The Torch

The Black Market Is The Problem, Not Vaping

Shabib Afzal, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Center for Disease Control announced on Sept.12 that there has been an outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarettes. All of the evidence so far has linked these illnesses to a chemical exposure. While n...

Flames of the Torch: CPS — New Name & Torch Involvement

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September 18, 2019

While none of the names on the buildings have changed, the College of Professional Studies has a completely new name — the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies. The lengthening of the name, as our...

#hotgirlsummer to #hotgirlsemester

Christa Calabretta, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Ladies, I hope you all had a true Hot Girl Summer. If you don’t know what Hot Girl Summer is… let me explain. It’s a song by Megan Thee Stallion that is meant to empower women. The song really enforces that women should live...

Presidential Candidates Sanders Andy Yang Demonstrate: Why Political Outsiders Shouldn’t be Left Out

Jeremy Mesias, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Coming from all different walks of life and highlighting ideas from across the political spectrum, this historically large class of Democrats running for president celebrates diversity. However, while each contender brings som...

Let’s Talk Consent

Jewel Antoine, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Due to media narratives, court case results, and cultural stigmas, young people - especially those on college campuses - are left with differing definitions of rape and consent. These differences lead to often devasting and tro...

Wake up by the noise or killed by the bullet(s)!

Rovena Grishaj, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Coming from Europe where mass shootings are not well-known has made me think and reflect on the reasons that would push someone to commit that kind of act. I am always trying to understand someone’s urge to kill as many people as ...

Flames of the Torch: What We Did This Summer

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September 11, 2019

While the entire campus has gotten a facelift over the summer, to the editors of the Torch, our section of the campus was severely neglected. If you didn’t know, the Torch office is located in the basement of O’Connor Hall...

Flames of the Torch: End of the Year

Torch Eboard

May 1, 2019

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we, as the St. John’s community, must reflect on the changes and improvements made over the course of the 2018-2019 school year. Each new year comes with its own struggles, losses,...

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