Student Government Association ends semester with annual Shake the Ship

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

Cape Verdean veterans honored in New Bedford

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

Boston hosts the March for Science

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

Congress tries to get rid of the penny, again

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

Insulting graffiti in LARTS

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

Escape to the mountains of North Conway, N.H.

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.

Aaron Hernandez found hanging days after acquittal

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