The Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20 to honor the lives of those murdered as a result of their gender identity and expression. The tradition was started in 1999 to honor Rita Hester and all those who had died since her death one year prior.   The vigil takes place at the close of Transgender Awareness Week which … Continue reading The Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

Counting down the minutes until Countdown was over

 By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe   Walking into the theatre I had almost no expectations for Countdown. All I knew was that is was going to be about an app that tells people when they would die – interesting premise for a horror movie right? Unsurprisingly – its not original.   In the last decade multiple productions have been made with that very premise. Most notable has … Continue reading Counting down the minutes until Countdown was over

Sanctum Folkloria hosts 2nd Annual Witches’ Ball  

By Editor-In-Chief Gabriella Barthe  With a dim glow emanating on the upper level of the TriWorks Building, the open hall filled with burning smoke from sage as Sanctum Folkloria owner Lucky Cabral circled the room in preparation for the opening performance. The room parted into a large circle with Lucky and Priestess of the Black Forest Tradition Madame Ceridwyn centered among them.  As the music began, … Continue reading Sanctum Folkloria hosts 2nd Annual Witches’ Ball  

Fall Family Festival combines with Homecoming to spectacular results

By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe UMass Dartmouth welcomed home alumni this past weekend October 25 through October 27, 2019 for the annual Homecoming Weekend. The events coincided with the University Fall Family Festival October 26 to showcase a full day of what UMass Dartmouth has to offer.  Homecoming Weekend kicked off with a Reception in the University Club at 4 PM on Friday and was followed … Continue reading Fall Family Festival combines with Homecoming to spectacular results

Clothesline Project: for every woman 

By Editor-in-chief Gabriella Barthe On October 23, 2019, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) set up shop along the accessibility ramp in the Library Living Room to showcase their ongoing Clothesline Project in partnership with the Center for Women Gender and Sexuality (CWGS). Lining the ramp and a clothesline immediately next to it were Tee Shirts designed and decorated by women and children survivors of violence … Continue reading Clothesline Project: for every woman 

The Joker gives message of the dangers of media while inciting warnings of incel violence

By Editor-In-Chief Gabriella Barthe  With reports of the Joker movie being a possible source for incel violence in the weeks leading up to its release, movie goers have been conflicted about seeing the film.   Fears of a repeat of the September 20, 2012 theatre mass shooting at a screening of “The Dark Knight” in Aurora, Colorado, has fueled many of these responses.   In response to … Continue reading The Joker gives message of the dangers of media while inciting warnings of incel violence

Eyes on the Trump Impeachment Inquiry from then to now

By Editor-In-Chief Gabriella Barthe Over the last three weeks an impeachment inquiry has been underway focusing on President Trump’s actions toward the Ukraine and seeking foreign involvement in the upcoming presidential election. A lot has unfolded in that time frame, and for those who haven’t paid attention as information has surfaced it is easy to fall behind. The following is an outline of the highlights … Continue reading Eyes on the Trump Impeachment Inquiry from then to now