By Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Cabral. Trevor Robertson, a junior physics major with a minor in mathematics from Somerset, Massachusetts, has just accomplished a feat that few undergraduate students have the privilege of touting—getting their work published in an academic journal. Robertson’s paper, titled “Application of the Finite Difference Method to the 1-D Schrödinger Equation” was published in UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, a peer-reviewed web journal of … Continue reading Physics student Trevor Robertson publishes research in well-renowned undergraduate journal
By Staff Writer Timothy Howard. Yesterday Bernie Sanders’ new book Where We Go From Here was released in bookstores across America. Quite apropos given that he is almost assuredly going to be a contender in the democratic primary for 2020. In his new book, Sen. Sanders discusses various moments he experienced from June of 2016 to the present day. His book begins with his struggle to claw the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders talks resistance and politics in new book
By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. Every year, Umass Dartmouth hosts an event by the name of The Unity Fest. The Torch staff got in touch with the two presidents of the event, Danielle Bostick, who is a nursing major in the class of 2019, and Karen A Gonzalez, also a nursing major in the 2019 class here at Umass Dartmouth. The two of them discussed … Continue reading Unity Fest needs YOU
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin Every year, Umass Dartmouth’s administrators come together in the Grand Reading Room to answer students’ burning questions and concerns. This year, representatives like the Vice Chancellor, Chief of Police, Director of Dining, the Provost, the Vice Chancellor of student affairs, and members of the Student Government Association arrived ready to answer questions. Starting off, Angela Callahan, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Talent & Diversity, discussed Human Resources concerns … Continue reading Administration Shakes the Ship in annual event
By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. Are you an art student? Chances are that if you’re in one of Umass Dartmouth’s art programs, you’ve become familiar with using some kind of Mac computer. Most, if not all classes in the Arts department expect students to have Mac computers to use the software that they need for class. But here’s the issue: Macs are expensive, many ranging upwards of $1,000. For a freshman, … Continue reading What’s up Mac?
By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. There are many words routinely used to describe our 45th President. Some common refrains include “racist”, “misogynist”, and “moron”. Surely, the last phrase anyone would have used to describe Trump is “champion of prison reform”, but that’s how it’s looking after the House of Representatives passed a prison-reform bill by a huge margin. The bill, known as the “First Step Act”, … Continue reading Is Trump one-upping Obama on prison reform?
By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. Technology is incredible. Most people agree on that. However, microchips are a long-disputed issue whose effects have even been mentioned all the way back in the bible. Microchips are tiny wafers of semiconducting material which, in this case, are being discussed being implanted in humans. Typically used in animals to identify them, microchips can do incredible things. They can get … Continue reading An Orwellian Nightmare is on the horizon
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. One of the first lessons I learned during my young career in political activism was taught to me by an older women during the Boston counter protest to the riots in Charlottesville. After the violence in Charlottesville my friend had worn a bandana on his neck out of fear of police use of CS gas. Within a half hour of us … Continue reading Why the Left needs to avoid violence
By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Fires rage through the California hills as the Camp Fire in Butte County becomes the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state. With officials struggling to maintain and contain the situation, the state has been relying on help from inmates. The inmate volunteer fire fighting program is not new for California – it dates back to 1915 – but back in … Continue reading Fighting forest fires for the price of a chocolate bar
By Staff Writer James Mellen III. From Aerosmith to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones to Pixies the greater Boston area has been the cradle of incredible music acts for years, and will continue to create great and innovative acts for years to come. Boston is known all around the country for it’s every-present and diehard punk and hardcore scene, with legendary venues like The Palladium and The Rat Cellar, and … Continue reading 2018 and the Boston Music Scene