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Trump’s First 100 Days: Week ten

Trump’s First 100 Days: Week ten

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
March 29
Filed under News

For the Trump Administration, the past few weeks have been rife with controversy, policy change and the failure to deliver on a major campaign promise. Amidst tensions between the White House and the previous presidential administration, as well as a foreign intelligence agency, the Trump Administratio...

Spectrum teaches students what ‘cis-ters’ means

Spectrum teaches students what ‘cis-ters’ means

Karla Reyes, Contributing Writer
March 29
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Spectrum hosted an event called ‘Support Your Sisters, Not Just Your Cis-ters’ in the Sullivan Cafe on Thursday, March 23. The purpose of the social event was to embrace femininity with games, manicures and, most importantly, food. Spectrum is an on-campus organization that represents gender and...

SGI: No proof of negative campaigning

SGI: No proof of negative campaigning

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
March 29
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The election for Junior Senator, won last Thursday by Atem Tazi, was marred by accusations of negative campaigning on a student-run website and social media. However, Student Government Inc. (SGI) told the Torch they had no evidence “directly or indirectly” connecting the winning candidate to th...

Lambda Kappa Sigma to host Pharmacy Wars

Lambda Kappa Sigma to host Pharmacy Wars

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
March 29
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Lambda Kappa Sigma, a professional pharmacy sorority, is hosting their first ever Pharmacy Wars on April 6 to raise money for Project HOPE. HOPE stands for Health Opportunities for People Everywhere. The group sends medications, supplies and experts to respond to disasters, prevent disease and prom...

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Purpose

Bre’Anna Grant, Contributing Writer
March 29
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The Nu Mu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. hosted their Powerful Women Paint event on Wednesday, March 29 in Marillac Terrace. Around 30 students came to show support for women empowerment and paint what they felt. The purpose of the event was to have participants sip and paint to artistically exp...

Dr. King-wa Fu talks millennials, social media

Dr. King-wa Fu talks millennials, social media

Bre’Anna Grant, Contributing Writer
March 29
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In a small conference room with three journalism classes, a crowd of students and professors at the University Center heard Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor Dr. King-wa Fu speak about ‘How Millennials Use the Internet, Health and the Media’ on Wednesday, March 23. About 40 people sat in d...

CPS hosts first ever dodgeball fundraiser

CPS hosts first ever dodgeball fundraiser

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager
March 29
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The College of Professional Studies (CPS) hosted its first-ever Freshman Dodgeball Fundraiser in Taffner Field House, with all proceeds donated to Momma’s House charity, on Thursday, March 23. A mix of students and faculty, including CPS Dean Katia Passerini, participated in the event by donating and si...

REAL ticket sweeps SGI elections

REAL ticket sweeps SGI elections

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
March 24
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Excitement filled the student government office on Friday afternoon as the executive board results for the 2017-2018 school year were announced. The REAL ticket, headed by unopposed presidential candidate Frank Obermeyer, swept Student Government Inc.’s election, defeating three independent candidates. ...

Food Prices

Food Prices

Steven Verdile, Design Editor
March 22
Filed under News

Whether students are looking for a quick morning bite before class, or just want to avoid venturing out to the dining hall during a snowstorm, having food conveniently available in their room is an essential. While having a dorm room stocked with snacks is central to a successful semester, maintain...

Meal Plan Comparisons – St. John’s most expensive

Meal Plan Comparisons – St. John’s most expensive

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

The University sparked controversy among some students last month by announcing plans to require meal plans for those who live in the townhouses beginning in fall 2017. In an interview with the Torch to explain the decision, the Director of Residence Life, Eric M. Finkelstein, M.Ed., said that mandat...

SGI debate talks advocacy, accountability

SGI debate talks advocacy, accountability

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
March 22
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Student Government, Inc. (SGI) held a debate on Monday during common hour to consider the ideas and goals of the candidates for the upcoming school year. More than 100 students were on hand at the D’Angelo Center. At least one student from all the organizations as well as faculty and administrat...

St. John’s becomes fair trade designated

St. John’s becomes fair trade designated

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Home Scroll, News

After three years of working toward Fair Trade designation, the St. John’s for Fair Trade Committee has met its goal as of Tuesday, March 14. Working alongside Fair Trade Campaigns, a non-profit organization that designates universities, towns, congregations and schools, the committee has pushed the Un...

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