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

Fortnite’s black hole

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt  This past October, the popular battle royal video game, Fortnite went offline beginning on Sunday October 13th and continuing for several days. This temporary absence of Fortnite caused pre-teens, videogame journalists, and anyone else who cared to go into a collective panic during their wait for the game to return.   During the downtime, players were met with a … Continue reading Fortnite’s black hole

Cultures collide on Kandiafa’s Mali Country 

By Arts & Entertainment Editor Sawyer Pollitt When one thinks of virtuoso musicians one most likely thinks of places like France, Germany, China, or America. It is unlikely that one would look to Mali, a landlocked West African country that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t be on the musical map. Kandiafa’s Mali Country changes this with a project that is as uniquely African as … Continue reading Cultures collide on Kandiafa’s Mali Country 

Saturday of service shines spot on sustainability

By Arts & Entertainment Section Editor Sawyer Pollitt On October 5th, the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement partnered with the Sustainability Office for their monthly Saturday of service where UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and community members teamed up to clean the trails on campus. Meeting at the Leduc Center, the group of environmentally conscious activists took to the Red Cardinal Trail to clean up … Continue reading Saturday of service shines spot on sustainability