Campus hosts Mary-Kim Arnold for National Poetry Month

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Poet, essayist, and visual artist Mary-Kim Arnold shared her work with the UMass Dartmouth community on April 17 to celebrate National Poetry Month. The poems she read celebrated women, reflected on war, and found roots in her adoption from Korea. Arnold began the reading with her poem to Semiramis, King of Assyria, who has taken on a mythological quality because … Continue reading Campus hosts Mary-Kim Arnold for National Poetry Month

Album review: Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about a relatively new artist, Billie Eilish, so I decided to give her new album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? a listen. Here’s a little about Eilish before I give my thoughts on her album: She started her music career in 2015 when Eilish contributed to her brother’s song “Ocean … Continue reading Album review: Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Shazam: The movie should have been as weird as the comic

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin Like Superman being exposed to kryptonite, the momentum behind DC’s cinematic universe has slowly been dying with each new film’s tepid release. To correct the ship that Zack Snyder nearly sunk with his overly edgy superhero films, DC gave the underrated hero Shazam time to shine in a new film marketed as more lighthearted and fun. While the film is … Continue reading Shazam: The movie should have been as weird as the comic

Something in between: The Languages of Poetry

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. April is national poetry month and while we as Americans often see English-language poetry, it is important to acknowledge the wide scope of poetry that exists throughout the world. Living in New England, and the Dartmouth area in particular, one language comes up much more often than others: Portuguese. On April 16th, the center for Portuguese Culture and Studies along … Continue reading Something in between: The Languages of Poetry

To see or not to see: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. The moment has come: the long-awaited Jordan Peele-led Twilight Zone reboot has premiered. In true twenty-first century style, the first episode was released online. It was until recently available for all to see on YouTube; the series will be available on CBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access. But does the Peele-helmed project live up the legacy of Rod Serling’s original … Continue reading To see or not to see: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

London introduces Green Tax

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. On Monday April 8, London has introduced the world first ever 24-hour, 7 day a week air pollution charge zone. This means that vehicles inside of the zone must pay a fee if their vehicles do not meet the strict emission standards. The purpose of introducing this Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is to reduce toxic air pollution and … Continue reading London introduces Green Tax

Anderson .Paak hits the mark with Ventura

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Californian musician Anderson .Paak recently released his fourth studio album Ventura. This eleven track LP is a funky foray with soulful motifs that are a treat to the ears. First, it must be noted that this album contains a number of features by the likes of Andre 3000, Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Sonyae Elise, Brandy, and Nate Dogg. … Continue reading Anderson .Paak hits the mark with Ventura