Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt Discovering new music is one of the few joys that can be found in the COVID-19 hellscape we are all collectively experiencing. Fortunately for me, new music often appears in my inbox! And thanks to Boston based indie rock band “Alex & The People”, not only did new music show up, but good music did as well. “Alex & The … Continue reading Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

University addresses student account concerns

By Sawyer Pollitt Earlier this week, many UMass Dartmouth Students were alarmed to discover that their COIN account balance reported figures that were at times $1,200 higher than they were previously thought to be. This was found to be the result of an adjustment in the University Grant and Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship. For some students, this new balance resulted in a hold placed on their … Continue reading University addresses student account concerns

Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor  spollitt@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Pamela Karimi, Michael Kilbride, Gabriella Barthe   “I’ve reached the end of this great history and all the land will fill with talk of me. I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will save my name and reputation from the grave.” – Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi, 940-1020 C.E.   This line ends the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, an epic poem which has captured the hearts … Continue reading Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

UNLOCKED sounds like a mistake in the best possible way 

by BRIAN GARRARD   Contributing Writer  bgarrard@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Dazed    Denzel Curry is the last great bastion of Miami’s SoundCloud rap scene, and on UNLOCKED, he continues to demonstrate why. Following two critically acclaimed albums, 2018’s TA13OO and 2019’s ZUU, Curry is once again showing his ability to hit hard, blend into any sound he applies himself to, and still maintain his unique voice in hip hop today.   … Continue reading UNLOCKED sounds like a mistake in the best possible way 

A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer  baubin1@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures    When the DC Extended Universe released Suicide Squad in 2016, audiences were pumped to see a comic book movie about the bad guys. With the market saturated with the likes of Marvel’s Avengers and DC’s beloved heroes Batman and Superman, Suicide Squad offered a refreshing change. Sadly, however, the movie was panned by critics and audiences alike.  On … Continue reading A New Kind of Girl Gang in DC’s BIRDS OF PREY 

Why Foreign Policy questions have no place in the Presidential Debate

By James Mellen The South Carolina presidential Debate aired the night before I am writing this, this debate was nearly unwatchable, it devolved into a presidential screaming match. One feature this debate had that has stuck with me is the emphasis on foreign policy questions, questions ranging from whether or not Xi Xingping is a dictator, to the Syrian Civil War. There was a separate … Continue reading Why Foreign Policy questions have no place in the Presidential Debate

Valentine’s Day: Day of Love or Consumerist Ploy? 

By BROOKE AUBIN  Staff Writer  baubin1@umassd.edu    When we think of Valentine’s Day, there are a few staple things that come to mind. Extravagant bouquets, giant teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and romantic candlelit dinners are just a few things that our society has deemed to contain the essence of the holiday. What do all of these things have in common? To quote ABBA: “money, … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Day of Love or Consumerist Ploy? 

The Mechanical Economy Is a Socialist Economy  

By James Mellen In a world that is becoming increasingly posthuman, the automation of production is going to decimate the workforce for everyday people. I believe that the implication of automation will bring the Liberal right to property ownership to its logical conclusion, and incentivise the revolution of the Proletariat.   Any and all rights have logical conclusions in which they lose their validity, while we are given … Continue reading The Mechanical Economy Is a Socialist Economy  

Bloomberg: A wolf in sheep’s clothing 

By Brian Garrard Contributing Writer      “‘Oh my god, you’re arresting kids for marijuana that are all minorities.’ Yes, that’s true. Why? Because we put all the cops in minority neighborhoods. Yes, that’s true. Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is.” -Michael Bloomberg, 2015. So… How about those Bloomberg memes huh?       Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York … Continue reading Bloomberg: A wolf in sheep’s clothing