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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. The Fall River Election Commissioners had to wait until 5pm Friday, March 15, to certify official special election results. Jasiel Correia II is officially the mayor of Fall River after the results of the special election that “saw him recalled then re-elected” according to sources at WPRI. Federal prosecutors allege Correia misused $231,000 of the $363,000 investment funds and accepted … Continue reading The failed recall of Jasiel Correia?
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Entering Women’s History Month with the daring group of feminist activist artists. Over fifty-five people have been members over the years, and their anonymity keeps the focus on the issues at hand. They wear guerrilla masks in public and use facts, humor, and extreme visuals to expose gender and ethic biases as well as corruption in politics, art, film and … Continue reading Who are the Guerrilla Girls?
By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. The Torch had the lovely opportunity to interview women’s and gender studies major, Black literature studies minor, and Rho Rhose senior Ayden Holliday. On Wednesday February 27, 2019, she hosted UMassD’s 2019 auditions for the Vagina Monologues. This is not a yearly production; however, it has been performed on campus before. The play was created with the hopes that women … Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper presents: Vagina Monologue auditions