Katy Perry receives backlash on “blackface” shoes

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Just last week, Gucci pulled an eight hundred and ninety-dollar sweater off the shelves because of its racist backlash. Following the Gucci sweater incident, American pop star singer, Katy Perry is being criticized for blackface designed shoes. How could a shoe be racist you may ask? Look no further than the shoe itself: by definition, it is a black face. … Continue reading Katy Perry receives backlash on “blackface” shoes

Getting over an ex isn’t easy, but El Paso Zoo is here to help

By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The El Paso Zoo in Texas, as well as many others across the country, have all run a similar event this past Valentine’s Day which takes the meaning of “petty” to a whole new level. They have given the public an opportunity to name a cockroach after their ex-partner and watch it be fed to one of the zoo’s animals … Continue reading Getting over an ex isn’t easy, but El Paso Zoo is here to help

Pets on campus: Yes or no?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. If you’re not familiar with the rules our campus has regarding pets on campus, allow me to refresh you. You aren’t allowed to have anything larger than a gold fish, and if you do you must have a legitimate note from your psychiatrist with a diagnosis that the animal is there to provide you relief from your symptoms. This might … Continue reading Pets on campus: Yes or no?

National emergency: Idiot in the White House

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer. On Friday, February 15, Trump declared a national emergency to fund the building of his border wall. You read that correctly. A NATIONAL EMERGENCY to fund the building of his wall. Congress denied him approximately $6 billion dollars that were needed to build the wall. Therefore, that obviously means he should declare a state of national emergency because the wall … Continue reading National emergency: Idiot in the White House

A Grammy’s to remember

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer The Grammy’s this year happened Sunday, February 10 at 8:00pm. As always, there was plenty of controversy, plenty of crazy, and featured New England Patriots presenting an award. Female artists dominated in the number of prizes won. However, Kendrick Lamar held the most nominations of the night with a total of eight, but only went on to win one. Significant … Continue reading A Grammy’s to remember

Best Buddies kicks off at UMassD

By Staff Writer James Mellen III A chapter of the non-profit organization Best Buddies has been formed at Umass Dartmouth. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The club is being founded by Junior Sociology major Anastasia … Continue reading Best Buddies kicks off at UMassD

Music industry: It’s time to stop idolizing abusers

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Gekyume Onfroy was born on January 26, 2019, just over seven months after his father, rapper XXXTentacion, was shot and killed in Florida. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, learned before his death that his girlfriend, Jenesis Sanchez, was pregnant. According to his family, he wished for his son to be named Gekyume, a word he created meaning “a … Continue reading Music industry: It’s time to stop idolizing abusers