Katherine Grygo

Class Year: 2016

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Area of Study: English

Interests: Coffee, Books, Writing, Pajamas, and Shenanigans


Greetings and salutations! My name is Katherine Grygo and I am a senior English major here at Saint Joseph’s University. I am a Washington D.C. native and came to SJU from an all girls high school (yes I did know boys and no I didn’t hate my uniform). Originally, I had no intention of coming to St. Joe’s but now I can’t imagine myself at any other school!

My blood type is coffee and I can always be spotted with a cup in hand. When I am not running around like a chicken with my head cut off, I can be found frantically typing or reading in the Merion Atrium or the library.

I am a Gemini, enjoy long walks on the beach, good books, and black coffee.


On Being

I spent a lot of the second semester of my junior year being absolutely frantic about my future after St. Joe’s. One of my professors joked with me that my freak outs were incredibly pre-mature; and I responded that I was always one who liked to do things ahead of schedule. As a senior, I am constantly asked what my plans are after graduation and what I want to do with my life; and I’m expected to give a real, serious answer. Well, here’s my answer: I just want to be.

I want to be happy. I want to wake up every single day,



In case you just woke up from some deep slumber or have been living in a jungle and just returned to civilized society, I feel like it is my duty and obligation as a human being to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis graced us with his presence this past weekend. Many members of the Saint Joseph’s University community had the chance to see him in person either when he drove down City Ave., at the events happening downtown, or when he stopped by campus. I am lucky to be able to say that I was one of the people who had the opportunity of seeing him this weekend!


Confessions of a Sentimental Senior

Once upon a time, there was a socially awkward freshman girl who came to Hawk Hill thinking that four years is quite a long time to be in college. She thought she would get sick of life here, but then she made quite a few friends, joined clubs, and got super involved so her days were filled with constant happenings and all the while she was having fun. Weeks and months passed by right before her eyes. Then one day, when she took a moment’s pause she discovered she was in the midst of her senior year. In the wake of her realization,