Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, has been working on the affordable textbook campaign, which is fairly new to UMassD. Junior, Bryce Vickery, became Coordinator of the Affordable Textbook Campaign in the beginning of this semester. He, alongside his team, strived for affordable textbooks for all college students. The Torch had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

2019-2020 SGA election results are in

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. After weeks of candidates campaigning and a week for students to vote, the Student Government Association has officially listed the winners of the election for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Nicole Arruda accrued 258 votes to become the student trustee. Next came the results from the various Senate seats up for grabs from the many different institutions on campus. Commuter students … Continue reading 2019-2020 SGA election results are in

Internships for every student, from New Bedford to Yellowstone

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Amidst the many internship opportunities offered, one in a school district may not immediately come to mind. Yet, through their internships in the New Bedford Public Schools system, two UMass Dartmouth students have been able to closely interact with the local community while gaining professional experience. Allison Goodwin ‘20, English (Communication), and Samantha Perry ‘19, English (Literature and Criticism), are … Continue reading Internships for every student, from New Bedford to Yellowstone

Expanding student authority through active reading

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Wednesday April 17, in LARTS 215, students and faculty were able to join the conversation about the importance of annotating, presented by English Professor Meghan Fair. It was a professional environment, while being in a room full of various professors from the Arts and Sciences department, creating a diverse atmosphere. Professors’ now seen as students was a mind-blogging scene, … Continue reading Expanding student authority through active reading

What should be done about Julian Assange?

By Staff Writer James Mellen III. There is a whole lot of controversy related to basically every aspect of Assange’s career as a criminal. It all started in 2006 when Assange founded /wikileaks/, an organization dedicated to leaking secret government information to the public. In 2010 Assange released numerous documents such as “The Afghanistan war logs”, “The Iraq war logs”, and the infamous “collateral damage” … Continue reading What should be done about Julian Assange?

Produce & You: A look at the Stop & Shop strike

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. If you are a part of the food-buying public, you have most likely noticed the picket lines forming outside of Stop & Shop stores across New England. This strike, one of the largest in recent memory, has garnered massive attention from locals, national news, and several presidential candidates. For many of us here living on campus, especially in Woodlands and … Continue reading Produce & You: A look at the Stop & Shop strike

Pro-life lawmaker loves life so much, wants the death penalty for those who seek abortions

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. Some people really just shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions. Yet, a Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would impose the death penalty on women who have abortions and doctors who administer those abortions. Lawmaker…that means he was elected by the people. It is Texas, but that’s bad even for Texas. The lawmaker’s name is Tony Tinderholt, otherwise known … Continue reading Pro-life lawmaker loves life so much, wants the death penalty for those who seek abortions