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NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

NAACP Hosts Discussion on Gun Violence and Terrorism

Kenneth Carter, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018

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 ...

Safety Abroad

Safety Abroad

Ariana Ortiz and Kendall McCormick

November 8, 2017

When a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into a crowd of people in Barcelona in August, killing 14 people and injuring 100, St. John’s says its public safety teams based both stateside and abroad responded swiftly. Denise Vencak, the new head of Public Safety, said that in the immediate wake...

TriBeCa Terror Attack Shakes SJU

TriBeCa Terror Attack Shakes SJU

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

November 8, 2017

Lower Manhattan was the scene of what officials are calling the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001 as eight people were killed and 11 were injured last Tuesday, Oct. 31 after a pickup truck rammed into pedestrians along a West Side Highway bike path. One victim was f...

Why You Didn’t Hear All About the Shooter in Tennessee

Why You Didn’t Hear All About the Shooter in Tennessee

Morgan Mullings, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

You might be surprised to know that you missed such an impactful and terrifying event. On Sunday, Sept. 24, one person died and seven were injured in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn. The alleged shooter, a Sudanese documented immigrant, had attended the church befor...

Don’t Let Fear Limit Your Travels

Don’t Let Fear Limit Your Travels

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

Nearly 40 percent of St. John’s University undergraduates study abroad during their time here through a variety of programs SJU offers. Although European vacations have long been among the most coveted and romanticized, there have been concerns about violent attacks in countries including both S...

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