The Torch

Obama’s visit to India

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Last week, US President Barack Obama was on a tour to New Delhi, the capital city of India. This has given the country a great window for expansion for ideas that will help develop the strengths and ties with the Indian subcontinent....

Mr. Coffee

Kaylee Kosakowski, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

I cut you out of my life about one year back-- It seemed to be best for me. I saw what you did to my friend in high school. You and her--it wasn't healthy...   She looked your way every morning before class-- You...

“From mix CD’s and mix emotions…”

Stephanie Aliaga, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2015

I am from stomping on crisp autumn leaves on the sidewalk to home, (Crunch, crunch, crunch) I am from a whiff of a cold winter morning From burning wood at bonfires and chimneys that linger on my thin hair   ...

Charlie Hebdo Hypocrisy

Suzanne Ciechalski, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

People from around the world gathered in Paris to show solidarity for the city after a massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left twelve people dead. Seen as a direct attack on the freedom of speech and the freedom...

America deserves a raise

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Minimum wage is something that is just as bad as it sounds, like spinach or John Boehner. It is something that really no one wants to be told they are expected to earn. As it stands today, the national minimum wage is $7.25 an...

Deflategate and America’s thirst for public conviction

Ethan Brown, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

If I were a freshman in college again, I would probably choose to major in psychology. In today's world there're plenty of interactions and information to analyze, particularly with current events.  While the term ‘cognitive...

Why writing is the best stress reliever

Kaylee Kosakowski, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2014

When college students think of writing, their minds travel to the seemingly irrelevant essays they have completed or are dreading completing in the future. The memories of long nights in front of the computer screen, the strained feeling...

Keeping the ‘human’ in humanities

Suzanne Ciechalski, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Britain’s Education Secretary Nicky Morgan recently infuriated students around the world after making statements that degraded studying the arts. According to the Independent, Morgan spoke at the “Your Life” campaign,...

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