The easy fix to the double standard of drug addictions

By Staff Writer James Mellen III. Today is just another day where America’s opioid epidemic claims another life. While many Americans witness the devastation of the epidemic in their communities, we also see the effects on Television and in the news. Mac Miller and Demi Lovato are just two of the most recent overdoses that made more than just the local paper. After both of … Continue reading The easy fix to the double standard of drug addictions

First Reaction Review: “This is It”

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. The Greeting Committee is an indie music group from Kansas City, Missouri. On October 26th, they released their latest full-length album This Is It.  In the same vein as the last review, this is it, a This Is It first reaction. The album started off strong. I always hesitate when going into indie-pop-rock music because I know it often doesn’t scratch the musical itch … Continue reading First Reaction Review: “This is It”

Chiropractor Could Help Red Dead Redemption 2’s Stiff Gameplay Loops

By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Rockstar Games’ heavily hyped wild-western adventure title, Red Dead Redemption 2, finally reached store shelves on the 26th of last month. Rockstar’s last successful venture, being the widely recognized and adored Grand Theft Auto 5, recently made headlines about becoming the most monetarily successful entertainment product of all time in any format, genre, or medium. Back again from the previous installments is the gunslinging action … Continue reading Chiropractor Could Help Red Dead Redemption 2’s Stiff Gameplay Loops

The Hate U Give: a powerful film

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Think back on the last few years of news reporting. Remember the names that have flooded your ears, the lives lost that we refuse to forget. Look back to the people who have died at the hands of police officers when they weren’t armed, weren’t fighting back, and weren’t doing an illegal activity. Say their names. George Tillman Jr’s The Hate U Give speaks … Continue reading The Hate U Give: a powerful film

11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. From November 2nd to 3rd, the Umass Dartmouth Theatre Company (TCo) put on their 11th annual “Broadway Revue.” And like always, TCo wowed the crowed with big musical numbers, flawless choreography, and heartfelt performances. The Torch was there to give our review, of TCo’s revue, of the best of what Broadway has to offer. Those attending were entertained with 24 musical numbers from 20 different shows, a truly … Continue reading 11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. Guillermo del Toro is a man of substance. He’s also a man of he is also a man of history, and of fish-men, and of fantasy. Especially darkened takes on children’s tales. Del Toro, a Mexican filmmaker, is an absolute juggernaut in the industry. Over the years he’s built an incredible body of work. In the English-speaking world, his best-known … Continue reading Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

Big Mouth: a big hit

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer. *Spoiler alert* If you have never watched the relatively new show on Netflix, Big Mouth, that depicts middle schoolers going through the struggles of puberty in an explicit, grossly hilarious way, then you are missing out. Big Mouth is a cartoon comedy on Netflix that currently has two seasons. Season one, which was released on September 29, 2017, was one … Continue reading Big Mouth: a big hit