America’s fascination with drama in politics 

By Staff Writer Eric Sousa President Donald Trump has recently committed a new faux pas in his cling to power; he pressed the Ukraine government to spill the beans on some dirt for Joe Biden’s controversial son, Hunter Biden. This comes in the midst of one of the tensest political climates this century, and is yet another indication we’re living in the movie Idiocracy. Hunter … Continue reading America’s fascination with drama in politics 

Elizabeth Warren was a Fake Cherokee  

By Opinions & Editorials Editor James Mellen  If you’ve been watching the news at any point over the past 6 years, you might have heard someone reference Elizabeth Warren’s claim as a descendant of an Indigenous American. Namely, she claimed to be a descendant from members of the Cherokee and Delaware people. It was made clear that she was lying about these claims when she … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren was a Fake Cherokee  

Rising tech costs, parking issues, and the SGA meeting 

By Editor-in-Chief Gabriella Barthe   Monday September 30, 2019 the Torch sat in on the SGA formal meeting in Library 206 to get insight on the goings on of our student leaders. In addition to the general Student Government officials was Technical Services Coordinator Scott Lynch with updates on an anticipated rise in costs for use of their spaces and employees.  Even with the rise of … Continue reading Rising tech costs, parking issues, and the SGA meeting 

This We Believe 2nd Place Essay Winner

By 2019 This We Believe Winner Zoe Diana Plante Ownership Mine: a possession, a descriptor, a word of sentiment, or a word of control? I was yours. Your Object. I was not in control. You owned me. You swallowed me whole. My life was centered around yours. Ownership can be a twisted thing in a relationship. Not only physical ownership, mental ownership too. Branding me … Continue reading This We Believe 2nd Place Essay Winner

Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

By Contributing Writer Caroline Quirk Just a few weeks ago, Greta Thunberg crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a zero emissions sail boat to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Her speech was nothing short of extraordinary, let alone necessary. In the speech, Thunberg addressed the issue of the youth community being left to deal with the mess that older generations left, due to their … Continue reading Greta Thunberg’s UN speech 

Dining services awarded half million-dollar grant 

By Staff Writer Kira Bruce This past year, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Northeastern University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Eastern Connecticut State University have all been awarded two grants of $250,000 to increase sustainability in our on campus dining! The Kendall Foundation who awarded this large sum of money to us is trying to get more campuses involved in a sustainable way to look at food. The … Continue reading Dining services awarded half million-dollar grant