Wind Ensemble fall concert takes over Angus A. Bailey Theatre

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe The Angus A. Bailey theatre was filled with the melodic stylings of UMass Dartmouth’s own Wind Ensemble led by Conductor and College of Visual and Performing Arts professor Tobias Monte, Tuesday November 27.   Audience members entered the space to sounds of horns warming up back stage, slight chatter, and the Wii shop theme music lightly being plucked out by the … Continue reading Wind Ensemble fall concert takes over Angus A. Bailey Theatre

Fighting forest fires for the price of a chocolate bar

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Fires rage through the California hills as the Camp Fire in Butte County becomes the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state. With officials struggling to maintain and contain the situation, the state has been relying on help from inmates.  The inmate volunteer fire fighting program is not new for California – it dates back to 1915 – but back in … Continue reading Fighting forest fires for the price of a chocolate bar

The Hate U Give: a powerful film

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Think back on the last few years of news reporting. Remember the names that have flooded your ears, the lives lost that we refuse to forget. Look back to the people who have died at the hands of police officers when they weren’t armed, weren’t fighting back, and weren’t doing an illegal activity. Say their names. George Tillman Jr’s The Hate U Give speaks … Continue reading The Hate U Give: a powerful film

Another save the world film hits theaters, Venom (2018)

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Venom and A Star is Born hit theaters on the same night sparking a strange controversy where fans of Lady Gaga rushed online reviews to push A Star is Born higher than its supposed “competitor.” While these acts seemingly made no sense as the two films were not in the same genre, it has left many wondering: is Venom actually … Continue reading Another save the world film hits theaters, Venom (2018)

Teenage drug tycoon and FBI informant becomes cinematic star in White Boy Rick (2018)

By Gabriella Barthe, Staff Writer The FBI’s youngest informant turned drug-selling powerhouse, Richard Wershe Jr. gained the spotlight yet again after his likeness graced theaters in White Boy Rick – a film based off of his life and involvement in the illegal drug and firearms circuit. Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) starts the film as a 15-year-old, while his father Richard Wershe Sr. (Matthew McConaughey) is … Continue reading Teenage drug tycoon and FBI informant becomes cinematic star in White Boy Rick (2018)

Leduc Center sponsors ocean cleanup

By Gabriella Barthe, Staff Writer In the wake of ocean related scandals such as trash island, the BP oil spill, and turtles found with straws stuck in their noses, many have begun flocking to the oceans in an attempt to clean the seas from debris. UMass Dartmouth’s Leduc Center for Civic Engagement has partnered with Be the Solution to Pollution, Westport River Watershed Alliance, Button- … Continue reading Leduc Center sponsors ocean cleanup