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Student Affairs releases letter following the presidential election

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 21, 2016
Filed under News

The Division of Student Affairs released a letter to the student body regarding services available to students following the presidential election. The letter, sent from Kathryn Hutchinson, the vice-president of Student Affairs, last Wednesday, stated, “We want to be sure that the strong feelings... Read more »

The Trump Window

The Trump Window

Angelica Acevedo and Isabella Bruni
November 16, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

A group of St. John’s students in Century Hall is receiving backlash for demonstrating support for President-elect Donald Trump on their dorm window. An image of the window, which has made waves on Twitter, shows a Trump and Mike Pence flag on the left, the U.S. flag in the middle and another T... Read more »

Writing Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Writing Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Marybeth Gerdelmann, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under News

On Nov. 3, the St. John’s University Writing Center celebrated two decades of helping Johnnies become more confident and talented writers. St. John’s students, faculty and alumni gathered at the Writing Center in St. Augustine Hall to reflect on 20 years of growth and dedication. According to ... Read more »

SJU hosts annual Veterans Day celebration

SJU hosts annual Veterans Day celebration

Beverly Danquah, Contributing Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The melodic sounds of St. John’s University’s Mixed Chorus infused the D’Angelo Center Ballroom Monday Nov. 7, recognizing the country’s most courageous people. The St. John’s community reflected on the lives of the men and women who responded and continue to respond to the needs of the ... Read more »

Students respond to last week’s election

Students respond to last week’s election

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

It’s a time for healing and a time for action, some students say. Following last Tuesday’s presidential election, students across campus organized events for their peers to discuss its outcome. From marches to protests to uncomfortable classroom discussions, the overwhelming theme of these e... Read more »

Jane Elliott challenges students’ perceptions of race

Jane Elliott challenges students’ perceptions of race

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Noted anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott spoke to a crowd of more than 400 students, according to Ebony Calvin, Associate Director of Campus Activities, at the Little Theatre as part of the University’s Academic Lecture Series on Nov. 7. The lecture was organized in collaboration with Student Developm... Read more »

Students march together on Black Solidarity Day

Students march together on Black Solidarity Day

Megan Solomon, Staff Photographer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Philando Castile. Trayvon Martin. Sandra Bland. These were some of the names being chanted throughout the Queens campus on the evening of Monday, Nov. 7. More than a dozen students participated in the march organized by Haraya, with other student organizations such as NAACP and LASO. On the eve... Read more »

U.S. Addiction Epidemic: How Did We Get Here? What Do We Do Now?

U.S. Addiction Epidemic: How Did We Get Here? What Do We Do Now?

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under News

The Vincentian Institute for Social Action and Faculty Research presented a “Hot Topics in Social Justice” lecture on opioid addiction moderated by Dr. John Conry, Clinical Professor and Chair of Clinical Health Professions on Nov. 14. Addiction to drugs, especially opioids, such as oxycontin, perco... Read more »

Student organizations to host a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday

Student organizations to host a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Home Scroll, News

The Students of Consciousness (S.O.C.), Latin American Student Organization (L.A.S.O.), Spectrum and Feminist Unite - among other various organizations - will be organizing a “Peace and Love March” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at St. John’s University’s Queens campus, according to S.O.C.’s secretary, Miguel... Read more »

SJU’s political groups discuss their positions

SJU’s political groups discuss their positions

Suzanne Ciechalski, Bryant Rodriguez, Isabella Bruni, Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor, Chief Copy Desk, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Young Americans for Freedom Although the Young Americans for Freedom at St. John’s University are not yet a recognized organization by SGI, their conservative beliefs drive the group’s role at the University. President Brian Dugan, senior and Government and Politics MAJOR, tells how the group has... Read more »

New York’s local election winners

New York’s local election winners

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

This past Tuesday, many New York residents cast their votes for local candidates running for New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, the Supreme Court and Congress. St. John’s is located within the 14th Senatorial District, 24th Assembly District, 11th Judicial District and Fifth Congressional... Read more »

Trump wins in stunning upset

Trump wins in stunning upset

Suzanne Ciechalski, Angelica Acevedo, and Bryant Rodriguez
November 9, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

In a stunning upset, Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the election and will be the 45th President of the United States. Trump won a majority of electoral votes, at 276, as of 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to Politico. After surpassing the critical 270 mark, Trump’s win was cemented... Read more »

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