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

Rick and Morty season 4: Not the worst 

By Opinion & Editorial Editor James Mellen This is my Rick and Morty Season 4 premiere review. This episode was titled “Edge of ToMorty: (it’s like tomorrow if tomorrow was Morty) Rick Die Repeat”.        The episode revolves around Rick and Morty going to a foreign planet in an attempt to farm death crystals. Death crystals, for those unaware, are rocks that allow Morty to … Continue reading Rick and Morty season 4: Not the worst 

TCo’s Pride and Prejudice brings new life to play 

By Contributing writer Abigail Field  The UMass Dartmouth theater company, TCo, put on another showstopper over the past weekend in the form of Pride and Prejudice. The show, this time set in the 1920s, surprised the audience with its humor and wit, and, in many cases, had people laughing hysterically, which is not something often associated with Jane Austen pieces. This was due to both … Continue reading TCo’s Pride and Prejudice brings new life to play 

Podcast review: Crime Junkies 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  Allow me to start this off by clarifying that I am not a murderer. I have never murdered anyone and I would not like to. However, I have always had an interest in reading and watching documentaries about notorious serial killers and cold cases.    When classmate Lauren Talbot (Political Science/Sustainability, 2022) suggested the Crime Junkies: true crime podcast to me … Continue reading Podcast review: Crime Junkies 

Not all that glitters is Goldblum: The Woody Allen controversy 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa Jeff Goldblum, 50% America’s heartthrob and 50% crazy uncle, has been quoted recently as feeling comfortable working with controversy-covered director, Woody Allen. This has been in response to a resurgence of accusations made against Allen by his stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow.   This comes as a surprise to most fans, as Jeff Goldblum seemed infallible to them.  Known for his eccentric characteristics … Continue reading Not all that glitters is Goldblum: The Woody Allen controversy 

The creation of “Entropy” from our own CVPA Professor Latt Savage 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa The New Bedford Art Musuem / Artworks! (NBAM) is currently adorned with a memorable piece from UMass Dartmouth professor and artist Stacy Latt Savage. Known as “Entropy”, the piece is unique in its origin and process. Created on-site, it will continue to grow and adjust and change throughout the months. To learn more about the piece, the Torch sat down … Continue reading The creation of “Entropy” from our own CVPA Professor Latt Savage 

Camp Flog Gnaw’s Frank disrespect of Drake 

By Assistant Lead Designer Jordan Vongsithi  Camp Flog Gnaw Festival. Originally called the Odd Future/OFWGKTA Carnival, it is one of the biggest music festivals/carnivals year-round (yes, it is also a legitimate carnival). The hip-hop and alternative-heavy event frequently features high-profile performers and artists as part of their lineup.   One of the consistent performers of the event is Tyler, the Creator, which makes sense, since he … Continue reading Camp Flog Gnaw’s Frank disrespect of Drake 

UMass ceramics seen by thousands at Jingdezhen Autumn Festival 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa  In the second week of October, students at UMass Dartmouth were provided an incredible opportunity to travel to Jingdezhen in China for a special festival. The Autumn Festival is a renowned ceramics festival where artists travel from all over the world to display their work and appreciate the craftsmanship of others. Two students accompanied ceramics professor Jim Lawton this year … Continue reading UMass ceramics seen by thousands at Jingdezhen Autumn Festival 

13th Annual Broadway Revue delivers once again 

By Contributing Writer Abigail Field  The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company, TCo. (which stands for Theatre Company, if inquiring minds want to know), hosted its annual Broadway Revue last week. For those who do not know, and indeed, this humble writer was one of the naïve, a Broadway Revue is where actors and actresses perform their own renditions of Broadway songs. I would like to offer, … Continue reading 13th Annual Broadway Revue delivers once again 

UMass Dartmouth Smash Club solidifies itself as one of the best in the region 

By Arts & Entertainment Sawyer Pollitt  On October 27, the UMass Dartmouth Super Smash Bros. Club was a competitor in the Collegiate Star League (CSL). This intercollegiate league is open to all colleges in North America. After competing against 32 teams of five players, UMass Dartmouth’s Smash Club was able to secure a 2nd place ranking, cementing their place as one of the best teams … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Smash Club solidifies itself as one of the best in the region