The Torch

Construction on campus aims to beautify

Liam La Guerre

September 8, 2010

The construction of a stairway over Lourdes Hall began last month in the latest effort to enhance the aesthetic feel of the University. Over the past year, several large and small scale construction projects have taken place t...

Discover New York: Revamped

Sara Cahill Marron

September 8, 2010

The schedule change implemented this semester forced the structure of Discover New York courses to change drastically. Meeting every other Wednesday, each section will log only twenty-one hours of class time. The supplements...

Chartwells adds options to campus dining

Sara Cahill Marron

September 8, 2010

Dining hours and eating options received a major overhaul this summer in preparation for the Fall 2010 semester. Chartwells dining services and St. John's worked together to implement new meal plans ideas as well as upgrades...

Islamic center near Ground Zero stirs up emotional debate

Nell O'Connor

September 8, 2010

The ongoing debate over the construction of a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near the site of Ground Zero continues as the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the anniversary of 9/11 coincide. Throughout the summer, t...

Slew of events planned to honor St. Vincent de Paul

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

January 19, 2010

St. John's annual Founder's Week kicks off on Monday, Jan. 25 with a mass and student recognition awards. This year's theme is "Vincentian Legacy and Destiny: Changing the World with Charity and Justice." Founder's Week has be...

Students react to Obama’s first year in office

Nell O'Connor, News Editor and Nell O'Connor, News Editor

January 19, 2010

According to the latest polls, Americans are divided over President Obama's progress.This time last year, President Obama came into office with a 68 percent approval rating, according to the USA Today/Gallup poll. But the commander-in...

St. John’s supports Haiti relief efforts

Nell O'Connor, News Editor and Nell O'Connor, News Editor

January 19, 2010

St. John's has joined the global relief effort for Haiti.Students and faculty have spent the last week collecting donations to send to help the people of Haiti after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the island on Jan. 12. It ...

What did you eat last night?

Richard Miller, Staff Writer

November 19, 2009

Students experienced the effects of poverty firsthand last week as the Hunger Awareness Month Initiative continued.The third annual Hunger Banquet took place in the UC Commons Nov.12. Two hundred students attended the event, which ...

University honors St. Vincent

Nell O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 19, 2009

Founder's Week 2010 will be a University-wide celebration of the life and legacy of St. Vincent de Paul.The theme of this year's Founder's Week is "Vincentian Legacy and Destiny: Changing the World with Charity and Justice," in h...

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