The Torch

Flames of the Torch: A look back and a look ahead

Torch Editorial Board

March 20, 2013

In keeping with a somewhat odd Torch tradition, this is the last issue of the current editorial board. This doesn’t mean that it’s the last issue of the year, just that this issue spells the end of Editorial Board XC, and...

Campus sale contradicts University Mission

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2013

While the St. John’s community started to wrap its head around the constantly updating reports and allegations of questionable dealings of upper administrators, the University dropped another bombshell, announcing that the Manhattan...

College Democrats: Abortion Rights

Mairead Carr, Special to the Torch

October 3, 2012

The Democratic Party official platform believes in a woman’s right to have access to a safe and legal abortion. The Party also defends the Supreme Court’s decision for a woman’s right to have an abortion in Roe v. Wade....

Bex in the City: Trip to Tiffany’s

Rebecca Brown, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2012

Every little girl wants to be a princess with the nicest jewels and the nicest clothes. I subscribed to British Vogue for a couple of years and had always seen the double-page adverts for all the big names in fashion. But the...

College Republicans: Abortion Rights

Gregory Mitchell, Special to the Torch

October 3, 2012

During the Republican National Convention every four years, the delegates of the party from each state vote on the party’s platform for the issues. This platform outlines the party’s stance on all the issues. These include...

Cunniff’s Corner: In search of a 2012 Richard Nixon

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2012

Question: Which party platform for an incumbent president brags about ending a seemingly endless war, signing treaties to limit nuclear weapons, cutting defense spending and raising taxes. Barack Obama and the Democrats in...

STJ Sustainability: Making a difference

Peter Barker, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2012

The sustainability organization I work at donated food to 131 families in need from its gardens in one month. It takes scraps like the inedible parts of pineapples and turns it into compost. It donated each weekday, for 6 weeks...

Jack & Jill: Cheating: Dealbreaker or moving forward?

Torch Staff

October 3, 2012

Jack If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that very few people are trustworthy. And if there’s one other thing I’ve learned, it’s never to say never. If those two axioms combine in the worst way, and I fin...

Flames of the Torch: Transparency in SGI, part III

Torch Staff

October 3, 2012

Three weeks after the Student Government, Inc. budget for the 2012/13 school year was voted on and approved in a public floor meeting, the Torch is still waiting to see it. We originally took the e-board at its word when President...

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