Controversy surrounds proposed sale of WUMD

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth has proposed a $1.5 million sale of its WUMD 89.3 FM radio station to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR) as part of an agreement announced via press release on January 4. The agreement is subject to FCC approval; the approval process is expected to be complete in early April. University officials said that if the agreement is approved, … Continue reading Controversy surrounds proposed sale of WUMD

Black History 4 Seasons kicks off Black History Month events

By Carina Hennessy, Contributing Writer The Black History 4 Seasons Council has planned a stocked lineup to celebrate Black History month this February. Seats have already been completely reserved for the 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast on February 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., featuring keynote speaker Donovan Livingston, but plenty more events are still open to attend. Students and staff affiliated … Continue reading Black History 4 Seasons kicks off Black History Month events

Students partake in a ‘moment in history’

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Nearly three million people made history as they filled streets across the globe on January 21 to stand up for causes such as women’s rights, affordable healthcare, and equality. In a movement called the “Women’s March,” intentionally planned for the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators of all ages and backgrounds marched in protest of Trump, his aggressive comments, … Continue reading Students partake in a ‘moment in history’

President Trump’s new executive orders conflict with many

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer This week, President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States has issued numerous executive orders concerning the future and direction the country will go. They have touched upon all sorts of issues and topics, with two resuming the construction of the previously halted pipelines for Dakota Access and Keystone XL. Both had been met prior with overwhelming … Continue reading President Trump’s new executive orders conflict with many

What’s Up UMassD App

By Sade Smith, News Editor The What’s Up UMassD App, fully launched and loaded is a useful tool for all UMass Dartmouth students living on and off campus. Available in the app store, it contains information and resources from shuttle service to dining services hours and locations. The app is essentially a centralized, easy to access place for all things UMass Dartmouth, allowing users to … Continue reading What’s Up UMassD App

Of Ebony Emberz: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

By Sade Smith, News Editor 409 Edgecombe Ave, Harlem, NY. 1935. Tables set with red tablecloth for a memorial dinner party to honor the lives lost of Wallace Thurman and Rudolf Fisher. The host? Aaron Douglas, portrayed by Core Ensemble actor Dracyn Blount. The guests? Claude McKay, Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes, also portrayed by Blount. The Core Ensemble is a dynamic group of musicians … Continue reading Of Ebony Emberz: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

Dustin Rodrigues recognized for innovative electric motorcycle

By Arpeni Mael, Editor-in-Chief Dustin Roderigues is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who was recently awarded the “Most Unique” award at the West Springfield Motorcycle show that was held on January 21 and 22 in Springfield. Roderigues invented and built an electric motorcycle, and plans to market it through the company he founded, Tachyon Electrics. The motorcycle can go 38 … Continue reading Dustin Rodrigues recognized for innovative electric motorcycle