The Torch

Enter San Man: What Joe Paterno Taught Me About Manhood

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2011

You read enough stories, and eventually the themes blend together. After awhile, you forget names, places and dates, and instead remember the messages, the lessons — you take away what you think you’re supposed to learn and,...

The Flames of the Torch: The Advisory That Cried Wolf

Torch Editorial Board

November 16, 2011

On Nov. 14, the department of Public Safety issued yet another advisory to the student body about yet another incident that took place in the St. John’s community. Three assailants jumped a student walking alone across the...

The Gotham Beat: Self-Expression in the Sneakers

Katie Morgan, Online & Opinion Editor

November 9, 2011

People say you should be choosy about what you put between you and the earth. You’ve got to buy good shoes. In New York, it matters even more. There is a thriving culture here that most will never even notice, because it...

Flames of the Torch: A Cautionary Tale

November 9, 2011

State College, Pa. is in a state of shock with the news that Penn State’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was indicted on charges of sexual abuse on young boys. The crimes were shocking enough, but Penn State’s...

Enter San Man: A Journalistic Mentality to Emulate

Bill San-Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2011

At first, I didn’t know how to feel about Andy Rooney’s passing. When I first heard of Rooney’s death — through a quick flutter of “R.I.P. Mr. Rooney” Facebook posts — I assumed they were referring to Ferris Bueller’s...

The Gotham Beat: New York Youth Unprepared for College

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

October 27, 2011

Most of the teenagers currently enrolled in New York high schools will graduate. Less than half will then enroll at universities, and almost none of them will be ready for college. New York’s schools received their “report...

The Wild, Wild Tech: The games they are a-changin’

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

October 26, 2011

For the past decade, the gaming industry has been fairly predictable. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have been the major players, each one battling the others in the console wars. On the handheld front, Nintendo continued its...

The Gotham Beat: A Sweet Bite From the Big Apple

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

October 19, 2011

This week, I learned New Yorkers are both terrifying drivers and truly good Samaritans. I had just crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. I usually love this part of my drive to Queens. The road runs along the...

Enter San Man: Protest Principles Aligned With University Mission

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2011

I’ve been asked a lot lately about why I support Occupy Wall Street. At first, I didn’t really think I had an answer. I’d half-heartedly respond with, “fighting corruption, wherever it may be or wherever it may take...

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