Welcome to this week’s newsletter! We are excited to share the week’s top stories. In sports, we share a week in review, where the Johnnies received mixed results in Big East conference openers. In the Culture Corner, we review the fifth season of “Cobra Kai” and “Do Revenge,” two Netflix originals gaining traction on social media. In news, we cover the freight rail labor dispute and the grand opening of the Deckinger Center for Integrated Advertising Communications. In features, we cover a connection between food and culture, as well as Grammarly’s new citation tools.
News A potential freight rail strike's implications for University students and the grand opening of an on-campus advertising center.
The planed strike of tens of thousands of workers was halted due to an agreement between freight rail companies and unions. Were the freight rail workers to go on strike, commercial travel would be affected. While Amtrak workers are not set to strike, their trains were at risk of stoppage or slowdown. Students depend on these trains to travel home, raising concern. Read more here!
The Drs. E. Lawrence and Adele V. Deckinger Center for Integrated Advertising Communications at St. John’s University opened Sept. 20, making it the newest addition to the Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS). The center is equipped with Mac stations, Cintiq drawing monitors, format printers and video display screens. The center is intended to further opportunities in the field while honoring the late professor and his wife for their contributions to the University. Click here to read more!
Features The connection between culture and food is explored, and University students gain new Grammarly Premium features.
New York City is known for its diversity and culture, especially when it comes to cuisine. While the first few weeks of college can seem isolating, it’s important to find a space that brings students back to their roots. Contributing Writer Maggie M. Turner finds home in a small falafel shop in Brooklyn Heights, and talks to other students about the connection between culture and food. Click here to read how Turner reconnects with her heritage through hummus.
Grammarly, the popular writing and communication software, now supports auto-generating citations and citation-style formatting checks. For St. John’s University students, that functionality is available free-of-charge. Read more about the new features here!
CULTURE CORNER: Two editors review Netflix Originals taking social media by storm: "Do Revenge" and the fifth season of "Cobra Kai."
Psycho-chic à la Glenn Close is making a comeback with Netflix’s new original film. “Do Revenge,” starring Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke, incorporates elements from 90’s cult-classic “chick flicks” to bring a fresh and queer film loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.” Click here to read more.
Netflix Original’s “Cobra Kai” returns with a fifth season, bringing back more original Karate Kid actors. Almost three decades later, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka revived their characters Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence. This time, they put their differences aside to fight a common enemy. Read more here!