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SJU Winter Fashion Trends

SJU Winter Fashion Trends

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
February 1
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“He Will Not Divide Us” Exhibit

“He Will Not Divide Us” Exhibit

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
February 1
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Amidst much political tension recently in the U.S., and New York City, an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria calls for unity and peace. Created by Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, their exhibition called “He Will Not Divide Us” opened on Inauguration D...

Dior’s ‘WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS’ shirt

Dior’s ‘WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS’ shirt

Mayeli Botello, Contributing Writer
February 1
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It is a rare instance when fashion and activism coincide. Fashion, like all art, acts as an escapade from the cold reality in which we live in. However, now-a-days it seems that fashion is taking a tip from the women marching in the streets. Thanks to Dior’s new creative designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, yo...

Top Five Museums to Check Out On a Rainy Day

Top Five Museums to Check Out On a Rainy Day

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
February 1
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The city is quiet, except for the drops of rain hitting the pavement. Don’t let rainy days in New York City get you down. There are plenty of things you can do to beat the rain and have some adventure. Hit the ground running by visiting some of the finest museums in town. Let’s start with...

SJU New Year Resolutions

Loraina London Calderon, Contributing Writer
January 25
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With every new year comes a floodgate of resolutions or goals people want to complete for themselves that same year. The new year is a time to start fresh and become a “new you” because it is the recognized clean slate everyone needs. It signifies a lot for people, other than the fact that it’s a...

Freshman tells all about self-published book “Her Naked Mind”

Freshman tells all about self-published book “Her Naked Mind”

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
January 25
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After sitting down and meeting with freshman Julia Kotaev for the first time, I could tell from the way she spoke exactly how passionate she is about writing. For being 19-years-old, and living in New York City for the first time, Kotaev has a lot of experience in the writing field. From New Je...

Top 5 thoughts after winter break from a senior

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 25
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1.)How? This will be your first and last thought about everything? How has it already been four years? How did I manage to survive? How do I look for a real job? 2.) I miss Monty’s Let’s be real- it’s always about food. Do you remember at orientation when OLs would say, “Where there...

Best hot cocoa

Julia Kotaev, Contributing Writer
December 7
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As the weather continues to get chillier, nothing is more satisfying than a steaming cup of tasty hot chocolate. However, getting hot chocolate can be hard as some students don’t want to travel far to satisfy their craving as it gets colder. Luckily, there are plenty of places near campus to grab s...

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

Loraina Calderon, Contributing Writer
December 7
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Clothing is a way of self-expression and thrift shops have commonly been seen as the cheaper alternative to the mall, or a good way to get some nice designer pieces at an extremely reduced price. Shopping has contracted a type of taboo, that you either support the capitalistic nation we live in o...

Meet St. John’s tech students

Meet St. John’s tech students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
December 7
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It’s modern romance at its finest: first you swipe right, and the next thing you know, you’re entering a competition with your girlfriend at Yale’s Hackathon, tasked with creating a health coverage app in around 36 hours. This is what happened to a senior at St. John’s, Prince Channer. I...

Add trendy to your winter coats

Add trendy to your winter coats

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
December 7
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As the weather gets colder, everyone starts shopping for that perfect winter coat. There are so many styles that you can choose from to stay trendy this season. Puffer coats- They’re big and bulky, but don’t let that deter you from giving them a chance. They’re finally back in style, have be...

Former SJU student Cambank$ releases mixtape

Former SJU student Cambank$ releases mixtape

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
December 7
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Former St. John’s student, Cameron Banks, also known as Cambank$ is pursuing his dream of becoming a rapper and bringing his musical talents to the floor for all to see. His new mixtape “C&C Tha Mixtape” produced by Davy “Carvo” Crockett Music will be coming out on Dec. 20 just in time of ...

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