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The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
Olivia Seaman, Managing Editor
On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court made the unanticipated decision to overturn landmark cases Roe v. Wade and Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, eliminating the federal government’s protection and constitutional right to abortion. These cases, which has been United States’ law since 1973, protected womens’ bodily autonomy and gave access to safe abortions across the country. 
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:” Marvel Touts A New Approach
Connor Richards, Senior Culture Writer
After six years, the sequel to 2016’s “Doctor Strange” has arrived with “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” premiering in theaters. With a different approach from previous Marvel films, this film is refreshing, even if it has some flaws.
Pictured: Rev. Patrick Flanagan, SGi President Ethan Burrell, President Bryan Shanley, Councilmember James Gennaro and Brian Browne stand with the new signage.
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“St. John’s Way” Unveiled at Corner of Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway
Olivia Seaman, Managing Editor • May 3, 2022
The southwest corner of Utopia Parkway and Union Turnpike now bears a new name: “St. John’s Way.” The cross streets connect the St. John’s University campus to nearby businesses, such as Aquista Trattoria, Coldstone Creamery and TJ Maxx.
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Stormin’ Loud 2022: Local Artists Take The Queens Campus by Storm
Olivia Seaman, Managing Editor • May 1, 2022
St. John’s University held the first annual “Stormin’ Loud” Festival Friday on the Great Lawn, featuring food vendors, carnival rides, art installations and live performances by Juanialys, B-Lovee, Capella Grey and Sleepy Hallow. The event was a new twist on the spring carnival, which was canceled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, the carnival was substituted for a virtual “Stormin’ Loud” festival. It was a great way to bring students together in a time of lax mask mandates to celebrate the end of the spring semester.
Left to right: David jones, Posh Alexander and Andre Curbelo
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Entering Davy Jones’ Locker: David Jones Commits to St. John’s
Connor Richards, Staff Writer • May 2, 2022
David Jones is a Johnny. Who is this latest addition to the roster, and what will he mean to the Red Storm next season?
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Anderson Secures Another New York Native For 2022-23 Roster
Sara Kiernan and Brady Snyder, Photo Editor and Editor-in-Chief • April 25, 2022
Former Illinois point guard Andre Curbelo announced his commitment to St. John’s on Apr. 15 via Instagram. His announcement immediately spread across multiple social media platforms and received praise from the St. John’s community, especially current team members.
People pray shoulder to shoulder for the first time in two years at Chicago’s downtown Islamic center.
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How I, a Catholic, Learned the Significance of Ramadan
Sergio Padilla, Opinion Editor • April 18, 2022
After taking the time to learn about the holiday, and inquiring with a muslim friend, Sergio Padilla recognizes its significance even as a practicing Catholic.
Flames of the Torch: The Torch Centennial
Flames of the Torch: The Torch Centennial
The Torch Editorial Board March 30, 2022

What a year. It is time for the 99th E-board to log off after this newsletter and come together to choose the centennial E-board. To be a part...

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Finals Season: How to Prepare for the Scariest Week of the Semester
Olivia Seaman, Managing Editor • May 2, 2022
Believe it or not, finals week is looming, and it is important to have the information and resources to put your best foot forward. From May 5 to May 11, 2022, students take their exams before the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester. For most, the weeks before finals are the hardest of the semester, but with these tips it doesn’t have to be.
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Season of the Sneezes: How To Combat Seasonal Allergies
Abigail Grieco, Human Resources Manager • April 25, 2022
Springtime means flowers budding, trees blooming, and the sun shining – but it can also mean sneezing, congestion and headaches (both figurative and literal ones). Known as the season of rejuvenation, Spring is more commonly known as ‘allergy season,’ and has come to be dreaded most by those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
"POTUS:" Broadway’s Raunchy New Farce About Femininity
Alejandro Yau, Features Editor • May 12, 2022
What if women ran the White House? That is the question begged by debut playwright Susan Fillinger’s new Broadway play “POTUS.” The show features humor and outstanding performances by its star-studded cast. The play comes during a time in which women are slowly becoming more present in politics.
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“Moon Knight:” Breaking the Mold
Connor Richards, Senior Culture Writer • May 11, 2022
The finale of “Moon Knight” has been released on Disney+, and Marvel Studios flexed its ability to evolve and adapt throughout the second half of the season.
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