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Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Turn Off The Violence Week 2017 commences

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

The kickoff event for the ninth annual Turn Off The Violence Week at St. John’s featured keynote speakers Angela Esquivel and Teri Rosenberg as they discussed “The Scars Behind the Screens” and how social media plays a role in sexual violence. Co-sponsored by ROTC, Omega Phi Beta, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Phi...

St. John’s University Awarded for Student Veteran Resources

St. John’s University Awarded for Student Veteran Resources

Rakesh Singh, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

St. John’s University has recently announced awards that the University has received, including two awards for the resources it provides for veterans. Along with this, the University has been selected as a top school in the “2017 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities” study and is also a recipient of a Top...

A day in the life of ROTC students

A day in the life of ROTC students

Reza Moreno, Features Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Most people don’t know the difficulties ROTC students go through. From giving up their social lives and extracurricular activities, to having to change majors due to the program’s intensity, to trying to make a career for themselves within the army, a lot is sacrificed. St. John’s Army Reserve Offi...

ROTC raises money for charity

ROTC raises money for charity

Elizabeth Alvarez, Contributing Writer
November 6, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, News

St. John’s ROTC students and members of the community gathered for a night of bowling and fun at Jib Lanes on Parsons Boulevard to raise money for a local charity on Oct. 29. “The whole point of the project was to tie in the local community, St. John’s ROTC, and a cause,” Gaspar Teri, the...

ROTC, SJU to host 5K race benefitting military members

ROTC, SJU to host 5K race benefitting military members

Alexa Vagelatos, Staff Writer
October 23, 2013
Filed under News

Get your sneakers and water bottles ready because there’s about to be a 5K coming your way. The University and the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program will host their first 5K run on Oct. 27, which will benefit student cadets, soldiers and their families. Rich Dolan, cadet battalion...

ROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

ROTC Cadets Lend a Helping Hand

Dylan Nunez, Staff Writer
November 14, 2012
Filed under Features

When Superstorm Sandy hit, the damage was felt throughout every part of New York, coastal areas were flooded and some houses were washed away completely.  For some ROTC cadets, this resulted in being mobilized by the National Guard in their efforts to help with the hurricane relief.  However, the university...

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