By Kevin P. Turner, Contributing Writer During a time where it’s important to acknowledge culture and support it, this past Saturday was the perfect example of it. At 4 p.m. doors opened up to students, from students with origins from all over the world to come and support the black history month show. Once the show started at 5:45 p.m., the main auditorium was sparked … Continue reading The Black History Month Show teaches us to accept all cultures
By Zack Downing, Staff Writer The gun and gun rights debate has reignited once again in the wake of yet another mass school shooting. We all attend a public university where anyone from anywhere is allowed to roam the campus without being confronted. While The Torch is not advocating for a gate at the front of Ring Road, it is a bit disconcerting to know … Continue reading Is UMassD prepared for an emergency?
By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The CAS-STAR Center had quite the week last week as the center launched their first “Jump Start to Your Career Week,” with the help of academic advisor Monica Faria, peer mentors, and other staff members. “Jump Start to Your Career Week,” was designed as an aid to help students prep for life after college. It consisted of a series of … Continue reading Jump start your career with the CAS-STAR Center
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent The UMass system, made up of five campus’ across Massachusetts, is overseen by a board of trustees who make macro-level decisions for all of the universities in the system. This board has five student trustees, one for each campus, and UMass Dartmouth political science major Sam Reid represents ours. Reid is in her third and final year at UMass, serving … Continue reading This week in SGA: a sit-down with student trustee Sam Reid
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer The UMass Dartmouth chapter of MASSPirg has been eager to fight for one-hundred percent renewable energy, getting us closer to the end goal every day. The fight reached a pretty remarkable milestone when MASSPirg chapter head and sophomore Nate Roberts was regarded as one of the twenty-one leading voices for clean energy in Massachusetts. Roberts was on a list of … Continue reading MASSPirg: New voters, new names
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer The Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education is an organization that many here at UMass Dartmouth may not know exists. This past Wednesday they presented a lecture as part of their Colloquium series focusing on algebraic thinking in young children. Presented by Dr. Maria Blanton, a former UMass Dartmouth professor and a lead scientist at the Technical … Continue reading Should elementary students be learning algebra?
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent Another tragedy has thrown the us into yet another gun control debate cycle, and so far, little progress has been made. Understandably so, as the public discourse on guns doesn’t lend itself to reasonable discussion of potential solutions. Finding common ground is easy. Nobody in America wants children to get shot, so you would think it would be that much simpler finding a solution and sticking to … Continue reading High schoolers don’t need guns
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer On February 8, 2018 the British territory of Bermuda repealed a law legalizing same sex marriage on the small tropical island only a year after the bill was passed. This unprecedented move understandably outraged the LGBT community on the island as well as those in the world abroad and is generally recognized as a setback in LGBT rights. Unfortunately for … Continue reading Marriage equality lost in the Bermuda Triangle
By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer It truly disgusts me that Americans that need service animals will no longer be able to access them on airlines, because people that do not need them have pushed the limits of service animals and dismissed the meaning of these wonderful animals. In the past years people have realized that service animal regulations are aggressively loose, as they should be, … Continue reading Service animals abuse, veterans face consequences
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer The firearm store that sold the AR-15 used in the Parkland, Florida school shooting has closed down indefinitely. The owners of Sunrise Tactical Supply feel responsible for the damaged caused by alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people. Should they? According to lawyers for the store, the business did not violate any laws in selling to Cruz. Cruz was old enough to buy the gun according to Florida … Continue reading Source of Parkland shooting firearm shuts down