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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

The Torch

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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(from left to right): Christine Persichette, Michelle Powers and Alicia Venter spoke to students at “The Journalist Forum on Jan. 25.
CCPS’s “The Journalist Series” Gives Students a Look into Catholic Journalism
Dea Hoxha, Editor-in-Chief • January 31, 2024

St. John’s University’s Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) welcomed three journalists — Michelle Powers, Christine Persichette...

The new exterior of Janetshek Hall, formerly Century Hall. 
Torch Photo / Olivia Seaman
Century Hall to be Immediately Renamed Janetschek Hall
Olivia Seaman, Managing Editor • January 17, 2024

In a statement emailed to all St. John's University students on Jan. 17, University President Rev. Brian Shanley announced that Century Hall...

The Health Science Center has a Fall 2024 anticipated completion date. 
Torch Photo / Dea Hoxha
Center for Health Sciences to Include Simulators, Gathering Area and More
Dea Hoxha, Editor-in-Chief • December 5, 2023

The initial opening date of the new Center for Health Sciences on St. John’s University’s Queens campus remains the same. In an interview...

Torch Photo / Sara Kiernan
Second Half Collapse vs. Seton Hall Leaves St. John’s Searching For Answers
Kyler Fox, Asst. Sports Editor • February 19, 2024

Insanity (noun): Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Albert Einstein’s famous definition of...

Senior guard BerNyah Mayo finished the Feb. 16 game with 16 points. 
Torch Photo / Sara Kiernan
St. John’s Women Suffer Significant Loss Against No. 20 Creighton, 51-71
Sara Kiernan, Sports & Photo Editor • February 17, 2024

St. John’s Women's Basketball team took a big hit on Friday night, 51-71, to the ranked No. 20 Creighton Bluejays. This game was the team’s...

Senior guard Unique Drake put up  26 points against the Pirates. 
Torch Photo / Sara Kiernan
Local Rivalry Ends in St. John’s Win Against Seton Hall
Isabella Cautero, Asst. Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

The St. John’s Women’s Basketball team returned to Carnesecca Arena on Feb. 13 with a 68-57 win against the Seton Hall Pirates. After...

Torch Photo / Kyler Fox
Members of Congress Need to be Placed Under Age Restrictions
Sara Kiernan, Sports & Photo Editor • February 16, 2024

"It's time for a new generation of leaders. They're the ones that need to make the decisions that will shape the world they will be living...

Torch Photo / Kyler Fox
From Landfill to Showcase: Advocating for Vintage Sneakers
Kyler Fox, Asst. Sports Editor • February 14, 2024

I was preparing to leave my house in another man’s 36-year-old gym shoes — but it didn’t feel that way. As I looked down at the faded...

Torch Photo / Elizabeth Kaufmann
Don’t Forget About the Humanities!
Elizabeth Kaufmann, Opinion Editor & Human Resources Manager • February 14, 2024

“I study English!”  “Oh! To do what with?”  An interaction I and countless other humanities majors have had way too many...

Torch Photo / Olivia Rainson
Club Spotlight: “For Students of Color, Haraya is Home”
Olivia Rainson, Social Media Manager & Asst. Features Editor • February 16, 2024

Pride, dignity and freedom. These are the three pillars of the St. John’s University Pan-African students coalition, Haraya. A Swahili...

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How to Spend a Solo Valentine’s Day in New York City
Abigail Grieco, Features Editor • February 14, 2024

New York City is gearing up to celebrate love in all its forms. While the holiday is traditionally associated with heart-shaped chocolates...

Torch Photo / Abigail Grieco
Cheap and Convenient College Cleaning Hacks
Olivia Rainson, Social Media Manager and Asst. Features Editor • February 12, 2024

One of the trickiest adjustments of college for many students is learning how to keep a clean and organized room. Many students are experiencing...

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Everyone Is Certainly Getting Involved: A24’s Talking Heads Tribute Album
Molly Downs, Culture Editor • February 19, 2024

In honor of its 40th anniversary, production company A24 restored and re-released the Talking Heads’ groundbreaking concert film, “Stop...

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What Films Will Bring Home an Oscar in 2024?
James Williams, Staff Writer • February 15, 2024

Nominations for the forthcoming Academy Awards broke Jan. 23 and were met with a number of mixed reactions. Barbie-heads wondering how director...

Torch Illustration / Megan Chapaman
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Curated Collections: The Best Love Songs From Each Decade
Molly Downs, Culture Editor • February 13, 2024

There’s no better time to sing about love than the heart-filled holiday itself, Valentine’s Day. Whether you find it to be a phony, materialistic...

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