Men’s tennis opens 2018-2019 season with a pair of tough losses

By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. The UMass Dartmouth tennis team was on the wrong side of consecutive straight-set sweeps earlier this week. Unlike the women’s tennis team, who plays the entirety of their schedule in the fall, the men’s tennis schedule is somewhat unconventional, as they play 2 matches in the fall and then the remainder of their schedule in the spring time. On Wednesday, … Continue reading Men’s tennis opens 2018-2019 season with a pair of tough losses

Fitchburg State Falcons Soar at Home Against Corsairs

By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Field Hockey team played a difficult Little East Conference game against the Fitchburg State Falcons this past Saturday. Entering Falcon territory to play on the road, the Corsairs struggled to score against the juggernaut that is Fitchburg State as they were shut-out 3-0. The first half started with about five minutes of back-and-forth stalemating, with … Continue reading Fitchburg State Falcons Soar at Home Against Corsairs

The Teal Pumpkin Project works to treat everyone this Halloween

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. October a month filled with sweets and treats leading up to the main hurrah…Halloween! However, for some this is not the case. It’s difficult for most to imagine what it’s like to not dive into their favorite piece of candy. Although, The Teal Pumpkin Project is working to provide alternative methods to enjoying the holiday. The Teal Pumpkin Project is … Continue reading The Teal Pumpkin Project works to treat everyone this Halloween

UMassD Pride Alliance in need of new leadership

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. The UMass Dartmouth Pride Alliance, Mitch Berube tells The Torch, was once a vibrant organization. Berube works for the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality at UMass Dartmouth and speaks with a soft sense of regret as she explains the Alliance’s disappearance from campus. Characterized by advocacy and a sense of camaraderie between the LGBT community and their allies, Pride … Continue reading UMassD Pride Alliance in need of new leadership

Corsairs split decision between two Owls

By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. Keene State, the powerhouse of Little East Conference Women’s Volleyball, made quick work of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs Saturday afternoon. The Corsairs, standing at 6-9 on the season, had their work cut out for them approaching the 15-5 Owls at Keene State’s home court in New Hampshire. The Corsairs started off slow, trailing 13-5 early in the first … Continue reading Corsairs split decision between two Owls

Kellerman’s kaleidoscope: Faculty spotlight on Dr. Joan Kellerman

By Contributing Writer Jennifer Wolmer. I reported to class on the first Thursday after add/drop to a very small group of mostly younger women waiting for our instructor. Being the chatty, curious type, I struck up a conversation with one of my new classmates about how this class was going and if they enjoyed the instructor. As the noon hour approached and class was about … Continue reading Kellerman’s kaleidoscope: Faculty spotlight on Dr. Joan Kellerman

Students discuss if white people should wear Black hairstyles

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. This past Thursday, UMass Dartmouth students gathered together in the Unity House to discuss a controversial and timely question: “Should white people stop wearing Black hairstyles?” The event was jointly hosted by two on-campus organizations: Curly in College and the House of Deliberations. Curly in College encourages young African-Americans to love themselves and their natural hair. On the Curly in … Continue reading Students discuss if white people should wear Black hairstyles