Adriana Dorner admits that she checks her phone at least 50 times a day, mostly to look at her social media accounts like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But Adriana, a senior at Midwood High School, is saying goodbye to all three for a while. She wants to give up social media for Lent.
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Only in Print: Three African Popes Made Major Contributions to the Church
By the end of the 5th century, there had already been three popes who were considered African because they were born in — or had ethnic ties to — the Roman province of North Africa, with its capital at Carthage in modern-day Tunisia.
St. John’s University Makes Top 50 of Nation’s ‘Greenest’ Schools
The Princeton Review named St. John’s University one of the top 50 eco-friendly universities in the U.S. The findings are published in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2023 Edition.
Father Lauder Sees Movies as a Life Lesson for His Faith
The melding of philosophy and spirituality expressed in art — particularly movies — has turned Father Robert Lauder into a film aficionado. As a philosophy professor at St. John’s University he shows his classes his favorite movies, like “On the Waterfront,” and “A Man for All Seasons.” He wants students to consider if movies can “tell us something about God.”
St. John’s Announces Closure of Staten Island Campus in 2024
St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus will shut its doors in 2024, following a 63% drop in enrollment over 22 years, which could have fallen even further, off a “demographic cliff ” expected across the U.S. in the future, officials said.
Sister Finds Pragmatic Approach to Life Works Best
For Sister Caroline Tweedy R.S.M., it wasn’t an “Ah-ha moment” that led her to join the Sisters of Mercy. Rather, it just seemed like the practical thing to do.
Only In Print: Return of St. John’s Summer Concert Brings Queens Community Together
The sound of music was alive again on July 28 with the return of the annual summer concert on the Queen’s campus of St. John’s University after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only In Print: Former St. Ephrem Classmates Graduate As Valedictorians
When it comes to being named valedictorians of their respective Catholic high school graduating classes, Allie Giordano and Victoria Ryan have a lot in common.
Sister Martina Says God Opened Her Eyes to a Life of Faith
Sister Martina Hou, CST, is a member of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and is currently a teacher at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Flushing, pursuing her doctorate in education at St. John’s University. Her personal story is a compelling one.
Groundbreaking on New Home For St. John’s Nursing Program
St. John’s University held a groundbreaking ceremony May 12 for a new Health Sciences Center on its Queens campus, to be the home of its recently approved degree program in nursing.