The Torch

Jillian Ortiz
Jillian is a senior journalism major minoring in Spanish and International Studies. A member of the Torch since her freshman year, she has held several positions during her time at the publication: She started as a Staff Writer, then became Assistant News Editor, Assistant Chief Copy Editor, Chief Copy Editor, Business Manager, and now in her last year, she is serving as the Managing Editor for the publication. As Managing Editor, she hopes to increase the digital presence of the Torch by collaborating with the editors to create new online initiatives for both the website and the Torch's social media platforms. She would also like to increase coverage beyond the University level to help engage the local community with the publication. A concert enthusiast, during the Fall of 2019 she traveled to London to see Hozier in concert.  

You can reach Jill at [email protected]

Jillian Ortiz, Managing Editor

Dec 16, 2020
Harry Styles’ Fine Line: A Year-Late Reflection (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
OIE cancels all study abroad programs through May 2021 (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
The Campus in the Eternal City: What is the future of SJU Rome? (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
Trump vows to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood if reelected – here’s what that really means (Story)
Sep 09, 2020
25 Active COVID-19 Cases in SJU Community (Story)
Sep 02, 2020
Professor Yong Yu, Ph.D, Awarded $1.33M Grant for Kidney Disease Research (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in SJU Queens Community (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
President Gempesaw to Retire June 2021 (Story)
May 22, 2020
University Provides Updates for Plans to Return to Campus (Story)
May 20, 2020
Harry Styles Releases ‘Watermelon Sugar’ Music Video (Story)
May 15, 2020
The Future of Flying: What Will Traveling Look Like? (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
SGi Donates $70,000 to Student Emergency Fund (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Coasting Through Ventura: One Year Since One of Anderson .Paak’s Finest Albums (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Harry Styles Debuts “Watermelon Sugar” (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Dismantling the Stigma Around AIDS and other STIs (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Harry Styles captivates fans in new song “Lights Up.” (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Latinx Heritage Month Is A Celebration You Should Get Involved With (Story)
May 17, 2019
Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
“Free Spirit” (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
The Torch Has a Chat with Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
“Sundress” by A$AP Rocky (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Students Attend Humanitarian Summit in D.C. (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
“Midnight Marauders:” 25 Years (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
COURTSIDE: Kadaja Bailey Finds Her Groove (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
University Opens Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion Cassagnol credits student activism for new opening (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Mental Health Needs to be Taught in More Than Two States (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Mold Prompts Student Concerns, Complaints (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Catholic Scholars Program Fund Breaks $1 Million Mark (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
St. John’s Ranks Among Top 500 Colleges in America (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Task Force for Diversity and Inclusion to Open New Center for Inclusivity (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
A Christian Response to Racial Prejudice (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
A Time to SHinE for Student Employees (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Adding to the Clothesline Narrative (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
Admins Address Student Concerns at Org Congress (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
SGI Meeting: Upcoming Elections to New SJU App (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
First SGI Floor Meeting of the Spring Semester (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Study Abroad Needs a Latin America Option (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Tobin Business School Scores National Ranking (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Diversity Within Cultural Organizations (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Women’s Day Event Aims to Empower (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
Race and Public Memory: Where Do You Fit In? (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Supporting the ‘Local Mercado’ at SJU (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Silencing the Past: Volume of the Present (Story)
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