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Social Media Influencers Who Enlighten And Entertain

By Jojenet Encarnacion & Jaida Johnson Sometimes we don’t even realize that we spent hours of the day watching YouTube videos or scrolling on Twitter. From health to beauty, spirituality, or … Continue reading

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Top 12 Most Binge Worthy TV Series

We all know what it’s like to scroll through Netflix with no idea what to watch. Well here is a list of binge worthy series that will not satisfy your … Continue reading

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Horror Movie ‘Don’t’s’

by: Natalia Amaya and Samantha Rios Horror films have done a good job of portraying of over-the-top, gruesome scenarios that will most likely never happen. However, if people were to … Continue reading

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Top 10 Celebs You Must Follow On Instagram

Zahria Perkins & Francesca Maniscalco, Class of 2018 Of all the social media sites, Instagram might be your best shot at taking a closer glimpse of your favorite celeb’s personal life. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Female Singers and Rappers That Have Dominated Your Playlist

By Christina Gravina, Class of 2019 & Christopher Szostek, Class of 2018 From going on a long drive with friends to going through a tough break-up, these female artists have … Continue reading

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Vintage Shopping at Rags-A-Gogo

By Eric Lesser, Class of 2019 Manhattan is a sprawling metropolitan powerhouse that embraces the new, the high-end and the future, however, there is one business that defies every one … Continue reading

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By Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 Meet the Heart of the Saint Peter’s Book Store: Anna Kosakowski English major, Anna Kosakowski, loves books so much she decided to work in … Continue reading

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Sneaker Culture: The Trend That’s Not Going Away

By Reymond Cerda, Class of 2017 The alarm clock reads 5 a.m. while it buzzes.  It’s still dark out and the frost still sits firmly on the leaves of trees. … Continue reading

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How Acing Video Games Can Pay For College

By Naomi Baisa, Class of 2017   At 6 a.m., the morning routine was to get up, eat breakfast, get dressed, wait for his sister so he can walk to … Continue reading

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Curly Crusade: Why curls have bounced back into society

By Katelyn Joyce, Class of 2018 Class was in session and all was well until random students decided to throw their hurtful words towards her. She was used to them … Continue reading

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Vote For Your Favorite Viral Video!

Check out Saint Peter’s video journalism students viral videos!  And vote for your favorite!   How Well Do You Know St. Peter’s University? — By Samantha Storms, Callan Sheridan, Christopher … Continue reading

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New Venue for St. Peter’s Career Fair

— by Naomi Baisa, Class of 2017 It’s cloudy and dreary outside on a Thursday afternoon. Students are walking in the student center, taking the elevator all the way up … Continue reading

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Social Media Trends: Food Edition

By Jossie Capon, Class of 2017 According to the Pew Research Center nearly 65% of U.S. adults use social media networking sites. Social media has led to some interesting trends … Continue reading

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Casual Sex- the New Relationship Status

B Symone Sweazie, Class of 2017 — Sitting in class eyes glued to her phone, Olivia clicks on her Tinder app hoping to find someone appealing to her. She swipes … Continue reading

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Is it time to pay student-athletes?

By Brandon Goncalves, Class of 2016 — A few miles from her dorm, a popular sports store is having storewide sales offering 40 percent off basketball apparel, but for Alyssa … Continue reading

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LIVE Media: Everyone Wants to be Seen

Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 LIVE! From your bedroom it’s a random person! You take your phone and see Instagram and Snapchat but instead you choose to open Periscope. You … Continue reading

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TREND: BLACK TRENDS MADE FASHION

Chanel McClary, Class of 2017 What’s trending in fashion these days is nothing new to the black community. In recent years, fashion designers, hairstylists, and wardrobe stylists have been using … Continue reading

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Aspiring Authors Bypassing Publishers

Gabriella Robles The migration from paper to computer screen has changed the way people read, write and sell books. It has expanded the world of literature into something for more … Continue reading

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School Spirit Lacking at SPU

By Davis Hocking, Class of 2018 With 20 seconds left in the game St. Peter’s is up two points against Monmouth University about to pull off the biggest upset of … Continue reading

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Why College Students Can’t Write

By Conor McHugh, Class of 2016 Nick Dawybida wrote his entire high school career. Every discipline in his school required him to write as extensively as he could, from English … Continue reading

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SPU Feeling the Heat

It’s Hot In Here – What SPU Is Doing To Handle This By Harvey Cruz, Class of 2018 As soon as students and professors walk into a building or classroom, … Continue reading

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Wanted – Athletic Trainers

By Brandon Pereira, Class of 2018   With hopes of returning to the soccer field for the fall season from his injury, sophomore business management major Ezequiel Cei continuously goes … Continue reading

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Dressed To Dance: Denise Hernandez

Denise’s mother Mrs.Hernandez holds small pink ballet flats tightly in her hands as Denise describes her earliest dance memory. She describes feeling the warmth inside when she nailed her first … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of a College Student Artist

Jossie Capon, Class of 2017 I walk up some stairs and make it to the living room, which is filled with exercise machines such as the elliptical and a treadmill. … Continue reading

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The Jungle Book: A Digital Masterpiece

Gabriella Robles, Class of 2018 A jungle has been built in Los Angeles—equipped with colorful birds chirping, monkeys swinging from trees, and a ruthless tiger on the hunt. Disney’s “The … Continue reading

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St. Peter’s Career Fair Draws Big Crowd

By Andres Rojas, Class of 2017 Photos by Kevin Colon, Harvey Cruz From student-athletes ready for practice to students ready to face the real world, from sweaty t-shirts to well … Continue reading

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Auditions in Color: Robert Lewis

Somewhere between when the birds start chirping and when the sun comes up, the incessant  chime of a phone alarm begins to echo through a dim bedroom.  A slumped over … Continue reading

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Top 10 Dumbest Superheroes and Super Villains

Isaiah Olivieri, Class of 2016 and Gabriella Robles, Class of 2018 With DC and Marvel’s movie franchises topping the box office charts, one thing is for certain: People love their … Continue reading

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Top Artists/Bands you have never heard of

by: Jossie Capon & Garrett Giusto We’ve all heard our fair share of Drake, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift on our favorite radio stations, but what you probably haven’t … Continue reading

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10 Books You Should Read Written By Badass Women

Briana Benitez, Class of 2017 Daniela Franco, Class of 2017 Here are our top picks for books you should indulge in this summer. These books were all written by female authors and … Continue reading

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TOP TEN CLASSIC TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME

Chelsey Forbes, Class of 2017 Rood Meliscat, Class of 2017 Mainstream media has arguably influenced millennials more than they would like to admit. Rood and Chelsey have compiled a list … Continue reading

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Top 5 Visual Artists on Tumblr and Instagram

By Mike DeMoya & Xavier Pearson   Tumblr and Instagram are an artist’s perfect platform for self-expression. These social networks have cultivated a massive audience, allowing artists to receive major … Continue reading

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Top 10 Viral Videos

Olivia Monahan, Class of 2017 Yasleen Trinidad, Class of 2017 In the era of short attention spans, video has become the most effective way to catch the public’s attention. With … Continue reading

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Egyptian Singer Trying To Make It In Bayonne

The room is dim and some people in the crowd have a drink in their hand. Conversations pause as the voice of a young singer pierce the air. He was … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Struggle with Marijuana

    While most kids his age were socializing on Facebook or playing online games, NN*, a young up-and-coming designer who did not want his real name revealed, was building … Continue reading

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Where are they now? The Dictator’s ‘Handsome Dick’ Manitoba

By: Garrett Giusto 4/12/2016 Lead vocalist of the late 1970’s band “The Dictators” Richard Manitoba was a new type of rock star.  A Punk-Rocker. Between being a radio personality and making … Continue reading

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TOP 9 UNDERGROUND FEMALE ARTISTS

Melanie Martinez is an American singer and songwriter of the pop/alternative genre. She first appeared on the third season of The Voice where she sang Toxic by Britney Spears for … Continue reading

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Making Them Proud: A Profile Story on Dariany Santana

By: Yasleen Trinidad, 04/08/2016     Wearing just a baby blue bathrobe and an infectious smile, the self-made entrepreneur, Dariany Santana, welcomed me into her NJ home. “My father built this … Continue reading

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God’s Rockstar

The grounds were still wet, and there was a power line down in the middle of Stillman Avenue in Bergenfield, NJ.  The train passes by every half hour or so, … Continue reading

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Jersey City’s Nomad, Lucy Rovetto

The art world in Manhattan and Jersey City is very different. Often compared yet rarely merged, art in these cities is vastly different in terms of buyers, sellers, and artists … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Saint Peter’s 2014 Annual Clery Report

By: Briana Benitez and Jossie Capon The temperature is dropping and the frigid air is making its way through Yismely Acosta’s jeans and sheer top, but this is not enough … Continue reading

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Saint Peter’s Men’s soccer fall to Canisius, 2-1

Final 1 2 T Canisius (6-8-1, 3-5-0 MAAC) 2 0 2 Saint Peter’s (7-7-1, 4-4-0 MAAC) 0 1 1 BY AMANDA JONES JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The frigid cold winds … Continue reading

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Outnumbered and overpowered, Saint Peter’s Women’s Volleyball loses to Fairfield, 3-0

Final 1 2 3 T Fairfield (15-9, 10-4 MAAC) 25 25 25 3 Saint Peter’s (3-21, 1-13 MAAC) 22 13 14 0   BY AMANDA JONES Saint Peter’s (3-21) tallied … Continue reading

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Bruised but Not Broken

“Let’s go, set three,” said Marlena Budna,a freshman on the Women’s Volleyball team. In a match versus Marist, the Peacocks had lost the first two sets and were down 11-23 … Continue reading

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Behren’s Records Sixth Double-Double as Saint Peter’s Escapes NJIT Thrilling Comeback in a Five-Set Victory

Over the past eight years, the NJIT Highlanders dominated the non-conference season series vs. Saint Peter’s by winning six out of their eight match-ups. The Peacocks were able to end … Continue reading

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Slice of Life: Jaclyn Fitzgibbons Fights Back

BY ARMOND MARKE Jaclyn Fitzgibbons was assaulted in a Staten Island bar during a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration and woke up in the hospital with stitches in her head and … Continue reading

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SPU Students Go Viral! Vote for your Favorite!

How Much Do You Know About Government? By Matthew Holowienka, Jenna Carbin and Christopher Flores #InnerVoice by Armond Marke, Melissa Osorio and Amanda Jones Heartbreak by Bridget Whitfield, Jossie Capon … Continue reading

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Top 10 Diverse Entertainers

In the year 2017, the entertainment industry has become completely different as it has been in years past. From many cultures and many walks of life, this list highlights just … Continue reading

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Career Fair Coming to Saint Peter’s

By Xochilt Segundo, Class of 2020 Looking for jobs and internships can be tough, but the Fall Career Fair is coming to help students establish important connections for their futures. … Continue reading

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