The Torch

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Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Riley Parker and Brittany Shoughi were excited to enroll in ‘Current Issues in Sports’ their freshman year. In a course that discusses the state of organized athletic activity in the United States, Parker looked around the classroom and noticed that there were very few women around her. Afte...

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

New Fashion Studies Major Introduced at St. John’s

Sofia Altamura, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2018


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St. John’s University has just announced a new major: Fashion studies. The global fashion industry is a billion dollar industry, and the fashion studies program will prepare students for  various careers relating to fashion as well as ways to improve the industry. This new Bachelor of Scie...

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 14, 2018


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Once upon a time, there was a phenomenon called Fashion Studies at St. John’s. A moment described by Dean Katia Passerini as historic, most St. John’s students are unaware of nor could they know about the obstacles, time and winding road that led to creating a fashion studies major at St. Joh...

CPS hosts first ever dodgeball fundraiser

CPS hosts first ever dodgeball fundraiser

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager

March 29, 2017


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The College of Professional Studies (CPS) hosted its first-ever Freshman Dodgeball Fundraiser in Taffner Field House, with all proceeds donated to Momma’s House charity, on Thursday, March 23. A mix of students and faculty, including CPS Dean Katia Passerini, participated in the event by donating and si...

University to hold mass for slain students

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2016


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The University last week in an email announced that it would hold mass honoring the lives of Karina Vetrano and Arshell "Trey" Dennis III, who were killed earlier this summer. A separate mass will be held for each. The email, which was a “Message from the President” lamented the deaths of Vetrano,...

New freshmen reps act as advocates, gain experience within SGI

New freshmen reps act as advocates, gain experience within SGI

Amanda Umpierrez, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014


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St. John’s Student Government Inc. announced nine new freshman representatives who will each serve as agents to the different St. John’s colleges on Oct. 20. Similar to sophomore, junior and senior representatives, each college will carry two freshman representatives, with the exception of one...

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