The Torch

Borough-Based Jail is Planned to Reopen in Kew Gardens

Andreina Rodriguez, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Hundreds of people took to Queens Boulevard outside of Queens Borough Hall on Saturday, Apr. 13 in protest of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed plan to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four borough-based communi...

Accepted Students Day Hits Record Attendance Numbers

Sara Rodia, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

St. John’s University welcomed a record-breaking 2,292 students and their respective  family members to total an approximation of 7,000 attendees who came to explore the many programs that St. John’s has to offer on Accept...

SGI Election Recap, Tickets Address Cheating Allegations

Morgan C. Mullings, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

UPDATED April 17 4:18 p.m.: Elections Committee Co-Chair Michael Pugh told the Torch in a statement, “Carley — Co-Chair of the Elections Committee — and I were working with each other to aid in the elections process...

SJU to Switch from StormSync to Engage for 2020-21 Academic Year

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 17, 2019

St. John’s will soon transition to a website called Engage, confirmed Jack Flynn, director of Student Conduct and advisor to Student Government Inc. (SGI). This new website will replace StormSync, the website student organizatio...

JSA Celebrates Opening of New Prayer Room

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

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 thi...

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