Ferguson efforts to mend community-police relations

Elizabeth Alvarez, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014
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After the resignation of police officer Darren Wilson from his position at the Ferguson Police Department, the city is taking steps to improve the relationship between the department and Ferguson residents, the mayor told CNN... Read more »

Executive order to set new immigration policy

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014
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President Obama recently gave a speech to the nation in which he unveiled his new immigration reform policy. His new policy will fulfill a promise he made to Americans when he was sworn into office five years ago. In his speech... Read more »

Glove & mitten drive

Glove & mitten drive

December 4, 2014

Listening session gathers community input for 5 year plan

Bridget Higgins, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014
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In order to come up with a suitable long-term plan for St. John’s University, the Strategic Priorities Working Group (SPWG) recently held listening sessions to gather input from students, faculty and staff. The sessions were... Read more »

Proposed class schedule prompts divided opinions

Amanda Umpierrez, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2014
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On Nov. 21., St. John’s Student Government Incorporated (SGI) released a survey on a proposed class schedule for the Fall 2015 academic year. The survey lists the scheduled proposed classes as Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday... Read more »

St. John’s NAACP chapter to hold demonstration

Samantha Albanese, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2014
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The St. John’s University chapter of the NAACP is hosting a “Die-In” demonstration on Thursday, Dec. 4. In honor of Michael Brown, the NAACP at SJU will host the silent protest in the D’Angelo Center at 1:50 p.m. during... Read more »

University students march on campus in solidarity

Cheyanne Gonzales, Photo Editor

December 4, 2014
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On Wednesday, Nov. 26 students gathered to March for Ferguson to show solidarity for Michael Brown’s family and other protesters across the nation. Current sophomore and co-president of Spectrum Aarika Miller was among the... Read more »

Republicans take control of Senate

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014
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In this year’s election for Congressional candidates, the Republican Party won full control of the Senate with just seven new seats.   The Democratic Party was left in the minority. The Republicans attained... Read more »

Marijuana regulations loosened in 3 states, D.C.

Elizabeth Alvarez, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2014
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Voters in three states including the District of Columbia voted to legalize marijuana after last week’s midterm election, while Florida couldn’t get all the votes required to approve the measure. Pro-marijuana... Read more »