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Check this alumnus out, Aloria Cakes NYC

Check this alumnus out, Aloria Cakes NYC

Olivia Mathon, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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Anastasia Cunningham is one of St. John’s very own who earned a communication arts degree in an untraditional way and went on to start a specialty business of delicious, sweet treats. Opening Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets Inc. in June of 2015, Cunningham has been featured across various websites in...

Art and Design Dept. Hosts Student Exhibition

Art and Design Dept. Hosts Student Exhibition

Megan McCarthy, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018


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The theme of this year’s Founders Week is “Called to Action.” Echoing the teachings of our founder, St. Vincent De Paul, having charity in our hearts and words means nothing if it’s not put into action. Throughout this week, students and faculty are called to reflect on the missions and values t...

FDA Approves the First “Spray-on-Skin”

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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Alright you ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans, rejoice in this. Jackson Avery may or may not have unintentionally predicted the future of surgical medicine. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently approved a new product, called ReCell, designed to treat severe burns to the body all with a single s...

Survival Guide to a Healthy Semester

Survival Guide to a Healthy Semester

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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Welcome back, Johnnies! I hope everyone had a great summer – and hope that you were paying somewhat attention to your liver while you were chugging down those margaritas by the beach. No? Eh, I figured. With the beginning of the semester now upon us, it remains imperative that we begin training...

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

YOS: Inspired, Expressive and Inclusive

Kennisa Ragland, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2018


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As I sit with senior student Donovan Carnegie-Salmon, he sports the black “Rest In Peace” hoodie from his clothing line YOS (Your Own Society) Apparel. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s oil painting, “Crucifixion” (Corpus Hypercubus), the hoodie draws from the Spanish artist’s aim at chang...

Introducing DTW’S New Destination: Limerick, Ireland

Introducing DTW’S New Destination: Limerick, Ireland

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

April 25, 2018


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  When Limerick, Ireland replaced Seville, Spain in St. John’s Discover the World (DTW) program, there were many questions buzzing around the decision. Students weren’t sure what to expect, and faculty acted quickly to ensure that Seville’s replacement would live up to what student...

Students Guide To Study Abroad

Amanda Negretti, Creative Director

April 19, 2018


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Amsterdam Shelly Warren - Discover The World Program We stayed at Via Amsterdam, a hostel which I highly recommend. We did a lot in the day we were there. I highly recommend the Van Gogh Museum and the Moroco Museum (which has a Banksy exhibit), be sure to buy your Van Gogh tickets online and ...

“They’re Putting Money Over Humans”

“They’re Putting Money Over Humans”

Ariana Ortiz, Features Editor

April 4, 2018


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Newtown, Connecticut. San Bernardino, California. Orlando, Florida. When sophomore Ashlande LaBranche was still a high school student in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, she saw how mass shootings — one after the other — seemed to not only dominate newscasts, but American life itself. ...

@BoujeeMontys: Classing up Campus Food

@BoujeeMontys: Classing up Campus Food

Dewayne Goforth, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Despite its grill, salad bar, dessert station and weekend brunches, few students would consider Montgoris Dining Hall a five-star, gourmet dining experience. This is what makes Boujee Monty’s (@boujeemontys) one of the most unique St. John’s-centered social media accounts to emerge this year...

GLOBE: Education Beyond the Classroom

GLOBE: Education Beyond the Classroom

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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A common critique of university education is that its focus tends to stay within the classroom rather than offering opportunities for hands-on experience. GLOBE (Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs) is an undergraduate student-managed program here to take the learning outside, branching...

Sustaining the Future

Sustaining the Future

Erin Bola, Social Media Manager

March 21, 2018


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It’s not easy being green. Organic food is often expensive, and it can be hard to reduce waste in our increasingly materialistic society. So how can the average millennial live a sustainable lifestyle while juggling a tight budget and a busy schedule? A desire to make sustainability more easily ...

Introducing Nyla Smith

Introducing Nyla Smith

Morgan Mullings, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


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Being away from home for college puts a lot of pressure on students. Nyla Smith, 22, came to St. John’s prepared for that pressure, on top of the challenges that her mental and physical disabilities sometimes present. But she didn’t let that stop her from succeeding. She graduated in 2016 — ...

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