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WUSR Scranton Radio Programs

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – General Manager and Chief Security Officer of 99.5 WUSR FM Scranton James Riley released a list of new regular radio shows scheduled for the fall semester, separate from the station’s usual alternative rock format. The shows will run weekly throughout the semester, and are run primarily […]

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Students Confess Campus Stealing

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – It is no secret that theft occurs throughout college campuses nationwide. So, what are students at the University of Scranton stealing and why? Miguel Valencia has taken University-owned desk chairs and tables from study rooms to use as his own in the past. “I initially took chairs […]

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October Commencement Canceled

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has canceled planned class of 2020 commencement celebrations scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 amid growing coronavirus concerns. The University released the notice of cancelation in an email to the class of 2020 from Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of the […]

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University Website Includes Diversity Initiative

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has launched a Diversity and Inclusion website in accordance with their continued efforts to raise community awareness. The website, which can be found under the “About Us” tab on the University’s website, features resources, ways to report, educational efforts and previous announcements made […]

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University Switches to Targeted Testing Approach

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton is implementing a new approach to testing that will target the most heavily affected groups. Stan Zygmunt, director of news and media relations, said that the university is aiming to conduct 1,200 screening tests per week. These tests will primarily be offered to groups […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]