The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

(https://www.mastermindadventures.com/2021/04/01/aha-moments/) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu On Tuesday, November 9th, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth held a unique virtual event on zoom titled “Future Game State”: A Conversation About Massachusetts’ Game Economy and the Gametech Ecosystem. The lecture featured three local game economy experts: Krysten Callina, Ryan Canuel, and Alan Ritacco. Callina is the Founder of Mastermind Adventures LLC; she is a talent management … Continue reading The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

Capitalism Kills: Black Friday Traditions Need to Change

(https://foundationdigital.com/black-friday-kill-count/) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu The tradition of stores opening at midnight after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday (BF), needs to die – one person is killed, and nine people are injured on BF in the United States each year, according to thehustle.co. Stores should open around three hours early or preferably not alter their hours for BF at all. Employees are … Continue reading Capitalism Kills: Black Friday Traditions Need to Change

Getting Nostalgic About Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn rhepburn@umassdtorch It’s Christmas morning of the year 2006 and you race to the tree. After hurriedly trying to gather your family for the last hour, it’s finally time to open gifts. Your eyes meet with the present immediately. It may be a small box, but it has got a big present inside. Your parents know exactly what’s in there too, so … Continue reading Getting Nostalgic About Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

How Much is Too Much TikTok?

(https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54316992) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn rhepburn@umassd.edu “Here are three new cozy games I recommend….” Swipe. “Today is a no-bones day….” Swipe. Swipe. “The life of a typical….” Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. The background music changes with each swipe as the different creators choose various audios to best suit the message they are trying to get across, whether it be a joke, a story, a recommendation, or … Continue reading How Much is Too Much TikTok?

So Many Old (White) Men: The Struggle of New-Age Climate Activism

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu Currently, we are surrounded by predominantly white, male world leaders well beyond the prime of their lives. The average age of world leaders has increased since 1945 with a large percentage of them being above the age of 60, some even as old as 80. The exception would be select European countries who have younger, sometimes female leaders like … Continue reading So Many Old (White) Men: The Struggle of New-Age Climate Activism

Career Center to Hold Graduate and Professional School Fair

Career Center to Hold Graduate and Professional Schools Fair By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassdtorch For anyone interested in any form of graduate or professional schooling or just curious about what it entails, the 2021 Graduate and Professional Schools fair is the place to be. On Monday November 8 representatives from various graduate and professional schools, such as Roger Williams University School of Law, Suffolk … Continue reading Career Center to Hold Graduate and Professional School Fair

Black Women in Rock and The Rise of Willow

Black Women in Rock and the Rise of Willow By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu  Country, Hip-hip, Jazz, Rock; Black people do it all. In fact, Black people originated these music genres. So why is it still shocking when we see a black person dominating these fields. When Lil Nas X released “Old Town Road” the air of disbelief that followed was palpable. People could … Continue reading Black Women in Rock and The Rise of Willow

The Power Behind An Ant’s Bite

The Power Behind an Ant’s Bite By Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu Any person who has ever had the misfortune of being bitten or stung by an ant, a spider, or any such arthropods would know how painful it can be. These insects can latch on fiercely and oftentimes it’s impossible to shake them off. It is almost unbelievable how such small insects can pierce and cut … Continue reading The Power Behind An Ant’s Bite