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SJU NAACP Hosts Workshop Led By Community Activist Imani

SJU NAACP Hosts Workshop Led By Community Activist Imani

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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Students organizing is common to many college campuses across the nation, and that includes St. John’s. In light of students using their own platforms to share a message, the St. John’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held an organizing workshop for st...

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

University To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims That Students Raised on #SurvivingSJU

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

January 8, 2019


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St. John’s University is in the process of contacting students who posted accusations of sexual misconduct amid a flurry of social media posts last Friday, according to University spokesperson Brian Browne. In a statement to the Torch, Browne addressed the hashtag #SurvivingSJU on Twitter – w...

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

Kenneth Carter, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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The NAACP at St. John’s University held an open discussion titled “Gun Violence and Domestic Terrorism,” on Thursday, Nov. 29. NAACP President Tamia Morris and Educational Chairwoman Sloane Walker ran the event. To start off the conversation, they presented information about two shootings that ...

WSJU Radio, Haraya and NAACP Host J. Cole Listening Party

WSJU Radio, Haraya and NAACP Host J. Cole Listening Party

Keyah James, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018


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On Monday April 16, artist J. Cole announced a free event in New York City on his Twitter that exclaimed : “No Phones, No Cameras, No Bags, No Press List, No Guest List.” Within the next half hour, the line at the Gramercy Theatre grew by the hundreds. No one knew what they were in line for, but...

NAACP Opens Discussion on the “School to Prison Pipeline”

NAACP Opens Discussion on the “School to Prison Pipeline”

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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Around 40 people from St. John’s and the surrounding community crowded into the D’Angelo Center Organization Lounge last Tuesday, Oct. 17 to hear panelists and audience members discuss the “school-to-prison pipeline” with a focus on the black community. The St. John’s chapter of NAACP hosted and...

Students Discuss Mental Health at Roundtable

Students Discuss Mental Health at Roundtable

Yves Nguyen, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2017


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A student roundtable discussed the state of mental health care on campus at an event Thursday, Sept. 28 that was advertised as being hosted by Social Justice Exchange (SJE) with the NAACP, the Student Psychological Association and Active Minds. LJ Vogel, president of Social Justice Exchange, highlighted that...

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