Art by Patrick Driscoll

Poetry by Erin Bassler

What Do You Know? The day we are born, we know everything Truth and Reason One moment of perfect clarity And then A blink, a flash, a heartbeat It’s gone We spend the rest of our lives Trying to find it again Not knowing makes us blind, desperate To bottle up smoke He’s better than him, her, them Is that […]

By Alex Macdougall

Doo Wop Doo Wah

By Erin Bassler Picture, if you will, stepping out for a night onto the streets of Boston. The year is 1947 and you’ve walked into a club where the drinks are classy, the folks are not, and the lights are dimmed except for a single spotlight in the center of the stage. A lone woman in a long sequined dress […]

Marissa’s Minutes: Lancer Sports Recap Jan. 24 – Jan. 30

Marissa’s Minutes: Lancer Sports Recap Jan. 24 – Jan. 30

By Marissa Avanzato In the past week, Lancer Athletics has played multiple MASCAC (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference) conference games. Worcester State is one of six Massachusetts state colleges in the conference. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the men’s and women’s basketball teams traveled to Westfield, MA for a conference matchup. The women’s team faced an unfortunate defeat against Westfield State, […]

Idling On Campus: Dirty, Expensive, & Illegal

Idling On Campus: Dirty, Expensive, & Illegal

By Erin Bassler Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the heater is so delightful. That’s what we tell ourselves after wasting 15 to 30 minutes, sometimes an hour, texting, reading, and killing time in our cars with the engine running. It’s an age-old story—Jim arrives early, Jim miraculously finds a decent parking space. Jim doesn’t want to brave the […]

Who Needs Movies That Don’t Need Women?

Who Needs Movies That Don’t Need Women?

By Madison Friend I want to take issue with the fact that the only time women appear in Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant is in reverie or as the victim of a dispassionate rape. It would be easy, after all, to complain that the two women we are introduced to barely speak or act; it would be even easier to make […]

Humor, Comfort, and Loneliness in Jeremy Sorese’s Curveball

Humor, Comfort, and Loneliness in Jeremy Sorese’s Curveball

By Patrick Driscoll Jeremy Sorese has been a powerful presence in the independent comics scene since 2010, posting autobiographical comics and building a devoted following around his idiosyncratic, funny, deeply personal work. Sorese’s dynamic cartooning and sense of humor make his worlds feel lived in, real, and comfortable—if you can’t tell from the fawning, I’m sort of a fan. But […]

Retro Review: OK Computer

Retro Review: OK Computer

The twilight of the twentieth century marked a turning point in the development of modern civilization. The advent of the personal computer was seen as a tool that would infinitely improve the lives of individuals who owned one. In 1996, Radiohead singer/songwriter Thom Yorke already had misgivings about how the implementation of this device would impact society. At the time, […]