The Black Lives Matter sign

by Zack Downing, Staff Writer On November 16, various on-campus students constructed a large message on the tunnel windows between the Liberal Arts building and the Campus Center. Using hundreds of sticky notes, they spelled out “Black Lives Matter,” a message of solidarity in a tough year. Unfortunately, the Black Lives Matter movement is a polarizing one, and not everyone was happy with the display. … Continue reading The Black Lives Matter sign

Green Party calls for vote recount in three states

by Chelsea Cabral, Staff Writer With nearly a month having passed following Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, efforts have been taken in three key battleground states to take a second look at election results. The Green Party’s presidential candidate, Jill Stein, spearheaded recount efforts in late November, claiming that there was the possibility of voter irregularities in three states—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading Green Party calls for vote recount in three states

Recent graduate Jacob Miller recieves the Marshall Scholarship

by Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Jacob Miller, an English and political science graduate, has been awarded the  Marshall Scholarship. He is the first student from UMass Dartmouth to receive the presitigious scholarship. Started in 1953 with the intent of uniting the British and American peoples, it is awarded to talented, independent, and wide-ranging students, and was created by the British Parliament. Miller, from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, … Continue reading Recent graduate Jacob Miller recieves the Marshall Scholarship

Federal ethics agency calls for Trump to divest businesses

by Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer On November 30, President-elect Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he would separate himself from his business operations so as to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest between his businesses and incoming administration. “I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be … Continue reading Federal ethics agency calls for Trump to divest businesses

Creative drama writing students present work

by Scott Lariviere, Staff Writer On Thursday, December 2, Professor Morgan Peters’ ENL 269 Creative Writing: Drama class presented staged readings of their ten-minute plays in library room 205. Student play-writes were tasked with developing a script and then assigning actors to perform the work. They were allowed to ask friends from outside the class to be actors in their work. Each writer chose actors … Continue reading Creative drama writing students present work

Water protectors celebrate denial of easement for DAPL

by Sade Smith, News Editor For months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has battled against the $3.8 billion project expected to move 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across the Mid- west. Their efforts have gained much support from citizens and veterans who recently set up camp with the “water protectors”. This Sunday, the US Army Corps of Engineers said it would plan to … Continue reading Water protectors celebrate denial of easement for DAPL