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Peru: The Most Beautiful Heart

By Matt Byrnes To be fully immersed is to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest. This past January I had the pleasure to go to Piura, Peru with 13 others on a service immersion trip through the Winter Immersion Program, or WIP. Throughout the week on WIP, you are serving others while getting…

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The Community That Built Me

The word “community” means something special to the students on Hawk Hill. Tess Hill ’18 illustrates what just how real and indispensable her SJU communities have been in her college experience thus far.     I began the search for the perfect college during my sophomore year of high school. My parents and I traveled to the Northeast to…

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The #Redenvelope Always Brings Good News

Megan Gentleman ’20 was one of six students whose SJU acceptance letter was hand-delivered to her last year by Admissions Counselors, Hawk Hosts, and the Hawk himself. One year later, she reflects on what the experience has meant to her.  On the morning of December 18th, I never expected my life to change. It was simply…

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Imani Briscoe reflects on the communities that helped her become the woman she is today.    Growing up I lived in a tight-knit family and surrounding neighborhood community. There were always after-school programs and activities which members of the community took charge of, giving the young children, adolescents and teens an opportunity to engage with their…

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The Journey Begins When You Step Out of Your Ordinary

Antoinette’s road to finding her passion led her straight to a Co-Op in Seattle. But getting there was quite the journey…   It was my sophomore year, and with my freshman year under my belt I thought I knew it all. I had my major down (Food Marketing), completed many of my GEPs, and made some…

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Summer at Camp Kinney

Matt found a passion in a place he hadn’t expected – the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.  Three years ago, if you told me that I would be spending my summers working at Camp Kinney, I wouldn’t have believed you. I am a biology major and never had any experience working with kids…

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Summer Scholars: The Redemption Project

Sara’s Summer Scholars experience brought her out of the classroom and into Pennsylvania’s prisons.    The Summer Scholars Program allows for students to apply to work on different research projects on campus over the summer. If accepted to the program, students are assigned to the project that corresponds with their major. Of any opportunity I have…

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How I Learned to Navigate Life

It’s weird to finally be here, at the end of a 4-year journey, with the rest of my life ahead of me. Seems like it was only yesterday when I was waking up to fly out for PSIP to start my college experience at Saint Joseph’s University. These last 4 years have been one heck…

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11 Reasons to Make Your SJU Decision

11. SJU is full of truly swell individuals. The community is so warm and welcoming, how could you not love us all? 10. YO, the class sizes. With the average class size of 23 students, it’s big enough that group discussions are always new and interesting, and small enough that your teacher will not only…

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The APEX High

Coming back from Spring Break, you can clearly see what people did during their time off.  You have the people who went home to spend time with their friends and family, you have the people who went on vacation and come back with a tan, and then you have your people who come back from…

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