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Your Children’s Children

Fr. Patrick Griffin, C.M., Special to the Torch
December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

May the LORD bless you from Zion; may you see Jerusalem’s prosperity all the days of your life and live to see your children’s children (Ps 128:5-6)             Last year at this time after Thanksgiving, I wrote about my grandnephew Wes who was just two weeks away from turning one yea... Read more »

Flames of the Torch

November 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This week, we reported on a petition to make St. John’s a sanctuary campus. The petition asks the University to take steps to protect undocumented students, faculty and staff in light of president-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, established by the ... Read more »

Letters to the Editor

November 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The following letters were sent to the Torch in response to the Nov. 16 article "The Trump Window." Dear Editor, It appears that there are some ( very few I hope) at your school who have demonstrated their lack of understanding (ignorance?) of the basics of American standards for the free speech rights of ... Read more »

Flames

November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s time to talk about the Torch’s role as student journalists. Leading up to the election, our editorial board planned several articles, designs and possible front pages depending on the outcome. While those ideas constantly changed, one thing remained certain: the front page would feature the ... Read more »

The Democratic establishment has itself to blame

Lucas Hann, Contributing Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The question for Democrats on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9 was, of course, who is to blame? Somehow, the party had managed to turn an incredibly advantageous setting into a loss. The sitting Democratic President, Barack Obama, has a 58 percent job approval rating according to a new Gallup poll. ... Read more »

Being thankful this season

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Everyone’s favorite time of year is upon us. The weather is getting colder, and the holiday season is beginning. In the midst of the excitement, we often get caught up in the celebration and overlook what we should be thankful for. There are the usual things, like friends and family or passing t... Read more »

Finding hope with Thanksgiving

Kristen Catalano, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Although many Americans are still reeling from what happened on Election Day there is another very important day for Americans coming up: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is important to Americans because it is a day to forget all of our troubles and to celebrate all that we have with loved ones, whether t... Read more »

Living in my (br)own skin with Trump

Rahul Lal, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, that was motivation that I could be somebody. When Donald Trump was elected, that was motivation that I needed to be somebody. While disappointed, I’ll go out into the world with brown skin, a beard and tattoos. To some Trump supporters, that ... Read more »

I do not feel free

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The past year and a half, the social media world took the presidential election to a level that no one in history has ever seen. Each candidate was ridiculed for every move they made from interviews, to tweets, to memes, to scandals, as the country watched on. As a mixed woman, as a college student and a... Read more »

Fears and hopes on the results of the presidential election

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Upon waking up Wednesday morning after Election Day, I immediately grabbed my phone to see the election results.  I was devastated after reading that the new president of the United States of America will be Donald J. Trump. Even though Trump was leading in states that Tuesday night, I still had hope... Read more »

Shock and disbelief on electing Donald Trump

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

It has been said countless times this past week: some of us cannot believe we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. Throughout this election he was mocked, and doomsday was projected for our world if he was elected. Yet, somehow, he won the Electoral College, and he will be standing in the ... Read more »

President-Elect Trump: A day to remember

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Dread. Embarrassment. Determination. I feel dreadful regarding the results of this election because I know America’s future, my future, is not as bright and secure as it should be. I am embarrassed by Donald Trump’s victory because I know the rest of the world is watching the United States... Read more »

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