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Was it worth the work?

December 12, 2008

So we go through 4 years of high school and think things can’t get much more complicated than what we’re going to wear to prom or who was seen holding whose hand in the hallway. Then… college comes along. It’ll be the best 4 years of your life, they always say but after hunting down money to pay for tuition, rummaging through and eBay to find the most expensive book for the cheapest price with the least highlighter marks in it and then finally reaching graduation, I can’t help but wonder… was all of the work really worth it?


Inside Gate 6: Former Student: Lou Carnesecca

December 10, 2008

louGraduation is coming, for some students, congratulations! It already existed in their future plan. However, for others, it may be a little more than a year away, even longer. As a senior, you probably think a same question over and over again “Where will we go from there?” Should we go and seek a job, continue our education or something else?

      St. John’s University is such a diversity university. They have students all over the world, but this diversity also caused another big issue. Yaqi Zhang, a Finance major student from China will graduate in May 2009 from St. John’s. She said, “I am very nervous about the possibility of having to leave America if I don’t receive and H-1B [work] visa.”

This is the data from 2007 to our most recent in St. John’s University:   (more…)

Study Days are Here Again

December 4, 2008

Aloha everyone,

Ahh, the joys of a couple days off. Kind of. With classes ending yesterday (Wednesday, Dec. 3), everybody has Dec. 4-7 off from school, but with the slight exception that the days are meant to study for finals.

Of course, most don’t keep sight of that. Wednesday night saw an increase in perfume and cologne use, as students rolled out of their residence halls dressed as they would on a Saturday night. Our prayers also go out to the gallons of gel that more than likely lost their life last night, and to the few collars that got popped. Last night’s fireworks and Christmas tree lighting seemed to go over pretty well, but I couldn’t tell you how Montgoris’ desert party went over. They refused to serve any desert when it started, so my friends and I split.

He studied so much, he had two answers.

He studied so much, he had two answers.

Now, some of us may be studying this Thursday afternoon. Myself? I’m flipping through the pages of Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly to the sounds of 311 before heading out to a press screening of The Wrestler. We should all be studying so we don’t screw ourselves, but we’ve all (well maybe just most of us) have worked hard this semester, so enjoy your few days off.

But remember: lay out those books before you pawn them for cash and get to studying. Good luck on your finals everyone. Here’s a little Christmas cheer to put a smile on that face:

-Alex Quevedo

Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight

December 3, 2008

St johns will host its annual Christmas tree lighting and firework show tonight on the Great Lawn. The events will begin around 7 p.m.

Here is a list of festivities, as posted via a Facebook blast by members of the festivities Facebook group 

“Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for!


7:00 PM – Winter Carnival Mass: St. Thomas More Church


8:00 PM – Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Great Lawn

Please join the rest of the University Community as we dedicate our permanent University Christmas Tree, watch a spectacular light show on the Library Facade, and enjoy FIREWORKS by Grucci!!


10:00 PM – Student Dessert Party: Montgoris Dining Hall

You’ll enjoy Chocolate fountains, desserts, and seasonal beverages! DJ Zeke will be there spinnin’ your favorite jams!!”

– Jose Silva

St johns prepares for xmas

December 2, 2008

Check out these photos from the great lawn.

New St Johns Website

December 2, 2008

St Johns Unveils its new website check it out here   – 


Jose Silva

Inside Gate 6: Dean of Law School passes away

December 1, 2008
Mary C. Daly Esq. Photo courtesy of St. Johns University

Mary C. Daly Esq. Photo courtesy of St. John's University

Mary C. Daly, Esq., Dean of the School of Law and John V. Brennan Professor of Law and Ethics from 2003-2008, passed away at the age of 61. Some former colleagues say she had been battling cancer.

A prayer service was held last Tuesday in the Law School’s atrium and her wake was held in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday.

The University’s president, The Rev. Donald J. Harrington, issued this statement immediately after learning of her death.

According to Assistant Vice President for Media Relations Dominic Scianna, the Assistant Academic Dean of the Law School, Andrew Simons, is currently serving as the interim Dean. There is no date set to name a permanent replacement yet.

Red Storm advances!

November 25, 2008

#3 ranked Red Storm mens soccer team eliminated Boston University in a 1-0 victory at home, to advance to Round three of the NCAA championship.


– Jose Silva

Inside Gate 6:Pigs on Campus

November 25, 2008

Last week, the Campus Ministry and Students for Global Justice teamed up for an fundraising effort. Members of the effort could be seen around campus toting home-made piggie banks collecting spare change to buy pigs for impoverished South American families.

I hope you all were able to give whatever change you had to the worthy effort. However, the best part of it all was this…


Fund-raising participants said the pig’s name is “Serena” but they couldn’t quite agree on that fact.
Students and faculty were allowed to pet her (or is it him?) and I was even able to feed it!
"Serena" ?
Good Luck to the Campus Ministry and Students for Global Justice in your worthy efforts!

St John’s Food Violations –

November 25, 2008


I was skimming through New York’s Department of Health website checking out the health violation points for some of my favorite restaurants around campus and I came across these startling numbers –

FYI the average points in an inspection in New York City is 15 

Montgoris Dining Hall  – 19 violations for (Montgoris was inspected just a couple of days ago)


Other general violation.


Food contact surface not properly maintained.


Wiping cloths dirty or not stored in sanitizing solution.


Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or store



Marillac Dining Hall – 22 violations for


Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.


Cold food held above 41°F (smoked fish above 38°F) except during necessary preparation.


Hot food not held at or above 140°F.

You can see the rest of school’s dining facilities points here.

What else caught my attention? Some of these locations off campus  

   Sly Fox Inn had the most violation points with 45 

Yummy Taco had 26

Dominoes Pizza had 28

Subway only had 4 violations

Curious to see how your favorite restaurant on Union Turnpike did? Click here.


I know roaches might be a delicacy in some parts of the world; but they are definitely not one in mine

I know roaches might be a delicacy in some parts of the world; but they are definitely not one in mine

Do these numbers shock you? comment below – >

Jose Silva