The Torch

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


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For junior Alisha Kebbe, leadership is something that seems to come naturally. As an upperclassman, Kebbe looks to be a strong leader for the Red Storm this season as they pursue a potential postseason run. “As an upperclassman, I became more positive because of my experiences. All the games, tough...

A Journey Back Home

A Journey Back Home

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


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For Alissa Alston, traveling and shooting from multiple  courts doesn’t make for a well-rounded player. Alston says it’s the effort and commitment put into the game that makes you great. Having taken her shots from New England, the South and New York, this player knows what she’s talking abou...

Jazzing Up The Court

Jazzing Up The Court

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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From Bearcat to Johnnie, Jasmine Sina is bringing her game to the Big East, where she hopes to help an already experienced Red Storm roster. A transfer from Binghamton University, Sina has seen success on the court and in the classroom as proven by her many awards, including American East Rookie...

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Replacing the Rim Reapers

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018


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It seems strange to say that on a team that features only three new players, Head Coach Joe Tartamella has two major voids to fill on the court. While his squad returns a lot of talent, the Red Storm will feature a new frontcourt after the graduation of star forwards Maya Singleton and Imani Littleton i...

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Bryan Trimble’s Transformation

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


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As fall slowly turns into winter, the environment around St. John’s changes as the seasons transition. With this progression, we are reminded of the transformations that the Red Storm are making everyday as they prepare for the start of the season. For sophomore shooting guard Bryan Trimbl...

Not In Kansas Anymore

Not In Kansas Anymore

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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Just off of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Mo., the blue awning of the Restart Inc. homeless shelter introduces itself from the mud brown hue of the six-story building it occupies. Its top droops out at 918 East Ninth Street, steps from the Kemp playground and five minutes from the Sprint Center downtown...

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Red Storm Roll Past Loyola

Brendan Myers, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Sports

After months of waiting and letting the hype build, the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team delivered with a strong season opening performance to defeat Loyola (Md.), 76-55 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena. With a combination of efficient performances from returnees such as Shamorie Ponds, who scored ...

Long Island Native Leading Men’s Golf

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Looking back as the St. John’s men’s golf team wraps up their fall season, Long Island native Gerald Mackedon’s play shined the brightest. The junior placed in the top-20 four times in their seven events, including an emphatic first place performance at the Patriot Intercollegiate in Virginia. Ma...

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon Ready To Go

Annie Drouillard, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Sedee Keita and Mikey Dixon are not only two new additions to the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team’s starting lineup but two big factors to the team’s success plan this year. Sedee Keita, a Philadelphia native, who played in South Carolina his freshman year and Mikey Dixon, a Delaware native,...

Men’s Soccer Falls in Quarterfinals

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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The St. John’s Men’s Soccer team saw their 2018 season end with a 1-0 loss to Providence in the Big East Quarterfinal. The Johnnies had an up and down year this year, finishing with a record of seven wins, eight losses, and three draws.  While the Johnnies didn’t have the year, they wanted ...

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Immortalizing St. John’s Legends

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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At his base, Joe Lapchick stands just three feet tall. The words inscribed below his feet commemorate his lifetime journey of changing basketball and the world both on and off the court. Above that is a seven-foot-five-inch figure, a dominant man pointing toward the arena that now houses the St. John...

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 6, 2018


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In order for a team to be successful, all of the players must work together as one cohesive group. This normally takes time, as everyone needs to get used to one another’s playing styles and personalities. However, the chemistry between Tiana England and Qadashah Hoppie last season was unparalleled, ...

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