Was the UMassD Transform2020 plan worth it?

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer It’s been more than a year since UMass Dartmouth has been free of the metal fences and piles of dirt that the construction crews brought to the middle of campus, but it looks like it’s finally time to test out the new layout of the main quad. The UMassDTransform 2020 plan, as dubbed by the surrounding signs, is a project … Continue reading Was the UMassD Transform2020 plan worth it?

The Glass Horse Project rides into Buttonwood with Romeo and Juliet

By Brian Harris, Staff Writer Shakespeare in Buttonwood’s Romeo and Juliet, produced by The Glass Horse Project, opened with the play’s director Emma Givney introducing the audience to what she said was hopefully the start of a new tradition of theater for New Bedford.  After the quality of performance on display on Saturday, one can only hope she was right. The first thing that immediately … Continue reading The Glass Horse Project rides into Buttonwood with Romeo and Juliet

See the first ever asexual TV character on Netflix show Bojack Horseman

By Johnny Perreira, Staff Writer The growing cultural phenomenon that is Netflix original series Bojack Horseman had its fourth season released on September 8. It is full of gags, goofs, puns, and an extensive commentary on modern depression. The show has shattered ratings and records with a new plotline in it’s latest season: one of the characters is the first openly asexual character on TV. … Continue reading See the first ever asexual TV character on Netflix show Bojack Horseman

Bored? Try Board Game Night at the library

By Johnny Perreira, Staff Writer Before I reveal the details of one of the most engaging events on campus, think of how many quizzes, tests, projects, and homework assignments are cramming up your schedule. The Torch isn’t going to recommend you procrastinate on any of it, but if you happen to find yourself taking that route and lying on your bed bored out of your … Continue reading Bored? Try Board Game Night at the library

mother! divides film community, and offends everyone else

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer From time to time a film comes along that is so densely composed with metaphor and artistic license that it challenges audiences to argue over the precise meaning of the symbolism and themes throughout, and the latest is relentlessly disturbing. Mother! is the latest film by Darren Aronofsky, known for psychological thrillers Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan. … Continue reading mother! divides film community, and offends everyone else

WUMD radio thrives in fully online medium

By Allan Pilch, Contributing Writer Back in the spring, UMassD sold off the long running radio frequency 89.3 FM the former home of WUMD, the school’s radio station. The frequency was sold to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR), the sale was made official on June 26 of this year. The sale drew controversy over the lack of transparency of the process and the lack of … Continue reading WUMD radio thrives in fully online medium

Ming Sushi offers amazing cuisine at a low price

By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer You may not think much of it from the outside, but Ming Sushi located in downtown New Bedford should be your new go-to restaurant for all things sushi and Japanese cuisine. You can find the restaurant hidden in downtown New Bedford on Purchase St., right next to the local Bristol Community College downtown campus and other local restaurant gems like … Continue reading Ming Sushi offers amazing cuisine at a low price

Father

By Emily Lannon, Arts & Entertainment Editor She pulls her car into the driveway. He’s there, propped against his muscle car. It’s an orange Mustang, she knows that much but she isn’t sure on the year,  old is all she knew, ‘70s maybe. His hip is resting against the front wheel well, leather jacket open and brushing against the hood. Glasses hide his eyes but … Continue reading Father

Alexi Lalas: USMNT is soft

By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief On September 10, former US Men’s soccer player Alexi Lalas hit the current team with a fiery hot take. “Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, underperforming, tattooed millionaires?” Is the question posed by the former men’s team star. His comments came after the team continued to struggle in its quest for a World Cup bid this … Continue reading Alexi Lalas: USMNT is soft