By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin Adorned on the walls of the Frederick Douglass Unity House are beautiful portraits of many Civil Rights activists from Martin Luther King Jr. to Frederick Douglass himself. There are also framed pictures with a few of the many student organizations that meet weekly in the Unity House, and following in the visions of MLK Jr. and Douglass, those student organizations … Continue reading What you can do at the Unity House
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Like the Oscars and Grammys before it, the annual State of the Union has become an overly long TV staple that seems as unnecessary as ever. When Americans can find out the President’s thoughts on issues every single day from his Twitter account, the event really loses its luster. Given the pressure of speaking before both the Democrat and Republican … Continue reading The State of the Union wildly boring again, Democratic response better for once
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. If there’s one thing the NBA does right, it’s entertaining its maniacal fanbase. Nothing goes unnoticed in today’s world and even more so when there are reporters just waiting to break the next big story. Therefore, when something big does happen it doesn’t just make waves, it engulfs the fanbase into watching every move that goes around throughout the league. … Continue reading Celtics and Lakers looking to sign Anthony Davis
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin The internet is at an odd crossroads. On one hand, there has never been a time where information was so readily available. On the other hand, information and content is being erased daily on a scale that has never been seen before. I first discovered this paradox as a young elementary-schooler during the height of YouTube’s fame, in the mid-2000s. … Continue reading Machinima’s entire Youtube channel erased
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. UMassD’s Men’s Hockey squad spent their Winter break clawing tooth and nail back to MASCAC relevance. They say a watched pot never boils, and while the rest of us were enjoying the newly found freedoms of our month-long break off-campus, the Corsairs were playing their hottest January in years. Following a comparably clumsy November and pedestrian but passable 2-1 December, … Continue reading Fire on the ice: Corsair men’s hockey in January
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin Every year, Umass Dartmouth’s administrators come together in the Grand Reading Room to answer students’ burning questions and concerns. This year, representatives like the Vice Chancellor, Chief of Police, Director of Dining, the Provost, the Vice Chancellor of student affairs, and members of the Student Government Association arrived ready to answer questions. Starting off, Angela Callahan, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Talent & Diversity, discussed Human Resources concerns … Continue reading Administration Shakes the Ship in annual event
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. There are many words routinely used to describe our 45th President. Some common refrains include “racist”, “misogynist”, and “moron”. Surely, the last phrase anyone would have used to describe Trump is “champion of prison reform”, but that’s how it’s looking after the House of Representatives passed a prison-reform bill by a huge margin. The bill, known as the “First Step Act”, … Continue reading Is Trump one-upping Obama on prison reform?