Trans People won’t be erased

By Assistant Editor-in-Chief Johnny Perreira. On Sunday, October 21st, the New York Times broke an article which detailed an ongoing move by the Trump Administration to redefine gender under federal civil rights law. The NYT obtained a memo which outlines the philosophy behind the move. One piece of the memo reads, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits … Continue reading Trans People won’t be erased

Fall River’s mayor faced with numerous fraud charges

By Staff Writer Elijah Santos. On October 11, 2018, the mayor of Fall River, Jasiel Correia II, was arrested and charged with 13 federal charges of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. These charges would come after his alleged scheme to defraud investors from his developing app, SnoOwl. Following these allegations, investigators say Correia had filed false tax returns in 2013 and 2014 and … Continue reading Fall River’s mayor faced with numerous fraud charges

Unity House hosts alumni dinner

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Last Thursday, a red carpet lead well-dressed alumni and students into the Frederick Douglass Unity House as if there was a star-studded movie premier. But while there was no film being shown, there were stars, as the night was a ceremony to reflect on the Unity House’s history and featuring keynote speeches from alumni Erik Andrade and Dr. Brian Rose. … Continue reading Unity House hosts alumni dinner

SGA: what can the student government do for you?

By SGA Correspondent Tim Howard This week, The Torch thought it best to discuss something which would be just as pertinent to inform the campus community about.And that is to describe exactly what the SGA is and what it’s roles are. The point is to give you (the reader) a basic impression of the SGA’s roles and responsibilities here on campus.  I implore to investigate … Continue reading SGA: what can the student government do for you?

Did Donald Trump fix the economy?

By Staff Writer James Mellen III. On October 6, the unemployment rate dropped to 3.7%, the lowest it’s been since 1969, and Trump celebrated his accomplished economy with a tweet. This begs the question, is the same man whose been the butt of a thousand jokes since 2016, the same man who “saved” America’s economy? To put it simply, Trump didn’t do anything to lower … Continue reading Did Donald Trump fix the economy?

Be careful when looking for new clubs to join

By Rev Dr Neil C Damgaard. A university as big as ours is always vulnerable to outside infiltrators who view us as a rich target for recruitments for questionable or even dark purposes. Few want to admit this because we very much want to have a happy and positive outlook on life. However, there are always outside groups of various stripes, flavors and pathologies who … Continue reading Be careful when looking for new clubs to join

The Jamal Khashoggi Mystery

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer. Jamal Khashoggi is, or at least was, a columnist for the Washington Post. He was last seen on October 2 as he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to pick up documents for personal reasons. Khashoggi was picking up documents so that he could remarry in Turkey. The wedding was planned for Oct. 3rd. He was exiled, voluntarily, from … Continue reading The Jamal Khashoggi Mystery

Private companies are stepping in to aid our dysfunctional government

By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. Domino’s and other private companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are beginning to creep over into the public sphere with some of their recent projects. Domino’s, a titan of chain pizzerias, has recently launched their new Paving for Pizza campaign, which seeks to alleviate neglected town roads of their potholes. Domino’s claims they are doing this out of their devotion … Continue reading Private companies are stepping in to aid our dysfunctional government

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: A first reaction

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are a musical group based out of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. They released their newest album, Wasteland, on October 12, 2018 with Rise Above Records. This review is of the “first reaction” variety and looks at their work through the lens of a first listen. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have been described as … Continue reading Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: A first reaction