The Torch

University Sponsors Fair Trade Conference

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Fair Trade is a movement to ensure that the farmers and workers of the world are paid fairly and are provided with safe, humane working conditions. This movement is global, and it is one that has garnered a lot of traction in r...

St. John’s and Ride-Sharing Services Safety

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 17, 2019

Following recent events surrounding ride-sharing services and safety with college students, Denise Vencak, the executive director of Public Safety, emailed the University community on Friday, April 5 to address safety precautions...

SJU Commencement Speakers Announced

Andreina Rodriguez, News Editor

April 17, 2019

As the St. John’s 2019 graduation season ceremony approaches, the undergraduate and graduate Commencement speakers have just been announced. President and Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony Financial, Margaret M. Keane ...

2019 D’Angelo Chair Discusses Intertwined Histories of Jewish and Irish Immigrants in America

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor Emeritus

April 17, 2019

On Thursday, March 28, Hasia R. Diner, Ph.D, a Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University, Director of Goldenstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History and the Interim Directo...

Borough-Based Jail is Planned to Reopen in Kew Gardens

Andreina Rodriguez, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Hundreds of people took to Queens Boulevard outside of Queens Borough Hall on Saturday, Apr. 13 in protest of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed plan to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four borough-based communi...

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