“Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston

By A&E Editor Sawyer Pollitt “And opening tonight: Charlie Parker!” said two young men standing in the February cold on one Tuesday night. They were college-aged, dressed like they took Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” as gospel, and they were the exact kind of people who would wait outside to see internet sensation turned metal musician, Poppy.   The ragtag line of concert-goers who stretched down the sidewalk and … Continue reading “Bite your own Teeth” Poppy destroys in Boston


Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Yes, you heard right, the Sustainable Movie Series presents The Bee Movie on Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm in library room 207.   The family favorite, meme making, movie, starring Jerry Seinfeld as a talking bee, certainly will not disappoint. If you want a good laugh or a fun break from your long day of homework, come join in the fun.  … Continue reading Sustainable Movie Series presents the Bee Movie


Viva la Vulva vivifies reproductive health

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce Last Thursday night at the University Club, the Center of Women, Gender, and Sexuality held ‘Viva La Vulva’ – a paint night to celebrate the diversity of the vulva. The Torch attended this event to learn, and also to paint! Andria DePillow lead the painting demonstration and Juli Parker provided information about vulva health. DePillow, a former student of UMass … Continue reading Viva la Vulva vivifies reproductive health


On the Subject of Subtitles

By Nicole O’Connell Contributing Writer  You are reading these wonderful words of mine on the page of a newspaper (or, perhaps on The Torch’s website!), but would you still read them if they were at the bottom of a video screen? Well, you probably would not see my words specifically, but what about any words? I’m talking about subtitles.  By now, you’ve probably heard of … Continue reading On the Subject of Subtitles


Self-Care Is Important

By Contributing Writer Jordon DaSilva-Martins Stress can be damaging to college students’ physical and mental health. While stress typically receives negative connotations, it is the body’s natural response to change. Therefore, everyone needs some level of stress in their life and it should be depicted as a normal aspect of life. Harvard Healthy explains that without stress, we as humans would have never developed our … Continue reading Self-Care Is Important


UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining

By Contributing Writer Catalina McLucas The campus of UMass Dartmouth is changing at a pace like never before. The newest project on campus is the building of the new $134 million freshman dorms, built in only one year and replacing those that have been standing for over 40 years.   The 267,500-foot dorm consists of 1,210 beds, academic classrooms, maker spaces, study lounges, and recreation spaces. … Continue reading UMass Dartmouth New Dorms and Dining


Tips for Young Adults Who Want to Quit Vaping

Maybe you started vaping in high school thinking it was a cool fad.  Maybe you started in college or at a party after work with friends.  Maybe you started vaping because you thought it would help you stop smoking.    However you started, and for whatever reason, now you are regularly craving the nicotine buzz from vaping; perhaps you have a nicotine addiction.  Are you concerned … Continue reading Tips for Young Adults Who Want to Quit Vaping


Scholarship Established in Memory of Carlin Lynch

To honor Carlin Lynch’s commitment to area students, his family and friends have established the Carlin Lynch Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.    “Carlin spent his life championing the greater good and creating opportunities for those in need.  We are humbled and grateful by the outpouring of support following his passing, and look forward to continuing his legacy of service,” his family … Continue reading Scholarship Established in Memory of Carlin Lynch



By: Tom Lindberg, President DECA What is DECA? If you are a student here at UMass Dartmouth, you can benefit from DECA. DECA is a professional development club that meets on Tuesdays in CCB 149 from 5-6pm. The goal of the club is to help members become career ready and to give students more exposure to a professional setting outside of what you learn in … Continue reading DECA


Food Waste Highlighted by Project Clean Plate

BY: CAROLINE QUIRK Contributing Writer Up to 40% of the food in the United States is never eaten, yet one in eight Americans struggle to put food on the table each night. This is why the Sustainability Initiative puts on Project Clean Plate every semester. Food waste is a huge problem in the world but particularly in US. Every single scrap of food that was … Continue reading Food Waste Highlighted by Project Clean Plate