Kiwanuka brings ‘70s nostalgia

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt A&E Section Editor  Michael Kiwanuka, British born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist recently released his third full-length studio album, the self-titled Kiwanuka. For someone unfamiliar with his work, Kiwanuka plays like a retro throwback that wouldn’t seem out of place in a ‘70s period Netflix original.   Kiwanuka, who has been described as an indie-folk musician, has been a known … Continue reading Kiwanuka brings ‘70s nostalgia

Fortnite’s black hole

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt  This past October, the popular battle royal video game, Fortnite went offline beginning on Sunday October 13th and continuing for several days. This temporary absence of Fortnite caused pre-teens, videogame journalists, and anyone else who cared to go into a collective panic during their wait for the game to return.   During the downtime, players were met with a … Continue reading Fortnite’s black hole

Cultures collide on Kandiafa’s Mali Country 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt When one thinks of virtuoso musicians one most likely thinks of places like France, Germany, China, or America. It is unlikely that one would look to Mali, a landlocked West African country that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t be on the musical map. Kandiafa’s Mali Country changes this with a project that is as uniquely African as … Continue reading Cultures collide on Kandiafa’s Mali Country 

Saturday of service shines spot on sustainability

By Arts & Entertainment Section Editor Sawyer Pollitt On October 5th, the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement partnered with the Sustainability Office for their monthly Saturday of service where UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and community members teamed up to clean the trails on campus. Meeting at the Leduc Center, the group of environmentally conscious activists took to the Red Cardinal Trail to clean up … Continue reading Saturday of service shines spot on sustainability

Dear Harbor Radio Project 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt & Staff Writer Maddie Kenn The desire to have one’s thoughts and opinions heard by the public is a distinctly human feeling. Dear Harbor Radio, “a nomadic bike-powered love letter writing and recording studio”, can offer anyone with the creativity and the ambition the chance to make their voice heard around the world. This artistic work is making … Continue reading Dear Harbor Radio Project 

Sunrise Movement maintains pressure on administration

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt Chants of “What do we want? Commitment! When do we want it? Now!” echoed throughout the main campus quad on Friday, September 27th, over twenty members of the UMass Dartmouth Hub of the Sunrise Movement, who had organized a climate walkout the previous week, gathered again to demand commitment from UMass Dartmouth’s administration.   This commitment, says Hub Organizer … Continue reading Sunrise Movement maintains pressure on administration

Making friends is easy, here’s how

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt Making friends isn’t easy for everyone. In fact, for some people, it can be one of the hardest things to do. The stress of coming to a new school coupled with the stress of living on your own can make college seem like an insurmountable challenge. The simple act of having a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to … Continue reading Making friends is easy, here’s how