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Java Johnnies “Black Rhapsody”

Java Johnnies “Black Rhapsody”

Eduardo Alfonzo, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Some celebrate it through art; such as reading a poem or drawing some paintings. Others celebrate through musical performances such as hip-hop or dancing. But for this special occasion, many students from St. John’s University decided to celebrate...

Latin American Culture Celebrated in DAC

Latin American Culture Celebrated in DAC

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Culture

On Friday, Sept. 29 the Latin Heritage Month Committee organized a Java Johnnies Latin style event at DAC from 5-7 p.m. accompanied by live music by the bachata band, Valerio. To present the Latin culture to fellow St. John’s students, the event offered complimentary empanadas and maduros as wel...

Country singer Kara Zack warms up Java Johnnies

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Culture

Once again, the Resident Student Association (RSA) hosted a fun community event at Java Johnnies in the D’Angelo Center (DAC), on Friday, Sept. 8. Friday’s event offered complimentary food and drinks, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, hot chocolate, Baskin Robbins ice cream sandwiches decorated with...

Java Johnnies: Women’s HerStory Month

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Culture

Students gathered this past Friday evening at 5 p.m. in the DAC living room for Java Johnnies’ “Women’s Empowerment with a Guest Performance by Raquel Lily,” an official event for the University’s Women’s HerStory Month 2017 celebration. The student performances were preceded by an hour-and-a-half lon...

Java Johnnies: “Black in America Again”

Java Johnnies: “Black in America Again”

Ariana Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Culture

This past Friday, Feb.18, the weekly Java Johnnies Coffeehouse was themed “Black in America Again” in honor of Black History Month, and was centered on the experiences of black people in the U.S. Each performer embodied one of eight emotions and concepts, including tragedy, anger, action and revi...

‘King Zimm’ wows at Java Johnnies

Chyna Davis, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Culture, Music

St. John’s University held a memorable Java Johnnies last Friday at the D’Angelo Center as students gathered to hear Khafre Zimmerman perform. Zimmerman, whose stage name is King Zimm, performed a variety of songs from his album, “The Best of King Zimm.” He also included covers of “Valerie”...

Coffee barista by day, rapper by night

Coffee barista by day, rapper by night

Samantha Albanese, Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2013


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

It’s Monday morning at 9 a.m. right before the most popular morning classes start. In an instant, the line starts building and a rush of students pour into the small space. Starbucks is booming at the peak hour of the day, students desperately seeking their morning cup of coffee, special drinks and...

Students claim spots to study on campus

Alexa Vagelatos, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under Features

Summer is a distant memory as midterms are readily approaching and the study grind begins. But where are the best places to study on campus? Most students will tell you that they prefer their dorms or wherever it is that they are living. But for the rest, the question of where they can study in a...

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