Unity Fest 2017 brings all cultures together

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer On Thursday, April 13, hundreds of students and dozens of groups and organizations gathered in Campus Center for the 3rd annual Unity Fest. “Tongyi” aimed to promote diversity, intercultural awareness, and community building on campus.   Presented by the Frederick Douglass Unity House, the event was a celebration of different cultures and an opportunity for those cultures to mingle. … Continue reading Unity Fest 2017 brings all cultures together

NSBE student members find success at conference

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer From March 29 to April 2, fifteen UMass Dartmouth student members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) went to the 43rd Annual NSBE Convention in Kansas City, Mo. These students left with job offers, business contacts, and lessons in academic and professional development. NSBE is an organization that started more than 40 years ago, but has the same … Continue reading NSBE student members find success at conference

MASSPirg campaign receives pledge from KFC to remove poultry products

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Over the past week, KFC, one of the largest fast food distributors in the country, has pledged to remove antibiotics from its poultry products in the future. The move and decision from the company, which is owned by Yums! Distribution, came after pressure from the grassroots organization and movement MASSPirg, which had sought the pledge and commitment from KFC for … Continue reading MASSPirg campaign receives pledge from KFC to remove poultry products

Poet Vievee Francis visits the University Club

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer On Thursday, April 13, students and faculty gathered together to welcome special guest poet Vievee Francis. Francis read portions from her award winning book, Forest Primeval, as part of the English Department’s Living Literature Series. Francis was born in West Texas and studied at the University of Michigan, she is also an associate professor here at UMass Dartmouth. Forest Primeval … Continue reading Poet Vievee Francis visits the University Club

Senior Callie Nunez awarded for fighting substance abuse

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer The Newman Civil Fellowship Award is an award given to outstanding college students all around the country for their work in the community and the impact they have on campus life. Callie Nunez, a senior here at UMass Dartmouth, has dedicated herself to fighting the substance abuse problem in the area, and in the country as a whole. She has … Continue reading Senior Callie Nunez awarded for fighting substance abuse

No jail time for UMass Dartmouth student involved in fatal hit-and-run

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Eric Megna, a former UMass Dartmouth student, received sentencing last week after striking and killing a bicyclist back in 2013. Not only did he flee the scene, he concocted a fake alibi about hitting a deer. The now 21-year-old man will serve eighteen months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a house of corrections after pleading guilty to leaving the scene … Continue reading No jail time for UMass Dartmouth student involved in fatal hit-and-run

No substitutions for local Dunkin’ Donuts customer

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Last week, a man from the Worcester area sued more than twenty Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Massachusetts over butter. Mr. Jan Polanik claims that, for the past four years and without his knowledge, Dunkin’ Donuts has served him margarine or a butter substitute with his bagels. The proposed settlement could also mean free buttered baked goods for over a thousand … Continue reading No substitutions for local Dunkin’ Donuts customer