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Holidays with Bad Astronauts

Holidays with Bad Astronauts

Steven Verdile, Design Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Home Scroll

On Thursday Dec. 1, the St. John's improv group “Bad Astronauts” had a room full of students bursting with laughter for 90 minutes straight. In DAC 407 the crew held their annual holiday show, and began the festive month with a fun and memorable event. The show began with a series of quick improv... Read more »

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

The old new: Thrifting in NYC

Loraina Calderon, Contributing Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Clothing is a way of self-expression and thrift shops have commonly been seen as the cheaper alternative to the mall, or a good way to get some nice designer pieces at an extremely reduced price. Shopping has contracted a type of taboo, that you either support the capitalistic nation we live in o... Read more »

Meet St. John’s tech students

Meet St. John’s tech students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

It’s modern romance at its finest: first you swipe right, and the next thing you know, you’re entering a competition with your girlfriend at Yale’s Hackathon, tasked with creating a health coverage app in around 36 hours. This is what happened to a senior at St. John’s, Prince Channer. I... Read more »

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Fulbright Scholar Steps into IICM at CPS

Michael Perea
December 7, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

She’s a transfer student from Stuttgart, Germany and new to St. John’s University. She’s also the only Fulbright scholar at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) and one of only two Fulbright scholars at the entire University. But being in the big city hasn’t put a damper to Julia Theilen... Read more »

Phishing attacks on campus

Phishing attacks on campus

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Office of Information Technology has received reports of phishing attacks appearing on campus. On Tuesday Nov. 29, Joseph J. Tufano, Vice President and Chief Informations officer, sent out an email reminding St. John’s students that the University will never ask for “your e-mail name or password... Read more »

President Gempesaw, a Queens Power 50 honoree

President Gempesaw, a Queens Power 50 honoree

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Students and faculty aren’t the only ones who shine in varying aspects at St. John’s University - the University’s president Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D. was given his own moment to shine as he was named to the Queens Power 50 list at number six. The Queens Power 50 list is an annual series... Read more »

SJU nationally recognized for community service campaign

SJU nationally recognized for community service campaign

Beverly Danquah, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s was honored with the President’s Community Service Honor Roll this year for fostering exemplary community service programs and raising awareness of practices in campus community partnerships, according to the University’s website. This marks the ninth-consecutive year that the University has be... Read more »

SJU becomes one of ten Global CRS Campuses

SJU becomes one of ten Global CRS Campuses

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Nov. 28, Carolyn Woo, Ph.D. gave a lecture entitled “Cry of the Earth and Cry of the Poor” at St. Thomas More Church to an audience of over fifty members of the St. John’s community, including President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw. The event, a part of the University’s Academic Lecture Series,... Read more »

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Torch Eats: Best bites to grab at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

We live in a huge city where grabbing a bite to eat may seem a little bit hectic. Lucky for you, Bryant Park’s Winter Village has some of New York’s finest food condensed into one single location. Not only do they have your favorite sweets, complemented with a side of cider, they also have foo... Read more »

Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

In an effort to calm deportation concerns sparked by President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies, St. John’s sent an university-wide email Monday, Nov. 28 that detailed three key points of its “current practices concerning immigration:” The university does not track a studen... Read more »

The Trump Window

The Trump Window

Angelica Acevedo, Isabella Bruni, News Editor, Chief Copy Editor
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 »

Face by Fatima takes SJU by storm

Face by Fatima takes SJU by storm

Cassidy Seagren
November 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Today’s beauty standards call for eyebrows trimmed, plucked and filled in to perfection, highlight on cheekbones poppin’ and a matte lip an essential. For a broke and busy college student, some of these beauty necessities can be hard to maintain when down to the last hour of studying or last... Read more »

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