University To Announce New President

University To Announce New President via The University of Scranton on LinkedIn. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton Board of Trustees will name the University’s 28th president at 11 a.m. tomorrow during a live broadcast. There is no registration required for this event and members of the University […]

Pan-African Flag Will Fly For Second Annual Black History Month

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Black Scranton Project, Glynis Johns, watches the raising of the Pan-African flag at the organization’s inaugural flag raising for last year’s Black History Month, held on Feb. 1, 2020. via The Black Scranton Project. by Ann Siock | Staff Writer and Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON […]

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 […]

Mayor Increases Training Budget After City Fires Police For Racial

via @blackscranton Instagram and Facebook: Dajuan Saunders by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief & Ashley Burdick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The City of Scranton formally terminated two police officers in June after uncovering what it called “severe, repulsive racial bias” in a statement on measures addressing bias. The 2021 City Budget will now […]

School Adapts Holocaust Museum Project Using Aquinas Archives

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – A teacher at Bnos Yisroel Jewish girls’ high school in Scranton is using Aquinas articles from the 1930s and 40s to teach her second classroom adaption of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project. History Unfolded is a project conducted by the Holocaust Museum […]

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 […]

Biden, Trump Make Final Appearances In Northeastern Pennsylvania

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor President Trump held a Make America Great Again rally at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Monday. Trump made appeals to his voters about Vice President Biden’s plans on fracking, taxation, deregulation, the Second Amendment, and the military. Former Vice President Biden made a “welcome home” visit to Scranton Tuesday. He […]

Scranton Police Investigating Halloween Assault

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Scranton Police are investigating an assault that occurred early Saturday morning on the 400 block of Clay Avenue. University Police released a community advisory Saturday reporting a small gathering at an off-campus residence where one attendee was removed in the very early morning of Halloween day. […]

Students Face Additional Remote Battle – Burnout

by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Between mandatory coronavirus tests and changing class formats, COVID-19 concerns have commanded the university’s attention this fall, but students have an alternative threat to worry about… burnout. While individuals are prone to experiencing burnout differently, Mary L. Troy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the counseling and human services department at […]

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 […]