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

Why are we attracted to the colors we like?

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu We all know one of the classical questions someone asks when getting to know others is “What is your favorite color?”. Some, not all, take deeper interest in the answer to this question, as it shows insight into the other person’s likes and thought processes. For example, stereotypically pink is described to be a feminine color and people make assumptions … Continue reading Why are we attracted to the colors we like?

Lil Nas X Causing Headlines With Montero

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu Lil Nas X has released a music video for his song “Montero (Call me by your Name) on March 26th, 2021 and it has caused all different types of headlines. The music video shows him in different historical, religious, and mythological settings with his own provocative twist, and reviews go from praise to slander. Lil Nas represents as a gay … Continue reading Lil Nas X Causing Headlines With Montero

First Listen to Lana Del Rey’s, Chemtrails Over the Country Club

Shannen Marie Hansen Staff Writer shansen4@umassd.edu I will be writing about Lana Del Rey’s album for the next couple of weeks. Because it deserves the attention, as it will have so much of mine.I want to start in the middle. Just before the middle. Wild at Heart. I get the chills at the opening bars of the guitar. I start to hear things I recognize beyond … Continue reading First Listen to Lana Del Rey’s, Chemtrails Over the Country Club