Counter-point: The attack on Syria was a mistake

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer Trump has created some extreme tension between Syria and the United States recently. The United States launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on a government airbase in Syria, in response to the chemical weapons attacks imposed on Syrian citizens by the Syrian government, which caused dozens of fatalities. According to CNN Politics, “[The attack] represents a substantial escalation of the US military … Continue reading Counter-point: The attack on Syria was a mistake

Letter to the Editor: Being a student leader

By Sofia Reppucci, Contributing Writer You see as many of you are excitingly counting down the days until we graduate and move on to what the world calls bigger and better things, reluctantly I have started a countdown as well. I felt that with the last month I have left it was time to truly address the elephant in the room, or at least one … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Being a student leader

“Making Her Mark” collection arrives at CVPA gallery

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer From April 12 through 29, the Main Campus Art Gallery in CVPA is hosting an art exhibition comprised of over 60 works of art and other historical artifacts by women in the late nineteenth century. According to the press release, “The exhibition focuses on a group of women artists who were instrumental in the establishment of one of the … Continue reading “Making Her Mark” collection arrives at CVPA gallery

Jim Robitaille Trio rocks jam session

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer This past week the Jim Ro- bitaille Trio rocked UMass Dartmouth with some stellar smooth jazz in the seventh annual jam session. The jam session features an hour long set from the trio and then an- other hour of student music. Robitaille has been teaching music at UMassD for the past twenty years and said it would be a blessing … Continue reading Jim Robitaille Trio rocks jam session

Debate Club welcomes conversation

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Are you interested in becoming a lawyer, or going into debate? Maybe you just enjoy taking part in a good debate session. If this sounds like you then the Debate Club may garner your interest. The Debate Club was started in 2015 and is one of the many student run organizations offered to UMass Dartmouth students here on campus. The … Continue reading Debate Club welcomes conversation

20 Cent Fiction and The Dartmouth Theatre Company host 10th annual Variety Show

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Ukulele. Not one, but three. A man remixing “jubstep” while having cash shoved into his pants. Interpretative dancing. A piano rendition of Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” This was only part of the lineup for the production of the 10th Variety Show, hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company and 20 Cent Fiction. Hosted as a fundraiser for Relay for Life and … Continue reading 20 Cent Fiction and The Dartmouth Theatre Company host 10th annual Variety Show

Illustrate your passion: Artist spotlight on Shannon O’Brien

By Kristen Botas, Contributing Writer Senior illustration major, Shannon O’ Brien from Upton, Worcester County specializes in the art of illustration. Her preferred program to use is Photoshop. O’ Brien is The Torch’s own Illustrator, and the mastermind behind our weekly comic, Arnie’s Comic Corner. A favorite of the artist, “Sell Out” is described as simply “A pup selling a bunch of stolen toys on … Continue reading Illustrate your passion: Artist spotlight on Shannon O’Brien

Golf takes fifth at RIC Spring Invitational

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer UMass Dartmouth joined eight other New England teams at the RIC Men’s Spring Invitational at the Valley Country Club in Warwick, R.I., hosted by Rhode Island College. The Corsairs placed fifth overall, with Jared Fadding putting up the best performance of the team and his best performance this season, with a score of 78 (+6). The event was postponed … Continue reading Golf takes fifth at RIC Spring Invitational

Men’s tennis topples Suffolk

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 11, the Corsairs faced Suffolk University at the UMass Dartmouth court. Junior Justin Torres of Dighton, Mass., and doubles partner Patrick Pacheco of Fall River, Mass., suffered an 8-3 loss at No. 2. Shortly after, senior Corey Rafter and Anthony Joseph of Fairhaven, Mass., ended the match with an 8-2 decision facing Suffolk University’s  Francesco Saia of … Continue reading Men’s tennis topples Suffolk

Corsairs, and the Corsairs whoop Bucks

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer The Corsairs managed to hold strong against the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers this past Wednesday. However on Saturday they fell to the University of Southern Maine Huskies in overtime. In the first quarter against the Bucs the Corsairs managed to net a couple of goals of their own as D.J. Miller and Jordan Torres snuck two past the Bucs. Donovan Prozinski … Continue reading Corsairs, and the Corsairs whoop Bucks