Fall River mayor has his 2nd arrest this year

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce Fall Rivers Mayor, Jasiel Correia, was charged with bribery and extortion last Friday Sep 6.  The city’s youngest mayor took office when he was just 24 years old in 2015. Now 27, he’s out on bail for the second time this year.  He stands accused of extorting cannabis vendors in need of a non-opposition letter. A non-opposition letter is one of the … Continue reading Fall River mayor has his 2nd arrest this year

Hong Kong riots

By Staff Writer Megan Sullivan Hong Kong has unfortunately been going through an unpleasant political crisis since the end of March this year. But why? If you are unsure, here is where to find out. Riots have broken out due to the proposal of a bill with a very long name: The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill. Passing … Continue reading Hong Kong riots

Third Democratic Debate: Biden Is Still The Man To Beat 

By Contributing Writer Jacob Hunsinger On Thursday, September 12th, ABC News hosted the third Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. Voters were given another chance to get better acquainted with the top tier candidates who are polling over 2% nationally. The candidates were also given another opportunity to differentiate themselves in what has become the most crowded field of candidates in the history of the Democratic party. … Continue reading Third Democratic Debate: Biden Is Still The Man To Beat 

Making friends is easy, here’s how

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt Making friends isn’t easy for everyone. In fact, for some people, it can be one of the hardest things to do. The stress of coming to a new school coupled with the stress of living on your own can make college seem like an insurmountable challenge. The simple act of having a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to … Continue reading Making friends is easy, here’s how

I Believe in Becoming Who You Want to Be – This We Believe contest winner

By Abigail J Soares I believe you are who you choose to be. Opioids are a class of highly addictive drugs that are derived from the opium in poppy plants. I remember learning about opioids in 5th grade through the drug abuse program (D.A.R.E) offered at my school, but my young mind did not yet know how a topic that seemed so unfamiliar and irrelevant … Continue reading I Believe in Becoming Who You Want to Be – This We Believe contest winner

Study Abroad at UMassD

By Op-Ed Editor James Mellen  Are you interested in spending a semester overseas with study abroad UmassD? Study abroad is a program where students from UmassD are invited to go to study in foreign countries. These classes are taught in English and count for UmassD credits, as well as boost employment opportunities for students who participate. Besides looking good on paper, studying in another country is a once in a lifetime opportunity. … Continue reading Study Abroad at UMassD

Taking the crown for teen environmentalism

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk What started with a 16-year-old organizing a school strike for climate, flourished into a huge environmental movement, seemingly overnight. Greta Thunberg is a 16 Swedish teenager who has taken the future of our climate crisis in her own hands. Thunberg first learned about climate change when she was 8 years old and has since then become one of the only teenagers who has captivated the attention of adults and environmental activists all over the … Continue reading Taking the crown for teen environmentalism