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International Student Enrollment Drops

International Student Enrollment Drops

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

October 18, 2017


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Undergraduate international student enrollment dropped significantly for the fall 2017 semester after years of a steady rise, but the University says it’s working to change that. The university said there were 114 first-year international students enrolled this fall, down 70 compared to last ye...

Solar-Powered Tables Soon To Be Installed at SJU

Solar-Powered Tables Soon To Be Installed at SJU

Angelica Acevedo, Opinion Editor, Co-Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017


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Five solar-powered tables will be installed in different locations on the Queens campus this week. This is a result of the newest initiative to bring solar energy to the St. John’s community from the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with Carissa Herb, president of the Earth Club. These tab...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

October 18, 2017


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Some students and faculty members from the St. John’s community participated in the the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Sunday, Oct. 15 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park to support breast cancer awareness. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is meant to unite communiti...

Take Back the Night ‘SOARs’ Through SJU

Take Back the Night ‘SOARs’ Through SJU

Christopher Viola, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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“Take Back the Night,” an event meant to promote awareness for sexual assault prevention, was held Tuesday, Oct. 10 by the St. John’s office of Sexual Violence Outreach Awareness and Response (SOAR). As part of the event, students gathered at Donovan Hall and began a silent walk to the D’Angelo...

“Not Just Spicy and Sexy:” A Discussion

“Not Just Spicy and Sexy:” A Discussion

Angelica Acevedo, Opinion Editor, Co-Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017


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As part of Latino Heritage Month, “Not Just Spicy and Sexy,” an educational discussion about the misrepresentation of Latinas and Afro-Latinas in the U.S., was presented by the Delta Kappa Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. on Oct. 12. “I spearheaded this event because this is ...

Should SJU Celebrate Columbus Day?

Should SJU Celebrate Columbus Day?

Angelica Acevedo, Opinion Editor, Co-Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017


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A series of Instagram posts by the student activist organization Social Justice Exchange (SJE) called for the University to stop celebrating Columbus Day and recognize Indigenous People’s Day instead. These seven posts garnered a total of more than 300 likes from various students and organizations...

Candlelight Vigil: Simple and Thoughtful

Candlelight Vigil: Simple and Thoughtful

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

October 13, 2017


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The St. John’s community gathered on the Freshman Lawn in front of DaSilva and Hollis Halls Monday, Oct. 2 to pray for recent tragedies in the world with a candlelight vigil. Resident Minister in DaSilva Hall Ansel Augustine D. Min said in an email the 40-50 people in attendance prayed for rece...

SJUOK? Suicide Prevention Walk Resonates with Students

SJUOK? Suicide Prevention Walk Resonates with Students

Morgan Mullings, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Hundreds of students lined up to walk and donate at the third annual Suicide Prevention Walk, held by the St. John’s Center for Counseling and Consultation. The walk, a part of the University’s SJUOK? Campaign, consisted of informational stations with different fruits that students could take ...

Family Weekend’s Block Party Brings a Party to the Strip

Family Weekend’s Block Party Brings a Party to the Strip

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Family weekend added another activity to its itinerary with the Block Party on Residence Village Strip this past Saturday, Oct. 7. The Residence Strip was lined with food stands stretching from Montgoris Dining Hall down to Donovan Hall. The event was jam-packed with St. John’s students, students’...

Students Come Together to ‘Paint Under the Stars’

Students Come Together to ‘Paint Under the Stars’

Nickool Castro, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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The Xi chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. hosted their annual event Painting Under the Stars on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Sedano Coffeehouse in the D’Angelo Center. The event provided students with the opportunity to continue celebrating Latino Heritage Month by exp...

European Switch: Visa Changes Lead to DTW Swap

European Switch: Visa Changes Lead to DTW Swap

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


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Instead of Seville, Spain, students participating in the Discover the World study abroad program at St. John’s will be visiting a new destination this spring: Limerick, Ireland. The Office of Global Studies says the change is in response to complications regarding obtaining visas for multi-site ...

Las Vegas Shooting Feels Close to Home

Las Vegas Shooting Feels Close to Home

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

October 4, 2017


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Some St. John’s students have expressed fear in the wake of Sunday’s shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.   When junior Katie Bagarella heard the news of the Las Vegas shooting, she said she started to cry....

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