The Torch

Reduce stress and cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion

Param Yonzon, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2016

With the school year just starting, there are many students who will experience a great deal of stress. Not only will we have to deal with school work, but some of us have internships, extracurriculars, applications for grad schools,standardized...

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....

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...

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...

The Wild, Wild Tech: The games they are a-changin’

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

October 26, 2011

For the past decade, the gaming industry has been fairly predictable. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have been the major players, each one battling the others in the console wars. On the handheld front, Nintendo continued its...

120-credit course that is not listed on UIS

Thomas Carnevale, Staff Writer

May 4, 2011

One hundred and twenty credits is the average number of credits required to complete a four year undergraduate degree. One hundred and twenty credits may sound like an impossible feat as a freshman, yet it flies by after four yea...

Symbols that speak, words that symbolize

Jacob Postelnicu, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2011

Those of you who have been following my articles know that usually, to get to school, I ride the bus – correction, buses. But one day last week, I felt courageous enough to ride the steel serpent that makes its home wit...

MTA transfer blame

Jacob Postelnicu, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2011

I, like many of you, use mass transit on a daily basis. Three buses and three hours later I arrive at school, tired before my day has even begun. There are weeks when I cannot afford an unlimited card, and so I save my little ext...

Budget cuts hitting home for some St. John’s students

Jacob Postelnicu, Contributing writer

March 23, 2011

Recently, we've all been hearing about the budget cuts that New York City has been undergoing. Mayor Bloomberg, under duress from Albany, has been swinging what I like to call "the mighty axe of funding severance" in all dire...

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