Student Government Association ends semester with annual Shake the Ship

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Shake the Ship for the spring emester of 2017 was held last Thursday, April 20, in the Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room. Featured from 5:00-7:00, Shake the Ship acted as a forum for students to voice their concerns about various topics that affected them on campus that they would like to see improvement. Held once every semester, Shake … Continue reading Student Government Association ends semester with annual Shake the Ship

Blood in Berkeley, California

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Over the past set of weeks there have been multiple riots, confrontations, and debates as America goes through a change, and as with all change, it has been marked by conflict. In the town of Berkeley, California, there was a riot as a parade of the alt-right movement, with Nazis, euro-sceptics, and various nationalists mixed in amongst the crowd. They … Continue reading Blood in Berkeley, California

Track and field ends regular season in CT

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth men’s and women’s track and field ended the regular season and began qualifiers for regional postseason competition at Trinity College in Connecticut. They compete last Saturday, April 22, for the match at Trinity. The competition was to determine who amongst the track and field teams would compete in the postseason competitions and represent UMass Dartmouth. The Corsairs’ track … Continue reading Track and field ends regular season in CT

MASSPirg campaign receives pledge from KFC to remove poultry products

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Over the past week, KFC, one of the largest fast food distributors in the country, has pledged to remove antibiotics from its poultry products in the future. The move and decision from the company, which is owned by Yums! Distribution, came after pressure from the grassroots organization and movement MASSPirg, which had sought the pledge and commitment from KFC for … Continue reading MASSPirg campaign receives pledge from KFC to remove poultry products

Spring concert canceled… We had a spring concert?

By Joanthan Moniz, Staff Writer Now, I’m going to preface this with the value of arts and the musical programs are never to be understated — they aren’t something to laugh at. While my title may or not be a more humorous take on the situation, I do believe this isn’t a big deal. Now why? Why isn’t it a big deal? Well, the reason … Continue reading Spring concert canceled… We had a spring concert?

20 Cent Fiction and The Dartmouth Theatre Company host 10th annual Variety Show

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Ukulele. Not one, but three. A man remixing “jubstep” while having cash shoved into his pants. Interpretative dancing. A piano rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” This was only part of the lineup for the production of the 10th Variety Show, hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company and 20 Cent Fiction. Hosted as a fundraiser for Relay for Life and … Continue reading 20 Cent Fiction and The Dartmouth Theatre Company host 10th annual Variety Show

United Latino Society hosts program on immigration rights and laws

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Last Thursday, April 6, the United Latino Society here at UMass Dartmouth hosted a speech from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. called Know your Rights, focusing on immigration rights and laws, as well as what to do in dealing with ICE and police officers and officials. The United Latino Society, headed by Lisbeth Valdez and Carlos Aquino, invited a special … Continue reading United Latino Society hosts program on immigration rights and laws

Italian films series focused on corruption and central influences in film

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer What started just a year and a half ago, and continuing on their third semester, Professor Rose Facchini and Professor Matthew Sneider started an Italian film series dedicated to promoting the language, and the culture of Italy. It also provided a way to better learn the language. The film series is hosted on the first Wednesday of every month, and … Continue reading Italian films series focused on corruption and central influences in film

Regulation removed by Congress on Internet privacy

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 28, Congress held a vote on the issuance of a regulation from Obama’s term in office, which granted the FCC the right to enforce privacy law according to the 1963 telecommunications law. The law, which required companies to gain express permission before using data gathered from users, had been enforceable now by the regulation issued under Obama. … Continue reading Regulation removed by Congress on Internet privacy

The race problem in America

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Another teen killed by a cop. And even though he was unarmed, this is just another unfolding chapter to the tragedy that is America’s problem with race. However, there are never any easy answers, nor anything really to push forward to with race. I don’t really know what to think, after so many times of this happening and so much … Continue reading The race problem in America