UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

By Contributing Writer Catalina McLucas The campus of UMass Dartmouth is changing at a pace like never before. The newest project on campus is the building of the new $134 million freshman dorms, built in only one year and replacing those that have been standing for over 40 years.   The 267,500-foot dorm consists of 1,210 beds, academic classrooms, maker spaces, study lounges, and recreation spaces. … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

Tips for Young Adults Who Want to Quit Vaping

Maybe you started vaping in high school thinking it was a cool fad.  Maybe you started in college or at a party after work with friends.  Maybe you started vaping because you thought it would help you stop smoking.    However you started, and for whatever reason, now you are regularly craving the nicotine buzz from vaping; perhaps you have a nicotine addiction.  Are you concerned … Continue reading Tips for Young Adults Who Want to Quit Vaping

It’s food: Dunkin’ releases “beyond meat” sausage 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt  Dunkin’ Donuts, or just Dunkin’ as they have rebranded themselves, released the “Beyond Meat Sausage” this month. Is it good? Should you care about it? As one of the Torch’s resident vegetarians, I feel like I can speak on this topic with some degree of authority.   It was a wet and cold Sunday morning when I pulled up … Continue reading It’s food: Dunkin’ releases “beyond meat” sausage 

Why is the DNC so Cringy? 

By Opinion and Editorial editor James Mellen   If you have been following this DNC primary cycle like have, then your brain has most likely been completely destroyed from the utter pointlessness of it all. There are 15 identical candidates, then there’s Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang. This is not to say that any of those four candidates are good, it is … Continue reading Why is the DNC so Cringy? 

On conspiracies, 

By Opinion & Editorial Editor James Mellen My dad believes that if you read every seventh letter of the book of Revelations in the Bible, it actually predicts the holocaust. If you think that sounds insane, that’s because it is. However, growing up in such an environment has made me naturally more curious about conspiracy theories than other people. Currently, I suffer from a terminal … Continue reading On conspiracies, 

JUUL mint pods: Another type of pod you shouldn’t consume 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa    Last week, JUUL released a statement of intent to pull all mint JUUL pods from the market. This was in response to newly released data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey. This prompt decision was heralded in before the FDA’s official ban on these ‘fun’ flavors that target underage clientele.  This decision began to unfold with the 2019 National … Continue reading JUUL mint pods: Another type of pod you shouldn’t consume 

How a meme refused to let the Epstein controversy die 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa Now this might come as a surprise to you, but the online community feels a strong presumption that Jeff Epstein, convicted sex trafficker and high-society connector, did not kill himself. There is a solid reasoning behind this presumption, as well as conflicting examiner diagnoses on the nature of the injury. There is uncertainty riddled throughout this situation from head to … Continue reading How a meme refused to let the Epstein controversy die 

Taxing extreme wealth under Warren’s proposed tax bill

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce    Last Wednesday in an interview with the New York Times, Bill Gates sounded strangely similar to a Trump twitter rant regarding the proposed Warren tax bill. Gates said, “I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes. I’ve paid more than anyone in taxes. If I had to pay $20 billion, it’s fine. But when you say I should pay $100 billion, then … Continue reading Taxing extreme wealth under Warren’s proposed tax bill

Vote blue no matter who

By Staff Writer Jake Hunsinger  It is three months until the start of the primary voting season. While Republican President Donald Trump is not facing any serious primary challengers, things are getting messy in the crowded Democratic field. Early voting states like Iowa has turned into a four way statistical tie between former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and … Continue reading Vote blue no matter who

Is Sanders the right way to go to stop discrimination against American citizens?  

By Staff Writer Sarah Vasquez  If you don’t know who Ilhan Omar is I am about to tell you a little about who she really is and her core beliefs as a Somali-American. Ilhan Omar was the first Somali-American to be voted into the legislative office and has also been the first on landing a spot in the U.S. Congress. Omar has never been a … Continue reading Is Sanders the right way to go to stop discrimination against American citizens?