The Torch

Race and Public Memory: Where Do You Fit In?

Race and Public Memory: Where Do You Fit In?

Jillian Ortiz, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


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Who were you taught to fear? How did we get here? These opening questions, posed to an audience of roughly 25 students at last Tuesday’s “Race & Public Memory: Who Were You Taught to Fear?” event in St. John Hall, provoked a conversation among students. The discussion, which lasted around one hour...

NAACP Opens Discussion on the “School to Prison Pipeline”

NAACP Opens Discussion on the “School to Prison Pipeline”

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Around 40 people from St. John’s and the surrounding community crowded into the D’Angelo Center Organization Lounge last Tuesday, Oct. 17 to hear panelists and audience members discuss the “school-to-prison pipeline” with a focus on the black community. The St. John’s chapter of NAACP hosted and...

Silencing the Past: Volume of the Present

Silencing the Past: Volume of the Present

Jillian Ortiz, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


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Last Thursday’s “Silencing the Past: A Discussion on Confederate Statues, Race, and Historical Memory” event, which took place in St. John’s Hall, was centered on U.S. history in light of the recent events in Charlottesville. The discussion, held by Assistant Professor Robert Bland and Pro...

AD Goff Encourages Athletes to Speak Out

AD Goff Encourages Athletes to Speak Out

Langston Payne, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Over the past year, heated debates over race and social issues have transpired into mainstream media. An increase in racial conflicts and police brutality have caused many athletes to become politically active in a way not seen in recent memory, and not too many people are happy about it. Sports ...

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...

Solidarity Festival encourages reflection on worker justice

Solidarity Festival encourages reflection on worker justice

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

April 20, 2016


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Last Saturday marked the first ever Solidarity Festival at St. John’s University, coordinated by Dr. Meghan Clark, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The event brought together students, faculty and various organizations from within New York state who ...

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