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No tricks, just treats this Halloween

Tiana Brownie, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2016

Halloween is right around the corner solidifying that fall has arrived. We can all admit it’s one of the most festive and celebrated holidays’ of the year that brings us together to celebrate with costumes, tricks and treats! An obvious favorite, of children and adults alike, even more than the costu...

Get the ‘scoop’ on Eddie’s Sweet Shop

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

September 28, 2016

  The art of the ice cream sundae and float has slowly lost touch with today’s generation and has been replaced by Dippin’ Dots and smoothies. Lactose deficiencies and vegan choices seem to be common lifestyles for many college students, but doesn’t divulging into a huge bowl of ice cream...

Smorgasburg

Caroline Krawczynski, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Asian inspired hot dogs, Ramen Noodle Burgers and “coffee on shrooms” are just a few of the mouth watering, photogenic, yet questionable foods that consume the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You can find these delicious foods during the weekends of the annual Smorgasburg food market. Leave...

Tap into the ‘Cookie Monster’

Jamie Pfeiffer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

When social media exploits a new, popular food trend, I am the first to go try it. I went to Black Tap on my birthday this year with my family on a Monday night. I was glad that my birthday fell on a Monday, considering the reviews I read that stated customers had at lesast a four hour wait. For s...

Tasting the Rainbow

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

Have you ever tasted the rainbow? Do you want to? You might think this feat is impossible, but The Bagel Store has accomplished bringing it to Brooklyn, New York. The Bagel Store attracts customers from around the globe with the world’s most creative and beautiful bagel artistry. Owner and head baker...

Nutrition fair highlights healthy eats at SJU

Nutrition fair highlights healthy eats at SJU

Caroline Krawczynski, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016

We can all agree that eating healthy is not easy. In a world of sky-high burgers, salty potato chips and triple-chocolate chip fudge brownies, why settle for a salad? On Feb. 10, St. John’s Dining Services introduced students to the full 360 on healthy eating through its annual Nutrition Fa...

Torch Eats: Valentine’s Day special

Torch Eats: Valentine’s Day special

Carolina Krawczynski, Jamie Pfeiffer, and Evelyn Miller

February 10, 2016

Five budget-friendly places worth trying on Valentine's Day  By Carolina Krawczynski Are you looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day plans for you and someone special? If it’s only for you to enjoy on your own, that’s fine too. We all know the struggle of wanting to go to out to a ni...

Super Bowl 50: Where to munch?

Oumou Fofana, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Whether you are rooting for the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, or you’re just watching it for the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday is the time where you munch on wings, nachos and other delicious foods. Here are four restaurants that are showing the anticipated Super Bowl 50 on big screen TVs...

Basking in Chicken Glory at Queens’ Newest Shake Shack

Basking in Chicken Glory at Queens’ Newest Shake Shack

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Ah, Queens Center Mall. A hang-out haven for high school students that make you realize kids are undeniably getting more obnoxious while you are undeniably getting older. What a joyous realization! Many people try to avoid this spot at all costs, but on Dec. 30, an angel came down from above and blesse...

Fresh food for a fresh outlook

Diana Colapietro, Photo Editor

January 27, 2016

Om. Om. Om. Om. When you think of dining at a local café, meditation may not be the first thing that comes to your mind (certainly not in the daily hustle and bustle of Queens). However, there is one particular place that will, without a doubt, nourish both your body and soul. The Panorama of...

Caribbean warmth amidst the NY cold

Livia Paula, Features Editor

January 27, 2016

Heading for a night-out in NYC sounds fun and exciting. I mean, let’s not forget that there are people from all over the country paying large amounts of money to spend only a few days here. Whether you are a native New Yorker or have lived in the city for a while, you might find yourself a bit discouraged...

Treat your sweet tooth at Levain Bakery

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

The holidays are the perfect time to relax with your loved ones and to celebrate health and happiness. However, it’s also become a season where we pack on those extra pounds and put on our “winter coats.” You can either refuse to face this fact and pass up that second piece of cake, or fully commit...

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