The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

What To Do? Easter Recess In The City

Sharon Tong, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll, Life & Style, Off campus

Staying on and or around campus during Easter break? Get out of the area and explore other boroughs. Have you met Brooklyn yet? Or even the other parts of Queens? Take this time to get your tuition’s worth and explore the metropolitan aspect of our mission by getting lost in translation of a largely-populated... Read more »

SJU goes to World Youth Day

SJU goes to World Youth Day

Breeana Mulligan, Staff Writer
August 28, 2013
Filed under Off campus

Senior Joseph Reis was one of the millions of young Catholics who arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to celebrate World Youth Day from July 23 - 28. World Youth Day (WYD) is an event organized by the Catholic Church that aims to instill faith in Catholic children and young adults. This year’s event... Read more »

Coach Kvilhaug tells her Boston Marathon story

Coach Kvilhaug tells her Boston Marathon story

Christopher Brito, News Editor
April 24, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus, Softball

St. John’s softball coach Amy Kvilhaug finished the Boston Marathon more than 40 minutes before the two bombs exploded. She told the Torch she had no idea what had happened until her friend and fellow marathoner Meredith Cleasby sent her an unusual series of text messages. The first text said, “I’m... Read more »

Board of Trustees breaks silence over Chang, Harrington and Wile

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor, Emeritus
April 10, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

The Board of Trustees, in an email to the University community on Tuesday, broke its silence about its ongoing in­vestigation in the wake of published re­ports detailing the roles of Rev. Donald J. Harrington and his chief of staff Rob­ert Wile in the Cecilia Chang embezzle­ment scandal. Without... Read more »

Coolidge Apartments lease not renewed

Coolidge Apartments lease not renewed

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Managing Editor
April 10, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus

The University is terminating its lease with the Coolidge apartments next semester, according to an e-mail sent out by the Director of Residence Life to resident students last month The news came two weeks after the announcement of the University’s intent to sell the Manhattan campus. "We have a... Read more »

Lighting it Up Blue for Autism

Lighting it Up Blue for Autism

Christopher Brito, News Editor
April 10, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

The University participated in an autism awareness effort with the aim of fundraising and educating students on the disability, as well as giving the campus a little color. As “Lighting it Up Blue” took over, members in the School of Education, Campus Ministry, Athletics, Division of Student Affairs,... Read more »

NYS Education Commissioner presents lecture on education reform

NYS Education Commissioner presents lecture on education reform

Jarrod Jenkins, Assistant News Editor
April 10, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus

Dr. John B King, the New York State education commissioner, presented a lecture for the following year’s K-12 education reform on the University School of educations annual Carol Gresser Forum on April 8. The Forum was established by the University in 1998. It aims to discuss and amend contemporary m... Read more »

University holds forum on human trafficking

Jaquon Heath, Contributing Writer
April 10, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus

The University along with off-campus religious organizations hosted an educational workshop last Saturday to discuss ways companies, travelers and students can raise awareness against human trafficking. The Vincentian Center for Church and Society in cooperation with NY-CRC-STOP (NY Coalition of Religious... Read more »

St. John’s to sell Manhattan campus

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus

For the second time in a matter of months, Manhattan students found their future unclear after the University announced last Thursday that it would put its Manhattan campus up for sale. Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer Martha Hirst told the Torch the anticipated revenue... Read more »

Rev. James Maher, C.M. named President of Niagara University

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under News, Off campus

Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., vice president for mission and student services was named the 26th President of Niagara University on March 13. Maher has been tenured at St. John’s since 1990, serving as campus minister to the department of athletics, vice president of University ministry, vice president... Read more »

Harrington staying silent as Trustees continue investigation

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Editors, Home Scroll, News, Off campus, On campus

Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University looked at ease Saturday at the men’s basketball team’s game at Madison Square Garden, fist-bumping with athletics officials as rumors swirled about his job security. Facing scrutiny over questionable expenses made by his chief of staff... Read more »

Robert Wile’s Wild Ride

Shannon Luibrand, Assistant Features Editor
March 13, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, News, Off campus, On campus

Rob Wile walked off the pitch during the 1996 NCAA soccer championship game with tears welling in his eyes. What should have been his moment of glory quickly turned into a moment of despair for the then-sophomore defender’s college soccer career. In a six minute span late in the second half, Wile... Read more »

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