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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...


Inconsistencies in university masking mandates: Double standard between performing arts groups and athletics

Annie Meko December 7, 2021

During their final dress rehearsal on the day of their opening performance, the cast of the SJU Theatre Company’s “Pippin” was informed that, despite their hopes for clearances from the university,...

Thomas Francesconi ’22 wears his Kellogg’s Eggo mask around campus.  PHOTO: ELAINA WALL ’21/THE HAWK

Mask of the week: Kellogg’s Eggo

Elaina Wall October 27, 2020

Every day, we walk by others and only see half their features. While it seems like we are missing a glimpse of part of their faces, we are really getting a deeper look into a part of their personality...

Alumni design, make and donate masks. PHOTO COURTESY OF APRIL BURKS AND MELANIE HASAN

Alumni team up to make masks for those in need

Elaina Wall September 29, 2020

April Burks ’09, founder of The Pink Lapel, a small accessory business, is making and donating masks to hospitals, essential workers and families in need in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  “I...

Training in the age of COVID-19: men’s soccer

Training in the age of COVID-19: men’s soccer

Christopher Kline September 22, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic led to the cancelation of spring sports in March, the St. Joe’s men’s soccer team didn’t expect it would impact their fall 2020 season. But after the Atlantic 10...

Teams must train in small groups or “pods” in order to limit interaction. PHOTOS: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Training in the age of COVID-19: Field Hockey

Riley Frain September 16, 2020

With the cancelation of fall sports by the Atlantic 10 (A-10) due to the coronavirus pandemic, the St. Joe’s field hockey team is unable to pursue a fourth consecutive A-10 Championship  title and fifth...

Members of the St. Joe’s women’s cross country team practice with their masks on. PHOTO COURTESY OF SJU ATHLETICS

St. Joe’s runners mask up for the fall

Tyler Nice September 1, 2020

The St. Joe’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are required to wear masks during practices on and off campus this fall to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Women’s cross country Head Coach...

Students are currently moving in to residence halls using the drop and go method. PHOTO: CASEY WOOD 23/THE HAWK

Packing health and safety essentials for the fall 2020 semester

Elaina Wall August 14, 2020

Every college packing list includes essential items like bedding and laundry detergent, but this year the list should include extra items that will be essential to fighting the spread of COVID-19  on...

Safety or confinement?

Safety or confinement?

Tayler Washington August 14, 2020

New housing policies restrict students. As a part of the fall 2020 semester’s health and safety plan, the university has restricted all guests and visitors from on-campus housing. I am the first to advocate...

Cecilia Cianci ’20 works for QVC and has gained experience in marketing face mask products.
PHOTO: Alex Hargrave ’20

Students see positive result from face masks

Olivia Robinson February 4, 2020

Face masks have been around since the 19th century and have been growing more popular since. In Ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago, creating face masks made up of honey and milk was incorporated into one’s...

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