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 »

A Love Letter to Queens

Shawn McCreesh, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

“Queens sucks." Chances are, if you’ve lived in New York City long enough, you’ve heard that at least once. Queens gets a bad rap, but I don’t really know why. Queens is New York City's largest borough, and one of the... Read more »

A Colorful Celebration: Brooklyn’s West Indie Day Parade

Hannah Martin, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

On Labor Day, excited crowds flowed slowly through the streets of Brooklyn waving flags ranging from Jamaica to Trinidad to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s vision of unity amongst people of all ethnicities. Street vendors shook American... Read more »

Welcome, Class of 2018!

Anuradha Sookdeo, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The school year at St. John’s University has already commenced. Nonetheless, on behalf of the members of the Torch, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you all. A semester ago, I was in the... Read more »

My Four Years At SJU

Sharon Tong, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The past four years at St. John’s have been a rollercoaster ride. I must admit, the thought of entering college scared me at first, but here I am, four years later, wishing my stay was longer, but having no regrets. I’m proud... Read more »

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

April 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As we all know, St. John’s University announced Thursday that the search committee has selected Conrado Gempesaw of Miami University of Ohio as our 17th president (for all of the details, turn to page 3). The Torch wishes... Read more »

Letter From The Editor

Alexa Vagelatos, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, To every student at St. John’s University reading this sentence:  I applaud you. You’ve completed the first thing that this new section is supposed to accomplish, which is grabbing your attention. NOW, don’t... Read more »

Flames Of The Torch: Our New Editorial Board

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Please allow us to introduce ourselves! Our name is, well, you know the rest. As the Torch’s 92nd group of editors, we are honored to say we have the opportunity to represent such a publication. Our mission is to keep it... Read more »

Jack & Jill

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Jack Love is a match: bright, intense, beautiful – and gone before you know it, leaving you blind in the dark. There are some really simple formulas that have been applied to love and relationships, and many... Read more »

What We’ve Learned from the Malaysian Flight MH370 Mystery

Sabba Manyara, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2014
Filed under Opinion

If I happen to lose my cell phone, I’m assured by the fact that the My iPhone app can track its exact location in the world and I can act accordingly. One would only think that there would be a similar Find My Airplane program... Read more »

Bidding adieu

Shannon Luibrand, Features Editor

March 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Today, a major chapter in my life comes to a close. As we head to print, my time as features editor at the Torch, the independent student newspaper of St. John’s University, has come to an end. The last few years as a staff... Read more »