Biden Adds Hometown Town Hall to Campaign Trail

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton for a town hall next week, CNN announced Thursday. The town hall will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on several digital steaming and listening CNN platforms, including CNN en Español, CNN […]

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 […]

Counseling Center Encourages Self-Compassion Amid National Suicide Prevention Week

via University of Scranton Counseling Center Twitter page, @uofscc. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton Counseling Center is recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week through social media posts, Zoom support sessions and words of encouragement. National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, is an annual week-long campaign […]

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 […]

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 […]