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

Life as an Italian-American through the eyes of 1915’s The Italian

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. For the last few semesters, Italian studies professors Dr. Rose Faccini and Dr. Matthew Sneider have used Italian film screenings to give students a glimpse of Italian culture and their various perspectives. For their fourth annual Italian film series, the screenings will focus on the Italian experience in America, starting with the one of the first movies depicting Italian-American life … Continue reading Life as an Italian-American through the eyes of 1915’s The Italian

House of Deliberations Ask: Are all slurs equal?

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Anytime House of Deliberations has an event, it is a guarantee that hot takes will fly, interesting videos will be shown, and divergent opinions will be shared. On February 26, House of Deliberations kept up this tradition with another event centered around a hotly-contested topic; ‘all racial slurs should be weighed equally.’ The poster for the event featured mugshots of … Continue reading House of Deliberations Ask: Are all slurs equal?

Men and women’s track & field break records and crown champions

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Over the weekend, the Men and Women’s Track & Field teams took home some excellent victories as well as breaking a few school records. First, on Saturday, February 23rd, UMass Dartmouth’s men’s indoor track & field team competed at MIT for the 2019 New England Division III Championships. Junior George Papoulis (Haverhill, MA) raced to the finish line to obtain … Continue reading Men and women’s track & field break records and crown champions

600 days from the election, who is the front-runner for President?

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. As 2019 continues, more and more Democrats are appearing out of the woodwork to make their case to be President of the United States. The earlier they announce their candidacy, many argue, the easier it will be to hire crucial staff members and win over undecided voters. The other prevailing idea is that a candidate that doesn’t look like other … Continue reading 600 days from the election, who is the front-runner for President?