It’s Time to Destress

(Image via bannerhealth.com) Volunteer Writer: Brett Talbot Email: btalbot@umassd.edu When I was stuck at home and constantly fighting the Wi-Fi during two whole semesters of remote learning, it made sense to feel a bit stressed out. But even after my classes transitioned back into a face-to-face setting, the stress didn’t magically go away. Whether it stems from personal matters, feeling overloaded with work, or even … Continue reading It’s Time to Destress

Give Amazon Drivers a Break this Year – Shop Small Instead

(Image via SMITH COLLECTION/GADO/GETTY IMAGES) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu It’s gotten to the middle of November. While many Americans know this as the season of Thanksgiving (or, as I like to call it, the season of feasting), many people use this time to get their Christmas shopping done early. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become well-known holidays in their own right, celebrations … Continue reading Give Amazon Drivers a Break this Year – Shop Small Instead

UKY Student Sophia Rosing Assaults Black Student Employee in a Race-Based Incident

(Image via nypost.com) Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  People do crazy things in college. It’s pretty much a fact of life like birds fly or the sky is blue. Doing crazy or outlandish things in college is part of the college experience. For some, it’s their first time without their parents’ family rules. For others, doing crazy things is a way to deal with the … Continue reading UKY Student Sophia Rosing Assaults Black Student Employee in a Race-Based Incident

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

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

BookTok’s Impact on Literature

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu TikTok, the short-form video application, has quickly dominated the social media scene. The app is currently number one in entertainment, with over one billion users worldwide. Since the application reaches such a wide audience, the trends within the app have become very influential. Many types of entertainment industries, including the music and television industries, have been impacted by whatever … Continue reading BookTok’s Impact on Literature

Ranking Every MLB Playoff Team’s World Series Chances

Staff Writer: Colton Almeida Email: calmeida4@umassd.edu As the 162-game Major League Baseball regular season comes to a close, the playoff picture is all but finalized. The playoffs are set to begin Friday, October 7th, with the best-of-3 wild card round matchups kicking off. Who is a serious contender and who is just happy to be in the dance? Time to rank every team’s realistic chances … Continue reading Ranking Every MLB Playoff Team’s World Series Chances

The Life or Death of the Dartmouth Indian

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassdtorch If you’re a commuter student or had any reason to travel off campus in the last month, chances are you’ve noticed the green and white lawn signs saying to “Defend Dartmouth: Vote Yes April 5th” with the picture of a drawing on the side and no other caveat or explanation. Well, if you don’t keep track of local Dartmouth … Continue reading The Life or Death of the Dartmouth Indian

A Letter to the Chancellor: Campus Response to Changes in the Mask Mandate Advisory

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu Dear Chancellor Mark A. Fuller, On February 18th, 2022, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth released a blast email on behalf of the Chancellor, titled “Mask Advisory Update,” which announced the sudden lift of the campus-wide mask mandate on February 28th, 2022. In response, I released a survey to UmassD students and faculty to understand the opinions of the campus … Continue reading A Letter to the Chancellor: Campus Response to Changes in the Mask Mandate Advisory

The Importance of Uncomfortable Art

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu Last week the university participated in the Annual National African American Read-In (AARI). This event was sponsored on campus by the Fredrich Douglass Unity House (FDUH), the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Black History 4 Seasons. AARI centers around black literature and was created by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to be … Continue reading The Importance of Uncomfortable Art