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Students Guide To Study Abroad

Amanda Negretti, Creative Director

April 19, 2018


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Amsterdam Shelly Warren - Discover The World Program We stayed at Via Amsterdam, a hostel which I highly recommend. We did a lot in the day we were there. I highly recommend the Van Gogh Museum and the Moroco Museum (which has a Banksy exhibit), be sure to buy your Van Gogh tickets online and ...

“They’re Putting Money Over Humans”

“They’re Putting Money Over Humans”

Ariana Ortiz, Features Editor

April 4, 2018


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Newtown, Connecticut. San Bernardino, California. Orlando, Florida. When sophomore Ashlande LaBranche was still a high school student in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, she saw how mass shootings — one after the other — seemed to not only dominate newscasts, but American life itself. ...

@BoujeeMontys: Classing up Campus Food

@BoujeeMontys: Classing up Campus Food

Dewayne Goforth, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Despite its grill, salad bar, dessert station and weekend brunches, few students would consider Montgoris Dining Hall a five-star, gourmet dining experience. This is what makes Boujee Monty’s (@boujeemontys) one of the most unique St. John’s-centered social media accounts to emerge this year...

GLOBE: Education Beyond the Classroom

GLOBE: Education Beyond the Classroom

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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A common critique of university education is that its focus tends to stay within the classroom rather than offering opportunities for hands-on experience. GLOBE (Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs) is an undergraduate student-managed program here to take the learning outside, branching...

Sustaining the Future

Sustaining the Future

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager

March 21, 2018


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It’s not easy being green. Organic food is often expensive, and it can be hard to reduce waste in our increasingly materialistic society. So how can the average millennial live a sustainable lifestyle while juggling a tight budget and a busy schedule? A desire to make sustainability more easily ...

Introducing Nyla Smith

Introducing Nyla Smith

Morgan Mullings, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


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Being away from home for college puts a lot of pressure on students. Nyla Smith, 22, came to St. John’s prepared for that pressure, on top of the challenges that her mental and physical disabilities sometimes present. But she didn’t let that stop her from succeeding. She graduated in 2016 — ...

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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In honor of March being Women’s History Month, this week’s column is going to focus specifically on women’s health. Keep reading to clarify any misconceptions you may have had regarding your overall well-being.   “Wearing bras causes breast cancer.” Fiction. This myth is by fa...

Otaku Brigade: Not Just for Anime Fans

Otaku Brigade: Not Just for Anime Fans

Joerenz Tabanda-Bolina, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Consisting of TVs and game consoles (and attracting many gaming aficionados), the unofficial gaming station at the long tables on DAC’s second floor has become a familiar sight to the University community. You might be asking yourself: who are these guys? With over 300 active members, Otaku Brig...

Health Matters: Tackling the stigma around mental health

Gabrielle Ciminera, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


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When mental health comes up in conversation, the usual reaction is to lighten the mood with a joke or dance around the topic until the moment passes. This polite detachment when talking about mental health only furthers the stigma surrounding it and sends the message that it’s not okay to talk abou...

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

Joselyn Lin, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2018


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Fashion Industry Night hosted by the Tobin College of Business Marketing Department gave students an insight to the transformation within the fashion world on Thursday, March 1. Students were able to hear from panelists Ana Martins, communications president; Rinat Brodach, New York Fashion Week fashion...

Top Valentine’s Day Hangouts

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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It’s Valentine’s Day! Whether you’ve been planning for weeks, or only remembered yesterday and need ideas, check out these places in Queens for a fun and affordable time. Since this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday — specifically Ash Wednesday — you may not have a lot of time to d...

Health Matters: You’re So Hot, You Make My Heart Tachycardic

Helga Golemi, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2018


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On Valentine’s Day , the only thing on many of our minds is just how we are going to spend the day with that special someone. But while we indulge in that fancy four-course meal, loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, fats and sugars, it is crucial we stop and think about all the adverse effects ...

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