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 »

Operation & Supply Chain Management Club holds event on technological advancements

Kori Williams, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
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The Operation & Supply Chain Management Club held its first event in the D’Angelo Center on November 12. The event talked about the technological advancements and evolution of the operations field.   Guest speaker James E. Martin spoke to the room about his 26 years of experience in the supply chain ex... Read more »

Students reveal opinions on dry campus policy

Karina Castillo, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
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Long gone are the days when alcohol consumption was allowed on campus. Many don’t know that St. John’s had an on-campus bar before the residence halls were built, when the university was just a commuter school. The Rathskellar was a staple in many St. John’s alumni lives during the seventies and ... Read more »

Ebola: one year later

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
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Exactly a year ago, the world was on high alert as the Ebola virus ran rampant throughout West Africa and made landfall here in the United States. Now, one year since the epidemic, the Ebola virus has been completely eradicated from both Sierra Leone and Liberia. New strides are being made each and ever... Read more »

Carson in bad spotlight after alleged lies

Arianna Pintado, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has been under fire recently following the reemergence of his 1990 best-selling autobiography, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” which caused questions to rise regarding the authenticity of these stories. One of the stories revolved around Carson... Read more »

Organization combats domestic violence for women and men

Karina Castillo, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
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Domestic violence isn’t a gender-specific problem. In fact, it is an issue that can affect anyone regardless of age, social class or race. One in every three women and one in every four men experience some form of physical abuse in their lifetime. St. John’s Latin American Student Organization (... Read more »

Ozanam Society raises awareness on violence against women

Cooper Miqueli, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 18, 2015
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St. John’s students have undertaken a mission to end violence against women. Mainly through the “It’s On Us” campaign, students are being informed about topics such as recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault, identifying situations where the assaults may occur, intervening in situa... Read more »

Starbucks minimalist cup design stirs up controversy

Starbucks minimalist cup design stirs up controversy

Irene Spezzamonte, Staff Writer
November 18, 2015
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If you are walking from one class to the other with a Starbucks cup in your hand, you might notice that something is missing. The company has released the new cups for the Christmas season without any reference to the Christian holiday. The cups are only colored with a shiny red that ombres into a ... 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 »

HERO bill voter denial receives national attention

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer
November 11, 2015
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The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as 13 other different classes from housing and employment discrimination, was rejected by voters last Tuesday. While the Ordinance received support from President Obama and na... Read more »