The Torch

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

Bill San Antonio, Editor-In-Chief

October 4, 2011

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...

Flames of the Torch: A quest for balance

October 4, 2011

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...

Vincentian Push for a LGBT organization at STJ

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

On Sept. 20 the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law, which barred gay men and women from openly serving in the military, was repealed.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...

The Wild Wild Tech: Plumbers and Programmers

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

September 19, 2011

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 Gotham Beat: Why You Should Be Nice to Telemarketers

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

September 19, 2011

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...

Nike Affiliation Contradicts Vincentian Mission

Ramiro Funez, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011

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...

Enter San Man: How to Use the First Ammendment Improperly

Bill San Antonio, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2011

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,...

For One Day a Year, New Yorkers Unite

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

September 8, 2011

New York City is made of stories. Every person you pass, or bump into, or get in the way of has a story to tell. Some are happy, some sad. Some tell the stories of their childhood in a country far away from this island. Some...

September 11 and the loss of innocence

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2011

I don’t know anyone who perished during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. My parents didn’t work in the twin towers, nor did anyone in my family. I didn’t have friends whose parents worked at the World...

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