influencer, founded her fanbase in her “Days of Girlhood” series, where she talks about different struggles and triumphs that her transition has brought to her.  Her eight million fans, or ‘friends,’ as she calls them, follow as Mulvaney brings to light the ugly and more beautiful sides of transitioning, … Continue reading Dylan Mulvaney Responds to Caitlyn Jenner’s Hurtful Tweets

It’s Time to Destress

(Image via bannerhealth.com) Volunteer Writer: Brett Talbot Email: btalbot@umassd.edu When I was stuck at home and constantly fighting the Wi-Fi during two whole semesters of remote learning, it made sense to feel a bit stressed out. But even after my classes transitioned back into a face-to-face setting, the stress didn’t magically go away. Whether it stems from personal matters, feeling overloaded with work, or even … Continue reading It’s Time to Destress

Who Let the Minks Out?

(Image via wbay.com) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  For the people of Australia, rabbits are some of the most destructive beings in all the land.   It sounds like an exaggeration; but, the Australian rabbit population has devastated the land for generations, feeding on farmers’ crops and generally running rampant without any natural predators to keep them in check.  For those who aren’t history buffs, … Continue reading Who Let the Minks Out?

Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu Ticketmaster has received extreme backlash resulting from the botched sale of tickets for Taylor Swift’s newest stadium tour. The process of Swift’s tour ticket sales has prompted the Department of Justice’s antitrust division to investigate Ticketmaster and LiveNation for monopolizing the ticket sale industry.   On November 1st, Taylor Swift announced that she would be going on tour in 2023. … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster Disaster

LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

(Image via ew.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu As the Holiday season takes hold, many of us remember the years we sat together with family and older relatives, talking about “the good ol’ days.” Uncle Jimmy always rambling on about all the concerts he went to in the early 90s.  You’ve heard all his stories before, it’s practically an unofficial holiday tradition at this … Continue reading LiveNation-Ticketmaster Monopoly Generates Tension Over the Live Entertainment Industry

What’s All the Controversy About the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

(Image via http://www.mojidelano.com) Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu  In April of 2010 FIFA’s ex-president, Sepp Blatter, endorsed the idea of having a World Cup take place in the Arab World, saying that “the Arabic world deserves a World Cup. They have 22 countries and have not had any opportunity to organize the tournament.” So on December 2nd, 2010, it was announced that Qatar would … Continue reading What’s All the Controversy About the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

UMass Dartmouth’s Fantastic Football Season Comes to an End at Ithaca

(Image via @umassdathletics / Instagram) Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Saturday, November 19th  After winning the MASCAC title for the first time ever, UMass Dartmouth went to Ithaca for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ithaca College showed why they were Liberty League champions and undefeated at 10-0, as they went on to defeat the Corsairs 63-20. Ithaca was led by senior QB … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Fantastic Football Season Comes to an End at Ithaca