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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

Editorial: A call for concrete LGBTQIA+ support (Feb. 21st)

The Hawk Staff February 21, 2024

The Feb. 4 Hawkmates Mass brought to light a lack in St. Joe’s efforts to be more inclusive and welcoming towards the LGBTQIA+ community. One of the blessings for the attending couples used exclusive...


I feel valued and heard as a bisexual Catholic student, mostly

Caleb Datto February 14, 2024

I came to St. Joe’s looking for a university with a strong sense of community. Community is not something that just happens on its own, you need to be persistent to achieve it. Community requires attention....

Hawks Pride builds community for LGBTQIA+ athletes

Hawks Pride builds community for LGBTQIA+ athletes

Luke Sanelli November 1, 2023

Two years ago, a St. Joe’s athletics administrator approached Katie Kuester ’12, assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator, with a goal: to create an accepting and empowering...

The Attic’s rainbow flag framed inside one of the rooms in the building.

The Attic Youth Center offers services to Philly’s LGBTQIA+ youth

Allie Miller September 28, 2022

Rainbow artwork glued to a red brick wall marks the beginning of a ramp that leads to a large, gray door tucked in a corner and hidden from busy South 16th Street in Center City, Philadelphia.  Behind...

Marvin DeBose is a member of a national book committee called “In The Margins.”

Libraries become battlegrounds for book bans

Allie Miller September 14, 2022

In school and public libraries across the country, efforts to ban books are on the rise. For Christi Bukar, executive director of the Pennsylvania Library Association, a statewide chapter of the American...


Concerns about impact of new Florida law on LGBTQIA+ youth

Stella Chiavon March 29, 2022

What bothers Dana Ortgiesen ’22 most about Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, as critics have dubbed it, is its impact on young people in the LGBTQIA+ community.  “I think that this will...

Why LGBTQIA+ stereotypes are harmful

Leslie Quan February 8, 2022

When freedom to love is reduced to appearance Identifying as LGBTQIA+ is more than how someone presents themselves. Gender identity and/or sexual orientation is not a physical characteristic, nor is...

People of Hawk Hill: Being LGBTQIA+ at SJU

People of Hawk Hill: Being LGBTQIA+ at SJU

Allie Miller October 26, 2021

During a diversity, equity and inclusion training I did earlier this semester, I became devastatingly aware of how much knowledge our campus lacks regarding the LGBTQIA+ community.  For one activity...

Dear Pope Francis

Dear Pope Francis

Zach Dobinson March 23, 2021

In response to the Vatican’s declaration on same sex unions Dear Pope Francis, I had such high hopes for you and, like so many other Catholics, you let me down, you let my community down and you let...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor March 23, 2021

A Statement from the Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies I am writing in support of and in solidarity with the LGBTQIA members of the Saint Joseph’s University Community: students,...


The difficulties of dating in a pandemic for college students

Robert Whitney March 9, 2021

Last spring, Liv DeSanto ’23 was introduced to Sam Gingerich ’23 at an off-campus party. In normal times, that meeting might have been the start of a traditional college relationship. But shortly...

Maggie Mallison ’21 focuses on creating safe spaces for
members of SJUPride.

Student leader spotlight: president of SJUPride

Elaina Wall March 2, 2021

With St. Joe’s students isolated to abide by COVID-19 protocols, chances to connect with fellow students are limited. Each week, The Hawk will offer conversations with various student leaders to help...

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