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Amazon Moves to Queens

Amazon Moves to Queens

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced that it had selected New York City and Northern Virginia as the winners of the HQ2, or, Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Their plan included a small hub in Nashville. The New York City site will be in Long Island City, a residential and commercial ne...

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

When Jared Adkins graduated from St John’s 2 years ago, he never imagined that having a college roommate who was film-savvy, and taking advice from his then public relations professor would influence his passion for film production. A Far Rockaway native, Adkins’ latest film, Note To Self, was a participa...

7 ways to spend Easter Break in Queens

7 ways to spend Easter Break in Queens

Julia Kotaev, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Features

If you’re going be on campus or in Queens next weekend for Easter break, consider yourself lucky, as the weather is set to be in the 70s next week. Pull out your favorite pair of sunglasses, and get ready to enjoy the plethora of activities our borough has to offer.   1.) Have A Picnic...

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

“He Will Not Divide Us” shuts down after 20 days

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After “Artwork created an unexpectedly volatile situation and serious public safety hazards,” the exhibition “He Will Not Divide Us” at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria has been shut down as of Friday, Feb. 10. The museum released a statement Friday explaining that “The installation...

PARTICIPATE 2016: Stay up to date with election events on campus

PARTICIPATE 2016: Stay up to date with election events on campus

Suzanne Ciechalski and Angelica Acevedo

October 8, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Home Scroll, News

Looking for a way to learn more about the upcoming election? The St. John’s Participate program has you covered. Here’s a list of the upcoming election-related events on campus:   Watch the Second Presidential Debate - St. John’s is hosting an event on Sunday, Oct. 9 where the Uni...

Get to know your borough

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2016


Filed under Features

Manhattan may seem like the pinnacle of New York life, but what about your own corner of the city that never sleeps? From restaurants to parks, there’s plenty to do right here in Queens. All you have to do is read on: The Lemon Ice King of Corona – Famous for being pictured in the TV show “King of Quee...

Basking in Chicken Glory at Queens’ Newest Shake Shack

Basking in Chicken Glory at Queens’ Newest Shake Shack

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

Ah, Queens Center Mall. A hang-out haven for high school students that make you realize kids are undeniably getting more obnoxious while you are undeniably getting older. What a joyous realization! Many people try to avoid this spot at all costs, but on Dec. 30, an angel came down from above and blesse...

Snow storms into East Coast, hits Queens hardest

Cheyanne Gonzales, General Manager

January 27, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

On Jan. 25, St. John’s University closed all of their New York Campuses due to  Winter Storm Jonas that hit New York City two days prior. Winter Storm Jonas coated the East Coast this past weekend, causing cities like New York City to have strict travel bans. Governor Cuomo set a travel ban in p...

A taste of Queens’ own piece of Greece

Lauren Eden, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Features

Although Astoria, Queens, has a mix of different races and ethnicities, one of the most prominent cultures present is Greek. This means there’s a plethora of Greek bakeries that have homemade baklava and Greek restaurants that offer the freshest seafood. There is, however, one eatery in particular...

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