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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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Experiencing a New Culture in Texas

El Paso, Texas is a place and community that will forever have my heart, and an experience that I will always carry with me. Who knew that a week on an SJU Winter Immersion Program could leave such a lasting impact on me? Preparation for the January trip started the last week of September. I…

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A Weekend with SJU’s Office of Multicultural Life

On October 25th, I was given the opportunity to attend the Office of Multicultural Life’s (OML) annual retreat. My experience working with multicultural students could not have prepared me for what was about to happen at Split Rock Resort. This is my first year here at Saint Joseph’s University, and the OML retreat was my first…

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The 18 Biggest Reasons to be Excited for Orientation

By: Megan Thompson’15 & Brian Lafferty’15 1. Nothing says welcome quite like an overly-caffeinated stranger jumping in your car! 2. Being introduced to some of the most passionate students at SJU, your Red Shirts, who will be your fearless leaders for the next 36 hours.  3. Meeting your group members who could potentially be your…

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Taking the Stage with the SJU Theatre Company

In high school, if there was a show coming up, whether a musical, play, dance show, or choir concert, chances are, I was a part of it. So, I placed a great deal of emphasis on performing arts in my college decision. In April of 2011, it was decision time: would I choose the small…

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Climbing Every Mountain at SJU

Coming into freshman year at Saint Joseph’s, students hear many words of advice from a lot of different people about how to make the most of your four years on Hawk Hill.  One thing that will continuously be thrown at you by faculty, orientation leaders, Hawk Hosts, and pretty much any upperclassmen is to “Do…

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Retreating to get closer at SJU

As a freshman, one of the best decisions that I have made was to participate in a retreat specifically designed and geared for freshmen, the Ignite Retreat. The retreat was just around the end of October so I had been at Saint Joe’s for around two months and I was getting settled in academically as…

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Consider thinking Greek

Joining a sorority wasn’t something that I could ever picture myself doing.   In the spring of my freshman year, my friends easily convinced me to sign up for recruitment and I honestly had no idea what was in store for me. On the first day of recruitment I met outstanding girls in all four sororities.…

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