Student Government Association’s plans for the semester

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. This semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) plans to encourage a resolution to support educational funding statewide, improve the Student Fee Allocation Committee, and further develop its members’ leadership skills. These main three goals will be carried out with SGA President Tyler Varda ‘19, Business Management (Leadership), at the forefront. “One of the things that I’m going to present very … Continue reading Student Government Association’s plans for the semester

The bittersweet ​Charlie and the Chocolate Factory​ musical

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. I walked into the Providence Performing Arts Center on February 5 expecting to enjoy a lighthearted night full of singing Oompa-Loompas and chocolate waterfalls. When I walked out, however, I felt conflicted by nightmare-ish squirrels tearing apart a girl and Charlie Bucket’s happy ending. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — The New Musical​ came to Providence from February … Continue reading The bittersweet ​Charlie and the Chocolate Factory​ musical

Affordable Textbook campaign seeks to save students hundreds

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Staff Writer Students are coming together in support of classes using affordable or open textbooks as part of MASSPIRG’s new Affordable Textbooks campaign. The campaign seeks to resolve the issue many students have of struggling to pay for textbooks and access codes.“The overall goal of this campaign is to let administrators know that the student body ispaying too much on … Continue reading Affordable Textbook campaign seeks to save students hundreds

Putting down pens for paint brushes at Paint Night

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Creativity was abound in the Campus Center on Thursday, January 31 as students traded in their pens and notebooks for brushes and palettes. Led by alum Doug Woodhouse ‘11, students transformed their blank canvases into cherry blossom tree landscapes as part of SAIL’s Paint Night. Like other paint night events, the 50 participants were instructed step-by-step and were encouraged to … Continue reading Putting down pens for paint brushes at Paint Night

Claire T. Library associates essay contest

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. The Claire T. Carney University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates are inviting all UMassD freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to partake in their essay contest about envisioning the future. The writer of the best essay will receive a $500 award. The prompt encourages students to address areas including technology, science, medicine, the arts, education, or any other issue students believe is … Continue reading Claire T. Library associates essay contest

High hopes for Panic! at the Disco

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper There was once a time when mention of Panic! at the Disco beckoned thoughts of eyeliner, song titles that are far too long to remember, and four band members. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” joined the ranks of classic emo anthems and was their only song many people were familiar with. Five albums later, the only remaining member Brendon Urie—sans … Continue reading High hopes for Panic! at the Disco