How The Pandemic Has Affected U.S. Food Insecurity

How The Pandemic Has Affected U.S. Food Insecurity by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Aquinas Editor in Chief Kelsey Wynn sits down with University junior and journalism student, Vince Genova, and Maura Mark, director of community services at United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC), to discuss factors leading to hungry […]

Letter From The Editor – Our First Fall Story

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief When the University contacted me to apply for the role of editor in chief of The Aquinas in April 2020, the prospect of reestablishing a news presence within the Scranton community during a global pandemic felt daunting, to say the least. The world changed this year. I recall […]

Mayor Increases Training Budget After City Fires Police For Racial

via @blackscranton Instagram and Facebook: Dajuan Saunders by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief & Ashley Burdick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The City of Scranton formally terminated two police officers in June after uncovering what it called “severe, repulsive racial bias” in a statement on measures addressing bias. The 2021 City Budget will now […]

Student Wins Airpods After Designing Radio Station Logo

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton’s radio station, WUSR-FM 99.5, recognized first year student Gabriella Petti for her design of the station’s new logo. Six students submitted logo designs. WUSR management and Media and Communications Department faculty and staff voted on the submissions to determine two finalists. Followers […]

School Adapts Holocaust Museum Project Using Aquinas Archives

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – A teacher at Bnos Yisroel Jewish girls’ high school in Scranton is using Aquinas articles from the 1930s and 40s to teach her second classroom adaption of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project. History Unfolded is a project conducted by the Holocaust Museum […]

Remote Professors Evaluate Online Process

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Life has changed greatly for the many professors at The University of Scranton who have opted to continue remote instruction despite the campus reopening. Adam Pratt, Ph.D., is a history professor who said despite being introverted at times, he feels very isolated from his peers who are […]

Career Services Facing Student Fears

by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – With the country‚Äôs economic future in question, it is natural for some students to be concerned about their job prospects after college, but Chris Whitney, Director for the Center for Career Development, says that unlike the 2008 recession, there are still opportunities for recent and upcoming graduates. […]

Biden, Trump Make Final Appearances In Northeastern Pennsylvania

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor President Trump held a Make America Great Again rally at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Monday. Trump made appeals to his voters about Vice President Biden’s plans on fracking, taxation, deregulation, the Second Amendment, and the military. Former Vice President Biden made a “welcome home” visit to Scranton Tuesday. He […]

Scranton Police Investigating Halloween Assault

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Scranton Police are investigating an assault that occurred early Saturday morning on the 400 block of Clay Avenue. University Police released a community advisory Saturday reporting a small gathering at an off-campus residence where one attendee was removed in the very early morning of Halloween day. […]