Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on the morning of Wednesday, April 19, by apparent suicide, after hanging himself with his bed sheet. Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., around 3 a.m. He had been locked in his cell since 8 p.m., and reportedly blocked the door with … Continue reading Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal

No comebacks for women’s lacrosse

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Women’s lacrosse took two losses last week against Western Connecticut at home, and in Little East Conference play on Saturday at Eastern Connecticut. UMass Dartmouth couldn’t make the comeback in Tuesday night’s game, and lost in a close match against Western Connecticut, 15-13. The Corsairs collected two goals early, thanks to Catrina Longo at 28:16 and Leah Douty at 25:26. … Continue reading No comebacks for women’s lacrosse

No jail time for UMass Dartmouth student involved in fatal hit-and-run

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Eric Megna, a former UMass Dartmouth student, received sentencing last week after striking and killing a bicyclist back in 2013. Not only did he flee the scene, he concocted a fake alibi about hitting a deer. The now 21-year-old man will serve eighteen months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a house of corrections after pleading guilty to leaving the scene … Continue reading No jail time for UMass Dartmouth student involved in fatal hit-and-run

No substitutions for local Dunkin’ Donuts customer

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Last week, a man from the Worcester area sued more than twenty Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Massachusetts over butter. Mr. Jan Polanik claims that, for the past four years and without his knowledge, Dunkin’ Donuts has served him margarine or a butter substitute with his bagels. The proposed settlement could also mean free buttered baked goods for over a thousand … Continue reading No substitutions for local Dunkin’ Donuts customer

Women’s lacrosse demolishes this past weekend

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Women’s lacrosse completed a successful week with two wins in a non-conference matchup against Worcester State on Tuesday, and Little East Conference play versus Southern Maine on Thursday. Leah Douty led the Corsairs to a 13-5 victory against Worcester State in UMass Dartmouth’s final non-conference game. Douty started the game off on a strong foot for UMass Dartmouth, putting three … Continue reading Women’s lacrosse demolishes this past weekend

Softball decimates the weekend competition

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer The softball team finished out last week with three wins and two losses against Roger Williams, Plymouth State, and Wheaton, putting their record at 13-11 on the season. The Corsairs hosted Roger Williams on Wednesday, in a game rescheduled from late March. The Hawks scored an early run, but first-year pitcher, Victoria Woodward, settled in with a strong defense for … Continue reading Softball decimates the weekend competition

Baseball bashes through the week with a winning streak

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer A six-run second inning for Bridgewater State secured the 9-5 win for the Bears in a non-conference game on Monday. The Bears scored the first run of he game on a single in the top of the first, but UMass Dartmouth came out of the inning on top in the bottom half of the inning, as Kenny Michael hit a … Continue reading Baseball bashes through the week with a winning streak

Sanders’s new health care plan doesn’t stand a chance

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Last week, House Republicans attempted to pass the new GOP health care plan with the intention to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. However, they were unable to receive the necessary votes in order to pass it. In response, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will introduce a bill to create a single-payer health care system in the near … Continue reading Sanders’s new health care plan doesn’t stand a chance

Softball slides to Framingham and conquers Worcester State

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Four errors and a solid lead from Framingham State wrapped up an 8-1 loss for UMass Dartmouth on Saturday. The Corsairs offense was on fire on Thursday in a doubleheader against Worcester State, taking a tight loss in game one but shutting out the Lancers in game two. UMass Dartmouth first-year, Maxine Vincent, belted her first career home run, and … Continue reading Softball slides to Framingham and conquers Worcester State

Women’s lacrosse holds 4-3 record

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer The Corsairs rolled past Curry on Thursday, with a final score of 17-6. They lost a tight game to Bridgewater on Saturday, finishing at 15-13, then came back on Thursday at Salem State for a 9-8 victory in double overtime. Curry started the scoring early at 29:02, and tallied a second point at 25:59. Taylor Hill, with an assist by … Continue reading Women’s lacrosse holds 4-3 record