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Welcoming New Hawks One Bullhorn at a Time

The highlight of every admissions cycle comes during the first week of April when the Saint Joseph’s campus community opens its doors and hearts to welcome prospective families for Admitted Students’ Days. As a member of the Hawk Host Organization since my freshman year, ASD is the culmination of a year’s worth of work giving…

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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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Livin’ in the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia is a city bursting with creativity and I’ve fallen pretty hard for this unique city. My favorite thing about Philly is First Friday. On the first Friday of every month, Old City (an awesome neighborhood in the city) is flooded with art. All of the art galleries in the city open their doors and…

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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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Not the Second Choice, the Better Choice

The transfer experience for any student can be truly burdensome, for reasons both obvious and not, but at Saint Joseph’s University there is a hard-working and accommodating admissions staff to aid you in a multitude of ways as you transition into your time as a Hawk. As a first semester college student at my school…

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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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LGBTQ at SJU

When applying to a Catholic college or university, some students have the misconception that such environments are not accepting of the LGBTQ community. As president of the Gay-Straight Alliance on campus, I am proud to say that the exact opposite exists for our campus. In the past, prospective students have emailed me with concerns regarding…

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The Do’s & Do Not’s of Essay Writing

February 1st always sneaks up on me.  From the holidays to the shorter winter days, it’s suddenly time to read more applications.  After ten years, I can honestly say that I still get excited to read every word that you submit.  This is one of the biggest decisions you may have made thus far and…

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THWND

Sport’s Illustrated released an article with the “100 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate (Whatever the Cost).” Number 12 on that list is to go to a Saint Joseph’s University basketball game and cheer “The Hawk Will Never Die!” I have been coming to Saint Joseph’s basketball games since I was a child, but…

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