The SGA’s New Sequel to Shake the Ship: Leadership Forum

Editor-in-Chief: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu On Thursday, November 10th at 7PM, Umass Dartmouth’s Student Government Association held the first-ever Leadership Forum, which is the new follow-up event to Shake the Ship. The main topic up for discussion during this event was the disastrous distribution of budgets to clubs for the 2022-2023 year and the use of SPFs to counteract empty club bank accounts. About a … Continue reading The SGA’s New Sequel to Shake the Ship: Leadership Forum

Interest Rates are Increasing to Combat Inflation: Here’s Why

(Image taken from: http://www.forbes.com) Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu On November 2nd, 2022, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) confirmed that they will be hiking interest rates by 0.75%. This article explains how the interest rate hike will affect inflation. Before going into details on the interest rate increase it’s important to clarify what the FOMC is, what purpose it serves, and who are … Continue reading Interest Rates are Increasing to Combat Inflation: Here’s Why

Paul Pelosi Attacked in Violent Home Invasion

Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink  Email: kwink@umassd.edu  On Friday, October 28th, just before 2:30 a.m., Paul Pelosi, business executive, and husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was violently assaulted during a break-in of their San Francisco home. The perpetrator, David DePape, smashed a window to break into the Pelosis’ home, as he shouted, “Where is Nancy?” before unleashing the attack on Paul.  In his … Continue reading Paul Pelosi Attacked in Violent Home Invasion

What You Need to Know About the Student Debt Relief Application

(Image taken from: https://humbledbudget.com) Staff Writer: Kelsey Wink Email: kwink@umassd.edu On October 17th, 2022, the Biden administration officially launched its student debt relief application, ending months of anticipation for millions of American borrowers.  President Biden announced his plan for student loan debt relief in August 2022. The program offers debt relief of $10,000 to those who did not receive Pell Grants or $20,000 for those … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Student Debt Relief Application

America’s Peculiar Institutions

(Image taken from: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brief-life-cornelius-frederick-warning-signs-missed-teen-s-fatal-n1234660) Volunteer Writer: T. Etna Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu (Superscripted bracketed numbers[*] refer to footnotes in the Reference doc linked at the bottom of the article.  The Reference doc contains specific text from the sources, images, and comments.) 3 weeks before the death of George Floyd, 16-year-old black boy, Cornelius Frederick, was suffocated to death on camera for throwing a sandwich. (www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-fatal-restraint-cornelius-fredericks-16-michigan-foster-facility-n1233122) Unlike George … Continue reading America’s Peculiar Institutions

Remembering Leslie Jordan

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu On October 24th, 2022, actor Leslie Jordan passed away due to a car crash. The crash occurred in Hollywood at 9:30AM on the morning of the 24th. Sources from the Los Angeles Times report that Jordan may have had a medical emergency while driving, causing him to crash.  The exact cause of death is still unknown. He was pronounced … Continue reading Remembering Leslie Jordan

What You Need to Know About the Vote

(Image taken from: https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2022/08/05/how-to-vote-in-the-2022-elections-for-massachusetts-governor-attorney-general-and-more) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  The 2022 fall elections are quickly approaching, with the final election date in Massachusetts being November 8th. While the presidential elections are still two years away, this upcoming mid-term election offers the chance to vote for Congressional positions. For Massachusetts, only Congressional positions in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs. Election for … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Vote

The Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball Team Leaks Should Spark Better Conversations

Image by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA/Getty Images  Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Twitter blew up last Thursday night when explicit videos and photos of the University of Wisconsin’s women’s volleyball team started circulating. The University of Wisconsin subsequently released a statement that the UW-Police Department is investigating “multiple crimes” per the leaking of the private videos and photos.  “The unauthorized sharing is a significant and wrongful … Continue reading The Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball Team Leaks Should Spark Better Conversations

Massachusetts Receives Opioid Crisis Settlement

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  In July 2021, a massive settlement occurred between the state of Massachusetts and the major pharmaceutical companies responsible for producing and selling opioid-based pain relievers and contributing to the opioid epidemic. Nationwide, this settlement involved $26 billion dollars. The state of Massachusetts got $525 million for opioid rehab programs and, to put it bluntly, damage control.   Of this … Continue reading Massachusetts Receives Opioid Crisis Settlement

A Guide to the Massachusetts Voter Questions

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu Elections are on Tuesday, November 8th. You can find the nearest polling place by using this website. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the 2022 ballot questions for Massachusetts voters: Question One: Increased Taxation on Millionaires   This question proposes a new amendment to the state constitution that would place an additional 4% state income tax on taxable incomes over $1 … Continue reading A Guide to the Massachusetts Voter Questions