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Meet Student Leader: Matt Macatula

Meet Student Leader: Matt Macatula

Alexis Gaskin, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Being a student leader on campus is all about direction, organization and above all, the desire to reach your goals. That’s what Matt Macatula stresses is the importance of his role as a student leader at St. John’s University. Originally from San Diego, Macatula is a third-year Information Techno...

SGI Addresses Issue of Food Insecurity Among Students

Derrell J. Bouknight, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

Students struggling financially to buy nutritious food consistently now have options  to address the challenges they are facing. In October’s final Student Government Inc. meeting, President Atemkeng Tazi, along with other members, addressed the issue and how it impacts students on campus. ...

SGI Hosts General Assembly Meeting, Votes on Budget

SGI Hosts General Assembly Meeting, Votes on Budget

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under News

SGI Inc. held its general assembly meeting on Monday. THe second gathering of the school year featured the swearing in of the new Sophomore Senator and another votes submitted by the representatives on budgets and new representatives. The meeting was conducted by SGI President Atem Tazi and the oth...

Final SGI Meeting Held With New E-Board

Final SGI Meeting Held With New E-Board

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News

The final SGI meeting of the year was held on Monday April 23, featuring final reports from the 2017-2018 eboard, a recap of Relay for Life and final events taking place on campus. Graduatin senior Frank Obermeyer gave his final President’s report to the general body, congratulating everyone on a...

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

PLUG Ticket Sweeps SGI Elections

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

April 11, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Student Government Inc.’s executive board elections came to a close Friday afternoon with the PLUG ticket coming out on top with a sweep. History was made as junior Atem Tazi became the second black female president in SGI history.  PLUG, which stands for personality, legacy, unity and growth, was led by Tazi who b...

Student Government Debate Talks 2018-19 Goals

Student Government Debate Talks 2018-19 Goals

Isabella Bruni, News Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and faculty gathered in the D’Angelo Center Living Room on March 22 to hear and see what could be in store for SGI next year at the annual Student Government Inc. Debate. The Living Room was packed with students and representatives from all organizations on campus, and despite technica...

SGI Elections: Meet the Faces Behind the Ballots

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

Thursday afternoon, the candidates for the upcoming Student Government Inc. executive board election will face off in a common hour debate. Students will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions about their platforms and goals; but before that happens, the Torch sat down with each ticket...

SGI Meeting: Last Meeting Before New E-Board Elections

SGI Meeting: Last Meeting Before New E-Board Elections

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

The most recent SGI floor meeting was held Monday, March 19 in the DAC Org Lounge. The meeting consisted of a discussion with the Chief Diversity Officer, introductions of the candidates for the 2018-2019 SGI e-board and voting on budget approval from several organizations on campus for future events. ...

Opposing Tickets for SGI Elections

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

For the first time since 2015-16 school year, Student Government Inc. has two full tickets running against each other for executive board elections. “SGI is very happy to have two tickets and one independent running this year,” SGI President Frank Obermeyer said in an email to the Torch. “It sho...

Admins Address Student Concerns at Org Congress

Admins Address Student Concerns at Org Congress

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

Student Government, Inc. held its third annual Org Congress, the Academic Forum, last Thursday, March 1. Each seat in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom quickly filled with at least one representative from the executive board of each SGI Recognized Organization. Students were allotted one hour to po...

SGI Meeting: Upcoming Elections to New SJU App

SGI Meeting: Upcoming Elections to New SJU App

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News

SGI’s first floor meeting since spring break was held last week on Monday, March 5 and it covered many topics ranging from upcoming elections, to a new St. John’s University app. Frank Obermeyer, president of SGI, began the meeting by announcing his plan to create a new SGI committee to overse...

A Mid-Year Catch Up With SGI

A Mid-Year Catch Up With SGI

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News, Features Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News

The Torch recently sat down with SGI President Frank Obermeyer to catch up on what SGI’s current e-board has accomplished since it won its campaign in Spring 2017, as well as what goals SGI is still pursuing for students. Obermeyer said SGI will primarily place emphasis on continuing to improve existi...

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