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
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
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
By Isabella Machado, Contributing Writer Chelsea Correia marvels at the art displayed in Italy’s Palazzo Riso, dreaming of a day where her art will also take its place in the museum. She curls up on the wooden bench in front of a marble statue and begins to sketch. After her day of sketching the greats, Correia will return to her cozy room which she shares … Continue reading Studying abroad at UMass Dartmouth
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?
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
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
By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer 26 attendees of Sunday Mass at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, were tragically killed on November 5. It’s a small rural town, with a population of 360 and only a handful of small businesses, which makes the tragedy that occurred there even more shocking. But a week later, on November 12, Sunday Service was held again, in … Continue reading Recovering from tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Fans of Sean Hannity apparently no longer need their Keurig coffee machines. People are smashing their Keurig coffee maker machines after the company announced that its advertisements would no longer appear on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show. Boo-hoo. The move, an albeit smart one, from Keurig, comes after Hannity suggested people not rush to judgement on Alabama Senate candidate … Continue reading New trend among conservatives: smashing your expensive coffee makers
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer When looking to the day I first transferred from Bristol Community College to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, I think back to orientation day, and how helpful campus tours really are in transitioning students. …Whether you’re from high school or other colleges and universities, it makes you feel welcomed and a part of the school and community. All incoming students … Continue reading Are campus tours really helpful?