Cryptocurrency: Future or Failure

By Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu If you live in the U.S., you were asked when filing taxes this year if you bought or traded any Bitcoin. It may have been a bit of a surprising question. I was amazed that something that seemed to exist solely on the internet would actually gain the attention of the IRS. My older relatives, especially my grandparents, didn’t even … Continue reading Cryptocurrency: Future or Failure

Long Live the Seals

By: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu You ever get that feeling of frustration when you get stuck cleaning up someone else’s mess? I’m sure anyone who ever worked in a fast food joint or a service industry can relate.  Anyone in the environmental conservation field feels the same way, having to clean up the damage our ancestors did from overhunting, to pollution, to over-logging, to the … Continue reading Long Live the Seals

Replacement of Humans with AI in the Workplace

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu The tour guide claps his hands together, signaling the factory tour’s start. One thing pops out to you as you are led from room to room. Where are all of the workers? The machines move in tandem, perfectly producing each product as a single supervisor watches from a glass window above.  This tour represents a generic factory in a … Continue reading Replacement of Humans with AI in the Workplace

Coronavirus Crash Course

By Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Covid-19 is a hot button issue that’s in the news 24/7 about new variants and outbreak statistics. However, not everyone knows what the coronavirus is and why it’s so deadly.  The coronavirus pandemic is caused by a virus, but what actually is a virus? Well, a virus is a highly organized cell-like object that has a strand of DNA or … Continue reading Coronavirus Crash Course

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