The Torch

Flames of the Torch: A New Fervor in the Fans

Torch Editorial Board

October 19, 2011

Each year, St. John’s holds a Midnight Madness event to usher in the start of a new basketball season. In previous years, both attendance and excitement were less than spectacular. In spite of numerous attempts by the University...

The Wild, Wild Tech: Visionary Inspires Generation

Mark McDonald, Managing Editor

October 19, 2011

When Steve Jobs passed away almost two weeks ago, people across the globe mourned for the loss of one of history’s greatest entrepreneurs. We mourned for a man that few of us had ever met, but with whom we all felt a shared...

Cockroaches Abound in Century Hall

Eliane Abou-Assi, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011

The beginning of the year is an interesting time. It’s the time to settle into a new building, with new perks, and a chance to move up in the realms of dorm life from the freshman buildings to the sophomore ones; or, if you’re...

The Gotham Beat: Take Me Back To the Ballgame

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

October 5, 2011

There was a time when New York ruled baseball, and baseball ruled New York.  It was a time when big hitters were hometown heroes, and there was a subway series nearly every weekend. It was the time of Babe Ruth’s tearful goodbye,...

Rappers Write Modern Symphonies

Brendan Latimer, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2011

All things in life die, and some are already dead. Chivalry, to validate a contemporary pseudo-cliché, is dead; honor and modesty have perished under a wave of decadent materialism, leaving the Darcys and Romeos smoldering in...

Enter San Man: Citizen Journalists: The New Muckrackers

Bill San Antonio, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2011

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...

Flames of The Torch: The Right Way To Protest

October 5, 2011

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 Gotham Beat: Brooklyn bikers bridge generational gap

Katie Morgan, Online Editor

October 4, 2011

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,...

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...

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