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St. John’s Grad “Veldor” Makes The Billboard Music Charts

Henry Wright, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2019

Nicholas Martin Kunkel, AKA "Veldor," charts for the first time on The Billboard Music Charts. A 2015 graduate, of St. John's University College of Professional Studies, makes his first sound wave in the hot entertainment business of the music world. He is a Christian artist with a heart for the peo...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Only”

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Most couples would do anything for each other. In Takashi Doscher’s “Only”, the protagonists are willing to do anything they can to survive as they are forced to run for their lives. Leslie Odom Jr. and Freida Pinto, play the roles of Will and Eva respectively, a couple that is destined to spe...

Tribeca Film Festival Presents “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men”

Jillian Ortiz, Chief Copy Editor Emeritus

May 17, 2019

“Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit.” Perhaps one of the group’s most notable tracks off of their 1993 debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).” It’s been nearly 26 years since the original nine-piece package deal changed the Hip-Hop game and showed that it is true — Wu was not here to play games. In fact, W...

SJU’s “A Raisin in the Sun” breathes life into a classic

Iris Dumaual, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month at St. John’s, a four-day production of “A Raisin in the Sun” had its opening night at the Little Theater on Thursday, Feb. 2. Lorraine Hansberry’s play sprang to life on the stage, once again breathing life into a classic. The story centers on the Yo...

Lady Gaga delivers unforgettable half time performance

Lady Gaga delivers unforgettable half time performance

Angelica Acevedo, News Editor

February 7, 2017

Yes, the Patriots won the Super Bowl for the fifth time. Yes, the commercials were as over-the-top as ever. But if you’re a bigger fan of spectacular shows than you are of football, the real reason you tuned in on Sunday was to watch Lady Gaga own the stage. And that she did. Lady Gaga literally—and ...

Top 20 Songs of 2016

Top 20 Songs of 2016

Isabella Bruni and Angelica Acevedo

January 26, 2017

Isabella’s List 1. Closer- The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey Hands down The Chainsmokers produced the song of the year. The retro dance song featuring Halsey took over the second half of 2016 and was played on pretty much every pop radio station, as well as one of the most played songs on Spotif...

Jamison Odone art exhibit

Jackie Priesler, Staff Photographer

October 20, 2015

Tips to stay healthy during the holidays

Taylor Leonard- Coleman, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014

The holidays are one of those times during the year when you really want to feel your best. But there are many health problems such as colds and the flu to party hangovers that can bring down your holiday cheer. Besides getting the flu vaccine, there is a lot you can do to help your body conquer the...

Kim Kardashian spread causes controversy

Kim Kardashian spread causes controversy

Jasmine Harris, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Paper Magazine released their December cover of Kim Kardashian. It instantly became the number one talking point and the launching pad for hundreds of memes. The cover features Kim holding a bottle of champagne bursting in an arc landing right into a glass that’s balanced on her butt. The other pi...

‘Dear White People’ flips the script for Black America

Nicole McCambridge, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2014

According to the film “Dear White People,” movies are not catered to a black audience in the way they should be. Reggie, played by Marque Richardson, stated, “so basically we’ve got black people dying in the past and black people dying in the present.” In this film, nobody dies. Instead, they...

Lindsay: Lohan’s Last Shot

Ashley Pure, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Hate her or love her, Lindsay Lohan is back in the spotlight with her self-titled docu-series, “Lindsay”,which premiered on March 9. The docu-series made its debut on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, focusing on the 27-year old actress trying to get her life together after getting out of rehab. The...

Pharrell Williams releases iTunes Radio exclusive

Michael Falligan, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014

Pharrell Williams released his second studio album  “G.I.R.L.” on March 3, 2013. The 70s-influenced record gives you a futuristic feel as well as the groove of the disco era. While “G.I.R.L.” is not groundbreaking or game-changing, the production proves that Pharrell has not lost his touch. The...

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