Flames of the Torch: April 29

Editorial Board

May 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The members of the Torch Editorial Board, like every other citizen of the planet, have been heartbroken over the tragedy that fell upon Nepal when the country was hit by a 7.8 magnitude quake on Saturday. The... Read more »

The Police vs. The People

Kristen Catalano, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

A major part of the news cycle is currently focusing on police brutality and the public’s outrage concerning the topic of the police vs. the people. Therefore, it came as no surprise that when a video surfaced of a police officer... Read more »

Run Bernie Run

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Just this past week, Hillary Clinton announced what everyone has already known for the past year--that she was running for president. This caused the minds of Democrats and moderates to explode in utter excitement while progressives... Read more »

Hillary: Friend or Foe?

Bryant Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the White House in a video posted on social media last week, finally ending widespread speculation about her decision to run. The coming election won’t be her first time aiming... Read more »

ESPN Reporter’s Cruelty Caught on Camera

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On Thursday evening, a video of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry was published online in which she is heard saying crude and disrespectful comments to an employee of a towing company. McHenry was suspended from ESPN for her actions.... Read more »

Autism Awareness: It’s About the Rest of the Spectrum Too

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Editor

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The month of April is dedicated to the awareness and acceptance of children and people with autism, a neural disorder that affects the development of a child’s social and communication skills. In 2012, about 20 kids out of  every... Read more »

A Vincentian View: “A Statue of St. Vincent”

Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM, Special To The Torch

April 22, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Tucked into the corner where Newman Hall makes its right angle, just off the great lawn, stands a statue of St. Vincent de Paul. For those of us familiar with the Vincentian spirit, statues like this are as well known as family... Read more »

Rand Paul Announces Run For The Presidency

Bryant Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Senator Rand Paul kicked off his presidential campaign this past Tuesday as a top contender for the presidency. The one-term senator from Kentucky enjoys wide support from a variety of voters, placing him near the top of the presidential... Read more »

Author of “She Who Is” Delivers Powerful Message on Catholicism and Feminism

Stephanie Aliaga, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Someone once said, “You can’t be a good Catholic and a feminist” to Dr. Elizabeth Johnson after she began questioning if it was appropriate to refer to God using feminine language. For instance, referring to God as Mother... Read more »

Justin Bieber Roast: Blown Out Of Proportion

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

On the evening of Monday, March 30, almost all eyes were set to the screen as everyone’s attention was focused on “The Roast of Justin Bieber,” Even before the show aired on television, there were a number of speculations... Read more »

Marijuana legalization up in smoke

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

April 20; A day that is held sacred amongst the stoners and tokers of our generation. It’s a day where Americans of all creeds and colors come together and do nothing but order pizza while staring deadpan at the television watching... Read more »

Graduating College: What next?

Ryen Watkins, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Registration opened for graduating seniors on March 9, and now the reality has set in: in less than 60 days you’ll be a college graduate. Congratulations. Are you supposed to be excited…prepared…ready?... Read more »