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Flames of the Torch

March 16
Filed under Opinion

We learned this week that Student Government Inc. was not informed of the University’s plan to change the meal plan policy for townhouse students before it was public. This is stunning. SGI leaders are elected by their peers to be the face and voice of students to the University. And as our represen...

Meet SGI’s 2017-18 E-board candidates

Meet SGI’s 2017-18 E-board candidates

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
March 16
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Student Government Inc.’s (SGI) elections will soon take place. The Torch spoke with some of the candidates for next year’s SGI e-board and they told us about their platforms as well as their school involvement. The only ticket running in the election is the REAL (Realizing Excellence through Advocacy and...

Political groups don’t make it through

Political groups don’t make it through

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

After a contentious election season, students may be surprised to learn that none of the political groups on campus—College Democrats, College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)—became officially recognized through Student Government Inc.’s “...

Conversations about diversity and inclusiveness sparked

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
December 9
Filed under News

The annual Cultural Roundtable, held by the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC), took place last Thursday, Dec. 1 during common hour in the Sodano Coffeehouse. According to the University’s official website, PMAC is “an advisory group to the President of the University that a...

SGI President, Student Affairs Chair talk Winter Carnival themes

SGI President, Student Affairs Chair talk Winter Carnival themes

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
December 7
Filed under News

This year’s Winter Carnival is well underway, with the festivities beginning earlier this Christmas season from Monday, Nov. 28 to Wednesday, Dec. 7. Chiara Miuccio, president of Student Government Inc. (SGI), as well as some representatives of the Student Affairs Committee, spoke about the them...

Student Government, Inc. talks Trojan rating at last floor meeting

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
October 26
Filed under News

On Monday, Oct. 17 another Student Government Inc. floor meeting went on in Marillac Terrace A from 5-6:30 p.m. Around 50 students attended and among them were members of SGI’s different committees. SGI Secretary Frank Obermeyer said he is working with Yovanna Roa-Reyes, secretary of Feminists Unit...

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20...

SGI discusses Tip-Off performance, annual budget

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager
October 5
Filed under News

The St. John’s Student Government Inc. held a floor meeting Monday night in the D’Angelo Center and discussed multiple matters affecting the University, ranging from the highly anticipated Tip-Off to annual budgets for campus organizations. The School Spirit Committee addressed the numerous rumors...

SGI implements plans for new year

SGI implements plans for new year

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
September 14
Filed under News

Student Government Inc. (SGI) held its first meeting of the 2016-17 school year to review goals and initiatives they hope to accomplish throughout the academic year. Four new members of SGI were also voted in. President Chiara Miuccio said an important goal of hers is to create a new constitution...

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
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...

ACE takes it all

ACE takes it all

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
April 3
Filed under Home Scroll, News

A new Executive Board for Student Government Inc. (SGI) was announced on March 18, with the ACE ticket taking the win. Numerous goals and ambitious plans characterize the new e-board, ensuring the St. John’s community should expect bigger and better activities for the 2016-17 year. The ACE ticket...

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

NIckool Castro, Staff Writer
December 2
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Festival of Lights, an annual celebration of all religious holidays during the month of December, took place in D’Angelo Ballroom yesterday night at 7 p.m. Magdaline Hurtado, vice-president of the Latin American Student Organization and Jonathan Bembry, chapter president of the Alpha Phi Alph...

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