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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. During the last week of September, John Hopkins University School of Medicine released their findings about medicinal use of psilocybin, which is a hallucinogenic alkaloid found in certain species of mushrooms. According to their extensive research and double-blind studies, they have ascertained that psilocybin could be one its way from a Schedule I drug, its current home, to a Schedule … Continue reading Modern medicine has ‘mushroom’ to improve
By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. “That’s OK. I know you’re not thinking. You never do,” was one of the latest lines spoken by our 45th president Donald John Trump to Cecilia Vega of ABC News. While these kinds of remarks generate quick headlines, it reminds us all of the GOP and the president’s opinion toward 50.8% of American citizens. Over the past few years there … Continue reading Has the GOP gotten worse? Let’s find out!
By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. The stocks are ticking up, day after day. It seems like this investment was an amazing idea. Cryptocurrency is the way of the future, until it wasn’t. Stocks have begun to bottom out, leaving a wave of cryptocurrency no one wishes to touch in its wake. Causing people to ask: Is this the end for Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency was all the … Continue reading Bitcoin or busted?