Debt free college? It’s possible

By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief Last Thursday, March 22, Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, officially announced his Debt-Free College Act. Senator Schatz, along with 32 other members of Congress, hope that the bill can alleviate the financial burden placed on young college students across the country. Schatz’s plan aims to be more holistic towards the issue of student debt than the more popular tuition … Continue reading Debt free college? It’s possible

my.umassd.edu revamp

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer Every morning, students and professors log into the university website to use a variety of services essential to taking classes at UMass Dartmouth. The main page at my.umassd.edu recently received a make-over. There was a period of downtime during which a placeholder page was used, which only included some of the important links located on the QuickLaunch drop-down menu. What … Continue reading my.umassd.edu revamp

MassPIRG investigates UMass Dartmouth’s energy potential

By Alex Kerravala, staff Writer While the majority of us were able to enjoy our time on Spring Break, MassPIRG was hard at work, both locally and federally, for separate campaigns. For starters, MassPIRG worked with their sister group Environment America and released a study, showing the offshore wind potential for Massachusetts. For those who may know, offshore wind energy is the use of wind … Continue reading MassPIRG investigates UMass Dartmouth’s energy potential

This Week in SGA: A parting message from a senior senator

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent At the end of this semester, the SGA will lose a significant portion of its members once the seniors graduate, and one of them has a clear message for those she’s leaving behind: remember what it’s all for. Emike Okhipo is a biochemistry pre-med major with a minor in political science. She serves as a senator for the class of … Continue reading This Week in SGA: A parting message from a senior senator

French baking with legendary Ciril Hitz

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Have you ever wanted to learn how to make fresh baked bread and the melt in your mouth macaroons? The Boivin Center for French Language and Culture is kicking off their program for the Spring semester with a real treat. On Friday April 27, 2018 the center will be hosting “The Art of Bread Baking with Ciril Hitz.” The event … Continue reading French baking with legendary Ciril Hitz

Salaam-Shalom wants ‘zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl’ for all

By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer “I love the German language,” German author and guest speaker Armin Langer said to the audience as he switched to a PowerPoint slide with the German word ‘zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl’ front and center. That mouthful of a word translates to “the feeling of solidarity” and sums up the work his organization Salaam-Shalom aims to achieve by uniting Muslim and Jewish communities in … Continue reading Salaam-Shalom wants ‘zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl’ for all

Wanted: Civility not cynicism

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands gathered in cities across the country for pro-gun control marches where activists, public figures, and most notably students from the shooting in Parkland spoke about a host of topics surrounding guns. The Parkland students have been largely responsible for organizing these marches, and they’ve also presumably had help from liberal organizers. That’s not a … Continue reading Wanted: Civility not cynicism

Stephen Hawking’s lasting legacy

By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer The universe is a vast, uncaring expanse that encompasses all that ever was, all that is, and all that ever will be. Frankly, its daunting and scary. Since our inception, we as a species have made attempts to come closer to understanding not only the world we live in, but the universe as a whole. Among our kind, few have … Continue reading Stephen Hawking’s lasting legacy

Trump’s tariffs rattle China, China responds

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer After teasing the idea of enacting tariffs on many countries including United States allies, President Donald Trump announced tariffs on several Chinese exports. China responded to this with tariffs of its own, continuing the trade conflict. Tariffs refer to a kind of tax levied on imports by a country. These taxes are usually intended to make domestic goods more competitive … Continue reading Trump’s tariffs rattle China, China responds

Death penalty for drug charges are hollow threats

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer President Trump has, on multiple occasion and with different levels of subtlety, called for the ultimate solution to the War on Drugs: the death penalty for drug dealers. Now, while this would drastically reduce the number of drug dealers in the US, it’s hard to take this as a positive. According to a Quinnipiac University study, roughly 75 percent of … Continue reading Death penalty for drug charges are hollow threats