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Students talk lack of vegan food options

Students talk lack of vegan food options

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
March 16
Filed under Home Scroll, News

While St. John’s has vegan food options for students, the question remains, how substantial are they? Vegans do not eat or use animal products and it is well known that people who choose the vegan lifestyle may have a difficult time finding foods they can eat. Some St. John’s students have re...

Campuses open on Wednesday, storm brings minimal snow

Campuses open on Wednesday, storm brings minimal snow

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 14
Filed under Home Scroll, News

A fierce Nor’easter was expected to pound New York City with up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. But when students woke up in the morning, a different scene caught their eye: a few inches of snow, and a lot of sleet. Winter storm Stella prompted a blizzard warning to be put into effect for NYC...

Some Discover the World students experience flight setback

Some Discover the World students experience flight setback

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
February 24
Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s students in the “Discover the World” program experienced a setback yesterday. News broke out about 56 out of 66 students having to stay one more night in Seville, Spain, instead of leaving for Paris. This led to mixed views from students participating in it, many expressing frustra...

Sideline Standouts: Four of SJU’s longest-tenured coaches talk on their time at the school

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
February 22
Filed under Home Scroll, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball, Women's Soccer

When most people think of coaches here at St. John’s, the first name that probably comes to their mind is Chris Mullin. The Red Storm’s men’s basketball coach is in just his second year at the school after a legendary playing career at St. John’s over three decades ago. But while Mullin and th...

Dear World sets up studio at SJU

Dear World sets up studio at SJU

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
February 22
Filed under Home Scroll, News

“Dear World,” a nationwide photography project which calls itself “part business/art project/social experiment” on its official website, set up a portrait studio this past Thursday, Feb. 16, in the DAC living room. All St. John’s community members were invited to participate in the lar...

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
February 22
Filed under Home Scroll, News

A recent change in meal plan policies for on campus students is causing a stir at St. John’s. In an email last week, the University announced that at the start of 2017-2018 school year, every on campus resident will be required to take a meal plan, including those who live in the townhouses. F...

Interning at NYFW

Interning at NYFW

Kyra Donahoo, Contributing Writer
February 22
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

New York Fashion Week is the most raved about event during the fall, winter, spring and summer seasons. This gives upcoming and experienced designers the opportunity to showcase their visions to the world through a runway show or a fashion presentation. I have been granted the opportunity to work ...

Women on Wall Street

Women on Wall Street

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
February 22
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Wall Street is one of the most well known streets in New York City. It is a big tourist attraction and also a placeholder for our economy. Many people would assume that a majority of men work on Wall Street or even the business industry. Catherine Felle is a junior from New Jersey currently studying b...

Student journalist brings NABJ to SJU

Student journalist brings NABJ to SJU

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
February 22
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

An organization that focuses on diversity in the newsroom is making its way into St. John’s University. In an interview with the Torch, Beverly Danquah, the president of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), spoke about her career as a journalist so far and the organization’s incept...

TORCH DOCS: Muslim Student Association

Gina Palermo and Angelica Acevedo
February 22
Filed under Home Scroll, News

In light of the recent contentious rhetoric from the White House concerning immigrants and refugees from a number of Muslim-majority countries, the Torch decided to interview some of the members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA). Cousins Seid and Ibrahim Mulic, the president and vice president,...

From Facebook Friends to Fiancés: Johnny Love Birds

From Facebook Friends to Fiancés: Johnny Love Birds

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

In fall of 2014, Philadelphia native Brooke Schaeffer, then a junior criminal justice major and Resident Assistant in Hollis Hall, was scrolling through her “suggested friends” list on Facebook. At the time she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity on campus. Having jo...

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
February 12
Filed under Home Scroll, News

After “Artwork created an unexpectedly volatile situation and serious public safety hazards,” the exhibition “He Will Not Divide Us” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria has been shut down as of Friday, Feb. 10. The museum released a statement Friday explaining that “The installation...

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