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2020 Predictions: Biden is the Frontrunner

J.P. Devetori, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

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

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...

Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Up for Sale Again

Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Up for Sale Again

Dayra Santana, Assistant Features Editor

February 20, 2019

Hey St. John’s students, anyone on the hunt for fall housing? While it might be way outside of the budget, President Donald Trump’s childhood home in Jamaica Estates has gone up for sale. The house was previously sold in 2016 for $1.35M and again in 2017 for $2.14M. The house is on the mark...

The United States of Abuse

The United States of Abuse

Torch Staff

September 26, 2018

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 14. “(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries’ asylum from persecution. Human beings have the right to move freely within borders, especially when their lives are threatened.” The United States, under the T...

Trump’s Temper Tantrums Threaten Trade

Trump’s Temper Tantrums Threaten Trade

Arturo Enamorado, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

The recent economic tirades by Donald Trump on China are a part of a long list of temper tantrums the President has had regarding the growing Eastern superpower. Starting September 24, the United States will impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion Chinese goods before raising the tariff to 25 percen...

Disproving the President’s Insensitive Remark

Disproving the President’s Insensitive Remark

Judith Fortunova-Russell, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2018

During a recent White House discussion on protecting immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador, President Donald Trump reportedly stated, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” As Trump’s remarks were roundly derided both nationally and internationally, the ...

Robert Mueller’s Investigation: Will it Change Anything?

Robert Mueller’s Investigation: Will it Change Anything?

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017

On Oct. 30, news broke out that the Special Counsel Investigation of the Russian involvement in the 2016 election, led by Robert Mueller, had made its first charges in the investigation after having it approved by the federal grand jury. Following the news, media outlets and the American public ponder...

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week three

Bryant Rodriguez and Ariana Ortiz

February 22, 2017

A month into his term, President Trump has focused on establishing new rules regarding immigration policies and border protection, met with leaders from Japan, Canada and Israel to discuss bilateral relations and managed a scandal involving former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Crackdown on...

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week two

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week two

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017

Roll Back on Business Regulations President Trump met with small business leaders at the White House, Monday Jan. 30 to discuss an executive order he promised to put in place during his campaign.  The order instructs agencies to to abolish two pre-existing regulations whenever they introduce a ...

Students came together for the ‘March Against the Ban’

Students came together for the ‘March Against the Ban’

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

February 10, 2017

Dozens of students gathered in front of the D’Angelo Center (DAC) on Monday, Feb. 6 to march in protest of Trump’s week-old executive order, which banned citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The march was organized by three juniors, Morgan Popek, ...

Students talk Trump order

Students talk Trump order

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo

February 1, 2017

An executive order on immigration has shaken the nation with a force that’s being felt here at St. John’s. President Donald Trump on Friday issued an executive action that effectively suspends the issuance of visas and bans citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries--Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

Trump begins his presidency

Trump begins his presidency

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor

January 25, 2017

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Friday, Jan. 20, finalizing his path into the Oval Office. The businessman made history as the only president elected without having previously held public office. During his inaugural speech, Trump stated, “We, the citizens o...

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