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Red Storm kick-off conference play with draw against Marquette

Red Storm kick-off conference play with draw against Marquette

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

For the second consecutive season, the St. John’s men’s soccer team began Big East Conference play with a 0-0 draw against the Marquette Golden Eagles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With the draw, the Johnnies’ season record went to 3-1-2. They still have an undefeated record against unranked opponents... Read more »

St. John’s finishes 1-2 in West Point Invitational

St. John’s finishes 1-2 in West Point Invitational

Keisha Raymond, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

St John's had up and down showing at the West Point Invitational this past weekend. They lost to Albany, 3-1 (23-25, 20-25, 25-14, 13-25), and UConn, 3-2 (17-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 13-15), but defeated Delaware State, 3-0, (25-9, 25-12, 27-25). The Red Storm comeback fell short against Albany. The... Read more »

Red Storm runs through Rio

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Featured Athlete, fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll

While there was no shortage of red, white and blue on display at the 2016 Rio Olympics last month, St. John’s fans may have noticed an extra dose of former Red Storm talent succeeding in Brazil. Fencers Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak, who each graduated from St. John’s in 2013, both returned h... Read more »

Peace week advocates unity

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under News

Yearly, International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide, and this year it lands on Sept. 21. Declared by the United Nations, this year’s International Day of Peace advocates the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as stated on the International Day of Peace website. During the week of Sept. 19-23, Catholic Rel... Read more »

President Gempesaw State of the University Address

President Gempesaw State of the University Address

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News, On campus

With the start of a new academic year, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw emphasized the importance of student success by introducing his strategic plans to recruit, retain and support Johnnies during the State of the University Address. On Sept. 7, President Gempesaw conducted his second annual addre... Read more »

SGI implements plans for new year

SGI implements plans for new year

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
September 14, 2016
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... Read more »

Clark and Simon set to make major impact in Queens

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Just a couple of weeks after Christian Jones and Amar Alibegovic announced they would leave the school, effectively wiping away the final pieces from the Steve Lavin era, the St. John’s basketball team gained a couple of highly-prized transfers in Marvin Clark Jr. and Justin Simon. Clark is coming... Read more »

The birth of St. John’s University

Father Patrick J. Griffin, CM, Special to the Torch
April 27, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In 1870, the First Vatican Council concluded. It gave the Catholic Church the definition of papal infallibility, which would provide matter for discussion for many years, even into the modern era. In the United States, the 15th Amendment passed and this forbade the government from refusing a citizen... Read more »

Marquette Upends St. John’s Lacrosse

Marquette Upends St. John’s Lacrosse

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Andy DeMichiei scored the first of five consecutive second half goals for Marquette, the assembly of Golden Eagles fans who watched their team fall behind 6-4 during the first 30 minutes rejoiced loudly from the rain-protected garage behind DaSilva Memorial Field. They watched as Marquette came... Read more »

Baseball splits Big East opening series

Baseball splits Big East opening series

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager Emeritus
April 14, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

It was not the perfect opening to conference play, but St. John’s still pulled it off in the end. The reigning Big East baseball champions shook off an opening loss with a pair of late rallies as they took two out of three this weekend against Georgetown in the first conference series of the season. After... Read more »

Nutrition fair highlights healthy eats at SJU

Nutrition fair highlights healthy eats at SJU

Caroline Krawczynski, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

We can all agree that eating healthy is not easy. In a world of sky-high burgers, salty potato chips and triple-chocolate chip fudge brownies, why settle for a salad? On Feb. 10, St. John’s Dining Services introduced students to the full 360 on healthy eating through its annual Nutrition Fa... Read more »

Haraya empowers black community and reaches across cultures

Haraya empowers black community and reaches across cultures

Livia Paula, Features Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

  Pride, dignity and freedom – that’s the meaning behind the Swahili word Haraya. That was also the name that six African-Americans St. John’s University students chose in 1968 when they created the organization. These six individuals probably didn’t know at that time that 48 years lat... Read more »

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