The Torch

Flames of the Torch: Introducing the 97th Editorial Board

Torch Staff

April 17, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

This issue marks the first edition under the 97th editorial board. This eboard is different than most, due to the fact that not all of the editorial spots have been filled thus far. Editors have taken the initiative to cover more than one position, while others have come back to help before they leave ...

Flames of the Torch: A few words of advice for the 97th Torch editorial board, from the 96th

Flames of the Torch: A few words of advice for the 97th Torch editorial board, from the 96th

Torch Staff

April 3, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

Dear new Torchies,   The time has come to pass on the Torch to a brand new editorial board. A good number of current e-board members have been a part of the newspaper since their freshman year of college. We have played an important role in creating not only a base for growth in terms of l...

Flames of the Torch: On the upcoming SGI Elections and sustainable initiatives on campus

Flames of the Torch: On the upcoming SGI Elections and sustainable initiatives on campus

The Torch Staff

March 27, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

As the semester is slowly but surely nearing an end, one of the most important events in the year takes place: Student Government Inc. (SGI) elections. This year, we have two tickets, P. R. I. D. E. and L. I. T., with one independent senior senator, Christopher Viola. The Torch was able to get in touch with both...

Flames of the Torch: On fixing our mistakes, and NZ attack’s impact in SJU community

Flames of the Torch: On fixing our mistakes, and NZ attack’s impact in SJU community

The Torch Staff

March 20, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

In a recent Torch article, we mistakenly published a term offensive to the LGBTQ+ community, and also misgendered a member of Spectrum, the LGBTQ+ organization on campus. We worked to fix the mistakes online as soon as we were contacted and added an apology to the online article. We would like to, agai...

Flames of the Torch

Flames of the Torch

The Torch Staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

The Jewish Students Association (JSA) invited keynote speaker and Holocaust survivor Lena Goren to speak to the St. John’s community about her experience that dates back nearly eight decades. One of our contributors, Alana Loren Bethea, covered the story for the Torch. Goren discussed jumping from sh...

Flames of the Torch: On the recent #SurvivingSJU talks, findings

Flames of the Torch: On the recent #SurvivingSJU talks, findings

Torch Staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion

St. John’s has been under a fair amount of scrutiny since #SurvivingSJU trended nationally last month, leading students to criticize what they see as an ineffective sexual assault reporting system. This comes as several student groups on campus have held demonstrations to voice their displeasure with...

Flames of the Torch: On the University’s responsibility to allocate funds appropriately

Flames of the Torch: On the University’s responsibility to allocate funds appropriately

Torch Staff

February 6, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

This week, the new Athletics Director Mike Cragg told the Torch that he has big plans for the university’s staple: Carnesecca Arena. After 58 years of the Lou Carnesecca-dedicated arena being built, and 11 years since its last renovation, it’s safe to say Cragg’s ambition to renovate the Quee...

Flames of the Torch: On Student Press Freedom Day

Flames of the Torch: On Student Press Freedom Day

Torch Staff

January 30, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

Today, student publications across the country will participate in Student Press Freedom Day, a day dedicated to the right of student publications to report freely on all issues — especially those that directly affect them and their fellow students. As a student publication, it is our responsi...

Flames of the Torch: Finals,Holidays, New Year

Flames of the Torch: Finals,Holidays, New Year

The Torch Staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the semester comes to an end, we can’t help but reflect on moments from the year while simultaneously finding ourselves in a state of high stress that coincides perfectly with the holiday season. December is the month where deadlines loom, temperatures drop and we retreat to our preferred stud...

Flames of the Torch: On The Devastating Woolsey Fires in California

The Torch Staff

November 14, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

As a nation, we are always subject to go through dark times. However, it is on us to decide the best way we should respond and react to these hard times. Within the last few weeks of November, we have seen California battle record-breaking wildfires. The Woolsey Fire has been described as California’...

Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Torch Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Americans were given the opportunity to change the way that their country is governed. This year’s Midterm Elections were crucial, as key issues such as the funding of Planned Parenthood and immigration restrictions were at stake. The results of Tuesday’s elections decides how the count...

Flames of the Torch: On the importance of transgender rights

Flames of the Torch: On the importance of transgender rights

The Torch Staff

October 24, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

This week, the Trump administration announced that they are “seriously considering changing” the government’s official definition of gender to one’s biological sex determined at birth. Under this new definition, the recognition of transgender individuals under the law would be jeopardized if...

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