By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer The atmosphere in the main auditorium at UMass Dartmouth on March 6 was one of immense pride and hope in the future. The room was a buzz as crowds of staff, faculty, university students, elementary and middle schoolers, and distinguished guests filed in and came together. The audience arrived to participate in the NASA live link with UMass Dartmouth alum, … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth alum Scott Tingle shares his inspiring story via NASA live link
By Zachariah Drown, Contributing Writer This week The Torch sat in on a meeting for The Charlton Student Entrepreneur and Startup Club. While I was there I got the pleasure of talking to Zachary Sass, a senior of the Charlton School of Business, and President of the Charlton Student Entrepreneur and Startup Club, or CSESC for short. Zachary explained to me that CSESC is a … Continue reading Club Profile: The Charlton student entrepreneur and startup club
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Saturday, February 24, UMass Dartmouth’s Department of Public Safety sent out an email which stated that offensive fliers were found on campus, near the Liberal Arts building. The email did not specify exactly what the content of the flier was, nor why they were offensive. The Torch sought more information from the Department of Public Safety, who directed questions … Continue reading Alt-right group fliers in Larts
By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer In today’s society going septic is a serious and life threatening medical emergency, that requires close monitoring and immediate medical attention. When diagnosed with sepsis, a medical team has to work hard in closely monitoring the patient every second of the day, most cases resulting in an admission to the ICU, the intensive care unit, where the patient can be … Continue reading No time to waste – going septic
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer To close off Black History Month, there was a Black Lives Matter (BLM) panel held in the Library Grand reading room on Tuesday, February 27. The panelists included Eric James, a crime and justice junior, Eric Larson, Assistant Crime and Justice Professor, Alexandra Moniz, Enrollment Systems Coordinator, and Kendra Hicks, director of radical philanthropy. The panel included a brief history … Continue reading Black Lives Matter on campus panel
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent This week, the Student Government Association handled a few student issues, reviewed a proposal for an increase to the student fee, and considered several student funded programs submitted by student organizations. At long last, the hole in the ceiling of Willow has been patched, the infrastructure committee announced. They also spoke of the arrival of a new disc golf course … Continue reading This week in SGA: Student Affairs’ Carson Longendorfer
By Dylan Botelho, Staff Writer Stuck in the middle of Syria’s seven-year long civil war, innocent people in Eastern Ghouta have faced 11 straight days of repeated bombings. The collection of farms and towns is home to the last major rebel-controlled area near Syria’s capital of Damascus. It is also home to around 400,000 people, trapped in-between fighting rebels and raining bombs. In dire need … Continue reading Russian ceasefire fails to keep promise to Eastern Ghouta
By Zack Downing, Staff Writer It’s March, and that means it’s time to scramble and find a building to live in for the 2018-19 school year. If you have friends and your bill’s all paid for, organizing your living situation can be a lot of fun. But, if you owe the school money, it’s incredibly stressful. If you aren’t going to be pulled in by … Continue reading Where should you live next year?
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer As of recent, the Trump Administration announced it will be shutting down the DACA: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was a softer version of the DREAM Act of 2001. Congress will be voting on the removal of the DACA, and with a Republican led Congress, the vote may not go in favor of those DREAMers. The DACA can … Continue reading Dreamers are not the enemy
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer To be honest, I’ve stopped caring about the news. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ll give it a glance every now and again just to keep up on current events. Knowing what’s going on certainly has its perks, and it works wonders on small talk. But there was a time a couple of years ago where I cared … Continue reading When did the nation stop caring?