The Torch

MTA Improvements: SJU Weighs In

Jeremy Mesias, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

If you’re new to New York City, it won’t take long before you figure out how frustrating the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) train system can be. Known colloquially among New Yorkers as “the subway,” our transit system is among the oldest ...

Retail Apocalypse: Students Talk Online vs. In Store

Olivia M. Mathon, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

It has become the norm to scroll down your Instagram feed and see advertisements for online stores like Fashion Nova or Shein or to peer over at your classmate’s laptop screen in class and see them doing online shopping instead of taking notes. For the past two years, students may ...

SJU’s Habitat Holds Fifth Annual Shack-a-Thon

Dayra Santana, Features Editor

April 17, 2019

Picture an eight-by-eight-foot wooden shack, scantily put together with a hammer, a saw and some nails. There are cracks in between each wooden panel where light pours through, but it has no windows, only a single doorway. There is just barely enough room to move, let alone lay down. Now picture liv...

Let’s Get Thrifty: Jamaica, Queens Edition

Anna McFillin, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Walking down the streets of Queens in my cheetah print faux fur coat, people often ask, “Where did you get your coat?”, to which I happily respond, “I thrifted it!” For a mere $20, my cheetah faux fur has been a successful head t...

Meet Student ‘Boss’ Jaylin Bolden

Dayra Santana, Assistant Features Editor

April 3, 2019

What does a normal week look like for a college student with two businesses, eight email accounts, frequent business trips to different cities, a student organization to run and a full academic course load? Busy, to say the l...

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