A convenient screening for an Inconvenient Sequel

By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer Since his shocking defeat in the 2000 election, former Vice President Al Gore has kept his hands full with important projects. As a “recovering politician” as he puts it, Gore spearheaded the movement to stop global warming’s harmful effects on the environment with his 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Now, with climate change risks increasing dramatically and an administration supposedly … Continue reading A convenient screening for an Inconvenient Sequel

UMass Dartmouth switches to a broader wifi network

By Brooke Solaris, Contributing Writer UMass Dartmouth Switches to a Broader Wi-Fi Network. UMass Dartmouth switched to the faster, more secure Eduroam wi-fi system on August 15, 2017. The Computing and Information Technology Services department (CITS) worked to ensure that students and faculty have “quick and easy Internet access,” said Richard Pacheco, the Assistant Director of Networking. Educational Roaming (Eduroam) is a “globally federated network” … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth switches to a broader wifi network

Pumpkins, costumes, and candy apples… oh my!

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer On October 25, 2017 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Campus Activities, Dining Services and the SAIL office came together for the annual Nightmare on Ring Road Halloween Party, in the cafeteria of the Campus Center with nothing but spooky fun for all. Students could sit back and relax with friends after midterms and celebrate Halloween. People came dressed to impress … Continue reading Pumpkins, costumes, and candy apples… oh my!

Enrollment declines by the numbers

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer Student enrollment numbers for UMass Dartmouth are down. This was signaled by the announcement that Roberts Hall, a first-year dorm, will be closing after this spring semester. According to statistics available on the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment data reports page of the UMass Dartmouth website, between Fall 2012 and Fall 2016 total enrollment at the university dropped by … Continue reading Enrollment declines by the numbers

Is UMass doing enough to prevent assault

By Owen Lee, Staff Writer Sexual misconduct, as a broad term including harassment, assault, and rape, is a very relevant topic at this moment. Since Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was revealed to be a serial harasser with a long list of victims, there has been an introspective public discussion on the power men wield against women for sexual gratification. Victims are sharing personal stories through … Continue reading Is UMass doing enough to prevent assault

One president absent from hurricane relief concert

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On October 21, 2017, all five living ex-presidents — Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama , united in attendance at a hurricane disaster relief concert, in Texas, organising aide for the victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Of course, it doesn’t take an astute reader to notice one important … Continue reading One president absent from hurricane relief concert

JFK Files released, tin-foil hats remain on heads

By Sebastian Moronta, Staff Writer On Thursday, October 26, the Trump Administration complied with the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which mandated the collection and release of all documents related to the assassination of the 35th President upon the 25th anniversary of the law’s enactment. 2,891 documents were released to the public and the contents have revealed several previously unknown … Continue reading JFK Files released, tin-foil hats remain on heads