The Chancellor’s town hall meeting

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Tuesday, December 5, UMass Dartmouth’s Chancellor Robert Johnson held a town hall meeting in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library. In an almost hour-long presentation, Johnson explained his intentions as the new Chancellor for our university. Johnson then took questions from the audience, which was well attended but mostly not by students. Chancellor Johnson began … Continue reading The Chancellor’s town hall meeting

Changes on the way: UMassD conducts year long parking study

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer Since September, Parking & Transportation has conducted a comprehensive study of parking on campus, carefully studying all facets of the issue. This comes in response to growing concerns over an aging parking infrastructure, and administrators aim to address most if not all those concerns when the study is concluded in March, with the hope of implementing changes for the fall. … Continue reading Changes on the way: UMassD conducts year long parking study

Gingerbread houses decked to the max

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer To celebrate the season UMass Dartmouth’s Dining Services helped students take a break from their pre-final prep and enjoy some holiday competition. On Wednesday, November 29, students came together to put their gingerbread house making skills to the test, a festive way to relax, imagine, and create. Everyone remembers those holiday traditions of making gingerbread and decorating with tons of … Continue reading Gingerbread houses decked to the max

UMassD set to become first public university using 100% renewable energy

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Even though the mighty wind turbine is one of the symbols of the UMass Dartmouth campus, those who attend the school know that clean, renewable energy isn’t the go-to form of power in any buildings. However, UMass D student Nathaniel Roberts and other passionate members of MassPIRG set out to change that. Since the spring ’17 semester, MassPIRG has been … Continue reading UMassD set to become first public university using 100% renewable energy

Cyntoia Brown admitted to murder, but should she still be serving time in prison?

By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer A week ago, if someone were to ask the average person who Cyntoia Brown was, there’s a large chance they’d have no idea. With the power of social media activism, however, it feels like Americans everywhere are protesting for her freedom from a murder case in 2004. The now twenty-nine-year old shot and killed a man who allegedly hired her … Continue reading Cyntoia Brown admitted to murder, but should she still be serving time in prison?

Market Basket vs. local stores

By Michael Rocha, Contributing Writer Walking through the auto-mated sliding doors, I witnessed a massive stampede of shoppers, scurrying through the aisles-joining. massive lines and paying low prices. Too low While the opening of Market Basket in Fall River on October 7th was hit with shoppers, the same can’t be said with local businesses from around the area. At smaller local supermarkets like Lees in … Continue reading Market Basket vs. local stores

NBC News’s Matt Lauer: The latest revealed sex predator

By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday morning after an employee filed a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” according to the network. The announcement was made by Savannah Guthrie to kick off Wednesday’s Today Show.  Guthrie clearly looked stunned and gutted by the firing of her partner. “We are heartbroken, I am heartbroken for Matt, … Continue reading NBC News’s Matt Lauer: The latest revealed sex predator