University Sponsors Panel Discussion “Democracy In Crisis” About Election Security,

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The University of Scranton, partnering with Keep Our Republic Inc., hosted a Zoom forum featuring several prominent former politicians, law professors, and prosecutors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Keep Our Republic Inc. is an interest group that seeks to disseminate truthful information about the 2020 election cycle, discredit false voter […]

Autumn Attractions to Hit in Northeastern Pennsylvania

by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – With fall in full swing and pandemic concerns overshadowing many of the festivities, The Aquinas has you covered with 5 destinations that will help you ring in the season like a valley native. Roba Family Farms 230 Decker Road, N. Abington Twp. The NEPA staple for fall […]

Secure Ballot Boxes Placed in Lackawanna County

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Lackawanna County has set up six secure ballot box locations throughout the county for residents to drop off completed ballots. The boxes are located within municipal buildings, which are monitored via video surveillance constantly and are open Monday to Friday. Open Locations: Carbondale City Hall: 1 […]

Jesuit Takeover 2: History Continued

by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, 1942: A pioneer staff of around 20 Jesuits arrived at the indebted University of Scranton at a time of dwindling enrollment and uncertainty over seas. Frank Homer, University of Scranton historian, said their arrival came at what was still the beginning of the war. […]

White Supremacist Stickers Denounced

Joshua Rudolph removed this sticker from a post outside Alumni Memorial Hall Sunday. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., denounced stickers a University of Scranton student noticed defacing campus near Alumni Memorial Hall Sunday. Joshua Rudolph, ’21, said he was going into work at the end […]

Pennsylvania Parks to Ease Post-Quarantine Pains

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The University of Scranton resumed in-person instruction Wednesday following two weeks of remote classes. For students stretching their legs and leaving their dorms for the first time in a long time, Pennsylvania parks may provide some relief. 1. Nay Aug Park The most well-known park in the […]

New York Times Reporter, Scranton Mayor Cite Empathy, Trust as

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities welcomed Mayor Paige Cognetti and New York Times senior writer Eric Schmitt for a virtual lecture in the center’s Humanities in Action series Wednesday. Julie Schumacher Cohen, assistant vice president for community engagement and government affairs at the […]

University Introduces New Political Science Club

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has approved a new club: The Political Science Club. Sophomore accounting major, Ryan Hammer, started the Political Science Club. Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Michael Allison, advises the club. For a club to be official at the University, it must obtain approval from […]

What’s Going On In The Scranton City Council

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The City of Scranton has faced many issues surrounding the pandemic, business closures, revenue depletion, and most recently the return of students to the city. City of Scranton councilmember Jessica Rothchild said many cities across the country are struggling with financial loss both in economic activity and […]

Scranton Socializing Not Canceled in 2020

via Scranton Fringe Festival Facebook page by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – As businesses shutter their doors, event halls cancel lineups and the University of Scranton continues its second week of a two-week online instruction period, students say they struggle finding things to look forward to. Several businesses and events in Scranton would […]