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University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s University is in the process of contacting students who posted accusations of sexual misconduct amid a flurry of social media posts last Friday, according to University spokesperson Brian Browne. In a statement to the Torch, Browne addressed the hashtag #SurvivingSJU on Twitter – w...

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Men’s Basketball is 7-0, but Room For Improvement Remains

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

The St. John’s men’s basketball team has taken care of business thus far, as they currently sit 7-0 and one of the last 10 or so undefeated teams in all of America. The non-conference schedule hasn’t been immensely difficult and all the wins haven’t been pretty, but the team is getting it...

5 Boroughs, 5 Minutes

5 Boroughs, 5 Minutes

Priyanka Gera, Assistant Culture Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

“Remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s words have resonated with millions who have read her all-time classic novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” published in 1960. The novel’s characters are literary legends, and they can now be seen on the Broadway stage at Shubert The...

Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

What was supposed to be Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II’s second address Thursday as part of his “It’s About Right and Wrong” lecture series has been called off due to Barber tending to an immediate family member he described as “very ill” in an email sent to the Torch on Wednesday, Dec. 5 ...

Flames of the Torch: On The Devastating Woolsey Fires in California

The Torch Staff

November 14, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

As a nation, we are always subject to go through dark times. However, it is on us to decide the best way we should respond and react to these hard times. Within the last few weeks of November, we have seen California battle record-breaking wildfires. The Woolsey Fire has been described as California’...

Students React to WiFi Outage Over Weekend

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Resident students experienced a WiFi outage on the St. John’s University Queens campus during the weekend. According to Anne Rocco Pacione, St. John’s executive director of Infrastructure and interim chief information officer, the outage to the SJUMobile connection was “unexpected.” “The...

“Midnight Marauders:” 25 Years

“Midnight Marauders:” 25 Years

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 9, 1993, hip-hop was changed forever. A Tribe Called Quest, Queens’ very own, released their third studio album, “Midnight Marauders.” It is arguably one of, if not, the group’s best work. It is also the only record that I choose to own on vinyl. ATCQ, comprise...

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Once upon a time, there was a phenomenon called Fashion Studies at St. John’s. A moment described by Dean Katia Passerini as historic, most St. John’s students are unaware of nor could they know about the obstacles, time and winding road that led to creating a fashion studies major at St. Joh...

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

After months of waiting and letting the hype build, the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team delivered with a strong season opening performance to defeat Loyola (Md.), 76-55 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. With a combination of efficient performances from returnees such as Shamorie Ponds, who scored ...

President’s Dinner Raises $2.7 Million

President’s Dinner Raises $2.7 Million

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Nearly 1,000 members of the St. John’s University community raised more than $2.7 million in donations at the 21st Annual President’s Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Nov. 4. According to the University’s website, 800 pre-registered guests gathered at the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom. ...

Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Torch Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Americans were given the opportunity to change the way that their country is governed. This year’s Midterm Elections were crucial, as key issues such as the funding of Planned Parenthood and immigration restrictions were at stake. The results of Tuesday’s elections decides how the count...

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Sara Rodia, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

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...

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