The Torch

Controversial SGI Election Process Needs to Change

Nitin Basra, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine having the ability to vote in the United States presidential election at the ease of your fingertips. The amount of engagement would certainly increase but what else would we have to take into account?    For better or worse, St. John’s University has implemented this technique, allowin...

SGI Election Recap, Tickets Address Cheating Allegations

Morgan Mullings, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

UPDATED April 17 4:18 p.m.: Elections Committee Co-Chair Michael Pugh told the Torch in a statement, “Carley — Co-Chair of the Elections Committee — and I were working with each other to aid in the elections process and worked to follow our bylaws as close as possible. Of course, those bylaw...

Halftime at the Liberian Election

Halftime at the Liberian Election

Arturo Enamorado, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After 2016’s “electionmania” the average American might be exhausted at the thought of paying attention to another one, let alone one in Africa. Liberia’s current election is, however, worth looking at, especially given the historical ties between our two nations. The political drama in Liberia is escalating...

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After “Artwork created an unexpectedly volatile situation and serious public safety hazards,” the exhibition “He Will Not Divide Us” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria has been shut down as of Friday, Feb. 10. The museum released a statement Friday explaining that “The installation...

Student Affairs releases letter following the presidential election

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2016


Filed under News

The Division of Student Affairs released a letter to the student body regarding services available to students following the presidential election. The letter, sent from Kathryn Hutchinson, the vice-president of Student Affairs, last Wednesday, stated, “We want to be sure that the strong feelings...

PARTICIPATE 2016: Stay up to date with election events on campus

PARTICIPATE 2016: Stay up to date with election events on campus

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo

October 8, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Looking for a way to learn more about the upcoming election? The St. John’s Participate program has you covered. Here’s a list of the upcoming election-related events on campus:   Watch the Second Presidential Debate - St. John’s is hosting an event on Sunday, Oct. 9 where the Uni...

Trump: Poll numbers, health records, economic plan

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Republican candidate Donald Trump is constantly in the news cycle with election day less than two months away-especially in such a tight race like this one. To the Democrats’ dismay, he has been leading in national and statewide polls. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted his thanks to Nevada citizens, wher...

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