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 […]

Fall Sports Spring Into Action, But What Does That Look

Fall Sports Spring Into Action, But What Does That Look Like? by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – COVID-19 has put the fall sports season for the Landmark Conference, as well as many other conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), on hold, leaving many questions. University of Scranton Director of Athletics Dave […]

Partners in Health Panel Open to All

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The founders of Partners in Health are hosting a virtual panel to discuss global health and social justice. All university students are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Registration for the panel is free and can be done here. Partners in Health is a […]

Flu Shot Fridays in Full Effect

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton Center For Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) is offering Flu Shot Fridays throughout October. Campus Flu Shot Clinics will administer discounted flu shots to University students 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 and 16. The shots, which regularly cost $28, will […]

Dinner a Day: A One Week Guide to a College

by Gabriela Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – I am in no way a professional chef, but I get by. I have culminated five dinner dishes that I think are delicious. They are low budget and for the most part uses ingredients you can find in your fridge or pantry. Not to mention they are […]

Off Campus Students React to Quarantine Meal Plan Options

Seniors Anna Donnelly and Mazie Stiles at the food tent on Quincy Avenue. by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Once the initial shock of being placed in quarantine settles in, the first question many students have is, “How am I going to eat?” At the University of Scranton, students living in dorms didn’t […]