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Social Justice Exchange Holds DACA Repeal Protest

Social Justice Exchange Holds DACA Repeal Protest

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

October 25, 2017


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Social Justice Exchange (SJE) held a march on campus in protest of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) repeal on Monday, Oct. 16, which began in front of the Celtic cross monument on the Great Lawn. The repeal, referred to as a “wind-down” by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was announced by the ...

Should SJU Celebrate Columbus Day?

Should SJU Celebrate Columbus Day?

Angelica Acevedo, Opinion Editor, Co-Social Media Manager

October 18, 2017


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A series of Instagram posts by the student activist organization Social Justice Exchange (SJE) called for the University to stop celebrating Columbus Day and recognize Indigenous People’s Day instead. These seven posts garnered a total of more than 300 likes from various students and organizations...

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...

Social Justice Exchange leader: University letter condemning Charlottesville, racism, a small but important first step

Social Justice Exchange leader: University letter condemning Charlottesville, racism, a small but important first step

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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More than 50 students last week called on the University to make a statement condemning a deadly “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., and on Monday, St. John’s did just that. LJ Vogel, an incoming senior and leader of the social-justice oriented organization Social Justice Exchange at...

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