New Hampshire Primary Results: Bernie Won 

By Kira Bruce  Kbruce2@umassd.edu  Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist, won the New Hampshire primary last Tuesday. Followed by Pete Buttigieg, Bernie is now the leading democrat in the race.  After a confusing and narrow loss in Iowa’s caucuses, Sanders has officially won a primary election. He’s only 1 delegate behind Buttigieg and people are pretty surprised.   Having the title of socialist attached to your name is not usually beneficial in the United States. For years republicans have used the term as derogatory remark against their … Continue reading New Hampshire Primary Results: Bernie Won 

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

Podcast review: Crime Junkies 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  Allow me to start this off by clarifying that I am not a murderer. I have never murdered anyone and I would not like to. However, I have always had an interest in reading and watching documentaries about notorious serial killers and cold cases.    When classmate Lauren Talbot (Political Science/Sustainability, 2022) suggested the Crime Junkies: true crime podcast to me … Continue reading Podcast review: Crime Junkies 

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

UMASSD Law exceeds statewide average Bar exam scores for second year in a row 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  For the second year in a row UMASS Law has outscored the statewide average on the Bar exam. This is really great news since only three years ago the college earned their full accreditation from the American Bar Association. As the only public law school in Massachusetts this is a very big deal. With an 82.6 percent first time pass … Continue reading UMASSD Law exceeds statewide average Bar exam scores for second year in a row 

Bernie’s boys not Biden’s bros 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  Oct, 2. 2019 was the day Bernie Sanders suffered from a heart attack. A little over two weeks later more than 25,000 people gathered in Queens at the Bernie’s Back rally and to watch as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sanders as the democratic nominee.   Many people have criticized Sanders’s age, after his heart attack I think Bernie really wanted to prove … Continue reading Bernie’s boys not Biden’s bros 

Zombieland 2: Double Tap review

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  America has a fascination with zombie movies, it seems like every year there’s a new film coming out that plays to the same zombie tropes. Zombieland 2: Double Tap came out this past week and brought  many audience members back to theaters for more of the late 2000’s fun that they got from the original film.  Zombieland was one of … Continue reading Zombieland 2: Double Tap review

Portuguese comfort food at Churrascaria Novo Mundo  

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  Opened in 1993 this family-owned Portuguese barbeque spot in New Bedford has many adoring customers. Churrascaria is roughly translated to the Portuguese word, churrasco which is like barbeque, but it’s very different from what North Americans think of the same dish.   Churrasco is the style the meat is cooked in. This usually involves a flame grill and is often cooked … Continue reading Portuguese comfort food at Churrascaria Novo Mundo  

Revolving door of Trump Administration keeps spinning

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce It isn’t news to anyone that Trump has had a difficult time keeping appointees in his administration.   It also isn’t news that Trump is a difficult person to work for. He has to be appeased at all times and cannot be at fault for anything going wrong.   Due to this, Trump has lost more cabinet officials and senior advisors than … Continue reading Revolving door of Trump Administration keeps spinning

Trump impeachment inquiry

 By Staff Writer Kira Bruce  Since the fateful election day back in 2016 there has been talk about impeaching Donald Trump, yet every time he does something that seems like it would be impeachment worthy nothing happens. Until his recent conversation with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, I would have guessed that nothing could get him impeached. The whistleblower informed the press about a suspicious … Continue reading Trump impeachment inquiry