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Student Org Advocates for Animal Rights

Student Org Advocates for Animal Rights

Dayra Santana, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features

Bulletin boards across the St. John’s University campus are always cluttered with flyers advertising different events or opportunities, but if you look closely enough you can find fliers for bake sales, lectures and documentary screenings with the added bonus of vegan food being served. These bel...

Staten Island Campus Student’s Racist Post Prompts Investigation

Staten Island Campus Student’s Racist Post Prompts Investigation

Derrell Bouknight, News Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

After students on the Staten Island campus reported a “racist picture” that appeared on an Instagram account belonging to a fellow student in the Phi Eta Chi sorority on campus, President Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw said that the incident was “unacceptable and will not be tolerated” in an inter...

Haraya Apologizes in Wake of Student Concerns

Haraya Apologizes in Wake of Student Concerns

Isabella Bruni and Chyna Davis

November 15, 2017


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Pan-African Student Coalition group Haraya apologized this week for its initial response to a wave of criticism that it neglected its relationship with black students during its annual Black Solidarity Day (BSD) on Monday, Nov. 6. Saying “it was not our intention to offend anyone,” Haraya w...

Habitat is Happy for the “Habby” Award

Habitat is Happy for the “Habby” Award

Chyna Inez Davis, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under News

Habitat NYC, the headquarters of Habitat for Humanity, announced on Aug. 17 that the University’s chapter would receive a Habby Award. According to Habitat NYC, the Habby Award recognizes “outstanding volunteers for their exceptional service.” Aitana Ruilova Castro, current president of...

Activating the minds of SJU

Activating the minds of SJU

Livia Paula, Features Editor

September 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Home Scroll

When St. John’s University junior Evi Carrillo was looking for a mental health awareness club or organization to join during her sophomore year, she was disappointed. As the psychology student was digging through the University’s OrgSync, where all the campus organizations are listed, she could no...

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