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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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Covid precautions work on “person-by-person basis”

Juliet Menz September 20, 2023

When Jenny Simrell ’25 tested positive for covid-19 on Sept. 5, she wasn’t sure what the protocols were for St. Joe’s community members who contract the virus.   After her positive...

University drops mask mandate

Eddie Daou April 27, 2022

On April 21, three days after the indoor mask mandate in Philadelphia was reinstated, city officials confirmed they were ending the mandate after improving numbers for covid-19 hospitalizations and confirmed...

Jay Wise ’25 wears a mask while walking through campus on April 11. 

University reinstates indoor mask mandate

Sarah Puzone and Eddie Daou April 12, 2022

Recorded covid cases spike at St. Joe's This story has been updated from the April 13 print edition to reflect the most recent developments. St. Joe's will reinstate its indoor mask mandate beginning...


University ends mask mandate

Following the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s (PDPH) decision to lift the city-wide mask mandate on March 2, St. Joe’s followed suit, lifting its mask mandate, effective the next day.  Masks...

Pfizer boosters will be available at the Feb. 9 clinic at the Perch. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON 24/THE HAWK

Students manage booster requirements

As of Feb. 7, the university does not have a hard number for how many community members are boosted, in part because some community members are not yet eligible to receive the shot, said Cary Anderson,...

SOURCES: Council on Foreign Relations
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Afghan student trapped in Kabul dreams of escape, peaceful future

N A December 7, 2021

This past August, shortly after taking my last exam at the college I attend in Sacramento, California, where I am studying for my computer science degree, I took a flight to Kabul, Afghanistan to visit...

Toby Tales: Let’s Get Vaxxed!

Toby Tales: Let’s Get Vaxxed!

Vivian Eng November 17, 2021

Toby just saved hundreds of people from getting sick! Don’t forget to get your influenza shot this year. Although it is best to get it in October, it is still not too late.  It is possible to have...


My country’s health, my responsibility?

Maggie Brennen October 26, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine mandates cause controversy Vaccine mandates in the U.S. are as old as the country itself. In 1777, George Washington mandated that all his soldiers get the smallpox vaccine, and subsequent...

A reminder of fall 2021 COVID-19 policies

A reminder of fall 2021 COVID-19 policies

Eddie Daou September 21, 2021

GRAPHIC: SADIE HENZES ’24 & CASEY WOOD ’23/THE HAWK REPORTING: EDDIE DAOU ’22 SOURCES: Aug. 23 University Announcement from Cary Anderson, Ed.D., vice president for Student Life and associate...

Festival attendees crowd the Rocky Stage at Made in America. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Concerts are on the comeback

Allison Kite September 21, 2021

Concerts are many things for different people: a form of therapy, an opportunity to see your favorite artist live, or a place to meet new people. However, for the past year, concerts have simply been “cancelled.” While...

St. Joe’s community must be vigilant

St. Joe’s community must be vigilant

The Hawk Staff September 21, 2021

We need to take precautions to operate in-person When St. Joe’s announced over the summer that the upcoming fall semester would be conducted fully in-person, many within the campus community were excited....

That COVID year

That COVID year

Text: Jaylen Dotson ’21, Christine DiSanti ’21, Eddie Daou ’22 and Sarah Harwick ’21 Design: Mitchell Shields ’22 Photos: Carly Calhoun ’21, Lukas Van Sant ’21 and Sophia Shields...

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