By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Last year, the university posed an interesting question to students and faculty, asking, “What could we do with 1,895 minutes?” The question was an introduction to the Corsair Challenge, a new annual crowd-funding challenge that lasted 1,895 minutes long and sought to secure as many funds as possible for various UMass Dartmouth institutions, primarily through social media. After successfully raising … Continue reading 2nd Corsair Challenge proves to be a success
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. The students of MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, hosted their “Energizing to 100% Renewable Energy Campaign,” a press event to educate the UMass Dartmouth community on the importance and impacts of renewable energy, on April 4 at 2:30 PM in the Birch Hall Conference room. They had the opportunity to discuss the environment that … Continue reading UMassD strives for 100% renewable energy
By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. The Claire T. Carney Library Associates hosted their 13th annual Authors’ Brunch on Sunday, April 7 featuring Gish Jen, Susan Wissler, and Lauren Wolk. The winners of the Claire T. Carney Library Associates’ student essay contest were also recognized. The essay theme was “Invent Your Future” and prompted students to discuss an “issue [they] believe is important.” The first place … Continue reading Claire T. Carney Library Associates Authors’ Brunch
By Staff Writer Tim Howard. Do you recall all of the memes about Ajit Pai? Well if you don’t, let me aid you. He is the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commision. Pai has the power of oversight over most pieces of technology that transmit signals. All technology companies selling such devices in the United States must have their technology examined and approved by the … Continue reading What’s going on with Net Neutrality?
By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. In Norway, electric cars outsold gas-powered vehicles in March for the first time ever. The question on many driver’s minds now becomes, are we about to see the end of gasoline driven cars? Or are they still going to be commonly used for a long time to come? I’d love to say that yes, the age of fossil fuels polluting … Continue reading Cars II: Electric Boogaloo
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. One of the most controversial American bill subjects of the last 50 years is once again in the news. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will soon sign a bill into legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek life ending medication. New Jersey will be the sixth state, including the District of Columbia, to have similar laws once the bill is … Continue reading New Jersey approves bill for terminally-ill patients
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. As the internet has dragged people down through the mud for being problematic, many people (especially those who are a fan of the people who have gotten dragged through the mud) have come out against “callout culture”. So what is callout culture and why do people do it? Whether it’s “Callout culture,” “PC culture,” or “identity politics” they all … Continue reading Why callout culture is a good thing