The Torch

Controversial SGI Election Process Needs to Change

Nitin Basra, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Imagine having the ability to vote in the United States presidential election at the ease of your fingertips. The amount of engagement would certainly increase but what else would we have to take into account?    For better or worse, St. John’s University has implemented this technique, allowin...

SGI Election Recap, Tickets Address Cheating Allegations

Morgan Mullings, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

UPDATED April 17 4:18 p.m.: Elections Committee Co-Chair Michael Pugh told the Torch in a statement, “Carley — Co-Chair of the Elections Committee — and I were working with each other to aid in the elections process and worked to follow our bylaws as close as possible. Of course, those bylaw...

SJU to Switch from StormSync to Engage for 2020-21 Academic Year

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 17, 2019


Filed under News

St. John’s will soon transition to a website called Engage, confirmed Jack Flynn, director of Student Conduct and advisor to Student Government Inc. (SGI). This new website will replace StormSync, the website student organizations and clubs use to store their information. Flynn clarified in an email statement that C...

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

P.R.I.D.E. Ticket Sweeps SGI Election Results

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor Emeritus

April 8, 2019


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After canceling the traditional live display of results on Friday, April 5, Student Government Inc. took to Instagram to announce that the P.R.I.D.E. ticket swept all of the positions for the 2019-20 academic year. Those elected are as follows: President: Matthew Macatula Vice President: Clyde Drayton Se...

SGI: New Policies and Updates

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under News

The general assembly meeting for Student Government Inc. was held last Monday, March 11 in DAC 128. This meeting was the last one before the official start to SGI elections at the next meeting on Monday, March 25. This past meeting ran as follows: There were no reports from the SGI President, Atemkeng Tazi or V...

Student Government Inc. Hosts Second Meeting of Semester

Alexis Gaskin, Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under News

The second general assembly meeting of the semester for Student Government Inc. was held on Monday, Feb. 11 in the Marillac Auditorium. The meeting featured conversations and committee reports on potential dining plans for the Queens Campus, declaration of the important dates for SGI elections an...

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...

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University
SGI