Let Melania speak

By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, controversy arose as Melania Trump criticized American politicians for not doing enough to pass legislation on gun control. She also backed activists that were pushing for said legislation. Many have called out Mrs. Trump due to the fact that President Trump and the GOP have actively resisted gun control measures for … Continue reading Let Melania speak

What a non-Castro president could mean

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer Cuba is having parliamentary elections on March 11. This is significant because the parliament elected that this time will choose the next president of Cuba. Cuba’s current president is Raúl Castro, who has been in that position since 2008. Castro announced that he plans not to seek reelection, likely because of he is 86 years old. Raúl’s brother, Fidel Castro, … Continue reading What a non-Castro president could mean

Instagramers of UMass Dartmouth fills an under-served niche on campus

By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer Here at UMass Dartmouth it often seems like everyone thinks they’re a photographer. From your friend who takes artsy photos of the campanile at dusk all the way to the actual photography majors in CVPA who put in hours at the Star Store. However, those who are serious when it comes to photography on campus, whether they be amateurs or … Continue reading Instagramers of UMass Dartmouth fills an under-served niche on campus

Record breakers, movie makers, history shakers – Oscars 2018

By Jonathan Perreira, Arts and Entertainment Editor The Oscars used to be an easy way to watch white men circle jerk golden statues amongst each other. But the fiery spirits of the disenfranchised will never allow that to happen again. I was born with almost every privilege possible, but even I couldn’t help but feel second-hand empowerment from the success earned by women, people of … Continue reading Record breakers, movie makers, history shakers – Oscars 2018

Lady Bird: The most accurate adolescence I have ever seen

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, is about as “indie movie” as it gets. Between the no-name actors and actresses, the very faded lighting, and somewhat pretentious dialogue, it’s a wonder to see it at the Oscars if you take it at face value. Thankfully what this story lacks in overall quality and budget, it makes up for with an … Continue reading Lady Bird: The most accurate adolescence I have ever seen

Annihilation review: The highest budget art film you’ll ever see

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer If there’s one thing you can say without certainty about Alex Garland’s new science fiction-horror film Annihilation, it’s that it definitely swings for the fences. Before we even get to the film itself I think that really needs to be stated. This is a big budget studio film in 2018 that does everything big budget studio films in 2018 hate. … Continue reading Annihilation review: The highest budget art film you’ll ever see

Breakfast and lunch at Chef Jeff’s

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Chef Jeff’s is a little gem tucked away in Westport, MA located just minutes from campus. Foodies can stop on in for breakfast or lunch at this little hole in the wall mom and pop shop. Located on 1133 American Legion Hwy, Chef Jeff’s is known for their home cooked meals and wide variety menu dishing out your favorite comfort … Continue reading Breakfast and lunch at Chef Jeff’s

Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA amidst U. of Arizona scandal

By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Four-star power forward prospect, Shareef O’Neal, the son of Hall of Fame and All-Time great NBA center Shaquille O’Neal, has committed to the UCLA Bruins. O’Neal announced his decision on Tuesday night with an Instagram post in Bruins’ gear alongside his parents. The 6’10” senior from Santa Monica Crossroads High School is known for his long-range shooting abilities for a … Continue reading Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA amidst U. of Arizona scandal

The NFL offseason is already getting spicy what’s waiting for us in the NFL offseason

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer It’s March, that small period where the only two major sports being played are basketball and hockey. After a Super Bowl for the ages, it’s time to settle down and tune in to see how Kyrie Irving’s doing crossing people up. Or, if you’re addicted to football and already can’t wait for the season to start back up in September, … Continue reading The NFL offseason is already getting spicy what’s waiting for us in the NFL offseason