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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, 2017
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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... Read more »

Top 5 thoughts after winter break from a senior

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
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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... Read more »

Best hot cocoa

Julia Kotaev, Contributing Writer
December 7, 2016
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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... Read more »

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

Loraina Calderon, Contributing Writer
December 7, 2016
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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... Read more »

Meet St. John’s tech students

Meet St. John’s tech students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
December 7, 2016
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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... Read more »

Add trendy to your winter coats

Add trendy to your winter coats

Victoria Lohwasser, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
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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... Read more »

Former SJU student Cambank$ releases mixtape

Former SJU student Cambank$ releases mixtape

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
December 7, 2016
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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 ... Read more »

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Michael Perea
December 7, 2016
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She’s a transfer student from Stuttgart, Germany and new to St. John’s University. She’s also the only Fulbright scholar at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) and one of only two Fulbright scholars at the entire University. But being in the big city hasn’t put a damper to Julia Theilen... Read more »

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
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We live in a huge city where grabbing a bite to eat may seem a little bit hectic. Lucky for you, Bryant Park’s Winter Village has some of New York’s finest food condensed into one single location. Not only do they have your favorite sweets, complemented with a side of cider, they also have foo... Read more »

Stay busy with these winter activities

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
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No Pants Subway Ride - Pants. Name one person who genuinely enjoys this cruel domain over their lower half. On Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. you don’t have to wait until you come home to free yourself from the evils.Like-minded subway commuters decked out in full winter clothes (minus their pants) unite over their m... Read more »

The Organic Sketch: How a New York Artist creates a masterpiece

The Organic Sketch: How a New York Artist creates a masterpiece

Breanna Robinson
November 16, 2016
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Arts and culture of the world is something that many people can come to appreciate and recognize, however, despite the beauty of it , art from artists in your “own backyard” is overlooked. One should take a step back and see some of what local artists creativity have to bring to the table, in parti... Read more »

How to Cope with Being Home for the Holidays

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
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Whether you dorm or commute, coming home for winter break is a joyous occasion for some, and stressful for others. Or if you’re like me, it’s joyous up until about day four when you’re already tiptoeing on your family’s last nerve and vice versa. Here are three things you can do to ensure you... Read more »

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