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Check this Alumnus Out: Mezu Ofoegbu’s Podcast Explores Sexuality and the Church

Check this Alumnus Out: Mezu Ofoegbu’s Podcast Explores Sexuality and the Church

Morgan Mullings, Outreach Manager

November 9, 2018


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Mezu “Zu” Ofoegbu, 23, is not a pastor. He stands in front of students and teaches them the gospel, he reads directly from the Bible to them. He jumps up and down when he's excited about what he is preaching. He wears trendy or rare sneakers, and skinny jeans with big jackets — like a lot of h...

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Sara Rodia, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Over the course of one week, the U.S. experienced three hate attacks. On Wednesday, Oct. 24 Gregory Bush, a white man, shot and killed two African Americans at a Kroger store. Bush first attempted to gain access into a church in Jeffersontown, KY. After failure to get into the church, he entered th...

Senior Student Juggles Two Internships in Media

Senior Student Juggles Two Internships in Media

Alana Loren Bethea, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


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“Why not do both?” On a typical Monday and Thursday, senior Destinee Clowe wakes up before dawn to say her daily devotionals. “Meditation and praying in the morning… reading, journaling, whatever you need to do that will get you in the right mindset, and hav[ing] that moment of stillness re...

Student Raises $1,460 After Trinidad Flood

Student Raises $1,460 After Trinidad Flood

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 7, 2018


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When graduate student Seraiah Romero received word that a three-day long rainfall had devastated Trinidad and Tobago, she instantly thought of her cousins, aunts, uncles who live in a town she was raised in called Sangre Grande. Born and raised in Trinidad, Romero is an international student who ma...

PARE Celebrates Annual Halloween Mumufest

PARE Celebrates Annual Halloween Mumufest

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Halloween is that time of year where anyone can dress up as anything they want and spend the day having fun. Some people get so excited for Halloween that they celebrate it in more ways than one. The Philippine-Americans Reaching Everyone (P.A.R.E.) organization celebrated the holiday early by holdi...

Multicultural Orgs Host “Her Right, Her Vote” Event

Multicultural Orgs Host “Her Right, Her Vote” Event

Nelly Ghansah, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Young people today are occupied with so much, so for a lot of them, voting is the least of their worries especially when it comes to midterm elections. Many think midterm elections are not as crucial or that they don’t affect us because, after all, we are not selecting a new president, right? However...

Are St. John’s Students Happy?

Are St. John’s Students Happy?

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 24, 2018


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What does it mean to be happy? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines happiness as well-being and contentment. Some Johnnies define happiness as the Henley-bound shuttle bus arriving on time or Angela coming back from her lunch break to make omelettes, while others view it as watching the tree lightin...

Tobin Celebrates Women in Entrepreneurship

Dayra Santana, Contributing writer

October 24, 2018


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This past week was Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW), a celebration of women entrepreneurs across the U.S. and the rest of the world. Events across college campuses featured female guest speakers to inspire young women and students to create their own businesses. The emphasis on the importance of women in e...

Addicted to Becoming Stronger: Ashton Meertins

Addicted to Becoming Stronger: Ashton Meertins

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff writer

October 24, 2018


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St. John’s senior Ashton Meertins is a certified personal trainer who has inspired many through fitness and his story of overcoming bullying in high school. As a skinny high school freshman, Meertins entered Holy Innocents Episcopal in Atlanta, GA not knowing what to expect. “I was one ...

Do’s and Don’ts When Applying for Law School

Cecelia Germain, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2018


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Does writing your personal statement for law school stress you out? Well then, you have come to the right place. According to abovethelaw.com, a news site about law, legal news and the legal profession, law school applications become available between the end of August and the beginning of Octobe...

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...

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