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Flames of the Torch: End of the Year

Torch Eboard

May 1, 2019

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we, as the St. John’s community, must reflect on the changes and improvements made over the course of the 2018-2019 school year. Each new year comes with its own struggles, losses, sources of inspiration and innovations — this last year has been especia...

Flames of the Torch: Introducing the 97th Editorial Board

Torch Staff

April 17, 2019

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: on selecting commencement speakers of more diverse backgrounds

Flames of the Torch: on selecting commencement speakers of more diverse backgrounds

Torch Staff

April 4, 2018

Last week, St. John’s Law School announced that this year’s commencement speaker will be former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Not only is this exciting, as Bharara has been an influential figure in the landscape of the U.S. government, but it is also a step in a promising direction, following the lead o...

Flames of the Torch: SGI e-board candidates need to challenge the status quo

Flames of the Torch: SGI e-board candidates need to challenge the status quo

Torch Staff

March 21, 2018

Election season is now upon us. With new e-boards emerging to serve for the 2018-2019 academic year that will undoubtedly impact the climate on campus — and further guide where it’s going — this is one of the most important times, if not the most important, in the year. One of the most signif...

Flames of the Torch: On the power of student activism

Flames of the Torch: On the power of student activism

Torch Staff

March 14, 2018

orcIn the aftermath of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students have taken the lead on gun violence awareness. Seventeen students and faculty were killed that day, with several more injured. In the weeks since, students from MSD, and others across the nation, have stood u...

Flames of the Torch: In response to #BoycottTheTorch

Flames of the Torch: In response to #BoycottTheTorch

Torch Editorial Board

February 14, 2018

Within hours of the Torch being distributed last Wednesday, several student organizations posted a statement to Instagram announcing a boycott of the Torch in response to our front page story. The story, entitled “Call For Action: Gempesaw to Meet With Students Thursday” covered the demonstration that ...

Flames of the Torch: It’s time for Gempesaw to listen

Flames of the Torch: It’s time for Gempesaw to listen

Torch Editorial Board

February 8, 2018

This week President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw will do what is arguably the most important thing he’s tackled since arriving at St. John’s. On Thursday students will be given the opportunity to meet with him at Taffner Field House to air their concerns regarding race relations on campus directl...

Flames of the Torch: We Need Media Literacy

Flames of the Torch: We Need Media Literacy

Torch Staff

January 31, 2018

In this ever-changing world of media, it’s become increasingly easier to get caught up in headlines without reading into a story, or to simply be blindsided by “fake news.” Social media has made it easier than ever to consume news — which means it’s more important than ever to focus on media lit...

Flames of the Torch 4/26/17

Flames of the Torch 4/26/17

Torch Staff

April 28, 2017

With dreams of summer almost upon us, finals are the last and most challenging things standing in the way of our glorious three month break from school. Every semester, the rigorous tests, projects and papers can seem overwhelming. Balancing all the assignments with the rest of the end of the year activities,...

Flames of the Torch

Flames of the Torch

April 12, 2017

Nearly two weeks ago, the Torch elected a new editorial board. Throughout the past year, we’ve worked to revamp the way we bring you, the St. John’s community, the information you care about. We’ve built upon our digital presence and created more engaging, attractive designs, which include our...

Flames of the Torch 3/22

March 22, 2017

This week, we heard Student Government Inc.’s executive board candidates for the 2017-2018 school year debate a number of topics at the annual SGI debate. Candidates discussed accountability, advocacy and increasing visibility, among other things. But one thing the debate lacked was substance. It’s expected t...

Flames of the Torch

September 28, 2016

As Americans we are lucky enough to have the privilege and freedom to speak our minds. The freedom of speech is essential to democracy and our ability to change the status quo. As college students, it’s especially important for us to have our voices heard. It may be a cliche - but we are the...

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