By Staff Writer Elijah Santos. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Question 3 on the Massachusetts Midterms would allow transgender individuals to use bathrooms that do not correspond with their gender assigned at birth. This law is currently in effect, Question 3 deals with its repeal. Also, the author included an argument about the threat of abuse with this law, which … Continue reading The hype around the mid-term elections
By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. During his Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Chancellor Robert E. Johnson stressed the importance of momentum. After an eight-year downward trend, he says, UMass Dartmouth is finally on the rise again. He tells the crowd, “for the first time in years, our enrollment rate is up.” He repeats it one more time for emphasis, and there are chuckles from the … Continue reading Chancellor Johnson talks momentum in town hall meeting
By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. The UMass Dartmouth Writing & Reading Center (WRC) has moved its location to LARTS 010, and is now housed in the basement. However, the functionality of the Writing Center has not budged in its efficiency or integrity. It can be easily found at the Southwest end of LARTS, down the set of stairs. The Torch was curious to see what … Continue reading Writing and Reading Center retains its efficacy as it relocates to LARTS 010
By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. This past week, The Torch stopped by the Multiliteracy & Communication Center (MCC), a brand new service on campus available to all UMass Dartmouth students and faculty. The MCC is located in LARTS 219, where the Writing and Reading Center previously was. Although we were unable to speak with Elisabeth Buck, the director of the Center, we were able to … Continue reading What can the MCC do for UMassD students?
By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. This past Saturday was UMD’s annual Fall Family Festival. In past years, the Festival has been hosted outside the Marketplace, with inflatables, student organization tables, and merchants lined up on the grass. This year, though, was different: the forecast for the day featured rain, and so the Festival prepared itself to be somewhat amphibious. For this reason, the inside of … Continue reading Fall, family, and fun at UMassD
By Staff Writer Sawyer Pollitt. Every few years there is a new “end of the world” scare. There was Y2k, the Mayan calendar, and many others that have come and gone. However, now, U.N. climate scientists have a doomsday prophesy that is backed by scientific data and rigorous research. This newest prediction is based on the fact that global climate change is looming over us … Continue reading Is the World Ending? “Yes,” says UN scientists
By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. On October 5th, a famous painting created by the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy was sold at the Sotheby auction house in London for $1.4 million. That is a normal occurrence that is supposed to happen. What is not supposed to happen is have the painting shred itself inside the makeshift-frame moments after the sale. That is most certainly not what … Continue reading Banksy does Banksy thing, world clamors
By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. It was an incredibly overdue, but also incredibly sad day for many when, a little over a year ago, Toys ‘R’ Us announced that it was liquidating all stores and filing for bankruptcy. This appears to have been a misdirection. Toys ‘R’ Us is rumored to be making a comeback under a new name: “Geoffrey’s Toy Box.” This has all … Continue reading Geoffrey’s Toy Box rises from the ashes of Toys ‘R’ US
By Staff Writer Madison Kenn. Although going door to door chanting trick or treat becomes a thing of the past by the time one enters college, dressing up in costume hasn’t lost its popularity just yet. Halloween is a common holiday to lure college students in to the party scenes… and where are the hottest parties on campus? Almost every UMD student knows the answer … Continue reading Is DPS ruining Halloween?
By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. Halloween is just around the corner, and who said the holiday is just for kids? There are so many different festivities and activities one can do while sticking to a tight budget. From family outings at a corn maze to a night with your friends watching old Halloween reruns, the options on how to spend the October holiday are endless. … Continue reading Halloween Celebrations on a Budget