The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

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...

Matt Kirchgasser ’24 keep family day energy high by making a presence as the hawk. PHOTO: JULIA HOLZ ’23/THE HAWK

The Hawk Rap: A Q&A with the new Hawk, Matt Kirchgasser

Natalie Nevins November 15, 2022

Matt Kirchgasser ’24 was named the new women’s basketball team Hawk mascot in May. Kirchgasser, a finance major from Media, Pennsylvania, was formerly a member of the lacrosse, wrestling, cross country...

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...

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...

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...

The Hawk attends every game of the season and flaps its wings for entirety of each game (Photo by Luke Malanga 20).

New bird in town

Alex Hargrave May 25, 2017

Mikaela Bakey selected as the new Hawk mascot With the graduation of longtime Hawk mascot, Timmy Parks, ’17, the wings of Saint Joseph’s University beloved bird needed a new inhabitant. This week...

Load More Stories
Donate to The Hawk News