English lecturer turned Crohn’s researcher: Chris Peter

By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor You’ve heard people say it: some people are good at math and science, and some are good in the humanities. But why can’t someone be good at both? Chris Peter is a perfect example of this, as she is a part-time English lecturer, and is also pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemistry and is currently researching Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading English lecturer turned Crohn’s researcher: Chris Peter

A Massachusetts bill that could prevent employer abuse

By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor Do you think that companies should be able to waive their employees’ rights to file lawsuits against them? Did you know that this was even allowed? Well, a bill is attempting to be passed in Boston that prohibits this type of behavior that has been going on for quite some time. And honestly, I don’t know why this … Continue reading A Massachusetts bill that could prevent employer abuse

Nancy Pelosi is an inspiration to all

By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor On Wednesday, February 7, Nancy Pelosi stood up to make an 8-hour long speech about the DACA Dreamers and the necessity to protect them. For the majority of her incredibly long speech, she spoke about particular Dreamers and their stories of success in the United States. This was in protest of the bipartisan deal that funded the government … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi is an inspiration to all

AR-15 style guns should be banned

By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor On November 1, our country experienced another horrific shooting, which took place outside of San Antonio, Texas, and at least 26 people were killed. There are so many different facets of this horrible story to cover, from the shooter’s history of mental illness, to his time with the Air Force. However, I want to focus on the type … Continue reading AR-15 style guns should be banned

How did Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam die?

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River, according to Reuters. She was a 65-year-old judge named Sheila Abdus-Salaam, and was an associate judge of New York’s highest court. The NYPD finds this death suspicious, since it’s mot known as to how Abdus-Salaam ended up in … Continue reading How did Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam die?

NSBE student members find success at conference

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer From March 29 to April 2, fifteen UMass Dartmouth student members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) went to the 43rd Annual NSBE Convention in Kansas City, Mo. These students left with job offers, business contacts, and lessons in academic and professional development. NSBE is an organization that started more than 40 years ago, but has the same … Continue reading NSBE student members find success at conference

Counter-point: The attack on Syria was a mistake

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Trump has created some extreme tension between Syria and the United States recently. The United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a government airbase in Syria, in response to the chemical weapons attacks imposed on Syrian citizens by the Syrian government, which caused dozens of fatalities. According to CNN Politics, “[The attack] represents a substantial escalation of the US military … Continue reading Counter-point: The attack on Syria was a mistake

Men’s tennis topples Suffolk

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 11, the Corsairs faced Suffolk University at the UMass Dartmouth court. Junior Justin Torres of Dighton, Mass., and doubles partner Patrick Pacheco of Fall River, Mass., suffered an 8-3 loss at No. 2. Shortly after, senior Corey Rafter and Anthony Joseph of Fairhaven, Mass., ended the match with an 8-2 decision facing Suffolk University’s  Francesco Saia of … Continue reading Men’s tennis topples Suffolk