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CJ Nitkowski: From Major League star to media sensation

CJ Nitkowski: From Major League star to media sensation

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
September 28, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Home Scroll, Sports, Sports Scroll

Former St. John’s baseball pitching star C.J. Nitkowski has been proudly representing his school for nearly two decades. After 17 years in professional baseball, both in the major leagues and overseas, Nitkowski has now gracefully moved on to a career in sports media. However, before finding himself in the spotl... Read more »

President Gempesaw State of the University Address

President Gempesaw State of the University Address

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News, On campus

With the start of a new academic year, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw emphasized the importance of student success by introducing his strategic plans to recruit, retain and support Johnnies during the State of the University Address. On Sept. 7, President Gempesaw conducted his second annual addre... Read more »

Haraya hosts Peace Vigil

Haraya hosts Peace Vigil

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Discussion of racial discrimination, gun violence, police brutality and the St. John’s students made victims of these causes were the reason for the melancholy energy on Sept. 8 during Haraya’s Peace Vigil. The vigil, hosted by Haraya, was broken up into three sections: opening thoughts, keynote speak... Read more »

Electrifying displays at EZOO

Electrifying displays at EZOO

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll, Music

In its eighth year on Randall’s Island, Electric Zoo returned to New York City for three days of pulsating EDM. Taking place during Labor Day weekend, the festival holds its own as summer’s last stand. Throughout the weekend, the acts were divided into five stages; the Main Stage, resembling a l... Read more »

‘This loss is a great one’

‘This loss is a great one’

Suzanne Ciechalski and Reza Moreno
September 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

A St. John’s student lost his life roughly three weeks ago. Arshell “Trey” Dennis III was shot while sitting on a front porch with a friend in his native Chicago, according to news reports. Following the shooting, officers said that they believe it was a case of mistaken identity. As the Un... Read more »

Tearing down the Wall of Prejudice

Tearing down the Wall of Prejudice

Kaylee Herndon, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The brothers of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity have put into practice what they preach this past Thursday and Friday by breaking down the Wall of Prejudice. A section of drywall was set up across from the D’Angelo Center and the fraternity brothers invited passersby to write on the wall. By the end... Read more »

Targeting Safety

Targeting Safety

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

At St. John’s public safety is of utmost importance. But even with a highly trained staff, low crime statistics and stringent regulations, incidents can occur. Returning students might remember how last May the University community was shaken when a shot was fired inside of Hollis as three men a... Read more »

St. John’s Student killed at Carnival

St. John’s Student killed at Carnival

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Monday morning, Tiarah Poyau, a student at St. John’s University, was fatally shot in the face during the J’Ouvert Carnival, according to the New York Police Department. Several news outlets reported that Poyau and her friends were at the carnival celebrating West Indian and Caribbean heritage in... Read more »

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
Filed under Home Scroll, News

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 »

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