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Ayanda Ntukwana (left) and Abram Moyaha (right) are based at SLEDs Johannesburg location. PHOTO: KATIE ROSTA 22/THE HAWK

Nonprofit connects deaf students to resources, history, community

Devin Yingling August 5, 2022

When covid-19 lockdowns hit South Africa in early 2020, Zoliswa Flekisi was focused on making sure deaf students still had access to information and education.  Flekisi, who is deaf, is a facilitator...

The girls in Cookie Govenders care at 101 Childrens foster home play with the neighbors dog from their side of the fence. PHOTO: TARYN BELLAMY 24/THE HAWK

Foster mother provides holistic support for girls in her care

Devin Yingling July 4, 2022

Names of the four girls interviewed for this story are omitted to protect their privacy. Phoenix, South Africa — The four girls at 101 Children’s foster home prefer to listen to Snoop Dogg, or...

Elizabeth Lesesa, Tshepo’s chef, prepares a meal at Tshepo Generation Soup Kitchen. PHOTO: LESLIE QUAN 22/THE HAWK

Community-supported nonprofit aims to help vulnerable children, spread hope

Devin Yingling July 1, 2022

Mautse, South Africa — Tshepo is the Sesotho word for hope, which is why Thabisang Kantini finds the name Tshepo Generation Soup Kitchen so fitting for the organization’s mission: to “bring hope...

Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder of Define American. 

A discussion with Jose Antonio Vargas

Devin Yingling April 5, 2022

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker and a leading national voice on immigration in the U.S., visited St. Joe’s campus on March 31 through the SJU Reads early arrival...

Approximately 25 faculty and administrators from USciences and St. Joe’s attended the first session of the Pedagogy Showcase on April 1.

Merger Moves: USciences hosts Pedagogy Showcase

Devin Yingling April 5, 2022

Faculty and administrators from St. Joe’s and the University of the Sciences gathered on April 1 for the first day of a two-part Pedagogy Showcase taking place this month.  The first day of...

USciences campus early last semester. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s AAUP chapter advocates for USciences tenure-track faculty

Devin Yingling March 2, 2022

Tenure-track faculty at the University of the Sciences are at risk of not having their positions renewed once the institution merges with St. Joe’s, according to a Feb. 17 letter from members of the...


Sorry, not sorry

Devin Yingling December 7, 2021

Writer examines her need to apologize I’m sorry, but I’m what you might call a serial apologizer. You bump into me? Whoops, no, that’s my fault. I missed your call because I was at a doctor’s appointment?...

Clampet-Lundquist teaches her INT 151 class on Dec. 6. 

Successful inequality course faces low enrollment

Devin Yingling December 7, 2021

​​Multiple sections of the university’s new one-credit diversity course, Inequality in American Society (INT 151), are at risk of getting canceled for the spring 2022 semester due to under enrollment. As...


The Hawk’s groovy disco playlist

Devin Yingling November 2, 2021

The 70s are back in style: there are enough flare pants, chunky heels, halter tops, funky patterns and bright colors to go around. So why not bring back some music to accompany the revival of the times?  People...

SuedeLace plays at The Bayou Jazz Club on Oct. 29.

A look inside a Philly jazz club

Devin Yingling November 2, 2021

I heard The Bayou Bar and Jazz Lounge before I saw it. Pre-recorded jazz music floated out from the front door of the lounge at 5025 Baltimore Ave. in West Philadelphia. The door to the lounge was tucked...


Deconstructing the police narrative

Devin Yingling November 2, 2021

Silvino Alexander ’22 was in Merion Hall when he first heard about a shooting near campus last week. Alexander said he saw multiple news helicopters overhead on Oct. 26. Initially, he heard from friends...

Elaine Terry Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, with students from the CB-STEM program.

Summer program supports first-year STEM students

Devin Yingling October 5, 2021

When Lisa Lam ’25 began college this fall, she knew what to expect, in part because of her participation in a summer university program designed to help underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology,...

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