Administration Shakes the Ship in annual event

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

Is Trump one-upping Obama on prison reform?

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?

King of the Hill comes to Hulu I’ll tell you what

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Nearly twenty years after its premiere, King of the Hill has finally found a streaming home in Hulu and that should be cause for celebration. The cartoon has managed to become one of the most relevant and unique TV comedies ever despite first airing in 1997.  What makes King of the Hill so unique and beloved is that it deals with social issues with a different … Continue reading King of the Hill comes to Hulu I’ll tell you what

Iconic African director featured in newest Feminist Film Friday

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin While films like Black Panther have recently garnered huge attention to the area, there are still millions of people who have never seen an actual African film. Luckily, the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality most recent edition of Feminist Film Fridays fixed that with a screening of African legend Ousmane Sembène’s film Faat Kiné. Feminist Film Fridays have served … Continue reading Iconic African director featured in newest Feminist Film Friday

House of Deliberations ask: Black-on-Black crime, what is it good for?

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Since civilization’s beginning, people have been debating the issues of their time. Back in Ancient Athens, Socrates debated philosophy and nowadays two random people on twitter can debate for hours over Ariana Grande’s new single. Last week, the organization House of Deliberations invited students for a casual debate over the topic of black-on-black crime. The House of Deliberations (HoD) is … Continue reading House of Deliberations ask: Black-on-Black crime, what is it good for?

Prof. Chuck Freilich analyzes and debates Israeli national security

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Israel’s national security is a touchy subject, so it is imperative there is an experienced point-of-view to analyze the situation to help people understand. Luckily, UMass Dartmouth received that when Prof. Chuck Freilich visited the campus to give a speech analyzing the topic. Freilich’s credentials include being Senior Analyst in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet … Continue reading Prof. Chuck Freilich analyzes and debates Israeli national security

Jimmy Kimmel wishes he didn’t have to talk about Trump, but does he have a choice?

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. On October 15, CNN conducted a short interview with Jimmy Kimmel about hosting a late-night show. After they asked him how comedy as a late-night host has changed over fifteen years, he let out an exasperated response. “I think late-night comedy has changed, and I have been a part of that. I think Jon Stewart was really definitely the person … Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel wishes he didn’t have to talk about Trump, but does he have a choice?