By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Tuesday, November 7, Student Government Association held its annual Shake the Ship forum. This is an opportunity for students to voice opinions and ask questions to a panel of administrative leadership from departments across campus including Public Safety, Dining, and Student Affairs. As the event was hosted by SGA, the forum was moderated by SGA Secretary Tyler Varda. One … Continue reading Shake the Ship Fall 2017
By Owen Lee, Staff Writer On Monday, October 13, UMass’s Red Watch Band did an instructional training session to instruct students on what to do to in the event of a peer’s alcohol overdose. The training ran from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and was hosted in Oak Glen Hall of the first floor Multipurpose Room. The aim of the session was to educate students on … Continue reading What is the Red Watch Band?
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On Thursday, November 9, the Frederick Douglass Screening House was generous enough to sponsor a screening of the independent film Mooz-lum, a full length film by Qasim Basir, with the writer and director present, sharing Basir’s story and answering questions. Basir is an American Muslim filmmaker who has been in filmmaking since 2002, and released Mooz-lum in 2010. Mooz-lum is, … Continue reading Special screening of Mooz-lum with director Qasim Basir
By Olivia Burns, Contributing Writer Picture this: You’re sitting at your desk writing a ten-page essay. You just came home from an eight-hour shift and it’s ten-thirty p.m. You have school tomorrow at eight a.m. and you still have at least two hours of homework to finish. You’re tired and very stressed. This scenario is typical for many college students who also have to work … Continue reading Student pressure
By Padraic Angelone, Contributing Writer Over 4,210 students, almost half of the UMassDartmouth student body, utilize Health Services. Located over by Pine Dale. It acts as the doctor’s office on campus. Sheila M. Dorgan, director of health services, places great pride in providing students with access to quality healthcare. “This isn’t your high-school school nurse’s office, health services functions as a doctor’s office. Our staff … Continue reading Friendly professional medical help
By Zack Downing, Staff Writer In a move equivalent to duct taping his mouth shut, a Twitter employee took down President Trump’s Twitter on Thursday the 2nd, before it was reactivated 11 minutes later. It was later revealed that the employee was finishing up his last day with the company, and decided to go out with the biggest bang that he could. Trump’s staff panicked … Continue reading Trump’s Twitter died: a 2017 horror story
By Jonathan Perreira, Staff Writer One of the easiest subjects for students to discuss is a bad professor. But, one of the struggles students have, even with good professors is difficulties with language gaps. Students and staff alike have a hard time articulating the dilemma of something akin to a language gap. Unless it’s a foreign language class, English-speaking students should expect English-speaking professors. …UMassD … Continue reading The effects of accents on an undergraduate education
By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer CNN reported last week that a man killed eight people when he slammed a rental pick-up truck into a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York. Since then, 28 people have been murdered in mass shootings in the United States. So, what makes this vehicle ramming any more prevalent than the other mass murders that … Continue reading How can America prevent further Islamic terrorist attacks?
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Dustin Hoffman. Brett Ratner. All those names used to remind me of their body of work. Now, things are a bit more complicated. It’s been almost a month since the Weinstein story took the entertainment world by storm, and the results have been immediate and terrifying. A-list actors, producers and directors have been accused of, well, … Continue reading Hollywood, this is getting ridiculous
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Since the start of November, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter has announced his outrage with the NFL’s ongoing protests of the national anthem, claiming these protests are hurting sales significantly. “The NFL has hurt us,” says CEO Schnatter. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolved this.” Schnatter continues, saying he thought this problem had been “nipped … Continue reading The NFL owes Papa John’s nothing