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...

Harrington staying silent as Trustees continue investigation

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

March 13, 2013

Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of the University looked at ease Saturday at the men’s basketball team’s game at Madison Square Garden, fist-bumping with athletics officials as rumors swirled about his job security. Facing...

Tenured professors speak out against Wile allegations

Peter Long and Anthony O'Reilly

March 13, 2013

Faculty members who spoke to the Torch – most on the condition of anonymity – say they are frustrated by the allegations published in New York Magazine of the misuse of University funds that could have been used to further...

Benavides pulls bid for Student Government President

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

February 20, 2013

Mark Benavides on Tuesday told the Torch that he is no longer running for Student Government, Inc. president and instead will run for vice president. Benavides, the current Organizations Committee chair, said that he was switchi...

Pushing through adversity

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Sports Editor

February 13, 2013

Steve Lavin probably wanted the NYC media to focus on the positives that could be taken away from his team’s loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome this past Sunday. He’d want journalists to concentrate on how the young Johnnies...

Family of Sandy victim to sue city

January 23, 2013

The family of a University graduate student who died during Superstorm Sandy has filed a notice of claim intending to sue the city of New York, according to multiple media outlets. A tree that fell during the storm killed...

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...

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...

Shelter from the Storm

Justin Thrift, Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

May 4, 2011

Well, I did it. I've managed to make it through four years at St. John's without losing my StormCard. It hasn't always been easy, and there have certainly been some close calls. But my original card is still intact, stored saf...

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