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The Hawk News

St. Joes released a newly updated version of the Hawk to social media on August 25.

The iconic St. Joe’s Hawk gets a makeover: New look, same history

Mia Messina September 13, 2023

Flapping its wings on the sidelines for nearly 70 years, the St. Joe’s Hawk has become a staple in college athletics, and now has an updated look. St. Joe’s debuted the Hawk’s makeover via social...

Here to Help: Advice to help you navigate life

Here to Help: Advice to help you navigate life

The Hawk Staff February 2, 2022

For many young people, this is the prime of their life. But as they navigate this pandemic, many young people are unable to socialize as they usually do. The Hawk staff asked students about ways they...

Cindy Griffin started coaching for St. Joe’s three years before Kaylie was born. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GRIFFIN FAMILY

Hawk hill family ties

Nicholas Klingman November 9, 2021

Like the start of any new season, there comes an adjustment period for the incoming first-years. Whether it’s balancing classes along with practices and workouts, bonding with teammates or getting familiar...


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...

Whittenberger was formerly a soccer player at St. Joe’s. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Q&A with the women’s basketball Hawk mascot Asia Whittenberger

Matt Charleston and AnnE Potter September 28, 2021

Asia Whittenberger ’22 has been the women’s basketball team Hawk mascot since 2019. The Hawk sat down with Whittenberger to learn more about what it’s like to flap her wings each season and interact...

Without Compromise is available through Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble and most other book sellers. PHOTO: RYAN MULLIGAN/THE HAWK

St. Joe’s alumnus’ coverage of Trump, Giuliani, rereleased in book

Ryan Mulligan November 6, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called him “a tenacious reporter.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called him “a lion in the field of journalism.” The Hawk called him a “campus freedom...

The Hawk stands among members of the St. Joe’s men’s basketball team after a win over Bradley University.

Precious cargo: Who does the Hawk’s dry cleaning?

Ryan Mulligan February 11, 2020

Seventy yards of feathers make up the Hawk mascot’s costume, and one shop is tasked with inspecting and cleaning each feather individually. Pierre’s Costumes, a store in downtown Philadelphia that...

Dick Adams ’59 was a long jumper who occasionally ran in relays for the St. Joes track team. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

Athletes who broke the color barrier

Ryan Mulligan April 3, 2019

While St. Joe’s has fielded athletic teams since at least the early 20th century, not until the 1950s did the first athlete of color represent the university in an athletic competition. Dick Adams ’59,...

Phil “Pops” Martelli hoists the net after St. Joe’s men’s basketball wins the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championship. PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

“Pops” Martelli leaves behind grateful basketball program

Nick Karpinski February 19, 2019

One constant, unassuming figure has lended his support to the St. Joe’s men’s basketball program over the past 24 years. That figure was Phil Martelli Sr., the father of Head Coach Phil Martelli....

McCarthy calls a womens basketball game alongside Renie Shields on Jan. 20. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22 / THE HAWK

Patrick McCarthy continues family tradition on Hawk Hill

Matt Deleo January 22, 2019

Patrick McCarthy followed in his father’s footsteps as a play-by-play announcer for the St. Joe’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. His father, Tom McCarthy, began broadcasting for the Hawks...

Stephen Pratt poses with the Hawk mascot, who flapped its wings 6164 time during St. Joes mens basketball game versus West Virginia University 

Coastal Carolina University students track Hawk flaps

Sam Britt November 27, 2018

During every St. Joe’s men's and women’s basketball game, the Hawk mascot can be found on the sideline, flapping its wings. This caught the eye of two members of the Coastal Carolina University game...

Photo by Luke Malanga 20.

Winging it with the hawk

Alex Hargrave March 6, 2018

Dom Godshall on his time as the women's basketball mascot No one can be in two places at once, thus how junior Dom Godshall earned his position as the Hawk mascot for the women’s basketball team. While...

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