Ebola Spreads, Several New Patients Brought to US.

Amanda Umpierrez , Staff Writer

September 17, 2014
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Another patient has been transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment of Ebola, as confirmed by CNN News. It has been less than a month since the first two American patients to contract the disease, Dr.... Read more »

Ferguson. No Justice, No Peace

Philtrina Farquharson, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014
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All agree the problem began with  Michael Brown being  told to stop walking in the street.. From that point on, everyone has a different story. Some are saying the teen was surrendering with his hands in the air, while others... Read more »

Gempesaw: Importance of International Students

Talia Tirella, News Editor

September 17, 2014
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University President Gempesaw recently led a conference centered around the role international students play in America’s higher education. The conference titled "The Role of the International Student," sponsored by The... Read more »

Obama Vows To “destroy and degrade,” ISIS Beheads Another

Valerie Juarez, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014
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On Sept. 10, 2014, one day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11, President Obama announced an upsurge on the fight against Islamic State terrorists.  He spoke of plans to augment airstrikes in Iraq, send more U.S. military... Read more »

Cancellation of Manhattan Shuttle Affects Commute for St. John’s Students

Amanda Umpierrez, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014
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St. John’s students expressed their concerns over the cancellation of the Manhattan shuttle bus service for the new semester. “St. John’s is a metropolitan school,” said Maurisa Fraser, a junior sociology major. “We... Read more »

Admins to Torch: Time to relocate

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

May 1, 2014
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As the Torch prepared for the last issue of the school year, its new editorial board found out that the newspaper — and its 13 editors and two business managers — will be moved this summer to a new office that currently hosts... Read more »

Spring Fling Carnival helps students relax before finals

Talia Tirella, News Editor

May 1, 2014
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This year's Spring Week included a student favorite: the Spring Fling Carnival, which was held on Friday.  Students gathered on the Great Lawn to enjoy the free rides, activities and food. The Carnival included traditional... Read more »

At St. John’s, a culture of sustainability emerges

Bill Pham, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014
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Since joining other New York City area partners in former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce university carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, St. John's has pledged to reach that goal by 2017. St. John's has... Read more »