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

This Land blows away with bluesy beats

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Texan musician Gary Clark Jr. released his latest album This Land on February 22, 2019. It offers more of the soulful blues and rock mix that he has come to be known for. On this album he draws upon his years of experience in the field to break away from traditions of the genres and deliver something that is new … Continue reading This Land blows away with bluesy beats

UMassD lacks campus acts with hit tracks

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Going through day-to-day life as a college student can be frustrating and difficult. Everyone is always looking for a way to break up the monotony. There is almost nothing better to cure that feeling than a nice event that can take everyone’s mind off of the tedium of life. UMass Dartmouth was at one point a mecca for this kind … Continue reading UMassD lacks campus acts with hit tracks

Harverd Drop Out is a bad album and I’m upset

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. American musician Lil Pump, born Gazzy Garcia, recently released his second studio album Harverd Drop Out this past Friday. This album generates deep feelings inside of this reviewer, and throughout the course of this review these feelings will be investigated within the context of the album. Normally, while reviewing an album I notate the point where I realize I no … Continue reading Harverd Drop Out is a bad album and I’m upset

Shorts in the winter: why?

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Recently here at UMass Dartmouth temperatures dropped into the negatives. Many of us were bundled up in big coats, scarves, and hats. Alongside those of us who are clad in the winter standards are the brave souls who battle the howling Dartmouth winds in a simple pair of shorts. They can be seen everywhere, boldly going where few dare to … Continue reading Shorts in the winter: why?