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‘St. Joe’s saved my life’: Supportive community sparks alum’s writing career

Allie Miller February 14, 2024

When David Jackson Ambrose, M.A. ’15 graduated from St. Joe’s Writing Studies Program after already having a career in social work, he had no idea what lay ahead. He didn’t expect this future:...

The Writers Block - The magic of writing: Creating worlds out of nothing

The Writers Block – The magic of writing: Creating worlds out of nothing

Tiffany Marciano November 9, 2022

No matter how many books I read or how many words I write, I will forever be amazed at how whole universes and stories are constructed seemingly out of thin air from people’s minds. Writing to me is...

The Fear of Being Known

The Fear of Being Known

Tiffany Marciano September 28, 2022

Why sharing your own writing is terrifying On any given day, when I have a period of free time, I can most likely be found writing. I’m either typing away on my computer across a multitude of files...


Nourish your creative writing this spring

Rachael Carpus April 13, 2022

Writer shares tips on how to get creative Whether you’re an aspiring novelist, screenwriter, or dabble with poetry, spring is an ideal time to jumpstart your creative muse. The season is brimming...

The joy of being a writing center tutor

The joy of being a writing center tutor

Asia Whittenberger January 26, 2022

Everyone who books an appointment with me at the Writing Center can know that they will be heard. Iwant to hear your needs as a writer because I know people can be nervous to share this part of their...


Mapping Hawk Hill

The Hawk Staff October 20, 2020

We asked first-year students at St. Joe’s, who have never attended a pre-pandemic campus, and only know it as a place of masks and brown paper dinner bags and tents and often empty common spaces, to...

Michael Brooks, the Francis A. Drexel Library technology support coordinator, has published three books since 2012. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS  ’22/THE HAWK

Telling stories and fixing computers

Cara Smith April 9, 2019

Michael Brooks on his writing and his role at St. Joe’s Michael Brooks, the Drexel Library technology support coordinator, has been working at St. Joe’s for 23 years. Brooks, a Philadelphia native,...

The Career Development Center takes scheduled or walk-in appointments (Photo by Matt Barrett ’21).

Mastering the resume

Alex Ventola October 23, 2018

Career Center encourages in-person consultations St. Joe’s recently made the switch from SJU Careers to Handshake and while the platform has changed, the Career Development Center still requires students...

Rebecca Lane 19, Daniella Capone 18, Carlena Griesemer 19 and Josh Luciano 19 go for a run during class as part of Thomas Coynes Running to Write course (Photo by Luke Malanga 20).

Running to write

Alex Hargrave October 2, 2017

Class draws creativity from physical activity Although most English classes at Saint Joseph’s University begin with students cracking open their books, there is one that requires students to lace...

Research isnt necessary for news

Research isn’t necessary for news

Ashley Cappetta February 13, 2017

An editor's professional view on how to write for a newspaper Hello my winged, flying pals. How are we soaring today? Sorry, I meant Hawks—hello, Hawks. Remember me? I used to write about sex, masturbation,...

Views from the wait list

Hanna OReilly November 28, 2016

An inside look at one of St. Joe’s most coveted classes Let’s face it: Everybody loves food. However, taking on the task of writing about it forces students to pay closer attention to flavor than...

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