Being a small local fisherman is not easy in today’s age. The dying industry is a shift in coastal American like never before: putting in place a system that leads to consolidation. If things can’t turn around for Capt. Tim Rider, the owner of the New England Fishmongers, he and his partners will be out of business by the end of the season. 

“We chose to go this route to survive,” said Rider. “Missing time with family. Shaving years off your life… It’s life or death every day and you can’t live that way indefinitely.” 

Rider says that raising awareness about his fresh-off-the-boat seafood is a big step towards changing current policy and helping more small-scale commercial fishermen succeed. 

This September, the team debuted their documentary, “Last Man Fishing” at Newburyport's Annual Documentary Film Festival followed by screenings at Portsmouth and New Hampshire’s Film Festival. The documentary is based on the harsh r...

“I can’t wait to go abroad,” I told everyone and myself, up until the point I filled out my application and my parents just said no. That was a really hard no - with no ifs, ands or buts, unless I miraculously came up with the 10 grand to travel, all by myself. Completely out of the picture. No part time job, no selling my closet, and no 21st birthday funds would be enough to cover the expenses and earn a solid yes from my parents.

I’ve heard studying abroad is not for everyone, people like myself - an uncultured 20-year-old with come-and-go anxiety and no past traveling experience. I couldn’t argue that one, but that didn’t change my urging desire.

And so I was devastated, as you can imagine. I’d be missing out on traveling Europe with some of my best friends. Stuck in Durham, New Hampshire with my nose in books and covering campus news for the next four months. Travel writing sounded way too good.

Luckily, my best frie...

CBD. I’m sure you’ve all heard it before since companies across the country are filling their shelves with infused products as soon as they can get their hands on it. With knowing that Cannabidiol, what we refer to as CBD, is one of the two primary chemical compounds that make up marijuana, you might question how this could possibly be legal. Disclaimer: if you didn’t already know, it won’t get you stoned, but I can promise, the benefits are proven to be endless - well, minus the high. It’s a hell of a lot more than your average edible, and you definitely won’t get thrown in cuffs for using it. So grab yourself an infused coffee at downtown, Newmarket’s ‘Crack Skulls’, and take a read.

To get technical here, Tetrahydrocannabinol, what we know as THC, is the other primary natural cannabinoid that makes up the cannabis sativa plant - pot, weed, dope, herb, whatever you want to call it. THC is the reason users get ‘high’...

It’s no surprise that anxiety is on the rise in the United States. According to observers and research, anxiety is on the verge of affecting our society like an epidemic. Anxiety seems to hide in our minds and slip to the surface only when we least expect it. Anxiety finds a way to push beyond rational fear, by redefining our internal conflict into exaggerated, demoralizing threats to our being. Stated by Medical News Today, and the American Psychiatric Association, millennials are the most anxious generation; anxiety levels have also risen 5% from 2017 to 2018. “Work reporting anxiety and depression have risen by nearly a third in the last 4 years.” Although there’s no definitive answer to the rise of anxiety, there’s one steadily rising factor that may be able to validate it all, technology and cell phone use.

Through studies dating back to when cell phones were first introduced, they were said to have no purpose or...

“I really wouldn’t want just happiness. And I don’t want just sadness either. I don’t want to be depressed. I want to be able to have good days and bad days,” said Mac Miller to Vulture Magazine, just days before his death.

Mac Miller had always expressed his wide range of emotion through his music over the years. Swaying from highs to lows, Mac had always been blunt about his faults, never failing to bring them to the surface, despite the negative backlash. “That’s what I was experiencing at the time. That’s fine. That’s good. That’s life. It should be a

ll the emotions.” That’s what made him different.

Mac Miller’s variety of music played a monumental effect on our generation. His lyrics made drastic changes through his journey as he discreetly evolved to be much more than the “frat rapper” he once was. At the beginning of Mac’s rise to fame the media assumed that his career would fizzle out like most rap artists.


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