The Torch

Would you want to be ‘Alex from Target’?

Kristen Catalano, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Two weeks ago, being a cashier at Target was all that 16-year-old Alex Lee was. Now, he is being Googled more times than Justin Bieber. Lee was thrust into the spotlight when a customer tweeted out a picture of him bagging her ...

Sexaul assault in the workplace

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

On Nov. 14, the New York Times reported that Yale School of Medicine had suspended Dr. Michael Simons of his services as he was accused of sexually harassing a postdoctoral researcher in 2013. He was suspended for 18 months from hi...

Jack & Jill on ‘cuffing’ season

Suzanne Ciechalski and Abhishek Joshi - Special to the Torch, Staff Writers

November 12, 2014

Jill: Maybe it’s just me, but I never understood the whole idea of “cuffing season.” Sure, I think some companionship is nice, but I never quite understood what it was about this time of year that caused people to sudden...

Six reasons why you should stop going to starbucks

Ethan Brown, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

By now, Starbucks has become synonymous with New York City; its hard to pronounce flavors and overpriced beverages and snacks fit right in with the hustle and bustle of New Yorkers. While there are many places to get a cup...

Why climate change is so important

Suzanne Ciechalski, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

The New York Times published an article a little over a week ago that discussed the United Nations’ recent pleas to curb the burning of fossil fuels as an effort to slow down climate change. According to the UN, if emissions...

Tim Cook continues to inspire

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Last Thursday was just like any other day. The first thing I did after waking up was look and check the news with the help of my smartphone as I laid in bed. The first article that I read that morning was that Apple’s CEO...

Five reasons why having a dog in your life is awesome

Ethan Brown, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Let’s take a moment for the cat lovers out there—they are missing out on the great experience of having a dog in their life. Dogs are truly man’s best friend. They’ll support us when we do something wrong, and the greatest...

Reality TV is what you make of it

Kristen Catalano, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2014

Everyday millions of people around the world tune into countless reality TV shows. Some people love them and religiously watch their favorite contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” while others hate them and criticize everything...

Flames Of The Torch: On Rape Culture

Editorial Board

October 22, 2014

The increase of sexual assaults across the nation has quickly become a hot topic, and has triggered campaigns for more awareness and preventative measures. Since the White House created the “1 is 2 Many” campaign and the “It’s O...

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