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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...

St. John’s welcomes six new graduate programs

St. John’s welcomes six new graduate programs

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
July 23, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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 Press and Politics: A new era

The Press and Politics: A new era

Bre'Anna Grant, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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Rick Klein of ABC News discusses journalism in the age of President Trump

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Risk Management at SJU named second best in the country

Risk Management at SJU named second best in the country

Crystal Grant, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
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St. John’s University was recently named second among the 15 best Risk Management bachelor degree programs in the country. In a survey conducted by Online Accounting Degree Program, a top-rated resource for business rated colleges on a scale of six metrics including: actuarial excellence, productivit...

Sequoya celebrates 2017 issue release

Sequoya celebrates 2017 issue release

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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The Sequoya Literary and Arts Magazine held their annual release party on Monday, April 24 to celebrate the publication of their 2017 issue. Sequoya, which is the oldest creative publication at St. John’s dating back to the 1920s, has been publishing student works that include nonfiction and f...

Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
April 26, 2017
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The kickoff event for the ninth annual Turn Off The Violence Week at St. John’s featured keynote speakers Angela Esquivel and Teri Rosenberg as they discussed “The Scars Behind the Screens” and how social media plays a role in sexual violence. Co-sponsored by ROTC, Omega Phi Beta, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Phi...

St. John’s University Awarded for Student Veteran Resources

St. John’s University Awarded for Student Veteran Resources

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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St. John’s University has recently announced awards that the University has received, including two awards for the resources it provides for veterans. Along with this, the University has been selected as a top school in the “2017 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities” study and is also a recipient of a Top...

Symposium tackles xenophobia, immigration

Symposium tackles xenophobia, immigration

Alexis Gaskin, Contributing Writer
April 26, 2017
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The seventh annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Immigration was a day full of cultural empowerment and in-depth conversations by students and faculty of different backgrounds. The symposium was held this past Friday in DAC 128 by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS);  seats were filled by students, faculty members and  guests of t...

Energy conservation competition for Bread & Life

Energy conservation competition for Bread & Life

Angelica Acevedo, Co-Social Media Manager
April 26, 2017
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The Office of Sustainability will once again compete for high rankings in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), a nationwide short-term electricity reduction competition. Their goal is to reduce 50,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in the Residence Halls, with the dollar savings resulting in a $5,000 ...

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