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University sends out safety tips for Monday’s solar eclipse

University sends out safety tips for Monday’s solar eclipse

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

As New York City, and all of North America for that matter, prepare to view the Monday, August 21 solar eclipse, Public Safety has a message for the student body that they sent out via email on Friday. The email advises students to “NEVER look directly at the sun, including a full or partial ecli...

Recent SJU Grad Wins Miss Earth USA 2017 Pageant

Recent SJU Grad Wins Miss Earth USA 2017 Pageant

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

...And the winner is Andreia Gibau!  Recent St. John's graduate Andreia Gibau was crowned Miss Earth United States 2017 last weekend in Washington, D.C. Gibau, 22, represented her home state of Massachusetts in the competition. Formerly Miss Teen United States 2015 and first runner up at Miss ...

St. John’s welcomes six new graduate programs

St. John’s welcomes six new graduate programs

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
July 23, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s is stepping up their game for graduate students with six additional graduate programs spanning four colleges. In an effort to prepare students for greater career opportunities, the university announced six new programs— four are online, one is on the Queens campus and one is both online an...

St. John’s Raises Money for Student Scholarships Through Donor Challenge

St. John’s Raises Money for Student Scholarships Through Donor Challenge

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
May 25, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

For every 50 people who donate to a recently-formed fundraising campaign through the University, a donor will give $10,000 to the school for student scholarships. The donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, will donate $10,000 for every 50 donors, up to 500, according to Scott VanDeusen, the...

A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Suzanne Ciechalski, Gina Palermo, and Steven Verdile
April 28, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Torch compiled a list of the biggest events of the 2016-17 school year

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12th Relay for Life: Most impactful yet

12th Relay for Life: Most impactful yet

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus
April 26, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

At this year’s 12th annual Relay for Life, which was held last Friday night in Carnesecca Arena, it was announced that the University has raised over $1 million for the American Cancer Society since it began participating in 2005. This year’s Relay drew the event’s largest attendance on rec...

The Torch receives national recognition

The Torch receives national recognition

Torch Staff
April 26, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Torch on Tuesday received first-place classification from the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper review for the first time since 2009. The paper was judged on criteria such as: page design, story layout, graphics, headlining, cover design, advertising placement and photogra...

Professor Remembered

Professor Remembered

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Calvin Mittman, one of St. John's University's longest tenured professors, died unexpectedly on April 10. He was 77. A popular math teacher here for nearly 55 years, Mittman was known for his friendly demeanor, his interest in helping his students and a penchant for attending all types of on-camp...

Spring Concert canceled

Spring Concert canceled

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Two years ago J. Cole visited campus. Last year it was Nas. This year, no one. St. John’s students have to wait until 2018 for a spring concert. This year’s concert was recently canceled, according to a statement  released on social media by Haraya and Student Government Incorporated (SGI). ...

Student workers SHinE at awards luncheon

Student workers SHinE at awards luncheon

Bryant Rodriguez, Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and faculty, along with President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, gathered within the University Center for the Students Honored in Employment (SHinE) award ceremony on Thursday, April 6. Organized by the Office of Human Resources, this year marked the third celebration of recognizing stud...

TEDx hosts first ‘Talk’ on campus

TEDx hosts first ‘Talk’ on campus

Reza Moreno, Features Editor Emeritus
April 12, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

TEDx, the media organization whose slogan is “ideas worth spreading,” has brought its first Ted Talk to St. John’s after the recent establishment of its own on-campus chapter. The TEDx community wishes to help spread ideas through powerful talks, which is exactly what happened on Wednesday, Mar...

Mixed Chorus hosts Spring Concert

Mixed Chorus hosts Spring Concert

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll

Spring has sprung and so has Mixed Chorus with the direction of Kim Oler. The Mixed Chorus presented a fully realized sound with a variety of different music genres and a fully realized aesthetic vision with lighting choices at their spring concert, on Sunday, Apr. 9. “It’s in the same vei...

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