We are Hiring for the Spring 2023 Semester!

Editor-in-Chief: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu Calling all UMD students! The Torch is currently recruiting writers for the spring semester. We have a wide variety of volunteer and paid positions available. Volunteer writers can choose when and how often they write with minimal deadlines. You work at your own pace in a stress-free environment to build your writing skills. Volunteer writers are invited to start ASAP! … Continue reading We are Hiring for the Spring 2023 Semester!

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/17-10/23

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Football Saturday, October 22nd – The Corsairs continued their dominant form, this time with a 49-0 shutout win at Fitchburg State (1-7, 0-6 MASCAC). UMass Dartmouth’s offense accounted for 532 yards, with 170 passing yards and 362 rushing yards. Junior QB #6 Dante Aviles-Santos completed 7 passes for 140 yards. Sophomore QB #24 Matt Gacioch completed 3 passes for … Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/17-10/23

UMassD Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Hosts Consent Discussion

Volunteer Writer: Ella Foster Email: efoster3@umassd.edu On September 30th, the Umass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) hosted Dr. Lori Bednarchik’s hour-long discussion of consent and awareness of sexual violence. Bednarchik specializes in relational/interpersonal communication with students and teaches young people specific skills to communicate consent. In her talk, Bednarchik said that “students think communicating consent is positive and beneficial, safe and useful … Continue reading UMassD Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Hosts Consent Discussion

Banned Book Lending Library at UMASS Dartmouth – The Ongoing Fight Against Censorship

Staff Writer: Shailyn Bacchiocchi Email: sbacchiocchi@umassd.edu “What are they afraid of?”  According to a new study released by PEN America, books have been banned in 2,532 instances between July 2021 and June 2022, affecting 1,648 unique book titles. These instances are not random or sporadic but in fact the work of many organizations pushing to censor ideas, topics, and expressions they do not agree with.  Educators … Continue reading Banned Book Lending Library at UMASS Dartmouth – The Ongoing Fight Against Censorship

Cliteracy on Campus

Volunteer Writer: JJ Galindo Email: jgalindo1@umassd.edu On September 13th, Sophia Wallace opened “Cliteracy: The Art of Intimate Justice,” a new art exhibit in the CVPA gallery, located on the building’s first floor. In the exhibit, which runs until November 4th, women’s reproductive parts are presented in sculptures, paintings, and poetry. The exhibit follows the recent end of the federal right to safe abortions, through the … Continue reading Cliteracy on Campus

What Plankton has to do with Your Scallop Dinner

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu On October 5th, the Department of Fisheries presented a seminar by John Zang about the relationship between phytoplankton and Atlantic Sea Scallops on the Northeastern U.S. continental shelf. By using complex models, the behavior and characteristics of the phytoplankton on this shelf have been thoroughly examined. However, while phytoplankton might not be seen as important to the casual viewer … Continue reading What Plankton has to do with Your Scallop Dinner

Dr. Mark Fuller to be Inaugurated as UMass Dartmouth’s Sixth Chancellor

Volunteer Writer: Raymond Davis Email: raymond.davis@umassd.edu Dr. Mark Fuller will be sworn in as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s sixth Chancellor on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 3:00 PM, a part of this year’s Blue and Gold Weekend. Festivities will include an all-campus picnic, an alumni student leadership luncheon, and a concert featuring DJ Wonka and DJ Donut. Fuller will be sworn in on the … Continue reading Dr. Mark Fuller to be Inaugurated as UMass Dartmouth’s Sixth Chancellor

UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/3-10/9

Volunteer Writer: Nick Stabila Email: nstabila@umassd.edu Football Thursday, October 6th – UMass Dartmouth continued their dominant form and picked up their fourth straight win Thursday night. The Corsairs defeated Mass. Maritime 28-14 away from home at Clean Harbors Stadium.  Coming off winning another MASCAC Offensive Player of the Week, junior QB Dante Aviles-Santos completed 19 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown. Aviles-Santos also added … Continue reading UMassD Weekly Sports Wrap-Up 10/3-10/9

Paving the Future for Cybersecurity

Volunteer Writer: Brett Talbot Email: btalbot@umassd.edu The MassCyberCenter division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative opened applications last month for their undergraduate cybersecurity mentorship program. “This is a really wonderful program to help promote the diversity of the cybersecurity workforce,” says Maxwell Fathy, the Ecosystem Program Manager for the MassCyberCenter. “We have a lot of great mentors who have been participating in this program who have … Continue reading Paving the Future for Cybersecurity

Blue and Gold Weekend Schedule (10/14-10/15 2022)

Editor-in-Chief: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu *If you wish to attend any of these events please make sure to register here. Friday, October 14th UMassD Foundation Board Annual Meeting: 10:00-11:30 AM Location: Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room, Claire T. Carney Library Price: Free The Foundation Board’s annual meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions about the annual board … Continue reading Blue and Gold Weekend Schedule (10/14-10/15 2022)