We don’t condone it, but here’s how to skip class

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Everyone skips class. It’s a part of college. I’m skipping as I write this in fact. Renaissance History, I love the class, but man do I have a lot of work to do. This article will explore the proper time and place to skip a class, as well as some tips and tricks to bring the best results possible.   First, … Continue reading We don’t condone it, but here’s how to skip class

Mental Note sings in the Holidays

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. This past Sunday was the first annual Winter Showcase put on by UMass Dartmouth’s premiere acapella group, Mental Note. This event brought the holiday spirit to campus in the best way these folks know how, with a song.  With introductions by Mental Note president, Rachel Ferrante, it was explained that this event has a dual purpose. The Winter Showcase gives … Continue reading Mental Note sings in the Holidays

Do you like jazz? Jeff Goldblum titillates with premier album

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. American icon, renaissance man, and pianist Jeff Goldblum released his first jazz album The Capitol Studios Sessions with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. This live album released on November 9, 2018 through Decca Records as No. 1 on the jazz charts. Thiswork is a breath of fresh air for someone like myself whose taste in music has been described as “bass and screaming”.  This … Continue reading Do you like jazz? Jeff Goldblum titillates with premier album

Italian studies saddles up with A bullet for the general

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. The iconic sounds of chugging trains, braying horses, tense gunfights, and powerful trumpets played out from the speakers of LARTS 117 on Thursday night as the second film in this semester’s Italian film series, A Bullet for the General began to play. Filling the seats were students of history and Italian, as well as interested community members. Hosted by Dr. … Continue reading Italian studies saddles up with A bullet for the general

Lab-Grown meat is only around the corner?

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. In 2018 the vegan movement is stronger than ever, and the market is reflecting these societal changes in ethics and dietary needs. San Francisco based company ‘Just’ is taking the lead on what could become commercially viable lab-grown meat. In the past, ‘Just’ has produced and sold a number of vegan food substitutes including ranch dressing, chipotle mayonnaise, and egg … Continue reading Lab-Grown meat is only around the corner?

First Reaction Review: “This is It”

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. The Greeting Committee is an indie music group from Kansas City, Missouri. On October 26th, they released their latest full-length album This Is It.  In the same vein as the last review, this is it, a This Is It first reaction. The album started off strong. I always hesitate when going into indie-pop-rock music because I know it often doesn’t scratch the musical itch … Continue reading First Reaction Review: “This is It”

Trump talks sports, world gets mad

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Twitter is the one social media platform that has successfully bridged the gap between the famous and the run-of-the-mill. On Twitter, celebrities and politicians are thrown into the same pool as the common man. Due to this phenomenon, Twitter is the perfect platform for our 45th president, Donald J. Trump to take aim with his opinions and fire them off into … Continue reading Trump talks sports, world gets mad