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SJU celebrates its 26th annual New York Christmas Spectacular

SJU celebrates its 26th annual New York Christmas Spectacular

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer
December 24, 2016
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St. John’s 26th annual Winter Carnival was a hit this year just before preparation for final exams became the campus’ main focus. With decorated buildings and lighted trees around campus, Christmas spirit was shown throughout the entire St. John’s community. Johnnies crowded the Great Lawn o... Read more »

Students temporarily ditch their books for finals relaxation

Students temporarily ditch their books for finals relaxation

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
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She’s not exactly a licensed therapist, but as the arranger of the water beads station, senior Tangina Alam says that they have proven to relieve stress once students “experience its sensation.” “The water beads are meant to be therapeutic and calming,” Alam said. “Students were reluctant to try out... Read more »

Conversations about diversity and inclusiveness sparked

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
December 9, 2016
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The annual Cultural Roundtable, held by the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC), took place last Thursday, Dec. 1 during common hour in the Sodano Coffeehouse. According to the University’s official website, PMAC is “an advisory group to the President of the University that a... Read more »

Post election recap: Campus Reacts

Suzanne Ciechalski and Isabella Bruni
December 8, 2016
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One month after the presidential election, students and faculty at St. John’s have been vocal about their thoughts and concerns regarding the result. There have been organized discussions about student concerns, a controversy surrounding Trump flags in dorm window, a petition to make the school ... Read more »

Students in R.I.S.E. Network feel a loss

Students in R.I.S.E. Network feel a loss

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
December 7, 2016
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Students and a faculty member connected to the The R.I.S.E. Network say they are disappointed and confused by the recent departure of a popular administrator who they say was instrumental in the rise of the African American and Latino student mentoring program. Since October, seven students and one facult... Read more »

SGI President, Student Affairs Chair talk Winter Carnival themes

SGI President, Student Affairs Chair talk Winter Carnival themes

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor
December 7, 2016
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This year’s Winter Carnival is well underway, with the festivities beginning earlier this Christmas season from Monday, Nov. 28 to Wednesday, Dec. 7. Chiara Miuccio, president of Student Government Inc. (SGI), as well as some representatives of the Student Affairs Committee, spoke about the them... Read more »

Alumni come back for “Lessons and Carols”

Alumni come back for “Lessons and Carols”

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor
December 7, 2016
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Students and alumni gathered in St. Thomas More Church on Saturday, Dec. 3 to listen to music and psalm readings to welcome the season of Advent and be in each other’s company.   Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and St. John’s University Performing Arts, as well as Alumni Relations a... Read more »

Phishing attacks on campus

Phishing attacks on campus

Beverly Danquah, Staff Writer
December 3, 2016
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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
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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 becomes one of ten Global CRS Campuses

SJU becomes one of ten Global CRS Campuses

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor
November 30, 2016
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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 »

SJU nationally recognized for community service campaign

SJU nationally recognized for community service campaign

Beverly Danquah, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2016
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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 »

Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2016
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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 »

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