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Hurricane Season 2017: Irma

Hurricane Season 2017: Irma

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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This past month, two record breaking hurricanes have impacted St. John’s students. From the destruction that left Southern Texas flooded, to the more recent Hurricane Irma that BBC states affected over 1.2 million people in the Caribbean alone. Sweeping through several tropical countries like Puerto ...

Reflections on Hurricane Harvey

Reflections on Hurricane Harvey

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

September 13, 2017


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In the midst of Hurricane Harvey and its watery aftermath, SJU students from impacted areas are finding ways to cope with the devastation brought by the storm and reflecting on its impact on their communities. In what has become a record-breaking storm, Hurricane Harvey’s death toll now st...

Ice-cream Joints to Visit Before the Summer Ends

Ice-cream Joints to Visit Before the Summer Ends

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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With the final days of summer quickly approaching, time is running out on trying out some of the best ice cream spots New York City has to offer without getting frostbitten by the harsh winter winds. So, before the weather gets colder than the ice cream you may or may no be holding in your hands rig...

Tips for Staying Organized This School Year

Tips for Staying Organized This School Year

Tiffany Heravi, Staff

September 13, 2017


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As the thrill of starting of the new semester becomes overshadowed by the endless amount of work that piles up, students feel the stress mounting. Staying organized is key to being successful in school, as well as all parts of your life. Decluttering is actually good for your health! When you arrange y...

Recent SJU Grad Wins Miss Earth USA 2017 Pageant

Recent SJU Grad Wins Miss Earth USA 2017 Pageant

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

August 17, 2017


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...And the winner is Andreia Gibau!  Recent St. John's graduate Andreia Gibau was crowned Miss Earth United States 2017 last weekend in Washington, D.C. Gibau, 22, represented her home state of Massachusetts in the competition. Formerly Miss Teen United States 2015 and first runner up at Miss ...

Things to do in Queens through August

Things to do in Queens through August

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

August 6, 2017


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We’ve reached August. That flew, didn’t it? Between food markets, tours, events and relaxing walks through natural parks, here are some fun things to do in Queens while summer is still running strong: ALLEY POND PARK The second-largest natural park in Queens, Alley Park Park allows you to co...

Destination Africa Fashion Show

Destination Africa Fashion Show

Amber Borden, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


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On April 24, 2017, St. John’s students checked into Carnesecca Arena to board the flight to Destination Africa. Doors opened at 7 p.m. and seats were filling up by the minute. The African Students Association (ASA) curated the fashion show with assistance from Haraya.   DJ Supersmashbroz was loc...

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Red House fashion show presents “Truth: A production of unity”

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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The Red House fashion club opened its doors to students and friends as they held their 11th annual fashion show on Wednesday, April 26th. With a 5-dollar fee at the door, Carnesecca Arena was flooded with people who wanted to show their support for the organization. The Red House is a brand that is managed by st...

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Where to get affordable bites in Harlem

Jennifer Bogus, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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If there is one thing that unifies college students, it’s food. There is nothing like eating a good meal after becoming so accustomed to Monty’s and takeout. One of the most difficult parts of living in NYC is that a good meal can come at a great price. The trick is to find a good restaurant that...

Spring trend alert: Glasses galore

Spring trend alert: Glasses galore

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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An outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of specs. Spring has brought about a new collection of fashionable eyewear that is worth taking a look at. Whether you’re complimenting an outfit, or choosing the perfect frames to shield your eyes from the sun, the glasses trends this spring have ...

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Fashion has a say in Trump’s immigration policy

Crystal Grant, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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Like most industries in America, the fashion industry, which holds an immeasurable influence on the entire world, is blessed by the hard work of immigrants. To name a few, fashion icons such as Oscar de la Renta, Adriana Lima and Anna Wintour are all immigrants. Despite their critical role in the American ...

Dream Teams Pt. 1: GUILTY Collection

Dream Teams Pt. 1: GUILTY Collection

Loraine Calderon, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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Two young men from Atlanta and Los Angeles came to New York City with a goal. Not having known each other until they arrived at St. John’s University in 2015, Jibril Mitchell, 19, and James Dearing, 20, came together to create the brand, “Guilty.” Inspired by the fact that black men are always ...

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