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Making a Difference ‘One Girl At A Time’

Making a Difference ‘One Girl At A Time’

Alana Loren Bethea, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


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Anxious high school students listen to words of encouragement from St. John’s senior Princess Adenike. Students interact as they discuss bullying with the members of One Girl At A Time. At St. Francis Prep, Adenike along with One Girl At A Time members, spoke to bring awareness to self-love, to...

The Dying Wish of a Sex Educator

The Dying Wish of a Sex Educator

Olivia Mathon, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


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Maria Falzone is a sex educator who uses comedy to reach the minds of today’s young adults regarding sex and everything that comes along with it.   She told the Torch in a recent interview that her ultimate goal is to make sex a regular topic of conversation between parent and child — for t...

Students Take Back the Night Amid the #MeToo Movement

Students Take Back the Night Amid the #MeToo Movement

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 3, 2018


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Almost 300 students gathered in front of Donovan Hall on Tuesday night to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. Take Back the Night is part of a national campaign known as “It’s on Us”, this year’s theme was “reclaiming what’s yours.” This year’s march ...

St. John’s Hosts A Career In Sustainable Fashion Panel

St. John’s Hosts A Career In Sustainable Fashion Panel

Nelly Ghansah, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


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Have you ever taken the time to think about what materials your clothes are made of? Or even who and what is behind the production of your clothes? Well, these were the objectives tackled during the “Careers in Sustainable Fashion” panel discussion presented by St. John’s.The panel, moderated b...

Check This Alumnus Out

Check This Alumnus Out

Nia Douglas, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Ronald Draper is a 31-year old visual artist and St. John’s graduate. His list of achievements includes being the Director of Contemporary Arts and Culture at Harlem Hospital, co-founding a non-profit organization, opening the first black-artist-owned gallery in the Bronx and having his artwork a...

Students Disagree with ICE’s Career Fair Invite

Students Disagree with ICE’s Career Fair Invite

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


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When finance student Sam Gonzalez arrived on campus Thursday, he was ready to hit the Career fair in hopes of landing an internship and networking to find prospective job opportunities. The commuter student was initially unaware of the uproar over the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a...

Check this alumnus out, Aloria Cakes NYC

Check this alumnus out, Aloria Cakes NYC

Olivia Mathon, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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Anastasia Cunningham is one of St. John’s very own who earned a communication arts degree in an untraditional way and went on to start a specialty business of delicious, sweet treats. Opening Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets Inc. in June of 2015, Cunningham has been featured across various websites in...

Art and Design Dept. Hosts Student Exhibition

Art and Design Dept. Hosts Student Exhibition

Megan McCarthy, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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The theme of this year’s Founders Week is “Called to Action.” Echoing the teachings of our founder, St. Vincent De Paul, having charity in our hearts and words means nothing if it’s not put into action. Throughout this week, students and faculty are called to reflect on the missions and values t...

FDA Approves the First “Spray-on-Skin”

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Alright you ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans, rejoice in this. Jackson Avery may or may not have unintentionally predicted the future of surgical medicine. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently approved a new product, called ReCell, designed to treat severe burns to the body all with a single s...

Survival Guide to a Healthy Semester

Survival Guide to a Healthy Semester

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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Welcome back, Johnnies! I hope everyone had a great summer – and hope that you were paying somewhat attention to your liver while you were chugging down those margaritas by the beach. No? Eh, I figured. With the beginning of the semester now upon us, it remains imperative that we begin training...

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

Kennisa Ragland, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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As I sit with senior student Donovan Carnegie-Salmon, he sports the black “Rest In Peace” hoodie from his clothing line YOS (Your Own Society) Apparel. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s oil painting, “Crucifixion” (Corpus Hypercubus), the hoodie draws from the Spanish artist’s aim at chang...

Introducing DTW’S New Destination: Limerick, Ireland

Introducing DTW’S New Destination: Limerick, Ireland

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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  When Limerick, Ireland replaced Seville, Spain in St. John’s Discover the World (DTW) program, there were many questions buzzing around the decision. Students weren’t sure what to expect, and faculty acted quickly to ensure that Seville’s replacement would live up to what student...

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