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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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Papa Francesco and a God of Surprises

This weekend was profound in more ways than we could have ever expected.  There is one word that continuously pops into my head when I reflect on that weekend: community. The events, the emotions, the spontaneity all brought me back to this same experience of community. I work for Campus Ministry as the hospitality intern…

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What Does Being Jesuit Educated Mean To You?

With Pope Francis landing in the United States yesterday and arriving to Philadelphia on Friday, we asked current students, alumni and staff what being Jesuit educated means to them.  Check out their answers below and comment with what being Jesuit educated means to you! “I think a Jesuit education has allowed me to look past my…

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What’s Your Major?

“Where are you going to college?” “Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia.” “Oh, cool! What’s your major?” Any graduating high school senior knows this conversation all too well. To some it might just be small talk with family friends you see a couple times a month, but to me, it was a wake up call. I…

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Freshman 15: Nesting

Hey! I’m Anna, and I’m currently (as of like, a week ago) a freshman at SJU. I’m going to be here writing a 15-post series on what it’s like being a freshman at our school. So whether you’re interested in the moving-in process, the making friends process, or really any other process (it seems as…

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A Sense of Unfamiliarity

In every interview for any leadership position I’ve ever had at Saint Joseph’s, the common thread of the quirky, we’re-trying-to-see-how-creative-you-are questions has been “if you can have any super power, what would it be and why?” If you’re a Saint Joseph’s student reading this, you’re probably nodding in understanding, and if you’re like me, your…

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Comedy – It’s My Thing

I like to make people laugh. It’s my thing. The issue with that, however, is that I didn’t always know it was my thing. I didn’t know how important it was to me, to make others smile. I didn’t know that I thrive on laughter. I didn’t know that the best part of my everyday…

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Finding Your Home on Hawk Hill

Questions.  We all have them – especially when entering an entirely new experience, like college.  You probably asked a lot of questions on your tour of Hawk Hill – What’s the average class size?  What do people do on the weekends?  What is the cafeteria food like?  Why is Barbelin so Instagram-able?  Will I feel…

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