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Peru: The Most Beautiful Heart

By Matt Byrnes To be fully immersed is to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest. This past January I had the pleasure to go to Piura, Peru with 13 others on a service immersion trip through the Winter Immersion Program, or WIP. Throughout the week on WIP, you are serving others while getting…

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The Community That Built Me

The word “community” means something special to the students on Hawk Hill. Tess Hill ’18 illustrates what just how real and indispensable her SJU communities have been in her college experience thus far.     I began the search for the perfect college during my sophomore year of high school. My parents and I traveled to the Northeast to…

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Embracing New Adventures: Explore Philadelphia

Lizzie Fuller ’18 has embraced so many of the countless opportunities that Philadelphia has to offer since becoming a Hawk. She wants you to know how you can do the same!   Coming into college, you are going to get a lot of advice. One of the things you will hear most, especially from SJU,…

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THE Hawk’s Eye View

My name is Timmy Parks and I am a senior accounting major at Saint Joseph’s University.  In my almost four years on campus I have made countless memories, but perhaps some of my most unique and precious memories have come through my role as The Hawk mascot for the past two years. Here are my top…

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The #Redenvelope Always Brings Good News

Megan Gentleman ’20 was one of six students whose SJU acceptance letter was hand-delivered to her last year by Admissions Counselors, Hawk Hosts, and the Hawk himself. One year later, she reflects on what the experience has meant to her.  On the morning of December 18th, I never expected my life to change. It was simply…

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Meeting People Where They Are – A Year of Service

Where do Hawks land? Ben Chapman, a recent graduate, landed in Tacoma, Washington to serve through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. He gives us a glimpse into what he’s gained from his Year of Service experience thus far. This past week, I was able to attend a panel called “Activism and Social Justice in Tacoma.” During…

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A Little Love Goes a Long Way

Tess ’18 learned that a little love goes a long way when she took part in the Appalachian Experience for the first time.  Growing up in the Midwestern city of St. Louis, the East Coast had always been an interest of mine. I was obsessed with fast-paced city living, crazy accents, and the history of…

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Easy is Boring, and India is Anything but Boring

Dan Soucy ’18 wanted to create an exciting and fulfilling college experience for himself. This semester, he’s doing just that by studying abroad in Pune, India. Although I knew I wanted to go abroad and felt completely fearless about traveling alone, two and a half years ago I would have never considered going to India.…

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ASPIRE to Live Greater

Samantha Sur ASPIRES to live greater at Saint Joseph’s through the Kinney Center and a keen sense of determination.  I am a student with autism and other complex learning differences. I started at another university that was initially a good fit. However, it became apparent that to have the fullest college experience possible, I needed…

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Still in Villiger, and Loving It

Billy ’17 loved Villiger and its inhabitants so much, he never left. This is, of course, because he serves the community as a Resident Assistant.  College is a unique time in a person’s life, filled with many new exciting adventures and experiences. Even though these 4 years are some of the best times that someone…

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