The Chancellor’s masterplan town hall

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer On Wednesday, March 7, Chancellor Robert John- son hosted a townhall event about the campus master plan. The event, which was mostly attended by UMass Dartmouth staff, took place in CVPA 158. Chancellor Johnson presented his plan for physical development of the campus, over a ten- year period. The presentation began with an acknowledgement of the challenges facing the plan. … Continue reading The Chancellor’s masterplan town hall

Liberal Arts works to ramp up the college experience

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The Liberal Arts building has been stepping up their student moral over the past couple months. Stu- dents may have noticed CAS dance parties on Wednesday’s, events such as Donuts with the Dean, National Smile Day, Na- tional Strawberry Day and National Pay a Com- pliment Day to name a few. UMass Dartmouth Col- lege of Arts and Sciences is … Continue reading Liberal Arts works to ramp up the college experience

Federal Government panel discussion gives advice on working for federal agencies

By Zack Downing, Staff Writer Every student on campus hopes to come out of graduation with a lucrative and enjoyable career that they can settle into. Whereas most people’s dream goals involve arts, entertainment or sports, not a lot of students have governmental positions at the top of their list. A panel was held on Thursday, March 8, to raise awareness and enthusiasm for some … Continue reading Federal Government panel discussion gives advice on working for federal agencies

This week in SGA: Infrastructure powerhouse

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent During the spring break recess, most students went home to relax on their couches, or take trips with friends and family. UMass senior and political science major Katie Lovett didn’t go home, instead keeping her nose to the grindstone working 14-16 hour days at two jobs while still managing to squeeze in an interview with The Torch. Her vigor is … Continue reading This week in SGA: Infrastructure powerhouse

Walidah Imarisha on the importance of Black Science Fiction

By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer To close Black History Month and kick off women’s month, self-proclaimed “rebel by reason” Walidah Imarisha visited UMass Dartmouth to point out passive racisms in our society, as well as discuss Black science fiction writings, and share some of her spoken poetry. “A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar … Continue reading Walidah Imarisha on the importance of Black Science Fiction

English lecturer turned Crohn’s researcher: Chris Peter

By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor You’ve heard people say it: some people are good at math and science, and some are good in the humanities. But why can’t someone be good at both? Chris Peter is a perfect example of this, as she is a part-time English lecturer, and is also pursuing an undergraduate degree in chemistry and is currently researching Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading English lecturer turned Crohn’s researcher: Chris Peter

Why Rex Tillerson’s firing has meaning

By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer The White House announced on Tuesday that Rex Tillerson, the now former Secretary of State was out of a job. Apparently, Tillerson himself did not learn until hours later. Some might rejoice at the removal of the former CEO of Exxon Mobile, who often attempted to be a moderate influence on some of President Trump’s foreign policy actions. On the … Continue reading Why Rex Tillerson’s firing has meaning

Life after undergrad

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Seniors, it’s about that time in the semester, where we have to start thinking about life after undergrad. Whether that be entering the job force, volunteering, taking a gap year or applying to grad school each one comes with its lofty check list of goals to accomplish. GRADUATE SCHOOL: The number one golden rule I feel all seniors should take … Continue reading Life after undergrad

Katy Perry kissed a boy…and he didn’t like it

By Michaela Gates, Staff Writer In the first season of  American Idol returning to air after a short hiatus, the show has already been hit with controversy, as judge Katy Perry stole a mouth kiss from a contestant without his consent. While the act may seem harmless many people have begun to call out Perry for her actions as they are extremely contradictory to the … Continue reading Katy Perry kissed a boy…and he didn’t like it

YouTube to give conspiracy theorists more homework

By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent Since the advent of the internet, the looney-bin hopefuls of our society have congregated and shared the wildest of conspiracies and plots with each other anonymously, and their influence is growing. Technology makes it harder every day to distinguish between properly sourced news and the work of a Russian bot or a high school dropout clad in tin-foil. YouTube, one … Continue reading YouTube to give conspiracy theorists more homework