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Coach Mike Anderson Receives Six-Year Contract Extension
Elizabeth Kaufmann, Sports Editor • May 21, 2021

On May 13, a press release announced that Head Coach Mike Anderson of St. John’s Men’s Basketball received a six-year contract...

Who is Johnny Thunderbird?
Who is Johnny Thunderbird?
Elizabeth Kaufmann, Sports Editor • April 21, 2021

Before Johnny Thunderbird came to be, legend and several written records have it, Walter Bruce (’39) and Michael McNicholas...

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Beyond the Brand: NCAA Women’s Basketball fights for equality
Sydney Denham, Sports Editor • March 24, 2021

For an athlete, there is nothing like walking into a warehouse-sized weight room filled with rows of newly-equipped barbells,...

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The 1,000-Kill Club Welcomes Alexakou
Sydney Denham, Sports Editor • March 24, 2021

The St. John’s Volleyball team not only secured its second straight win against a Big East opponent on March 13, but also crowned...

Bo Burnham’s “Inside”: A comedic take on creative “burnout”
Bo Burnham’s “Inside”: A comedic take on creative “burnout”
Shaolin Barid, Business Manager • June 29, 2021

Bo Burnham’s latest comedy special, “Inside,” details the honest and mind-grating process of being creative in the midst...

BTS melts fans’ hearts like “Butter”
BTS melts fans’ hearts like “Butter”
Priyanka Gera, Managing Editor • May 29, 2021

South Korean band BTS (방탄소년단) released its second English-language single, “Butter,” on May 21. The song broke BTS’s...

Adrianne Munroe: Nurturing faith through poetry
Adrianne Munroe: Nurturing faith through poetry
Mia Flores, Culture Editor • April 26, 2021

Senior communication arts major Adrianne Munroe released her latest self-published poetry collection back in August, but she recently...

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A year later: Ozanam Scholars Program continues to adjust to pandemic restrictions
Alana Campbell , Staff Writer • April 21, 2021

Like many organizations on campus, students and faculty involved with the St. John’s University’s Ozanam Scholars Program...

Keeping SJU alum Manny Caridad’s memory alive
Keeping SJU alum Manny Caridad’s memory alive
Sydney Denham, Sports Editor Emerita • April 21, 2021

It was a Thursday afternoon in 2019 when Brian Kiley and Manny Caridad took off from work, grabbed some beers and played the day’s...

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Why I’m still hesitant to break up with my mask
Mia Flores, Culture Editor • June 25, 2021

As I go to take a sip of water from the comfort of my home, I still find myself...

The German Synodal Path: Here We Go Again
The German Synodal Path: Here We Go Again
Brian Monahan, Staff Writer • May 4, 2021

No matter what time period you're in, there is always an element to the Catholic...

Haikus by the 99th E-Board
Haikus by the 99th E-Board
The Torch Editorial Board May 2, 2021

The Torch Editorial Board   Priyanka: If I told you that the...

Autism Acceptance and what it means
Autism Acceptance and what it means
Kelly Mendoza, Contributing Writer • April 30, 2021

As an 18-year-old woman recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, you...

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