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Mike Anderson Hired As Head Basketball Coach

Mike Anderson Hired As Head Basketball Coach

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

To wrap up a wild week in the realm of St. John’s basketball, the University announced Friday that they have hired Mike Anderson as head coach. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein and then confirmed on Friday via a press release. “Coach Anderson is one of the most respected coaches in colleg...

Flames of the Torch: Introducing the 97th Editorial Board

Torch Staff

April 17, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

This issue marks the first edition under the 97th editorial board. This eboard is different than most, due to the fact that not all of the editorial spots have been filled thus far. Editors have taken the initiative to cover more than one position, while others have come back to help before they leave ...

Mullin Makes His Exit

Mullin Makes His Exit

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, the former St. John’s star made the surprising decision to  step down.  That was made official last Tuesday, and more than a week later St. John’s remains without a new head coach in place. Bobby Hurley, an...

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Head Coach Chris Mullin Stepping Down Per A School Release

Nick Bello, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

More than four years to the day that St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin was hired, it was reported that the former St. John’s star is stepping down from his position per a tweet from CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein on Monday night. University officials then confirmed the report later on Tuesday ...

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After canceling the traditional live display of results on Friday, April 5, Student Government Inc. took to Instagram to announce that the P.R.I.D.E. ticket swept all of the positions for the 2019-20 academic year. Those elected are as follows: President: Matthew Macatula Vice President: Clyde Drayton Se...

Flames of the Torch: A few words of advice for the 97th Torch editorial board, from the 96th

Flames of the Torch: A few words of advice for the 97th Torch editorial board, from the 96th

Torch Staff

April 3, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

Dear new Torchies,   The time has come to pass on the Torch to a brand new editorial board. A good number of current e-board members have been a part of the newspaper since their freshman year of college. We have played an important role in creating not only a base for growth in terms of l...

Honoring Powerful Women During Women’s History Month

Honoring Powerful Women During Women’s History Month

Priyanka Gera, Assistant Culture Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

This past March was Women’s History Month, highlighting the contributions women have made in our society, past and present. On Tuesday, March 26, UNICEF, in collaboration with Campus Activities, organized a film festival to celebrate powerful women. The event lasted from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and ...

SGI’s 2019-20 Candidates Debate

SGI’s  2019-20 Candidates Debate

Morgan Mullings, Outreach Manager

April 3, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

UPDATE: The SGI election results display scheduled for today at 3 p.m. in DAC coffeehouse has been canceled until further notice, according to the current SGI executive board. Story is developing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The DAC 206 lecture room quickly became standing room ...

It’s Okay to Take A Break

It’s Okay to Take A Break

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

The pressure to be perfect and to be the best of the best is somewhat ingrained into the minds of this young Millennial/Generation Z era. In a society and generation that has such a large fear of missing out and the need to always be number one, the margin of error is non-existent. In college, it’...

Student Runs One Stop Sneaker Shop

Student Runs One Stop Sneaker Shop

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

During the interview, Jared Galoimore disclosed that due to alleged drizzling rain, he didn’t wear his current favorite pair of sneakers, the OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘UNC’. He opted for the OFF-WHITE x Air VaporMax ‘Part 2’s instead. I told Jared that I didn’t see a spec o...

Flames of the Torch: On the upcoming SGI Elections and sustainable initiatives on campus

Flames of the Torch: On the upcoming SGI Elections and sustainable initiatives on campus

The Torch Staff

March 27, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

As the semester is slowly but surely nearing an end, one of the most important events in the year takes place: Student Government Inc. (SGI) elections. This year, we have two tickets, P. R. I. D. E. and L. I. T., with one independent senior senator, Christopher Viola. The Torch was able to get in touch with both...

Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Student Government Inc. (SGI) elections are underway, and two tickets, P.R.I.D.E. and L.I.T., are running with a few common initiatives – inclusivity, accountability and student wellness. In anticipation of the SGI debate between the candidates, which will be held on Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in the...

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