Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, has been working on the affordable textbook campaign, which is fairly new to UMassD. Junior, Bryce Vickery, became Coordinator of the Affordable Textbook Campaign in the beginning of this semester. He, alongside his team, strived for affordable textbooks for all college students. The Torch had the opportunity to interview … Continue reading Affordable textbooks for all: Masspirg affordable textbook campaign

Expanding student authority through active reading

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Wednesday April 17, in LARTS 215, students and faculty were able to join the conversation about the importance of annotating, presented by English Professor Meghan Fair. It was a professional environment, while being in a room full of various professors from the Arts and Sciences department, creating a diverse atmosphere. Professors’ now seen as students was a mind-blogging scene, … Continue reading Expanding student authority through active reading

Cheers to a successful Unity Fest

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Unidad 2019, meaning “Unity” in Spanish, gave a deeper meaning to community, in essence creating a family. The Campus Center beautifully decorated with different colors and flags celebrating the different heritages and cultures of many. On April 11, 2019, in the Campus Center held their annual Unity Fest, where different cultural groups, students and faculty gathered together to broaden the … Continue reading Cheers to a successful Unity Fest

Shaam-E-Masti: A fun-filled night of entertainment

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. On Saturday April 13, 2019 the Pakistani Student Association and the Muslim Student Association hosted their Shaam E Masti event in Woodland Commons. First time hosting an event as such, with the fantastic help of the e-board making decorations from scratch, and finally it all coming together in a theme of purple and gold, which took about a month of … Continue reading Shaam-E-Masti: A fun-filled night of entertainment

UMassD strives for 100% renewable energy

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. The students of MassPIRG, a statewide student organization that works to defend public interest, hosted their “Energizing to 100% Renewable Energy Campaign,” a press event to educate the UMass Dartmouth community on the importance and impacts of renewable energy, on April 4 at 2:30 PM in the Birch Hall Conference room. They had the opportunity to discuss the environment that … Continue reading UMassD strives for 100% renewable energy

New Jersey approves bill for terminally-ill patients

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. One of the most controversial American bill subjects of the last 50 years is once again in the news. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will soon sign a bill into legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek life ending medication. New Jersey will be the sixth state, including the District of Columbia, to have similar laws once the bill is … Continue reading New Jersey approves bill for terminally-ill patients

Where did all the retailers go?

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. It has been a tumultuous start of 2019 since retailers have announced closures of hundreds of stores across the nation. Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers have shutting down stores or declaring bankruptcy in recent months. The rise of e-commerce outlets like Amazon has made it difficult for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced … Continue reading Where did all the retailers go?