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Community urged to report positive covid cases 

Savannah Warner February 1, 2023

The Philadelphia Department of Health (PDPH) is strongly recommending masks in indoor settings again after a rise in covid-19 cases in the city. Testing data from the PDPH shows an average of 202 new...

Masking for community well-being

Masking for community well-being

The Hawk Staff April 27, 2022

Responding to spike in St. Joe’s covid-19 cases Throughout April, the City of Philadelphia has shifted its masking policy twice. On April 11, the announcement came that masks would be required starting...

Students walk through Mandeville Hall, one of the buildings where students are expected to wear KN95, KF94, or N95 masks. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS 22/THE HAWK

Omicron variant prompts stricter mask requirement

Eddie Daou January 26, 2022

The spring semester began with new masking requirements, and free masks, as a new covid-19 variant, omicron, caused a surge in cases across the country. All members of the university community could...


Students choose: classes or isolation

Mitchell Shields December 7, 2021

Anna Kalafatis ’22 returned to campus from Thanksgiving break ready to take on her last two weeks of classes. But then she tested positive for covid-19 the Tuesday after she got back. A LaFarge Residence...


University feels pinch of pandemic-induced “budget adjustments”

Devin Yingling and Allison Kite November 16, 2021

University-wide “budget adjustments” have amounted to belt-tightening across the university, and the responsibility for implementing those adjustments is in the hands of deans, chairs and other divisional...

Students are struggling with mental health

Students are struggling with mental health

The Hawk Staff October 5, 2021

The challenges with returning to in-person learning   Since the pandemic started, there has been a decline in students’ mental health, with issues such as stress, anxiety and depression becoming...

Samantha Franzman ’23 on her study tour in Positano, Italy on Sept. 25th

St. Joe’s resumes study abroad programs

Lily Steele September 28, 2021

Study abroad programs are back for the 2021-22 academic year. Last semester, all semesters abroad, as well as study tours and summer programs for the 2020-21 academic year, were canceled due to covid-19....

Reid Hartman ’23 said that his everyday activities are affected by long-haul covid-19, with one side effect being chest tightness. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

“Long-haulers;” When covid doesn’t go away

Eddie Daou September 28, 2021

Kevin Villec ’23 contracted covid-19 in February, but he never seemed to fully recover. His biggest complaint was shortness of breath.  “One day I was walking around the city, just a couple blocks,...

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...

Elizabeth Morgan, Ph.D stands with her unvaccinated children, Graham (left), 5, and Thomas (right), 8, at their home on Sept 12. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/ THE HAWK

Faculty with unvaccinated children express back-to-school concerns

Allison Kite September 14, 2021

Laura Crispin, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, sent her 5 year-old daughter to kindergarten for the first time last week. Crispin said she is remaining optimistic about the upcoming year of face-to-face...

PNMs and brothers have small group discussions at the PSP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recruitment event. PHOTO: KELLY SHANNON ’24/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s student organizations return to in-person recruitment

Natalie Nevins September 14, 2021

The need to quarantine and social distance over the last year has resulted in the loss of a sense of community on campus, especially in many campus organizations. The fall 2021 semester has allowed for...

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