Turning Red: A Powerful Film about What it Means to be Yourself

(Collider.com) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu There has been a demand for diverse representation in media for as long as it has been in existence. And on March 11th, 2022, Disney Pixar released their latest film, “Turning Red,” both in theaters and on their streaming service Disney+ to supply that demand.  “Turning Red” takes place in 2002 and features a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl named … Continue reading Turning Red: A Powerful Film about What it Means to be Yourself

Freed Britney

By: Maya Arruda. Email: marruda7@umassd.edu. Fans celebrate Britney’s freedom outside California courthouse Everyone familiar with the iconic pop star behind hits such as “Womanizer” and “Toxic” has reason to celebrate. As of November 12, 2021, Britney Spears has been freed, permanently, from her father’s conservatorship. This marks a resurgence of freedom for the pop star from her father’s control after 13 long years.  A conservatorship … Continue reading Freed Britney

Squid Game: More than Just a TV Show

By Maya Arruda.   Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Wherever you go, it’s nearly impossible to avoid running into someone who isn’t talking about this show. It’s so popular that merely days after the show was released, countless fan and meme accounts sprung up with posts that seem confusing to the outside eye at best and disturbing at worst. The name of the show sounds innocuous enough but … Continue reading Squid Game: More than Just a TV Show

Cancel Culture  Ft. Shane Dawson

By Maya Arruda. Email: marruda7@umassd.edu Shane Dawson: a major YouTuber with over 20 million subscribers at his peak, minor filmmaker of such cinematic greats as the movie “Not Cool” that won audience vote in Starz’ show “The Chair,” and self-acclaimed empath. He was a YouTube staple with his popular true crime videos and his more recent forays into documentaries.  He is also well known for … Continue reading Cancel Culture  Ft. Shane Dawson

The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

(https://www.mastermindadventures.com/2021/04/01/aha-moments/) Staff Writer: Roxanne Hepburn Email: rhepburn@umassd.edu On Tuesday, November 9th, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth held a unique virtual event on zoom titled “Future Game State”: A Conversation About Massachusetts’ Game Economy and the Gametech Ecosystem. The lecture featured three local game economy experts: Krysten Callina, Ryan Canuel, and Alan Ritacco. Callina is the Founder of Mastermind Adventures LLC; she is a talent management … Continue reading The Importance of Table-Top & Online Gaming: The Future Game State

Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt Discovering new music is one of the few joys that can be found in the COVID-19 hellscape we are all collectively experiencing. Fortunately for me, new music often appears in my inbox! And thanks to Boston based indie rock band “Alex & The People”, not only did new music show up, but good music did as well. “Alex & The … Continue reading Alex & The People – Boys Will Be Boys

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

Upcoming Theatre at UMass Dartmouth

By Contributing Writer Nicole O’Connell As UMass Dartmouth begins another semester, it also begins another season of theatre. Both the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company and 20 Cent Fiction Production Company are preparing to bring some excitement to campus in their upcoming seasons. The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company’s 12th Annual Broadway will be held in early November. Kenzi Farland, UMass Dartmouth Theater Company’s secretary and Reilly … Continue reading Upcoming Theatre at UMass Dartmouth

“I’m in pierogi paradise” – Guy Fieri

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce On Friday, September 6th, I went out to Patti’s Pierogis for some delicious Polish food! The place was packed, for a small restaurant. They do have a reasonably sized parking lot but all the spots in the area around the restaurants were taken. The restaurant was really busy when I arrived at about 7 o’clock. There were no tables available … Continue reading “I’m in pierogi paradise” – Guy Fieri

Post Mallone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

By Staff Writer Megan Sullivan Austin Richard Post, otherwise known as Post Malone, is a contemporary young singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in New York in 1995, but raised in Grapevine, Texas. His father, Rich Post, is responsible for his talented son’s interest for many genres of music, and clearly the rest is history. Post Malone has had an interest in music since childhood, … Continue reading Post Mallone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”