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“Knowing Yes!” Understanding Consent

“Knowing Yes!” Understanding Consent

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News

This past Monday Feb. 12, Hannah Artiles-Stravers, the director of S.O.A.R., Sexual Violence Outreach, Awareness and Response, held a training workshop on affirmative consent with the program “Knowing Yes!” This particular training consisted of St. John’s students and members of Greek life ...

Greek Life Is Not as Bad as You Think

Greek Life Is Not as Bad as You Think

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Here at St. John's, you can't go too far without seeing someone wearing Greek letters. Greek life is very prominent on campus, and with over 29 sororities and fraternities, it leaves a lasting impression on the University. Greek organizations have always been a topic of discussion in the form of scandal...

Is Joining a Fraternity or Sorority Worth It?

Is Joining a Fraternity or Sorority Worth It?

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Fraternities and sororities are, to some students, a big part of the college experience. Joining one of the two is probably the best way to grow long lasting friendships in college. Or is it? Since I am a junior now, I have been seriously thinking about possibly joining a sorority. My mom being an ...

Sorority Spotlight: Sigma Iota Alpha

Sorority Spotlight: Sigma Iota Alpha

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Sisterhood comes before anything else in this sorority, which is why they call themselves “hermandad de..” meaning “sisterhood of” in Spanish. Growing up, sophomore student Erika Madera didn’t have any sisters. However, after getting involved with Greek life on campus, Erika now can’t im...

Tearing down prejudice one wall at a time

Brendan South, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“A melting pot of different cultures,” is the most succinct way to describe the student body at St. John’s University. You couldn’t point a finger at a single type or race of person and proclaim that that individual typifies the students at our large Queens campus. The diversity inevitably leads ...

Fraternity gives back

Reza Moreno, Features Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

St. John’s brings out the best in students, especially when it allows them to bring to life the Vincentian goals this beautiful University has to offer. One specific organization, Kappa Sigma, is sure to show not only their patriotism, but also their effort in changing the world one event at a time. On...

Greek Week takes over SJU

Brendan South, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Letters bouncing on the stage creating sentences of expression. There were exposed teeth and cheek to cheek grins lighting up the darkened scene; small but consistent blips of enjoyment in a mysterious sea of faces. The lights shined shamelessly on the people on stage, all collected together and glued...

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