The Winter Carnival’s Cost: Inside the event’s expenses

The Winter Carnival’s Cost: Inside the event’s expenses

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor
December 2, 2015
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The 25th annual Winter Carnival aims to celebrate holiday spirit and spread cheer and joy throughout campus. With numerous horse carriages emulating a ‘Central Park Christmas’ to an ice skating rink for students to enjoy, the week long event currently taking place on campus racks up not only schoo... Read more »

‘SJU stands with Mizzou’

‘SJU stands with Mizzou’

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor
November 18, 2015
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Chanting “SJU stands with Mizzou,” more than 100 students marched throughout campus in the evening hours on Nov. 12 in support of the student-driven protests at the University of Missouri.  In a grassroots effort organized by a number of St. John’s student leaders from various organizations, st... Read more »

Light for Peace: Students hold candlelight vigil after terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Light for Peace: Students hold candlelight vigil after terrorist attacks and natural disasters

Talia Tirella and Amanda Umpierrez, Co-Editor-In-Chief and News Editor
November 18, 2015
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Dozens of students gripped their candles as darkness casted over their shoulders. By the Great Lawn, they were encouraged to hold the flames in memory of those affected by tragedies worldwide from the past week, and to regularly express their feelings to loved ones. “Always say ‘I love you’ to people,... Read more »

Paris: at least 129 reportedly killed, ISIS claims responsibility; St. John’s Paris campus community accounted for

Paris: at least 129 reportedly killed, ISIS claims responsibility; St. John’s Paris campus community accounted for

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2015
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At least 129 people have reportedly been killed after what appears to have been a series of coordinated attacks across Paris Friday night. One American is among those reported dead. The first of the attackers has been identified as of Sunday morning in Paris. The University published a statement... Read more »

SNL Trump hosting stirs up controversy with public

Kori Williams, Contributing Writer
November 11, 2015
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Presidential candidate and frontrunner for the Republican vote Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, collecting a vast amount of both positive, and negative attention. Among jokes about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Trump joined skits that included him being a ‘Tax Guy’ in... Read more »

St. John’s combats breast cancer in annual Queens walk

Cooper Miqueli, Assistant Opinion Editor, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 11, 2015
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St. John’s students and thousands of other participants met at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on Nov. 8 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, hosted by the American Cancer Society. “We had close to 500 students. The office of community relations worked very hard to increase student... Read more »

Brandon Stanton: Embrace Failure

Brandon Stanton: Embrace Failure

Amanda Umpierrez, News Editor
November 11, 2015
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Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton urged 3,500 St. John’s students to embrace failure and challenge themselves. “You’ve got to learn to fail, and you’ve got to learn to fail right now,” Stanton said during a Nov. 5 lecture series.   The 31-year old world recognized photographer ... Read more »

18th annual president’s dinner celebrates Vincentian service

18th annual president’s dinner celebrates Vincentian service

Livia Paula, Features Editor
November 5, 2015
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Hosted by President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, the event celebrated the service aspect of St. John’s. The University said the dinner raised $2.1 million, all of which will go towards scholarships for St. John’s students. “This is one of those events from St. John’s that differentiates St... Read more »

Project gives St. John’s history a voice

Project gives St. John’s history a voice

Livia Paula, Features Editor
November 5, 2015
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When St. John’s University was founded back in 1870, its first campus was located in Brooklyn. Over the past 145 years, St. John’s went through various changes such as location, demographics, etc. The Queens campus many people know today was once a golf course, and the idea of expanding the university to Staten ... Read more »

Women in leadership program inspires students to strive

Women in leadership program inspires students to strive

Tayah Page-Harper, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
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Last Oct. 22, the Women in Leadership program hosted one of their annual events that discussed women’s leadership roles in today’s society. Women in Leadership is a program sponsored by L.E.A.D. Student Leadership that focuses on women empowerment. “The Women in Leadership program is focuse... Read more »

On Alert: Amidst shootings, community is urged to remain attentive

On Alert: Amidst shootings, community is urged to remain attentive

Philtrina Farquharson, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
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The number of shootings on college campuses nationwide continues to rise at alarming rates, and St. John’s says it is taking the necessary steps to prevent this from occurring here. “Speed is key. 90 percent of the university opted into the instant messaging system and this the best way of commu... Read more »

SJU gears for new basketball season

SJU gears for new basketball season

Tayah Page-Harper, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2015
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Each year, the basketball season starts with the Red Storm Tip-Off, an event that brings the student body together while showcasing the year’s men’s and women’s basketball team. The Tip-Off will be held in Carnesecca Arena on Oct. 16. The time will be announced closer to the date. At Tip-Off, members of th... Read more »