2019-2020 SGA election results are in

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. After weeks of candidates campaigning and a week for students to vote, the Student Government Association has officially listed the winners of the election for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. Nicole Arruda accrued 258 votes to become the student trustee. Next came the results from the various Senate seats up for grabs from the many different institutions on campus. Commuter students … Continue reading 2019-2020 SGA election results are in

Shazam: The movie should have been as weird as the comic

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin Like Superman being exposed to kryptonite, the momentum behind DC’s cinematic universe has slowly been dying with each new film’s tepid release. To correct the ship that Zack Snyder nearly sunk with his overly edgy superhero films, DC gave the underrated hero Shazam time to shine in a new film marketed as more lighthearted and fun. While the film is … Continue reading Shazam: The movie should have been as weird as the comic

UMass Dartmouth shakes the ship once again

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. As with other past semesters, the faculty at the UMass Dartmouth have set aside a day called ‘Shake the Ship’ where students can ask questions and share concerns to a variety of UMass Dartmouth officials in an open forum conversation. This semester’s Shake the Ship occurred on April 10 in the library, and featured members of SGA as well as … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth shakes the ship once again

2nd Corsair Challenge proves to be a success

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Last year, the university posed an interesting question to students and faculty, asking, “What could we do with 1,895 minutes?” The question was an introduction to the Corsair Challenge, a new annual crowd-funding challenge that lasted 1,895 minutes long and sought to secure as many funds as possible for various UMass Dartmouth institutions, primarily through social media. After successfully raising … Continue reading 2nd Corsair Challenge proves to be a success

Nipsey Hussle’s death and the community’s response

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. April’s 1st of this year began on a somber note upon news that rapper and community legend Nipsey Hussle had been shot to death the night before. What made this death particularly shocking was that Nipsey was shot right in front of his The Marathon clothing store in southern L.A., the same area the L.A. rapper vowed to transform into … Continue reading Nipsey Hussle’s death and the community’s response

Tell your story and express yourself at Poetic Justice

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Look at your Instagram and social media and you are bound to see tons of people who want to pursue rap or poetry. Often though, most people with that desire do not have an outlet to express their poetry freely. If you’re looking for that means of expression, the student organization Poetic Justice is the perfect fit. Founder Leiandra Riley … Continue reading Tell your story and express yourself at Poetic Justice

Outrage Culture and the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. In a significant blow to outrage culture, Disney has decided to rehire director James Gunn to finish directing his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy for Marvel Studios and their parent company Disney. What is outrage culture you may ask? Well, buckle up for a bumpy ride through the world of social media. Outrage culture is the phenomenon where people on … Continue reading Outrage Culture and the fate of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Hillel brings the party to Purim

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. As the only Jewish student organization on campus, Hillel has a goal to bring Jewish culture to the UMass Dartmouth community. Isaiah Weidmann, president of Hillel’s UMass Dartmouth chapter, spoke with The Torch on how the group does that with events such as their annual Purim party that was hosted on March 18. Sitting at an orange table near the … Continue reading Hillel brings the party to Purim

Beto O’Rourke skateboards into the 2020 presidential race

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Months after losing a Senate race to wannabe cartoon villain Ted Cruz, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is picking up his skateboard and running for higher office yet again, this time vying for the Presidency. Okay, it should be noted that Beto O’Rourke has yet to film himself skateboarding since announcing his candidacy, as he did in 2018. However, Beto’s … Continue reading Beto O’Rourke skateboards into the 2020 presidential race

Jay Electronica puts on a one-of-a-kind concert

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. “They call me Jay Electronica—f*** that / Call me Jay Elec-Hanukkah, Jay Elec-Yarmulke / Jay Elec-Ramadan, Muhammad as-sallam-alaikum / Rasoul Allah Subhananhu wa ta’ala through your monitor.” With these mystifying lyrics, Jay Electronica’s song Exhibit C hit the rap scene in 2009 like a rain storm hitting the desert. While most rap at the time was adopting simple rhythms and … Continue reading Jay Electronica puts on a one-of-a-kind concert