Share Esperanza gives back

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Back in January when most people spent their time on vacation and making new year’s resolutions to make their own lives better, one UMass Dartmouth organization traveled to La Plaine, Haiti to help those that are in need. Share Esperanza, one of the many organizations provided by UMass Dartmouth, not only collected but delivered 2,096 pounds of supplies which included, … Continue reading Share Esperanza gives back

Black History Month Show addresses Crisis in Black Education

By Sade Smith, News Editor This year’s Black History Month Show (BHMS), “Crisis in Black Education” drew a large crowd, with students, faculty and off campus guests participating in the annual event on Saturday, February 25. In alignment with this year’s national theme, entry to the show required school supplies which would be donated to local area schools. Ted Manuel, member of the Black History … Continue reading Black History Month Show addresses Crisis in Black Education

NEA Asexual Spectrum 101 event held at UMass Dartmouth

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On Monday, February 27, at the Robert F Stoico/Firstfed Foundation Grand reading room, the Center for Women and Gender Studies held the NEA Asexual Spectrum 101 event, featuring a panel of trans and asexual speakers. The event started with an introduction by Dr. Juli Parker, the Director for the Center and Assistant Dean for Students. She introduced the panel and … Continue reading NEA Asexual Spectrum 101 event held at UMass Dartmouth

S.P.E.A.K. discusses the prison complex

By Sade Smith, News Editor Friday February 24, S.P.E.A.K. (Stimulating Practical Engaging Audiences Knowledgeably) held their first event of the semester in Woodland Commons. In their second season, cofounders Rachelle Edouarzin and Charlemya Erasme introduced “Think Outside the Box” to discuss the prison complex and if the industry was helping solve or simply causing social problems. The commons were set up with tables on opposite … Continue reading S.P.E.A.K. discusses the prison complex

Opiod overdose prevention training with Seven Hills

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer Opioid overdose is the leading cause of injury death in Massachusetts, and Seven Hills Behavioral Clinic works to prevent overdoses through Narcan training sessions throughout the South Coast area, including right here on campus. On Wednesday, February 22, Seven Hills staged an opioid overdose prevention training in the Campus Center conference room, sponsored by LiveWell, the office for Health … Continue reading Opiod overdose prevention training with Seven Hills

The Democratic National Committee’s new leadership possibilities

By Brian Sousa, Opinions and Editorials Editor The Democratic National Committee (often referred to as the DNC) has fresh leadership with new chair Tom Perez, who was the former United States Secretary of Labor during the Obama administration. Perez faced criticism from his opponent, Keith Ellison, who was backed by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, echoing the rallying cry of left-leaning, populist liberals who … Continue reading The Democratic National Committee’s new leadership possibilities