The Torch

From African dance to zumba the fitness center offers all

Angelina Kaehl, Contributing writer

October 6, 2010

St. John's University gives students an opportunity to do those sit-ups and run that extra mile with a group of people in an upbeat atmosphere. With continued fitness programs and a variety of new ones added each semester, the Fitn...

Ending the silence on sexual abuse

Jose Silva, Online Editor

October 6, 2010

Paul "the Ripples guy" Wesselman, a survivor of sexual abuse, helped to break the silence on rape and sexual violence against women through the "Take Back the Night" event on Tuesday. The Torch had the opportunity to intervie...

STJ professor publishes book on the legendary coliseum

Carolyn Wargula, Features Editor

October 6, 2010

Nicholas Hirshon, professor and graduate of St. John's University brings the Long Island monument to life in his new book, "Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum." He writes extensively concerning not only the Islanders but the ...

Promoting healthy living and stress reduction on campus

Carolyn Wargula, Features Editor

September 29, 2010

In a survey conducted by the American College Health Association in 2006, over 43% of students felt so depressed it was difficult for them to function at least once throughout the year. While 47% of students admitted to drink...

Marching for marriage equality in New York

Ashley Lanning, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010

1,500 people gathered in lower Manhattan on Sunday to march for the legalization of gay marriage in New York. The 7th Annual Wedding March, whose purpose is to find support for the marriage equality cause between local and sta...

Hearing loss among college students

Princy Abraham, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2010

Whether students are walking to class, driving to work, or attempting to do homework, they are usually blasting noise into their ears. If students are regularly venting to friends on their cell phones, blocking out noises with the...

Cooking in dorms made simple

Joanna Adduci, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2010

In order to skip the lines and the stiff hours of the dining halls, some St. John's students choose to cook in their dorms. With a multitude of recipes, including exotic dishes like baked ziti, students are utilizing their culina...

Anthropology department expanding rapidly on campus

Karolina May, Staff Writer

September 15, 2010

With the variety of majors offered at the five colleges of St. John's University, choosing a direction of study may seem simple. The study of anthropology, offered by St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a major ...

Style gone wild to kick off Fashion Week

Carolyn Wargula, Features Editor

September 15, 2010

With the sound of hundreds of stilettos hitting the pavement mixed with the smell of cigarettes and high-end perfume, Soho was clogged with hundreds of fashionistas celebrating New York's largest economy-boosting event, Fashion'...

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