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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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under News, Trump's First 100 Days

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


Filed under News, Trump's First 100 Days

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


Filed under Home Scroll, News

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


Filed under Home Scroll, News

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


Filed under Home Scroll, News

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...

The Trump Window

The Trump Window

Angelica Acevedo and Isabella Bruni

November 16, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

A group of St. John’s students in Century Hall is receiving backlash for demonstrating support for President-elect Donald Trump on their dorm window. An image of the window, which has made waves on Twitter, shows a Trump and Mike Pence flag on the left, the U.S. flag in the middle and another T...

Living in my (br)own skin with Trump

Rahul Lal, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, that was motivation that I could be somebody. When Donald Trump was elected, that was motivation that I needed to be somebody. While disappointed, I’ll go out into the world with brown skin, a beard and tattoos. To some Trump supporters, that ...

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