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Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Since the start of the Chris Mullin era in Queens, St. John's players, coaches and even fans have preached the ongoing "process" of rebuilding the Red Storm into the national power that they once were. Well, that process missed a golden opportunity to take a major step forward on Jan. 14. St.... Read more »

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Brooklyn-native Shamorie Ponds announced his decision to stay home and play his college ball at St. John's, it was moments like this that he likely envisioned. A big home game against a ranked conference rival with an entire arena behind he and his teammates, trying to will them to victory. Well,... Read more »

SJU celebrates its 26th annual New York Christmas Spectacular

SJU celebrates its 26th annual New York Christmas Spectacular

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer
December 24, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s 26th annual Winter Carnival was a hit this year just before preparation for final exams became the campus’ main focus. With decorated buildings and lighted trees around campus, Christmas spirit was shown throughout the entire St. John’s community. Johnnies crowded the Great Lawn o... Read more »

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In the midst of a three-game winning streak, center Yankuba Sima has been granted his release from the St. John's men's basketball program. Sima informed head coach Chris Mullin of his desire to transfer out of Queens, and has been given permission by the program to talk to other Division I schools at... Read more »

Students in R.I.S.E. Network feel a loss

Students in R.I.S.E. Network feel a loss

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and a faculty member connected to the The R.I.S.E. Network say they are disappointed and confused by the recent departure of a popular administrator who they say was instrumental in the rise of the African American and Latino student mentoring program. Since October, seven students and one facult... Read more »

Alumni come back for “Lessons and Carols”

Alumni come back for “Lessons and Carols”

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and alumni gathered in St. Thomas More Church on Saturday, Dec. 3 to listen to music and psalm readings to welcome the season of Advent and be in each other’s company.   Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and St. John’s University Performing Arts, as well as Alumni Relations a... Read more »

Holidays with Bad Astronauts

Holidays with Bad Astronauts

Steven Verdile, Design Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll

On Thursday Dec. 1, the St. John's improv group “Bad Astronauts” had a room full of students bursting with laughter for 90 minutes straight. In DAC 407 the crew held their annual holiday show, and began the festive month with a fun and memorable event. The show began with a series of quick improv... Read more »

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

Loraina Calderon, Contributing Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

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
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

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 »

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Michael Perea
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

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 »

Phishing attacks on campus

Phishing attacks on campus

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Office of Information Technology has received reports of phishing attacks appearing on campus. On Tuesday Nov. 29, Joseph J. Tufano, Vice President and Chief Informations officer, sent out an email reminding St. John’s students that the University will never ask for “your e-mail name or password... Read more »

President Gempesaw, a Queens Power 50 honoree

President Gempesaw, a Queens Power 50 honoree

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and faculty aren’t the only ones who shine in varying aspects at St. John’s University - the University’s president Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D. was given his own moment to shine as he was named to the Queens Power 50 list at number six. The Queens Power 50 list is an annual series... Read more »

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