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Face Masks to Try This Season

Face Masks to Try This Season

Irene Sakalis, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Here at St. John’s, students are juggling term papers, tests, extracurricular activities and internships, while still trying to maintain some semblance of a social life. This results in more stress and lack of sleep, which both take a considerable toll on our largest organ- our skin. Considering ...

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

INSIDR APP: SJU Alum Creates App to Keep Students Connected

Raven Haynes, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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When most people graduate, they think back on the fun times they had, but Emmanuel Geffrard  thought more about what he wishes he had. The 27-year-old 2016 alumnus, wishes he had a better way of connecting himself with his classmates when he was majoring in economics at St. John’s. So, he came up I...

Meet SJU Student Mary Palazzola

Meet SJU Student Mary Palazzola

Isabella Bruni, News Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Picture this — two St. John’s University students are sitting at a picnic table in front of St. Augustine Hall complaining about how they forgetfully left their StormCards at home and now can’t print their homework from a wepa kiosk. It’s a quintessential St. John’s student conversation and nothi...

Meet New Student Success Librarian: Heather Ball

Meet New Student Success Librarian: Heather Ball

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 8, 2017


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Hanging on the wall in her new office is a kid’s crusader set Halloween costume. The set features a plastic shield and two criss-crossed plastic swords, an ensemble consistent with her love for medieval studies. Johnnies, meet your new Student Success Librarian, Heather Ball. Born and raised o...

Student Discounts Every Johnny Should Have

Student Discounts Every Johnny Should Have

Julia Kotaev, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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In college, getting the best deal we can on  items we purchase is essential, especially since we’re all schooling in NYC. The city can be expensive, and your wallet can only take so much. Luckily, being a college student comes with some perks. There are several student discounts out there for us!...

Madd Cheap, Madd Convenient

Madd Cheap, Madd Convenient

Kailey Licata, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Many students from St. John’s study abroad; however, not many make a business while overseas. Madison Vogel, a junior marketing major, saw an opportunity and seized it. Vogel started her own nail business, MaddNailss, while studying in Rome. “I saw that it was very expensive to get your nails done ...

Meet Matthew Kirschenheiter

Meet Matthew Kirschenheiter

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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On October 13, the St. John’s Dance Team performed at Red Storm Tip Off at Carnesecca Arena on the University’s Queens campus. For most, it would be the first time you may have gotten a glimpse of freshman, Matthew Kirschenheiter, who is new to the dance team this year. The Long Island native...

Canceled Class? Here’s What To Do As a Commuter

Canceled Class? Here’s What To Do As a Commuter

Rachel Johnson, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017


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Everyone loves receiving an email stating that class is canceled. It’s a refreshing break from a weekly class routine. When this happens, resident students can chill in their room, but for commuters, finding out a class is canceled can be frustrating. Especially with the cold weather fast approaching,...

PRSSA Makes its First National Conference Visit

PRSSA Makes its First National Conference Visit

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 25, 2017


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After four years as an SGI-recognized organization, SJU’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) made its way to the organization’s annual national conference on Oct. 6-10. Held in Boston this year, the top 4 students in the organization’s e-board represented the Uni...

Fall Looks: Get Bold Yet Subtle

Fall Looks: Get Bold Yet Subtle

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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When people think of the fall time, they usually think of leaves changing, pumpkin spice, Halloween, and others (mostly the makeup enthusiasts) warm-toned makeup looks! With main color palettes of oranges, burgundies, purples and metallic shades like copper and gold, all makeup looks showcase the tru...

Introducing the Mujeristas Collective

Introducing the Mujeristas Collective

Angelica Acevedo, Opinion Editor, Co-Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Group gives Latinx, Afro-Latinx communities a voice through art, community events

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Student Takes a Modern Twist on a Bookstore Favorite

Student Takes a Modern Twist on a Bookstore Favorite

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

The start of a new school year is a great opportunity to play up your style with new looks and splashes of color. Trends today include moving away from traditional styles and opting for lighter, fresher hues like pastels, adding an edge to almost any look. One St. John’s student took somethin...

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