WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the number of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders rapidly increase in areas where the Zika virus is prevalent. The virus, which originated in Africa, has been raging throughout the Americas in recent months, and ha... Read more »

New Hampshire Primary results: Trump and Sanders win

New Hampshire Primary results: Trump and Sanders win

Torch Editors
February 9, 2016
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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the winners of the New Hampshire primary in their respective parties. Trump finished the night with 34% of the total delegates. Sanders finished with 60%. Earlier in the evening, major news outlets projected that Donald Trump would win with 33%. Sanders was projected... Read more »

GOP candidates debate ahead of New Hampshire Primary

Andrew Taranto, Contributing Writer
February 7, 2016
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Republican presidential candidates battled Saturday night in the last television debate before New Hampshire’s primary election. Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, former Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Chris Christie, Governor John Kasich and Dr. Ben Carson faced-off in one of the GOP’s... Read more »

Snow storms into East Coast, hits Queens hardest

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager
February 4, 2016
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On Jan. 25, St. John’s University closed all of their New York Campuses due to  Winter Storm Jonas that hit New York City two days prior. Winter Storm Jonas coated the East Coast this past weekend, causing cities like New York City to have strict travel bans. Governor Cuomo set a travel ban in pl... Read more »

Haitian Society hosts fundraiser for victims of 2010 earthquake

Natheena Delgado, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2016
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The Haitian Society hosted a dinner fundraiser on Jan. 27 for the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The event entailed coming together as a St. John’s community to show support for those in Haiti that are continuing to recover after six years. Sophomore Tahmir Williams believes the event established an... Read more »

Oregon standoff escalates

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 3, 2016
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Several of the Oregon standoff militants were arrested last week. In the midst of the arrest, one militant was shot and killed. Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and eight others were denied bond and remain behind bars for their occupation of federal land on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in sou... Read more »

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
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From seats to benches, and poles that vary, New York’s subway system has always been the number one public transit system in the country. Now, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking a risk with the newest model. According to the MTA, subways will be revamped to mimic subway sys... Read more »

Trump refused to attend Iowa debate before caucus

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
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On Jan. 26, Donald Trump shocked the political world when he announced that he would not be participating in the last debate before the Iowa caucus would cast their votes. Trump’s journey to boycotting the event commenced when Fox News channel announced that one of the moderators for the debate w... Read more »

Cruz trumps Trump; Dems tie in Iowa

Andrew Taranto, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2016
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Thousands of Iowans caucused in the first nominating contests of the 2016 presidential election Monday night. Lines to enter caucus sites throughout the state were long, and many there reported exceptional turnouts. According to NBC News, Senator Ted Cruz, who for several weeks leading up to the Iowa ca... Read more »

Rollin’ on out: University bans hoverboards on campus

Loraina London-Calderon, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
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n“Hoverboards” have recently been banned from St. John’s University due to safety hazards, as well as problems that have been caused by their use in buildings and around campus, according to an email sent out through Student Affairs. The hoverboard was first introduced to the general public in ... Read more »

Bill Cosby arrested on long-awaited charge

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
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Years after allegations arose in the public eye, 78-year-old comedian Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in a case over a decade old. This is the first time Cosby has been charged, despite the allegations made from over 50 other women. The once comedian and television icon has been charged with seco... Read more »

Outbreak of Zika Virus continues to spread

Livia Paula, Features Editor
January 27, 2016
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Latin American and Caribbean countries have been greatly affected by an infection known as the Zika virus, which is being transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Millions of people have been infected; and according to ABC News,  the virus has made its way into the U.S. as 19 residents were diagnose... Read more »