The Torch

Dayra Santana
Dayra is a senior Communication Arts and Legal Studies major. She joined the Torch during her sophomore year as Assistant Features Editor and later became Features Editor and Managing Editor. In her last year, she is serving as the publication’s Editor-in-Chief and hopes to reach more people in the St. John’s community in new and creative ways, including the Torch newsletter and other digital platforms. Dayra loves to make playlists in her free time and favors Spotify over Apple Music!

You can reach Dayra at [email protected].

Dayra Santana, Editor-in-Chief

Nov 25, 2020
The Torch Exclusive: Introducing Rev. Brian J. Shanley (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
Freshmen quarantine: Hollis Hall update (Story)
Oct 14, 2020
New restrictions in Queens impact local neighborhoods near SJU (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Hollis Hall students required to quarantine (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
SJU conducting investigation after students demand termination of History instructor (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
25 Active COVID-19 Cases in SJU Community (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
The ‘New Normal’ of Residence Life (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in SJU Queens Community (Story)
Jul 16, 2020
St. John’s Students ‘Rally Against Injustice’ (Story)
Jul 11, 2020
St. John’s Joins Universities Nationwide in Litigation Against ICE Regulations (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
President Gempesaw to Retire June 2021 (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
Students Across the Country Organize Against Police Brutality after the Death of George Floyd (Story)
May 26, 2020
Student Sues St. John’s for Partial Reimbursement of Tuition (Story)
May 16, 2020
Residence Life Update: Resident Students Will Be Able to Collect Their Belongings In June (Story)
May 07, 2020
The University’s Response: The Torch Talks To President Gempesaw (Story)
May 06, 2020
New SGi E-board Holds Public Forum to Address Student Concerns (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
SGi Elections Recap: Transition Continues Amidst Pandemic (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
SGi’s 2020-21 Candidates Debate Virtually (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Residence Life Makes Plans To Remove Seton Complex Belongings (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
A Timeline of Coronavirus Developments at St. John’s (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Alum Hosts Podcast Taking Listeners ‘Behind the Board’ (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
[UPDATED] Public Safety Apprehends Gunman Near Queens Campus (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Curated Collection: Fall Favorites (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Mysterious Vaping Illness: SJU Weighs In (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Inclusivity Resource Center Celebrates One Year on Queens Campus (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Charli XCX: The Future of Pop Music (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Org Paves Way for Growth and Success (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Tonight Show in Century Hall: Jimmy Fallon Films Skit with SJU Students (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Netflix Renews “Elite” for Season Two (Story)
Jun 18, 2019
SJU Professor On Award Winning Teaching Methods (Story)
May 17, 2019
Tribeca Film Festival Presents “For They Know Not What They Do” (Story)
May 01, 2019
“Ramy” Resonates with Audiences (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
SJU’s Habitat Holds Fifth Annual Shack-a-Thon (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Meet Student ‘Boss’ Jaylin Bolden (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Seven Women-Owned Beauty Brands to Recognize This Month (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
SJU Addresses Dining Services Updates (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
MSA Hosts Vigil to Honor Christchurch Victims (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
The End of An Era: Payless Shoesource Closing Its Doors (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
My Hair, My Choice (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Up for Sale Again (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Queens District Attorney Brown To Retire (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Student Org Advocates for Animal Rights (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
SJU Reflects on Midterm Elections Results (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Tobin Celebrates Women in Entrepreneurship (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Fall Down and Get Back Up With “Mid90s” (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
University Introduces New Inclusivity Center (Story)
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Dayra Santana