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Attendees dance at the Black Student Union Black Hollywood Gala April 20. PHOTO: Dean Watson

Black Hollywood Gala celebrates Black excellence in Hollywood

Morgan Quinn, Special to the Hawk June 1, 2024

St. Joe’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its third annual gala April 20 in Cardinal Foley Center. With a theme of Black Hollywood, the event drew approximately 80 attendees donned in their most glamorous...

How many more?

Nour Riad, Guest Columnist June 1, 2024

The “antisemitic” label for Arabs is linguistically inaccurate, as the term “semitism” originates from Shem, the ancestor of both Arabs and Israelites through Prophet Abraham. Challenging common...

illustration of a grey backpack

Campus thefts spark stress among students

Ally Engelbert February 28, 2024

A serial thief has allegedly stolen multiple backpacks across the Hawk Hill campus since the beginning of the semester. There have been nine reported on-campus thefts since the semester officially...

St. Joe’s students perform their dance, “Seeking,” at the 2024 Philadelphia Four Schools Spring Festival Gala Feb. 11 in the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium.

Chinese student organizations host Chinese New Year gala

Ally Engelbert February 14, 2024

Students from four Philadelphia universities gathered for the 2024 Philadelphia Four Schools Spring Festival Gala Feb. 11 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Organized annually by the Chinese Students...

Alannah Vazquez poses with her rubber duck collection in her office on the third floor of
Campion Student Center.

Q&A with Alannah Vazquez

Ally Engelbert February 7, 2024

Alannah Vazquez was appointed associate director of Student Leadership and Activities in November 2023. Vazquez has bachelor degrees in middle level education and American studies from La Salle University,...


Student questions from ‘Israel and Gaza: Starting Points for Understanding’ panel answered by Amber Abbas

Ally Engelbert November 29, 2023

Amber Abbas, Ph.D., associate professor of history and director of the Nealis Program in Asian Studies, was a panelist at the “Israel and Gaza: Starting Points for Understanding” panel held...

Two international students from Hunan Normal University sit with Julie Juan Yu (right), Ph.D., director
of China Program and Chinese Program, at a Nov. 17 Thanksgiving celebration for international
students in Cardinal Foley Campus Center. PHOTO: SAHR KARIMU ’26/THE HAWK

International student numbers bounce back post-pandemic

Ally Engelbert November 29, 2023

The international student population at St. Joe’s has been slowly increasing following a significant decline during the height of the covid-19 pandemic. During the 2019-20 academic year, there were...

‘Ten Ways to Respond to the Situation in In Israel, Palestine and Gaza Rooted in the Jesuit Tradition’ from Paul Nicholson, S.J.

Ally Engelbert November 15, 2023

1) Start with an acknowledgement that this is a very complex situation, with a disputed history, and a situation at present where it is difficult to know the truth of what is happening in any detail. 2)...

A child signs a large letter calling for Rep. Dwight Evans to support the Ceasefire NOW Resolution at the
Kids in Solidarity with Kids in Palestine event Oct. 29. PHOTO: ALLY ENGELBERT ’25/THE HAWK

‘Kids in Solidarity with Kids in Palestine’ calls for ceasefire

Ally Engelbert November 1, 2023

Over 150 children and their guardians gathered outside the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy Oct. 29 to write letters to Dwight Evans, U.S. representative of Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District,...

Meet the Class of 2027 Student Senators

Ally Engelbert October 11, 2023

John Council Pronouns: He/HimMajors: Accounting and FinanceHometown: Springfield, Pennsylvania “I will be working as the Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) Chair to help organize,...

The Sisters of the Visitation Monastery behind foliage, hidden from the bustle of City Avenue. PHOTO: PAUL HENSON ’25/THE HAWK

Cloistered nuns leave monastery, St. Joe’s buys property

Ally Engelbert September 27, 2023

Moving out of the Sisters of the Visitation Monastery of Philadelphia was a faith-filled experience as well as a painful goodbye for Sister Catherine Therese, VHM. “It was more than just a building,”...

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