Results of the 2022 Massachusetts Midterm Elections

(Photo via NBC News) Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu The official results of the Massachusetts midterm elections are in. Unsurprisingly, there was a democratic sweep throughout the state.  All 9 of the House seats were won by democrats.  District 1 elected Richard Neal, with 61.4% of the vote.  District 2 elected James McGovern, with 66.2% of the vote. District 3 elected Lori Trahan, with … Continue reading Results of the 2022 Massachusetts Midterm Elections

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

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 Race for Bristol County Sheriff: Hodgson vs. Heroux

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu The 2022 elections will be held in person on Nov. 8th. In the 2022 election, the politicians in the senate and the house of representatives will all be on the chopping block for re-election. More local positions will also be subject to re-election. Including the position of county sheriff. Bristol county includes such illustrious cities as New Bedford and … Continue reading The Race for Bristol County Sheriff: Hodgson vs. Heroux

Weeding Out: President Biden Pardons Thousands of Americans

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu On October 6th, Biden announced a pardon to all Americans with federal-level, simple marijuana possession charges. Biden stated that “There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions.” It’s made clear … Continue reading Weeding Out: President Biden Pardons Thousands of Americans

The Supreme Court Reverts Back to Trump-Era Clean Water Act Regulations Using a Shadow Docket

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn rhepburn@umassd.edu On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, in a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court employed a shadow docket to temporarily reinstated a Trump-Era environmental regulation limiting states’ power to enforce the Clean Water Act on large energy projects looking to fast-track their timelines. The basis of the Clean Water Act (CWA) was initially enacted in 1948 and was known as the Federal … Continue reading The Supreme Court Reverts Back to Trump-Era Clean Water Act Regulations Using a Shadow Docket

Zelenskyy: Servant of the People

Staff Writer: Carolyn Doremus cdoremus@umassd.edu Since the February 24th Russian invasion of Ukraine, people living across the globe have become much more aware of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and if they weren’t knowledgeable about the history between the two countries already, have been provided with more information through the news coverage. One name in particular that of course has become more commonly seen across the world … Continue reading Zelenskyy: Servant of the People