The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

(https://www.mastermindadventures.com/2021/04/01/aha-moments/) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu On Tuesday, November 9th, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth held a unique virtual event on zoom titled “Future Game State”: A Conversation About Massachusetts’ Game Economy and the Gametech Ecosystem. The lecture featured three local game economy experts: Krysten Callina, Ryan Canuel, and Alan Ritacco. Callina is the Founder of Mastermind Adventures LLC; she is a talent management … Continue reading The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

The Rise of EDM in Mainstream Media

By Staff Writer Roxy Hepburn [rhepburn@umassd.edu] EDM, or electronic dance music, is a genre that has mostly sat on the sidelines of popular culture. However, has social media changed that? As new social media and gaming platforms take over the lives of millions of people, music trends are evolving to fit their new needs.  EDM is an ever-expanding field of music with countless subgenres to … Continue reading The Rise of EDM in Mainstream Media

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

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

If You Love ___ so Much, Why Don’t You Marry it?! (The Torchure)

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu We all have definitely heard the expression “If you love “x”, why don’t you marry it?!” when people get fussy and I’m going to have a fantastic time adding to the band wagon. I am cracking my knuckles, stretching out, and I’m gonna let you have it. Ready? If you love the gym so much, why don’t you marry it? … Continue reading If You Love ___ so Much, Why Don’t You Marry it?! (The Torchure)

Warframe Game Review

Izzy Rivera Staff Writer irivera1@umassd.edu Warframe is a free-to-play action role-playing multiplayer online video game that was developed and published by Digital Extremes. It is available on almost any gaming console you can think of including PC, however Xbox One players cannot play with PC players, it is not yet cross platform in that aspect. There is a single player and multiplayer mode, letting players choose … Continue reading Warframe Game Review