So are we a sustainability-focused campus or are we not?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. As some of you might have noticed, the school’s meal packages have changed. Yes, it looks nice to see all of the salads have everything in individual plastic wrapping, but there’s a problem. UMass Dartmouth on multiple occasions has said that it is a very sustainably driven school, and that its goal is to be an example of a school … Continue reading So are we a sustainability-focused campus or are we not?

“Sweet Victory” for the Patriots, but NOT the one we wanted

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. As everyone probably knows, the New England Patriots have won the 53rd Super Bowl, and at this point, Tom Brady has enough Super Bowl rings to make an Infinity Gauntlet. The game ended with the Pats leading by 10, and the final score was 13-3. This should be a cause for celebration, but for some reason everyone feels cheated. It … Continue reading “Sweet Victory” for the Patriots, but NOT the one we wanted

Restaurant review: Take a bite out of Chomp

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. If you’re new to the New England area, or have lived here most your life, you know it’s full of a lot of hidden gems. Chomp Kitchen and Drinks is one of them. Chomp is a small little restaurant in Warren, Rhode Island, that specializes in local craft beer and gourmet burgers. They make their own house ketchup (which is … Continue reading Restaurant review: Take a bite out of Chomp

It’s “Ice” to be back at school

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe With everyone coming back to school from being all warm and toasty over winter break, we once again have become accustomed to certain… amenities. Like warmth for instance, or a good home-cooked meal (but that’s another story for another time). But now it’s back to school, and back to reality. UMass Dartmouth students aren’t unfamiliar with the “cold-shoulder” that the … Continue reading It’s “Ice” to be back at school

Shining the spotlight on UMass Dartmouth’s theatre companies

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe With the second semester well under way, UMass Dartmouth’s two theatre companies, Theatre Company (TCo) and 20 Cent Fiction Productions have a lot planned in store. Whether it’s a musical, straight play without musical numbers, small time commitment shows, or watching horrible B-list movies, these two companies have something for you. Both theatre companies will be holding auditions for their … Continue reading Shining the spotlight on UMass Dartmouth’s theatre companies

What’s up Mac?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. Are you an art student? Chances are that if you’re in one of Umass Dartmouth’s art programs, you’ve become familiar with using some kind of Mac computer. Most, if not all classes in the Arts department expect students to have Mac computers to use the software that they need for class.   But here’s the issue: Macs are expensive, many ranging upwards of $1,000. For a freshman, … Continue reading What’s up Mac?

Gaming Society’s Toys for Tots 12 Hour Gaming Marathon, a SMASHing Success

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. On Saturday November 17th from 12pm-12am, the Gaming Society held a 12 hour gaming marathon in Woodland Commons. It was a $10 entry fee, but all proceeds went towards Toys for Tots. As soon as you entered woodland commons the main foyer had tables brimming with board and card games, one of the side rooms was set up for D&D and other RPG’s, … Continue reading Gaming Society’s Toys for Tots 12 Hour Gaming Marathon, a SMASHing Success