From Lone Star State to Frozen Wasteland: A First-Hand Look at Texas After a Devastating Snowstorm

Sam Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Up in New England, no one is a stranger to the occasional snowstorm. It is normal for several inches to fall on the ground, but we are always well prepared. Snowplows, rock salt, and proper heating systems always save New Englanders from being snowed in for days on end. But what happens when snow decides to fall in places where … Continue reading From Lone Star State to Frozen Wasteland: A First-Hand Look at Texas After a Devastating Snowstorm

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Amy Sherald Changed The Art World for Black Women

Izzy Rivera irivera1@umassd.edu Staff Writer To celebrate Black History Month I wanted to focus on a female Black artist who changed the painting world as we know it. Amy Sherald is an American painter who specializes in focusing on the injustice present in Black culture, creating portraits with grey scale skin tones. She is currently 47 years old and she’s from Columbus, GA but currently … Continue reading Amy Sherald Changed The Art World for Black Women

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Black Directors and Cinema

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Throughout the years of 2017 to 2019 my love for film would forever be changed. In 2017, Jordan Peele would come onto the scene with the critically acclaimed movie gaining more and more attention. Leading Peele to become the first black man to ever win an Oscar for best original screenplay. The movie Get Out would end up bringing into frame a … Continue reading Black Directors and Cinema

Lupin Review

By: A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Lupin was a surprisingly interesting Netflix original for me, before the show had been released there was a sort of controversy around the show based on the name. Many people thought the show was based on the anime classic of the same name, and they had changed the main character to Black man. But as things progressed those who … Continue reading Lupin Review

The Future of Cinema and Television

By: A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu During the quarantine of 2020, I was engulfed in the process of watching numerous shows and movies spanning from the 80s to the present. A large amount of shows on Netflix in particular as a means of escape with the pandemic and other major events of the world unfolding. After a while I started to sit to myself and … Continue reading The Future of Cinema and Television

Tenet: The Man on a mission

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu As the number of cinemas slowly open up, during this seemingly never ending pandemic. Christopher Nolan comes right behind it, to save film industry with his ground breaking blockbuster Tenet. Tenet follows the Protagonist played by John David Washington, a secret agent who travels on a epic time bending mission to prevent the beginning of World War III. With this … Continue reading Tenet: The Man on a mission

A Trailblazing Career: Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg

Staff Writer: Aidan Leavitt aleavitt@umassd.edu Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg, the trail blazing legal scholar, also known as the “Notorious RBG,” passed away at the age of 87 on September 18th, 2020. It was announced that her death was the result of complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.              Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from … Continue reading A Trailblazing Career: Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg

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