The Torch

D’Angelo Center gets University’s blessing

Everton Bailey, Managing Editor

October 6, 2009

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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 needs to "better serve our students the way they need to be served.""Today...

Student groups stress

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer and Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2009

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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 immigrants, this issue can be taken care of," said Shamil Rodriguez, camp...

Sending The Message

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

October 6, 2009

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New York drivers will have to keep their hands on the wheel starting Nov. 1, when a statewide law against texting while driving goes into effect. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, a non-profit organization located in Washington D.C., 18 states have already banned text messaging ...

Tour de St. John’s raises money for charity

Anthony O'Reilly, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2009

Filed under News, On campus

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 for Bread and Life, a St. John's organization aimed to feed the poor. Riders...

Swine Flu tracking iPhone application debuts

Melody, Yu Harvard Crimson via U-Wire and Melody, Yu, Harvard Crimson via U-Wire

September 8, 2009

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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, the application combines the GPS system of the iPhone with outbreak tracki...


May 27, 2009

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May 6, 2009

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