By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Monday, April 3,“Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture” was held as part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Coppélia Kahn, an internationally recognized Shakespeare scholar and Professor Emerita of English and Gender Studies at Brown University, delivered the lecture, titled, “The Feud as Fate in Romeo and Juliet”. This lecture was based in part on the movie, Romeo + Juliet from 1996. … Continue reading Shakespeare scholar celebrates Romeo and Juliet
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer “I have to make an appointment with my advisor so I can pick classes this week,” I said to my girlfriend across the room. She looked at me, confused, and said, “What’s an advising hold? At UMass Amherst I never even met my advisor.” This was when I first realized that not all schools have “advising holds,” and in fact, … Continue reading Should we have advising holds?
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer In a phone call on Thursday afternoon, Trump told Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, that the U.S. would be willing to take military action against North Korea if needed. Trump said this because of the missile test that North Korea conducted mid-February that ultimately failed. Some may be asking, “Well, could this missile actually do severe damage to our … Continue reading Trump’s threat to North Korea
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 21, the Corsairs faced Salve Regina at home, and found their first victory at this match. All six Corsairs picked up at least one win between the singles and doubles flights on the afternoon. In the doubles competition, UMass Dartmouth started with an early lead, and won two of the three pairings. Senior Corey Rafter of Franklin, … Continue reading First win and a loss for the men’s tennis team
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Remember when everyone scoffed at Bernie becoming president? When people pointed and laughed at “Feel the Bern” stickers? Well guess what? Bernie’s back, and better than ever! Sanders just did what everyone thought was impossible: taking over the Trump administration and destroying every one of the policies Trump has put into place, along with stealing the beloved Melania Trump from … Continue reading Bernie becomes president through flash mob
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to see gigantic moose with your own eyes? More importantly, have you ever wanted to perhaps ride one of these moose? Well, you’re in for a treat! The Maine Mountain Moose team is looking for new athletes to march with these creatures into the night and never look back. The first march for the team was … Continue reading Maine Mountain Moose March
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Boston Medical Center received a $25 million gift this March, which is the highest donation that they have received to date. The center plans to use this money to help them launch a new opioid center. The name of this new center will be “Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine,” named after the billionaire investor John Grayken and his wife, Eilene, … Continue reading $25 million gift used for new opioid center
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer This year at the Fall Family Festival, I saw a familiar face that I had never actually seen in person. It was a face that I had seen on the UMass Dartmouth home page, and even in the Monday Updates we receive in our Zimbra (now Outlook) mailbox. It was Chancellor Helm, the man who has been the leader of … Continue reading Thank you, Interim Chancellor Helm
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On March 10, the Corsairs women’s basketball team competed in the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship Sectional Semifinals against SUNY New Paltz in Amherst, Mass. UMass Dartmouth had a successful attack throughout, with four out of five of the starters scoring at least eight points. Junior Alicia Kutil posted a game-high of 17 points and 9 rebounds, with senior Rachel … Continue reading Corsairs success ends in sectional finals
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Recently, the people of our country have been particularly worried about the future of our planet, especially with our current political situation. The temperature of our planet is rapidly increasing and the endangerment of many animal species has gotten progressively worse. However, here in Massachusetts, we are helping the planet just a little bit with our black bear population consistently … Continue reading Should we be concerned about the growing black bear population?