The Torch

The Gotham Beat: Occupy 2.0 will succeed only if organized

Katie Morgan, Online Editor, Emeritus

April 11, 2012

Baseball season is officially underway, but in New York City, a new type of Spring Training has just begun. Over the weekend, over 100 people gathered in Zuccotti Park, just a few blocks from Wall Street, to prepare for the...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2012

Three weeks ago, our Editor-in-Chief (now Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus), Bill San Antonio published his weekly column about a high school classmate of his who died in a car accident. The column, which ran with the headline “A...

Flames of the Torch: A note from the new board

April 11, 2012

Changes in leadership, no matter the organization, always promise bold, idealistic declarations of the new and innovative changes that are to be made. We at the Torch are no different. The new editorial board, full of fresh faces,...

SGI Elections: Just Another Popularity Contest

Nicole Valente, General Manager

March 21, 2012

It is election season around St. John’s again. The remainder of this week will have 15 students running around campus with posters and flyers trying to convince the student body that they know what’s best for the student body....

Desecrating the Name of Religious Liberty

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

March 21, 2012

The mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that requires health care plans to cover contraceptives, among other controversial procedures, has engendered a ludicrous debate from both sides of the issue. Unfortunately,...

The Gotham Beat: Waiting out the war on women

Katie Morgan, Online & Opinion Editor

March 21, 2012

This is what it’s like to get an abortion in New York. You pull up outside the clinic, and park your car. You climb out. You double-check that you have your wallet, your keys. You take a deep breath, and you walk. You...

Flames of the Torch: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Katie Morgan, Online & Opinion Editor

March 21, 2012

On Monday, the University community received an email from University Ministry with the subject line, “St. John’s Rallies for Religious Freedom.” The email urged students to attend a rally on the Great Lawn on March 22,...

Flames of the Torch: One nation under God?

February 22, 2012

The recent compromise by the Obama administration on the issue of insurance coverage of contraception has, of late, been a highly-debated topic. One of the leading forces opposing this legislation has been the Catholic Church. The...

The Gotham Beat: Discrimination Gets All Dressed Up

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

February 22, 2012

This week, I conducted an accidental social experiment. The Javits Convention Center on Eleventh Avenue is hosting the Fashion Coterie exhibition, which features the wares of several hundred boutique designers. I found myself...

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