Top 10 local dining excursions

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Friday night spins around and all you know is that your stomach is growling for something different. Want flavor, atmosphere, and something to kick off the weekend? Well, if you are reading this you have come to the right place. The Torch has lined up a series of must-visit, local restaurants fit for any palet. The Back Eddy, 1 Bridge … Continue reading Top 10 local dining excursions

Genome editing gets a very cautious green light

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer This week, several developments came in the complex and controversial world of genome editing. On Tuesday, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine released a 261-page report compiled by an international committee of scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from 10 countries. The report outlines the stringent conditions by which the editing of the human genome … Continue reading Genome editing gets a very cautious green light

Why the millionaire tax would be beneficial

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer In Massachusetts, there is a flat income tax, but should millionaires be paying more of a percent on taxes than the average Massachusetts citizen? Lawmakers are attempting to include a proposal on the 2018 state ballot that would put a surtax on those making 1 million or more a year, where millionaires would be paying the standard 5.1 percent flat … Continue reading Why the millionaire tax would be beneficial

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