First Annual Cape Verdean Cultural Day is a success

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Among the many varied cultures and countries represented at UMass Dartmouth, there is a significant population of Cape Verdean students. The Cape Verdean Students Association (CVSA) strives to integrate culture and awareness among the UMass Dartmouth community. On Friday, April 7, the CVSA hosted its first annual Cape Verdean Day, with a reception and series of addresses in the Library … Continue reading First Annual Cape Verdean Cultural Day is a success

United Latino Society hosts program on immigration rights and laws

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Last Thursday, April 6, the United Latino Society here at UMass Dartmouth hosted a speech from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. called Know your Rights, focusing on immigration rights and laws, as well as what to do in dealing with ICE and police officers and officials. The United Latino Society, headed by Lisbeth Valdez and Carlos Aquino, invited a special … Continue reading United Latino Society hosts program on immigration rights and laws

Over 40 employers seek students for the common good

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Many students left happy on Wednesday April 5, 2017 as all majors came dressed to impressed for the Jobs and Internship for the Common Good, that was held in the Woodland Commons. From 2-4 p.m. students gathered around the booths of over 40 featured employers and internship seekers for the areas of human services, non-profit and community-based roles. Throughout the afternoon … Continue reading Over 40 employers seek students for the common good

Shakespeare scholar celebrates Romeo and Juliet

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Monday, April 3,“Shakespeare’s Birthday Lecture” was held as part of the National Poetry Month celebration. Coppélia Kahn, an internationally recognized Shakespeare scholar and Professor Emerita of English and Gender Studies at Brown University, delivered the lecture, titled, “The Feud as Fate in Romeo and Juliet”. This lecture was based in part on the movie, Romeo + Juliet from 1996. … Continue reading Shakespeare scholar celebrates Romeo and Juliet

Italian films series focused on corruption and central influences in film

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer What started just a year and a half ago, and continuing on their third semester, Professor Rose Facchini and Professor Matthew Sneider started an Italian film series dedicated to promoting the language, and the culture of Italy. It also provided a way to better learn the language. The film series is hosted on the first Wednesday of every month, and … Continue reading Italian films series focused on corruption and central influences in film

Fresh, new design for UMassD website debuts

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer This year has been the year of change for UMass Dartmouth. A new chancellor was found in Robert Johnson, the middle of campus is being redesigned (albeit slowly), and Zimbra was unfortunately replaced with Microsoft Outlook. Another change to the online landscape was a redesign to the umassd.edu website. Previously, the website layout was decent, with a slide show banner … Continue reading Fresh, new design for UMassD website debuts

Should we have advising holds?

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer “I have to make an appointment with my advisor so I can pick classes this week,” I said to my girlfriend across the room. She looked at me, confused, and said, “What’s an advising hold? At UMass Amherst I never even met my advisor.” This was when I first realized that not all schools have “advising holds,” and in fact, … Continue reading Should we have advising holds?

Our rationale for keeping music united – continued

By royal hartigan, Contributing Writer 2) ACCREDITATION Absent from the discussion is the consideration of what reorganization/division will do to our department’s accreditation. The NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) have standards and expectations for institutions they accredit. While institutions are the entities accredited, it is the actual programs in a department that are … Continue reading Our rationale for keeping music united – continued

Trump’s threat to North Korea

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer In a phone call on Thursday afternoon, Trump told Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, that the U.S. would be willing to take military action against North Korea if needed. Trump said this because of the missile test that North Korea conducted mid-February that ultimately failed. Some may be asking, “Well, could this missile actually do severe damage to our … Continue reading Trump’s threat to North Korea

Another Uber scandal? Not so fast

By Robbie Hanlon, Staff Writer The popular transportation app Uber has had more than its share of accusations and scandals against it in the past few months, and it has come under fire again with reports that the app uses “psychological tricks” on their drivers in order to convince them to drive more. Methods such as constant acknowledgment that the drivers are approaching their monetary … Continue reading Another Uber scandal? Not so fast