Nas performs his classics at this year’s Spring Concert

Nas performs his classics at this year’s Spring Concert

Reza Moreno and Angelica Acevedo, Features Editor and News Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The hip hop king of Queens himself, Nas, sparked up Carnesecca Arena May 5, as St. John’s students and alumni filled the stadium to hear the legend perform. The anticipation of Nas flooded the place as people were patiently waiting for the rapper to come on stag. “It was amazing to be that close to... Read more »

Gunshot fired in Hollis Hall

Gunshot fired in Hollis Hall

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
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Three males entered an on-campus residence hall earlier today, displaying a gun and firing a bullet, according to an alert from the Department of Public Safety. The alert was issued around 1:50 PM this afternoon. It states that the males entered Hollis Hall and attempted to remove money from ins... Read more »

An inspiration for moms all around

An inspiration for moms all around

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Seven years ago on Valentine’s Day, Shanice Lyons was surprised with a gift that would change her life forever. While the holiday is filled with hearts, gifts and romance, the gift she received was one of a kind – a blessing in disguise that might terrify many young women, men and their fami... Read more »

Family Feud: SJU alumnus Paul ‘Gee’ Gordon on air

Family Feud: SJU alumnus Paul ‘Gee’ Gordon on air

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On May 13, 2016, St. John’s alum Paul “Gee” Gordon will appear on the famous Family Feud show hosted by Steve Harvey. Last year in May, the Torch sat down with Gordon and got to know more about him and his experience on nailing the audition to participate on Family Feud. At that inter... Read more »

A Night in the Garden: SJU’s own art museum

A Night in the Garden: SJU’s own art museum

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

It was all about the beautiful gifts of God’s creation of people and nature at “A Night in the Garden.” As a part of Spring Week, the event took place on April 21, presented by Eden and Sinai’s Radiant Liturgical Praise Dance Team of St. John’s University in the D’Angelo Center foyer. ... Read more »

The Clothesline Project encourages students to speak up

The Clothesline Project encourages students to speak up

Nia Douglas, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2016
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“‘No’ and ‘yes’ are some of the first words you learn in any language - when did capable adults forget their meanings?” Yesterday, Television and Film major Kaylee Kosakowski was able to pose this thought-provoking question to the St. John’s community using only a simple white t-shi... Read more »

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

On April 26, five states conducted their presidential primaries. Last night, the presidential candidates for the Republican and

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Ish Vitále: St. John’s’ next best artist

Ish Vitále: St. John’s’ next best artist

Brittani Wright, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll

April 15, 2016 was definitely a milestone for St John’s junior, Ishmael Vidal, formerly known by his stage name, Ish Vitále. Not only did the east coast native hit 21 years of age, but he also released his latest song, “HER,” the second single released off his debut album “Vitality.” He... Read more »

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
April 20, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept New York State Tuesday night with 61 percent and 58 percent in their respective races.

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Eleventh annual Relay For Life breaks records

Eleventh annual Relay For Life breaks records

Elijah Angulo, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2016
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Over 1,800 students and 115 organizations came together during this year's Relay For Life to collect funds in order to find a cure for cancer.

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Petition fail?

Petition fail?

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

An online petition stating that St. John’s is removing the “long white coat and certificate ceremony” for Physician Assistant students went viral approximately three weeks ago, garnering close to 2,500 signatures. But according to University administration, the petition was misleading. The petition... Read more »

Grooming and connecting the St. John’s community

Grooming and connecting the St. John’s community

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

On March 21, 2016, St. John’s University students and staff might have been surprised, and even confused, when they walked through the main doors at the D’Angelo Center and saw a pop-up salon with barbers and beauty professionals providing free haircuts and manicures. Sounds like a dream for all... Read more »