The Torch

Letters to the Editor

November 30, 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 understan...

Rock the Vote sponsoring van to drive students to polling site

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2016

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.,...

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Linda MacMonagle, J.D., Contributing Writer

November 4, 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...

Public’s reaction to Trump reveals bigger problem

Ariana Ortiz, Staff Writer

October 19, 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 ...

Freedom of speech under Trump

Sahn Choi, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016

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 quest...

A difficult choice for president

Brittani Wright, Staff Writer

October 6, 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 dissemin...

I’m (sort of) with Her

Shabib Afzal, Contributing Writer

September 7, 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, clim...

Trump’s unexpected Mexican getaway

Arianna Pintado, Staff Writer

September 7, 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...

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