Empire star accused of faking a hate crime…on himself

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Jussie Smollett has been successful in many endeavors; he is a music producer, open about his sexuality to curb stigma against gay culture, and a famous actor. However, recently he found something he falls short in−faking hate crimes. In late January, Smollett, a star of the highly accredited show Empire, filed a police report stating that he was the victim … Continue reading Empire star accused of faking a hate crime…on himself

Half-lives and half-heartedness decay America’s ties to Russia

By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. Reagan-era trust between the United States and Russia has been nullified over some Trump-era good old-fashioned misunderstanding. For as much publicity as it garnered over its eight-year span, the Reagan administration was particularly quiet in its establishment of new policies. Sure, we all remember trickle down economics, the war on drugs, and tearing down some evil wall, but not many … Continue reading Half-lives and half-heartedness decay America’s ties to Russia

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

In Memoriam: Marc Lalosh

By Contributing Writer Gabriella Barthe. On February 17, 2019, 20 Cent Fiction Founder and UMass Dartmouth alumni unexpectedly passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth Massachusetts. Marc Lalosh, 43, was an English major during his undergraduate career at the University. He was born June 20, 1975 to Terry and Judy Lalosh in Cincinnati, Ohio and has lived in several states during his life. … Continue reading In Memoriam: Marc Lalosh

Synth Goldmine keeps producing in HOMESHAKE’s newest album

By Staff Writer Tom Griffin. The popular Canadian indie artist HOMESHAKE released a new album earlier last week, showcasing more of the synth sound that granted him his unique fame. The best way to describe his new album, simply entitled Helium, would be to typify it into the generalized genre of synth…maybe. It shows some semblance of soul and easy-listening music, but that description doesn’t … Continue reading Synth Goldmine keeps producing in HOMESHAKE’s newest album

Shh….do you hear that? I think it’s the sequel to A Quiet Place

By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place saw a huge amount of success during its time in theaters. The film grossed $340 million, split between $188 million domestic and $152 million foreign. Krasinski and his team at Paramount Pictures look to repeat these accomplishments with the newly announced sequel which has been confirmed for a May 15, 2020 release date. However, as … Continue reading Shh….do you hear that? I think it’s the sequel to A Quiet Place

SAIL office presents Disney double feature

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. On Saturday March 2, the UMass Dartmouth SAIL Office invited students to come to the main auditorium for a free double feature of two Disney princess movies. The films were The Little Mermaid and The Princess and the Frog. The movies weren’t the only free thing either, there were plenty of free snacks to go around too. SAIL does many … Continue reading SAIL office presents Disney double feature

Jay Electronica puts on a one-of-a-kind concert

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. “They call me Jay Electronica—f*** that / Call me Jay Elec-Hanukkah, Jay Elec-Yarmulke / Jay Elec-Ramadan, Muhammad as-sallam-alaikum / Rasoul Allah Subhananhu wa ta’ala through your monitor.” With these mystifying lyrics, Jay Electronica’s song Exhibit C hit the rap scene in 2009 like a rain storm hitting the desert. While most rap at the time was adopting simple rhythms and … Continue reading Jay Electronica puts on a one-of-a-kind concert

Life as an Italian-American through the eyes of 1915’s The Italian

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. For the last few semesters, Italian studies professors Dr. Rose Faccini and Dr. Matthew Sneider have used Italian film screenings to give students a glimpse of Italian culture and their various perspectives. For their fourth annual Italian film series, the screenings will focus on the Italian experience in America, starting with the one of the first movies depicting Italian-American life … Continue reading Life as an Italian-American through the eyes of 1915’s The Italian

Seven unanswered goals for UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse, lifts them to season opener win

By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team traveled to Mass. Maritime this past Friday to kick-off their season. Junior Sam Muir and company dominated the home team with a final score of 12-4. Early in the first period, the Buccaneers found the back of the net with a goal from Casey Sullivan but minutes later a tally from UMass Dartmouth senior, … Continue reading Seven unanswered goals for UMass Dartmouth women’s lacrosse, lifts them to season opener win