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From Facebook Friends to Fiancés: Johnny Love Birds

From Facebook Friends to Fiancés: Johnny Love Birds

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

In fall of 2014, Philadelphia native Brooke Schaeffer, then a junior criminal justice major and Resident Assistant in Hollis Hall, was scrolling through her “suggested friends” list on Facebook. At the time she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity on campus. Having jo... Read more »

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
February 12, 2017
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After “Artwork created an unexpectedly volatile situation and serious public safety hazards,” the exhibition “He Will Not Divide Us” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria has been shut down as of Friday, Feb. 10. The museum released a statement Friday explaining that “The installation... Read more »

Students came together for the ‘March Against the Ban’

Students came together for the ‘March Against the Ban’

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Dozens of students gathered in front of the D’Angelo Center (DAC) on Monday, Feb. 6 to march in protest of Trump’s week-old executive order, which banned citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The march was organized by three juniors, Morgan Popek, ... Read more »

Political groups don’t make it through

Political groups don’t make it through

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2017
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After a contentious election season, students may be surprised to learn that none of the political groups on campus—College Democrats, College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)—became officially recognized through Student Government Inc.’s “... Read more »

Students talk Trump order

Students talk Trump order

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo
February 1, 2017
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An executive order on immigration has shaken the nation with a force that’s being felt here at St. John’s. President Donald Trump on Friday issued an executive action that effectively suspends the issuance of visas and bans citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries--Iran, Iraq, Libya,... Read more »

SJU Winter Fashion Trends

SJU Winter Fashion Trends

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
February 1, 2017
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Lunar Year Dinner

Lunar Year Dinner

Nickool Castro, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrated their Annual Lunar New Year Dinner on  Thursday, Jan. 26. According to Ching-Wen Rosa Yen, Director of Multicultural Affairs, approximately 450 people gathered in Marillac Terrace including students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, Vincentian ... Read more »

Students attend March for Life

Students attend March for Life

Angelica Acevedo and Ariana Ortiz
February 1, 2017
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Tens of thousands of activists, including dozens of St. John’s students, gathered in Washington D.C. this past Friday, Jan. 27 for the 44th March for Life, an annual protest against the legalization of abortion. According to the University’s website, Campus Ministry and SJU Students for Life ... Read more »

Dior’s ‘WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS’ shirt

Dior’s ‘WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS’ shirt

Mayeli Botello, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2017
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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... Read more »

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, 2017
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

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... Read more »

SGI recognizes more organizations

SGI recognizes more organizations

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
February 1, 2017
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Every year, many organizations go through a vigorous process called “Power to Organize” in order to get recognized by Student Government Inc. (SGI). On Nov. 30, 2016, 12 student organization were recognized by SGI. Half of these organization are non-budgetary, which means that they’re an... Read more »

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week one

President Trump’s first 100 days: Week one

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News, Trump's First 100 Days

President Trump’s first week in office consists of him signing many executive orders, meeting with world leaders and continuing to tweet his thoughts throughout it all. Due to some of his controversial executive orders, high tensions, marches and protests have also ensued throughout the nation.... Read more »

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