The Torch

Interfaith Dialogue Promotes Communication and Understanding

Christopher Viola, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

In the attempt to contribute to diversity in the St. John’s community, the University opened the floor to a discussion of other religions to explore the common values between them. This occurred as Campus Ministry and the Offi...

Beyond the gun debate: The mental health discussion

Miles Kopley, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

On Dec. 14, 2012, a young man named Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in his hometown of Newtown, Conn. and launched an armed rampage that claimed the lives of 27 young students and faculty. He had a known lis...

New Year, SJU Gets New Look

Brionna R. Jenkins, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2014

  St. John’s University gives their students the opportunity to study in style, putting their tuition dollars to work through improvements on campus. Last semester, new campus directory and street signs were installed and the university didn’t miss a beat, up-...

Education Program Gives Kids A Chance

Livia Paula, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Lucy was a special little girl in a preschool in Jamaica, Queens who caught the eye of Desiree Francis about four years ago. Lucy was one of the many low-income kids that needed  extra help to reach her potential. Back then Francis...

Cross confusion: Explaining the ‘Graveyard of Innocents’ on the Great Lawn

Saharin Sultana, Staff Writer

April 9, 2014

  A few weeks ago, students may have noticed white crosses lined up on the Great Lawn in the mock formation of a graveyard. The “Graveyard of Innocents” was set up as part of Campus Ministry’s second annual “Culture of Life Week” which...

Real Housewife Speaks At ‘Light It Up Blue’

Cheyanne Gonzales, Photo Editor

April 9, 2014

The University hosted a Light It Up Blue for Autism event in Marillac Auditorium this past Thursday in order to raise awareness for Autism Speaks.  The guest speaker was from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Laurita s...

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