Trans People won’t be erased

By Assistant Editor-in-Chief Johnny Perreira. On Sunday, October 21st, the New York Times broke an article which detailed an ongoing move by the Trump Administration to redefine gender under federal civil rights law. The NYT obtained a memo which outlines the philosophy behind the move. One piece of the memo reads, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits … Continue reading Trans People won’t be erased

Record breakers, movie makers, history shakers – Oscars 2018

By Jonathan Perreira, Arts and Entertainment Editor The Oscars used to be an easy way to watch white men circle jerk golden statues amongst each other. But the fiery spirits of the disenfranchised will never allow that to happen again. I was born with almost every privilege possible, but even I couldn’t help but feel second-hand empowerment from the success earned by women, people of … Continue reading Record breakers, movie makers, history shakers – Oscars 2018

NEHES: An engaging new club on campus fantastic for internship opportunities

By Jonathan Perreira, Arts & Entertainment Editor North of Boston stands the city of Beverly, and inside a hospital functional and flourishing. This is where the story of one of New England’s first Healthcare chapters started, right at UMass Dartmouth. Michael Kilbride, an intern at Beverly Hospital, works as a multi-trade technician, which essentially meant he was engineering his way through most problems at the … Continue reading NEHES: An engaging new club on campus fantastic for internship opportunities

Is administration talking about removing Health Services?

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer On November 7, the Student Government Association held another “Shake the Ship” event, where the students gathered to discuss campus concerns. An important issue was touched on, but not fully understood, and that was the plan to remove and replace Health Services at the UMass Dartmouth campus. Doctor David Milstone led the discussion and answered some questions, but it was … Continue reading Is administration talking about removing Health Services?

The effects of accents on an undergraduate education

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer One of the easiest subjects for students to discuss is a bad professor. But, one of the struggles students have, even with good professors is difficulties with language gaps. Students and staff alike have a hard time articulating the dilemma of something akin to a language gap.  Unless it’s a foreign language class, English-speaking students should expect English-speaking professors. …UMassD … Continue reading The effects of accents on an undergraduate education

Broadway Revue: The Tenth Anniversary Sang its Own Praises

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer The UMASS Dartmouth Theatre Company has been hosting its Broadway Revue for ten years.  Originally held in the Center of Visual and Performing Art’s Auditorium, this year’s showing was astounding and at an unprecedented scale. A full two-hour performance in the Campus Center’s main auditorium with gorgeous and dynamic lighting that competes against the other theatric performances put on by … Continue reading Broadway Revue: The Tenth Anniversary Sang its Own Praises

Disappearing act: Sigma Phi Rho didn’t donate in 2016

By Johnny Perreira and Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writers Of all the annual events hosted on campus, Sigma Phi Rho’s AIDS Benefit receives a lion share of attention. The event, as advertised by posters and pledges, serves to raise awareness as well as donate a percentage of the proceeds to the AIDS Action Committee (AAC), a charity based in Boston. The event consists of performances from … Continue reading Disappearing act: Sigma Phi Rho didn’t donate in 2016

Go Figure (Drawing Club)!

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer One of the best parts about attending UMass Dartmouth is the dozens of student organizations that offer endlessly different experiences. So, if you’re feeling particularly artsy, the Figure Drawing Club may peak your interest. The club is run by co-presidents Michael Helou and Melissa Hacunda, both of whom have been members of the club as early as their freshman years. … Continue reading Go Figure (Drawing Club)!

Library Starbucks vs. regular Starbucks: A “latte” different

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer During the second semester of my first year, I found myself totally broke. Actually, I was less than broke. I had negative-four dollars in my checking account and nothing in my savings. That meant that I needed to find a job. I applied to the Starbucks inside Target with a recommendation from a friend who worked there. I quickly received … Continue reading Library Starbucks vs. regular Starbucks: A “latte” different