Rising tech costs, parking issues, and the SGA meeting 

By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe   Monday September 30, 2019 the Torch sat in on the SGA formal meeting in Library 206 to get insight on the goings on of our student leaders. In addition to the general Student Government officials was Technical Services Coordinator Scott Lynch with updates on an anticipated rise in costs for use of their spaces and employees.  Even with the rise of … Continue reading Rising tech costs, parking issues, and the SGA meeting 

Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Just a few weeks ago, Greta Thunberg crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a zero emissions sail boat to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Her speech was nothing short of extraordinary, let alone necessary. In the speech, Thunberg addressed the issue of the youth community being left to deal with the mess that older generations left, due to their … Continue reading Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

Dining services awarded half million-dollar grant 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce This past year, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Eastern Connecticut State University have all been awarded two grants of $250,000 to increase sustainability in our on campus dining! The Kendall Foundation who awarded this large sum of money to us is trying to get more campuses involved in a sustainable way to look at food. The … Continue reading Dining services awarded half million-dollar grant 

Making a difference in Guatemala

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn A member of The Torch had a life changing opportunity to participate in a non-profit organization and travel to Guatemala this past July. The organization, known as Worthy Village, first started in 2014 with a small group of volunteers and has increased in size over the years. Worthy Village was established by a former UMass Dartmouth student, Julia Rayberg. Rayberg … Continue reading Making a difference in Guatemala

Sunrise Movement maintains pressure on administration

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt Chants of “What do we want? Commitment! When do we want it? Now!” echoed throughout the main campus quad on Friday, September 27th, over twenty members of the UMass Dartmouth Hub of the Sunrise Movement, who had organized a climate walkout the previous week, gathered again to demand commitment from UMass Dartmouth’s administration.   This commitment, says Hub Organizer … Continue reading Sunrise Movement maintains pressure on administration

Plant-based progress

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk The standard American diet consists of pre-packaged foods, processed meats, and high-fat dairy products. It doesn’t sound so good when said out loud, does it? Thursday October 10 at 12:30 in the campus center the Green Navigators will be leading a discussion about how a plant-based diet will help reduce the impact on people, the planet, and profits. A plant-based … Continue reading Plant-based progress

The scientific facts behind Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE)

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn Students and faculty are preparing themselves for the outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, commonly known by its abbreviation, EEE in the Dartmouth area. Staff writers for the Torch were able to meet with professor Bromage, an immunologist here on campus to discuss the virus and what community members can do to avoid getting infected. The virus is known to be … Continue reading The scientific facts behind Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE)