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Gitte Kath: 40 years of posters, a lifetime of inspiration

Gitte Kath: 40 years of posters, a lifetime of inspiration

Caroline Krawczynski, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll, Top Stories

  A typewriter is old, loud and does not have a delete button. So, what’s its use? To some, it symbolizes the good old days. For others, it is very “hipster,” authentic and retro. However, many consider it to be completely,  utterly and solely a piece of useless waste.  That is not the case fo... Read more »

Johnnies down Georgetown on senior day at MSG

Carmine Carcieri, Staff Writer
March 2, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, March Madness, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Back in 2011, new head coach Steve Lavin landed his first recruiting class that consisted of highly talented prospects, Sir’Dominic Pointer, D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene. The group has gone through their fare share of ups-and-downs, but through the years they have created an unspeakable bond... Read more »

FRESH Perspective For Student Government Inc

Talia Tirella, News Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Home Scroll, News, Top Stories

With approximately 750 to 840 votes for each candidate, Robert Koehler and his FRESH ticket swept this year’s Student Government, Inc. elections. Every candidate won his or her respective seat within S.G.I. Next year, Koehler will be president, Caroline Zottl will be vice president, Justin Alick ... Read more »

Beloved professor influenced many

Gabrielle Fonrouge, Staff Writer
April 10, 2013
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Questions flooded the St. John’s campus on March 19. They were texted, tweeted and whispered across crowded lecture halls after students got word that a professor had passed the night before on school grounds. These questions remained largely unanswered until a few of his students petitioned The... Read more »

Faculty Members Circulate Petition Aimed at Board

Faculty Members Circulate Petition Aimed at Board

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2013
Filed under Harrington, Home Scroll, News, Top Stories

UPDATED AND SEEN IN PRINT EDITION, APRIL 10, 2013. Five St. John's faculty members have drafted a letter to the Board of Trustees calling for more transparency pertaining to the fallout from allegations of financial impropriety at the highest levels of the University. The letter, which was obtained... Read more »

Wile Joins Harrington Under Scrutiny

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor
March 6, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, News, Top Stories

The fraud perpetuated by former dean Cecilia Chang continues to haunt the University, leading to the Board of Trustees retaining outside counsel in the wake of another published report that details more questionable expense reports. The latest report, from New York Magazine, outlines more than $40,000... Read more »

SGI Prez says LGBTQ Org ‘Possible,’ then Recants

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief
February 20, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, News, On campus, Top Stories

The president of Student Government, Inc. Tuesday opened the door, albeit temporarily, to a student-run gay-straight alliance on campus, telling the Torch that “anything’s possible” when it comes to an LGBTQ organization being approved by SGI. “As long as they have a clear mission and plan... Read more »

Cecilia Chang Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Cecilia Chang Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Anthony O'Reilly, News Editor
November 6, 2012
Filed under Crime, Home Scroll, News, On campus, Top Stories

Cecilia Chang, the former dean of the Asian Studies Center on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.1 million from the University and forcing international students to work as personal servants, died in an apparent suicide in the early hours of Nov. 6. She was 59. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed only that... Read more »

Father Harrington Takes the Stand

Father Harrington Takes the Stand

Michael E. Cunniff & Anthony O'Reilly, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor
October 24, 2012
Filed under Crime, News, Off campus, On campus, Top Stories

The trial of a disgraced former St. John’s dean has hit close to home. Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University, was called to the stand by the prosecution to testify about his relationship with Cecilia Chang, former Vice President of International Relations and Dean of the Asian... Read more »

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief
October 24, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The trial of former University dean Cecilia Chang has attracted a lot of buzz around campus, and around the city. Though Chang was arrested when half of the student body was still in high school, the testimony of Rev. Donald J. Harrington — and specifically, the New York Daily News’ coverage of his... Read more »

Wacka Flocka Flame stops by WSJU studios

Wacka Flocka Flame stops by WSJU studios

Kareemah Sellers, Contributing Writer
October 18, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Featured A&E, Top Stories

Rap star Waka Flocka Flame made a grand appearance and sat down for an interview in the WSJU studios on Oct. 9, 2012. Hours prior to Waka Flocka’s headlining show at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Wacka Flocka gave a personal interview with Jeff Martin, Urban Director of WSJU. Waka Flocka stopped... Read more »

Mascot to Rappel from 470 ft. Building

Mascot to Rappel from 470 ft. Building

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
September 26, 2012
Filed under News, Off campus, On campus, Sports, Top Stories

Johnny Thunderbird is getting set to rappel down the side of a 470-foot skyscraper in Jersey City, NJ, this Friday and the man in the suit will be Clint Wolfrom, a junior. Johnny will be taking part in the event , known as Over the Edge, live on the “Today Show” alongside celebrities such as Sarah... Read more »

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