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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 ...

‘Tans by Natalie’ Takes Over

‘Tans by Natalie’ Takes Over

Tiana Brownie, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Since the completion of the new-and-improved Bent Hall, students seem to be nurturing their entrepreneurial spirits both on and off campus. Natalie Vitello is a senior marketing major, minoring in fashion studies. Her entrepreneurial spirit grew outside of the classroom after developing her spray...

Health Matters: Worst Flu Season in a Decade

Helga Golemi, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018


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Tis’ the season... for getting sick. Now that the holiday season is behind us, we have another season to look forward to: Flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that this year’s flu has reached a peak not seen since the Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009. What...

Introducing “Health Matters”

Helga Golemi, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2018


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As a biology major, the majority of my time is spent either with my face buried inside my science textbook or at hospitals, attempting to gain as much exposure to the medical field as I can. While that passion to help others is what gets me out of bed every morning to my 7:30 a.m. lab, I think the...

Q & A: Meet Shawn McCreesh

Q & A: Meet Shawn McCreesh

Ariana Ortiz, Features and Co-News Editor

January 24, 2018


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Shawn McCreesh is a 2015 St. John’s journalism program graduate who has quickly worked his way to the coveted position of editorial assistant to Maureen Dowd at the New York Times. Throughout the past few years of his career, he has reported for publications such as Rolling Stone, Men’s Journ...

Best Study Spots Around Campus

Best Study Spots Around Campus

Joerenz Bolina, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2018


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Once upon a time, The Princeton Review labeled SJU the college where “Students Study The Least.” Whether you laughed or scoffed, this is a scarlet letter no Johnnie wants to be branded with by future employers. So, to prove them wrong, let’s get the studying started early! Here are the top f...

Student Organizations Spread Holiday Cheer By Giving Back

Student Organizations Spread Holiday Cheer By Giving Back

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

December 6, 2017


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The holiday season is upon us, and for some on-campus organizations, so is their Vincentian spirit. Many students are using this season as an opportunity to donate clothes, toys and funds to charities, hospitals and shelters. The Resident Student Association implemented a section of philanthropy to ...

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Guru Who Seems to Have Everything

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Guru Who Seems to Have Everything

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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The holiday season is one of the most anticipated seasons for all beauty novices and professionals alike. With Christmas less than a few weeks away, start thinking now about adding some of these holiday-themed beauty products to your shopping list– either for yourself or that beauty guru crazed sign...

Earth Club Hosts First Annual Cli-Met Gala

Earth Club Hosts First Annual Cli-Met Gala

Amber Borden, Assistant Features Editor

December 6, 2017


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On Friday, Dec. 1, the Earth Club hosted its first annual Cli-Met Gala, which aimed to plant the seeds of awareness about the environment and elucidate the club itself. The club’s president, Carissa Herb, wanted to ensure that the event welcomed all and pushed the importance of our planet in a ho...

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 ...

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