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What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

Jewel Antoine, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Black History Month, or African-American History Month, is an annual celebration in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany. This observance was created with the purpose of recognizing and celebrating the remarkable individuals and events in the history of the African d...

Family: Where Do We Go From Here?

Morgan Mullings, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The impromptu demonstration on Feb. 1 was the first time I have felt like I was part of the black community at St. John’s. What happened to the victims of racial harassment, and what happens to black and brown students on this campus every day, also happens to me, a black woman. I felt compel...

Spectrum teaches students what ‘cis-ters’ means

Spectrum teaches students what ‘cis-ters’ means

Karla Reyes, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

Spectrum hosted an event called ‘Support Your Sisters, Not Just Your Cis-ters’ in the Sullivan Cafe on Thursday, March 23. The purpose of the social event was to embrace femininity with games, manicures and, most importantly, food. Spectrum is an on-campus organization that represents gender and...

St. John’s University has day of service

Nickool Castro, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under News

St. John’s held its annual University Service Day (USD) on Sept. 24, marking its 15th anniversary. The USD usually takes place the third or fourth week of September during Founder’s Week in remembrance of Saint Vincent DePaul, whose teachings emphasize respect for the service to the needy, and h...

Prime Minister of Kosovo visits St. John’s University

Prime Minister of Kosovo visits St. John’s University

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Thursday night faculty and students throughout the St. John’s community had the opportunity to listen to Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, who addressed economic and political developments in the country following independence from Serbia in February of 2008.   “I am very honored to b...

Students react to first round of presidential debates

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News

On Monday, Sept. 26th, the first 2016 Presidential Debate between Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, was shown live inside the Sedona Coffee House inside the D’Angelo Center. Many gathered inside to catch a glimpse of the buzz about the presidential ...

Haraya hosts Peace Vigil

Haraya hosts Peace Vigil

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Discussion of racial discrimination, gun violence, police brutality and the St. John’s students made victims of these causes were the reason for the melancholy energy on Sept. 8 during Haraya’s Peace Vigil. The vigil, hosted by Haraya, was broken up into three sections: opening thoughts, keynote speak...

St. John’s community reacts to recent gun violence

Ariana Ortiz, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under News

Students and faculty alike are mourning the recent deaths of St. John’s students Tiarah Poyau and Arshell Dennis, as well as alumna Karina Vetrano. Poyau, 22, a graduate student of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, was shot and killed in the early hours of Sept. 5 in the midst of the J’...

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