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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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Comedy – It’s My Thing

I like to make people laugh. It’s my thing. The issue with that, however, is that I didn’t always know it was my thing. I didn’t know how important it was to me, to make others smile. I didn’t know that I thrive on laughter. I didn’t know that the best part of my everyday…

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Finding Your Home on Hawk Hill

Questions.  We all have them – especially when entering an entirely new experience, like college.  You probably asked a lot of questions on your tour of Hawk Hill – What’s the average class size?  What do people do on the weekends?  What is the cafeteria food like?  Why is Barbelin so Instagram-able?  Will I feel…

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Impacting Students’ Lives: The Role of a Freshman RA

College can be a fun and exciting time full of new adventures and experiences. But with new experiences, new challenges await around the corner. For many new students, the fear of living away from home, making new friends, or even sharing a room with someone they’ve never met brings forth much anxiety and stress. This…

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Service: An Experience of Common Ground

As a freshman, I chose to participate in the Service-Learning program as a way to make friends and to establish a community. Throughout the year, I formed a bond with my service partners, classmates and professor; yet, what I didn’t anticipate was building such a close community at my service site. Each week I traveled…

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Finding a Home at Admitted Students’ Day

The days leading up to Admitted Students’ Day (ASD) seemed like ordinary days. The angst of which schools would accept me was behind me and I was excited and relieved to be in a position of making a decision rather than waiting for others to make a decision about me. I gave some thought to…

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I Decided at Walk With a Hawk

When I was applying to colleges what seems like ages ago, I had figured it was better to have too many options than not enough options. That worked until I had 10 acceptance letters and no idea how to pick the right school for me! Anytime I asked for someone’s advice on how she picked…

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Why Not?

Nervousness and excitement. That is what I felt as I packed the car for the second time this past summer to venture to my new home, Hawk Hill. I knew I was excited to start my journey at SJU, but I could not understand why I was so nervous. I had already attended the Summer…

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