The Torch

Wile Joins Harrington Under Scrutiny

Michael E. Cunniff and Nicole Valente, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

March 6, 2013

The fraud perpetuated by former dean Cecilia Chang continues to haunt the University, leading to the Board of Trustees retaining outside counsel in the wake of another published report that details more questionable expense reports. The...

Flames of the Torch: The Last Straw

Torch Editorial Board

March 6, 2013

If there’s something we’ve learned this year, it’s that you never know what’s coming next. As the bizarre Chang saga continues, we’ve come to learn way more than we ever expected to about Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M....

Flames of the Torch: A Call to Action

Torch Editorial Board

February 22, 2013

This has been an interesting week for us at the Torch. In the wake of publishing a front page article detailing gay students’ dissatisfaction with on campus options, we didn't know what response we would get from the St. John’s...

Boy Scouts Need to Join the Club

Shantavia Thomas, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2013

While gay students at St. John’s are starting to fight for equality at the University, nationally the LGBTQ community’s eyes have been on Boys Scouts of America and the group’s impending decision on whether to allow gays...

Students, Admins at Odds Over GSA

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

February 13, 2013

Gay rights advocates won a symbolic victory when Notre Dame announced in December the approval of a student-run, university-funded LGBTQ organization on campus starting this semester. Many in the St. John’s LGBTQ community...

Flames of the Torch: STJ needs to get with the times

Torch Staff

February 13, 2013

It’s 2013. Same-sex marriage is legal in New York, as it is in eight other states and the District of Columbia. Openly gay and lesbian soldiers are now free to openly serve in the United States military. The LGBTQ community...

Gracias, Grazie, Merci St. John’s!

Torch Editorial Board

January 31, 2013

It seems like it’s a rite of passage for St. John’s students to go on at least one long-winded rant per semester about how woefully inadequate the University is in one facet or another. Whether it’s the spotty WiFi, asinine...

Not Quite March, but Our Time’s Now

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

January 31, 2013

There was a point last basketball season when I was sitting at Madison Square Garden and thought to myself something along the lines of, ‘this program is headed in the right direction, but I may have seen all the big moments...

Earnings Worries Take Bite out of Apple

Quinn Rochford, Business Columnist

January 31, 2013

Apple, Inc. is still doing well.  Really well, in fact. Just not as well as expected. Late last week, Apple (AAPL) released its much-anticipated quarterly earnings report for the conclusion of 2012.  Though the multinational...

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