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St. John’s is Headed to The Big Dance

St. John’s is Headed to The Big Dance

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite stumbling into post-season play, St. John’s is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season after receiving one of the final at-large bids to head to the NCAA’s Big Dance. Albeit last minute, but St. John’s will be playing Arizona State in one of the F...

NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

NCAA lays down Sanctions on St. John’s Volleyball

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Sports, Volleyball

A decision from the NCAA's Public Infractions Committee, which was released  Thursday morning, revealed recruiting violations and impermissible benefits given to student-athletes on the St. John's Women's Volleyball team. The report, which is available on the NCAA’s website, found that Head Coach Joanne Persico arranged for a prospe...

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

SJU Alum Charged with Series of Murders in Florida

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Howell "Trai" Donaldson III, a former Red Storm basketball walk-on, was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with four shootings in the Tampa area.

Student organizations to host a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday

Student organizations to host a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Home Scroll, News

The Students of Consciousness (S.O.C.), Latin American Student Organization (L.A.S.O.), Spectrum and Feminist Unite - among other various organizations - will be organizing a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at St. John’s University’s Queens campus, according to S.O.C.’s secretary, Miguel...

Frozen pipe causes flooding in Donovan Hall

Shannon Luibrand, Features Editor

January 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Home Scroll, News

A frozen pipe that split caused some areas on two floors of Donovan Hall to flood earlier this week, University spokeswoman Elizabeth Reilly said Friday. The metropolitan area experienced a frigid spell at the beginning of the week with temperatures in the single digits overnight. "The piping...

Bourgault Cleared by NCAA

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 16, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

Junior Marco Bourgault has been cleared by the NCAA to play for the St. John's men's basketball team, according to the team. A student at St. John's gave a first hand account of what he saw transpire in his Tuesday morning class in Sullivan Hall around 10:50 am. "He raised his hand during class,...

Lavin Announced as 2012 Commencement Speaker

Terence M. Cullen, News Editor, Emeritus

April 12, 2012


Filed under Breaking News, News

Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve Lavin will give this year's commencement speech, the University announced today. "Steve Lavin has a great affinity with out student body and is a popular choice for this year's Commencement Ceremonies," University President Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. said in...

Four Red Storm Athletes Named to President’s Society

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

March 30, 2012


Filed under Breaking News, News, Sports

Four University athletes were chosen to be a part of the 2012-13 President’s Society announced March 30 by the University Athletics site.   Men’s basketball player God’sgift Achiuwa, women's golfer Mariana Barrios, volleyball player Gabriela Petkova and men’s soccer player Alex Naples will...

Marijuana Bust Leads to On-Campus Arrest

Marijuana Bust Leads to On-Campus Arrest

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

A freshman and DaSilva Hall resident was arrested today in connection with an on-campus drug bust. Thomas Lawrence, vice president of Public Safety, said a large amount of marijuana was found. “It was substantially more than we’re used to seeing,” he said. Lawrence said Public Safety notified...

SGI Approves New Candidate Requirement

Terence M. Cullen, News Editor

February 6, 2012


Filed under Breaking News, News

Future executive board leaders of Student Government, Inc. will be required to have a 3.0 GPA, the voting members decided Monday. Any floor members of SGI will be required to have a 2.5 GPA. An original motion for a 3.3 GPA for the executive board's top four leaders (president, vice-president, treasurer...

Girls ran the 2011 American Music Awards

Girls ran the 2011 American Music Awards

Karla Rodriguez, Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Breaking News, Culture, Featured A&E, Life & Style, Music, Top Stories

Taylor Swift fans had plenty to celebrate as the "Mean" singer took home the Artist of the Year award and more at Nov. 20's 2011 American Music Awards on ABC. Swift along with this year's biggest music acts gathered at the Staples Center to be honored for their achievements in 2011. Many were shocked...

Police Remove OWS Protesters from Park

Police Remove OWS Protesters from Park

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

November 15, 2011


Filed under Breaking News, Top Stories

Police began removing Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The park is located a few blocks from the University's Manhattan campus. In October, the TORCH reported on the effects of the protests on the students in residence there. Wall Street Protests Strike St. J...

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