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The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News

The Student News Site of St. Joseph's University

The Hawk News


What it means to belong

Meg Thompson April 10, 2024
Recognizing humanity and transcending barriers

APEX: A trip that shows the root of love

Shelby Wilson April 26, 2022

How service can teach you about Jesuit values St. Joe’s takes pride in the Jesuit value of service rooted in justice and love. From the Weekly Service program to Catholic Relief Services, St. Joe’s...


A grateful change

Elise Welsh February 2, 2022

How the Winter Immersion Program broke my heart and put it back together again Gracias a Dios, thanks be to God. This phrase was repeated in almost every conversation I had with those I encountered...

Toby Tales: HawkHUB

Toby Tales: HawkHUB

Vivian Eng October 6, 2021

Campus Ministry finds new ways to serve community during COVID-19

Campus Ministry finds new ways to serve community during COVID-19

Raegan Davies September 29, 2020

The university announced on Sept. 25 that spring break for the 2021 semester would be eliminated. As a result, Campus Ministry officially canceled the Appalachian Experience (APEX), which normally takes...

Kirwan-Avila hopes to put her own spin on the classic St. Joe’s trip. PHOTO: Luke Malanga ’20

APEX begins new chapter with new coordinator

Emily Graham October 8, 2019

A new campus minister, Catherine Kirwan-Avila, A.C.J., has taken on the role of Appalachian Experience (APEX) coordinator this year, a role that had previously been held by the same person for 14 years. Kirwan-Avila,...

Students and faculty listen to Brent Smith, Ph.D., during Engage 45. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Engage 45 prompts dialogue about racism

Alex Hargrave February 26, 2019

Furthering the conversation on campus  Students and faculty gathered to engage in a 45-minute discourse on inclusion and diversity in Post Learning Commons on Feb. 21. The discussion was organized...

An APEX group poses for a photo at their construction site in 2017. PHOTOS: MEGHAN CORONA ’20

APEX spots slower to fill this year

Luke Malanga November 6, 2018

Director says program stands "the test of time" Sign-ups for The Appalachian Experience (APEX), a service immersion program run by St. Joe’s Campus Ministry, slowed this year after several years of...

Building  relationships, not just homes

Building relationships, not just homes

Kaitlyn Patterson March 26, 2018

Another “Appalachian Experience” has come and gone, and with the so-called “APEX high” lingering on the St. Joe’s campus, many students question whether people do service trips for the right...

St. Joes students on APEX at their service location in Tennessee (Photo courtesy of Sam Henry 19).

Say “Service!”

Alyssa Cuccurullo March 16, 2018

Social media use on APEX service trips.  While documenting the highlights of a spring break trip may be a given, students participating in the annual Appalachian Experience (APEX) service trip were asked...

Members of BITS making PB&J sandwiches for the homeless (Photo by Kaitlyn Patterson ’20).

Group makes PB&J for homeless

Kaitlyn Patterson February 13, 2018

On the third floor of Mandeville Hall, room 375 is converted into a sandwich-making operation. Bread slices cover the table, which is surrounded by about 20 people from all over campus. The participants...

Building something timeless

Building something timeless

Kaitlyn Patterson March 21, 2017

Service for a week lasts a lifetime in my heart If someone came up to me a year ago and told me that the best week of my life would be spent with 36 strangers digging holes and extracting rocks from the...

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