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A Glance at NYC’s Local Elections

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017No Comments

Last Tuesday only 22 percent of registered voters in New York City turned out to vote in local elections that yielded pretty unsurprising results — for the most part. “...

Haraya Apologizes in Wake of Student Concerns

Haraya Apologizes in Wake of Student Concerns

The Pan-African Student Coalition group Haraya apologized this week for its initial response to a wave ...

Free College Tuition Comes With a Catch

Free College Tuition Comes With a Catch

In April, New York became the first state in the nation to provide a pathway to a tuition-free four-...

“To Write Love On Her Arms”

“To Write Love On Her Arms”

More than 600 students filled the Marillac Auditorium to hear Jamie Tworkowski talk about his foundation “To...

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After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

Torch Photo/Nick Bello

Bashir Ahmed helped spark a second half turnaround for the Red Storm Monday night against Molloy.

After Slow Start, St. John’s Takes Care of Molloy

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 21, 2017No Comments

The coach and the player described the performance of the team with the same word. First it was redshirt junior forward Marvin...

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

Hoppies’ 21 Leads St. John’s Past William & Mary

November 18, 2017

Head Coach Joe Tartamella was the first to admit after the game that his team’s...

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

Men’s Basketball Survives First Test, Runs Over Nebraska 79-56

November 16, 2017

You could hear the celebration from down the hall. That’s how loud the ...

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Flames

Flames

November 17, 2017No Comments

If there’s one thing all groups on campus should be able to agree on, it’s that communication with the student body is key. F...

The Power of Black-Only Spaces

The Power of Black-Only Spaces

November 16, 2017

At Haraya’s Black Solidarity Day (BSD) event on Nov. 6, many participants we...

The Muslim Perspective

The Muslim Perspective

November 16, 2017

Two weeks ago, New York experienced a terrible tragedy when a man drove a truc...

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Diamonds, Rings & Courts at SJU

Diamonds, Rings & Courts at SJU

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

November 15, 2017No Comments

“Diamonds, Rings & Courts: Sport is More Than a Game,” currently being shown in Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery in ...

The Inspirational “Persepolis” Screens for Students

The Inspirational “Persepolis” Screens for Students

November 15, 2017

The scratching of chairs against the tile floor greeted students, arriving at 5...

New in Music: Reputation

New in Music: Reputation

November 15, 2017

Over her last five albums, Taylor Swift has shown she is a force to be reck...

New in Music: Aly & AJ

New in Music: Aly & AJ

November 15, 2017

Aly and AJ are back! After 10 long years, the singing sister duo has released...

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Face Masks to Try This Season

TORCH PHOTO/IRENE SAKALIS

Face Masks to Try This Season

Irene Sakalis, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017No Comments

Here at St. John’s, students are juggling term papers, tests, extracurricular activities and internships, while still trying to maintain some semblance of a social life. Th...

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

November 19, 2017

Meet SJU Student Mary Palazzola

Meet SJU Student Mary Palazzola

November 19, 2017

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