The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

Stand out students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
April 27, 2016
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This semester, three St. John’s students received honorable mentions in the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, a nationwide award that attracted entries from more than 1,000 mathematics, science and engineering students. The Goldwater Scholarship is an award in... Read more »

Queens International Night Market

Vidushi Dyall, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
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The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art and food. There are small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of New York City... Read more »

St. John’s’ biggest spring event

Brendan South, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
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There was a cool breeze tying itself around the carnival rides placed on the Great Lawn. The sun was slapping it’s heat onto the belly of the concrete and the backs of students standing in line. Cargo shorts with prickly hair, skirts as colorful as modern art masterpieces, sunglasses with reflections... Read more »

National Parks

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
April 27, 2016
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For the nature lover, a visit to any of the hundreds of national park sites around the country are a must.  2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, celebrating the history of the country’s parks and monuments. The parks show visitors the immense beauty and wonder of the natural... Read more »

A senior farewell and advice to all

Oumou Fofana, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
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Graduation is coming up. I can’t believe I’m actually done with college. The best and worst years of my life are coming to an end. I don’t know how I should feel about this. Some days I’m happy, other days I’m sad; it’s just very overwhelming. Growing up, my parents always told me I... Read more »

An inspiration for moms all around

An inspiration for moms all around

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 27, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Seven years ago on Valentine’s Day, Shanice Lyons was surprised with a gift that would change her life forever. While the holiday is filled with hearts, gifts and romance, the gift she received was one of a kind – a blessing in disguise that might terrify many young women, men and their fami... Read more »

Being aware of the realities of suicide

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 27, 2016
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The first day of March started off just like any other day. What I thought was the perfect, calm opportunity to take a nap and catch up on some writing suddenly became a vivid nightmare. The cops were aggressively knocking on my next-door neighbor’s apartment. At first, I thought it was something... Read more »

Facebook announces new updates and a 10-year plan at the annual F8 conference

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus
April 21, 2016
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On April 12, at Facebook’s annual F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of the company, announced a 10-year plan, as well as many other updates within the company. Facebook’s F8 conference, hosted every year in San Francisco, is aimed at other developers. But, it’s also when... Read more »

Creating a conscious awakening of the importance of love through new EP

Wandy Ortiz, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2016
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Known for his roles as a tutor at the University Global Language and Culture Center, and as a touring musician with the high-profile SJU Voices of Victory gospel choir, Robert Pope, a jazz degree transfer student from SUNY Purchase, moved to New York City with the hopes of watching all of his dreams... Read more »

Grooming and connecting the St. John’s community

Grooming and connecting the St. John’s community

Livia Paula, Features Editor Emeritus
April 20, 2016
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On March 21, 2016, St. John’s University students and staff might have been surprised, and even confused, when they walked through the main doors at the D’Angelo Center and saw a pop-up salon with barbers and beauty professionals providing free haircuts and manicures. Sounds like a dream for all... Read more »

Smorgasburg

Caroline Krawczynski, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
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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... Read more »

Library collects food in exchange for waived fines

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
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As busy college students, our lives are filled with school, work and hanging out with our friends. In our haste to do everything we must and want to do, small things are overlooked, such as returning library books. At St. John’s, patrons are given a three day grace period for overdue items, except... Read more »

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