Valentine’s make-a bear–a new friend to take home

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The campus center was filled with love on Valentine’s Day, with the SAIL’s office’s annual Stuff-A-Bear event, which attracted many students and faculty. On February 14, 2018 for five dollars students could participate in making their own special friend, whether for themselves or a special Valentine. Faculty could also take part for eleven dollars. First students were able to pick … Continue reading Valentine’s make-a bear–a new friend to take home

This week in SGA: a chat with Campus Services

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent At this week’s SGA meeting, representatives from Campus Services Bill Mitchell and Jan Stahl delivered a presentation on the changes coming to the mail and packaging system, as well as updates to the Campus Store. To discuss these changes and the operations of the Campus Services committee within SGA, The Torch sat down with the committee’s chair, Kate Egan. Kate … Continue reading This week in SGA: a chat with Campus Services

Feeling stressed? Try yoga classes at the gym!

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer It may not be time for finals, or even midterms, but that doesn’t mean the student community is not stressed out. No matter what’s going on at the university, thousands of students walk across campus every day filled with worry and tension because of classes, relationships, money, or anything else that weighs them down. Whether you are an art major … Continue reading Feeling stressed? Try yoga classes at the gym!

There is hope for journalists!

By Kevin Perrington-Turner, Contributing Writer For all the aspiring journalists out there, hope is still alive! People do still care about news and making sure the right information is being documented. Just not how we expect it to be. On Thursday night February 15, the UMass Dartmouth Law School hosted a seminar with Charles Sennot as the guest speaker. With a room full of mostly … Continue reading There is hope for journalists!

Pills, Puerto Rico, and Trump

By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer Due to the fact that most American pharmaceutical companies manufacture their drugs, mainly opioids, in Puerto Rico, the U.S. has had a shortage of OxyContin. Not only that, but Fentanyl has also been listed in short supply recently as well. While I am sure some hospitals are upset by the shortages and some pharmacies having to deal with plenty of … Continue reading Pills, Puerto Rico, and Trump

International Space Station budget in jeopardy

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer NASA has a budget request out for 2019 and it has some changes. Most importantly, the budget emphasizes the Trump administration’s interest in shifting the agency’s focus from Mars and the International Space Station (ISS) to the Moon. The first important thing to say is that this isn’t a Trump crisis. NASA operates at the whim of Congress and the … Continue reading International Space Station budget in jeopardy

Unilever speaks out against fake news

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer The company Unilever recently issued a threat to internet ad platforms, saying that they are considering removing their ads from services that do not do enough to stop the spread of fake news. I really have mixed emotions about this. Unilever is a big, recognizable company which owns a lot of smaller companies in food and cosmetics. They spend over … Continue reading Unilever speaks out against fake news

In America, there are no lanes

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent As of late, the American public has seen a surge in political activism and speech from celebrities, namely Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Ruffalo, Lebron James, and more. This activism has produced a myriad of responses from the public and political commentators alike, which vary wildly depending on your political affiliation.       If it’s liberal speaking, which most celebrities are, … Continue reading In America, there are no lanes