Virtual Learning Satisfaction Survey

Virtual Learning Satisfaction Survey Please fill out this anonymous survey to help us collect information about the past year of virtual learning! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxLquLmgxQyn0cYsFeaZwPUWiYTldA2ylq5qfEkHC7U6So3Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

University of Scranton Marks One Year Since Start of Online

University of Scranton Marks One Year Since Start of Online Learning by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Today marks one year since the start of the University of Scranton’s 2020 spring break, when students who had planned on departing the Hill Section for beach trips or much-needed breaks got more than they […]

Pandemic-Appropriate Internships Give Practical Experience to Hard-Hit PCPS

Pandemic-Appropriate Internships Give Practical Experience to Hard-Hit PCPS by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Students in the Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) are gaining their hands-on experience in person this semester, despite the pandemic causing conflict for the personal-contact reliant majors. Last semester looked a bit different for students in PCPS. Many […]

Local Pharmacies Recruit Students for Temporary Work

Area Pharmacies Recruit Students for Temporary Work by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – Local pharmacies and medical practices are hiring students for temporary COVID-19 data entry jobs. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is launching a program which uses students to enter information and confirm vaccine appointments. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid […]

Pennsylvania Native, CrossFit CEO Named On Positive Impact List

Pennsylvania Native, CrossFit CEO Named On Positive Impact List by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – BarBend, a media company for strength sports news, has released a comprehensive list of 20 sports personalities that have positively impacted the industry, including Pennsylvania native Eric Roza, who is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CrossFit. Almost five years […]

Scranton Hopeful For Summer Study Abroad

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – Associate Director of the Office of Global Education Kara Bishop said University of Scranton students are not permitted to study abroad in most major locations during the spring 2021 semester. All students who had a study abroad trip planned for spring 2021 have been asked to reschedule to a later […]

University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results

University Suspends Campus Access Pending Negative Test Results by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON — University of Scranton Student Life will deactivate Royal Card access to campus buildings and facilities this week for those who have not submitted proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result via their Student Health Portal within 72 […]

How The Pandemic Has Affected U.S. Food Insecurity

How The Pandemic Has Affected U.S. Food Insecurity by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Aquinas Editor in Chief Kelsey Wynn sits down with University junior and journalism student, Vince Genova, and Maura Mark, director of community services at United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC), to discuss factors leading to hungry […]

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 […]

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 […]