The Torch

Fall Concert Tickets on Sale Now

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer and Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

October 12, 2009

Published 10/13/09 Tickets go on sale today at noon for the St. John's fall concert featuring Maroon 5 in Carnesecca Arena on Nov.7.Students can purchase $5 tickets at the Campus Concierge desk in St. Augustine Hall. Tickets for ...

Campaign gives people the opportunity to quit smoking on campus

Everton Bailey, Managing Editor and Everton Bailey, Managing Editor

October 6, 2009

A new student-run campaign created this semester aims to help people kick the smoking habit. The campaign, STJ Quits, assists anyone in the St. John's community looking to stop smoking. "We're looking for positive outlets for peo...

D’Angelo Center gets University’s blessing

Everton Bailey, Managing Editor

October 6, 2009

During a blessing and dedication ceremony of the new D'Angelo Center Oct.4, University President Rev. Donald J. Harrington said the construction of the new five-story, $77 million building now gives the University all the facilities it...

Student groups stress

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer and Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2009

St. John's Phi Iota Alpha and Lambda Pi Chi chapters sponsored an event recently promoting census participation by undocumented immigrants to allow the legislation of the act. "If people speak up for themselves as undocumented...

Sending The Message

Christina Heiser,Editor-in-Chief and Christina Heiser,Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2009

New York drivers will have to keep their hands on the wheel starting Nov. 1, when a statewide law against texting while driving goes into effect. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, a non-profit organization lo...

Tour de St. John’s raises money for charity

Anthony O'Reilly, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2009

Strong winds did not stop the participants of a 25-mile bike ride around Queens for charity Saturday. Students, parents and faculty participated in the four hour bike ride, dubbed Tour de St. John's, raising more than $2,500...

Swine Flu tracking iPhone application debuts

Melody, Yu Harvard Crimson via U-Wire and Melody, Yu, Harvard Crimson via U-Wire

September 8, 2009

A new iPhone application called "Outbreaks Near Me" that allows users to track and report local outbreaks of infectious disease was released Tuesday.Developed by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the MIT Media Lab, ...


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