The Torch

A Glance at NYC’s Local Elections

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

Last Tuesday only 22 percent of registered voters in New York City turned out to vote in local elections that yielded pretty unsurprising results — for the most part. “These local, municipal elections, they’re very importan...

The Muslim Perspective

The Muslim Perspective

November 16, 2017

Three million New Yorkers unable to vote in primaries

Elijah Angulo, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

After one of the most important primaries for the presidency, the New York State Board of Elections statistics showed that over three million people were not able to vote. The New York State primary was closed. People were only able to ...

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Tommie Brown, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

It has become tragically repetitive in New York City to see headlines announce yet another incident where the NYPD goes head to head with its city’s civilians of color.  But what happens when the villain becomes the victim?...

De Blasio becomes NYC’s 109th mayor

Talia Tirella, Staff Writer

November 6, 2013

Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio became the 109th mayor in New York City’s history in a landslide victory over Republican candidate Joe Lhota. Bill de Blasio, the former Public Advocate, was leading all mayoral polls after...

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