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Meet New Student Success Librarian: Heather Ball
Long Island native encourages students to travel and chase dreams
Hanging on the wall in her new office is a kid’s crusader set Halloween costume. The set features a plastic shield and two criss-crossed plastic swords, an ensemble consistent with her love for medieval studies.
Johnnies, meet your new Student Success Librarian, Heather Ball.
Born and raised on Long Island, Ball has aspired to be a librarian since she was just four years old.
“I card cataloged my Beatrix Potter books for my stu...
Reflections on Hurricane Harvey
SJU students from impacted areas discuss the devastation faced by their families and communities as a result of the historic storm in Texas
In the midst of Hurricane Harvey and its watery aftermath, SJU students from impacted areas are finding ways to cope with the devastation brought by the storm and reflecting on its impact on their communities.
In what has become a record-breaking storm, Hurricane Harvey’s death toll now stands at 70. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), estimates damages from ...
Express Buses: Is spending $6.50 worth it?
Imagine a bus that could take you from SJU to Midtown Manhattan in less than 35 minutes; a bus that makes less than five stops in Queens once you board at the Union Turnpike/168 Street bus stop, before proceeding straight to Midtown; a bus with comfortable seating, charging ports and a smooth ride to your destination.
Such a thing exists.
In a world of unreliability, from delayed flights at LaGuardia to shuttle buses that are never on schedule, there’s a form of transportation that restores m...
Student Takes a Modern Twist on a Bookstore Favorite
The start of a new school year is a great opportunity to play up your style with new looks and splashes of color. Trends today include moving away from traditional styles and opting for lighter, fresher hues like pastels, adding an edge to almost any look.
One St. John’s student took something as basic as your everyday red crewneck tee, bearing the St. John’s logo, and decided to take a modern twist on the design.
Junior student, Melissa Rocco’s t-shirt customizations started to garner popula...
PRSSA Makes its First National Conference Visit
After four years as an SGI-recognized organization, SJU’s chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) made its way to the organization’s annual national conference on Oct. 6-10.
Held in Boston this year, the top 4 students in the organization’s e-board represented the University.
“We decided to go because we saw it as an amazing opportunity and SJU had never attended before,” PRSSA Vice President Julia Kotaev said. “As a new e-board member, I was especially looking forward ...
Making a Difference: How Teens are Changing the World | FIRST TAKE
Making a Difference: How Teens are Changing the Wor...
SGI debate talks advocacy, accountability
Candidates discuss what they want to do for the student body, organizations
Student Government, Inc. (SGI) held a debate on Monday during common hour to consider the ideas and goals of the candidates for the upcoming school year.
More than 100 students were on hand at the D’Angelo Center. At least one student from all the organizations as well as faculty and administration were welcomed to listen to what the candidates had to say.
Members of the R.E.A.L. (Realizing Excellence through Advocacy...
Recent SJU Grad Wins Miss Earth USA 2017 Pageant
…And the winner is Andreia Gibau!
Recent St. John’s graduate Andreia Gibau was crowned Miss Earth United States 2017 last weekend in Washington, D.C.
Gibau, 22, represented her home state of Massachusetts in the competition. Formerly Miss Teen United States 2015 and first runner up at Miss New York USA 2017, she graduated from St. John’s with a degree in public relations this past spring.
The Cape Verdean native entered the pageant not too long after graduating and became a favorite due to he...
Sorority Spotlight: Sigma Iota Alpha
PHOTO COURTESY/AMANDA ESPINAL
Sorority sisters of the Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma Iota Alpha pose on the basketball court near Montgoris’ Patio.
Sisterhood comes before anything else in this sorority, which is why they call themselves “hermandad de..” meaning “sisterhood of” in Spanish.
Growing up, sophomore student Erika Madera didn’t have any sisters. However, after getting involved with Greek life on campus, Erika now can’t imagine her life without Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA...
SJU Alum Participates in Hollywood’s HollyShorts Film Festival
Jared Adkins’ experiences at SJU fueled his passion for film production
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 participant in the Academy Award qualifying film festival, The Hollywood’s Holly Shorts Film Festival on Aug. 12. He and his cre...
The Torch : SGI debate talks advocacy, accountability
The Torch : SGI debate talks advocacy, accountabili...
Female Directors Make Strides, But Remain Underrepresented In Film | FIRST TAKE
Female Directors Make Strides, But Remain Underrepr...
The Torch : SJU hosts annual Veterans Day celebration
The Torch : SJU hosts annual Veterans Day celebra...
Gifts for Children Gift Guide | Moda Operandi
Gifts for Children Gift Guide | Moda Operandi
SJU nationally recognized for community service campaign
St. John’s was honored with the President’s Community Service Honor Roll this year for fostering exemplary community service programs and raising awareness of practices in campus community partnerships, according to the University’s website. This marks the ninth-consecutive year that the University has been part of the President’s Higher Education Community...