By Contributing Writer Abigail Field It may delight readers who longingly wish to return to early 1950s America that at least one aspect of the time has reared its head. One might remember more likely, from vague recollections of middle school than personal experience, the Second Red Scare, and, of course, McCarthyism. McCarthyism refers to the practice of making accusations of treason or subversion without … Continue reading Tulsi Gabbard vs. the Lizard People
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field Halloween 2019 kicked off the 26th annual Rocky Horror Picture Show. A wonderful show which consists of actors expertly miming the scenes of the iconic movie while it plays on a screen in the background, it captivated the audience with its humor and interactivity throughout. The beginning of the show, hosted by Director Sawyer Pollitt (History and Religious Studies, 2020), … Continue reading Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rocky Horror takes the stage for the 26th year!
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field The torture of disabled children and young adults, often thought of as a thing of the past, is in fact still alive and well in Canton, Massachusetts. Autistic young adults and children as young as nine years old are made to live in constant terror at a facility called the Judge Rotenberg Center. This center, founded in 1971, uses electric … Continue reading The torture of disabled children in Canton, Massachusetts
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field It is the 10-year anniversary of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American archives this year, and while quite a number of exciting events are planned (like a performance by acclaimed pianist Ines Andrade this past Thursday), probably the most exciting happening is the recent hiring of the new faculty director for the archives. Dr. Paula Celeste Gomes Noversa, an esteemed professor of … Continue reading New director for the Portuguese-American archives
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field Natalie Wynn, better known as ContraPoints on YouTube, has just come out with a long awaited video on opulence. Wynn is an American transgender YouTuber whose channel is primarily comprised of intricate and theatrical video essays, and she is well known as a prominent left-wing voice on the platform. She is also fairly notorious for her work in “de-radicalizing the … Continue reading Opulence, you (look like you) own everything!
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field On Saturday, October 20th, the Pakistani Student Association hosted its second annual Mehndi Night in the Woodland Commons, and it was a night all who were in attendance are sure to remember. Upon entering the building, guests were met with the smell of delicious food that they would later be able to partake in, as well as beautiful Pakistani decorations … Continue reading A taste of Pakistan at UMass Dartmouth
By Contributing Writer Abigail Field Students entering the Campus Center at the beginning of this semester were likely surprised, and hopefully delighted, to be met with large canvas photographs depicting student life, campus activities, and the recent ground-breaking of the new dorms. “I tried to think about ‘What will really visually impact people to make this feel like home?’” said Vice Chancellor Shannon Finning. “One … Continue reading New posters bring a sense of self to Campus Center