University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results

University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — University of Scranton Student Life will deactivate Royal Card access to campus buildings and facilities this week for those who have not submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result via their Student Health Portal within 72 […]

Snow Day Delays Spring Semester

Snow Day Delays Spring Semester by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — The University of Scranton’s classes are canceled and offices will be closed Feb. 1, which would have been the first day of spring semester classes, due to pending weather conditions. Essential personnel must report. [updated 5:23 p.m.] Provost and Senior Vice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’s 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. […]

First-year Registration Advice From Those Making Final Semester Selections

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Registration for spring 2020 is well underway at the University of Scranton. For many students, it will be their first-time selecting classes. For others, like senior political science major and criminal justice minor Spencer McLaughlin, it was their last. “It definitely feels sad, knowing that I won’t […]

Student Petition Calls Laundry Prices a Washout

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Students living on campus are petitioning for the cost of doing laundry to go down. Matthew Kronenberg, treasurer of the Phi Beta Lambda business club on campus, said that the washing machines on campus are not worth the money. “Since the first time I did laundry in […]

Partners in Health Panel Open to All

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The founders of Partners in Health are hosting a virtual panel to discuss global health and social justice. All university students are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Registration for the panel is free and can be done here. Partners in Health is a […]

Liva Arts Lives It Up

by Bryn Onoshko | Arts Feature Writer SCRANTON – The Liva Arts Company has, for generations, been a staple of the University of Scranton, according to students. It has long allowed students to indulge in all aspects of musical theater, from the crew that keeps a show in line to the actors on center-stage. However, […]