Top 15 Things You Must Do In NYC This Fall

Alexa Vagelatos, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

  Summer might have come to an end in New York City, but the fun hasn’t. In fact, a whole new series of events and opportunities to travel are at the fingertips of all New Yorkers, and those who wish to visit during... Read more »

Flames Of The Torch

Editorial Board

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If you’re a junior or a senior, you’ve probably noticed that the money the school gives you for printing is starting to add up. There are plenty of reasons why we believe many upperclassmen don't advantage of the $40 a semester... Read more »

America’s rape culture

Jeremy Ashton, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Over the last few weeks, a highly-publicized case of NFL player Ray Rice became a flashpoint to address issues of violence against women. However, sexual assault and domestic violence are far from being a new issue. CDC studies... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When asked about his view on gay priests, Pope Francis’ response was “Who am I to judge?” Now, about a year and a half later, the University has followed suit and developed a fresh outlook of its own. The... Read more »

A Summer Well Spent on St. John’s Paris Campus

Nicole Gubelli, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks taking a photography course offered on the St. John’s Paris campus taught by Professor George Larkins. The course allowed us to spend those three weeks shooting all... Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s Trip to Iowa

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Hillary Clinton is really good at keeping the American public on their toes about whether or not she will run for presidency in 2016, but after her trip to Iowa this past weekend, things may become a little clearer. Clinton... Read more »

Raising Our Voices Against Barbarism

Nhi Tong, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

“I have had weak and strong days. We are so grateful when anyone is freed; but of course yearn for our own freedom,” the American journalist James Foley said in his last letter to his family and friends before being beheaded... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Welcome back! We hope you are adjusting well to the new semester. There are plenty of activities to get involved in at the university, and we highly suggest joining the Torch! Changes on campus include: the campus bookstore... Read more »

“Faces of Addiction”

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Take a walk down Wall Street and you will see The New York Stock Exchange, and over-caffeinated men and women speedily making their way to work and skyscrapers galore. The life of a New Yorker. The life Chris Arnade once lived. Chris... Read more »

A Love Letter to Queens

Shawn McCreesh, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

“Queens sucks." Chances are, if you’ve lived in New York City long enough, you’ve heard that at least once. Queens gets a bad rap, but I don’t really know why. Queens is New York City's largest borough, and one of the... Read more »

A Colorful Celebration: Brooklyn’s West Indie Day Parade

Hannah Martin, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On Labor Day, excited crowds flowed slowly through the streets of Brooklyn waving flags ranging from Jamaica to Trinidad to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s vision of unity amongst people of all ethnicities. Street vendors shook American... Read more »

Welcome, Class of 2018!

Anuradha Sookdeo, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The school year at St. John’s University has already commenced. Nonetheless, on behalf of the members of the Torch, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you all. A semester ago, I was in the... Read more »