What to expect from PAX East

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer For those who may not know, PAX East was in Boston from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday April 8, and I have had the incredible fortune of going this year, as well as the past two years. The Penny Arcade Expo is a video game convention that happens annually in Boston, featuring panels discussing various topics within the industry. These … Continue reading What to expect from PAX East

Exponential Flow: A journey into one man’s mental breakdown

This is a source of parody, satire, and humor and is for entertainment purposes only, published for the week of April Fools. Said posts or stories may or may not use real names, always in semi-real and/or mostly, or substantially, fictitious ways. As the purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice … Continue reading Exponential Flow: A journey into one man’s mental breakdown

Trouble comes in threes according to Stormy Daniels

This is a source of parody, satire, and humor and is for entertainment purposes only, published for the week of April Fools. Said posts or stories may or may not use real names, always in semi-real and/or mostly, or substantially, fictitious ways. As the purpose of said stories is to entertain and amuse and not to disparage any persons, or institutions, in any way and no malice … Continue reading Trouble comes in threes according to Stormy Daniels

MassPIRG investigates UMass Dartmouth’s energy potential

By Alex Kerravala, staff Writer While the majority of us were able to enjoy our time on Spring Break, MassPIRG was hard at work, both locally and federally, for separate campaigns. For starters, MassPIRG worked with their sister group Environment America and released a study, showing the offshore wind potential for Massachusetts. For those who may know, offshore wind energy is the use of wind … Continue reading MassPIRG investigates UMass Dartmouth’s energy potential

Death penalty for drug charges are hollow threats

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer President Trump has, on multiple occasion and with different levels of subtlety, called for the ultimate solution to the War on Drugs: the death penalty for drug dealers. Now, while this would drastically reduce the number of drug dealers in the US, it’s hard to take this as a positive. According to a Quinnipiac University study, roughly 75 percent of … Continue reading Death penalty for drug charges are hollow threats

Walidah Imarisha on the importance of Black Science Fiction

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer To close Black History Month and kick off women’s month, self-proclaimed “rebel by reason” Walidah Imarisha visited UMass Dartmouth to point out passive racisms in our society, as well as discuss Black science fiction writings, and share some of her spoken poetry. “A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar … Continue reading Walidah Imarisha on the importance of Black Science Fiction

Kentucky families cry out against marriage age minimum

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On March 16, Kentucky state legislature passed a bill raising the minimum age to marry from 13 to 16, a bill that was fiercely opposed to by impassioned, family oriented Christians. While the bill passing is a step in the right direction, the backlash to the proposal was nothing short of disgusting. For background, all states generally require those 17 … Continue reading Kentucky families cry out against marriage age minimum

LORE: A truly terrifying podcast

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Anyone who has been enthralled with ghost and monster stories alike will get everything they want and more out of the podcast Lore, written and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Currently standing at 80 episodes and counting, Lore is a “bi-weekly podcast about the frightening history of common folklore.” Mahnke tells all true stories about ghosts, haunted dolls, the Jersey Devil, … Continue reading LORE: A truly terrifying podcast

Awards can’t keep up with movie production

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer With the rise in video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, the amount of movies each year has risen significantly. Now, while the majority of movies Netflix has chosen to publish are nothing special, such as the overly preachy BRIGHT or the confusing for the sake of confusing Cloverfield Paradox. Netflix isn’t the only service producing films of varying … Continue reading Awards can’t keep up with movie production

Black Lives Matter on campus panel

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer To close off Black History Month, there was a Black Lives Matter (BLM) panel held in the Library Grand reading room on Tuesday, February 27. The panelists included Eric James, a crime and justice junior, Eric Larson, Assistant Crime and Justice Professor, Alexandra Moniz, Enrollment Systems Coordinator, and Kendra Hicks, director of radical philanthropy. The panel included a brief history … Continue reading Black Lives Matter on campus panel