Voting is democracy’s last hope

by Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer As the 2016 election draws to a close, the single most important day in the hectic pantsuit and spray-tan-fueled dumpster-fire that has been the last eighteen months approaches fast—election day. It’s no secret that amongst college-aged people, an engaged, informed interest in politics is dwindling. For a variety of reasons, fewer and fewer people are paying attention to the … Continue reading Voting is democracy’s last hope

How often should we go home as a resident?

by Zack Downing, Staff Writer The most unique part about the college experience is living away from home for the first time, and not having parents around to tell you to get out of bed at 1 p.m. However, since we live at a state school, your home is probably within reasonable driving distance, with your lonely parents waiting for you to come back. Not … Continue reading How often should we go home as a resident?

Megyn Kelly and the sexism in media

by Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 25, Megyn Kelly did an interview with Newt Gingrich on her show, The Kelly File, where he was supposed to speak about his 2016 presidential election predictions. During this interview, Newt Gingrich talks wonderfully about his hero, Donald Trump, and how ridiculously unfair the media has been to him. When Kelly attempts to explain why the sexual … Continue reading Megyn Kelly and the sexism in media

Massachusetts to legalize cannabis, but colleges do not care

by Justin McKinney, Staff Writer As we approach the election, we in Massachusetts are lucky enough to be voting on whether or not we would like to join Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska as the fourth state  to legalize the recreational use of marijuana (Washington, DC also allows recreational use). It seems as if it is almost certainly going to happen, as many polls and … Continue reading Massachusetts to legalize cannabis, but colleges do not care

20 Cent Fiction rocks Rocky Horror

Pictured from left to right: Johnny Perreira, Sawyer Pollitt, Jake Hunsinger, Winter Alexandria, & Gabriella Barthe by Justin McKinney, Staff Writer For the twenty-third time, UMass Dartmouth’s 20 Cent Fiction theatre group came together to give us their yearly rendition of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. From the very first moment to the very last, I was caught in a wild and … Continue reading 20 Cent Fiction rocks Rocky Horror

The beginning of a new era for Studio Ghibli

by Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer It’s an interesting time for fans of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese studio behind such animated classics as Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away. On September 17, the studio released its first film in over two years, The Red Turtle, which is a significant departure from its previous works. This seems apt three years after the final … Continue reading The beginning of a new era for Studio Ghibli