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SGI implements plans for new year

SGI implements plans for new year

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
September 14, 2016
Filed under News

Student Government Inc. (SGI) held its first meeting of the 2016-17 school year to review goals and initiatives they hope to accomplish throughout the academic year. Four new members of SGI were also voted in. President Chiara Miuccio said an important goal of hers is to create a new constitution... Read more »

President Obama cancels visit to Philippines

President Obama cancels visit to Philippines

By Elijah Angulo, Staff Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under News

After President Rodrigo Duterte went on a fierce rant during a speech in which he appeared to call him a “Son of a whore,” President Barack Obama canceled their meeting in Laos last Tuesday, according to ABC News. The Filipino leader became outraged in response to a reporter who had mentioned... Read more »

Employment Fair offers student jobs

Employment Fair offers student jobs

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
September 8, 2016
Filed under News

The lobby of Carnesecca Arena was filled with students and their soon-to-be employers this past Thursday as St. John’s held its fifth annual Employment Fair. The students were swiped into the event and navigated the area full of tables, stopping to talk with an employer from a department that appealed... Read more »

Tearing down the Wall of Prejudice

Tearing down the Wall of Prejudice

Kaylee Herndon, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The brothers of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity have put into practice what they preach this past Thursday and Friday by breaking down the Wall of Prejudice. A section of drywall was set up across from the D’Angelo Center and the fraternity brothers invited passersby to write on the wall. By the end... Read more »

Mother Teresa, a Saint

Mother Teresa, a Saint

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

Mother Teresa's canonization in the Catholic Church is marked as a historic moment for thousands of nuns, more than one thousand of the poverty-stricken brought in for the ceremony and others praising her years of selfless actions. This past Sunday Sept. 4, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa as a "Saint" and "Mod... Read more »

Absentee Ballots 101

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

As the number of days until Election Day dwindle down, out-of-state students at St. John’s University are beginning to think about their options to vote. Election day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8 - the middle of the fall semester. While 61% of students are residents of New York, according to colleges.niche... Read more »

Trump visits Mexico

Trump visits Mexico

Ariana Ortiz, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

On Aug. 31, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met in Mexico City to discuss relations between the United States and Mexico. The meeting took place in the Mexican presidential residence, Los Pinos, and lasted about an hour, according to Reuters. ... Read more »

Clinton: The unfavorable-favorable presidential candidate

Clinton: The unfavorable-favorable presidential candidate

Angela Kellet, Contributing Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump after the Democratic convention looked promising, but polls are now showing the race is narrower than previously reported. According to a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal, Clinton is leading with a 4-5 point lead. Many may attribute the 4 point drop to her ever growing unfavorable ratings among voters. Her unfavorable ratings are soon to matc... Read more »

Targeting Safety

Targeting Safety

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

At St. John’s public safety is of utmost importance. But even with a highly trained staff, low crime statistics and stringent regulations, incidents can occur. Returning students might remember how last May the University community was shaken when a shot was fired inside of Hollis as three men a... Read more »

St. John’s Student killed at Carnival

St. John’s Student killed at Carnival

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
September 7, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Monday morning, Tiarah Poyau, a student at St. John’s University, was fatally shot in the face during the J’Ouvert Carnival, according to the New York Police Department. Several news outlets reported that Poyau and her friends were at the carnival celebrating West Indian and Caribbean heritage in... Read more »

University to hold mass for slain students

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
August 29, 2016
Filed under News

The University last week in an email announced that it would hold mass honoring the lives of Karina Vetrano and Arshell "Trey" Dennis III, who were killed earlier this summer. A separate mass will be held for each. The email, which was a “Message from the President” lamented the deaths of Vetrano,... Read more »

Father Miranda speaks of his experience in the Middle East

Bryant Rodriguez, Opinion Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under News

On April 27, St. John’s hosted Conflict in Syria: Perspectives from a Missionary Priest. Speaker Father Rodrigo Miranda, a Chilean missionary from the Institute of the Incarnate Word, spoke about his experiences in the Middle East during his ten years of work in the region. Father Miranda bega... Read more »

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