Why Voting Is Important This Year

Ethan Brown, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Our generation is consistently being ridiculed by our elders for being lazy, whiny and selfish. Technology, they say, has not assisted us millenials in learning how to communicate or figure things out for ourselves; rather,... Read more »

Enterovirus: Deadlier Than Ebola

Kristen Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

With the news currently focusing on Ebola, another deadly disease is on the rise. Enterovirus, specifically the D68 strain, is making its way across the United States; according to latest data from the Center for Disease Control,... Read more »

Should We Take Ebola Seriously?

Abhishek Joshi, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014
Filed under Opinion

  Recently, cases of Ebola Virus Disease, also known as EVD or just Ebola, were registered in North America, causing panic amongst Americans. The recent death of a patient in Texas has only increased the intensity of... Read more »

Top 15 Things You Must Do In NYC This Fall

Alexa Vagelatos, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

  Summer might have come to an end in New York City, but the fun hasn’t. In fact, a whole new series of events and opportunities to travel are at the fingertips of all New Yorkers, and those who wish to visit during... Read more »

Flames Of The Torch

Editorial Board

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If you’re a junior or a senior, you’ve probably noticed that the money the school gives you for printing is starting to add up. There are plenty of reasons why we believe many upperclassmen don't advantage of the $40 a semester... Read more »

America’s rape culture

Jeremy Ashton, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Over the last few weeks, a highly-publicized case of NFL player Ray Rice became a flashpoint to address issues of violence against women. However, sexual assault and domestic violence are far from being a new issue. CDC studies... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When asked about his view on gay priests, Pope Francis’ response was “Who am I to judge?” Now, about a year and a half later, the University has followed suit and developed a fresh outlook of its own. The... Read more »

A Summer Well Spent on St. John’s Paris Campus

Nicole Gubelli, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks taking a photography course offered on the St. John’s Paris campus taught by Professor George Larkins. The course allowed us to spend those three weeks shooting all... Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s Trip to Iowa

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Hillary Clinton is really good at keeping the American public on their toes about whether or not she will run for presidency in 2016, but after her trip to Iowa this past weekend, things may become a little clearer. Clinton... Read more »

Raising Our Voices Against Barbarism

Nhi Tong, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

“I have had weak and strong days. We are so grateful when anyone is freed; but of course yearn for our own freedom,” the American journalist James Foley said in his last letter to his family and friends before being beheaded... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Welcome back! We hope you are adjusting well to the new semester. There are plenty of activities to get involved in at the university, and we highly suggest joining the Torch! Changes on campus include: the campus bookstore... Read more »

“Faces of Addiction”

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Take a walk down Wall Street and you will see The New York Stock Exchange, and over-caffeinated men and women speedily making their way to work and skyscrapers galore. The life of a New Yorker. The life Chris Arnade once lived. Chris... Read more »