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

University addresses student account concerns

By Sawyer Pollitt Earlier this week, many UMass Dartmouth Students were alarmed to discover that their COIN account balance reported figures that were at times $1,200 higher than they were previously thought to be. This was found to be the result of an adjustment in the University Grant and Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship. For some students, this new balance resulted in a hold placed on their … Continue reading University addresses student account concerns

Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor  spollitt@umassd.edu  Photo Credit: Pamela Karimi, Michael Kilbride, Gabriella Barthe   “I’ve reached the end of this great history and all the land will fill with talk of me. I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will save my name and reputation from the grave.” – Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi, 940-1020 C.E.   This line ends the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, an epic poem which has captured the hearts … Continue reading Modern perspectives on an ancient land: CVPA unveils Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination 

University Grants: What we know so far

By Sawyer Pollitt A&E Section Editor Photo: UMass Dartmouth FOLLOW THE UMASS DARTMOUTH TORCH FOR BREAKING NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE Brought to light at 4:59pm on April 12, by a post on the UMass Dartmouth Black Market, many UMass Dartmouth students were made aware for the first time that changes have been made to their Financial Aid awards as of April 10, 2020. … Continue reading University Grants: What we know so far

UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

By SAWYER POLLITT  A&E Section Editor     Photo Credit: Zack Wedge  Cowboy boots and an Appalachian twang are an unusual sight here in New England. However, going against the grain of Southern Massachusetts is Jake Hunsinger and the Rock Bottom Band, and this past Saturday at the News Café in Pawtucket, RI, the yeehaw vibes were strong.  Beginning only with vocalist and guitarist Jake Hunsinger (English/History, 2020), the … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s Folk Heroes

“Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt “And opening tonight: Charlie Parker!” said two young men standing in the February cold on one Tuesday night. They were college-aged, dressed like they took Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” as gospel, and they were the exact kind of people who would wait outside to see internet sensation turned metal musician, Poppy.   The ragtag line of concert-goers who stretched down the sidewalk and … Continue reading “Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

It’s food: Dunkin’ releases “beyond meat” sausage 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt  Dunkin’ Donuts, or just Dunkin’ as they have rebranded themselves, released the “Beyond Meat Sausage” this month. Is it good? Should you care about it? As one of the Torch’s resident vegetarians, I feel like I can speak on this topic with some degree of authority.   It was a wet and cold Sunday morning when I pulled up … Continue reading It’s food: Dunkin’ releases “beyond meat” sausage 

C.O.U.R.E. protests Student Government Association 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt and Opinion & Editorial Editor James Mellen   On November 25, UMass Dartmouth’s Student Government Association (SGA) held its weekly public senate meeting in Library room 205. However, this meeting was anything but normal. After the meeting was called to order by SGA President Kate Egan (History/Physics, 2021), a group of student protesters entered the chamber and over … Continue reading C.O.U.R.E. protests Student Government Association 

UMass Dartmouth Smash Club solidifies itself as one of the best in the region 

By Arts & Entertainment Sawyer Pollitt  On October 27, the UMass Dartmouth Super Smash Bros. Club was a competitor in the Collegiate Star League (CSL). This intercollegiate league is open to all colleges in North America. After competing against 32 teams of five players, UMass Dartmouth’s Smash Club was able to secure a 2nd place ranking, cementing their place as one of the best teams … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth Smash Club solidifies itself as one of the best in the region 

Kiwanuka brings ‘70s nostalgia

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt A&E Section Editor  Michael Kiwanuka, British born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist recently released his third full-length studio album, the self-titled Kiwanuka. For someone unfamiliar with his work, Kiwanuka plays like a retro throwback that wouldn’t seem out of place in a ‘70s period Netflix original.   Kiwanuka, who has been described as an indie-folk musician, has been a known … Continue reading Kiwanuka brings ‘70s nostalgia