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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]