Family gets caught smuggling deceased family member to Canada

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Have you ever heard the expression, “Healthcare costs are so high you might as well smuggle your deceased dad’s 80 year-old body to Canada,” before? No? Well, based on events that happened March 31st, that might just become the next hit phrase. At around 2:30 in the morning on Sunday, a van was stopped at the border between Vermont and … Continue reading Family gets caught smuggling deceased family member to Canada

20 Cent sets to deliver, as Cabaret debuts Thursday, April 25th

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Cabaret, a musical set in 1931 Berlin, is coming to UMass Dartmouth through our own theater company, 20 Cent Fiction. The play features wartime Berlin as the Nazis rise to power, displaying a society that works to accommodate the drastic changes from that time period. It focuses on the nightlife scene from a club known as the Kit Kat Klub. … Continue reading 20 Cent sets to deliver, as Cabaret debuts Thursday, April 25th

Food that feeds your Seoul

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. You know you’re going to enjoy the restaurant when, on the only two wide-screen TVs, they’re simultaneously playing Little Shop of Horrors and K-pop. It definitely sets the mood for the kind of meal you’ll have at From the Seoul, right down the road in Dartmouth. The aesthetics of this place are fairly standard, it’s open, spacious, and there’s that … Continue reading Food that feeds your Seoul

America fails at having common sense thanks to the Momo challenge

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. There are a few unstoppable forces in this world: hurricanes, climate change, and aggravated mothers on social media to name a few. Recently one of those three has been up in arms towards an internet sensation known as Momo. While Momo itself has been debunked, many other dark corners of the internet continue to exist and raise the question: should … Continue reading America fails at having common sense thanks to the Momo challenge

Art and activism: Guerrilla girls challenge the norm

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Whenever the phrase “guerrilla warfare,” is heard, people normally think of rebel groups fighting oppressive regimes with an odd assortment of craftily-handled weapons. With the activist group Guerrilla Girls, this phrase hits the mark fairly well. However, the activist weapons are more unusual than most guerrilla groups; masks, artistic activism, and a message to bring female artists to the limelight … Continue reading Art and activism: Guerrilla girls challenge the norm

Empire star accused of faking a hate crime…on himself

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Jussie Smollett has been successful in many endeavors; he is a music producer, open about his sexuality to curb stigma against gay culture, and a famous actor. However, recently he found something he falls short in−faking hate crimes. In late January, Smollett, a star of the highly accredited show Empire, filed a police report stating that he was the victim … Continue reading Empire star accused of faking a hate crime…on himself

Why Flint’s citizens still tap out on tap water

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. In 2015, the United States experienced a scandal that shook the nation; Flint, Michigan became known for its lead poisoning instead of its drastically high crime rate and economy. However, the question that has recently arisen is singing a different tune: is that scandal still as severe? The city had switched their water source from Lake Huron to Flint River. … Continue reading Why Flint’s citizens still tap out on tap water