Trump flip-flops on leaks amid Russia controversy

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer President Donald Trump praised WikiLeaks during his campaign, but denounced “low-life leakers” in a lengthy Twitter rant following the emergence of leaked reports that led him to fire his National Security adviser, Michael Flynn. The reports confirmed that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn lied to administration officials about his communications with the Russian ambassador … Continue reading Trump flip-flops on leaks amid Russia controversy

Twitter attempts to silence trolls

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer Twitter has reportedly come up with a new system for blocking users and filtering out what they deem as “low quality” tweets in order to help put an end to online harassment. While I can agree online harassment is an issue, however blocking users and tweets that the company says are low quality are stupid. It may sound harsh but … Continue reading Twitter attempts to silence trolls

Local band interview with Nylo

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer This week, The Torch had the opportunity to speak with the members of NyLo, a jazz/neo-soul band made up of UMass Dartmouth students. The group’s lead singer is Caiana Luse, a junior Jazz vocals and music education major. Antonio Irons, a sophomore civil engineering major, is the bassist, and sophomore music performance major Joe Boulos plays the drums. Daniel … Continue reading Local band interview with Nylo

Illustrate your way in

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Let your imagination run wild as you hone your skills in a community of people who share your passion for art. The Illustration Club is one of the many clubs offered here at UMass Dartmouth that might just be calling your name. If you could not guess by the title, the Illustration Club is just as it sounds. “We specialize … Continue reading Illustrate your way in

Spoken word stars Neil Hilborn and Kyla Lacey visit UMass Dartmouth

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer One of the newest performance trends to sweep the nation is spoken word, or “slam” poetry. It’s a budding art form in which poets take to the stage and passionately deliver their poems to their listening audience. Last Wednesday evening on February 15, UMass Dartmouth hosted a spoken word poetry show for two popular poets, Kyla Lacey and Neil Hilborn. If you’re … Continue reading Spoken word stars Neil Hilborn and Kyla Lacey visit UMass Dartmouth

The 1975 combines R&B and dance pop in recent album

By Nicole Belair, Staff Writer The 1975 is an indie-alternative group with a tone reminiscent of early 80s pop. Their most recent album has a mouthful of a title, “I Like it When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It,” and covers a variety of topics. Some songs deal with drug-addiction, others with love (or lack thereof), and some allow … Continue reading The 1975 combines R&B and dance pop in recent album

Dystopian novels enjoy “Trump Bump”

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer President Donald Trump is not a reader. During the first week of his presidency, the New York Times reported that he “does not read books,” preferring instead to watch television or browse through newspapers such as Time, the New York Post, and the Washington Post. But shortly after Trump’s inauguration, sales of one book rose dramatically. In a Meet the … Continue reading Dystopian novels enjoy “Trump Bump”

A passion for photography: Artist spotlight on Beatriz Ribeiro

By Kristen Botas, Contributing Writer Art is the best way to express our internal thoughts to show the world. It can show a person’s confidence. Art is the only form of expression that can never be taken away from society. We often hear of famous artists such as Picasso, The Beatles, Marc Jacobs, and Peter Pereira but do we rarely hear of local artists. Junior … Continue reading A passion for photography: Artist spotlight on Beatriz Ribeiro

Colossal Corsairs conquer the LEC in route to record setting season

By Christopher Cohen, Sports Editor The UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball team has been shredding the ending of their season, winning ten of their last eleven games. The latest conquests on the Corsairs path were brought about by a buzzer beater against UMass Boston, followed by the season’s record setting win against Southern Maine. While the Corsairs hosted the Beacons who are well under .500 on … Continue reading Colossal Corsairs conquer the LEC in route to record setting season

Resigning Hightower crucial to Patriots’ future

By Robert Hanlon, Contributing Writer The Patriots have their work cut out for them this offseason, with 13 unrestricted free agents set to hit the market, and 10 of those having made a significant impact on the team this year. That doesn’t even include restricted free agents like Malcolm Butler and Cameron Fleming, who shouldn’t be big problems this offseason, but still require attention. The … Continue reading Resigning Hightower crucial to Patriots’ future