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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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Class of 2021 facts and figures

Class of 2021 facts and figures

Cara Smith June 8, 2021

Design: Audrey Brown ’21


Increase in anti-Asian hate crimes impacts community

Cara Smith March 16, 2021

Christine Nasife ’22 fears for her mother’s safety.  Nasife’s mother was born and raised in China and later immigrated to the U.S. Now, with the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country...


Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Barbelin bathroom

Cara Smith February 23, 2021

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found in the second floor men’s bathroom of Barbelin Hall on Feb. 3. A St. Joe’s faculty member notified The Office of Public Safety & Security, according to Arthur Grover,...

Constantino is wearing a red hoodie and a white mask and is holding his ID up in the foreground. He is in Post Learning Commons, sitting at a table.

Preferred names now allowed on university documents

Cara Smith February 3, 2021

Jordon Constantino ’22, who identifies as transgender, now has a student ID that matches his preferred name after two years of being identified by a name that no longer belonged to him. “My Hawk Card...

Attendees in the Chapel of Saint Joseph are stationed six feet apart in a modified Mass layout. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Students connect with their faith virtually amidst COVID-19 restrictions

Cara Smith November 10, 2020

Christian Peeney ’22 stood by himself at the altar singing a hymn with his mask on, during the 6:30 p.m. Mass in the Chapel of Saint Joseph. About 40 other students were encouraged to “sing silently...

Pride and Trans flags are displayed at the Queeries panel, held by SJUPride in the fall of 2019 PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Despite racial marginalization, Black transgender women “at the front” of the LGBT movement

Cara Smith June 30, 2020

The 51st annual Pride Month was commemorated amidst the coronavirus pandemic and a national and international uprising against anti-Black racism and police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd....


Students struggle to find summer employment

Cara Smith June 3, 2020

Maggie McNamara ’21 planned on working at a paid internship with a marketing firm and making extra money as a swim coach this summer. Both jobs would allow her to pay her lease for her off-campus housing...

A sign the children of Kristen Grimes, Ph.D. made so that they know when she is teaching in her home office. PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTEN GRIMES, PH.D.

Staff and faculty juggle work from home and childcare

Cara Smith April 18, 2020

Kay Cosgrove, Ph.D., professor of English, is currently adjusting her three sections of English 102 to online instruction,  virtually advising three graduate students on their theses for the masters program...


International students decide: return home or remain in U.S. as virus spreads

Cara Smith March 24, 2020

Mung Yun, an international student from China, is returning home due to her fear of a “loss of control in America” over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. “I think most Americans don’t...

An empty campus on March 18 as students have been asked to remain or return home due to the spread of the coronavirus. PHOTO: LUKE MALANGA 20/THE HAWK

Virtual teaching to continue for remainder of semester

Cara Smith March 19, 2020

St. Joe’s will continue virtual teaching for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, according to an announcement from University President Mark C. Reed sent to the university on March 18.   Virtual...


University discusses cuts to 2020 Summer Scholars Program

Cara Smith February 11, 2020

Department chairs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) were told in a meeting late last month that funding for the Summer Scholars Program would be “seriously diminished” this year due to “austerity.” The...


Community Standards attempts to implement restorative justice

Cara Smith December 10, 2019

In a religious bias incident reported to the Office of Community Standards, a St. Joe’s student was presented the option to use a “restorative justice approach” in the resolution of the incident....

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