Who are the Guerrilla Girls?

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. Entering Women’s History Month with the daring group of feminist activist artists. Over fifty-five people have been members over the years, and their anonymity keeps the focus on the issues at hand. They wear guerrilla masks in public and use facts, humor, and extreme visuals to expose gender and ethic biases as well as corruption in politics, art, film and … Continue reading Who are the Guerrilla Girls?

Additional bins for organic waste come to campus

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk. Organic waste collection is coming to UMass Dartmouth! Ever wonder what happens with your scraps from Res? Are you ever uncertain about what to do with your apple cores or banana peels? The sustainability initiative on campus is taking on these questions with an additional bin for your organic waste. Organic composting is a natural process of recycling organic products … Continue reading Additional bins for organic waste come to campus

My Sister’s Keeper presents: Vagina Monologue auditions

By Staff Writer Tamendy Raymond. The Torch had the lovely opportunity to interview women’s and gender studies major, Black literature studies minor, and Rho Rhose senior Ayden Holliday. On Wednesday February 27, 2019, she hosted UMassD’s 2019 auditions for the Vagina Monologues. This is not a yearly production; however, it has been performed on campus before. The play was created with the hopes that women … Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper presents: Vagina Monologue auditions

Programs and services offered at the Writing and Reading Center

By Staff Writer Kylie Cooper. The Writing and Reading Center (WRC) offers a variety of resources for students seeking tutoring, help on papers, and exam preparation. However, the Center also offers lesser-known programs, such as the conversation partner program. “We pair an American English speaker to volunteer with an international student,” said Michael Helou ‘19, illustration, who has been tutoring at the WRC since his … Continue reading Programs and services offered at the Writing and Reading Center

Climate Café: Lets talk about weather

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk. Do you have questions, doubts or strong opinions about climate change but feel like you have no one to talk to? Well, you’re in luck, UMass Dartmouth has joined Mass Audubon in the Climate Cafe to answer to all your questions and listen to your opinions! Though considerably underrated, communication is one of the most important actions individuals can take … Continue reading Climate Café: Lets talk about weather

Fashion for a cause

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. On Friday March 1, a fashion show was brought to the UMass Dartmouth campus on behalf of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. At approximately 6:30 PM, the Charlton College of Business building doors opened, welcoming guests into the main lobby for the cocktail reception. At about 7:15 PM, the fashion show began, “kicking off international Women’s Day featuring styles … Continue reading Fashion for a cause

Out with the old, in with the new

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. Most students are aware of the new housing units that are currently being built as a replacement for the freshman quad that is being used to this day. The ongoing question that’s going around campus is, “What should be done with the old first year buildings after the new ones are completed?” Current speculations are either a store of some … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new

Robert Kraft didn’t do “his” job

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft has been accused of soliciting prostitution shortly after his team’s Super Bowl win on February 3. For those of you who are unaware of what exactly “soliciting prostitution” is, according to criminal-law.freeadvice.com, it’s “the request to one person by another to perform a sexual act for a fee.However, an actual solicitation of prostitution charge usually encompasses … Continue reading Robert Kraft didn’t do “his” job

Stop & Shop deserves to strike

By Staff Writer James Mellen III. When I was younger, my dad told me stories about workers’ strikes in the liquor industry, and how it affected my grandfather’s store. He told me that the liquor salesman who delivered to my grandfather’s store told him not to cross the picket line, but he did anyway, and someone threw a brick through the window of his establishment. … Continue reading Stop & Shop deserves to strike

Power outage shines light on flaws in campus design

By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Recently, UMass Dartmouth lost power. It was only for a short time, but the absence of electricity on campus raised questions about the preparedness of the university to address issues such as these as well as provide for the safety of those with mobility issues. Where were you during the great UMass Dartmouth power outage of 2019? I had just … Continue reading Power outage shines light on flaws in campus design