The Torch

The Democratic establishment has itself to blame

Lucas Hann, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The question for Democrats on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9 was, of course, who is to blame? Somehow, the party had managed to turn an incredibly advantageous setting into a loss. The sitting Democratic President, Barack Obama, has a 58 percent job approval rating according to a new Gallup poll. ...

Trump wins in stunning upset

Trump wins in stunning upset

Suzanne Ciechalski, Angelica Acevedo, and Bryant Rodriguez

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

In a stunning upset, Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the election and will be the 45th President of the United States. Trump won a majority of electoral votes, at 276, as of 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to Politico. After surpassing the critical 270 mark, Trump’s win was cemented...

Clinton’s email corruption

Shabib Afzal, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Despite my distrust and ideological disagreements with Hillary Clinton, I supported her in my article titled, “I’m (sort of) with her,” published Sept. 7. However, after the WikiLeaks, I’ve changed my mind. Many of the leaked emails are standard. Some are revealing. Her campaign was “petr...

Religion and politics come together for the second presidential debate

Religion and politics come together for the second presidential debate

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News, Presidential Election 2016

Politics and religion intermingled on Sunday, Oct. 9 with a group of about 20 students that came together at St. Thomas More Church to watch the second presidential debate. The event is part of the PARTICIPATE 2016 program which is an annual initiative at St. John’s to “promote and increase gre...

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...

Let’s talk about sex(ism)

Madelyn Starks, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Merriam-Webster defines sexism as, “prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women”. I find this definition interesting, because of the word, “especially”. Yes, men also face sexism due to stereotypical gender roles, but Merriam-Webster uses the add in to address the ...

Clinton: The unfavorable-favorable presidential candidate

Clinton: The unfavorable-favorable presidential candidate

Angela Kellet, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump after the Democratic convention looked promising, but polls are now showing the race is narrower than previously reported. According to a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal, Clinton is leading with a 4-5 point lead. Many may attribute the 4 point drop to her ever growing unfavorable ratings among voters. Her unfavorable ratings are soon to matc...

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 ...

Not another Weiner

Nayab Khan, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman, was caught once again in a sexting scandal. Last week, the New York Post published an incriminating photo of Weiner, which resulted in repercussions a bit different than those that came about during his last two sexting scandals. For one, the photo depicted...

What to keep an eye on for the upcoming primaries

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 27, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

GOP candidate Donald Trump swept Tuesday’s five state contest, upping his delegate total to 950. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton won four state contests except Rhode Island, which went to Bernie Sanders. Clinton now has a delegate count of 2,159 to Sanders’ 1,370, according to the New Yo...

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

N.Y. primary sees Trump and Clinton with ‘Yuge’ victories

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor Emeritus

April 20, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Tuesday night’s New York primary saw big wins for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate tycoon Donald Trump, both who have called the Empire State their home in the past. The twain candidates beat their opponents in a landslide win, with Trump gaining 60 percent of votes, ...

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