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Coffee Conversations: Music Producer Brandon Mitchell on Finding Music Everywhere and Anywhere

Coffee Conversations: Music Producer Brandon Mitchell on Finding Music Everywhere and Anywhere

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

March 27, 2019


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At 11 on Tuesday morning, Brandon Mitchell and I met for coffee in the DAC Coffeehouse. Mitchell is a junior at St. John’s, studying accounting. He hails from Durham, NC. Disclaimer, Mitchell opted for an Ethos water, as he’s not a coffee drinker. I had a grande toasted toffee nut iced coffee with alm...

Coffee Conversations: Poet & Painter Tatiana Nicoll on the Healing Power of Self-Expression

Coffee Conversations: Poet & Painter Tatiana Nicoll on the Healing Power of Self-Expression

Angelica Acevedo, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018


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For junior education major Tatiana Nicoll, unapologetically expressing herself has been a consistent trait throughout her life. From dancing to painting, Nicoll has dabbled in many different forms of expression — but one art form that she developed during her time at St. John’s is poetry. When...

Coffee Conversations: Photographer Madeline Mancini

Coffee Conversations: Photographer Madeline Mancini

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2018


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Madeline Mancini, sophomore and one of two recipients of St. John’s University’s Visual Art Scholarship, believes in the power of art to tell stories. Hailing from the suburbs of Las Vegas, Nevada, her photography has been influenced by travel and the desire to challenge norms, from a gender-...

Coffee Conversation: Zoe Golden-Johnson on Influences, Nature and Emotion in Photography

Samantha DeNinno, Entertainment Editor

April 18, 2018


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The Poughkeepsie native wanders into the DAC Coffeehouse, holding a large portfolio of prints and the welcoming smile of someone who immensely enjoys what they do. Zoe Golden-Johnson, freshman photography major, gushes about her interests in the art field, bursting with an excitement for what’s to c...

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Coffee Conversations: Arisa Ossandon Talks Art and Creativity

Carolina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Some might say that the art majors have it easier than other students here at St. John’s. For one student, Arisa Ossandon, that perspective couldn’t be more invalid. Arisa is a Long Island native and a graphic design student. She spends her time juggling the challenging art courses here at St. John’...

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