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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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Impacting Students’ Lives: The Role of a Freshman RA

College can be a fun and exciting time full of new adventures and experiences. But with new experiences, new challenges await around the corner. For many new students, the fear of living away from home, making new friends, or even sharing a room with someone they’ve never met brings forth much anxiety and stress. This…

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Service: An Experience of Common Ground

As a freshman, I chose to participate in the Service-Learning program as a way to make friends and to establish a community. Throughout the year, I formed a bond with my service partners, classmates and professor; yet, what I didn’t anticipate was building such a close community at my service site. Each week I traveled…

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Where do Hawks land? Lockheed Martin!

As cliché as it sounds, I knew that Saint Joseph’s was where I wanted to spend my next four years the first time that I walked around campus. Now, as I am a graduate with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics, I’m glad that I trusted my gut!  Computer Science (CS)…

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