The Johnnies Blog

Welcome to Johnnie's Blog, your one-stop shop for navigating the college experience and beyond. Whether you're a future undergraduate or graduate student, we're here to help you make the most informed decision about your future and prepare for success.
St. John's Alumna and Mental Health Advocate, Priscilla Agyeman

Prioritizing Your Mental Health in the Workplace: Q&A with Priscilla O. Agyeman ’16C

Balancing mental health and work responsibilities can be a challenging task. However, it is crucial to prioritize your well-being and seek support when needed to achieve personal growth and career success.
During this Q&A session, we speak with Priscilla O. Agyeman ’16C, a St. John’s alumna and mental health advocate. She shares her personal experience with mental health issues and the strategies she uses to navigate mental health in the workplace successfully. She also discusses the mental health resources she offers through her company, Saddie Baddies®.

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Toni Critelli
A portable container of healthy snack options for college students

Affordable, Healthy Snacks for College Students

Snacking is an essential part of every busy college student’s life. However, overindulging in processed and high-sugar snacks such as potato chips, candy bars, and cookies can have adverse health effects and impact academic performance. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable healthy snacks accessible on and off campus.

This blog post guides you through healthy snacking, including budgeting, nutrition, and snack ideas.

St. Johns University Campus Dietician, Simon Gmuca
Simone Gmuca
a group of people do yoga on a lawn

10 Mental Health Activities for College Students

Starting college is an exciting and significant phase in your life. However, it is crucial to prioritize your mental health to make the most of this opportunity. Taking care of your well-being can improve your productivity, enhance your mood, and optimize your physical health.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 10 mental health activities for college students. We hope these activities will help you stay healthy, happy, and productive throughout your academic journey.

St. John's University Student
Madison Coombs
St. John's University Student Taking Cyberstalking Precautions

Cyberstalking Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

In today’s digital world, social media platforms offer avenues for personal connection. However, along with the benefits come risks, such as technology-facilitated crimes like cyberstalking. Despite the convenience of online interactions, it’s essential to remain on guard against the potential threats posed by anonymity and misuse of digital platforms.

St Johns Student Shaolin Barid
Shaolin Barid
Incoming St. John's Students exploring the dining options

How to Eat Healthy in College: Nutrition Tips and Dining Options

College life brings newfound freedoms, including choosing your meals. With diverse dining options on campuses and all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging.

This blog post covers how to eat healthy in college with nutrition tips, meal-prep ideas, and strategies for navigating campus dining halls.

St. Johns University Campus Dietician, Simon Gmuca
Simone Gmuca
St. John's University students practicing winter wellness on campus

College Winter Wellness: Nine Simple Tips for Staying Healthy

Winter can be challenging for college students, especially when trying to maintain good health. With the cold weather, shorter days, and more time spent indoors, it is common to feel ill or run down. This blog post explores nine winter wellness tips to help you stay healthy and feel your best. Whether it’s getting outside for fresh air, staying active, or eating healthy, they will help you stay on top of your game and achieve your academic goals.

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Toni Critelli
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It's OK To Not Be OK: A Johnny's Journey with Mental Health

As a senior graduating in May, I believe that as a country we all need to place a greater emphasis on mental health and recognizing the early signs of a struggle so that the issue can be quickly addressed. College students often have a mindset to just push through and pretend things are okay until we see a change instead of dealing with the problem at its onset. It is okay to not be okay and to admit you are struggling or need help redirecting where you are headed in life.

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Deijah Harris