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Student Org Advocates for Animal Rights

Student Org Advocates for Animal Rights

Dayra Santana, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Bulletin boards across the St. John’s University campus are always cluttered with flyers advertising different events or opportunities, but if you look closely enough you can find fliers for bake sales, lectures and documentary screenings with the added bonus of vegan food being served. These bel...

Meet ‘Boss’ Resident Assistant: Dionté Williams

Meet ‘Boss’ Resident Assistant: Dionté Williams

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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For many student leaders, there is a constant struggle of having to balance their campus responsibilities and their lives outside of school. However, one couldn’t use the term “boss” without mastering the art of balance. Dionté Williams, known for his sense of style and his vibrant personality, is...

‘Collegiate Curls’ Celebrates Growth and Roots

‘Collegiate Curls’ Celebrates Growth and Roots

Amber Borden, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Hair is something that we all have and may seem frivolous to think about, yet with each strand comes an experience that is unique to the person it grows out of. Natural hair in the black community has a long history that is full of highs and lows, even though its roots define empowerment. Collegiate ...

St. John’s Student Runs Online Fashion Boutique

St. John’s Student Runs Online Fashion Boutique

Anna McFillin, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2018


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Zoë Bowen is a junior marketing major at St. John’s, and is taking the fashion world by storm. Fashion Mi Forward, Inc. is the brand she founded in April 2017. Growing up, Bowen watched her single mother not only run her own law firm, but raise her to be an independent and driven young woman. ...

Student Managed Global Microloan Program Strives to Eradicate Poverty

Student Managed Global Microloan Program Strives to Eradicate Poverty

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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“I think it’s about giving women their own independence and self-efficiency.” - Nneka V. Anozie Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs, widely known as GLOBE, is a non-profit program combined with a social entrepreneurship course, which is open to all juniors and seniors. The p...

Students have Mixed Emotions after 2018 Midterm Election

Students have Mixed Emotions after 2018 Midterm Election

Alana Loren Bethea, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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Nov. 13 marked one week since the United States Midterm Election. At the one-week mark, St. John’s students expressed their opinions on the outcome of the election and why they decided to vote. Derek Klingel, Junior How do you feel after this midterm election? “I’m feeling a little nervous because I don’t think the democrats are going to be ...

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Fashioning a New CPS Major

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 14, 2018


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Once upon a time, there was a phenomenon called Fashion Studies at St. John’s. A moment described by Dean Katia Passerini as historic, most St. John’s students are unaware of nor could they know about the obstacles, time and winding road that led to creating a fashion studies major at St. Joh...

Alumni Talk Post-Grad Opportunities for English Majors

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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College can be a very confusing time for many students as they work to figure out what they want to pursue after graduation. Some walk amongst campus with a clear vision or even a realm of where they want to take their careers. Others may be in a major that someone told them they should take, or ...

Check this Alumnus Out: Mezu Ofoegbu’s Podcast Explores Sexuality and the Church

Check this Alumnus Out: Mezu Ofoegbu’s Podcast Explores Sexuality and the Church

Morgan Mullings, Outreach Manager

November 9, 2018


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Mezu “Zu” Ofoegbu, 23, is not a pastor. He stands in front of students and teaches them the gospel, he reads directly from the Bible to them. He jumps up and down when he's excited about what he is preaching. He wears trendy or rare sneakers, and skinny jeans with big jackets — like a lot of h...

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Student Sparks: Pittsburgh

Sara Rodia, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Over the course of one week, the U.S. experienced three hate attacks. On Wednesday, Oct. 24 Gregory Bush, a white man, shot and killed two African Americans at a Kroger store. Bush first attempted to gain access into a church in Jeffersontown, KY. After failure to get into the church, he entered th...

Senior Student Juggles Two Internships in Media

Senior Student Juggles Two Internships in Media

Alana Loren Bethea, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018


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“Why not do both?” On a typical Monday and Thursday, senior Destinee Clowe wakes up before dawn to say her daily devotionals. “Meditation and praying in the morning… reading, journaling, whatever you need to do that will get you in the right mindset, and hav[ing] that moment of stillness re...

Student Raises $1,460 After Trinidad Flood

Student Raises $1,460 After Trinidad Flood

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

November 7, 2018


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When graduate student Seraiah Romero received word that a three-day long rainfall had devastated Trinidad and Tobago, she instantly thought of her cousins, aunts, uncles who live in a town she was raised in called Sangre Grande. Born and raised in Trinidad, Romero is an international student who ma...

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