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

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?

How to Prepare for your Covid-19 Vaccine

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu We are now over a year into the Covid-19 Pandemic and slowly but surely vaccines are being rolled out to the public. Getting vaccinated is doing your part to keep not only yourself safe but also those around you to get things headed in the right direction. So, if you are interested, what does getting a Covid-19 Vaccine look like … Continue reading How to Prepare for your Covid-19 Vaccine

UMassD’s Student Focus Group is a step in the Right Direction

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu When I heard that  the UMD administration would be holding a student focus group, I was skeptical that it would not actually be a forum but another disappointing town hall where the Q & A portion was mere formality. I attended the focus group with low expectations- and I’m happy to report that they were surpassed.  It seems, at last, … Continue reading UMassD’s Student Focus Group is a step in the Right Direction

If You Love ___ so Much, Why Don’t You Marry it?! (The Torchure)

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu We all have definitely heard the expression “If you love “x”, why don’t you marry it?!” when people get fussy and I’m going to have a fantastic time adding to the band wagon. I am cracking my knuckles, stretching out, and I’m gonna let you have it. Ready? If you love the gym so much, why don’t you marry it? … Continue reading If You Love ___ so Much, Why Don’t You Marry it?! (The Torchure)

Timothy Treadwell is a mentally ill icon <3 (The Torchure)

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu There’s some celebrities I hear about and I wonder, what’s the big deal? Why is everyone so obsessed with this average looking goon? More often than not, to me, celebrity worship feels like a pointless waste of life.  But there’s one celebrity I’ll make an exception for, one man whose reputation truly lives up to the hype: golden haired,  cherub … Continue reading Timothy Treadwell is a mentally ill icon ❤ (The Torchure)

Letter To The Editor: Student Leaders Call for Vice Chancellor Finning’s Resignation

Letter to The Editor Written by: Liz Anusauskas: eanusauskas@umassd.eduTatiana DosSantos: tdossantos@umassd.eduJasmine Jenkins: jjenkins1@umassd.eduDakeyla Johnson: djohnson11@umassd.eduIsabelle Joseph: ijoseph@umassd.eduPearl McCarthy: pamonumccarthy@umassd.edu Introduction Written By Editor-In-Chief: James Mellen Jmellen@Umassd.edu Today, March 31st 2021, six students sent a letter to Chancellor Mark Fuller and Deputy Chancellor Mark Preble demanding the immediate resignation of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Shannon Finning. The students who drafted and sent this letter include … Continue reading Letter To The Editor: Student Leaders Call for Vice Chancellor Finning’s Resignation

How COVID is Causing a Gender Identity Crisis

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu As I scroll through social media lately I’ve been noticing something: more and more users- (including, as of recently, a celebrity as big as Halsey)- are putting “they” pronouns in their bios. Seeing that people are comfortable  enough to openly display these pronouns is a refreshing sign that  non-binary gender identities are starting to be destigmatized, but there are those … Continue reading How COVID is Causing a Gender Identity Crisis

amazon is consuming us all

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu Everyone you have come to know and love has more than likely purchased at least one item off of the all encompassing website called amazon. This website has become the world’s largest online marketplace, live-streaming platform with Twitch, and AI assistant provider measured by revenue and market capitalization. Amazon is currently the largest Internet company by revenue in the world. Almost … Continue reading amazon is consuming us all

Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu A roaring success with critics, Raya and the Last Dragon looks promising overall. Positive critical reception, however, does not excuse the fact that Disney, ever greedy corporation that they are, is getting away with charging subscribers of their streaming an additional  just to watch it. Even if it did- even if I, personally, wasn’t morally against supporting this latest of … Continue reading Disney’s Latest Movie is A Dragon Designer’s Nightmare