Man Declares Himself Galactic Emperor at Senate Meeting

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu *This article is written as a parody for the Torture. At the last meeting of the Republic Galactic Senate, Chancellor Sheev Palpatine declared a reformatting of the Republic in order to provide greater galactic stability for not just the men, but the women and children, too, following the attempted Jedi rebellion and the end of the Clone Wars. Before … Continue reading Man Declares Himself Galactic Emperor at Senate Meeting

As Long as it Makes Money

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode  bawobode@umass.edu  We seem to be in the era of biopics. From House of Gucci to Spencer and Pam and Tommy, there is a big push to watch real-life dramatics on the big screen. While these stories are exciting, it is easy to forget that the characters are not fictional, people lived through them, some of which are enthusiastic about these … Continue reading As Long as it Makes Money

Intellectual Risks are a Game of Life

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu It’s the first day after winter break in eighth grade, and you walk into homeroom. Students buzz and bubble into conversation as each of them are handed a sheet of paper. It is the high school decision form. There are two typical options, public high school or specialized trade school. Where will you go? Do you want to learn … Continue reading Intellectual Risks are a Game of Life

Covid-19 and Mental Health 

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu As the COVID 19 pandemic continues to restructure our world, many individuals across the globe struggle to adjust to their new realities. College students have been hit especially hard as the pandemic has forced radical transformations to their academic and personal lives. Due to this many college students are worse off both physically and mentally. They are reporting higher … Continue reading Covid-19 and Mental Health 

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

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

Acknowledging Our Roots, An In-Depth Look at Local Indigenous People’s Historical Past

(wikitravel.org) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn [rhepburn@umassd.edu] As Indigenous People’s Day occurred recently, on October 11th, it reminded me to acknowledge my small-town roots and do further research on my own hometown’s local Native American history. Massachusetts is an area rich in Native American history, and the town I grew up in, Wrentham, is specifically known for its ties to complex colonial-Native American relations.  When founded, … Continue reading Acknowledging Our Roots, An In-Depth Look at Local Indigenous People’s Historical Past

The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Why Has It Been So Severe?

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu  On September 30, 2021, the UMass Dartmouth Department of Political Science, the UMass Political Science Association, and the UMass Dartmouth Office of Faculty Development hosted a panel titled “The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Policies on Campus.” The panel was part of the “Quest for Peace and Justice: An International Conference on the Decolonization Process of Former UN … Continue reading The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Why Has It Been So Severe?

Bi Representation In Media: Is it Getting Better?

 J Engels  jengels@umassd.edu (image: Fandom Wikia)      In an era where LGBT people are finally becoming more accepted, it is more common than ever than ever to see queer characters appear in popular movies and TV shows. However, just because we see these queer characters on screen does not guarantee that their identity has been represented accurately . Real world stigmatization surrounding certain identities- such as … Continue reading Bi Representation In Media: Is it Getting Better?

Something old is new again: The long furby trend taking the internet by storm

(source: tumblr user Strange Aeons) by: Editor J. Engels email: jengels@umassd.edu Love or hate furbies, they’re coming back into fashion in a big way.  When they were first released back in the 90s, furbies were loved and hated in equal measure. Many shunned furbies for their uncanny appearance, and some even feared them because they could listen and respond to conversations. At one point, they … Continue reading Something old is new again: The long furby trend taking the internet by storm