Ridge Row Roadwork Hits Temporary Roadblock

A construction worker preparing a drill near the Ridge Row site. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer Roadwork limiting access to the University’s Ridge Row parking lot had been scheduled to end this week but could be delayed another one to two weeks while crews make emergency repairs to a nearby sewer main. Crews were […]

Students Host Sandwich Showdown

from left: Chris Volpe, Michael Volpe (standing) and Jon Wieland in the process of creating their original specialty sandwiches. by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – With COVID-19 limiting on-campus activities this semester, some students are creating new ways to entertain themselves. Juniors Michael Volpe, Chris Volpe and Jon Wieland set out to see […]

Two Weeks of Remote Learning to Begin Sept. 16

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University will pause in-person classes for a period of two weeks, beginning Sept. 16 and ending Sept. 30, University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., announced today. All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Most classes […]

Biden Adds Hometown Town Hall to Campaign Trail

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton for a town hall next week, CNN announced Thursday. The town hall will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on several digital steaming and listening CNN platforms, including CNN en Español, CNN […]

Pick Your Favorite: Scranton Edition

by Kelly Nee  |  Managing Editor SCRANTON – University of Scranton students voted for their favorite on- and off-campus spots through a series of polls on The Aquinas’ Sept 8 Instagram story. Here are the results: Chick-Fil-A vs. Which Wich Chick Fil A wins the first poll! The fast food chain gets 99 votes compared […]

Counseling Center Encourages Self-Compassion Amid National Suicide Prevention Week

via University of Scranton Counseling Center Twitter page, @uofscc. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton Counseling Center is recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week through social media posts, Zoom support sessions and words of encouragement. National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, is an annual week-long campaign […]

Pilarz Warns University May Need to Pivot to Online Learning

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., President of the University, shared an update to the University’s pandemic response plan in a YouTube video via email on Sept. 8. Pilarz addressed the Health and Safety email update sent Sept. 7, which indicated that positive student coronavirus cases have risen […]

Five Things You May Have Missed in the University’s Health

By: Phil Rauch, Aquinas Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton, since the COVID-19 breakout in March, has been sending school-wide emails regarding updates on policy, testing results, positivity rate, students who are in quarantine versus isolation, and responses to the pandemic. 1. Students who pursue testing from another provider other than the University […]

DeNaples Introduces Mobile Dining Den

From left: students Rebecca Brennan and Bridget Warren visit the new Wolves’ Den food truck outside the DeNaples Center. by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Students returning to campus this semester might have noticed a new addition to the DeNaples Center patio – their very own food truck. The new Wolves’ Den truck […]

Comforts and Caveats of Commuting

Many commuters such as Andrew Faulkner, sophomore accounting major from Avoca, and Alana Siock, senior French and international studies double major from Jefferson Township, use on-campus jobs at places like the bookstore to keep busy between classes and stay involved on campus. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Commuters at the University say […]