Produce & You: A look at the Stop & Shop strike

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. If you are a part of the food-buying public, you have most likely noticed the picket lines forming outside of Stop & Shop stores across New England. This strike, one of the largest in recent memory, has garnered massive attention from locals, national news, and several presidential candidates. For many of us here living on campus, especially in Woodlands and … Continue reading Produce & You: A look at the Stop & Shop strike

Something in between: The Languages of Poetry

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. April is national poetry month and while we as Americans often see English-language poetry, it is important to acknowledge the wide scope of poetry that exists throughout the world. Living in New England, and the Dartmouth area in particular, one language comes up much more often than others: Portuguese. On April 16th, the center for Portuguese Culture and Studies along … Continue reading Something in between: The Languages of Poetry

Celebrity presidents are terrifying

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. “Beating Trump would be so easy. So easy. So easy.” was a phrase tweeted by actor and veteran Donald Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin this past week. It is unclear if he actually intends on running for President of the United States in 2020, but what is clear is that he shouldn’t. In that same tweet, Baldwin also wrote “If I … Continue reading Celebrity presidents are terrifying

Anderson .Paak hits the mark with Ventura

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Californian musician Anderson .Paak recently released his fourth studio album Ventura. This eleven track LP is a funky foray with soulful motifs that are a treat to the ears. First, it must be noted that this album contains a number of features by the likes of Andre 3000, Smokey Robinson, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Sonyae Elise, Brandy, and Nate Dogg. … Continue reading Anderson .Paak hits the mark with Ventura

Social media tax drives Uganda away from the internet

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. In May of 2018, the nation of Uganda imposed a tax on the use of social media services citing a need to increase revenue for public services. Almost nine months later, public services remain underfunded and concerns over freedom of speech and government censorship continue. The Ugandan tax on social media imposes a fee of five cents per day on … Continue reading Social media tax drives Uganda away from the internet

Old man yells at Netflix, fears change

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. As Netflix gains ground as a leading distributor of independent films, some higher ups in the industry are looking to bar Netflix exclusives from the Academy Awards. This is leading to questions regarding the changing landscape of the film industry today. Recently Steven Spielberg came out against Netflix’s inclusion in the world of film saying “Once you commit to a … Continue reading Old man yells at Netflix, fears change

Power outage shines light on flaws in campus design

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Recently, UMass Dartmouth lost power. It was only for a short time, but the absence of electricity on campus raised questions about the preparedness of the university to address issues such as these as well as provide for the safety of those with mobility issues. Where were you during the great UMass Dartmouth power outage of 2019? I had just … Continue reading Power outage shines light on flaws in campus design