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 […]

From Quarantine to Remote… And Quarantine Again

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – When the University of Scranton announced a two-week pause beginning on Sept. 16, students began gearing up for the shift to online learning. For many students, however, remote learning was already all too familiar. According to the University’s Health and Safety email from Sept. 7, 260 students […]

October Commencement Canceled

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has canceled planned class of 2020 commencement celebrations scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 amid growing coronavirus concerns. The University released the notice of cancelation in an email to the class of 2020 from Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of the […]

University Switches to Targeted Testing Approach

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton is implementing a new approach to testing that will target the most heavily affected groups. Stan Zygmunt, director of news and media relations, said that the university is aiming to conduct 1,200 screening tests per week. These tests will primarily be offered to groups […]

Two Weeks of Remote Learning to Begin Sept. 16

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University will pause in-person classes for a period of two weeks, beginning Sept. 16 and ending Sept. 30, University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., announced today. All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Most classes […]

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 […]