Category : Campus Life

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Scranton Community Shows Support for President Pilarz

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – When the University’s 27th president, Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., announced last month that he would be stepping at the end of this academic year, students were quick to share the University’s Instagram post with words of love and support for the president. One group of students decided […]

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Too Close for Comfort: Inside Quarantine

Student Life created an infographic to help understand criteria students must meet to discontinue quarantine or isolation. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton issued quarantines to a number of off-campus student houses last week after residents tested positive for the coronavirus. Two entire houses, one on Clay Avenue […]

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Suspended Seniors Question Decision Fairness

By Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Aquinas Staff Writer SCRANTON – At least 10 off-campus students at the University of Scranton have been suspended after ignoring new policies set in place by administration amid COVID-19. University administrators would not confirm the exact number of students who received a suspension. However, The Aquinas has independently confirmed at least […]

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Scranton Checks Student Voter Registration Boxes

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – With the 59th quadrennial presidential election just over two months out, both the University and the City of Scranton have information and opportunities to offer to those still scratching their heads over voter registration. The University of Scranton Community Relations Office is partnering with U of […]

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Meet The University of Scranton’s Student Government Cabinet

By: Phil Rauch, Aquinas Managing Editor SCRANTON – These Scranton students are meant to be your representatives, advocates and allies — to serve the interests of University students. Here are quick self-bios and photos of them all so you can get to know them: Jeffrey Colucci (He/Him/His), President Jeffrey.Colucci@Scranton.edu My name is Jeffrey Colucci! I […]

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Student Activities Fair Postponed

The original Fall 2020 Student Activities Fair flyer, including rain date, via RoyalNews. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief (updated 8/30/20, 2:20 p.m.) SCRANTON – The Fall 2020 Student Activities Fair that had been scheduled to be held 12 to 3 p.m. last Saturday and was rescheduled to Sunday because of inclement weather, has been postponed again until […]

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University Admissions Opens its Doors With An Eye Toward Safety

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton’s admissions staff is now welcoming families onto campus in a socially distanced environment. Josh Perry, associate director of admissions, said all campus visits went entirely virtual in March and remained that way until June 29. Now with students back on campus, tours and […]

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Social Distancing Violations Result in Suspensions

Clay Avenue, where several students were found to be in violation of the Royals Safe Together Plan and the Student Code of Conduct while hosting a gathering on Aug. 17. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has issued suspensions to an unspecified number of students for behaviors related to off-campus gatherings […]

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Student Athletes Weigh in on Postponed Seasons

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – As many Royals begin their return to campus for the first time since in-person class cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in March, increased health guidelines and decreased classroom capacities are not the only adaptations occurring. Hundreds of student athletes are now coping with their […]