The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

Living in my (br)own skin with Trump

Rahul Lal, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, that was motivation that I could be somebody. When Donald Trump was elected, that was motivation that I needed to be somebody. While disappointed, I’ll go out into the world with brown skin, a beard and tattoos. To some Trump supporters, that ... Read more »

I do not feel free

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager Emeritus
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The past year and a half, the social media world took the presidential election to a level that no one in history has ever seen. Each candidate was ridiculed for every move they made from interviews, to tweets, to memes, to scandals, as the country watched on. As a mixed woman, as a college student and a... Read more »

Fears and hopes on the results of the presidential election

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Upon waking up Wednesday morning after Election Day, I immediately grabbed my phone to see the election results.  I was devastated after reading that the new president of the United States of America will be Donald J. Trump. Even though Trump was leading in states that Tuesday night, I still had hope... Read more »

Shock and disbelief on electing Donald Trump

Angela Kellett, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

It has been said countless times this past week: some of us cannot believe we elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. Throughout this election he was mocked, and doomsday was projected for our world if he was elected. Yet, somehow, he won the Electoral College, and he will be standing in the ... Read more »

President-Elect Trump: A day to remember

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

Dread. Embarrassment. Determination. I feel dreadful regarding the results of this election because I know America’s future, my future, is not as bright and secure as it should be. I am embarrassed by Donald Trump’s victory because I know the rest of the world is watching the United States... Read more »

President-Elect Trump: Coming together

Sahn Choi, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

This election has divided the nation. Some steadfastly refuse to associate with any given supporter of Donald Trump. For these people, support for a particular political candidate says everything. ‘Racism’ has been one of the more popular buzzwords these past few months. There’s no shortag... Read more »

Donald J. Trump: Not a politician, but better

Anthony Savino, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

Election night was an unbelievable and exciting night. I, like many of you, was shocked when Donald Trump was officially named president-elect. There always is backlash when change occurs, but I truly believe there is not very much to worry about. I voted for Trump, but don’t be mad at me. Do not be... Read more »

A shattered glass ceiling no one talks about

A shattered glass ceiling no one talks about

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion

Last week, America erupted when it was officially announced that Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States. While some claimed that Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win based on her gender, therefore leaving the ultimate glass ceiling unshattered, others celebrated glass ceil... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Linda MacMonagle, J.D., Contributing Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

For Catholics, responsible citizenship, which includes voting, is very important. However, certain critical issues have not been addressed or explained adequately to Catholic voters in this election cycle. Although many Catholics are not single issue voters, please be advised that a political candidate's... Read more »

A childhood volunteer experience in Africa

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

My first experience working with a nonprofit organization was at the ripe old age of seven. I distinctly remember wearing the organization’s shirt as I proudly told people how I was helping my mom and aunt start up their foundation. “Fundação Lionidio e Beatriz,” named after my grandparents, was created in 20... Read more »

Laptop prices not so shocking

Laptop prices not so shocking

Sabrina Lau, Assistant Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, Opinion

Recently, St. John’s University decided to make changes to its laptop program. It has went from providing a personal computer for a fraction of the cost all at once to charging students a fee per semester. While this may be a shock to some, St. John’s sent postcards to incoming freshmen regarding ... Read more »

Stronger Together: supporting Hillary Clinton for president

Paige Shatola, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Presidential Election 2016

The third presidential debate was the performance that ignited my belief in Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her abilities. Clinton is well-informed on the issues with on the ground experience, is transparent with her proposed policies on her website and has shown herself to be the moderate and m... Read more »

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