Groundbreaking UMass Dartmouth Law student patents weightlifting device

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer As was seen in the successful Small Business Expo in the fall, UMass Dartmouth has countless young entrepreneurs ready to start small businesses and product promotion. One of the biggest stories of the year is UMass Law student Jorge Franco’s innovation in the athletic field. Over many months, he invented and patented a fitness device designed to assist athletes with … Continue reading Groundbreaking UMass Dartmouth Law student patents weightlifting device

International Education Week returns for a 2017 run

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer On a campus this big, coming together is something that’s hard to make happen. It seems that life today is more based on what divides us than what brings us together.  And that is exactly why the International Education Week is so important. Bringing together both the International Student and Scholar Center (ISSC) and the International Programs Office (IPO), International … Continue reading International Education Week returns for a 2017 run

FDUH: Pizza Place turned cultural center

By Sade Smith, Managing Editor Over twenty years ago it was a pizza place. Today, the newly renovated space below the Marketplace that belongs to the Frederick Douglass Unity House (FDUH) serves as a lively meeting place and daily hangout for UMass Dartmouth’s Black, Latina/o, Asian and Indigenous students. Known as Unity House by its regulars, it is a place where students, faculty, and administrators … Continue reading FDUH: Pizza Place turned cultural center

Is administration talking about removing Health Services?

By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer On November 7, the Student Government Association held another “Shake the Ship” event, where the students gathered to discuss campus concerns. An important issue was touched on, but not fully understood, and that was the plan to remove and replace Health Services at the UMass Dartmouth campus. Doctor David Milstone led the discussion and answered some questions, but it was … Continue reading Is administration talking about removing Health Services?

Iran/Iraq border hit with 7.3 magnitude earthquake

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer Earlier this month, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake centered outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja devastated the region along the Iraq/Iran border. The latest estimates place the death toll at over 530, while thousands were injured. The tremor was felt as far away as the Mediterranean Sea. The brunt of the damage affected Iran’s Kermanshah province, a rural, mountainous region … Continue reading Iran/Iraq border hit with 7.3 magnitude earthquake

Spotlight: Hansen Bargantine

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Owning a business takes a huge commitment along with an equal balance of determination and time. In addition to taking a full course load of college classes, it can be a challenge; and one may think it’s impossible; however, it is possible. For junior crime and justice major, Hansen Bargantine is no amateur in the area of personal management. Bargantine … Continue reading Spotlight: Hansen Bargantine