Cheap Shots bar near St. John’s University may soon go dry


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Cheap Shots, a problematic bar near St. John’s University, is facing its last call after a local community board voted against renewing its liquor license.

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St. John’s University President Father Donald J. Harrington stepping down


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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St. John’s University’s long-time president will resign this summer, according to an internal memo to the school. Father Donald J. Harrington said in a letter to the school’s community that he plans on retiring effective July 31. Harrington, who took over at St. John’s in 1989, has been wrapped up in a series of investigations […]

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Joseph Sciame, Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s University


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Joseph Sciame, Vice President for Community Relations at St. John’s University

Joseph Sciame is currently the Vice-President for Community Relations at St. John’s University, the largest Catholic university in America with five campuses: Jamaica, Queens; Staten Island; Eastern Long Island, Oakdale; Manhattan and Rome, Italy.  He has been at St. John’s since 1958, initially as a student and, since 1962, as a full time administrator with […]

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Special election candidates speak to students at St. John’s University


By Queens Courier Staff

With less than a week to go, David Weprin, Michael Simanowitz, and Marco DeSena pled their cases to a small crowd of students at St. John’s University Thursday night. “The young people who are our future don’t take part in the political process,” Simanowitz said. Simanowitz and his republican opponent in the 27th Assembly district […]

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Painters union fights St. John’s for summer jobs


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Union workers and representatives of District Council 9 (DC 9) rallied in front of St. John’s University’s Gate 1 on May 29, to have the school come to the table to negotiate a contract to paint and prepare vacant dormitories for when students return in the fall semester.

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Robert Morris upsets St. John’s in first round of NIT


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

The St. John’s men’s basketball season came to an end on a sour note after Robert Morris University dismantled the Johnnies in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

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St. John’s women’s basketball falls short in Big East tourney final


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of St. John’s Athletic Communications

Lady Johnnies made its first appearance in a Big East Tournament championship game since 1988, but lost to DePaul in regulation.

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St. John’s men’s basketball shaky in first exhibition game of the season


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

St. John’s University men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin promised that this year the Red Storm would do something special. But it certainly didn’t look that way in the Johnnies’ 2013-2014 pre-season debut, an exhibition game against the Division II San Francisco University State Gators on Saturday. The Red Storm struggled throughout the game, shooting […]

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St. John’s men’s basketball makes promise at annual Tip-Off


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

“Let’s get it in.” The St. John’s University men’s basketball team embraced this phrase as their season motto at the Red Storm Tip-Off Friday. Men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin said it first, declaring that this year they are expecting to do something “special.” “This year the goal is to get it in,” Lavin said […]

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Walk-on is only St. John’s men’s basketball player from Queens


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

At the annual St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball media day event on Thursday, October 10, junior forward Khadim Ndiaye sat peacefully, watching. He observed his teammates as they were being interviewed one on one or sometimes by a horde of reporters. Then he swiftly pulled out a glasses case and put on a pair […]

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St. John’s third annual Dribble For The Cure raises $55K for cancer


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

About two years ago St. John’s University men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin announced he had prostate cancer and would need surgery. Lavin missed most of the following season and had a successful surgery and recovery, but for members of the university and especially the men’s basketball team, talking about cancer still hits home. “Coach always talks […]

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Victory marks fourth consecutive win for St. John’s men’s soccer


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of St. John’s Athletic Communications

In the 19th minute St. John’s men’s soccer forward Sean Sepe clutched his head and looked to the sky as if the world was coming to an end. Sepe just missed an easy goal directly in front the frame. With no defenders around, it was just him and the West Virginia University goalkeeper, Lee Johnston. […]

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