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Hannah Pajtis ’26 poses with cherry blossom trees at the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival in West
Fairmount Park, April 13. PHOTOS: OLIVIA FISHER ’26

A love letter to my younger self

Hannah Pajtis, News Editor May 1, 2024

As a mixed race woman of Korean descent, I’ve often felt like I’ve been viewed as different in my predominantly white hometown of York, Pennsylvania. I rarely saw Korean culture, let alone Asian...


“Are you there?”: A student’s quest to find God

Anna Kalafatis January 26, 2022

I walked into Wolfington Hall one afternoon just before Thanksgiving break last semester and found Nancy Horowitz-Patton, Campus Ministry administrative assistant, sitting at the front desk. “I’m...

Amber Abbas, Ph.D., associate professor of history, presenting for the DEI Lecture series via Zoom on Nov. 10. PHOTO: TAYLER WASHINGTON ’22/THE HAWK

DEI Lecture Series: South Asian American identity

Tayler Washington November 16, 2021

Amber Abbas, Ph.D., associate professor of history, presented “Mistaken for ‘Muslim:’ Identity and Belonging in South Asian America,” a lecture exploring the identity and background of South Asians...

The journey to craft my narrative; Discovering who I am and where I come from

Connor Mignano September 21, 2021

For years, I had always wanted to research my family history. I had seen advertisements from companies like Ancestry and 23 and Me, which featured people from all walks of life proclaiming the success...

Being black and Dominican

Being black and Dominican

Roderich Martinez February 4, 2020

A narrative on race from a Dominican student The term Afro-Latinx, a more recent adaptation of the phrase Latino for anyone who chooses to remove gender binaries from their identity, is used to describe...

The constructions and formation of identity

The constructions and formation of identity

Terry Severe January 28, 2020

A narrative from a Caribbean-American student Being born in Miami, Florida and living my first few years in Haiti, I’ve always had a strong sense of my roots while also assimilating to a land that I...

Radiant Bloom Productions told the story of feminism in the U.S. PHOTO: Raven Smith ’20

The f-word is Feminism — a history of the controversy

Jackie Collins November 19, 2019

The f-word is feminism, at least it is in Radiant Bloom Productions’, “The F-word,” a show that celebrates the diversity of women and the many conflicting beliefs about feminism. The Women’s Leadership...

The right to control your name

The right to control your name

The Hawk Staff October 1, 2019

The importance of owning your identity Members of the St. Joe’s community do not have the option to update their preferred names on their student IDs due to the set up of the current system, nor are...

The necessity of gender inclusive language

The necessity of gender inclusive language

Regina Schliep October 1, 2019

Renewing the conversation after Sam Smith’s pronoun announcement Last week, English musician Sam Smith announced that they prefer the pronouns they/them, six months after coming out as nonbinary. Smith’s...

Jordon Constantino ’22 has a piece of tape on his ID to cover up his legal name which the university says he can’t change. PHOTO: Mitchell Shields 22

Students unable to use preferred name on university documents

Cara Smith October 1, 2019

Students who identify as transgender currently cannot change their legal names to their preferred names in Banner, the software system St. Joe’s uses as its student information system. Banner connects...

Letter to the Editor

sjuhawknews November 8, 2016

Alumnus responds to “Hide your condoms, kids” from the Oct. 26 issue of The Hawk Written by Joe Donahue '15 Dear Editor, If an institution calls itself Catholic, while espousing values that directly...

My name is Sarah…and yeah, that’s feminine

Sarah Cooney October 25, 2016

"Inclusivity and gender neutrality in the tech job market" A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Why Women in Tech Might Consider Just Using Their Initials Online,”...

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