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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...

Millennial Think: Our Clicks Have Massive Impact

Millennial Think: Our Clicks Have Massive Impact

Steven Verdile, Design Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As the holiday season approaches, everyone prepares themselves for decorating trees, drinking eggnog and building snowmen. While most people would normally spend hours scrambling through mall kiosks after finally finding parking, a large group of people, mainly comprised of millennials, has switched...

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

NIckool Castro, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Festival of Lights, an annual celebration of all religious holidays during the month of December, took place in D’Angelo Ballroom yesterday night at 7 p.m. Magdaline Hurtado, vice-president of the Latin American Student Organization and Jonathan Bembry, chapter president of the Alpha Phi Alph...

Treat your sweet tooth at Levain Bakery

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Features

The holidays are the perfect time to relax with your loved ones and to celebrate health and happiness. However, it’s also become a season where we pack on those extra pounds and put on our “winter coats.” You can either refuse to face this fact and pass up that second piece of cake, or fully commit...

Starbucks minimalist cup design stirs up controversy

Starbucks minimalist cup design stirs up controversy

Irene Spezzamonte, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under News

If you are walking from one class to the other with a Starbucks cup in your hand, you might notice that something is missing. The company has released the new cups for the Christmas season without any reference to the Christian holiday. The cups are only colored with a shiny red that ombres into a ...

This Holiday’s best beauty collections

This Holiday’s best beauty collections

Sharon Tong, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

Since Rihanna made her debut “RiRi Hearts MAC” makeup collection this spring, RiRi has received great reception for her makeup line. The 25-year-old singer, who signed a year-long collaboration with MAC, is slated to sell out another exciting holiday collection. It will have three matte lipsticks,...

An American Holiday From Afar

An American Holiday From Afar

Harry Saunders, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Features

As we move swiftly into the holiday season, and I approach the end of my first semester at St John’s, it seems appropriate for me to reflect upon what the lead up to Christmas is like here in New York City compared to my home town of London, in the United Kingdom. Most striking is the earliness...

NYC Shopping Made Easy

NYC Shopping Made Easy

Rolanda Harmon, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012


Filed under Features

Santa needs help this holiday season and there are only a few places to go to get the best experience while helping out the big guy. For all of you that missed the extravagant yet chaotic and hectic shopping experience on Black Friday, don’t worry. The shopping deals and discounts are far from over...

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