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Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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In honor of March being Women’s History Month, this week’s column is going to focus specifically on women’s health. Keep reading to clarify any misconceptions you may have had regarding your overall well-being.   “Wearing bras causes breast cancer.” Fiction. This myth is by fa...

Otaku Brigade: Not Just for Anime Fans

Otaku Brigade: Not Just for Anime Fans

Joerenz Tabanda-Bolina, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Consisting of TVs and game consoles (and attracting many gaming aficionados), the unofficial gaming station at the long tables on DAC’s second floor has become a familiar sight to the University community. You might be asking yourself: who are these guys? With over 300 active members, Otaku Brig...

Health Matters: Tackling the stigma around mental health

Gabrielle Ciminera, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2018


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When mental health comes up in conversation, the usual reaction is to lighten the mood with a joke or dance around the topic until the moment passes. This polite detachment when talking about mental health only furthers the stigma surrounding it and sends the message that it’s not okay to talk abou...

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

The Secret Key to Succeeding at ‘Fashion Industry Night’

Joselyn Lin, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2018


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Fashion Industry Night hosted by the Tobin College of Business Marketing Department gave students an insight to the transformation within the fashion world on Thursday, March 1. Students were able to hear from panelists Ana Martins, communications president; Rinat Brodach, New York Fashion Week fashion...

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...

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