By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer September has come and gone, and as October commences, many people use this month to advocate. October—most notably known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month—has communities both big and small coming together to raise awareness for the cause. Director of UMass Dartmouth Student Health Services, Sheila Dorgan, believes early detection is critical. “The good news is that in the USA most … Continue reading Raising awareness for Breast Cancer
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer When walking around the Liberal Arts building on campus, one may spy a new face among old friends and favorite faculty. She’s the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and her name is Dr. Pauline Entin. Dr. Entin was hired this September to take the place of Interim Dean, Dr. Amy Shapiro. She comes from a scientific … Continue reading CAS warmly welcomes its new dean, Dr. Pauline Entin
By Thomas Griffin, Staff Writer A little inspiration was all it took for Kien Nguyen to turn a routine volunteering venture into a memorable event for a Greek Kindergarten. A public artwork project of his, fixed on the inner walls of a playground in the rural Greek town of Kallimasia, is already showing lasting effects for the children living in town. Nguyen, a sophomore at … Continue reading Community Service Project: Corsair Kien Nguyen paints his way into the hearts of Greek kindergartners
By Seth Tamarkin, Staff Writer Marijuana has gone through many names over the years, from ganja, wacky tobaccy, and sticky icky to mary jane, stank, and that good good. But one moniker marijuana has not been able to obtain is ‘legal on campus,’ and the debate rages on today if it’s right that UMass Dartmouth has not legalized marijuana on campus despite the state legalizing … Continue reading Marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts since 2016, so why not at UMassD?
By Timothy Howard, Staff Writer Last Monday, elections were held to fill seats in UMass Dartmouth’s Student Government Association. Multiple vacated seats were up for grabs including two open seats representing the College of Visual and Performing Arts, an open seat representing the College of Arts and Sciences, one seat for the Class of 2019, one seat for the Class of 2020, and lastly three … Continue reading Student Gov’t Association election results
By Greg Estabrooks, Staff Writer Ahh, golf. Often dubbed as a gentlemen’s game because of its strict etiquette and emphasis on good mannered play between its participants, golf has traditionally struggled as a spectator sport. Although it has had its stars in the past, such as Hogan, Nicholas, and Palmer, golf always seemed to be in search of a catalyst that would make it exciting … Continue reading “Welcome back Tiger, golf has missed you”
By James Mellen III, Staff Writer Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed the state of Rock and Roll music recently, saying that the genre was no longer mainstream and he liked it better that way. Slash says that Rock and Roll falling out of the mainstream has paved the way for newer artists to say things that they “weren’t necessarily comfortable saying in the mainstream … Continue reading Is Rock and Roll still mainstream? Should it be?
By Benjamin Pfeffer, Staff Writer Leaving many fans to mourn, and many critics to rejoice, the announcement has been made by Producers Warner Bros. Television that the unique sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, will be calling it quits after season 12. Jim Parsons, who plays main character Sheldon Cooper, is the one behind the show’s end. Even though he was making a million dollars every … Continue reading Did the Big Bang Theory really deserve 12 seasons?
By Seth Tamarkin, Staff Writer Despite President Trump’s consistently terrible approval ratings, the Democrats are in utter disarray on who will challenge him for the Presidency in 2020. The Democratic establishment is worried that the two favorites to lead the party, former Vice-President Joe Biden and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, will soon be octogenarians and do not represent, to quote Bernie, “the young people”. With … Continue reading The Frontrunners for President are almost 80 years old, does that matter?
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Each year college brings a new start for the Corsair family, whether you’re a freshman or first year graduate student there are tips and tricks to start off your journey and to continue to use over your next couple of years. 1. Explore and Take Note As the semester starts make sure to take out your marker and star all … Continue reading The secret to college success