The Torch

Islamic center near Ground Zero stirs up emotional debate

Nell O'Connor

September 9, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 ...

University honors St. Vincent

Nell O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 20, 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...

What did you eat last night?

Richard Miller, Staff Writer

November 20, 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 ...

An Interview of Honorable Mention

Kristen Farmer, Contributing Writer and Kristen Farmer, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2009

Inferno had the opportunity to sit down with the band before their performance. We got to speak to them about their beginning as a band, their new music video, and about life on the road.Inferno: How'd you guys get your start ...

Career Week draws to a close

Nell O'Connor, Staff Writer

October 15, 2009

Career Week ends today with the Fall Career Fair in Taffner Fieldhouse. More than 100 potential employers will be there to accept resumes for internships, as well as full-time and part-time positions. Companies include GEICO, W...

Fall Concert Tickets on Sale Now

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer and Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

October 13, 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 ...

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