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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...

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...

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