Stepping into Black History Month: 17th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. An event that gathered a community of people to celebrate and promote the legacy of a profound social justice leader. On Friday, February 1, 2019, UMass Dartmouth’s Human Resources Department hosted the 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in Woodland Commons. A warm, delicious breakfast served and catered by the dining services of UMD. Guest keynote speaker included Wade … Continue reading Stepping into Black History Month: 17th Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast

Read up on this semester’s Greek life news

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. With spring semester in full effect, Greek Life is out in droves holding their second rounds of recruitment for the year. All _ organizations are searching for their right fit in potential new members and you might be it! As far as Greek organizations go, the campus has a number of sororities: Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Pi Omega, Mu Sigma … Continue reading Read up on this semester’s Greek life news

UMassD post office gets huge upgrade

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. Over winter break, the post office here on campus moved locations, from the basement of CVPA to the basement of the campus center. Members of the Torch spoke with students living on campus about the switch, to learn what they think the benefits are and to understand and take into consideration, any complaints that they may have concerning the matter. … Continue reading UMassD post office gets huge upgrade

Affordable Textbook campaign seeks to save students hundreds

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. Staff Writer Students are coming together in support of classes using affordable or open textbooks as part of MASSPIRG’s new Affordable Textbooks campaign. The campaign seeks to resolve the issue many students have of struggling to pay for textbooks and access codes.“The overall goal of this campaign is to let administrators know that the student body ispaying too much on … Continue reading Affordable Textbook campaign seeks to save students hundreds

“Sweet Victory” for the Patriots, but NOT the one we wanted

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. As everyone probably knows, the New England Patriots have won the 53rd Super Bowl, and at this point, Tom Brady has enough Super Bowl rings to make an Infinity Gauntlet. The game ended with the Pats leading by 10, and the final score was 13-3. This should be a cause for celebration, but for some reason everyone feels cheated. It … Continue reading “Sweet Victory” for the Patriots, but NOT the one we wanted

Howard Schultz 2020?

By Staff Writer Timothy Howard. The 2020 presidential race continues to heat up as Howard Schultz recently announced that he is “seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent.” Yes, the CEO of Starbucks wants to throw his hat into one of the most consequential presidential races in American history. Why does this matter? Well let me explain. In 2000, many viewed Ralph Nader, … Continue reading Howard Schultz 2020?

Are the Covington students at fault?

By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer. This year the March for Life went on, as usual, on January 18. However, at the same time, the Indigenous Peoples March was happening. The media captured a confrontation between a young teen/group of young teens from Covington Catholic High School and a native American elder, Nathan Phillips. The confrontation showed a group of young teens, with one teen in … Continue reading Are the Covington students at fault?

Union-versity?

By Staff Writer James Mellen. Unions—what are they? Why are they relevant? Are they good? Am I being misinformed about how unions work by big corporations that don’t want me to unionize my workplace? Should I unionize my workplace? All of this and more to be answered in this here newspaper article. A union is the collection of workers banding together in order to achieve … Continue reading Union-versity?

Is the Mueller investigation where it should be?

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. At the dawn of the third year of the Trump presidency there has been much talk of collusion between the current United States government and Russia. The man in charge of investigating this, Robert Mueller, has been hard at work with the Special Council Investigation since 2017. However, there are those who say he hasn’t done enough. Since the investigation … Continue reading Is the Mueller investigation where it should be?

Soulsighting: Can Women be Rabbis?

By Contributing Writer Rabbi Jacqueline Romm Satlow. I didn’t know women could be rabbis, are you the first? Yes, they can and no, I am not. Rabbis have been leaders in the Jewish community for quite a while. The word actually means “My Teacher”. We call the biblical Moses, famous for ascending Mt. Sinai, Moshe Rabbeinu, Moses Our Rabbi or Moses our teacher. In Hebrew, … Continue reading Soulsighting: Can Women be Rabbis?