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Top 5 Podcasts that will give you nightmares

Top 5 Podcasts that will give you nightmares

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Whether you have a long subway commute, or you want something else to listen to besides the same old playlist that Spotify recommends, check out these spooky and sinister podcasts on Spotify and iTunes. Be warned that some feature gore and explicit conversations. I wouldn’t listen to these podcasts at nig...

Coffee Conversation: Zoe Golden-Johnson on Influences, Nature and Emotion in Photography

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018


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The Poughkeepsie native wanders into the DAC Coffeehouse, holding a large portfolio of prints and the welcoming smile of someone who immensely enjoys what they do. Zoe Golden-Johnson, freshman photography major, gushes about her interests in the art field, bursting with an excitement for what’s to c...

Chelsea Hotel Doors Open Up Opportunity to Buy History

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

April 18, 2018


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On April 12, memorabilia hunters had the opportunity to purchase the doors of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and even Mark Twain at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery located on West 20th Street in Manhattan. The gallery has partnered with Guernsey’s to auction off the doors from the famous Chelsea Hotel a...

“Wonder Woman”: Screening and Discussion

Alessia Pisciotta, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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In honor of Women’s History Month, St. John’s Italian Society and the Otaku Brigade, the anime club of St. Johns, collaborated to host a discussion and movie viewing of “Wonder Woman” last week. They presented the ideas of feminism associated with Wonder Woman, and the story and character ori...

Movie Review: “Ready Player One”

Movie Review:  “Ready Player One”

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2018


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Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg makes a sensational return to blockbuster cinema with “Ready Player One,” a film that essentially celebrates the years of blockbuster cinema. “Ready Player One” is absolutely awesome. Spielberg, as we’ve seen through four decades, is a true visionary, ...

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Interview with Leslie Odom, Jr: Hamilton star speaks about new book, “Failing Up”

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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After releasing two solo jazz albums, performing as Aaron Burr in the Broadway Musical, “Hamilton,” and winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, there’s no stopping for Leslie Odom, Jr. as he’s just released his first ever written book, “Failing Up.” His book provides personal insight not only ...

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Television is a relatively new form of entertainment. The female television protagonist is even newer. Early American television shows with female leads mostly centered around family life. Representation for women of color on television was even more sparse, especially considering that the Unite...

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Curated Collection: Non-Disney Movies for Disney Fans

Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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I love Disney, and I love their movies. I’ve cried at the majority of them, especially Pixar. And if you’re like me, you could watch Disney movies over and over for the rest of your life. But, there are some amazing movies out there that aren’t from Disney, but feel like they could be, that are de...

Netflix Bakes Up A Winner

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Have you ever seen those baking pictures on Instagram or Twitter where people try to recreate something they saw on Pinterest and fail epically? You may be wondering how you went from this seemingly simple emoji cake to a yellow blob that’ll give you nightmares. Well, Netflix’s new original show, “Nail...

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Some might say that the art majors have it easier than other students here at St. John’s. For one student, Arisa Ossandon, that perspective couldn’t be more invalid. Arisa is a Long Island native and a graphic design student. She spends her time juggling the challenging art courses here at St. John’...

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

“Once On This Island”’s Revival Shines But Is Stuck in the Past

Angelica Acevedo, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


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Yes, there was a live goat and a chicken on a Broadway stage. “Once On This Island,” currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre, takes you on a lively journey to an island in the French Antilles where temperamental gods control the weather, leaving the people who inhabit it at their m...

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

The Little Black Dress That Changed Film

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Fashion is an often overlooked detail in films. While the costume designers go into intense detail and commitment to the look at hand, the art of the wardrobe is often missed by the audience. The dedication and passion that a designer puts into wardrobe can be characterized by the immersive out...

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