To see or not to see: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. The moment has come: the long-awaited Jordan Peele-led Twilight Zone reboot has premiered. In true twenty-first century style, the first episode was released online. It was until recently available for all to see on YouTube; the series will be available on CBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access. But does the Peele-helmed project live up the legacy of Rod Serling’s original … Continue reading To see or not to see: Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone

AHA Night: A sustainable success

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. When I first heard of “AHA! Night”, I figured it was some kind of invention spotlight. After all, one usually associates “A-ha!” with something like “Eureka!”; an exclamation you make after you come to some brilliant discovery. However, it actually stands for Art, History and Architecture Night. Once a month in downtown New Bedford, art galleries, cafes, and other area … Continue reading AHA Night: A sustainable success

Cask & Pig: A great atmosphere for an occasional treat

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl, If you’re going by the name, the Cask & Pig sounds like a simple, down-home place. Prepare for a bit of a surprise when you walk in. The dining room has a distinctly modern feel, with some country touches. A sleek wooden bar, flat-screen TVs, and sports memorabilia on the walls makes for a cool combination of southern charm and … Continue reading Cask & Pig: A great atmosphere for an occasional treat

Snaps for Delta Nu: Legally Blonde takes UMassD to Harvard Law

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. This weekend, the UMass Dartmouth Theater Company brought audiences to Malibu, a hair salon, and Harvard University. Under the direction of Rose Racine and Seraphina Bell, with musical coordination by Sara Alfaro, they put on a musical with an incredibly challenging score and intensive choreography. And what’s more? They looked and sounded fabulous doing it. It calls to mind a … Continue reading Snaps for Delta Nu: Legally Blonde takes UMassD to Harvard Law

50 Years of Feminism at UMassD

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl Last Tuesday, the UMassD Center for Women and Gender Studies hosted a panel discussion entitled “50 Years of Feminism: Local, National & Global Perspectives.” As the title implies, the talk was in part a retrospective on the history of the feminist movement; but more than that, it was also a reflection of the obstacles facing women in contemporary society, and … Continue reading 50 Years of Feminism at UMassD

Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. Guillermo del Toro is a man of substance. He’s also a man of he is also a man of history, and of fish-men, and of fantasy. Especially darkened takes on children’s tales. Del Toro, a Mexican filmmaker, is an absolute juggernaut in the industry. Over the years he’s built an incredible body of work. In the English-speaking world, his best-known … Continue reading Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

We need to talk about Tom Robinson

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. Some staff writers at The Washington Examiner really like To Kill A Mockingbird. And some of those same staff writers, it seems, really dislike “liberals”. Those two sentences aren’t necessarily connected, they’re just two things you need to understand before I start this article. With headlines like “Another booming quarter, and even Democrats can’t complain about the economy”, “Democrats move … Continue reading We need to talk about Tom Robinson

A bittersweet day for UMassD volleyball

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. On Saturday, October 20, the women’s volleyball team played a double header at Salve Regina University’s Rodgers Recreation Center. The first match, starting at 12:45, was against Eastern Connecticut State University (ECS). It wasn’t until the second match, at 3:10, that the Corsairs actually went up against the Salve Regina Seahawks. The first set of the match against Eastern Connecticut … Continue reading A bittersweet day for UMassD volleyball

Bell of the ball: Two local legends perform in CVPA

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. For the headliner of the night, Mercy Bell is extremely down-to-earth. The entire time her opening act, Sarah Donner, is onstage, Bell gives her full attention. Some artists might stay backstage while other artists were performing, but not Bell. She stands silently right next to the audience, listening, watching. It is October 19, and the occasion is Bell’s Coming Home … Continue reading Bell of the ball: Two local legends perform in CVPA