Broadway adaptation of Anastasia makes opening debut

By Lauren Medeiros, Arts and Entertainment Editor Opening for its first night on April 24, the new musical Anastasia arrived on Broadway after making waves at the Hartford Stage in Connecticut. Returning to the stage from its original run, Christy Altomare and Derek Klena will reprise their roles as the lead characters Anya and Dmitri respectively. The show is an updated stage adaptation of 20th … Continue reading Broadway adaptation of Anastasia makes opening debut

Student Mike Benjamin host of new radio show

By Lauren Medeiros, Arts & Entertainment Editor New to WUMD’s airwaves this semester is student DJ Mike Benjamin, a talented young jockey who has a passion for music. Going by the name Joli Ra, Benjamin’s show Wild World features an eclectic mix of music. From funk to indie, folk, rap, and even the occasional Portuguese Fado song, he plays “anything and everything,” and welcomes suggestions … Continue reading Student Mike Benjamin host of new radio show

Sale of WUMD raises questions of ethicality

By Lauren Medeiros, Arts and Entertainment Editor After releasing news to the public that campus radio station 89.3 WUMD will be sold, the University has remained noticeably silent. On Jan. 4, during student winter break, UMass Dartmouth sent out a single press release to the campus community informing them of the sale. The message was written in a way that suggested the decision had been … Continue reading Sale of WUMD raises questions of ethicality

Student Bill Hanley debuts self-written play Debts to the Devil

by Lauren Medeiros, Arts & Entertainment Editor This past weekend the 20 Cent Fiction theatre company debuted a never-before-seen play in the main auditorium, written and directed by senior Bill Hanley. The play, titled Debts to the Devil, was a project that senior crime and justice studies major Bill Hanley started working on in high school. He completed it after coming to UMass Dartmouth, and … Continue reading Student Bill Hanley debuts self-written play Debts to the Devil

Correction for the article “UMass Dartmouth players kneel against racial injustices”

By the Torch Editorial Staff In the article, “UMass Dartmouth players kneel against racial injustices”, we said the clothing brand that provided runningbacks Michael Slaughter and Abbi Bamgbose with custom made T-shirts reading “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and “Black Lives Matter” was Marius Johnson’s “Eovove” when in fact it was by the brand, “OVRLKD.” The original article, written by News Editor Sade Smith can be … Continue reading Correction for the article “UMass Dartmouth players kneel against racial injustices”

New Bedford’s AHA! Night

by Lauren Medeiros, A&E Editor AHA! Night, which stands for arts, history, and architecture, will be held once again next week in Downtown New Bedford. On the second Thursday of every month, Downtown New Bedford is closed off to traffic for the evening in order to decorate the streets and host a cultural fest for the town. Each month’s event features a different theme and … Continue reading New Bedford’s AHA! Night

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A UMass Dartmouth tradition

by Lauren Medeiros, Arts & Entertainment Editor The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays host to a menagerie of over-the-top characters and raunchy imagery, adored by a group of loyal fans since its inception in 1973. The story of Rocky Horror centers around a newly engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who get stuck in the rain and arrive at the mansion of the flamboyant … Continue reading The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A UMass Dartmouth tradition