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Destination Africa Fashion Show

Destination Africa Fashion Show

Amber Borden, Contributing Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features

On April 24, 2017, St. John’s students checked into Carnesecca Arena to board the flight to Destination Africa. Doors opened at 7 p.m. and seats were filling up by the minute. The African Students Association (ASA) curated the fashion show with assistance from Haraya.   DJ Supersmashbroz was loc...

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features

The Red House fashion club opened its doors to students and friends as they held their 11th annual fashion show on Wednesday, April 26th. With a 5-dollar fee at the door, Carnesecca Arena was flooded with people who wanted to show their support for the organization. The Red House is a brand that is managed by st...

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Jennifer Bogus, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features

If there is one thing that unifies college students, it’s food. There is nothing like eating a good meal after becoming so accustomed to Monty’s and takeout. One of the most difficult parts of living in NYC is that a good meal can come at a great price. The trick is to find a good restaurant that...

Spring trend alert: Glasses galore

Spring trend alert: Glasses galore

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features

An outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of specs. Spring has brought about a new collection of fashionable eyewear that is worth taking a look at. Whether you’re complimenting an outfit, or choosing the perfect frames to shield your eyes from the sun, the glasses trends this spring have ...

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features

Like most industries in America, the fashion industry, which holds an immeasurable influence on the entire world, is blessed by the hard work of immigrants. To name a few, fashion icons such as Oscar de la Renta, Adriana Lima and Anna Wintour are all immigrants. Despite their critical role in the American ...

Dream Teams Pt. 1: GUILTY Collection

Dream Teams Pt. 1: GUILTY Collection

Loraine Calderon, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Two young men from Atlanta and Los Angeles came to New York City with a goal. Not having known each other until they arrived at St. John’s University in 2015, Jibril Mitchell, 19, and James Dearing, 20, came together to create the brand, “Guilty.” Inspired by the fact that black men are always ...

The ins and outs of the Starbucks secret menu

The ins and outs of the Starbucks secret menu

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Your eyes are searching for your next favorite drink to hit the Starbucks Menu, whether it is a sweet tea, a cold brew or your preferred seasonal blend, you are always on the look out for the next big addition. But what if there is more than what meets the eye? If you are a Starbucks lover, then yo...

7 ways to spend Easter Break in Queens

7 ways to spend Easter Break in Queens

Julia Kotaev, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

If you’re going be on campus or in Queens next weekend for Easter break, consider yourself lucky, as the weather is set to be in the 70s next week. Pull out your favorite pair of sunglasses, and get ready to enjoy the plethora of activities our borough has to offer.   1.) Have A Picnic...

Spring 2017: Rethinking hot pink

Spring 2017: Rethinking hot pink

Jennifer Bogus, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

At last, the fashion gods are on our side, because this season our favorite color is back-- hot pink! Unload your storage bins and pick out all the hot pink selections that you’ve spent years neglecting, because now you no longer have to feel passé wearing your pinks to the grocery store or the clu...

Roses are Red Hot this Spring

Roses are Red Hot this Spring

Amber Borden, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

    Roses are a huge part of our culture. The rose is the national flower of the United States, and it is used for many occasions like birthdays, weddings;and holidays such as Valentine's Day. It is no question that roses are popular in media, like the reality show, The Bachelor and the classic ta...

Pepsi Ad for Equality Falls Flat

Pepsi Ad for Equality Falls Flat

Amber Borden, Contributing Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Pepsi released a two-minute and forty second ad starring Kendall Jenner as the spokesperson.  Kendall Jenner was bubbling with joy for the debut of her new ad with Pepsi. Jenner’s joy quickly fizzled out once social media gave her and Pepsi a piece of its mind. Within...

Bushwick’s DJ Lady Shadow spinning tracks

Bushwick’s DJ Lady Shadow spinning tracks

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features

Maia Edmond is senior at St. John’s who’s passionate about creating and performing music.  Originally, from Los Angeles, CA, Edmond, 21, is pursuing a major in communications with a minor in fine arts. When she isn’t a full time student or working on her own radio show, “The Palace” for WSJU...

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