The Torch

An outlet with the power of anonymity

Livia Paula, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Imagine you are bored going through your Twitter timeline or your Facebook news feed, and you see your picture or your name pop up on a random St. John’s account. You scroll through ‘SJU Crushes’ and see your name mention. You...

Q&A with the people from SJU Secrets

Nathalie Tigua, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

There are four administrators to ‘SJU Secrets’, a Facebook/Twitter account that allows students to anonymously post secrets. The fourth administrator was unable to attend the interview. Out of respect to the four administrators,...

A day at the races: the New York Marathon

Kyle Fitzgerald, Features Editor

November 6, 2014

24 miles down. Just 2.2 more to go. Thousands upon thousands of runners had this very thought as they passed that ‘Mile 24’ threshold in Central Park East this past Sunday. Just 2.2 to go, and they would finally complete the 2014 TCS New York Marathon, and w...

Chappell Players Soar To New ‘Heights’

Catherine Farquharson, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2014

  The University’s Chappell Players Theatre Group presentation of “In the Heights,” which originally premiered on Oct. 10., concluded its production on Oct. 18. The Chappell Players took inspiration from the former-hit Broadway show and adapted it to their own unique style. ...

Five Must- Have Cool Apps To Enhance Student Life

Jasmine Harris, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Being that nearly everyone has a smartphone or a laptop on their person, it’s easy to get distracted and forget about everything, but there is a way to use these devices to your advantage. So, here are five apps that will sav...

Education Program Gives Kids A Chance

Livia Paula, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Lucy was a special little girl in a preschool in Jamaica, Queens who caught the eye of Desiree Francis about four years ago. Lucy was one of the many low-income kids that needed  extra help to reach her potential. Back then Francis...

SJU: Get involved by joining organizations!

Livia Paula, Staff Writer

April 16, 2014

“Get involved!” This is probably a repetitive phrase that upcoming St. John’s students have heard constantly during their freshmen orientation. On this big campus with many commuters and residents, people may get tired or...

HED: Essential Fitness Apps

Sharon Tong, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

You’re almost on your way to meeting your New Year’s resolution and getting that smokin’ hot body. So don’t loose focus and keep track of your progress! From tracking your calories to tracking your progress, your smartphone...

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