Microtransactions are still tainting video games

By Contributing Writer Harry Sullivan-Silva. On October 5th, 2018, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the newest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise was released, featuring stunning graphics and an interesting story. But nestled in the “pause” menu sits and option called “Time Savers” which offers the ability to pay to not play. For $9.99 the player can increase the amount of experience points earned, making their character … Continue reading Microtransactions are still tainting video games

Just a Bad Reputation? Why Correia Should Step Down.

By Contributing Writer Landry Mendes. In the month of Nov. 2018, Fall River citizens collected over six thousand signatures to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia after he was charged with federal fraud, according to The Herald News. Except, citizens shouldn’t have to recall him. For the sake of the city’s already negative reputation, Correia should just step down, the sooner, the better.  “Why should we have … Continue reading Just a Bad Reputation? Why Correia Should Step Down.

Schools Do Not Accommodate Students with Learning Disabilities

By Contributing Writer Julie Dunn. Let’s just say I didn’t have the greatest relationship with my school desk. It seemed that no matter how hard I tried, information just wouldn’t stick inside my poor brain. Math, in particular, was my kryptonite. But unlike Superman, I sadly did not have any powers that kept me from failing each and every math exam.   I mean I was … Continue reading Schools Do Not Accommodate Students with Learning Disabilities

Mental Note sings in the Holidays

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. This past Sunday was the first annual Winter Showcase put on by UMass Dartmouth’s premiere acapella group, Mental Note. This event brought the holiday spirit to campus in the best way these folks know how, with a song.  With introductions by Mental Note president, Rachel Ferrante, it was explained that this event has a dual purpose. The Winter Showcase gives … Continue reading Mental Note sings in the Holidays

Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. On Thursday, November twenty second, millions of people gathered on the crowded sidewalks of New York City, or in front of their television sets to watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to kick off the holiday season.  Macy’s has been hosting this parade since 1924, this year’s parade marking ninety two years, and is going down in history as … Continue reading Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

No, Disney is not selling out.

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. For those who don’t know, “Selling out” is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person’s integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money, according to Wikipedia.   Those who believe that Disney is selling out use the new movies as a reason. They find something wrong with each one.   They argue that the … Continue reading No, Disney is not selling out.

Wind Ensemble fall concert takes over Angus A. Bailey Theatre

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe The Angus A. Bailey theatre was filled with the melodic stylings of UMass Dartmouth’s own Wind Ensemble led by Conductor and College of Visual and Performing Arts professor Tobias Monte, Tuesday November 27.   Audience members entered the space to sounds of horns warming up back stage, slight chatter, and the Wii shop theme music lightly being plucked out by the … Continue reading Wind Ensemble fall concert takes over Angus A. Bailey Theatre