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Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Flames of the Torch: Be the change you want to see – Vote

Torch Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Americans were given the opportunity to change the way that their country is governed. This year’s Midterm Elections were crucial, as key issues such as the funding of Planned Parenthood and immigration restrictions were at stake. The results of Tuesday’s elections decides how the count...

Moments & Movements: Celebrities’ Influence on Voter Registration

Moments & Movements: Celebrities’ Influence on Voter Registration

Destinee Scott, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture

Taylor Swift, known for being reluctant to voice her political opinions, recently broke her silence and encouraged fans to register to vote, resulting in a huge voter registration turnout. On Oct. 7, the singer-songwriter announced that she would be voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate...

Rock the Vote sponsoring van to drive students to polling site

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Rock the Vote will be sponsoring a van to drive students who are registered to vote in the neighborhood surrounding the University back and forth to Hillcrest Jewish Center on Tuesday. The service will last from 12-6:30 p.m., and is free of cost to students. The van will be located at Gate 6,...

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Linda MacMonagle, J.D., Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

For Catholics, responsible citizenship, which includes voting, is very important. However, certain critical issues have not been addressed or explained adequately to Catholic voters in this election cycle. Although many Catholics are not single issue voters, please be advised that a political candidate's...

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Clinton and Trump win their home state

Talia Tirella, Co Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

April 20, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept New York State Tuesday night with 61 percent and 58 percent in their respective races.

N.Y. primary sees Trump and Clinton with ‘Yuge’ victories

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor Emeritus

April 20, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

Tuesday night’s New York primary saw big wins for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate tycoon Donald Trump, both who have called the Empire State their home in the past. The twain candidates beat their opponents in a landslide win, with Trump gaining 60 percent of votes, ...

Have you registered for an absentee ballot yet?

Have you registered for an absentee ballot yet?

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

As primary season continues, there are many students here at St. John’s who are unaware of the fact that they are able to vote even when they can’t be physically present in their state.

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