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Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Rev. Barber’s Second Appearance Canceled Due to Illness

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

December 5, 2018


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What was supposed to be Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II’s second address Thursday as part of his “It’s About Right and Wrong” lecture series has been called off due to Barber tending to an immediate family member he described as “very ill” in an email sent to the Torch on Wednesday, Dec. 5 ...

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

Kenneth Carter, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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The NAACP at St. John’s University held an open discussion titled “Gun Violence and Domestic Terrorism,” on Thursday, Nov. 29. NAACP President Tamia Morris and Educational Chairwoman Sloane Walker ran the event. To start off the conversation, they presented information about two shootings that ...

Queens ROTC Students Rank Among the Top in the Nation

Queens ROTC Students Rank Among the Top in the Nation

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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St. John’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program is one to watch this year, according to Lieutenant Colonel Eric Feteke. The Red Storm Battalion on the Queen’s campus has led over 700 officers to the United States Army. Currently, there are 72 cadets in the program and among them, six have...

Phi Sigma Sigma Hosts Final Blood Drive of Semester

Phi Sigma Sigma Hosts Final Blood Drive of Semester

Byron Campbell, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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Phi Sigma Sigma collaborated with the New York Blood Center to host their last blood drive of 2018 on Monday. If you were wondering why the red mascot was on campus, New York Blood Center stationed their blood drive at Taffner Field House located by Gate 1. Center account manager and coordinato...

St. John’s Law Among Top Schools For Bar Exam Passage

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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St. John’s University’s School of Law has earned a new accolade. This November, the New York Law Journal released rankings which placed the law school fifth on a list which ranked the percent of first-time pass rates for the July 2018 bar exam for New York law schools statewide. With an 87 ...

NYWICI Hosts Student Conference

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


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On Sat. Nov. 10, the New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) held its Student Communications Career Conference at the NYU Kimmel Center in Manhattan. Over one hundred communication students and professionals met to discuss different aspects of the communications industry in the teaching and networking-...

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

Sofia Altamura, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2018


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St. John’s University has just announced a new major: Fashion studies. The global fashion industry is a billion dollar industry, and the fashion studies program will prepare students for  various careers relating to fashion as well as ways to improve the industry. This new Bachelor of Scie...

SJU Reflects on Midterm Elections Results

Dayra Santana, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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Nov. 13 marked one week since the United States midterm election. At the one-week mark, St. John’s students gathered in the D’Angelo Center to discuss the outcome of the election and what will come next. Dr. Diane Heith, professor and chair of the Department of Government and Politics, conducted the post-e...

Midterm Elections Recap

Midterm Elections Recap

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

November 14, 2018


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Just last week, New York residents had their chance to cast their votes for candidates running on the federal, state and local levels for positions in the New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, Congress and more. St. John’s is located within the 14th Senatorial District, 24th Assembly Distri...

Students React to WiFi Outage Over Weekend

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2018


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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...

Students Attend Humanitarian Summit in D.C.

Students Attend Humanitarian Summit in D.C.

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


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Student advocacy is no stranger to St. John’s University. In the spirit of the Vincentian mission, students are encouraged to take action whenever possible. They are encouraged to fulfill the mission outside of the campus gates; sometimes venturing as far as Washington, D.C. in order to do so. Thi...

President’s Dinner Raises $2.7 Million

President’s Dinner Raises $2.7 Million

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-In-Chief

November 7, 2018


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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. ...

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