The Torch

Hillary Clinton’s Trip to Iowa

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014

Hillary Clinton is really good at keeping the American public on their toes about whether or not she will run for presidency in 2016, but after her trip to Iowa this past weekend, things may become a little clearer. Clinton...

Raising Our Voices Against Barbarism

Nhi Tong, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014

“I have had weak and strong days. We are so grateful when anyone is freed; but of course yearn for our own freedom,” the American journalist James Foley said in his last letter to his family and friends before being beheaded...

Flames of The Torch

Editorial Board

September 17, 2014

Welcome back! We hope you are adjusting well to the new semester. There are plenty of activities to get involved in at the university, and we highly suggest joining the Torch! Changes on campus include: the campus bookstore rebran...

“Faces of Addiction”

Suzanne Ciechalski, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014

Take a walk down Wall Street and you will see The New York Stock Exchange, and over-caffeinated men and women speedily making their way to work and skyscrapers galore. The life of a New Yorker. The life Chris Arnade once lived. Chris...

A Love Letter to Queens

Shawn McCreesh, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014

“Queens sucks." Chances are, if you’ve lived in New York City long enough, you’ve heard that at least once. Queens gets a bad rap, but I don’t really know why. Queens is New York City's largest borough, and one of the...

A Colorful Celebration: Brooklyn’s West Indie Day Parade

Hannah Martin, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2014

On Labor Day, excited crowds flowed slowly through the streets of Brooklyn waving flags ranging from Jamaica to Trinidad to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s vision of unity amongst people of all ethnicities. Street vendors shook American...

Admins to Torch: Time to relocate

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

May 1, 2014

As the Torch prepared for the last issue of the school year, its new editorial board found out that the newspaper — and its 13 editors and two business managers — will be moved this summer to a new office that currently hosts...

JaKarr Sampson declares for NBA Draft

Jon Perez, Sports Editor

March 25, 2014

Sophomore JaKarr Sampson announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two years of college basketball eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft. Sampson said he is projected to be selected between the late first round to...

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