UMass Dartmouth Profiles: Dr. Donna Lisker, new Chief of Staff

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer Many students would argue that getting to know the personal and professional lives of their faculty is an  important part of the college experience. So today, UMass Dartmouth’s new Chief of Staff Dr. Donna Lisker joins us for a detailed interview regarding her personal life, her newfound job and more. To start, I asked Dr. Lisker to introduce herself to … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Profiles: Dr. Donna Lisker, new Chief of Staff

Student spotlight: Sherry Anne André

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer There are a lot of different ways to spend your time off during winter break. Some people take it easy, some people work, and some people do something else entirely. Sherry Anne André, a liberal arts major with concentrations in women and gender studies and philosophy, spent the week before this spring semester in Louisiana. There, she helped set up … Continue reading Student spotlight: Sherry Anne André

UMassD parking gets more frustrating as ticket prices jump

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Over the winter break, UMass Dartmouth increased the prices of every kind of campus-wide parking ticket. Most tickets that were $10 or $20 originally jumped to $30, while the handicap ticket doubled from $50 to $100. There were also two new violations added to the campus rulebook. Make sure not to park in the chancellor’s spot, or any other reserved … Continue reading UMassD parking gets more frustrating as ticket prices jump

Does Mo’Nique have the clout to command a Netflix boycott?

By Seth Tamarkin, Staff Writer Does Mo’Nique Have the Clout to Command a Netflix Boycott? Over the past year, Netflix has committed to releasing a new stand-up comedy special every week to capitalize on the booming stand-up market. The platform has nurtured the careers of underrated comedians like Ali Wong, whose career blew up after her first Netflix special in 2016, as well as putting … Continue reading Does Mo’Nique have the clout to command a Netflix boycott?

Outbreak of the flu hits Massachusetts

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Winter has arrived in New England. Between the below zero temps and the first blizzard of 2018, the flu season has begun earlier than ever. The flu, an airborne illness, has gone widespread throughout the United States, including Massachusetts. However, this season’s flu contains a strain that the flu shot may not be able protect one hundred percent. Still, by … Continue reading Outbreak of the flu hits Massachusetts

Government shutdown proves incompetence of Republican leadership

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Beginning on the one year anniversary of Trump’s presidency, a disaster in its own right, the US Federal system was met with another disaster; the second government shutdown in five years. Unlike the Republican led shutdown in 2013, this government shutdown was orchestrated by the Democrats as a means to push smarter, safer immigration control, not as a means to … Continue reading Government shutdown proves incompetence of Republican leadership

The return of the Women’s March

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On January 20, activists across not just the United States, but the whole world, participated in coordinated protests. This worldwide Women’s March happened on the day before the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March. This year’s protests were foremost about women’s rights. Other topics included race issues, immigration, environmentalism, and other issues generally associated with liberal politics. More specifically, this … Continue reading The return of the Women’s March