By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On March 16, Kentucky state legislature passed a bill raising the minimum age to marry from 13 to 16, a bill that was fiercely opposed to by impassioned, family oriented Christians. While the bill passing is a step in the right direction, the backlash to the proposal was nothing short of disgusting. For background, all states generally require those 17 … Continue reading Kentucky families cry out against marriage age minimum
By Maria Stefanie Meraklis, Contributing Writer What would a day be like without our cell phones? Ok, people might panic, but how about imagining a day without social media? Millions of apps are available to everyone with a mobile device and everyone can be anyone they desire to be by showcasing an enhanced version of themselves. Filters pop up daily helping users promote their best … Continue reading Social media: Self-discovery or self-reformation?
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer Celebrities and celebrity culture permeate our lives in a way that almost nothing else does. We see them constantly on our TVs and in movies, and now with the widespread use of social media it seems like they are inescapable. We even make attempts to emulate them; what they wear, where they go, what they do. However, with celebrity culture … Continue reading Why are celebrity baby names so strange?
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer There’s an interesting idea floating around on the internet that our reality diverged from the normal timeline a few years ago and took a turn for the crazy. People who support this idea give examples like the current state of American politics and Elon Musk selling flame throwers and sending a car into space. This idea is, of course, ridiculous. … Continue reading Scientology TV: well worth the watch
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer A new academic year always brings changes. There’s new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new challenges. However, this year at UMass Dartmouth there is also a new organization on campus that has been making big waves. Many people walking around campus are sure to have noticed the Center for Undisciplined Research’s name and logo on flyers, posters, and installations … Continue reading The Center for Undisciplined Research brings a creative spark to UMass Dartmouth
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Anyone who has been enthralled with ghost and monster stories alike will get everything they want and more out of the podcast Lore, written and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Currently standing at 80 episodes and counting, Lore is a “bi-weekly podcast about the frightening history of common folklore.” Mahnke tells all true stories about ghosts, haunted dolls, the Jersey Devil, … Continue reading LORE: A truly terrifying podcast
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer With the rise in video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon, the amount of movies each year has risen significantly. Now, while the majority of movies Netflix has chosen to publish are nothing special, such as the overly preachy BRIGHT or the confusing for the sake of confusing Cloverfield Paradox. Netflix isn’t the only service producing films of varying … Continue reading Awards can’t keep up with movie production
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer When you think of a tropical fine dining restaurant, what’s the first place you think of? Margaritaville, of course. Jimmy Buffet’s famous restaurant chain has become the go to destination for some great food and good times when traveling near and around Florida. Keep Margaritaville on your mind while traveling again for spring break, or even for the summer. Margaritaville … Continue reading Wasting away again in Margaritaville
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs Baseball team started their season strong, with a 9-2 start in their first 11 games over spring break. With one of the most successful starts in University history, the Corsairs have been dominating teams and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Their season began Tuesday, March 6 at the New England Baseball … Continue reading Corsairs baseball team dominates in first leg of season
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Fresh off a ECAC semifinals overtime loss to Clarkson 5-4 on Friday night, Harvard’s star forward Ryan Donato found himself available and poised for a second playoff run, this time though with the Boston Bruins. Donato signed a two-year entry level contract only two days after his NCAA career with Harvard ended. He finished his junior season leading Harvard with … Continue reading Boston Bruins’ rookie Ryan Donato shines in his first NHL game