Republicans take control of Senate

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014
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In this year’s election for Congressional candidates, the Republican Party won full control of the Senate with just seven new seats.   The Democratic Party was left in the minority. The Republicans attained... Read more »

Marijuana regulations loosened in 3 states, D.C.

Elizabeth Alvarez, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2014
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Voters in three states including the District of Columbia voted to legalize marijuana after last week’s midterm election, while Florida couldn’t get all the votes required to approve the measure. Pro-marijuana... Read more »

Veteran success center to open on campus next semester

Joanne Corrielus, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014
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The St. John’s University Student Veterans Association (SVA) is committed to providing resources for our student veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve and protect our nation. In January, the SVA will open the... Read more »

Student Government approves thirteen new organizations on campus

Olivia Cunningham, Managing Editor

November 5, 2014
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Student Government, Inc. (SGI) officially recognized 13 student organizations, which range from service-based groups to professional networking clubs, at its regular floor meeting on Monday evening. The newest campus organizations... Read more »

2014 midterm elections

Matthew Maneri, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2014
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Most of the discussion concerning this week’s midterm elections has not been about pressing issues facing the nation today, but rather on the possibility of a Republican-controlled Congress. With 33 Senate spots available... Read more »

Facebook acquires WhatsApp

Samantha Albanese, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2014
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Facebook closed a $22 billion deal last month with the cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, in a regulatory financial filing released last week, WhatsApp reported $10.2 million in... Read more »

Ebola rates drop in Liberia

Bridget Higgins, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a decline in the number of new Ebola cases across Liberia, the West African country hardest hit by the disease. The WHO is confident that its response to the virus has given... Read more »

University eliminates controversial question

Samantha Albanese, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2014
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Local colleges are willing to give prospective students who have had small run-ins with the law a second chance. According to an article from the New York Times, St. John’s University, Five Town College and Dowling College... Read more »