Open Enrollment for Vaccines in Mass to Start April 16

By: Sam Travis  Staff Writer Email: stravis1@umassd.edu Signs of worries, but also signs of hope. Starting April 16, all Massachusetts residents will be eligible for open enrollment vaccinations. It is already said that half of Mass adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, so the fact that all residents will be eligible in just several says is a sign of hope … Continue reading Open Enrollment for Vaccines in Mass to Start April 16

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99

By Sam Travis Staff Writer Email:Stravis1@umassd.edu This past week, the Royal Family, once again, made national news. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of the prince on April 9, 2021, just several months shy of his 100th birthday. While the causes of his death are still being kept … Continue reading Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99

Life is Strange shows it’s “True Colors” with Reveal of Trailer for New Game

J Engels Staff Writer jengels@umassd.edu (warning: mild spoilers ahead for the first 3 Life is Strange games) Featuring the return of elements I’ve so fondly come to associate with the Life is Strange franchise- moody indie music, picturesque small town scenery, and (best of all) queer teen melodrama- the trailer for the series’ next installment invites me, like an old friend, back into one of … Continue reading Life is Strange shows it’s “True Colors” with Reveal of Trailer for New Game

Cozy Grove is A New Version of Animal Crossing: New Horizon?

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu Over a year ago the infamous Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out and was plenty of people’s coping strategy for the new quarantine rules set upon us. From the moment it came out people would post their codes for others to visit their islands and trade furniture items, becoming such an infamous game for gamers and non gamers alike. Since then the … Continue reading Cozy Grove is A New Version of Animal Crossing: New Horizon?

Finding the Music: Book Review of Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet” (1998)

Samantha Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet.” A novel diving into themes of gender identity, during a time when issues like this were never discussed or even considered to exist. Yet, they still did, and Kay discusses all of it. Inspired by the life of transgendered jazz musician, Billy Tipton, “Trumpet” follows the life of black Scottish jazz musician, Joss Moody, who lives his … Continue reading Finding the Music: Book Review of Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet” (1998)

SHINE ON, YOU LOVELY DIAMOND : Discussing LDR’s Lead Single Let Me Love You Like A Woman

Shannen Marie Hansen Staff Writer shansen4@umassd.edu Desperation, is at times, an element that draws our hearts like a magnet to the source. It tends to reach into a place where sleeping strengths lie and, like the lioness, or maybe Iggy Pop circa 1990, a hyper-bold energy surges from us and we are ready to experience the range of emotions the wiser of us would block … Continue reading SHINE ON, YOU LOVELY DIAMOND : Discussing LDR’s Lead Single Let Me Love You Like A Woman

UMass Dartmouth to Hold In-Person Graduation Nearly One Year After COVID

Samantha Travis Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu One of the many endless things that COVID has seemed to cancel or turn upside down is graduation ceremonies. Around this time a year ago, thousands of high-school and college seniors were given the devastating news that their graduation ceremonies would be cancelled or postponed, as they could not possibly follow the strict social-distancing rules to guarantee the safety of … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth to Hold In-Person Graduation Nearly One Year After COVID