UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor     Photo Credit: Zack Wedge  Cowboy boots and an Appalachian twang are an unusual sight here in New England. However, going against the grain of Southern Massachusetts is Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band, and this past Saturday at the News Café in Pawtucket, RI, the yeehaw vibes were strong.  Beginning only with vocalist and guitarist Jake Hunsinger (English/History, 2020), the … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

Vote blue no matter who

By Staff Writer Jake Hunsinger  It is three months until the start of the primary voting season. While Republican President Donald Trump is not facing any serious primary challengers, things are getting messy in the crowded Democratic field. Early voting states like Iowa has turned into a four way statistical tie between former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and … Continue reading Vote blue no matter who

Unlikely friends face public backlash 

By Staff Writer Jake Hunsinger   Former President George W Bush and Ellen DeGeneres are friends. And they should be! If they enjoy each other’s company then they should be. It should be that simple. It was that simple for a very long time! Be that as it may, it seems that the general public has decided that it is deeper than that, and that these … Continue reading Unlikely friends face public backlash 

Italian Studies screens dread-filled House with the Laughing Windows 

By Contributing Writer Jake Hunsinger There’s something deeply uncomfortable about The House with the Laughing Windows. Scenes overstay their welcome, with long gaps of silence between dialogue and action that forces viewers to live in the unsettling backdrop of an Italian village. The world feels empty and desolate and the atmosphere emits an anxious humidity that makes you feel trapped. That was Italian film-maker Pupi … Continue reading Italian Studies screens dread-filled House with the Laughing Windows 

IT Chapter 2: shines as a sequel, not on its own

By Contributing Writer Jake Hunsinger I absolutely adore Stephen King, and IT is by far my favorite of his works. So when I first learned that an IT movie was being made, I was thrilled. And a little concerned. The original book, published in 1986, is over 1,100 pages of intense and oftentimes convoluted story of the children of the Losers Club. In IT, King … Continue reading IT Chapter 2: shines as a sequel, not on its own