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Vegan Restaurants

Sabba Manyara, Contributing Writer
March 29, 2017
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Sabba Manyara Vegan options at mainstream restaurants are mostly non-existent and, if available, lack inspiration and flavor. A growing number of vegan restaurants have entered the New York City dining scene to close this gap, however, offering imaginative menus and great-tasting food for vegans and omn...

Photography student’s heartfelt Bronx project lands her EnFoco recognition

Photography student’s heartfelt Bronx project lands her EnFoco recognition

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
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Snapping pictures to look at and frame is not what photography is to BFA Photography student Abigail Montes, it is capturing a moment that tells a story. This outlook on her craft since the age of 17  is what brings Montes to this current point in her career as one of five photographers, and th...

Full-time students with part-times job—how do they do it?

Full-time students with part-times job—how do they do it?

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
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It can be overwhelming to balance academics, campus involvement and a social life while you’re in college. When you add having a part-time job or an internship into the mix it can be quite challenging. However, many students at St. John’s manage it. It makes you wonder, how does one do it? Keishmy...

Fashion Digest: What it’s like interning for Vogue

Fashion Digest: What it’s like interning for Vogue

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer
March 22, 2017
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Strutting down campus in high heels and a perfectly tailored, eccentric outfit, even in the mites of rain, sleet and snow, Lalisa Wongchai is always a sight to behold. Anyone can see that she clearly has the ‘Vogue’ look, so it’s not shocking to learn that she has already made a name for herself a...

SJU Food Workers

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
March 17, 2017
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On-campus dining is such a big part of what makes a university, especially St. John’s University. But there’s one part of campus dining that doesn’t always get enough attention: the workers. Students really only see the people who work in SJU’s dining locations during their meals when they’re...

Fair Trade Food Guide

Fair Trade Food Guide

Alexia Dolamakian, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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St. John’s for fair trade is working to bring more fair trade products to campus outlets. The fair trade committee on campus, which consists of students, administration and professors, is advocating for more education about marginalized workers and farmers who deserve a better life. They create the ...

Jumping to make a difference

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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In making a mark on this world, one can also make a difference in someone’s life. Ashley Bhuanlall, a senior public relations major, is one of those people. This past year, Bhuanlall joined Jumpstart at St. John’s University as a core member. Jumpstart is a program that serves in lower inco...

Don’t be bored this spring break with these three New York activities

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Features

In a city where we have world renowned museums like the MET and Museum of Natural History, smaller museums like the Neue Galerie tend to go unnoticed. But like they say, size doesn’t really matter because the Neue Gallery boasts an extraordinary collection of early 20th century German and Austrian ...

Interning at NYFW

Interning at NYFW

Kyra Donahoo, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
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New York Fashion Week is the most raved about event during the fall, winter, spring and summer seasons. This gives upcoming and experienced designers the opportunity to showcase their visions to the world through a runway show or a fashion presentation. I have been granted the opportunity to work ...

Student experiences Alexander Wang fashion show

Student experiences Alexander Wang fashion show

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
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On Saturday, Feb. 11, Alexander Wang held his New York Fashion Week runway show entitled “No After Party,” for Fall/Winter 2017. Sebastian Rico-Cintron, a journalism major at SJU and a NYC fashion/lifestyle blogger, was one of a select few to gain access to this email invite-only show, held at the a...

Women on Wall Street

Women on Wall Street

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
February 22, 2017
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Wall Street is one of the most well known streets in New York City. It is a big tourist attraction and also a placeholder for our economy. Many people would assume that a majority of men work on Wall Street or even the business industry. Catherine Felle is a junior from New Jersey currently studying b...

Most memorable spring break stories

Most memorable spring break stories

Julia Kotaev, Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
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Spring break is coming up on Feb. 27-March 4 and all of St. John’s University students have exciting plans coming up. Whether you’re going somewhere warm or staying on campus and enjoying the city, make it one for the books. Natalie Artiles is a junior who studied abroad spring 2016 and was a part of t...

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