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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

Katie MacTurk ’09, M.S. ’11 and Megan MacTurk ’09 with their children.

Hawkmate heteronormativity raises inclusion concerns

Hannah Pajtis February 21, 2024

While the university’s Feb. 4 Hawkmates Mass was a celebration for some, for others it was a painful reminder of how LGBTQIA+ couples who also met at St. Joe’s are not always included in such events. At...

Panelists Melanie Guckin, Becky McIntyre ‘17, Elise Stankus and Julia Osęka ’25
discuss their experiences in Rome with the audience at Dispatches from Rome,
the Synod Continues, Nov. 28.

Students recount synod experience in the Vatican City

Monica Sowinski and Ryan Sawka December 6, 2023

Campus Ministry hosted “Dispatches from Rome: The Synod Continues” Nov. 28 in the Chapel during which Julia Osęka ’25 discussed her experience as a voting delegate in the XVI Ordinary General Assembly...

Students attending the Encuentro event during UnDocu Week. PHOTO COURTESY OF HANA HAILE ’24

UnDocu Week teaches St. Joe’s community about systematic immigration issues

Hannah Madeya April 6, 2023

Immersing, learning, growing and advocacy are four major takeaways from Campus Ministry’s UnDocu Week event.  From March 27-31, Campus Ministry held their annual UnDocu Week. The event was created...


Five mental health resources for students

Natalie Nevins November 9, 2022

The covid-19 pandemic significantly increased issues relating to mental health, particularly for college-aged students. The Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University examined 43,098...

Jayne Baran ’22 performs at the art club’s Open Mic Night on Sept. 20. Before the pandemic, the event would typically be held inside. But due to COVID-19 protocols, it
was held on Villiger Lawn with an audience of about 20 students. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON ’24/THE HAWK

In person gatherings return to campus

Eddie Daou and Kaylah Hernandez September 21, 2021

After a year of adapting programs and meetings to comply with COVID-19 regulations, student organizations are now allowed to host in-person gatherings and events.  According to an Aug. 23 university...

Students participated in the Search Retreat together in person at the St. Raphaela Center in Haverford.  PHOTO COURTESY OF MARISSA ABEL ’21

Search retreat allows for much needed in-person experience

Elise Welsh March 30, 2021

Participants in Campus Ministry’s popular Search Retreat took a break from the busyness of college life from March 19-21—and were able to do it together in person. Search, a retreat for sophomores,...

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...

Veronika Nemeth ’21 founded the #WhyIVote campaign.  PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

#WhyIVote aims to educate young voters

Giana Longo October 6, 2020

In preparation for the rapidly approaching Election Day on Nov. 3, student leaders of POWER University (POWERU) started the #WhyIVote campaign to educate St. Joe’s students on voting. “Our emphasis...

Campus Ministry finds new ways to serve community during COVID-19

Campus Ministry finds new ways to serve community during COVID-19

Raegan Davies September 29, 2020

The university announced on Sept. 25 that spring break for the 2021 semester would be eliminated. As a result, Campus Ministry officially canceled the Appalachian Experience (APEX), which normally takes...

Students study and take classes in Campion Student Center. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

A look at what’s new on Hawk Hill

Elaina Wall September 1, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university’s Health and Safety Protocols have drastically impacted students’ lives on Hawk Hill. New guidelines, construction projects, new and modified clubs and...

Letter to the Editor: Support all identities on campus

Letter to the Editor: Support all identities on campus

Peer Ministers February 5, 2020

We write this letter as a community of peer ministers: students who lead Campus Ministry’s various programs. As individuals, we are students who have exercised our privileges and have been subject...

Letter to the Editor: Interreligious dialogue is necessary

Letter to the Editor: Interreligious dialogue is necessary

Campus Ministry December 10, 2019

To the Editor, The St. Joe’s Campus Ministry staff is grateful for The Hawk Newspaper’s Dec. 4 editorial responding to religious bias. Campus Ministry desires to be an ally to students who face religious...

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