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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

Erin 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


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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!...

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