What’s up Mac?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. Are you an art student? Chances are that if you’re in one of Umass Dartmouth’s art programs, you’ve become familiar with using some kind of Mac computer. Most, if not all classes in the Arts department expect students to have Mac computers to use the software that they need for class.   But here’s the issue: Macs are expensive, many ranging upwards of $1,000. For a freshman, … Continue reading What’s up Mac?

Gaming Society’s Toys for Tots 12 Hour Gaming Marathon, a SMASHing Success

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. On Saturday November 17th from 12pm-12am, the Gaming Society held a 12 hour gaming marathon in Woodland Commons. It was a $10 entry fee, but all proceeds went towards Toys for Tots. As soon as you entered woodland commons the main foyer had tables brimming with board and card games, one of the side rooms was set up for D&D and other RPG’s, … Continue reading Gaming Society’s Toys for Tots 12 Hour Gaming Marathon, a SMASHing Success

Bohemian Rhapsody, a True Masterpiece

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. *Spoiler Alert* Queen, they are Rock and Roll royalty. There are very few people who haven’t heard their music or know who they are. But not too many people know their story, until now. If you’ve been a die-hard fan of this band like myself, you’ve been impatiently waiting for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody since the first trailer appeared almost … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody, a True Masterpiece

Do we really need our textbooks?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe If you ask anyone in a university these days about buying textbooks, they’ll probably groan and say something like “they’re way to expensive for the little amount that they’re used.” It’s a daunting thought that you’ll buy hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of textbooks in one semester and hardly ever actually use the book. And if you try … Continue reading Do we really need our textbooks?

Wait, what major am I?

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. As the fall semester is coming to an end, so begins the time-old tradition of choosing courses for the up-coming semester. Even for seasoned college students this can be a rough time, but for Freshman the task can seem daunting. Especially for those who are undeclared in their majors. With so many majors and classes to choose from, it can … Continue reading Wait, what major am I?

11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. From November 2nd to 3rd, the Umass Dartmouth Theatre Company (TCo) put on their 11th annual “Broadway Revue.” And like always, TCo wowed the crowed with big musical numbers, flawless choreography, and heartfelt performances. The Torch was there to give our review, of TCo’s revue, of the best of what Broadway has to offer. Those attending were entertained with 24 musical numbers from 20 different shows, a truly … Continue reading 11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

Trench: The beginning of a new era

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. The band, the pop-powerhouse duo Twenty One Pilots. The album, the long awaited Trench. In June 2017, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun wrapped up their “Emotional Road Show” tour for their critically acclaimed album Blurryface where it all began for the two: their hometown of Columbus Ohio. And then, Silence. The boys went quiet on social media for a year. … Continue reading Trench: The beginning of a new era