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Giving & Receiving: The Gift of Being a Kinney SCHOLAR

I have received a few very special gifts in my life, and one in particular that might be very surprising. This gift was a can of mushrooms. This was not just any can of mushrooms; it came wrapped in sparkly, glittery, neon wrapping paper with a huge crooked bow on top. This gift was not…

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5 Underground Facts About SJU

There are many great things to learn about Saint Joseph’s University and you learn a lot when you visit campus.  Here are just five underground facts about SJU that not everyone may know.  We hope to see you on Hawk Hill soon so you can learn even more about SJU! There is a greenhouse and a turtle…

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The Infamous Abroad Epiphany

Of all of the weird “Alli things” on my list, watching The Grinch year-round and wearing pajama pants solely when I am bummed or sick are two of the major ones.  Before I left for Florence, my roommate sent me away with a tearful goodbye (she’s going to be embarrassed I wrote that), and the…

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Hawks & Flyers: Finding a Passion in Digital Media

My experience as a Public Relations Intern for the Philadelphia Flyers has been anything but boring. This internship has opened up many avenues for me and has helped me to better understand what I want to do after college. I am currently in the middle of my second season with the Flyers as their head…

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Make Your Application Count

Hello seniors, and welcome to the winter of your final year in high school.  This year is exciting and fun for so many reasons and one of those reasons is because it is the time to fill out your college applications!  Yes, you’ll be checking boxes, writing essays and answering yes or no questions, but…

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Freshman 15: Registering for Spring Classes

Remember how last time I said time was literally flying by? Well, spring registration is around the corner and I think everyone is a little confused on how we are already here. Midterms were already weeks ago, Thanksgiving is coming up, and if registration is almost here, that must mean finals aren’t too far behind.…

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Why I Love Being a Hawk Host

“My favorite aspect of being a Hawk Host is sharing my enthusiasm for the beautiful school I call home. Not only do I get to show off the famous Barbelin bell tower, but I can explain all of the incredible opportunities for intellectual and personal growth that Saint Joe’s has to offer through experiences inside…

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Freshman 15: Getting Settled into the Nest

So, it’s been a while! Who knew the start of freshman year was going to be so crazy and hectic and busy? Okay, so everyone knew that. In my first post of the Freshman 15 series, I talked about how moving in early was the best decision I could have made coming into college. It’s…

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Nope, I’m Not Looking for the Wifi Password

I came to Florence armed with an inbox of detailed itineraries that mapped anything that made everyone I know fall head-over-heels in love with the city. Advice included anything from where the best panino was, to where to get peanut butter when you just needed it, and most helpful of all, “BRING A LOT OF…

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The Transfer Transition

Preparing yourself for the transition into a new school is hard enough as it is, but could you imagine doing it twice? This is the experience every transfer student has gone through; hoping the second time around will be different. Lucky enough for me it was different in the best possible way. I transferred to SJU…

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