Southcoast Corsairs build robots and communities

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth is home to many projects and programs that promote engagement in STEM fields, one of the newest being the SouthCoast Corsairs, a high school robotics team made up of students from all over the South Coast. The group began when Candie Desjardins from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Rhode Island reached out to UMass’ own Dr. Alex … Continue reading Southcoast Corsairs build robots and communities

Goodbye to Dean Riley…Hello to Interim Dean Shapiro

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Since Dean Riley, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences left, the college has had an interim dean acting in her place, and the one to take her position was Associate Dean Amy Shapiro. Shapiro has big shoes to fill, but shows eagerness to fill them to the best of her ability while the search for a new, permanent, … Continue reading Goodbye to Dean Riley…Hello to Interim Dean Shapiro

Stress Less with UMass Dartmouth

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer We are about a month into the semester, where countless hours go into studying, working, and attending classes, so what is better than sitting back, resting in a chair message or making arts and crafts? Stress Less Days are ready to roll this semester. The series of events taken place throughout the semester, serviced by the UMass Dartmouth Peer Health … Continue reading Stress Less with UMass Dartmouth

An evening with Pauline Frommer

By Owen Lee, Staff Writer On Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m, UMass Dartmouth’s Boivin Center for French Language and Culture welcomed Pauline Frommer, an established writer and expert on travel, as a guest presenter. She arrived to celebrate the 60th anniversary of her Frommer’s travel guides, and to speak to an audience of travel enthusiasts at UMass, as a part of the presentation, “An … Continue reading An evening with Pauline Frommer

Getting a gun: How does it work?

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer The recent shooting in Las Vegas has once again brought the gun regulation debate to the forefront of American politics. Is there enough regulation? Would government intervention help prevent more shootings or just infringe on people’s rights? This article does not aim to answer those questions. Instead, this article will describe the process of acquiring a firearms license and then … Continue reading Getting a gun: How does it work?

Roberts shut down: Answering the important questions

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer As some of you may know, as of Spring 2018, the freshmen hall, Roberts, will be shut down indefinitely. I was able to meet with Lucinda Poudrier of Housing to ask her the questions on all our minds: Why? Where will the first year students go? How immediate was this decision? As it turns out, there has been a slight … Continue reading Roberts shut down: Answering the important questions

Has SNL’s political satire lost its edge?

By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer Millions of Americans were shocked and dismayed the Tuesday night they saw Donald Trump get elected, and seemingly no one could make sense of such an awful development. Fortunately, there was one TV show that heard the call and rose to the challenge of satirizing this terrible event: Saturday Night Live. For its premiere episode, host Dave Chappelle was in … Continue reading Has SNL’s political satire lost its edge?