Cancellation of Manhattan Shuttle Affects Commute for St. John’s Students

Amanda Umpierrez, Staff Writer

September 10, 2014
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St. John’s students expressed their concerns over the cancellation of the Manhattan shuttle bus service for the new semester. “St. John’s is a metropolitan school,” said Maurisa Fraser, a junior sociology major. “We... Read more »

Admins to Torch: Time to relocate

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

May 1, 2014
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As the Torch prepared for the last issue of the school year, its new editorial board found out that the newspaper — and its 13 editors and two business managers — will be moved this summer to a new office that currently hosts... Read more »

Spring Fling Carnival helps students relax before finals

Talia Tirella, News Editor

May 1, 2014
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This year's Spring Week included a student favorite: the Spring Fling Carnival, which was held on Friday.  Students gathered on the Great Lawn to enjoy the free rides, activities and food. The Carnival included traditional... Read more »

At St. John’s, a culture of sustainability emerges

Bill Pham, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014
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Since joining other New York City area partners in former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s challenge to reduce university carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, St. John's has pledged to reach that goal by 2017. St. John's has... Read more »

“Through the eyes of a colleague”

Talia Tirella, News Editor

May 1, 2014
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St. John’s new president, Dr. Conrado Gempesaw, will start his term July 1.  So far, all of the details about our new president have been strictly academic related, but it is also important to know him as a person. Jerome... Read more »

“It’s Been A Great Year” President Fr. Levesque

Talia Tirella, News Editor

May 1, 2014
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Rev. Joseph Levesque, C.M., took over as university president last August after Rev. Harrington’s resignation.  Fr. Levesque has served as the University’s interim president for this past school year, but will leave office... Read more »

From Venezuela To St. John’s, Students Promote Justice

Amanda Umpierrez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014
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50 St. John’s students participated in “SOS Venezuela,” an exhibit that uses mobile photographs taken by non-professional photographers to display government brutality throughout the protests in Venezuela. The idea in... Read more »

Spring Week: What You Need To Know

Olivia Cunningham, Managing Editor

April 16, 2014
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Spring Week, one of the marquee events presented by the University, will be taking place April 22-26. Although there will be no spring concert this year, Campus Activities will be presenting a variety of other events, including... Read more »