Apology to the UMass Dartmouth Community

To the UMass Dartmouth Community, In the edition of the Torch dated for November 3-9, the Virgo horoscope has drawn a significant amount of backlash, and rightly so. Our horoscopes are meant to be humorous, and we encourage our writers to push the envelope in all of their work, whether it’s in their opinion pieces or our extras, such as the horoscopes and recipes. We … Continue reading Apology to the UMass Dartmouth Community

New NAACP College Chapter comes to UMass Dartmouth

by Chelsea Cabral, Staff Writer On Thursday October 27, UMass Dartmouth’s NAACP College Chapter held its first official meeting in the Liberal Arts building, engaging its members in an open dialogue surrounding topics such as social justice, equal opportunity and voter mobilization. The chapter, which is newly formed on the UMass Dartmouth campus, is helping bring the vision of the NAACP (National Association for the … Continue reading New NAACP College Chapter comes to UMass Dartmouth

Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth earns Top 20 National Ranking

by Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer For the fourth consecutive year, UMass Dartmouth has earned a national Top 20 ranking on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. It consists of 766 institutions of higher … Continue reading Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth earns Top 20 National Ranking

Firearm discharged at UMass Dartmouth

by Scott Lariviere, Staff Writer On October 16, gun shots were reported going off at 3 a.m. in the Cedar Dell West area at UMass Dartmouth. What was first thought to be fireworks was soon confirmed to be gun shots. The Department of Public Safety sent out an email alert to the university community to make them aware of the incident. As the investigation initiated, … Continue reading Firearm discharged at UMass Dartmouth

Early voting held at UMass Dartmouth for 2016 election

by Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On October 23 and 24, early voting booths were opened in the Woodland Commons area to allow students registered at UMass Dartmouth to cast their ballots early for the upcoming presidential election. The voting took place at late night on Monday after six o’clock, to better accommodate work schedules, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, during which … Continue reading Early voting held at UMass Dartmouth for 2016 election

UMass Dartmouth’s residential staff debuts the ultimate guide to navigating college

by Arpeni Mael, Editor-In-Chief It’s not everyday when two colleagues get together to write a book about how to get the most out of college. But LaToya Robertson, Resident Director of Cedar Dell West, and Imad Jbara, Resident Assistant of Aspen and Ivy, of UMass Dartmouth did just that. What started off as a joke to work together last August turned into writing a book … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth’s residential staff debuts the ultimate guide to navigating college