By Zack Downing, Staff Writer In the last 100 years, China has transformed from a country of rice fields and poverty, to a nation rich with industry and urbanism, now supporting a mammoth-sized economy. A few problems have arisen from such a productive economy. One of them is a horrific standard of worker’s ethics, which is a discussion for another time. The other is widespread … Continue reading Revolutionary green architecture in the works for China
By Brian Garrard, Contributing Writer It was in my freshman year of high school that I had first met anyone who had come out to me as transgender. This person had been a very close friend to me for all my life, and though at the time I didn’t understand it, I knew this part of his identity was important to him. So much so, … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Your opinion on trans rights is irrelevant
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On February 16, thousands of workers across the country refused to work as part of the “Day Without Immigrants” protest to combat Trump’s stance on immigration. This caused many businesses to close for the day due to a shortage of staff, and over 100 workers were fired for their participation in the strike. According to National Review, Bradley Coatings in … Continue reading Should companies fire “Day Without Immigrants” protesters?
By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer Since 1993, the U.S. government has recognized Scientology as religion for tax purposes. The religion of Scientology takes millions from people every year and while they literally run many into bankruptcy, many of the religion’s leaders pull in over half a million dollars a year each. The fact that Scientology is allowed to take tax cuts like the Catholic Church, … Continue reading Is Scientology causing more human rights issues?
By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer As if President Donald Trump’s administration hasn’t received enough criticism over the past month, the president has officially reversed protections for transgender students in public schools. This decision rescinds Obama’s policy requiring that schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The guidelines that Obama issued last year required school officials … Continue reading Trump administration withdraws protection for transgender youth
By Andrew Tyrrell, Managing Editor The Oscars. An event we all sit down and watch for a grueling five hours just to find out which actors and actresses won awards for movies we didn’t see or couldn’t understand. I’m going to get straight into it and skip the pleasantries. Actor in a Supporting Role It seems that every year the Best Supporting Actor category is … Continue reading The 89th annual Oscars in review
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered if there are musicians out there that originated at UMass Dartmouth? Creature from Dell Pond is a trio consisting of Gordon Pond, Alex Mann, and Nick Alvarez that all reside in Chicago, but the band started out on our campus. As for the name, the group says, “the moniker comes from Gordon’s time living in the … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth alumni making musical waves in Creature From Dell Pond