Category : National

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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 households across the nation in 2020. Listen here: […]

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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 […]

CommunityNationalNewsPolitics

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 […]

Campus LifeNational

Pennies Today, Prepared Tomorrow

by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON – Professors at The University of Scranton are encouraging students to begin making investments, even if it is just a few pennies per day. Christos Paraginas, Ph.D., an economics and finance professor at the University, said that making mistakes is part of investing, and making them early on […]

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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 […]

CommunityNationalSports

Willie Mays Aikens to Speak with U of S Students

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – Former MLB player Willie Mays Aikens will be The University’s next Humanities in Action lecturer in an upcoming virtual panel. Aikens is interested in speaking with the youth, specifically in higher education, about his life experiences with the Kansas City Royals, but more importantly as an African […]

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University Website Includes Diversity Initiative

by Maggie Westerman | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has launched a Diversity and Inclusion website in accordance with their continued efforts to raise community awareness. The website, which can be found under the “About Us” tab on the University’s website, features resources, ways to report, educational efforts and previous announcements made […]

CommunityNationalPolitics

Biden Adds Hometown Town Hall to Campaign Trail

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton for a town hall next week, CNN announced Thursday. The town hall will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on several digital steaming and listening CNN platforms, including CNN en Español, CNN […]