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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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So, Can I Take This Class Every Semester?!

“WHAT CLASSES SHOULD I TAKE?!” has to be the most asked question between friends during each semester’s registration period. Every time I am asked I give the same answer without fail.  Every single Hawk on Saint Joseph’s campus should register for Professor Flocco’s Public Speaking and Presentation class at some point in their academic career;…

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A Hawk’s Gotta Eat!

I think we can all agree that there is nothing quite like a home cooked meal. As your home for the next four years, SJU Dining Services aims to provide a wide array of options for a variety of tastes. A typical freshman meal plan has three components: swipes, declining balance and Hawk Cash. Even…

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Open Roads & Potholes: Magis in My Life

As a current senior, I’ve had the opportunity to think and reflect on what it truly means to live out the magis. I soon realized that one of the reasons why explaining the magis can be difficult is because, at its heart, the magis is unique to each person. To me, the magis means having…

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