The Torch

Student Sparks: Rape Culture

Suzanne Ciechalski and Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer and Features Editor

October 22, 2014

Lindsay Dalton, Freshman Q: How do you feel about the issue of women’s safety on college campuses in the US? A: “I feel that it’s not taken as seriously as it should be and there should be more action towards women’s ...

Why Voting Is Important This Year

Ethan Brown, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014

Our generation is consistently being ridiculed by our elders for being lazy, whiny and selfish. Technology, they say, has not assisted us millenials in learning how to communicate or figure things out for ourselves; rather,...

Enterovirus: Deadlier Than Ebola

Kristen Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014

With the news currently focusing on Ebola, another deadly disease is on the rise. Enterovirus, specifically the D68 strain, is making its way across the United States; according to latest data from the Center for Disease Control,...

Should We Take Ebola Seriously?

Abhishek Joshi, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014

  Recently, cases of Ebola Virus Disease, also known as EVD or just Ebola, were registered in North America, causing panic amongst Americans. The recent death of a patient in Texas has only increased the intensity of...

Top 15 Things You Must Do In NYC This Fall

Alexa Vagelatos, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014

  Summer might have come to an end in New York City, but the fun hasn’t. In fact, a whole new series of events and opportunities to travel are at the fingertips of all New Yorkers, and those who wish to visit during...

Flames Of The Torch

Editorial Board

October 1, 2014

If you’re a junior or a senior, you’ve probably noticed that the money the school gives you for printing is starting to add up. There are plenty of reasons why we believe many upperclassmen don't advantage of the $40 a semester...

America’s rape culture

Jeremy Ashton, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2014

Over the last few weeks, a highly-publicized case of NFL player Ray Rice became a flashpoint to address issues of violence against women. However, sexual assault and domestic violence are far from being a new issue. CDC studies...

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 24, 2014

When asked about his view on gay priests, Pope Francis’ response was “Who am I to judge?” Now, about a year and a half later, the University has followed suit and developed a fresh outlook of its own. The SPECTRUM Init...

A Summer Well Spent on St. John’s Paris Campus

Nicole Gubelli, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014

This past summer I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks taking a photography course offered on the St. John’s Paris campus taught by Professor George Larkins. The course allowed us to spend those three weeks shooting all...

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