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Father Miranda speaks of his experience in the Middle East

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under News

On April 27, St. John’s hosted Conflict in Syria: Perspectives from a Missionary Priest. Speaker Father Rodrigo Miranda, a Chilean missionary from the Institute of the Incarnate Word, spoke about his experiences in the Middle East during his ten years of work in the region. Father Miranda bega... Read more »

Nas performs his classics at this year’s Spring Concert

Nas performs his classics at this year’s Spring Concert

Reza Moreno and Angelica Acevedo, Features Editor and News Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The hip hop king of Queens himself, Nas, sparked up Carnesecca Arena May 5, as St. John’s students and alumni filled the stadium to hear the legend perform. The anticipation of Nas flooded the place as people were patiently waiting for the rapper to come on stag. “It was amazing to be that close to... Read more »

Gunshot fired in Hollis Hall

Gunshot fired in Hollis Hall

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Three males entered an on-campus residence hall earlier today, displaying a gun and firing a bullet, according to an alert from the Department of Public Safety. The alert was issued around 1:50 PM this afternoon. It states that the males entered Hollis Hall and attempted to remove money from ins... Read more »

What to keep an eye on for the upcoming primaries

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

GOP candidate Donald Trump swept Tuesday’s five state contest, upping his delegate total to 950. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton won four state contests except Rhode Island, which went to Bernie Sanders. Clinton now has a delegate count of 2,159 to Sanders’ 1,370, according to the New Yo... Read more »

Three million New Yorkers unable to vote in primaries

Elijah Angulo, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

After one of the most important primaries for the presidency, the New York State Board of Elections statistics showed that over three million people were not able to vote. The New York State primary was closed. People were only able to vote if they were affiliated with a party that was holding the... Read more »

Family Feud: SJU alumnus Paul ‘Gee’ Gordon on air

Family Feud: SJU alumnus Paul ‘Gee’ Gordon on air

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On May 13, 2016, St. John’s alum Paul “Gee” Gordon will appear on the famous Family Feud show hosted by Steve Harvey. Last year in May, the Torch sat down with Gordon and got to know more about him and his experience on nailing the audition to participate on Family Feud. At that inter... Read more »

The U.N. takes initiatives to protect our planet

The U.N. takes initiatives to protect our planet

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under News

Earth Day became a historic moment last Friday, April 22. Leaders from more than 170 countries came to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign an international treaty based on the Paris Agreement, which is designed to prevent a rapid increase in climate change, greenhouse gases and gl... Read more »

St. John’s announces commencement speakers

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2016
Filed under News

St. John’s recently announced the speakers for the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies on its website. The list of speakers boasts an array of celebrated leaders in various professional fields. Highlighting the list are Fox 5 News host Rosanna Scotto and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio o... Read more »

Harriet Tubman on newly issued $20 bill

Harriet Tubman on newly issued $20 bill

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under News

On April 20 Jacob J. Lew, the Secretary of the Treasury Department, announced that Harriet Tubman would be replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the 20-dollar bill. She will be the first African-American woman to be placed on U.S. currency. Jackson will not be completely removed from the ... Read more »

A Night in the Garden: SJU’s own art museum

A Night in the Garden: SJU’s own art museum

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

It was all about the beautiful gifts of God’s creation of people and nature at “A Night in the Garden.” As a part of Spring Week, the event took place on April 21, presented by Eden and Sinai’s Radiant Liturgical Praise Dance Team of St. John’s University in the D’Angelo Center foyer. ... Read more »

The Clothesline Project encourages students to speak up

The Clothesline Project encourages students to speak up

Nia Douglas, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

“‘No’ and ‘yes’ are some of the first words you learn in any language - when did capable adults forget their meanings?” Yesterday, Television and Film major Kaylee Kosakowski was able to pose this thought-provoking question to the St. John’s community using only a simple white t-shi... Read more »

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

On April 26, five states conducted their presidential primaries. Last night, the presidential candidates for the Republican and

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