The Power Behind An Ant’s Bite

The Power Behind an Ant’s Bite By Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu Any person who has ever had the misfortune of being bitten or stung by an ant, a spider, or any such arthropods would know how painful it can be. These insects can latch on fiercely and oftentimes it’s impossible to shake them off. It is almost unbelievable how such small insects can pierce and cut … Continue reading The Power Behind An Ant’s Bite

Acknowledging Our Roots, An In-Depth Look at Local Indigenous People’s Historical Past

(wikitravel.org) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn [rhepburn@umassd.edu] As Indigenous People’s Day occurred recently, on October 11th, it reminded me to acknowledge my small-town roots and do further research on my own hometown’s local Native American history. Massachusetts is an area rich in Native American history, and the town I grew up in, Wrentham, is specifically known for its ties to complex colonial-Native American relations.  When founded, … Continue reading Acknowledging Our Roots, An In-Depth Look at Local Indigenous People’s Historical Past

Attendance Soars at In-Person Annual Finance and Accounting Job Fair

By Contributing Writer Sarah Camara [scamara1@umassdtorch As labor shortages spark conversation across the country, there was no shortage of Charlton  College of Business students seeking employment during the annual Accounting and Finance  Internship Fair held on September 22 in the Library Grand Reading Room.  Twelve employers and 76 students attended, a huge uptick from last year’s virtual fair which  hosted only 37 students and nine … Continue reading Attendance Soars at In-Person Annual Finance and Accounting Job Fair

UMass Dartmouth Guest Phases

By Contributing Writer Chris Fragale [cfragale@umassdtorch On September 15, 2021, Dartmouth Residential Life announced phase two for campus dorms, which will allow residential students to have one person from the same dorm in your room. Social distancing and face coverings are still required for these guests who you choose to come into your space. In upper-classman apartments, all roommates must agree to have the person … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Guest Phases

The University Presents: Norman Ives

By Contributing Writer: Bianca Cabral [bcabral7@umassd.edu] On Thursday, September 23, the College of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth hosted the opening of the “Norman Ives: Constructions and Reconstructions” art exhibit, from 5 to 7pm, that was open to the public in the CVPA gallery.  Professor Janet Fairbairn, a member of the gallery committee and lecturer of graphic design at Umass Dartmouth, organized … Continue reading The University Presents: Norman Ives

Fall Sports to Return to Campus after COVID-19 Shutdown

By Contributing Writer Hannah Niemi [hniemi@umassd.edu] After three semesters at home, UMass Dartmouth recently welcomed athletes, spectators, and opposing teams back to the field. The Corsairs are scheduled to host intercollegiate events on campus for cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.  “Being able to come back to the campus this fall with in person classes and activities has been great for the … Continue reading Fall Sports to Return to Campus after COVID-19 Shutdown

The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Why Has It Been So Severe?

By Staff Writer Busola Awobode bawobode@umassd.edu  On September 30, 2021, the UMass Dartmouth Department of Political Science, the UMass Political Science Association, and the UMass Dartmouth Office of Faculty Development hosted a panel titled “The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Policies on Campus.” The panel was part of the “Quest for Peace and Justice: An International Conference on the Decolonization Process of Former UN … Continue reading The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Why Has It Been So Severe?

Bi Representation In Media: Is it Getting Better?

 J Engels  jengels@umassd.edu (image: Fandom Wikia)      In an era where LGBT people are finally becoming more accepted, it is more common than ever than ever to see queer characters appear in popular movies and TV shows. However, just because we see these queer characters on screen does not guarantee that their identity has been represented accurately . Real world stigmatization surrounding certain identities- such as … Continue reading Bi Representation In Media: Is it Getting Better?

Something old is new again: The long furby trend taking the internet by storm

(source: tumblr user Strange Aeons) by: Editor J. Engels email: jengels@umassd.edu Love or hate furbies, they’re coming back into fashion in a big way.  When they were first released back in the 90s, furbies were loved and hated in equal measure. Many shunned furbies for their uncanny appearance, and some even feared them because they could listen and respond to conversations. At one point, they … Continue reading Something old is new again: The long furby trend taking the internet by storm

Album Review: The Bitter Truth

(image: Loudersound.com) By: Editor J Engels email: jengels@umassd.edu Sounding like a far-off, Interstellar transmission, “Artifact/ The Turn” is an immersive soundscape that, with a siren-like lull , sucks me into The Bitter Truth.  Although it’s been about a decade since Evanescence released new music, when I listened to this song I was tricked into thinking that no time at all had passed since I first … Continue reading Album Review: The Bitter Truth