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Some Discover the World students experience flight setback

Some Discover the World students experience flight setback

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
February 24, 2017
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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... Read more »

Hot Topics tackles mass incarceration in the U.S.

Marybeth Gerdelmann, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
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In an effort to make the student body more aware of important social justice issues, St. John’s University created a series of discussions collectively called “Hot Topics in Social Justice.” On Feb. 16, 40 students and faculty members gathered in the D’Angelo Center to listen to a panel of expe... Read more »

Dear World sets up studio at SJU

Dear World sets up studio at SJU

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
February 22, 2017
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“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... Read more »

SJU Fair Trade Comittee talks future goals

SJU Fair Trade Comittee talks future goals

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
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In the spring semester of 2014, the St. John’s for Fair Trade Committee was founded and has maintained efforts to make St. John’s University a Fair Trade-designated University by working with Fair Trade Campaigns, a non-profit organization. Fair Trade is defined as trade which gives fair prices to manufa... Read more »

MCU partners with SJU

MCU partners with SJU

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
February 22, 2017
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Municipal Credit Union (MCU) has now opened membership to St. John’s students across the University’s four New York campuses, solidifying its position as the official credit union of the University community. The announcement was made at St. John’s men’s basketball game against Seton Hall at... Read more »

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

New meal plan sparks dissatisfied opinions

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
February 22, 2017
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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 provide a meal plan, including those who live in the townhouses. ... Read more »

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

Bryant Rodriguez and Ariana Ortiz
February 22, 2017
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A month into his term, President Trump has focused on establishing new rules regarding immigration policies and border protection, met with leaders from Japan, Canada and Israel to discuss bilateral relations and managed a scandal involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Crackdown on... Read more »

School of Ed Dean talks issues in education

School of Ed Dean talks issues in education

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
February 22, 2017
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School choice has been at the forefront of politics for over one month, but public education is the backbone of the country, according to School of Education Dean Michael Sampson, Ph.D. The nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education sparked, among other things, a contentious debate on scho... Read more »

TORCH DOCS: Muslim Student Association

Gina Palermo and Angelica Acevedo
February 22, 2017
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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,... Read more »

SJU to open Long Island graduate center

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2017
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The University announced last week that it has leased new space for a Long Island Graduate Center in Hauppauge, NY. The announcement, sent by University Provost Robert Mangione, Ed.D., said the center is part of the school’s effort to enhance its teaching and learning environment. “St. John’s ... Read more »

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week two

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week two

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer
February 12, 2017
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Roll Back on Business Regulations President Trump met with small business leaders at the White House, Monday Jan. 30 to discuss an executive order he promised to put in place during his campaign.  The order instructs agencies to to abolish two pre-existing regulations whenever they introduce a ... Read more »

“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, 2017
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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... Read more »

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