UMass Foundation hosts second ‘Speaker Series’

By Staff Writer Zach Lunghi. The UMass Foundation hosted two faculty speaker events in Florida this past spring break, one in Palm Beach on the 13 of March and one in Naples on the 14 of March. Over one hundred-seventy-five alumni and friends were in attendance for the programs. This is the second faculty speaker series for the foundation as they’ve hosted its initial Speaker … Continue reading UMass Foundation hosts second ‘Speaker Series’

Hillel brings the party to Purim

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. As the only Jewish student organization on campus, Hillel has a goal to bring Jewish culture to the UMass Dartmouth community. Isaiah Weidmann, president of Hillel’s UMass Dartmouth chapter, spoke with The Torch on how the group does that with events such as their annual Purim party that was hosted on March 18. Sitting at an orange table near the … Continue reading Hillel brings the party to Purim

Spring welcomes the re-awakening of bike share

By Contributing Writer Mark Yanni. As buds fill the trees and flowers start to shoot up from the ground, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth will see the re-awakening of the VeoRide bike share program that began last fall. You’ll see a gradual and visible increase in the number of bikes on campus as VeoRide’s team re-deploys many of the bikes that have been in … Continue reading Spring welcomes the re-awakening of bike share

As Democrats Pile in, Yang holds tight on automation

By Staff Writer Timothy Howard. Andrew Yang is a tech entrepreneur with a big goal; he wants to be President of the United States. Yang started out at Brown University where he earned a degree in economics. He then followed that up with a law degree from Columbia Law School. In keeping with his impressive education, he worked a test-prep company to help students hone … Continue reading As Democrats Pile in, Yang holds tight on automation

Alcohol stores near college campuses: Happy coincidence or devious strategy?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. College, a time to not only get an education, but also a time to learn how to be an adult. And what’s more adult than the ability to buy liquor? Well, paying taxes for one, but let’s not get into that scary subject at this time. Town Liquors in Dartmouth is conveniently located 1.1 miles away from UMass Dartmouth, and … Continue reading Alcohol stores near college campuses: Happy coincidence or devious strategy?

Social media tax drives Uganda away from the internet

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. In May of 2018, the nation of Uganda imposed a tax on the use of social media services citing a need to increase revenue for public services. Almost nine months later, public services remain underfunded and concerns over freedom of speech and government censorship continue. The Ugandan tax on social media imposes a fee of five cents per day on … Continue reading Social media tax drives Uganda away from the internet