Award-Winning Musicians Perform at UMass Dartmouth

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell  In the early afternoon of Thursday, November 7, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth hosted a concert showcasing the musical talents of performers Eunghee Cho and Jayoung Kim. The concert was sponsored by the Music Department on campus as part of the department’s Afternoon Concert Series.   The Afternoon Concert Series, “presents highly skilled musicians, who are energetic and passionate about sharing … Continue reading Award-Winning Musicians Perform at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth student celebrates “birthday” of first book, Lung Lung Meets HES

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell  University of Massachusetts graduate student Michaella Lesieur is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her book: Luna Lung Meets HES.  “This has been a book I have wanted to write ever since I could remember,” she says. And Lesieur did not just write it. She also illustrated the book and completed the layout for it.   A project like this certainly requires … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth student celebrates “birthday” of first book, Lung Lung Meets HES

The undead are alright 

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell  I must in all good conscious preface this by saying I have never seen a zombie movie, other than Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, in my life. And yet, I feel qualified to tell you about the living dead. Whether you yourself think me qualified is another matter.   No longer just a Halloween staple, zombies in media are present year-round. From … Continue reading The undead are alright 

New artist in residence hopes for interdisciplinary projects 

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell This article has been edited for clarity. 11.13.19 The Artist-in-Residence position is open to all, it just so happens that multiple individuals from Portland State have taken on the position. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has a new Artist in Residence. Xi Jie Ng, who goes by Salty, arrived on campus in mid-October. Originally from Singapore, Salty moved to Oregon … Continue reading New artist in residence hopes for interdisciplinary projects 

American fans or Chinese communist support, what matters to American companies? 

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell   The American video game company Activision Blizzard, responsible for popular titles including World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, is making decisions that are disturbing the morals of its fan base.  Earlier this month, Blizzard took action against Hong Kong resident and professional Hearthstone player Ng Wai Chung because of the pro-Hong Kong statements the player made during a … Continue reading American fans or Chinese communist support, what matters to American companies? 

Fairhaven Festival shares story of Manjiro

By Contributing writer Nicole O’Connell On Saturday October 5th, the 17th Manjiro Festival was held in nearby Fairhaven. The Manjiro Festival celebrates the ties between the United States and Japan, centering on a friendship that began over 175 years ago between a Japanese boy named Manjiro and an American whaling captain named William Whitfield.   Manjiro was only 14 years old in 1841 when his fishing … Continue reading Fairhaven Festival shares story of Manjiro

Tensions of a language and identity 

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell  On Tuesday, October 8, Márcia Rego presented Portuguese Disturbed: The Contested Sovereignty of the Cape Verdean Language. The students, professors, and other UMass Dartmouth community members crowded into a LARTS conference room to hear Rego speak.  Rego, a cultural anthropologist professor at Duke University, was born in this region of New England, but moved to Brazil when she was young. … Continue reading Tensions of a language and identity