The Torch

Letters to the Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The following letters were sent to the Torch in response to the Nov. 16 article "The Trump Window." Dear Editor, It appears that there are some ( very few I hope) at your school who have demonstrated their lack of understanding (ignorance?) of the basics of American standards for the free speech rights of ...

Rock the Vote sponsoring van to drive students to polling site

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Rock the Vote will be sponsoring a van to drive students who are registered to vote in the neighborhood surrounding the University back and forth to Hillcrest Jewish Center on Tuesday. The service will last from 12-6:30 p.m., and is free of cost to students. The van will be located at Gate 6,...

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Linda MacMonagle, J.D., Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

For Catholics, responsible citizenship, which includes voting, is very important. However, certain critical issues have not been addressed or explained adequately to Catholic voters in this election cycle. Although many Catholics are not single issue voters, please be advised that a political candidate's...

Public’s reaction to Trump reveals bigger problem

Ariana Ortiz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Audio has surfaced of Trump making demeaning comments about women and explicitly bragged about his right as a celebrity to sexually assault them, moments before greeting and hugging actress Arianne Zucker for a taped segment of “Access Hollywood”. The backlash has been swift and unforgiving, and the leaked a...

Freedom of speech under Trump

Sahn Choi, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

By most accounts, Hillary Clinton may have won the first presidential debate. However, Donald Trump certainly held his own despite constantly being put on the defensive by moderator Lester Holt. Holt asked Trump four questions regarding the birthplace of President Obama, badgered him about the re...

A difficult choice for president

Brittani Wright, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

History was made Nov. 4, 2008 when Barack Hussein Obama II won the presidential election and became the 44th president of the United States. It was a happy day for many, with the feeling of hope and anticipated change disseminating throughout the country. Two terms later, and the anticipation for ou...

I’m (sort of) with Her

Shabib Afzal, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Every negative stereotype you can think of regarding politicians can be applied to Hillary Clinton. She can be criticized for her inconsistencies regarding many issues, including her flip-flopping on gay rights, NAFTA, TPP, climate change, fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline and many other issues. She ...

Trump’s unexpected Mexican getaway

Arianna Pintado, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year or so, you should be familiar with the name Donald Trump. He is the presidential candidate who’s led a campaign that has caused more controversy than  Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” video. From the disabled to reporters, women and people of color, Trump...

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

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 20, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept New York State Tuesday night with 61 percent and 58 percent in their respective races.

Despite claims of Trump’s ‘yuge’ success, evidence shows otherwise

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

During a recent press conference, GOP candidate Donald Trump touted several business ventures bearing his name in order to convince voters of his deal-making prowess. There was only one problem: these business ventures are not entirely legitimate. Trump was seemingly defending himself against 2012 GOP candid...

What does the political talk really mean?

Bryant Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

As the race for the White House continues, it can be difficult to keep track of all the candidates and their positions in the primary election delegate counts. The election process for president is somewhat complicated. Before the general election on Nov. 8, there must be a set of primary elections. ...

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