Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

April 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As we all know, St. John’s University announced Thursday that the search committee has selected Conrado Gempesaw of Miami University of Ohio as our 17th president (for all of the details, turn to page 3). The Torch wishes... Read more »

Letter From The Editor

Alexa Vagelatos, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, To every student at St. John’s University reading this sentence:  I applaud you. You’ve completed the first thing that this new section is supposed to accomplish, which is grabbing your attention. NOW, don’t... Read more »

Flames Of The Torch: Our New Editorial Board

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Please allow us to introduce ourselves! Our name is, well, you know the rest. As the Torch’s 92nd group of editors, we are honored to say we have the opportunity to represent such a publication. Our mission is to keep it... Read more »

Jack & Jill

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Jack Love is a match: bright, intense, beautiful – and gone before you know it, leaving you blind in the dark. There are some really simple formulas that have been applied to love and relationships, and many... Read more »

What We’ve Learned from the Malaysian Flight MH370 Mystery

Sabba Manyara, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If I happen to lose my cell phone, I’m assured by the fact that the My iPhone app can track its exact location in the world and I can act accordingly. One would only think that there would be a similar Find My Airplane program... Read more »

Bidding adieu

Shannon Luibrand, Features Editor

March 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Today, a major chapter in my life comes to a close. As we head to print, my time as features editor at the Torch, the independent student newspaper of St. John’s University, has come to an end. The last few years as a staff... Read more »

St. John’s extends support to youth abroad

Editorial Staff

February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In recent weeks, both Venezuela and Ukraine have entered into a spiral of lethal conflict and civil unrest due to unconformity with the status quo in the countries’ governments. That being said, the University community extends... Read more »

Coping with death

Shannon Luibrand, Features Editor

January 22, 2014
Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

It seems like the cloud of death has been hovering over the St. John's community lately. It feels like every week, every month, I hear of another member of our community that has... Read more »

Jon on Johnnies: Jordan needs starter’s minutes

Jon Perez, Sports Editor

December 4, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball, Opinion

When Rysheed Jordan committed to St. John’s it was assumed that St. John’s finally had its future point guard for the future. He would be the first top-20 recruit of the Lavin era. So naturally, he plays 15.8 minutes per game.... Read more »