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P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 8, 2019


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After canceling the traditional live display of results on Friday, April 5, Student Government Inc. took to Instagram to announce that the P.R.I.D.E. ticket swept all of the positions for the 2019-20 academic year. Those elected are as follows: President: Matthew Macatula Vice President: Clyde Drayton Se...

SGI’s 2019-20 Candidates Debate

SGI’s  2019-20 Candidates Debate

Morgan Mullings, Outreach Manager

April 3, 2019


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UPDATE: The SGI election results display scheduled for today at 3 p.m. in DAC coffeehouse has been canceled until further notice, according to the current SGI executive board. Story is developing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The DAC 206 lecture room quickly became standing room ...

SJU’s Demonstration Policy Receives Updates

SJU’s Demonstration Policy Receives Updates

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

April 3, 2019


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In 1969, the St. John’s Demonstration Policy was approved by the University Senate, adopted by the Board of Trustees and subsequently filed with the New York State Department of Education. Almost 50 years later, the University says that policy has been revised and updated for the first time to re...

Dorm Guest Policy Petition Circles Social Media

Dorm Guest Policy Petition Circles Social Media

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


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A change.org petition regarding the visitation rules and guidelines for dorm dwellers has been circling social media for one week, calling for more lenient procedures. As of Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m., the petition has 480 signatures from purported members of the St. John’s community. The petition bri...

JSA Celebrates Opening of New Prayer Room

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


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Thursday, Feb. 28 was special day for members of the Jewish Student Association (JSA) and all students of St. John’s University. A new prayer room was opened in the basement of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. For this special occasion, JSA decided to host a ceremony in honor of the openi...

Mary Cascio Gives A Few Words On Fifth Annual SHinE Awards

Mary Cascio, Student Employment Manager

April 3, 2019


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Today we hosted the Fifth annual “Students Honored in Employment” SHinE recognition event. We were honored to have the interim Provost, Simon Moller and some college deans present. Especially Yvonne Pratt Johnson, Diana Morgan and Kandy Rich. Also in attendance was Jorge Rodriquez, Vice Provos...

Students Encounter Issues With University Website

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2019


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The recent launch of the new website has caused some of the links to redirect to a “page not found.” Some of the links affected by the launch are the “Report a Bias-Related Incident” and “Public Safety” when clicking from MySJU and when clicking on stjohns.edu links from Google — then anot...

Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Meet the 2019-20 SGI Candidates

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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Student Government Inc. (SGI) elections are underway, and two tickets, P.R.I.D.E. and L.I.T., are running with a few common initiatives – inclusivity, accountability and student wellness. In anticipation of the SGI debate between the candidates, which will be held on Monday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in the...

Consumer Identities & Social Change Symposium

Sofia Altamura, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2019


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St. John’s University hosted the Consumer Identities and Social Change Symposium at the D’Angelo Center on Friday, March 22, where panelists covered thought-provoking topics that are relevant to new media and the idea of consumerism in America as it relates to technology. This symposium — organized by  Myles Etha...

New Sustainability Major To Be Available This Fall

Morgan Mullings, Outreach Manager

March 27, 2019


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When undecided freshmen arrived at the St. John’s College Majors Fair, they encountered an entirely new major: Global Development and Sustainability. After the graduate program for Global Development and Social Justice was approved in 2017, the possibility for an undergraduate addition arose. Dr. Barb...

SJU Addresses Dining Services Updates

SJU  Addresses Dining Services Updates

Dayra Santana, Assistant Features Editor

March 27, 2019


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In a recent statement to the Torch, Auxiliary and Conference Services Executive Director,  Scott Lemperle, expressed their dedication to keeping an open dialogue between them and the student body as they work to find cost-effective ways to provide dining services. In recent months students may have noticed s...

Rev. Barber’s Third Lecture: ‘The Gathering’

Rev. Barber’s Third Lecture: ‘The Gathering’

Sami Wanderer, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2019


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Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, the current Vincentian chair of social justice at St. John’s presented the third in a series of four lectures in the half-full St. Thomas More Church: “The Gathering: America’s War Economy” on Thursday, March 21. The son of a World War II Navy veteran and m...

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