Losing a FRIEND like Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry, the famous actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the TV show Friends, passed away in a suspected drowning at the age of 54. His loss greatly affected fans worldwide; tributes flowed in from fans, co-stars, and HBO. Perry, whilst appreciated for his role in Friends, hoped to be remembered for his post-show efforts in combating addiction, having opened a sober house. Continue reading Losing a FRIEND like Matthew Perry

 

Project 2025 and the Mandate for Leadership: Conservative Promise or Threat?

The Heritage Foundation has created Project 2025, a collaboration among over 70 conservative groups, detailing a reform plan in case of a Republican victory in the 2024 elections. The plan identifies significant American problems, aiming to restore family values, dismantle administrative state power, protect national sovereignty and borders, and secure individual rights. It includes proposed policies on family welfare, education, government accountability, international agreements, immigration, and economic growth, issues like gender identity, critical race theory, and Big Tech. Continue reading Project 2025 and the Mandate for Leadership: Conservative Promise or Threat?

 

Mental Health in the USA: A Short History

Mental health awareness has increased, with an estimated 10% of the world’s population experiencing mental illness. In the U.S, 41% of these cases are undiagnosed, and 60% of diagnosed individuals lack access to treatment, costing the country $190 billion annually. Various organizations including MAMHI, established by Clifford Whittingham Beers, and SAMHSA, work tirelessly to increase public awareness and facilitate accessible treatments. National prevention and awareness campaigns occur annually, and ongoing research aims to reduce patients and deaths from mental illness.
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A Near Livable Wage for All: Massachusetts Legislators Push for $20 Minimum Wage

(Image via fieldfirst.com) Staff Writer: Jesse Magnifico Email: jmagnifico@umassd.edu Senator Jason Lewis, other legislators, and the Raise Up Massachusetts Coalition are advocating for another minimum wage increase to $20 by 2027. If passed, the increase would make the Bay State have the highest minimum wage in the country. A bill passed in 2018 has gradually bumped the minimum wage to $15, which took full effect … Continue reading A Near Livable Wage for All: Massachusetts Legislators Push for $20 Minimum Wage

 

A Real-Life Indiana Jones Mystery

(Image via msn.com) Business Manager: Brendan Flaherty Email: bflaherty1@umassd.edu Have you ever wanted to solve a real-life mystery like a true adventurer like Indian Jones? Look no further than the British Museum in Montague Pl, London. Recently, The British Museum reported that over 2000 items were found stolen from their inventory of various sizes and values. According to CBS News, the museum admitted that “the … Continue reading A Real-Life Indiana Jones Mystery

 

The FIFA World Cup is Coming to Boston in 2026

(Image via gillettestadium.com) Volunteer Writer: Emma Bowser Email: ebowser@umassd.edu The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football in English), more commonly known as FIFA, has announced that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be taking place in a total of 16 different cities in North America.  According to Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, “16 amazing Host Cities will make all of … Continue reading The FIFA World Cup is Coming to Boston in 2026

 

Millionaire Murdaugh Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charges

(Image via nyimes.com) Staff Writer: Sakara De Gil-Balija Email: sdegilbalija@umassd.edu On September 21st, Alex Murdaugh, 55, a famed lawyer in South Carolina and convicted murderer, pleaded guilty to additional money laundering charges in connection to his case. Murdaugh has been charged with over twenty counts of financial fraud and has yet to be sentenced by the state. The millionaire has gained the nation’s attention due … Continue reading Millionaire Murdaugh Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charges

 

Football Fan Dies of Injuries Accrued During Fight at Gillette Stadium Dolphins vs. Patriots Game

(Image via gofundme.com) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda  Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Football fans are some of America’s most hardcore and passionate sports fans. Finding people who are more loyal and dedicated to their chosen team is hard. However, this passion and loyalty can lead to violence between fans of rival teams that ends in unfair tragedy.  A New Hampshire resident and avid New England Patriots fan, Dale … Continue reading Football Fan Dies of Injuries Accrued During Fight at Gillette Stadium Dolphins vs. Patriots Game

 

Students & Faculty Concerned about Campus Accessibility

(Photographed by Staff Photographer Lilly Lafleur) Volunteer Writer: Emma Bowser Email: ebowser@umassd.edu Campus accessibility has always been a pressing issue for post-secondary education, and as a result, many disabled individuals have been unable to attend college and earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.  According to the Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America: 2023, the amount of disabled individuals with a bachelor’s degree or … Continue reading Students & Faculty Concerned about Campus Accessibility

 

Important Updates to the Writing and Multiliteracy Center

(Photographed by Staff Photographer Lilly Lafleur) Arts & Entertainment Editor: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu The Writing and Multiliteracy Center (WMC) is now open and ready for another great year!  The WMC offers help with writing, brainstorming, organization, presentations, and anything else you need help with concerning your writing skills.  Tutoring sessions at the WMC aren’t limited to essays for English and writing classes – the … Continue reading Important Updates to the Writing and Multiliteracy Center