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12th Relay for Life: Most impactful yet

12th Relay for Life: Most impactful yet

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus
April 26, 2017
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At this year’s 12th annual Relay for Life, which was held last Friday night in Carnesecca Arena, it was announced that the University has raised over $1 million for the American Cancer Society since it began participating in 2005. This year’s Relay drew the event’s largest attendance on rec...

The Press and Politics: A new era

The Press and Politics: A new era

Bre'Anna Grant, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
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Rick Klein of ABC News discusses journalism in the age of President Trump

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Risk Management at SJU named second best in the country

Risk Management at SJU named second best in the country

Crystal Grant, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
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St. John’s University was recently named second among the 15 best Risk Management bachelor degree programs in the country. In a survey conducted by Online Accounting Degree Program, a top-rated resource for business rated colleges on a scale of six metrics including: actuarial excellence, productivit...

Sequoya celebrates 2016 issue release

Sequoya celebrates 2016 issue release

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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The Sequoya Literary and Arts Magazine held their annual release party on Monday, April 24 to celebrate the publication of their 2016 issue. Sequoya, which is the oldest creative publication at St. John’s dating back to the 1920s, has been publishing student works that include nonfiction and f...

Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
April 26, 2017
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The kickoff event for the ninth annual Turn Off The Violence Week at St. John’s featured keynote speakers Angela Esquivel and Teri Rosenberg as they discussed “The Scars Behind the Screens” and how social media plays a role in sexual violence. Co-sponsored by ROTC, Omega Phi Beta, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Phi...

St. John’s University Awarded for Student Veteran Resources

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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St. John’s University has recently announced awards that the University has received, including two awards for the resources it provides for veterans. Along with this, the University has been selected as a top school in the “2017 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities” study and is also a recipient of a Top...

Symposium tackles xenophobia, immigration

Symposium tackles xenophobia, immigration

Alexis Gaskin, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
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The seventh annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Immigration was a day full of cultural empowerment and in-depth conversations by students and facul ty of different backgrounds. The symposium was held this past Friday in DAC 128 by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS);  seats were filled by students, ...

Energy conservation competition for Bread & Life

Energy conservation competition for Bread & Life

Angelica Acevedo, Co-Social Media Manager
April 26, 2017
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The Office of Sustainability will once again compete for high rankings in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a nationwide short-term electricity reduction competition. Their goal is to reduce 50,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in the Residence Halls, with the dollar savings resulting in a $5,000 ...

SJU’s Food Recovery Network donates to local pantry

SJU’s Food Recovery Network donates to local pantry

Angelica Acevedo, Co-Social Media Manager
April 26, 2017
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Two students have recently initiated the St. John’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN). With the help of fellow student volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul’s Society and Dining Services, the University is donating leftover food to the Church of God in Christ Jesus of the Apostles’ Faith, In...

The Torch receives national recognition

The Torch receives national recognition

Torch Staff
April 26, 2017
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The Torch on Tuesday received first-place classification from the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper review for the first time since 2009. The paper was judged on criteria such as: page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, cover design, advertising placement and photogra...

Professor Remembered

Professor Remembered

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
April 19, 2017
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Calvin Mittman, one of St. John's University's longest tenured professors, died unexpectedly on April 10. He was 77. A popular math teacher here for nearly 55 years, Mittman was known for his friendly demeanor, his interest in helping his students and a penchant for attending all types of on-camp...

President Trump’s First 100 Days: Week Thirteen

President Trump’s First 100 Days: Week Thirteen

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor
April 19, 2017
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As President Trump’s 100th day in office approaches, the Trump Administration has continued moving to define the direction of U.S. international relations. Civilian casualties in Syria A U.S.-led airstrike on Monday, April 17 in the eastern Syrian province of al-Bukamal is alleged to have resu...

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