Finding the Music: Book Review of Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet” (1998)

Samantha Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet.” A novel diving into themes of gender identity, during a time when issues like this were never discussed or even considered to exist. Yet, they still did, and Kay discusses all of it. Inspired by the life of transgendered jazz musician, Billy Tipton, “Trumpet” follows the life of black Scottish jazz musician, Joss Moody, who lives his … Continue reading Finding the Music: Book Review of Jackie Kay’s “Trumpet” (1998)

UMass Dartmouth to Hold In-Person Graduation Nearly One Year After COVID

Samantha Travis Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu One of the many endless things that COVID has seemed to cancel or turn upside down is graduation ceremonies. Around this time a year ago, thousands of high-school and college seniors were given the devastating news that their graduation ceremonies would be cancelled or postponed, as they could not possibly follow the strict social-distancing rules to guarantee the safety of … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth to Hold In-Person Graduation Nearly One Year After COVID

Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”

Samantha Travis  Staff Writer stravis1@umassd.edu Calling all sci-fi, action junkies. Or anyone staying in on a Friday night looking for a movie that will keep you wondering from the beginning to the end. Ric Roman Waugh’s “Greenland” (2020) is a jarring, nail-biting movie about survival, global disasters, and humanity during desperate times. It may, ironically, not sound too unfamiliar, considering the year that all of … Continue reading Race Against Time: Movie Review of “Greenland.”