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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


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

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


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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...

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


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When Jared Adkins graduated from St John’s 2 years ago, he never imagined that having a college roommate who was film-savvy, and taking advice from his then public relations professor would influence his passion for film production. A Far Rockaway native, Adkins’ latest film, Note To Self, was a participa...

Sorority Spotlight: Sigma Iota Alpha

Sorority Spotlight: Sigma Iota Alpha

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


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Sisterhood comes before anything else in this sorority, which is why they call themselves “hermandad de..” meaning “sisterhood of” in Spanish. Growing up, sophomore student Erika Madera didn’t have any sisters. However, after getting involved with Greek life on campus, Erika now can’t im...

A Day in the Sun: Meet Project Sunshine

A Day in the Sun: Meet Project Sunshine

Amber Borden, Assistant Features Editor

October 6, 2017


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Think about this: how often do you hear a child laughing while laying in a hospital bed? That imagery is slim to none. In today’s world, kindness is such a rare behavior that when it does present itself, the feeling can be overwhelming. For pediatric patients and their families, that genuine ha...

@OVERHEARDAT_SJU

@OVERHEARDAT_SJU

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

October 4, 2017


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They call themselves a “legitimate news source” that works hard to “bring you the best of the best, from the worst of the worst.” If that phrase sounds familiar, you may be one of the many students keeping up with one of St. John’s most talked about Twitter accounts: Overheard at SJU (@overheardat_...

Unpacking LATINX

Unpacking LATINX

Morgan Mullings, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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It might sound weird to say out loud. Latinx (la-teen-ex) is not shorthand for your Latino ex-boyfriend. As many Spanish speakers already know, words that end in “a” in the Spanish language are feminine, while words that end in “o” are masculine. Niña means girl and niño means boy. So Latinos...

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