By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer As most students spent their last week of August and beginning of September buying books, shopping for new clothes and supplies for the upcoming semester others were prepping for a storm of their life. On August 25, 2017 Texas was hit with the debilitating effects of a category 4 hurricane, going by the name of Harvey. The nine-day disaster put … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey’s debilitating effects makes Corsairs step up
By Johnny Perreira, Staff Writer The UMass Dartmouth Library has five floors full of…books I guess? I’ve been at this school for three years and yet the contents of what each floor and shelf of the library holds is beyond me. Granted, my graphic design major has demanded my time in many other places besides the library, but I’ve had classes with workloads requiring that … Continue reading Textbook Tumbleweed: An Underused Resource
By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer One of the gravest threats to human civilization won’t come from the sky, but instead from right underneath our feet. That’s what Brian Wilcox, an aerospace engineer in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, found in a recent study on ways of defending Earth from asteroids and comets. Wilcox told the BBC, “I came to … Continue reading NASA builds plan to turn Yellowstone’s magma into megawatts
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth students who live on campus may have heard about the Housing Office’s new guest policy. This new policy largely retains rules from the previous policy while incorporating a new procedure for the guest sign in process. Importantly, residents are still permitted to sign in up to three guests at a time, per night. Students are also still required … Continue reading New sign-in policy? You guest it!
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer You may or may not have realized it, but we had a monumental anniversary over the summer: two whole years of a “Smoke Free Campus” here at UMassD. June 1, 2015 is a day that too many is one to celebrate, bringing with it an end to public smoking across the campus. But just how did a change as massive … Continue reading Breathe Free: No smoking policy two years later
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer It’s August 12, 2017. You’re watching news reports of violent clashes during protests due to the removal of a statue of a Confederate general in Charlottesville, Virginia. One side, the alt-right, proudly brandishes Confederate battle flags and Nazi flags among other symbols. But who are the people opposing them? A number of these counter-protestors identify themselves as being anti-fascists or … Continue reading No, Antifa is not a terrorist group
By Allan Pilch, Contributing Writer On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the daytime talk show, Fox and Friends, had their hosts discuss new memorials dedicated to those who died on Flight 93 with the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. During this interview, Fox and Friends host, Brian Kilmeade, asked Secretary Zinke if he was worried about this. He asked, “Do you … Continue reading Fox and Friends doesn’t understand American history
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer For some of you, it’s your senior year! It’s time to crack open the books, study hard, get involved in as many organizations as you can, put out grad school and job applications, and start checking off those aspirations and dreams on your senior year bucket list. If you are reading this, you are probably looking for ways to make … Continue reading Let’s senior on!
By Micahela Gates, Staff Writer Two years ago, when I wrapped up my first semester of college, I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t feel lost as a person. I was miserable in a difficult major, I didn’t have many friends, and I was on the verge of transferring. However, in the spring of 2016, I decided it was time to … Continue reading Make college home: Go Greek!
By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer Since Trump’s inauguration in January, the US has experienced a kind of sustained political turmoil that makes folks remember fondly of a time when the craziest thing our president did was put his feet up on the desk in the oval office or ask for spicy mustard at a burger joint. I’m not making those up by the way. … Continue reading The only orange that can cause a heart attack