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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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JETting to Puerto Rico

Known throughout the island, the Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) needs no introduction to high schools across Puerto Rico. This spring, Saint Joseph’s University, along with seven other Jesuit universities, got a chance to meet with high school seniors, juniors, and yes, even sophomores. Admissions representatives from Fairfield, Loyola New Orleans, Loyola Maryland, Fordham, Saint Louis,…

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The Walk That Changed My Life

Not too long ago, I was feeling the same way many high school seniors are likely feeling now: eager to move on to college but also scared as I contemplated one of the biggest decisions of my life. Being the oldest of my siblings, the college decision process was a brand new experience for my…

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Giving & Receiving: The Gift of Being a Kinney SCHOLAR

I have received a few very special gifts in my life, and one in particular that might be very surprising. This gift was a can of mushrooms. This was not just any can of mushrooms; it came wrapped in sparkly, glittery, neon wrapping paper with a huge crooked bow on top. This gift was not…

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The Infamous Abroad Epiphany

Of all of the weird “Alli things” on my list, watching The Grinch year-round and wearing pajama pants solely when I am bummed or sick are two of the major ones.  Before I left for Florence, my roommate sent me away with a tearful goodbye (she’s going to be embarrassed I wrote that), and the…

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Why I Love Being a Hawk Host

“My favorite aspect of being a Hawk Host is sharing my enthusiasm for the beautiful school I call home. Not only do I get to show off the famous Barbelin bell tower, but I can explain all of the incredible opportunities for intellectual and personal growth that Saint Joe’s has to offer through experiences inside…

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Freshman 15: Getting Settled into the Nest

So, it’s been a while! Who knew the start of freshman year was going to be so crazy and hectic and busy? Okay, so everyone knew that. In my first post of the Freshman 15 series, I talked about how moving in early was the best decision I could have made coming into college. It’s…

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Nope, I’m Not Looking for the Wifi Password

I came to Florence armed with an inbox of detailed itineraries that mapped anything that made everyone I know fall head-over-heels in love with the city. Advice included anything from where the best panino was, to where to get peanut butter when you just needed it, and most helpful of all, “BRING A LOT OF…

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What Does Being Jesuit Educated Mean To You?

With Pope Francis landing in the United States yesterday and arriving to Philadelphia on Friday, we asked current students, alumni and staff what being Jesuit educated means to them.  Check out their answers below and comment with what being Jesuit educated means to you! “I think a Jesuit education has allowed me to look past my…

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Freshman 15: Nesting

Hey! I’m Anna, and I’m currently (as of like, a week ago) a freshman at SJU. I’m going to be here writing a 15-post series on what it’s like being a freshman at our school. So whether you’re interested in the moving-in process, the making friends process, or really any other process (it seems as…

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