The Torch

Letters to the Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The following letters were sent to the Torch in response to the Nov. 16 article "The Trump Window." Dear Editor, It appears that there are some ( very few I hope) at your school who have demonstrated their lack of understanding (ignorance?) of the basics of American standards for the free speech rights of ...

The Democratic establishment has itself to blame

Lucas Hann, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The question for Democrats on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9 was, of course, who is to blame? Somehow, the party had managed to turn an incredibly advantageous setting into a loss. The sitting Democratic President, Barack Obama, has a 58 percent job approval rating according to a new Gallup poll. ...

Living in my (br)own skin with Trump

Rahul Lal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, that was motivation that I could be somebody. When Donald Trump was elected, that was motivation that I needed to be somebody. While disappointed, I’ll go out into the world with brown skin, a beard and tattoos. To some Trump supporters, that ...

I do not feel free

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The past year and a half, the social media world took the presidential election to a level that no one in history has ever seen. Each candidate was ridiculed for every move they made from interviews, to tweets, to memes, to scandals, as the country watched on. As a mixed woman, as a college student and a...

Fears and hopes on the results of the presidential election

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Upon waking up Wednesday morning after Election Day, I immediately grabbed my phone to see the election results.  I was devastated after reading that the new president of the United States of America will be Donald J. Trump. Even though Trump was leading in states that Tuesday night, I still had hope...

Shock and disbelief on electing Donald Trump

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

It has been said countless times this past week: some of us cannot believe we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. Throughout this election he was mocked, and doomsday was projected for our world if he was elected. Yet, somehow, he won the Electoral College, and he will be standing in the ...

President-Elect Trump: A day to remember

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Dread. Embarrassment. Determination. I feel dreadful regarding the results of this election because I know America’s future, my future, is not as bright and secure as it should be. I am embarrassed by Donald Trump’s victory because I know the rest of the world is watching the United States...

Top 10 Comedy Bits of the 2016 Election Season

Steven Verdile, Design Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Culture, Election 2016, Movies & Television, Presidential Election 2016

The 2016 election season has been a series of ups and downs for both political parties, but there has been one group of people that have been winning the entire time: comedians.  The overly expressive personalities of the candidates make for hilarious television, and every late night host and comedian ...

Celebrities turned successful politicians

Celebrities turned successful politicians

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Features, Home Scroll, Presidential Election 2016

With Donald Trump being one of the biggest celebrities to ever run for the United States Presidency, here are a few other celebrities who became successful politicians. George Murphy: (Rep-Calif), U.S. Senator (1965-1971) Murphy was an actor and American dancer before he ran for senator, according to Mic....

We will surely miss President Obama’s dad style

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Features, Presidential Election 2016

With Barack Obama’s term ending soon, it is hard to say goodbye to one of the most hippest young presidents we have had since John F. Kennedy. With the help of having two young daughters, Obama for sure knows how to pull off that embarrassing dad look. Of course, the POTUS’s style improved over...

Hillary Clinton’s most stylish moments so far

Hillary Clinton’s most stylish moments so far

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Features, Home Scroll, Presidential Election 2016

Before we knew her as the 2016 Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States, Secretary of State, First Lady or the queen of pantsuits, there existed a Hillary Rodham Clinton who reflected the era of the “modern woman” with her sense of style. Politics aside, we have to admit that for so...

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Linda MacMonagle, J.D., Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

For Catholics, responsible citizenship, which includes voting, is very important. However, certain critical issues have not been addressed or explained adequately to Catholic voters in this election cycle. Although many Catholics are not single issue voters, please be advised that a political candidate's...

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