Album Review: Love Sux

(image: metacritic.com) By: J Engels email: jengels@umassd.edu Before I’d heard “Bite Me”- the lead single off of Love Sux– I’d brushed Avril Lavigne off as little more than a bonafide pop star, having heard only her radio hits. These newer songs introduced me to another side of Lavigne that I’d been a stranger to for far too long- the fiercely feminine punk princess who helped to define fashion … Continue reading Album Review: Love Sux

The Importance of Uncomfortable Art

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu Last week the university participated in the Annual National African American Read-In (AARI). This event was sponsored on campus by the Fredrich Douglass Unity House (FDUH), the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement and Black History 4 Seasons. AARI centers around black literature and was created by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to be … Continue reading The Importance of Uncomfortable Art

Long Live the Seals

By: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu You ever get that feeling of frustration when you get stuck cleaning up someone else’s mess? I’m sure anyone who ever worked in a fast food joint or a service industry can relate.  Anyone in the environmental conservation field feels the same way, having to clean up the damage our ancestors did from overhunting, to pollution, to over-logging, to the … Continue reading Long Live the Seals

As Long as it Makes Money

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode  bawobode@umass.edu  We seem to be in the era of biopics. From House of Gucci to Spencer and Pam and Tommy, there is a big push to watch real-life dramatics on the big screen. While these stories are exciting, it is easy to forget that the characters are not fictional, people lived through them, some of which are enthusiastic about these … Continue reading As Long as it Makes Money

Replacement of Humans with AI in the Workplace

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu The tour guide claps his hands together, signaling the factory tour’s start. One thing pops out to you as you are led from room to room. Where are all of the workers? The machines move in tandem, perfectly producing each product as a single supervisor watches from a glass window above.  This tour represents a generic factory in a … Continue reading Replacement of Humans with AI in the Workplace

Freed Britney

By: Maya Arruda. Email: marruda7@umassd.edu. Fans celebrate Britney’s freedom outside California courthouse Everyone familiar with the iconic pop star behind hits such as “Womanizer” and “Toxic” has reason to celebrate. As of November 12, 2021, Britney Spears has been freed, permanently, from her father’s conservatorship. This marks a resurgence of freedom for the pop star from her father’s control after 13 long years.  A conservatorship … Continue reading Freed Britney

Squid Game: More than Just a TV Show

By Maya Arruda.   Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Wherever you go, it’s nearly impossible to avoid running into someone who isn’t talking about this show. It’s so popular that merely days after the show was released, countless fan and meme accounts sprung up with posts that seem confusing to the outside eye at best and disturbing at worst. The name of the show sounds innocuous enough but … Continue reading Squid Game: More than Just a TV Show

Cancel Culture  Ft. Shane Dawson

By Maya Arruda. Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Shane Dawson: a major YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers at his peak, minor filmmaker of such cinematic greats as the movie “Not Cool” that won audience vote in Starz’ show “The Chair,” and self-acclaimed empath. He was a YouTube staple with his popular true crime videos and his more recent forays into documentaries.  He is also well known for … Continue reading Cancel Culture  Ft. Shane Dawson

Intellectual Risks are a Game of Life

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu It’s the first day after winter break in eighth grade, and you walk into homeroom. Students buzz and bubble into conversation as each of them are handed a sheet of paper. It is the high school decision form. There are two typical options, public high school or specialized trade school. Where will you go? Do you want to learn … Continue reading Intellectual Risks are a Game of Life