Dependent Students Appeal to Parents for Stimulus Assistance

Dependent Students Appeal to Parents for Stimulus Assistance by James Leonard | Staff Writer SCRANTON — Students across campus are lobbying for stimulus checks from their parents. With the American Rescue Plan now in effect and stimulus checks being distributed across the country, college-age adults whose parents or caretakers filed them as dependents are not […]

The Pandemic Perk You’ll Miss: Cheaper Gas

The Pandemic Perk You’ll Miss: Cheaper Gas by Ann Siock | Staff Writer SCRANTON — Gas prices have been rising at their fastest rate since 2017 following the storm that hit the midwestern and southern states in late February. Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at the University Iordanis Petsas, Ph.D., said this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conjuring Memories of Scranton’s, The Exorcist’s Jason Miller

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jason Miller is the man behind the Father Damien Karras mask in The Exorcist, a film now celebrated as one of the most profitable horror movies of all time, according to Town & Country Magazine. He is also an alumnus of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]