The Torch

Campaign gives people the opportunity to quit smoking on campus

Everton Bailey, Managing Editor and Everton Bailey, Managing Editor

October 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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...

Tour de St. John’s raises money for charity

Anthony O'Reilly, Contributing Writer

September 30, 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 9, 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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