The Torch

Flames of the Torch: Introducing the 97th Editorial Board

Torch Staff

April 17, 2019

This issue marks the first edition under the 97th editorial board. This eboard is different than most, due to the fact that not all of the editorial spots have been filled thus far. Editors have taken the initiative to cover m...

St. John’s and Ride-Sharing Services Safety

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 17, 2019

Following recent events surrounding ride-sharing services and safety with college students, Denise Vencak, the executive director of Public Safety, emailed the University community on Friday, April 5 to address safety precautions...

“Let’s Try The After”

Renee King, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

The Canadian indie collective, Broken Social Scene, has been receiving acclaim for nearly 20 years. With critics and fans alike still swooning over their versatility, Broken Social Scene remains relevant. “We’ve never been into having one sound for one record; we always like to be as adventurous as we can,” frontman Ke...

Curated Collections: Earth Day Documentary Picks

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor Emeritus

April 17, 2019

Earth Day has continuously been a day that highlights the beauty that biodiversity offers and the current anthropogenic problems that face our environment. Established in the spring of 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day’s purpose has been to bring these issues to national attention –– a goal accomplished within the ...

Curated Collection: Stay Educated About Sexual Assault

Jewel Antoine, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign that aims to raise public awareness about sexual assault and to educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. This week’s theme (April 15 - 21) is “Stay Educated”...

“Free Spirit”

Jillian Ortiz, Chief Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

Not many artists today can successfully execute the art of album making. Certainly, there are artists that make every song a work of art but when they compile 11 of them and call it an album, it doesn’t necessarily meet the definition of what an album should be. I consider an album to be an experi...

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ inspirational Youtube Special

Priyanka Gera, Culture Editor

April 17, 2019

In the first episode of her new YouTube Originals special, “If You Could Tell Me Just One Thing,” which premiered on March 27, Priyanka Chopra Jonas travels through L.A. to meet with who she describes as “three incred...

MTA Improvements: SJU Weighs In

Jeremy Mesias, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

If you’re new to New York City, it won’t take long before you figure out how frustrating the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) train system can be. Known colloquially among New Yorkers as “the subway,” our transit system is among the oldest ...

Retail Apocalypse: Students Talk Online vs. In Store

Olivia M. Mathon, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

It has become the norm to scroll down your Instagram feed and see advertisements for online stores like Fashion Nova or Shein or to peer over at your classmate’s laptop screen in class and see them doing online shopping instead of taking notes. For the past two years, students may ...

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