By Staff Writer James Mellen III. When I was younger, my dad told me stories about workers’ strikes in the liquor industry, and how it affected my grandfather’s store. He told me that the liquor salesman who delivered to my grandfather’s store told him not to cross the picket line, but he did anyway, and someone threw a brick through the window of his establishment. … Continue reading Stop & Shop deserves to strike
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. When the Red Sox won the world series earlier this year, many Boston sports fans immediately started to follow their fall and winter home teams. With the Brady-Belichick dynasty showing no signs of slowing down, and the Celtics boasting a loaded, all-star caliber roster, Beantown began to wonder how many consecutive championships their city would win. While the Patriots … Continue reading Boston’s championship streak in danger as Celtics’ struggles continue
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. While the road to the 2020 election still looms ahead of us (and honestly, after only a month of politicians announcing their exploratory committees it feels as though it’s been looming behind us as well), the discourse surrounding it has primarily focused on the last presidential election in 2016. However, this election cycle has already broken all of the … Continue reading Will 2020 be the political shift America needs?
By Staff Writer James Mellen III The UMass Dartmouth Residence Assistance have officially started the process of forming a workers union. The way workers unions are formed is through the gathering of union cards. Say that an employee has agreed to allow a union to represent them in collective bargaining with their employer. Once over thirty-percent of workers have signed these cards, they are submitted … Continue reading UMassD Housing Residence plans to form union
By Staff Writer James Mellen III A chapter of the non-profit organization Best Buddies has been formed at Umass Dartmouth. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The club is being founded by Junior Sociology major Anastasia … Continue reading Best Buddies kicks off at UMassD
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. Atlanta rapper 21 Savage is apparently a citizen of the British Empire and has been detained by ICE for overstaying his visa. He is currently in a detention facility and is facing a ten year ban from the United States. 21 Savage was born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph to a pair of Afro-Caribbean parents in 1992 in the city of … Continue reading Sir Savage the 21st
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. The Office of Campus Sustainability and Residential Initiatives put on a production of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, on Wednesday, February 6. Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today. He investigates what the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about. … Continue reading Cowspiracy sheds light on the dangers of eating meat