Snow storms into East Coast, hits Queens hardest

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager
February 4, 2016
Filed under News

On Jan. 25, St. John’s University closed all of their New York Campuses due to  Winter Storm Jonas that hit New York City two days prior. Winter Storm Jonas coated the East Coast this past weekend, causing cities like New York City to have strict travel bans. Governor Cuomo set a travel ban in pl... Read more »

Trump refused to attend Iowa debate before caucus

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

On Jan. 26, Donald Trump shocked the political world when he announced that he would not be participating in the last debate before the Iowa caucus would cast their votes. Trump’s journey to boycotting the event commenced when Fox News channel announced that one of the moderators for the debate w... Read more »

Cruz trumps Trump; Dems tie in Iowa

Andrew Taranto, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

Thousands of Iowans caucused in the first nominating contests of the 2016 presidential election Monday night. Lines to enter caucus sites throughout the state were long, and many there reported exceptional turnouts. According to NBC News, Senator Ted Cruz, who for several weeks leading up to the Iowa ca... Read more »

Oregon standoff escalates

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-In-Chief
February 3, 2016
Filed under News

Several of the Oregon standoff militants were arrested last week. In the midst of the arrest, one militant was shot and killed. Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and eight others were denied bond and remain behind bars for their occupation of federal land on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in sou... Read more »

Snow storms into East Coast, hits Queens hardest

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager
January 27, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Jan. 25, St. John’s University closed all of their New York Campuses due to  Winter Storm Jonas that hit New York City two days prior. Winter Storm Jonas coated the East Coast this past weekend, causing cities like New York City to have strict travel bans. Governor Cuomo set a travel ban in p... Read more »

Student Financial Services now in Lourdes Hall

Philtrina Farquharson, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under News

In August 2015, a $25 Million project began its renovations in Bent Hall, separating the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the College of Professional Studies. After 35 years of shared space, the project will bring about enhanced facilities including labs, seminar rooms and high-tech classrooms ... Read more »

Oscar controversy ellicits response from students

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under News

After an all-white list of 2016 Academy Awards nominees were announced for the second consecutive year, the hashtag #oscarssowhite ignited a firestorm on social media. Those noticeably absent from the Best Actor category included veteran actor Will Smith for his lead role in “Concussion,” young... Read more »

Bill passed to raise barriers against Syrian refugees

Suzanne Ciechalski, Opinion Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

Following a string of global attacks and threats linked to ISIS in recent weeks, tensions regarding the influx of Syrian refugees to the United States have increased significantly. Governors in more than half of the states in the U.S. have vowed to not allow refugees to settle in their states after... Read more »

Politicians respond to Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting

Talia Tirella, Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

A man opened fire in a Colorado Planned Parenthood center last Friday, killing three and wounding nine. The suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, surrendered more than five hours after entering the center, according to the New York Times. During those five hours, police exchanged gunfire with Dear until they we... Read more »

Chipotle responds to nationwide E. coli outbreak

Philtrina Farquharson, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Home Scroll, News

Colorado-based Chipotle Mexican Grill is known for it’s fresh and natural ingredients, but lately consumers have been questioning their food selections after several incidents of E. Coli have occurred. According to the New York Times, Chipotle has shut down 43 of its Northwest restaurants after hea... Read more »

‘Hover boards’ deemed illegal in New York City

‘Hover boards’ deemed illegal in New York City

Livia Paula, Features Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Home Scroll, News

If you’re thinking about getting the popular futuristic ‘hover boards’ as a Christmas gift to someone residing in New York, you might want to start considering a new option. The NYPD 26th Precinct warned about the law on Twitter, but then deleted the tweet since it stated that it was illegal p... Read more »

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

Religious diversity shines at Festival of Lights

NIckool Castro, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Festival of Lights, an annual celebration of all religious holidays during the month of December, took place in D’Angelo Ballroom yesterday night at 7 p.m. Magdaline Hurtado, vice-president of the Latin American Student Organization and Jonathan Bembry, chapter president of the Alpha Phi Alph... Read more »