UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor     Photo Credit: Zack Wedge  Cowboy boots and an Appalachian twang are an unusual sight here in New England. However, going against the grain of Southern Massachusetts is Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band, and this past Saturday at the News Café in Pawtucket, RI, the yeehaw vibes were strong.  Beginning only with vocalist and guitarist Jake Hunsinger (English/History, 2020), the … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

“Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt “And opening tonight: Charlie Parker!” said two young men standing in the February cold on one Tuesday night. They were college-aged, dressed like they took Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” as gospel, and they were the exact kind of people who would wait outside to see internet sensation turned metal musician, Poppy.   The ragtag line of concert-goers who stretched down the sidewalk and … Continue reading “Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Yes, you heard right, the Sustainable Movie Series presents The Bee Movie on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm in library room 207.   The family favorite, meme making, movie, starring Jerry Seinfeld as a talking bee, certainly will not disappoint. If you want a good laugh or a fun break from your long day of homework, come join in the fun.  … Continue reading Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie

Viva la Vulva vivifies reproductive health

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce Last Thursday night at the University Club, the Center of Women, Gender, and Sexuality held ‘Viva La Vulva’ – a paint night to celebrate the diversity of the vulva. The Torch attended this event to learn, and also to paint! Andria DePillow lead the painting demonstration and Juli Parker provided information about vulva health. DePillow, a former student of UMass … Continue reading Viva la Vulva vivifies reproductive health

On the Subject of Subtitles

By Nicole O’Connell Contributing Writer  You are reading these wonderful words of mine on the page of a newspaper (or, perhaps on The Torch’s website!), but would you still read them if they were at the bottom of a video screen? Well, you probably would not see my words specifically, but what about any words? I’m talking about subtitles.  By now, you’ve probably heard of … Continue reading On the Subject of Subtitles

Self-Care Is Important

By Contributing Writer Jordon DaSilva-Martins Stress can be damaging to college students’ physical and mental health. While stress typically receives negative connotations, it is the body’s natural response to change. Therefore, everyone needs some level of stress in their life and it should be depicted as a normal aspect of life. Harvard Healthy explains that without stress, we as humans would have never developed our … Continue reading Self-Care Is Important

UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

By Contributing Writer Catalina McLucas The campus of UMass Dartmouth is changing at a pace like never before. The newest project on campus is the building of the new $134 million freshman dorms, built in only one year and replacing those that have been standing for over 40 years.   The 267,500-foot dorm consists of 1,210 beds, academic classrooms, maker spaces, study lounges, and recreation spaces. … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining