Unfair advantage or rightful inclusion?

By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. Earlier this month, Rachel McKinnon, a transgender woman from Canada, won the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. While the silver medalist, Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the Netherlands congratulated McKinnon on her win, the bronze medalist, Jennifer Wagner of the U.S. was less enthusiastic for her. Wagner promptly took to Twitter following the race and aired her … Continue reading Unfair advantage or rightful inclusion?

Prof. Chuck Freilich analyzes and debates Israeli national security

By Staff Writer Seth Tamarkin. Israel’s national security is a touchy subject, so it is imperative there is an experienced point-of-view to analyze the situation to help people understand. Luckily, UMass Dartmouth received that when Prof. Chuck Freilich visited the campus to give a speech analyzing the topic. Freilich’s credentials include being Senior Analyst in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet … Continue reading Prof. Chuck Freilich analyzes and debates Israeli national security

Mary Brown has stellar field hockey performance in final game as a Corsair

By Staff Writer Thomas Griffin. UMassD Senior Mary Brown woke up Saturday morning, knowing that her athletic career was going to change soon. The final game of her collegiate field hockey career was near. Her squad had unfortunately missed playoffs, meaning that this last scheduled regular season game of the season was the last she would play as a Corsair, possibly the last match in … Continue reading Mary Brown has stellar field hockey performance in final game as a Corsair

Local fall festivities to fawn over this season

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. Fall is in full swing and November has arrived which means the holiday season is just around the corner from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, and before we know, it’s the new year. With that, comes local happenings that make for fun family and friend outings. There is never a dull moment in New England, there are so many fall events happening … Continue reading Local fall festivities to fawn over this season

Religious and Spiritual Life on campus

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. This past week, The Torch staff met with The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life staff here on campus to discuss the religious groups offered at UMassD. The ministries held on campus are Catholic, Protestant and Hindu, both serving support for faculty and staff members, in addition to UMassD students. The Catholic Campus ministry holds mass for students on Sunday, … Continue reading Religious and Spiritual Life on campus

Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. Guillermo del Toro is a man of substance. He’s also a man of he is also a man of history, and of fish-men, and of fantasy. Especially darkened takes on children’s tales. Del Toro, a Mexican filmmaker, is an absolute juggernaut in the industry. Over the years he’s built an incredible body of work. In the English-speaking world, his best-known … Continue reading Del Toro to go “Del Toro” on Pinocchio

UMassD hosts Wheel of Fortune

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. On Tuesday October 23, UMassD held an event in the setup similar to a game show. Students in the audience retired their notebooks to become contestants for the night. Competing head to head, audience members battled to be picked as the most enthusiastic for a chance to spin the wheel. Each contestant was given one question, and if answered correctly, … Continue reading UMassD hosts Wheel of Fortune

We need to talk about Tom Robinson

By Staff Writer Samantha Wahl. Some staff writers at The Washington Examiner really like To Kill A Mockingbird. And some of those same staff writers, it seems, really dislike “liberals”. Those two sentences aren’t necessarily connected, they’re just two things you need to understand before I start this article. With headlines like “Another booming quarter, and even Democrats can’t complain about the economy”, “Democrats move … Continue reading We need to talk about Tom Robinson

Rotten Tomatoes Doesn’t Ruin the Sauce of Movies

By Staff Writer Ben Pfeffer. The question has been asked recently whether or not the popular movie review website Rotten Tomatoes influences what viewers think about movies. Does seeing that a movie has gotten a poor rating on Rotten Tomatoes permanently scar what you will think of a movie? The Transformers movie series is a perfect example. The Transformers series had a few good movies … Continue reading Rotten Tomatoes Doesn’t Ruin the Sauce of Movies