By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Shake the Ship for the spring emester of 2017 was held last Thursday, April 20, in the Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room. Featured from 5:00-7:00, Shake the Ship acted as a forum for students to voice their concerns about various topics that affected them on campus that they would like to see improvement. Held once every semester, Shake … Continue reading Student Government Association ends semester with annual Shake the Ship
By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Countless diverse cultures and races have fought among other Americans in the military history of the United States. One of the less recognized ones are the Cape Verdean-Americans that have made themselves present in the United States military for more than a century. Photographer Ron Barboza decided that Cape Verdean veterans needed to be recognized, and so more than four … Continue reading Cape Verdean veterans honored in New Bedford
By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer Over the weekend, thousands of demonstrators gathered in the Boston Commons for the March for Science, one of hundreds of demonstrations across the country and the world dedicated to fostering support and engagement with the sciences and the most pressing issues in the scientific community. Visitors held signs that, among other things, thanked scientists for their contributions to society, … Continue reading Boston hosts the March for Science
By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer Time is money. Money is also money, and some money can be very expensive, relative to how much that money is worth. This has been true of the penny for some time now, which last year cost about 1.4 cents to make. This is why senators John McCain and Mike Enzi have proposed the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National … Continue reading Congress tries to get rid of the penny, again
By Sade Smith, News Editor Last week, before the long holiday weekend, graffiti was found on the second floor of the Liberal Arts (LARTS) Building. Homophobic and racist statements in bright colors not only attacked specific members of the community but gave praise to others, seemingly superior. These words shocked many students and left most feeling uncomfortable. Senior graphic design major Ashley Lima said, “I … Continue reading Insulting graffiti in LARTS
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The sun is out, the days are longer and the flowers are in full bloom. You know what that means: it’s time to take a road trip and have yourself a much-deserved vacation. Our forecast is looking good with only a few weeks left of school and soon, the never-ending assignments will be gone. Instead, your hardest decision will be … Continue reading Escape to the mountains of North Conway, N.H.
By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell on the morning of Wednesday, April 19, by apparent suicide, after hanging himself with his bed sheet. Guards found Hernandez unresponsive in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., around 3 a.m. He had been locked in his cell since 8 p.m., and reportedly blocked the door with … Continue reading Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal
By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Over the past set of weeks there have been multiple riots, confrontations, and debates as America goes through a change, and as with all change, it has been marked by conflict. In the town of Berkeley, California, there was a riot as a parade of the alt-right movement, with Nazis, euro-sceptics, and various nationalists mixed in amongst the crowd. They … Continue reading Blood in Berkeley, California
By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River, according to Reuters. She was a 65-year-old judge named Sheila Abdus-Salaam, and was an associate judge of New York’s highest court. The NYPD finds this death suspicious, since it’s mot known as to how Abdus-Salaam ended up in … Continue reading How did Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam die?
By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer In one of the most alarming stories of 2017 so far. 23-year-old Michael Kelleher of Southborough, Mass., was found dead in the Charles River several weeks after he’d gone missing following a Celtics game. While this case may seem like an isolated incident, the fact is that Kelleher is just the latest in a strange string of disappearances in the … Continue reading Does a serial killer walk the streets of Boston?