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Making Strides, raising funds, giving hope
News Alana Manning 10/19/2011 at 2:06PM

“Hey, Soul Sister,” the smash hit by Train, was blasting through speakers as walkers gathered in the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The song was fitting as hundreds of survivors who had never met all became, in a way, “soul sisters,” rallying for [...]

St. John’s students makeover Astoria senior center
St. John’s students makeover Astoria senior center
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 10/12/2011 at 10:20AM

Students from St. John’s University did much more than revitalize the recreational space at Catholic Charities Peter J. Dellamonica Senior Center – they rejuvenated the spirits of the facility’s visitors. Ten undergraduates visited the senior center, located at 23-56 Broadway in Astoria, on September 24 as part of St. John’s University’s 10th Annual University Service [...]

St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
St. John’s toy drive teaches life lessons
News Alana Manning 10/10/2011 at 11:18AM

There was a local celebrity trotting around St. John’s University last week – one who has a golden complexion, lots of fur, and four legs. It was Hooper, the beloved dog of Professor Jane Paley and the face of the annual Hooper’s Toy Drive, which is organized by Paley’s public relations campaign class. Professor Jane [...]

Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today
Sports Billy Rennison 10/06/2011 at 8:41PM

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery today to treat his prostate cancer which was diagnosed last fall. Lavin, entering his second year on the Johnnies sideline, coached the Red Storm to their most successful season in a decade last year. It was only after the season that the school announced that the 47 [...]