Kamala Harris’ 2020 Announcement

By Staff Writer Timothy Howard. Last Monday Kamala Harris announced that she will be running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. The announcement, made on “Good Morning America” was soon followed by an official video on her various social media accounts. The video, which has (as of this writing) been viewed over four million times on Twitter alone, is a brief … Continue reading Kamala Harris’ 2020 Announcement


2019 goals of the UMass Dartmouth community

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. The Torch staff discussed what goals students have for this current semester here at UMass Dartmouth. Those who were willing to respond shared similar aspirations and developed strategies to assist them in achieving their goals. Tyller Dawson, a freshman who is currently studying biology, intends to become an anesthesiologist, and shares with us, his propositions in order to achieve his … Continue reading 2019 goals of the UMass Dartmouth community


Is the Government Shutdown really over?

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe In the wake of the most recent governmental shutdown, many have been left struggling to make ends meet, and many more with numerous questions. Starting December 22, 2018 and running into the new year, this shutdown became the longest running battle over funding the United States has seen. While political leaders and lawmakers discussed for 35 days proposed governmental budgets, … Continue reading Is the Government Shutdown really over?


Claire T. Library associates essay contest

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. The Claire T. Carney University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates are inviting all UMassD freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to partake in their essay contest about envisioning the future. The writer of the best essay will receive a $500 award. The prompt encourages students to address areas including technology, science, medicine, the arts, education, or any other issue students believe is … Continue reading Claire T. Library associates essay contest


Black Spaces Exist: New Bedford’s Historical Society  are celebrating abolition row

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Come and join the Historical Society’s exhibit that will be held on January 30, 2019. The location of the gallery will be at the UMass Dartmouth Art Gallery, Star Store campus, and the address is listed below. The exhibit showcases the residences of African American historical figures and abolitionist through 3-D printed models, art illustrations and more. Massachusetts abolished slavery … Continue reading Black Spaces Exist: New Bedford’s Historical Society  are celebrating abolition row


Anti-vax movement becoming a severe problem

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. The World Health Organization has rightfully declared that vaccine hesitancy is among the top 10 threats to global health in 2019, along with air pollution, superbugs, climate change, and the flu. WHO describes vaccine hesitancy as, “the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines,” and state that it “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” … Continue reading Anti-vax movement becoming a severe problem


You can’t spell Dartmouth without “art”

Located on our school’s website, there is a tab titled “Year in Review.” The page explores all the noteworthy accomplishments The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has seen throughout 2018. Don’t worry though, it’s not similar to those dumb Snapchat stories we saw on New Year’s Eve; this has substance. After reviewing the link, I came to one conclusion. We’re too nice in the subjects of … Continue reading You can’t spell Dartmouth without “art”



By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. The recent midterm elections shook up the political landscape of America, flipping the House of Representatives from Republican to Democrat and introducing the country to a new generation of freshman representatives. While every new representative is significant in their own way, few have been more outspoken or more in the public eye than the representative for New York’s 14th Congressional … Continue reading AOC is A-OK


It’s “Ice” to be back at school

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe With everyone coming back to school from being all warm and toasty over winter break, we once again have become accustomed to certain… amenities. Like warmth for instance, or a good home-cooked meal (but that’s another story for another time). But now it’s back to school, and back to reality. UMass Dartmouth students aren’t unfamiliar with the “cold-shoulder” that the … Continue reading It’s “Ice” to be back at school