Dependent Students Appeal to Parents for Stimulus Assistance

Dependent Students Appeal to Parents for Stimulus Assistance by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON — Students across campus are lobbying for stimulus checks from their parents. With the American Rescue Plan now in effect and stimulus checks being distributed across the country, college-age adults whose parents or caretakers filed them as dependents are not […]

Campus Community Speculates On Surrounding Demolitions

Campus Community Speculates On Surrounding Demolitions by James Leonard and Ann Siock | Staff Writers SCRANTON — The University of Scranton is beginning demolitions of several buildings just outside of campus, and speculations on the future use of the buildings are swirling. On the morning of March 13, workers could be seen powerwashing the old […]

The Pandemic Perk You’ll Miss: Cheaper Gas

The Pandemic Perk You’ll Miss: Cheaper Gas by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON — Gas prices have been rising at their fastest rate since 2017 following the storm that hit the midwestern and southern states in late February. Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at the University Iordanis Petsas, Ph.D., said this […]

First Fridays: How Students Can Get to Know The City

First Fridays: How Students Can Get to Know The City of Scranton by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The City of Scranton’s First Friday events are back in full swing this semester. English major Bethany Belkowski said she enjoys First Fridays because they give her a better sense of what Downtown Scranton has […]

University of Scranton Marks One Year Since Start of Online

University of Scranton Marks One Year Since Start of Online Learning by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Today marks one year since the start of the University of Scranton’s 2020 spring break, when students who had planned on departing the Hill Section for beach trips or much-needed breaks got more than they […]

Father Scott Pilarz, Icon and President of the University, Passes

Reverend Scott Pilarz, Icon and President of the University, Passes Away at 61 By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor Reverend Scott Pilarz passed away on Mar. 10, 2021 at the age of 61 due to complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Diagnosed in 2018, Father Pilarz promised the university community that he’d move forward and […]

Lady Royals Take Sixth Consecutive Landmark Title

Lady Royals Take Sixth Consecutive Landmark Title By: Luke Shannon | Staff Writer The Scranton women’s basketball continued its Landmark Conference dominance in a narrow win over the Catholic Cardinals Saturday. The 56-55 win vaulted the Royals to their sixth consecutive, and ninth total, Landmark championship. The Royals were clicking early, scoring nine unanswered points […]

Pandemic-Appropriate Internships Give Practical Experience to Hard-Hit PCPS

Pandemic-Appropriate Internships Give Practical Experience to Hard-Hit PCPS by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Students in the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) are gaining their hands-on experience in person this semester, despite the pandemic causing conflict for the personal-contact reliant majors. Last semester looked a bit different for students in PCPS. Many […]

Royals Basketball Taken Down in Landmark Championship

Royals Basketball Taken Down in Landmark Championship by Luke Shannon | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The Scranton men’s basketball team was outlasted by Drew University in an overtime nail biter Saturday, ending a season that saw them reach the Landmark Conference Championship. After falling behind early, the Royals found themselves down 34-26 at halftime. It took […]