Halloween fictional fun at the Claire T. Carney Library

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. The Claire T. Carney Library staff celebrated Halloween on campus this year by holding a Library Halloween Costume Contest. “We wanted to promote our social media accounts,” said Kari Mofford, Division Head of Access Services and main coordinator of the event. The contest consisted of eight staff members dressing up as a variety of book, television, and movie characters. Students had until midnight on … Continue reading Halloween fictional fun at the Claire T. Carney Library

The Hate U Give: a powerful film

By Staff Writer Gabriella Barthe. Think back on the last few years of news reporting. Remember the names that have flooded your ears, the lives lost that we refuse to forget. Look back to the people who have died at the hands of police officers when they weren’t armed, weren’t fighting back, and weren’t doing an illegal activity. Say their names. George Tillman Jr’s The Hate U Give speaks … Continue reading The Hate U Give: a powerful film

We celebrated, Boston. Now let’s go win another

By Staff Writer Greg Estabrooks. Boston. The City of Champions. Titletown. Call us what you will, but Boston is hands-down the greatest sports city in the country. In the waning days of October, the Red Sox beat the Dodgers in five games to capture their 4th World Series title in the past 15 years. The Sox won a club record 108 games during the regular season, and were clearly the best team in … Continue reading We celebrated, Boston. Now let’s go win another

When evil enters our World, and how UMassD responds

By Staff Writer James Mellen III During morning Shabbat prayer hours on October 27 2018, Robert Gregory Bowers assaulted The Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in a mass shooting. The attack took the lives of eleven people and injured seven more. This was the most lethal attack on the Jewish community in American history. As the gunman entered the Synagogue, he was greeted by the door attendant. After being welcomed … Continue reading When evil enters our World, and how UMassD responds

World happiness declining, apparently

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa. Have you ever had one of those mornings where you just got up, walked out the front door, listened to the birdsong, and inhaled some of that sweet sweet tree-given oxygen and just been thankful to be alive? The world collectively has been having less of these, apparently. According to a Gallup’s Annual Global Emissions Report, “more people reported feeling stressed, worried, anxious … Continue reading World happiness declining, apparently

Women’s soccer season calls it a wrap

By Staff Writer Michaella Lesieur. It was a great season for the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s soccer team as they concluded their year on October 30, 2018. Over the course of the season the girls worked together, scored a lot and most importantly had fun. This was the ladies eighth conference post season appearance. They ended their season with a 7-8-5 overall. The women’s team fell to Southern Main … Continue reading Women’s soccer season calls it a wrap

11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

By Staff Writer Tighe Ratcliffe. From November 2nd to 3rd, the Umass Dartmouth Theatre Company (TCo) put on their 11th annual “Broadway Revue.” And like always, TCo wowed the crowed with big musical numbers, flawless choreography, and heartfelt performances. The Torch was there to give our review, of TCo’s revue, of the best of what Broadway has to offer. Those attending were entertained with 24 musical numbers from 20 different shows, a truly … Continue reading 11th Annual Broadway Review: A smashing success

Was the World Series ruined at the Dells?

By Staff Writer Maddie Kenn. On Saturday, October 28th, the 2018 World Series game between the Red Sox and the Dodgers was broadcasted on the Fox channel around 8:15pm. Sox and Dodgers fans met up with friends to watch the game and potentially celebrate the winning team. The DPS (the police officers on campus) were aware of the crowds gathering for the game at the … Continue reading Was the World Series ruined at the Dells?