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An Alternative Meal Plan Option?

TORCH PHOTO/LAUREN FINEGAN

Parra and Yonzon recently launched an off-campus meal plan with local businesses.

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017No Comments

Despite offering several different meal plan options, one thing St. John’s doesn’t give students the option of with their plan is using swipes or points at off-campus ...

Students Demand Better Policies

Students Demand Better Policies

More than 40 students gathered at DAC on Nov. 16 to protest what they say is the University’s indif...

Diversity Within Cultural Organizations

Diversity Within Cultural Organizations

A portion of the discussion at the Cultural Town Hall meeting last month regarding a non-black student s...

Chief Diversity Officer Seeks to Create “Institutional Change”

Chief Diversity Officer Seeks to Create “Institutional Change”

Nada Llewellyn has worked in the Office of the General Counsel at St. John’s University since 2005;...

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Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

December 7, 2017No Comments

Howie Schwab’s heart does not pump blood. Instead, the 57-year-old Long Island native has St. John’s athletics coursing...

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

Men’s Soccer: Cooksley Looks to Future

December 7, 2017

Losing stings. There’s no sugarcoating it. One can work, grind, thrive, fall, rise agai...

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

Ahmed Improving in His Senior Season

December 6, 2017

It’s all come full circle for Bashir Ahmed. Growing up in the Bronx, he would head downt...

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FLAMES: SGI Must Represent the Student Body

December 6, 2017No Comments

This week, Students of Consciousness told the Torch they believe student government leaders need to be more in touch with studen...

SJU Should Become A Smoke-Free Campus

SJU Should Become A Smoke-Free Campus

December 6, 2017

Federal Courts have recently forced big tobacco companies to run a 52-week ad c...

Millennial Think: Our Clicks Have Massive Impact

Millennial Think: Our Clicks Have Massive Impact

December 6, 2017

As the holiday season approaches, everyone prepares themselves for decorating trees...

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Richard D'Orazi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017No Comments

With the nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards, hip hop and R&B among black and male artists have gotten a bigger clout in t...

New Flix on Netflix: “She’s Gotta Have It”

December 6, 2017

Spike Lee has an immaculate comeback with his Netflix series, “She’s Gott...

New Flix on Netflix: Mudbound

December 6, 2017

Empathy and the power of perception. “Mudbound,” which recently premiered on Net...

Not Christine, But “Lady Bird”

December 6, 2017

When Christine McPherson auditions for the school play and is asked for her given...

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Student Organizations Spread Holiday Cheer By Giving Back

PHOTO COURTESY/PEXELS

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

December 6, 2017No Comments

The holiday season is upon us, and for some on-campus organizations, so is their Vincentian spirit. Many students are using this season as an opportunity to donate clothe...

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Guru Who Seems to Have Everything

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Guru Who Seems to Have Everything

December 6, 2017

Earth Club Hosts First Annual Cli-Met Gala

Earth Club Hosts First Annual Cli-Met Gala

December 6, 2017

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