The Supreme Court Reverts Back to Trump-Era Clean Water Act Regulations Using a Shadow Docket

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn rhepburn@umassd.edu On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, in a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court employed a shadow docket to temporarily reinstated a Trump-Era environmental regulation limiting states’ power to enforce the Clean Water Act on large energy projects looking to fast-track their timelines. The basis of the Clean Water Act (CWA) was initially enacted in 1948 and was known as the Federal … Continue reading The Supreme Court Reverts Back to Trump-Era Clean Water Act Regulations Using a Shadow Docket

Zelenskyy: Servant of the People

Staff Writer: Carolyn Doremus cdoremus@umassd.edu Since the February 24th Russian invasion of Ukraine, people living across the globe have become much more aware of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and if they weren’t knowledgeable about the history between the two countries already, have been provided with more information through the news coverage. One name in particular that of course has become more commonly seen across the world … Continue reading Zelenskyy: Servant of the People

The Life or Death of the Dartmouth Indian

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassdtorch If you’re a commuter student or had any reason to travel off campus in the last month, chances are you’ve noticed the green and white lawn signs saying to “Defend Dartmouth: Vote Yes April 5th” with the picture of a drawing on the side and no other caveat or explanation. Well, if you don’t keep track of local Dartmouth … Continue reading The Life or Death of the Dartmouth Indian

Chicken Grab

Staff Writer: Julian Cassady Email: jcassady@umassd.edu *This article is written as a parody for the Torchure. Kentucky Fried Chicken has just announced a special promotion available in select locations, dubbed “Chicken Grab,” which will be available starting on April 1st, 2022. There will be a buffet-style table with various portions of its famously seasoned fried chicken available to customers in the seating area. KFC has … Continue reading Chicken Grab

Guess Who’s Back

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassdtorch EDP445 has made his return to social media, despite every single person including your deity of choice not wanting him there. He was more of a niche YouTuber who did a mix of sports coverage, namely the Philadelphia Eagle football team, and more general vlogs reminiscent of a train wreck. Those who only watch mainstream sports media would recognize … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back

If You Like Archie Comics, Then You Will Love This . . .

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn rhepburn@umassd.edu *This article is written as a parody for the Torchure. Archie Comics has been a beloved comic book series since its creation in 1941 and stands as the longest-running publication to come from M.L.J. Magazines, Inc. The series faced a relaunch in 2015, restarting at issue #1 with a new and improved look designed to draw in a new generation … Continue reading If You Like Archie Comics, Then You Will Love This . . .

Man Declares Himself Galactic Emperor at Senate Meeting

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu *This article is written as a parody for the Torture. At the last meeting of the Republic Galactic Senate, Chancellor Sheev Palpatine declared a reformatting of the Republic in order to provide greater galactic stability for not just the men, but the women and children, too, following the attempted Jedi rebellion and the end of the Clone Wars. Before … Continue reading Man Declares Himself Galactic Emperor at Senate Meeting

Governor DeSantis Claims Lia Thomas is Undeserving of NCAA Win 

(Image taken from Business Insider via Getty Images; Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Staff Writer Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) went on a Twitter rant earlier this week over transgender athlete Lia Thomas’ NCAA win. In a lengthy twitter statement, he stripped Lia Thomas of her title and claimed runner-up Emma Weyant as the true winner.  By allowing men to compete in women’s … Continue reading Governor DeSantis Claims Lia Thomas is Undeserving of NCAA Win 

Personal Roots to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu In the early morning hours of February 24th, 2022, Russian President Vladamir Putin launched an invasion masked as a special military operation on the nation of Ukraine. President Putin asserts that he seeks the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine rather than an occupation, but his actions do not support that claim. Instead, his efforts have sparked a reignition of … Continue reading Personal Roots to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine