Shaun King speaks on race and the future at MLK Breakfast

By Seth Tamarkin, Staff Writer For sixteen years, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has hosted a breakfast celebrating the great Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy as well as marking the beginning of Black History Month. Each year, they garner a keynote speaker and this year, Shaun King, activist and columnist for The Intercept, spoke to the full crowd in Lawrence Hall at Woodland … Continue reading Shaun King speaks on race and the future at MLK Breakfast

What is rushing?

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer You have probably seen organizations in the campus center with Greek symbols on their tables and sweatshirts. If you are like this author, you might not have known what any of them mean or why they are there. These are fraternities and sororities, known collectively as Greek life. Some of them are gender-specific while some are coed. UMass Dartmouth has … Continue reading What is rushing?

This week in SGA: new semester, new clubs, and fiscal responsibility

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent This week, the SGA reviewed two new student organizations, the UMass Dartmouth Society of Healthcare Engineering and the UMassD Disc Golf Club, for a reviewal of approval next week. Concerns about ceiling damage in Willow and Ivy were raised and forwarded to infrastructure to be addressed. The Public Relations Committee is looking for feedback on how to improve Shake the … Continue reading This week in SGA: new semester, new clubs, and fiscal responsibility

Arnie’s Winter Warm Up launches the semester

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Wednesday January 31, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. clubs and organizations filled the campus center cafeteria for Arnie’s Winter Warm Up, which was part of SAIL’s Welcome Back Week. Students were also encouraged to bring in a canned good for Arnie’s Cupboard, defined on their website as: “Arnie’s Cupboard is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. The purpose … Continue reading Arnie’s Winter Warm Up launches the semester

Campus police on active shooters and survival

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On Wednesday January 1, 2018, the University Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety Colonel Emil Fioravanti gave a presentation on CRASE- Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event. The presentation was informative, explaining more than just “what to do if a shooter comes on campus,” and included other instructions, including shooters off-campus, and what to do in a … Continue reading Campus police on active shooters and survival

The truth will out

By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief I’m tired. It’s only been a year since Donald Trump took office, but it feels like two terms. It’s just been jam-packed with crap every single day. In an endless news cycle, the Trump presidency has been infinite. Political debates have become more of a chore than ever. There are still sane conservatives, I assure you. One of them works for … Continue reading The truth will out

President Trump’s first State of the Union

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Tuesday, January 30, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. This was different from most of his ordinary speeches – in a good way. The president delivered a speech prepared ahead of time, which is a good thing. It was structured and relatively easy to understand. Some people might care about how many dozens of … Continue reading President Trump’s first State of the Union

Climate change leads to environmental disaster in Paris

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer The title pretty much says it all. For some unforeseen reason that can’t be explained scientifically at all, the Seine River in Paris is flooding for the first time since 1910. Streets throughout Paris look as if a hurricane passed through, and the Eiffel Tower is closed to tourism. The Eiffel Tower isn’t the only piece of history threatened, as … Continue reading Climate change leads to environmental disaster in Paris

Tide laundry detergent begins new endeavor in the food business

By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer You cannot sit here and say that Tide’s multicolored detergent pods don’t look delicious. I know that when I see them, I want to dump the bucket out, shove a few at a time in my mouth, chew that plastic up, swallow it down, and there’s nothing none of you can say or do to stop me. So clearly, I … Continue reading Tide laundry detergent begins new endeavor in the food business

North Korea: A Cinderella Story

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer When we look at the world’s community, no country stands apart from the rest more than North Korea. There are certainly disparities between the wealth and size of other nations, but Kim Jong Un’s empire is the ugliest duckling in the pond. Obviously, we think of North Korea as an angry, unpredictable nuclear threat, and rightfully so. Their military has … Continue reading North Korea: A Cinderella Story