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Get to know your borough

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
September 15, 2016
Filed under Features

Manhattan may seem like the pinnacle of New York life, but what about your own corner of the city that never sleeps? From restaurants to parks, there’s plenty to do right here in Queens. All you have to do is read on: The Lemon Ice King of Corona – Famous for being pictured in the TV show “King of Quee... Read more »

Styling backstage at NYFW shows

Benjamin Achilles, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Features

The backstage of Fashion Week is like working in a factory. Hot air from cigarette-breathing models; loud noise from hangers sliding along clothing racks, a hectic setting lit by the flashes of cameras. A place where everyone gets paid very little to no money, yet loves to run the show. I’ve... Read more »

NYFW Street Style

Jackson Ray, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Features

I started shooting street style when I got my camera in January of 2016. I always admired street style photography on Instagram and in fashion publications. So naturally I wanted it for my own website that I run called fashionmovesforward.com. At first it was definitely rough because I wasn’t exp... Read more »

St. John’s own up and coming jewelry designer, Hannah Axmacher

Kailey Licata, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Features

As the years progress, different styles and fashions make a full circle and become trendy again. Hannah Axmacher, a sophomore at St. Johns, caught onto the jewelry craze among women fast. Axmacher started to make her own jewelry about a month and a half ago. Since then, she has designed around 130 pieces... Read more »

A father’s fight for health and justice: 15th anniversary of 9/11

Caitlyn McAloon, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Features

Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, many people were going about their day as if it were any other. But it was on that September morning that everything changed when the United States came under attack. Sophomore Emily Thomas had just started preschool. Her father dropped her off, as was their daily mor... Read more »

Bringing fashion to The Torch

Vachon Osby, Special to The Torch
September 8, 2016
Filed under Features

Fashion is one of the greatest sources of self-expression and pure artistry that is able to convey any message to onlookers. Most major fashion brands remain at the forefront of design by continuously challenging the status quo and sticking to their profound aesthetics that were discovered long ago. ... Read more »

‘This loss is a great one’

‘This loss is a great one’

Suzanne Ciechalski and Reza Moreno
September 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

A St. John’s student lost his life roughly three weeks ago. Arshell “Trey” Dennis III was shot while sitting on a front porch with a friend in his native Chicago, according to news reports. Following the shooting, officers said that they believe it was a case of mistaken identity. As the Un... Read more »

Stand out students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

This semester, three St. John’s students received honorable mentions in the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a nationwide award that attracted entries from more than 1,000 mathematics, science and engineering students. The Goldwater Scholarship is an award in... Read more »

Queens International Night Market

Vidushi Dyall, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art and food. There are small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of New York City... Read more »

St. John’s’ biggest spring event

Brendan South, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

There was a cool breeze tying itself around the carnival rides placed on the Great Lawn. The sun was slapping it’s heat onto the belly of the concrete and the backs of students standing in line. Cargo shorts with prickly hair, skirts as colorful as modern art masterpieces, sunglasses with reflections... Read more »

National Parks

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

For the nature lover, a visit to any of the hundreds of national park sites around the country are a must.  2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, celebrating the history of the country’s parks and monuments. The parks show visitors the immense beauty and wonder of the natural... Read more »

A senior farewell and advice to all

Oumou Fofana, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features

Graduation is coming up. I can’t believe I’m actually done with college. The best and worst years of my life are coming to an end. I don’t know how I should feel about this. Some days I’m happy, other days I’m sad; it’s just very overwhelming. Growing up, my parents always told me I... Read more »

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