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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 »

Celebrating Black History Month with Sonia Sanchez

Celebrating Black History Month with Sonia Sanchez

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer
February 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

The audience in Marillac Auditorium sat in admiration as Sonia Sanchez, world-renowned Black Arts movement poet, activist and scholar, spoke inspirational words that reflect her commitment to peace and humanity. A recipient of the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry... Read more »

Gitte Kath: 40 years of posters, a lifetime of inspiration

Gitte Kath: 40 years of posters, a lifetime of inspiration

Caroline Krawczynski, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll, Top Stories

  A typewriter is old, loud and does not have a delete button. So, what’s its use? To some, it symbolizes the good old days. For others, it is very “hipster,” authentic and retro. However, many consider it to be completely,  utterly and solely a piece of useless waste.  That is not the case fo... Read more »

The consequences of “political correctness”

Miles Kopley, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 15, President Barack Obama stood before a crowd at a town hall meeting in Des Moines, Iowa and said some remarkable words during a discussion on free speeches at universities. “I’ve heard of some college campuses where they don’t want to have a guest speaker who, you know, is too conservative.... Read more »

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Tommie Brown, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It has become tragically repetitive in New York City to see headlines announce yet another incident where the NYPD goes head to head with its city’s civilians of color.  But what happens when the villain becomes the victim? On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Tyrone Howard allegedly shot Officer Randolph Holder... Read more »

The Changing Face of American Police

Angel Vera, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

This past week, “Rise Up October” took place here in New York City as demonstrators, whose slogan was “no more stolen lives,” took the street to protest police brutality and honor the lives taken by police officers such as Tamir Rice, Mike Brown and Eric Garner. These demonstrations were led b... Read more »

Flames of the Torch

Editorial Board
October 29, 2015
Filed under Opinion

23 shootings on college campuses in 2015 as of October.   298 mass shooting incidents this year alone so far.    Those sobering statistics, from the Washington Post and the Boston Globe respectively, speak of an unsettling trend.    Seeing, reading or hearing a news story about cam... Read more »

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