FDUH: Pizza Place turned cultural center

By Sade Smith, Managing Editor Over twenty years ago it was a pizza place. Today, the newly renovated space below the Marketplace that belongs to the Frederick Douglass Unity House (FDUH) serves as a lively meeting place and daily hangout for UMass Dartmouth’s Black, Latina/o, Asian and Indigenous students. Known as Unity House by its regulars, it is a place where students, faculty, and administrators … Continue reading FDUH: Pizza Place turned cultural center

Insulting graffiti in LARTS

By Sade Smith, News Editor Last week, before the long holiday weekend, graffiti was found on the second floor of the Liberal Arts (LARTS) Building. Homophobic and racist statements in bright colors not only attacked specific members of the community but gave praise to others, seemingly superior. These words shocked many students and left most feeling uncomfortable. Senior graphic design major Ashley Lima said, “I … Continue reading Insulting graffiti in LARTS

Growth through performance

By Sade Smith, News Editor On Friday night, the CVPA Atrium was filled with supporters of junior CVPA major Caiana Luse. Christmas lights hung gently over the atrium bannister, lighting the room. Banter filled the area as the audience patiently waited for the singer’s arrival. A set list was provided, lining up the recital’s six songs. Typical of CVPA majors’ recitals, Luse took the advantage of the … Continue reading Growth through performance

Hidden talents revealed at Lost in Black Excellence

By Sade Smith, News Editor On Saturday, March 4, the second annual “Lost in Black Excellence” art showcase was hosted by Moors Engaged Noble (M.E.N.). Introduced and held in Woodland Commons last year, this show was meant to not only present the multi-talented students on UMass Dartmouth’s campus, but enlighten and educate viewers. With a theme surrounded by the idea that event goers should get … Continue reading Hidden talents revealed at Lost in Black Excellence

ASA hosts Hot Pot buffet

By Sade Smith, News Editor At the Hot Pot Buffet in Chinatown Boston, students who were friends and strangers indulged over a myriad of food for over two hours. The Asian Student Association (ASA) collaborated with The Frederick Douglass Unity House on a trip to a traditional hot pot restaurant in Boston. Before leaving for Boston by bus Monday night, students participating in the trip … Continue reading ASA hosts Hot Pot buffet

Black History Month Show addresses Crisis in Black Education

By Sade Smith, News Editor This year’s Black History Month Show (BHMS), “Crisis in Black Education” drew a large crowd, with students, faculty and off campus guests participating in the annual event on Saturday, February 25. In alignment with this year’s national theme, entry to the show required school supplies which would be donated to local area schools. Ted Manuel, member of the Black History … Continue reading Black History Month Show addresses Crisis in Black Education

S.P.E.A.K. discusses the prison complex

By Sade Smith, News Editor Friday February 24, S.P.E.A.K. (Stimulating Practical Engaging Audiences Knowledgeably) held their first event of the semester in Woodland Commons. In their second season, cofounders Rachelle Edouarzin and Charlemya Erasme introduced “Think Outside the Box” to discuss the prison complex and if the industry was helping solve or simply causing social problems. The commons were set up with tables on opposite … Continue reading S.P.E.A.K. discusses the prison complex

28th Annual African American Read-in inspires UMass Dartmouth

By Sade Smith, News Editor The 28th Annual African American Read-in took place Thursday, February 16 in the LARTS Atrium, hosted by the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, Frederick Douglass Unity House and Black History Four Seasons Council. A well-known event on campus, students, faculty, and staff stopped by to hear and share works such as poetry, speeches and songs by African American artists. The … Continue reading 28th Annual African American Read-in inspires UMass Dartmouth

What’s Up UMassD App

By Sade Smith, News Editor The What’s Up UMassD App, fully launched and loaded is a useful tool for all UMass Dartmouth students living on and off campus. Available in the app store, it contains information and resources from shuttle service to dining services hours and locations. The app is essentially a centralized, easy to access place for all things UMass Dartmouth, allowing users to … Continue reading What’s Up UMassD App

Of Ebony Emberz: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

By Sade Smith, News Editor 409 Edgecombe Ave, Harlem, NY. 1935. Tables set with red tablecloth for a memorial dinner party to honor the lives lost of Wallace Thurman and Rudolf Fisher. The host? Aaron Douglas, portrayed by Core Ensemble actor Dracyn Blount. The guests? Claude McKay, Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes, also portrayed by Blount. The Core Ensemble is a dynamic group of musicians … Continue reading Of Ebony Emberz: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance