Stories exist everywhere, hidden among awkward memories, desires, mistakes, events, moments captured in our minds and on film. We bagged a few. The Watermark is an amalgamation of effort by students and faculty at UMass Boston. Here we share our thoughts and stories and values and passions creatively.
Join us as we explore art in various forms. We don’t hesitate to waste ink, paper, disk space, or to risk carpel tunnel culling the best of our creations. As UMass Boston builds generation after generation of curious, ambitious, clever, and engaged students, The Watermark stands as the imperfect manifestation of what we learn about ourselves and about the world around us. As E.B. White suggests, we continue "learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by."
"Back Bay isn't Boston- it isn't anything yet, because it's had no time to pick up memories and attract local spirits."
"Two months after marching through Boston, half the regiment was dead; at the dedication, William James could almost hear the bronze Negroes breathe. Their monument sticks like a fishbone in the city's throat. Its Colonel is as lean
as a compass-needle."
"A dozen times between my door and Washington Street I had to stop and pull myself together, such power had been in that vision of the Boston of the future to make the real Boston strange."
"In the summer of 1960, Boston's West End was bulldozed to rubble . . . . When the dust cleared there was Charles River Park . . . I like to imagine those old dead white guys rolling in thier graves."
"Poised in the right place, over everything the clustered below, the most felicitous object in Boston - the gilded dome of the State House.
The fireworks sent the night sky into a temporary retreat as Michael pulled Abby down the dock. It was still early in the warm fall night. The couple sweat under their thin jackets . . . .
Dr. Leila Farsakh, assistant professor in the Political Science department and an expert in Middle East Politics and Comparative Politics, was in Palestine from January 2 to 18, 2009 doing research . . .
I used to tell “yo mamma” jokes when I was a kid; I was very talented. I could deliver one-liners from “In Living Color,” sketch any Disney character, make beat-box noises with my mouth . . .
Hi. I’m Caleb, and I’m reviving the Watermark this spring. It’s been out of print for a few years. The Student Media Budget has dwindled due to budget cuts. We’re hoping to release at least one issue before the end of the year. . . .