By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, has been working on the affordable textbook campaign, which is fairly new to UMassD. Junior, Bryce Vickery, became Coordinator of the Affordable Textbook Campaign in the beginning of this semester. He, alongside his team, strived for affordable textbooks for all college students. The Torch had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. After weeks of candidates campaigning and a week for students to vote, the Student Government Association has officially listed the winners of the election for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Nicole Arruda accrued 258 votes to become the student trustee. Next came the results from the various Senate seats up for grabs from the many different institutions on campus. Commuter students … Continue reading 2019-2020 SGA election results are in
By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Amidst the many internship opportunities offered, one in a school district may not immediately come to mind. Yet, through their internships in the New Bedford Public Schools system, two UMass Dartmouth students have been able to closely interact with the local community while gaining professional experience. Allison Goodwin ‘20, English (Communication), and Samantha Perry ‘19, English (Literature and Criticism), are … Continue reading Internships for every student, from New Bedford to Yellowstone
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Wednesday April 17, in LARTS 215, students and faculty were able to join the conversation about the importance of annotating, presented by English Professor Meghan Fair. It was a professional environment, while being in a room full of various professors from the Arts and Sciences department, creating a diverse atmosphere. Professors’ now seen as students was a mind-blogging scene, … Continue reading Expanding student authority through active reading
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. There is a whole lot of controversy related to basically every aspect of Assange’s career as a criminal. It all started in 2006 when Assange founded /wikileaks/, an organization dedicated to leaking secret government information to the public. In 2010 Assange released numerous documents such as “The Afghanistan war logs”, “The Iraq war logs”, and the infamous “collateral damage” … Continue reading What should be done about Julian Assange?
By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. If you are a part of the food-buying public, you have most likely noticed the picket lines forming outside of Stop & Shop stores across New England. This strike, one of the largest in recent memory, has garnered massive attention from locals, national news, and several presidential candidates. For many of us here living on campus, especially in Woodlands and … Continue reading Produce & You: A look at the Stop & Shop strike
By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. Some people really just shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions. Yet, a Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would impose the death penalty on women who have abortions and doctors who administer those abortions. Lawmaker…that means he was elected by the people. It is Texas, but that’s bad even for Texas. The lawmaker’s name is Tony Tinderholt, otherwise known … Continue reading Pro-life lawmaker loves life so much, wants the death penalty for those who seek abortions
By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. Chances are that you’re currently bogged down with an overwhelming amount of homework; I’m in the same sinking boat as you. This semester just seemed to go by too quickly to keep up with all of the homework. And it didn’t help that all my professors pushed back their final projects to the same week; it’s hard to keep up … Continue reading It’s the end of the semester, and I’m not ready!
By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. The infamous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught fire at 12:30 PM ET on Monday, April 15 and the fire raged overnight in France until the following day. The Notre Dame Cathedral has been standing for 850 years and is the center of Catholicism in France. It is also considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture … Continue reading Watching history burn before our eyes as 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames
By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Poet, essayist, and visual artist Mary-Kim Arnold shared her work with the UMass Dartmouth community on April 17 to celebrate National Poetry Month. The poems she read celebrated women, reflected on war, and found roots in her adoption from Korea. Arnold began the reading with her poem to Semiramis, King of Assyria, who has taken on a mythological quality because … Continue reading Campus hosts Mary-Kim Arnold for National Poetry Month