The Torch

Enter San Man: Citizen Journalists: The New Muckrackers

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I was more than elated when people began protesting at the Financial District on Sept. 19. My excitement only grew when the days passed and the number of Americans marching in New York increased, and other protests began springing up in cities nationwide. Frankly, the protests should have begun sooner....

Flames of The Torch: The Right Way To Protest

October 5, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Too often, our generation is derided when compared to those of the past. To far too many people, there’s the “Greatest Generation” of World War II, the activists and counterculture generation of the 1960s, and then there’s the rest of us - uncultured, inexperienced, and with no respect for...

The Gotham Beat: Brooklyn bikers bridge generational gap

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

October 4, 2011


Filed under Opinion

A Harley Davidson engine is loud enough to set off car alarms. I learned this delightful fact a few weekends ago, en route to the Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show. Tucked into a photography studio by the river, between warehouses and industrial parks, the annual one-day show draws hundreds. Most...

Enter San Man: Young adults hold key to ending racial injustice

Bill San Antonio, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I’m a young American, and I am pissed off. I’m pissed off because in my young adulthood, I’ve seen this country withstand skyrocketing unemployment, a recession, a housing crisis, an oil spill, various dips in the stock markets—not to mention the ongoing threat of terrorism, both in the...

Flames of the Torch: A quest for balance

October 4, 2011


Filed under Opinion

This week is St. John’s annual Career Week. Between the internship fair, lectures, and events, there are numerous opportunities for students to prepare for the world that lies beyond the gates of St. John’s University. For students, this week can be a key stepping-stone into their career of choice,...

Vincentian Push for a LGBT organization at STJ

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law, which barred gay men and women from openly serving in the military, was repealed. Until this point, it was required that gay lesbian, bisexual or transgender troops had to remain silent about their sexuality. The law prohibited faithful Americans...

The Wild Wild Tech: Plumbers and Programmers

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

September 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

For most of us, computers are relatively easy. We have grown up with them, spent years playing games on them, and, occasionally, even used them for productive purposes. Our generation has embraced computers, technology, and the Internet like none before it.This has led to our generation having a strong...

The Gotham Beat: Why You Should Be Nice to Telemarketers

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I have had a lot of jobs in New York City. Rent is high, food is terribly expensive, and Con-Edison is a cruel mistress. I’ve been a writer, a waitress, a babysitter and a tutor – usually several at once. But perhaps the most interesting job I’ve had in New York was working for a non-profit organization...

Nike Affiliation Contradicts Vincentian Mission

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The next time you sport your St. John’s athletic backpack or Red Storm cap, you might want to do some research on how the product was made. Currently, the University uses Nike products for sporting kits, fan apparel and uniforms for several departments. St. John’s also uses Nike as its principle...

Enter San Man: How to Use the First Ammendment Improperly

Bill San Antonio, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

On Sunday, most of us paid our respects to those who died in the World Trade Center attacks 10 years ago, either in spirit and prayer or in pilgrimage to ground zero for the heartfelt anniversary ceremonies. Some people, however, weren’t feeling as reverent as the rest of us. Instead, they grabbed...

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