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SJU Alumni Found 9/11 Compensation Firm

SJU Alumni Found 9/11 Compensation Firm

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features

The terror attack that consumed New York City on Sept. 11, 2001 still lingers within the lives of New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs, and two St. John’s alumni have made it their mission to bring justice to those still suffering. Chris Baione (‘09) and Matt Baione (‘11) are both graduates ...

Sigma Pi Commemorates 9/11 with Various Events

Sigma Pi Commemorates 9/11 with Various Events

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

The members of the Sigma Pi-Iota Tau fraternity spent Tuesday, Sept. 12 remembering the events of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack with a softball game against Public Safety at the Red Storm Field followed by a pig roast on the Great Lawn. The softball game is a new tradition in its second year for the ...

A father’s fight for health and justice: 15th anniversary of 9/11

Caitlyn McAloon, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Features

Fifteen years ago on Sept. 11, many people were going about their day as if it were any other. But it was on that September morning that everything changed when the United States came under attack. Sophomore Emily Thomas had just started preschool. Her father dropped her off, as was their daily mor...

St. Thomas More Church hosts its first annual carnival

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under News

Students gathered on the Great Lawn this Sunday afternoon to enjoy the first annual St. Thomas More Carnival, hosted by Campus Ministry, Red Zone and Student Affairs. The event was held in conjunction with Red Remembers, a program dedicated to honoring the lives lost in the terror attacks on 9/11. ...

The Aftermath of 9/11: SJU’s role

Father Patrick J. Griffin, CM, Special to the Torch

September 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In my room, on the highest shelf above my books, I have a white hard hat and a dark blue air-filter mask. These are reminders of the events of 9/11 for me. Like thousands of other ministers, after the crashing of the planes into the Towers, I volunteered to serve at the site as a chaplain. I was summo...

Manhattan Campus Remembers 9/11

Manhattan Campus Remembers 9/11

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

September 12, 2012


Filed under Features

Eleven years ago yesterday, 2,996 people lost their lives in downtown Manhattan, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania in the worst attack on American soil.  While many New Yorkers’ lives were forever changed that day, there was a group of St. John’s students whose whole fall semester was...

A Memory That Never Fades

A Memory That Never Fades

Harry Saunders, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2012


Filed under Features

Whenever we turn our gaze toward New York’s iconic skyline today, we are brutally reminded that it is not the city that it was 11 years ago. In 2001, as I stood on top of the “Twin Towers” that would come down just one month later, I, much like the rest of the world, had no idea of the tragedy...

University Mass Commemorates 9/11

University Mass Commemorates 9/11

Anthony O'Reilly, Staff Writer

September 11, 2011


Filed under Local, On campus, Top Stories

St. John’s offered a special mass at St. Thomas Moore Church to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fr. James Maher said the purpose of the mass was to give people an opportunity to “express all the feelings that they’re going through." "Sin and death are not the...

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