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Another year, another Spring Activities Fair

Another year, another Spring Activities Fair

Alexis Gaskin, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Several hundred students made their way to Taffner Field House on Monday, Jan. 30 to participate in the Spring Activities Fair. Numerous clubs and activities were in attendance at the fair, including Greek life, like EXB and Delta Phi Epsilon. Other clubs in attendance were The Chappell ... Read more »

New offers in the campus bookstore

New offers in the campus bookstore

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
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A new semester means new courses, new books and new classmates. At St. John’s, the Campus Bookstore has a new initiative to bring all three together, as well as some reminders for students as they begin shopping for class materials. Follet Discover Follet Discover is a new feature on Blackboard ... Read more »

The School of Education Master’s Program Ranks in Top 10 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
January 25, 2017
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The School of Education has an impressive achievement to start off the spring 2017 semester with. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science in Education ranked number eight against other leading universities in a nationwide study on study.com, a website students and professionals visi... Read more »

Global turnout for historic Women’s March

Global turnout for historic Women’s March

Wandy Ortiz, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Home Scroll, News, On campus

Washington D.C. -- “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” was the message spread by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend, including some St. John’s students and groups, as Women’s Marches took place across the globe. Dozens of St. John’s University students participated in the N... Read more »

Trump begins his presidency

Trump begins his presidency

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
January 25, 2017
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Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Friday, Jan. 20, finalizing his path into the Oval Office. The businessman made history as the only president elected without having previously held public office. During his inaugural speech, Trump stated, “We, the citizens o... Read more »

School launches new sustainability efforts

School launches new sustainability efforts

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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Thomas Goldsmith, director of the Environmental and Energy Conservation department, and Joe Costa, a student worker under Goldsmith, met with the Torch to discuss updates in St. John’s environmental conservation work. Goldsmith announced that the University has completed the LED Lighting project, ... Read more »

Feminists Unite gets recognized by SGI

Feminists Unite gets recognized by SGI

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
January 25, 2017
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This past semester, Student Government, Inc. (SGI) approved Feminists Unite (F.U.) as an official organization. The group underwent the application process, called Power to Organize, and was ultimately approved by the SGI Organizations Committee after two rounds of presentations. Feminists Unite, founded by its current pres... 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
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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 »

Students temporarily ditch their books for finals relaxation

Students temporarily ditch their books for finals relaxation

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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She’s not exactly a licensed therapist, but as the arranger of the water beads station, senior Tangina Alam says that they have proven to relieve stress once students “experience its sensation.” “The water beads are meant to be therapeutic and calming,” Alam said. “Students were reluctant to try out... Read more »

Conversations about diversity and inclusiveness sparked

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
December 9, 2016
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The annual Cultural Roundtable, held by the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC), took place last Thursday, Dec. 1 during common hour in the Sodano Coffeehouse. According to the University’s official website, PMAC is “an advisory group to the President of the University that a... Read more »

Post election recap: Campus Reacts

Suzanne Ciechalski and Isabella Bruni
December 8, 2016
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One month after the presidential election, students and faculty at St. John’s have been vocal about their thoughts and concerns regarding the result. There have been organized discussions about student concerns, a controversy surrounding Trump flags in dorm window, a petition to make the school ... 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
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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 »

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