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

The Predator (2018): bigger, badder, better?

By Gabriella Barthe, Staff Writer After years of cinematic feats, writers have began throwing in the towel for new ideas. Re-imaginings of notable 80’s works have begun gracing the big screen in increasing numbers. So much so that producers thought it was a good idea to revive a series nobody asked for: The Predator. Inspired by the original film from 1987, The Predator graced theaters … Continue reading The Predator (2018): bigger, badder, better?

UMassD Believes

By Gabriella Barthe, Contributing Writer UMass Dartmouth class of 2021 students took on the 2018 This We Believe essay contest this summer with powerful responses showcasing unique yet relatable experiences. One would think such a paradoxical combination could not be met but this year’s winners rose to the occasion. Saheedat Bello, Lydia R. Touchette, and Ny’asia President won first, second, and third place respectively in … Continue reading UMassD Believes