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VOL 93: 06 September 30, 2015 torchonline.com

The independent student newspaper of St. John’s University

Annual Career

Pope Francis comes to NYC

Fair to be hosted Oct. 1; 140 organizations registered


St. John’s will be hosting its annual Fall Career and Internship Expo on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Taffner Field House. At the expo, students will be able to meet hundreds of companies with the hopes of getting an internship or a fulltime/part-time job. According to the Associate Director of Employer Events and Services Jennifer Grauso, the fall career expo is the largest fair of the year; right now, there are 140 organizations registered and there will be over 150 on the day of. “We invite every employer that has either participated in the past or has a job posting right now,” Grauso said. “We look at the organizations that hire the most of our students and where our alumni are; the more companies the better.” It is open to all majors and all types of positions, so students should be able to find at least one opening they are interested in. Due to a partnership with Campus Ministry, this year the expo will include new opportunities through service organizations. Students can decide to do a full year of service after graduation with organizations like Peace Corp and City Year. “I knew that Campus Ministry likes to promote these organizations to students and was looking for a good venue,” Grauso said. “We figured why not expose the 3000 students we expect at the fair to great organizations while helping Campus Ministry promote their service organizations.” (Continued on Page 4)



Pope Francis and his simplicity made history by shutting New York down last Thursday and Friday. The pope’s agenda in the United States was filled with many firsts. On Thursday, he attended a joint session of the United States Congress, becoming the first pope to ever do so. Furthermore, Francis surprised everyone by speaking in English. With his strong Spanish accent, he addressed important issues. These included climate change, the plight of refugees and the fight against terrorism. “No religion is free from individual extremes” Francis said on Capitol Hill, “A delicate balance is required.”



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On Friday, Francis rode through Central Park in his Popemobile before delivering a 6 p.m. Mass at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s sophomore Andrew Klawiter was one of the 80,000 individuals who saw the pope in Central Park. “I am inspired by the work of the pope and his attention to social justice issues,” Klawiter said. “Seeing him come to a place like New York where poverty is an extremely pressing issue, it was nice to see the leader of 1.2 billion people caring for the least fortunate of all.” Amidst staying in line for three hours, senior Alessandra Laucella said the wait was worth it. “It was almost like a pilgrimage,” she explained. “Everyone was happy to be there. I love how the pope inspires so many with his message of God’s love.” Three of St. John’s campuses, Manhat-

tan, Queens and Staten Island organized several events throughout the day. On the Queens campus many students gathered for “Five Hours for Francis,” an event hosted by Campus Ministry at St. Thomas More church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the event, students had the opportunity to experience the pope’s mass through a live stream. “The event was titled ‘Five Hours for Francis,’ because after watching the mass, we invited students to stay in the church for a few hours to share fellowship and to pray for the Holy Father, as he so often asks of us,” said Campus Minister for Music Ministry and Faith Formation Patrick Gordon. (Continued on Page 4)

Women’s soccer star Rachel Daly ties alltime goal record



Taking a look into steep textbook prices

Who wants to go shopping? TJ Maxx opens on Union

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