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St. John’s Drops the Gotham Classic Finale, 59-57 at Madison Square Garden
Brady Snyder, Sports Editor • December 26, 2021

St. John’s fell to Pittsburgh 59-57 in their first game at Madison Square Garden with fans since the cancellation of the 2020...

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St. John’s Takes Down Streaking Monmouth, 88-83
Brady Snyder, Sports Editor • December 14, 2021

St. John’s played a hard-fought game with Monmouth at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday, Dec. 9, fending off the Hawks’ scoring...

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St. John’s Plays Small to Overcome 13 Point Deficit in 76-70 Victory vs. St. Francis Brooklyn
Brady Snyder, Sports Editor • December 14, 2021

St. John’s played without the grit and intensity that defined their identity in their first two wins of the season for the better...

Freshman guard Rafael Pinzon talks to starters Montez Mathis and Posh Alexander in their Dec. 12 game versus Colgate.
St. John’s Makes Their Bench Presence Felt in 82-64 Win vs. Colgate
Brady Snyder, Sports Editor • December 13, 2021

St. John’s defeated Colgate on Sunday afternoon in the second game of the Gotham Classic, 82-64. The win was powered by a bench...

The Father, the Son and the House of Gucci
Mia Flores, Culture Editor • December 14, 2021

Of this year’s films, none may come quite as close to the glitz and glamor as director Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci.”...

“Demon Slayer” Returns, Exceeding Expectations
Alicia Venter, Editor-in-Chief • December 8, 2021

After ten months, the next installment of “Demon Slayer” has finally arrived, living up to the excitement surrounding the...

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Meet the Scarlet Tempest Esports Team
Danielle Louie, Contributing Writer • December 8, 2021

“There’s a nerdy stigma,” said Frank Knight. Knight is the Team Captain of the Scarlet Tempest Valorant Team, the esports...

A glimpse of New York City’s Christmas Market in December 2019.
Celebrate Locally This Holiday Season
Priyanka Gera, Managing Editor • December 8, 2021

It is finally December and holiday decorations have been dusted off the shelves. Christmas trees are up and the holiday decoration...

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Thanksgiving Recipes for the College Kid
Alicia Venter, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2021

Thanksgiving is finally here! After two months with nearly no breaks, and November packed with an intense workload for many, the...

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How TikTok's Body Positivity Movement Overshadows Body Shaming
Olivia Seaman, Contributing Writer • December 14, 2021

As much as we try to ignore it, body shaming on social media is alive and well....

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Holiday Season Is Here: The Best Time Of The Year
Ashley Guaman, Contributing Writer • December 8, 2021

  Who does not love the holidays? Imagine yourself sitting in your...

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Native American History Month: Celebration & Sobering Reminders
Sergio Padilla, Contributing Writer • November 17, 2021

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law a joint resolution declaring...

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I Said ‘Goodbye’ to Instagram – for a little bit
Danielle Louie, Contributing Writer • November 17, 2021

After mindlessly opening and scrolling through Snapchat and Instagram with nothing...

Student Government Incorporated’s (SGi) election season is already underway for the 2021-22 academic year. TORCH PHOTO/BRENDEN WILLSCH
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