The Torch

Sanders’ Prisoner Voting Rights Ideas May Benefit Our Democracy

Shaolin Barid, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

On Monday April 22, CNN hosted several presidential candidates in a town hall. It included 2020 presidential candidate frontrunner Bernie Sanders, who has given a powerful, yet controversial stance on granting incarcerated individuals the right to vote. He argued that the right to vote is inherent t...

2020 Predictions: Biden is the Frontrunner

J.P. Devetori, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A year and a half away from the 2020 presidential election, the campaigns of many candidates are well under way. Since January, many Democrats have  announced their candidacy for President. Candidates include: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke,...

2020 Predictions: Sanders Can Beat Trump

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

At the beginning of the year, there was a lot of speculation about  teh amount of candidates there will be for the 2020 Presidential Election. So far, there are 21 candidates running in the   Democratic party. After the last election, it seems that there are a lot more candidates to choose from. W...

What to keep an eye on for the upcoming primaries

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 27, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

GOP candidate Donald Trump swept Tuesday’s five state contest, upping his delegate total to 950. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton won four state contests except Rhode Island, which went to Bernie Sanders. Clinton now has a delegate count of 2,159 to Sanders’ 1,370, according to the New Yo...

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Mixed wins for five latest primaries

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

On April 26, five states conducted their presidential primaries. Last night, the presidential candidates for the Republican and

Battleground Wisconsin: Cruz and Sanders grab delegates

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-In-Chief Emeritus

April 6, 2016


Filed under News, Presidential Election 2016

A rarity for presidential elections, Wisconsin has become a battleground for both parties. Typically late in the primary calendar, Wisconsin sees predictable results that favor the leading candidates. This year, the unpredictability of the election has created a whirlwind of speculation around Wisconsin...

Which Democrat is the advocate for Hispanics?

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager

March 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

During the Democratic debate on Wednesday, March 9, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had an intense debate on who was the “true advocate” for American Hispanics. They exchanged claims over guest worker programs “akin to slavery” and the embracing of “vigilantes” against immigrants. They...

SNL Trump hosting stirs up controversy with public

Kori Williams, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Presidential candidate and frontrunner for the Republican vote Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, collecting a vast amount of both positive, and negative attention. Among jokes about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Trump joined skits that included him being a ‘Tax Guy’ in...

Bernie Sanders talks pot laws to George Mason students

Suzanne Ciechalski, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under News

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appealed for an end to federal prohibition of marijuana as he spoke to college students at George Mason University last week. Focusing on the steep number of arrests that strict marijuana laws have led to, Sanders argued for regulation of pot in the same way ...

Being educated about politics is more important than you think

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Throughout the last few months, the nation has been divided over who they want to see as the next president and who they want to never hear about again. Through all of this, people have still managed to find humor within what some may consider a precarious political situation. But, honestly, most people...

Bern Notice: The New Face of the Middle Class Struggle

Angel Vera, Staff Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

 In recent election cycles, candidates that have significant support are ignored by major media outlets, notably Ron Paul in 2012 and now Bernie Sanders for 2016. Naturally, there are candidates facing discrimination in the media. But, without major headlines for ratings the media doesn’t thoroughly ...

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University
Bernie Sanders