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St. John’s Love Your Melon helps children battling cancer

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
October 26, 2016
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Halloween might not be the only holiday dominating the month of October. National Love Your Melon Day, Oct. 20, is meant to bring children a smile and feel confident in their own skin. This day is significant because crew members who partake in Love Your Melon dedicate their time to donating hats to... Read more »

Ghouling around at the Witches Brew

Jamie Pfeiffer, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2016
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The Witches Brew is the perfect spot to sit and munch while discussing one’s Halloween terrors. The Witches Brew is set up like a local café but is located on a desolate road in West Hempstead, Long Island. There are cozy vintage couches and loveseats to relax on while sipping on a warm potion of on... Read more »

No tricks, just treats this Halloween

Tiana Brownie, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2016
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Halloween is right around the corner solidifying that fall has arrived. We can all admit it’s one of the most festive and celebrated holidays’ of the year that brings us together to celebrate with costumes, tricks and treats! An obvious favorite, of children and adults alike, even more than the costu... Read more »

2016’s most popular Halloween costumes

Yves Nguyen, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2016
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Of course you can expect the usual sexy cat, witch or wizard walking around on Halloween, but according to Party City sales and Devin Rubink of HalloweenCostumes.com, expect some Pokemon, politicians and supervillains. With the presidential election just around the corner, political costumes will ... Read more »

A day in the life of ROTC students

A day in the life of ROTC students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Most people don’t know the difficulties ROTC students go through. From giving up their social lives and extracurricular activities, to having to change majors due to the program’s intensity, to trying to make a career for themselves within the army, a lot is sacrificed. St. John’s Army Reserve Offi... Read more »

“The One”: How an SJU love story began

“The One”: How an SJU love story began

Reza Moreno and Suzanne Ciechalski
October 19, 2016
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They say that love happens unexpectedly. For St. John’s alumni Michael Cunniff and Nicole Valente, this couldn’t be more true.   The two met while attending St. John’s, but it was an encounter outside of room 125 in the D’Angelo Center in the spring of 2012 that really brought them together. Now, four years ... Read more »

The Torch sits down with new deans

Reza Moreno and Suzanne Ciechalski
October 19, 2016
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This past summer, three new deans began their tenure at St. John’s. They are Dr. Katia Passerini, Dr. Valeda Dent and Dr. Norean Sharpe, of the College of Professional Studies, University Libraries and the Tobin College of Business, respectively. Coming from diverse backgrounds, each brings with them a... Read more »

Fall trend alert: Athleisure wear

Fall trend alert: Athleisure wear

Veronica Harris, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2016
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Hoodie season is upon us. Cooler temperatures are making students all over campus trade their jean jackets for warmer sweatshirts. The fall season’s staples, the hoodie and the sweatpants, are no longer just for lazy days. They are now for everyday style. Athletic brands such as Puma, Adidas and Nik... Read more »

Check out Jack’s Wife Freda in SoHo

Check out Jack’s Wife Freda in SoHo

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
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Whether you’re on Lafayette or Carmine Street, you’re sure to run into Jack’s Wife Freda. A person, yes – but in New York City, a dining staple. Jack’s Wife Freda first opened its doors in 2012 on Lafayette Street and has been welcoming customers with open arms ever since. Its owners, Ma... Read more »

Yummy Fall Treats Recipes

Samantha Zabroni
October 5, 2016
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I think it is safe to say autumn is finally here! With the breezy, cooler weather comes delicious treats! Incorportating pumpkin spice or caramel into hot chocolate or cupcakes is a great way to embrace the colder weather. My favorite easy fall treats are below along with some recipes. Get baking! •... Read more »

The best school bags to grab now

Claire Robinson
October 5, 2016
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Allow me to speak this into existence for you: You will never buy another Jansport again. If you’ve come across this article, you’re likely involved in the collegiate lifestyle in some way- be it student teaching, professing, administering, catering to college student’s appetites, managing the... Read more »

The Popularity of Pumpkin Spice Latte

Carolina Rodriguez
October 5, 2016
Filed under Features

‘Tis the season of leaves changing color, the winds blowing a little stronger and the scent of pumpkin spice filling the air. Whether it be at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or your favorite local coffee shop, during the fall season you can grab a nice, warm cup of pumpkin spice coffee to drink while you... Read more »

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