The Torch

Celebrating Culture and History at Epsilon Kappa’s Christmas Party

Celebrating Culture and History at Epsilon Kappa’s Christmas Party

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News

On Dec. 5, students crowded outside the small doorway into St. John’s Hall’s Global Language and Learning Center, commonly known as the GLLC. As heads craned forward to find the origin of the music echoing down the hall, two female dancers, clad in black and red, flicked both their wrists and their fan...

Winter Carnival’s N.Y. Spectacular Postponed

Winter Carnival’s N.Y. Spectacular Postponed

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

Christmas spirit will officially arrive to the St. John’s campus on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the 27th annual New York Christmas Spectacular on the Great Lawn. The event was originally scheduled for Tuesday night but due to inclement weather the event was moved last minute. The Winter Carnival is an...

Is it Time to be Jolly?

Is it Time to be Jolly?

Amanda Shephard, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It seems like the Christmas season starts right after Thanksgiving, but I say why not start celebrating Christmas right after Halloween? There is no need to ignore Thanksgiving, but let’s listen to our favorite Christmas music and wear Christmas socks while we decorate. The Christmas season seems to go by so fast,...

Jumping the gun on Turkey Day

Tommie Brown, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…a month too early. On Nov. 1, a friend and I indulged in our daily 9 a.m. Starbucks routine. To my surprise, I found that Starbucks was advertising the return of seasonal drinks and a new reusable cup that read “JOY” in large red letters across the...

Christmas at St. John’s: events Dec. 1-9

Christmas at St. John’s: events Dec. 1-9

Olivia Cunningham, Managing Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The 24th annual Winter Carnival, hosted by Student Government Inc., will take place throughout the week on the Queens campus. The signature tree lighting and fireworks show will take place on Dec. 9 on the Great Lawn. “Winter Carnival captures the spirit of what St. John’s is all about: its...

‘Tis the Season at STJ

‘Tis the Season at STJ

Shannon Luibrand, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Home Scroll, News, On campus

In the midst of students preparing for finals week, the University took time to celebrate the Christmas season with the 22nd Annual Winter Carnival, beginning on Nov. 29 and continuing through  Dec. 6. “Winter Carnival is one of SGI’s signature events throughout the year,” Oscar Diaz, Student...

An American Holiday From Afar

An American Holiday From Afar

Harry Saunders, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Features

As we move swiftly into the holiday season, and I approach the end of my first semester at St John’s, it seems appropriate for me to reflect upon what the lead up to Christmas is like here in New York City compared to my home town of London, in the United Kingdom. Most striking is the earliness...

NYC Shopping Made Easy

NYC Shopping Made Easy

Rolanda Harmon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Features

Santa needs help this holiday season and there are only a few places to go to get the best experience while helping out the big guy. For all of you that missed the extravagant yet chaotic and hectic shopping experience on Black Friday, don’t worry. The shopping deals and discounts are far from over...

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