The Torch

Introducing Nyla Smith

Introducing Nyla Smith

Morgan Mullings, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Being away from home for college puts a lot of pressure on students. Nyla Smith, 22, came to St. John’s prepared for that pressure, on top of the challenges that her mental and physical disabilities sometimes present. But she didn’t let that stop her from succeeding. She graduated in 2016 — ...

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

Raven Haynes, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features

When most people graduate, they think back on the fun times they had, but Emmanuel Geffrard  thought more about what he wishes he had. The 27-year-old 2016 alumnus, wishes he had a better way of connecting himself with his classmates when he was majoring in economics at St. John’s. So, he came up I...

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

When Jared Adkins graduated from St John’s 2 years ago, he never imagined that having a college roommate who was film-savvy, and taking advice from his then public relations professor would influence his passion for film production. A Far Rockaway native, Adkins’ latest film, Note To Self, was a participa...

Movie Review: “Note to Self” Displays Exciting New Talent

Movie Review: “Note to Self” Displays Exciting New Talent

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Culture

SJU alumnus Jared Adkins serves as producer on “Note To Self,” an incredible short film that explores a man’s relationship with both his girlfriend and his career as he faces a difficult decision that binds both priorities. Written and directed by Dennis Williams II, a good friend of Adkins and long-t...

The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University
St John’s Alumni