By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Mountaineer and humanitarian Dan Mazur shared stories of his expeditions up Mount Everest, as well as his environmental and societal efforts, during the Center for Indic Studies’ first seminar of the spring 2019 semester. The multimedia presentation held on Thursday, February 21 included photos and videos Mazur has captured on his many adventures up Everest, the highest mountain above sea … Continue reading Mt. Everest climber shares how to improve the environment
By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk. Starbucks made a seemingly momentous sustainability move this past summer. With the anti-straw movement gaining popularity, there is a growing pressure on companies and individuals to ditch plastic straws. One of the leading coffee corporations, Starbucks, have joined the cause. We all know the dilemma of plastic straws; the small, lightweight plastic cannot make it through most recycling equipment, so … Continue reading Starbucks replaces plastic straw with plastic
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Wednesday February 20, 2019, UMassD’s Counselling Center, Director Dave and Kate Perry with Beth Anne Guthrie as the host screened The ‘S’ film movie in the Library Grand Reading Room. Mental illness is a health condition that causes changes to a person’s thinking, mood and behavior. Suicide is one of the leading deaths in America. Approximately, 1.3 million people … Continue reading The ‘S’ Word film examines mental health
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Anytime House of Deliberations has an event, it is a guarantee that hot takes will fly, interesting videos will be shown, and divergent opinions will be shared. On February 26, House of Deliberations kept up this tradition with another event centered around a hotly-contested topic; ‘all racial slurs should be weighed equally.’ The poster for the event featured mugshots of … Continue reading House of Deliberations Ask: Are all slurs equal?
By Assistant Editor-In-Chief Sebastian Moronta Blanco. Yesterday morning, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill to testify before the House Oversight Committee. His testimony contained several allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the President, and asserted that Michael Cohen committed numerous crimes “at the direction of and coordination with” the President. This hearing takes place months after Michael Cohen … Continue reading Cohen on the hot seat as House Oversight Committee deliberates
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Sigma Phi Rho Fraternity, Inc. and the Black Student Union held their 7th annual Black History Month show located in the Main Auditorium on February 16, 2019. The show promptly started at 5:30 PM, however doors opened at 4:30 PM. The show began and opened up with the “Black Migrations: Movement of the People.” The Preshow was a kekeli African … Continue reading 7th annual Black History Month show recap
By Staff Writer James Mellen III The UMass Dartmouth Residence Assistance have officially started the process of forming a workers union. The way workers unions are formed is through the gathering of union cards. Say that an employee has agreed to allow a union to represent them in collective bargaining with their employer. Once over thirty-percent of workers have signed these cards, they are submitted … Continue reading UMassD Housing Residence plans to form union