The Torch

Repole Proud to Return to Commencement

Terence Cullen, News Editor

May 4, 2011

In 1991, Mike Repole walked across a stage on the Great Lawn and received his diploma. In a few weeks he'll be back – speaking to a new generation of graduates. Repole is one of the University's most active and successful ...

Living Stations of the Cross caps off Lenten season

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

April 20, 2011

As part of Holy Week observations, Campus Ministry hosted a live enactment of the Stations of the Cross on April 18 in St. Thomas More Church. The show group Creative Ministries, which specializes in Biblical stories, brough...

University-endorsed memoir debunked

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

April 20, 2011

Last spring Greg Mortenson gave an inspirational speech to over 2,000 members of the University in Carnesecca Arena. This week he is being investigated by the Montana state attorney general. Mortenson, a renowned humanitarian and...

Projectors missing from classrooms

Katie Morgan and Terence Cullen, Online and News Editors, respectively

April 20, 2011

Five ceiling-mounted projectors were stolen from classrooms between April 12 and April 15, according to Public Safety. Public Safety officers discovered the thefts during routine patrols through the buildings. "We are reviewin...

Gay-Straight protest takes place on campus

Katlyne Ryan and Ashley Edwards, Contributing Writers

April 20, 2011

Approximately 20 students gathered on the Great Lawn Friday to express their dissatisfaction in response to the University's lack of a Gay-Straight Alliance. The event, Colors of Acceptance, was created by an anonymous Facebook us...

Students react to proposed drink ban

Erica Curtiss, Staff writer

April 20, 2011

Controversy and confusion surrounded the remarks made by New York state Senator Shirley L. Huntley in a recent press release regarding flavored alcohol consumption by minors. On April 12 Huntley, ranking member of the Committee on ...

Graduation parking frustrates students and local residents

Erica Curtiss, Staff writer

April 6, 2011

Parking shortages and traffic on graduation day at St. John's proves to be a headache, not only for students and faculty, but also for residents of the area around campus. The University is equipped with numerous parking lots ...

Class spreads message about homelessness

Gabrielle Fonrouge, Contributing writer

April 6, 2011

At St. John's, one professor is taking a unique approach to teaching by taking her students outside of the classroom. Jane Paley, professor of public relations, uses her Public Relations Seminar Campaign class to integrate hands on...

UIS meltdown holds off registration

Terence Cullen, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2011

A software glitch postponed registration for over 12 hours last week, but was corrected to ensure students would get their classes. Around 7:40 p.m. on Mar. 30, Information Technology noticed "excessive activity" on UIS, according...

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