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 

Not all that glitters is Goldblum: The Woody Allen controversy 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa Jeff Goldblum, 50% America’s heartthrob and 50% crazy uncle, has been quoted recently as feeling comfortable working with controversy-covered director, Woody Allen. This has been in response to a resurgence of accusations made against Allen by his stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow.   This comes as a surprise to most fans, as Jeff Goldblum seemed infallible to them.  Known for his eccentric characteristics … Continue reading Not all that glitters is Goldblum: The Woody Allen controversy 

The creation of “Entropy” from our own CVPA Professor Latt Savage 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa The New Bedford Art Musuem / Artworks! (NBAM) is currently adorned with a memorable piece from UMass Dartmouth professor and artist Stacy Latt Savage. Known as “Entropy”, the piece is unique in its origin and process. Created on-site, it will continue to grow and adjust and change throughout the months. To learn more about the piece, the Torch sat down … Continue reading The creation of “Entropy” from our own CVPA Professor Latt Savage 

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 

UMass ceramics seen by thousands at Jingdezhen Autumn Festival 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa  In the second week of October, students at UMass Dartmouth were provided an incredible opportunity to travel to Jingdezhen in China for a special festival. The Autumn Festival is a renowned ceramics festival where artists travel from all over the world to display their work and appreciate the craftsmanship of others. Two students accompanied ceramics professor Jim Lawton this year … Continue reading UMass ceramics seen by thousands at Jingdezhen Autumn Festival 

Outer Worlds: The spiritual successor to classic Fallout games 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa  The Outer Worlds, a game released on October 25th, is a first-person RPG set in a multi-planetary universe. It has some of the best story-telling I’ve ever experienced. It has a diversity of weapons, playthroughs, and characters. This means that no playthrough will ever be a repeat. It has a plethora of good qualities, but it has my most important … Continue reading Outer Worlds: The spiritual successor to classic Fallout games 

Haiti endures the seventh week of protests over government corruption 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa Over the past seven weeks, major cities in Haiti have undergone intense rioting in protests as an outcry against President Moise. Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, has seen incredible unrest as the majority of the country reaches its boiling point. Stores are looted, cars are set aflame, burning tires are strewn through the destroyed streets. The outcry is a response to … Continue reading Haiti endures the seventh week of protests over government corruption 

Spicy lime you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa  First impressions are important, and this is especially true of restaurants. It’s like a first date; there has to be a strong opener, but not TOO strong. There has to be conversation, but not TOO much conversation. There has to be crab Rangoon, and there’s no such thing as too much crab Rangoon. Spicy Lime, located in New Bedford, is … Continue reading Spicy lime you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind 

For feather or worse, Untitled Goose Game is a hit 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa   After playing Untitled Goose Game for an hour, I realized a few things. One, I’ve spent the last hour pretending to be the fowlest goose this world has ever seen. An hour I could’ve spent studying, an hour I’ll never get back. Two, I’m going to waste even more precious time playing this game.  It’s hard to explain this … Continue reading For feather or worse, Untitled Goose Game is a hit 

Tensions rise further between Venezuela and Colombia

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa The conflict between Venezuela and Colombia is a powder keg waiting to go off, with recent rhetoric between the two governments pushing the situation one step closer to combustion. An immigrant crisis, which has been occurring since 2015, has grown into a many-headed hydra that may involve multiple countries, including the United States.  Colombian senator, Pablo Catatumbo, recently voiced concerns … Continue reading Tensions rise further between Venezuela and Colombia