The Torch

The Wild Wild Tech: Capturing the Magic Once More

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

January 25, 2012

Everyone has at least one story where someone they admired let them down. Faced with the reality of the situation, you can hear the rose-tinted glass shatter as the magic from the relationship slips away. This happened to me...

The Gotham Beat: Lessons learned “In the Heights”

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

January 25, 2012

The vibrant neighborhood of Washington Heights stretches across the northern tip of Manhattan. The tract of land stretches roughly 35 blocks, starting at 145 Street. It is one of the borough’s smaller neighborhoods, but the...

Flames of the Torch: The cost of freedom

January 25, 2012

Recently, people and organizations across the country have banded together in opposition of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Despite overwhelming initial support for the bills...

Enter San Man: The times they are a-changin’

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2012

I don’t trust most politicians, especially during election time. I’m not really a fan of debates, speeches, baby-kissing, smear campaigns. Instead, I take the time to count all the tiny lines that form across Mitt Romney’s...

Cunniff’s Corner: Men’s Basketball Team Enters Long Stretch With No Games

Mike Cunniff

December 12, 2011

The St. John’s men’s basketball team is enjoying a 12-day break between games. It’s a break that is sorely needed. The Red Storm have lost four of their last five games, and haven’t looked at all like the swashbuckling...

The Gotham Beat: Sleigh Bells Ring; Are You Listening?

Katie Morgan, Online & Opinion Editor

December 12, 2011

There is nothing like Christmas in New York City. Every street in Midtown fills with happy parents dragging wide-eyed children in mittens past windows full of glittering lights and animatronics. The stores of Fifth and Madison...

Letters to the Editor: 12/7

December 12, 2011

Dear Editor: As an individual who does take Public Safety warnings seriously, I take issue with the editorial in the Torch, dated November 16, 2011. I also resent but will not address herein the statement “coming to Jamaica”...

Enter San Man: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong

Bill San-Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2011

I usually don’t go out on Friday nights until after 11 p.m. While most would use that time between the last class of the day and the beginning of the weekend’s festivities to find the perfect outfit, scrounge the web for...

Flames of the Torch: A Grievance in Need of Redress

December 12, 2011

For the last decade, we’ve been fighting a war against terrorism. We’re fighting a mostly faceless enemy who nevertheless has presented, until recently, the single largest threat to our identity as Americans. But as of...

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