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Dorm Guest Policy Petition Circles Social Media

Dorm Guest Policy Petition Circles Social Media

Isabella Bruni, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News

A change.org petition regarding the visitation rules and guidelines for dorm dwellers has been circling social media for one week, calling for more lenient procedures. As of Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m., the petition has 480 signatures from purported members of the St. John’s community. The petition bri...

Mold Prompts Student Concerns, Complaints

Mold Prompts Student Concerns, Complaints

Jillian Ortiz and Samantha DeNinno

October 4, 2018


Filed under News

Recent findings of suspected mold within residence halls on the St. John’s campus have caused some students to fall ill and, in at least one case, leave their dorm.   Colleen Greaney, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, attributed the students’ reports of mold to the recent stretch of hu...

Living on campus makes your college years that much sweet

Living on campus makes your college years that much sweet

Nelly Ghansah, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Your college years are quite an exciting time! However, there are several decisions to make before starting college. One of the biggest decision to make concerns your living situation. Whether you are an incoming college student attempting to make a decision, or a current student looking to make a ...

Family Weekend’s Block Party Brings a Party to the Strip

Family Weekend’s Block Party Brings a Party to the Strip

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under News

Family weekend added another activity to its itinerary with the Block Party on Residence Village Strip this past Saturday, Oct. 7. The Residence Strip was lined with food stands stretching from Montgoris Dining Hall down to Donovan Hall. The event was jam-packed with St. John’s students, students’...

Battle of the Buildings brings Johnnies together

Battle of the Buildings brings Johnnies together

Marybeth Gerdelman, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under News

Signs were painted and displayed in Montgoris, T-shirts were made and teams were assembled - all that was left to decide was which team would win bragging rights for the year as the friendly competition that is Battle of the Buildings took place on Sunday, Oct. 16. A crisp fall afternoon brought out...

SJU strives for environmental excellence

SJU strives for environmental excellence

Alexa Vagelatos, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The University participates in a campus-wide environmental project known as the Sustainability Initative where students and faculty team up to continually make the school more environmentally friendly and aware. “I think there’s a high level of sensitivity to focus on this issue, as an institution,”...

Students Appreciate Wine for Class

Students Appreciate Wine for Class

Isabel Rajabzadeh, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features

St. John’s resident assistant Zach Hedgepeth, watches as residents come in and out of their Manhattan dorm rooms with wine glasses in their hands. Although the glasses are empty, he knows that they won’t be for long. Still, the resident assistant does nothing about it. “The residence facilities are al...

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