One Year of COVID: Where Are We Now?

Samantha Travis Staff Writer  stravis1@umassd.edu Everyone knows what this past week has been for many of us. The anniversary of moments many of us would rather forget. I can still remember where I was a year ago at this time. It was March 13, 2020. My last day of in-person classes. It was my final semester at Bristol Community College, excited for my graduation ceremony … Continue reading One Year of COVID: Where Are We Now?

Video Games Have Become A Saving Grace

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu To a certain extent, everyone can agree that video games have become the saving grace of 2020 and possibly 2021. Friends will hop on a Discord call and ask for the code to join a couple rounds of Among Us or join someone’s Minecraft server to blow up each other’s hard made houses. This phenomenon has of course existed before … Continue reading Video Games Have Become A Saving Grace

The Covid-19 pandemic and learning to make a “Damn fine cup of coffee”

Shannen Marie Hansen Staff Writer shansen4@umassd.edu Statics run our minds. Give me a good statistic and I’ll believe almost anything you say. Today, the weather is sunny with clear blue skies and a persistent spring breeze. Yesterday looked just like today. Blue skies stretched in all directions. Everywhere I went yesterday strangers reported that the weather forecasted a 100%chance of rain on Wednesday (it was … Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic and learning to make a “Damn fine cup of coffee”

Kanopy: After Netflix gets Boring

By: A.J. MerchStaff Writeramerchant1@umassd.edu After months of putting it off, I finally looked at the Kanopy app which was an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries. It was during my Spanish class when my professor had assigned a homework of watching a movie called Chico & Rita on the app. While doing so, I would fall in … Continue reading Kanopy: After Netflix gets Boring

Meme Culture Has Become Our Second Language

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu In the year 2021, memes have become the way our generation responds to life events. Whether they be catastrophic or everyday things, everyone has a meme response to represent how they feel. If I say to you “What if I told you…” or “One does not simply…” a certain set of images, voice tones, and situations will pop into your … Continue reading Meme Culture Has Become Our Second Language

Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

A.J. Merch Staff Writer amerchant1@umassd.edu Boxing is now a very interesting space. It has now been occupied by the likes of Jake Paul and Logan Paul in recent years. For the most part it is Jake Paul, who is Jake Paul you may ask? Jake Paul, during my middle school years into freshmen and sort of Sophomore year of high school was the era of … Continue reading Combat Sports VS Jake Paul

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

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