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Summer Scholars – Not Your Average Filter

Nick Swanson ’17 and a few fellow science majors are working to make a big impact in the lives of those without access to clean drinking water – all from the 2nd floor of the Science Center.  Through the SJU Summer Scholars Program, I have been able to work alongside The College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Jean…

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The Right Place, The Right Time

Shouts of “Welcome to Hawk Hill!” greeted us as we drove into the Hawks’ Landing parking garage the morning of Orientation. The unusually gray June weather didn’t dampen the Red Shirts’ enthusiasm as they sent my son, Jack, my husband, Dave, and me on our way up Hawk Hill. Along with other families on campus…

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Summer Scholars: The Redemption Project

Sara’s Summer Scholars experience brought her out of the classroom and into Pennsylvania’s prisons.    The Summer Scholars Program allows for students to apply to work on different research projects on campus over the summer. If accepted to the program, students are assigned to the project that corresponds with their major. Of any opportunity I have…

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Why You’ll Never Regret Signing Up for P.S.I.P.

P…S…I…P… four letters that have come to mean so much to many Hawks at SJU. A program filled with love for humanity, community, solidarity, and being with and for others.  This is a time for freshmen to “fall in love and stay in love” with the city of Philadelphia, SJU and the community they encounter.   PSIP…

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What do you do with a B.A. in English?

“I’m an English major!” “So… What are you going to do with that? Teach?” This is the reaction I’ve received from almost everyone who asks about my education. Contrary to popular belief, teaching is not the only thing you can do with an English degree. I’ve always loved reading.  I was the kid in the…

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20 Reasons to be Pumped for Orientation

20. Getting chased down for a ride up Hawk’s Landing by your fellow classmates first thing in the morning. 19. Being warmly welcomed to your new home by your leaders, the Redshirts, who will give you a million reasons to love SJU just as much as they do. 18. Getting to know the classmates &…

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How I Learned to Navigate Life

It’s weird to finally be here, at the end of a 4-year journey, with the rest of my life ahead of me. Seems like it was only yesterday when I was waking up to fly out for PSIP to start my college experience at Saint Joseph’s University. These last 4 years have been one heck…

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11 Reasons to Make Your SJU Decision

11. SJU is full of truly swell individuals. The community is so warm and welcoming, how could you not love us all? 10. YO, the class sizes. With the average class size of 23 students, it’s big enough that group discussions are always new and interesting, and small enough that your teacher will not only…

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From Hawk Hill to Center City: The Journey of an SJU DPT Student

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Madison, and I am a sophomore in the 3+3 Doctorate of Physical Therapy dual enrollment program with Thomas Jefferson University.  A little more about me: I am from Bethlehem, PA; I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Health Services; and on campus I am involved in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars,…

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The APEX High

Coming back from Spring Break, you can clearly see what people did during their time off.  You have the people who went home to spend time with their friends and family, you have the people who went on vacation and come back with a tan, and then you have your people who come back from…

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