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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...

Shared Shelves

Shared Shelves

Maggie Moore, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

A study of history provides background and perspective for current events, allowing us to better determine our own politics and make us better citizens. Dr. Robert Bland is a proponent of this theory. As a history professor at St. John’s University, Bland’s work focuses on African American st...

Flames of the Torch: On the importance of transgender rights

Flames of the Torch: On the importance of transgender rights

The Torch Staff

October 24, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

This week, the Trump administration announced that they are “seriously considering changing” the government’s official definition of gender to one’s biological sex determined at birth. Under this new definition, the recognition of transgender individuals under the law would be jeopardized if...

Love March Calls for Changes to University Protocol, Faculty

Love March Calls for Changes to University Protocol, Faculty

Derrell J. Bouknight, News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

A group of about 50 students marched through campus on Monday afternoon calling for changes to the Title IX process. They said the demonstration was sparked by how the University handled an alleged incident of a sexual nature involving a transgender student. The student in the case spoke at the protest...

Entertainment to Culture: What’s Next?

Entertainment to Culture: What’s Next?

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

The entertainment sections of newspapers have always functioned as a break from the hard news and politics found throughout its meticulously crafted pages, while offering insights to the world around them. The Torch’s Entertainment section was no different. However, readers may have noticed the small ...

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