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OPINION: The women’s basketball team is in the midst of a historic season, racking up many accolades, setting program re...
03/08/2024

OPINION: The women’s basketball team is in the midst of a historic season, racking up many accolades, setting program records and continuing to pile on wins. But, there is an area out of their control that seems to be lacking: support from the student section.

The men’s basketball team has not had a single home game this season with less than 1,000 people in attendance, according to the SJU Athletics website. The women’s team, however, did not have a crowd hit 1,000 until their second to last home game of the season Feb. 24 against Rhode Island (1,222).

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📝 by Mia Messina ’25/The Hawk
📸 Courtesy of SJU Athletics

Three-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-American lacrosse player Katie Detwiler was added ...
03/07/2024

Three-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s All-American lacrosse player Katie Detwiler was added to the women’s lacrosse coaching staff in August. As a former defensive player of the year, she is an expert on the defensive side of the field and an experienced and knowledgeable player-turned-coach. Detwiler received a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2022 and a master’s degree last May in emerging media, both from Loyola University Maryland. The Hawk sat down with Detwiler to learn more about her new position with the team.

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📝 by Zach Podolnick ’26/The Hawk
📸 Courtesy of SJU Athletics

Sony’s latest scheme to squeeze every last drop of value from the “Spider-Man” IP, “Madame Web” follows Cassandra Webb a...
03/06/2024

Sony’s latest scheme to squeeze every last drop of value from the “Spider-Man” IP, “Madame Web” follows Cassandra Webb as she struggles to protect three teenagers from a super-powered maniac while coming to terms with her emerging psychic powers. Directed by S.J. Clarkson and written by a team consisting of Clarkson, Claire Parker, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the film stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced and Tahar Rahim. It is currently playing exclusively in theaters.

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📝 by Jaylen Dotson ’21/The Hawk
🎨 by Stephanie Savela ’25/The Hawk

Ron Tarver’s love and passion for photography started as a child and has blossomed into a successful career that has ear...
03/05/2024

Ron Tarver’s love and passion for photography started as a child and has blossomed into a successful career that has earned him a shared 2012 Pulitzer Prize win for a series where he focused on school violence in the Philadelphia public school system, as well as three other Pulitzer Prize nominations. His work ranges from photographing Black cowboys in urban communities to the drug crisis in North Philadelphia.

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📝 by Hannah Madeya ’24/The Hawk
📸 Courtesy of Ron Tarver

Student volunteers from the St. Joe’s chapter of Circle K International, a student-led service group, and the Student So...
03/04/2024

Student volunteers from the St. Joe’s chapter of Circle K International, a student-led service group, and the Student Society of Medical Laboratory Scientists (SSMLS) gathered Feb. 23 for an annual project devoted to helping those experiencing homelessness.

Students who attended the event, which took place in the McNeil Science and Technology Center on the University City campus, assembled hygiene kits to combat cold and flu symptoms for people who are unhoused.

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📝 by Gavin Kuebler ’25/The Hawk
📸 by Gavin Kuebler ’25/The Hawk

Savannah Warner ’24 often finds herself scrolling through the Grubhub app, despite having an entire cabinet stocked with...
03/03/2024

Savannah Warner ’24 often finds herself scrolling through the Grubhub app, despite having an entire cabinet stocked with food. As the essays and assignments start to pile up, the urge to give up on cooking and pick up Wendy’s grows.

Growing up in a household where takeout was more the rule than the exception, her relationship with cooking is a complicated one. While she enjoys it when she has the time, she tends to lean toward the easier, and often more unhealthy, alternative.

This habit of eating out, though very delicious, is expensive. So for one week, she set out to eat only home-cooked food.

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📝 by Savannah Warner ’24/The Hawk
📸 by Madeline Williams ’26/The Hawk

OPINION: Every college first-year student knows the feeling of being bombarded with questions such as, “How’s school?” w...
03/02/2024

OPINION: Every college first-year student knows the feeling of being bombarded with questions such as, “How’s school?” when they see their family for the first time since moving out. McKenna Graham’s typical “go-to” response has been, “It’s an adjustment, but I like it,” or, when in doubt, “It’s good.” But what has it actually been like to be a first-year student? She can sum up her experience thus far in one word: change.

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📝 by McKenna Graham ’27
🎨 by Stephanie Savela ’25

OPINION: Coral reefs, one of the most important ecosystems on the planet, are currently experiencing a global decline du...
03/01/2024

OPINION: Coral reefs, one of the most important ecosystems on the planet, are currently experiencing a global decline due to climate change and other human activities, and they are estimated to disappear by 2050 if the climate conditions continue to worsen. These ecosystems take up less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet host roughly 25% of known marine species. They have the appropriate nickname of “rainforests of the sea” due to their vast array of colors, shapes and life they support.

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📝 by Nick Sanders ’24
🎨 by Cara Halligan ’25

A webinar for St. Joe’s Feb. 13 Day of Dialogue was disrupted by several students making disrespectful comments in the c...
03/01/2024

A webinar for St. Joe’s Feb. 13 Day of Dialogue was disrupted by several students making disrespectful comments in the chat. The session “Hair Politics in the Workplace” was hosted by Megan V. Green, a hair activist, educator and founder of Crownworkshop, which provides educational programming, workshops and accessories, according to the Crownworkshop official website.

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📝 by Hannah Pajtis ’26/The Hawk
📸 Courtesy of The Hawk

Representatives from St. Joe’s updated members of the Spruce Hill Community Association (SHCA) about plans for the Unive...
02/29/2024

Representatives from St. Joe’s updated members of the Spruce Hill Community Association (SHCA) about plans for the University City campus at the SHCA’s Feb. 13 monthly meeting.

The 24-acre UCity campus is part of the Spruce Hill neighborhood in West Philadelphia.

Community members were shown a slideshow presentation outlining upcoming building closures and potential uses for the property and were invited to provide feedback.

Phase two of St. Joe’s plans, according to the slides, involves closing England Library and Wilson Student Center as well as Whitecar Hall, Rosenberger Hall, Alumni Hall and 4140 Warehouse, which houses Freshens Fresh Food Kitchen and a study lounge. Griffith Hall will no longer house academic services, only administrative offices, according to the slides. No timeline was offered for when the buildings would be vacated.

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📝 by Vincent Kornacki ’25/The Hawk
📸 by Madeline Williams ’26/The Hawk

Meadow Monticello ’26 decided she wanted a Hawk Wrap for dinner one night last semester. She went through the ordering p...
02/29/2024

Meadow Monticello ’26 decided she wanted a Hawk Wrap for dinner one night last semester. She went through the ordering process on the Hawk Eats Mobile Order app and received a message saying her order would be ready in 30 minutes. After nearly an hour, she finally received her meal.

When Monticello bit into her wrap, though, there was no chicken or sauce inside. Instead, the sandwich contained only lettuce, onions and a single frozen blueberry.

Monticello is not alone.

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📝 by Vincent Kornacki ’25/The Hawk
📸 by Allie Miller ’24/The Hawk

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Mia Messina ’25 won first place in the Sports Story category for “Evening the score:...
02/28/2024

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Mia Messina ’25 won first place in the Sports Story category for “Evening the score: College women making strides in sports journalism” and received an honorable mention in the Sports Story category for “Lack of pool access part of St. Joe’s swimming history.” Congrats Mia!

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Natalie Nevins ’24 won second place in the Sports Story category for “Former athlete...
02/28/2024

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Natalie Nevins ’24 won second place in the Sports Story category for “Former athlete creates mental health storytelling platform.” Congrats Natalie!

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Max Kelly ’24 received an honorable mention in the Feature Photo category for “Indoo...
02/28/2024

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Max Kelly ’24 received an honorable mention in the Feature Photo category for “Indoor skatepark teaches skill and spirit of skating.” Congrats Max!

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Allie Miller ’24, Luke Sanelli ’26 and Mackenzie Allen ’23 won first place in the Ex...
02/28/2024

2024 Student Keystone Media Awards: Allie Miller ’24, Luke Sanelli ’26 and Mackenzie Allen ’23 won first place in the Excellence in Reporting on DEI category for their LGBTQIA+ stories. Congrats Allie, Luke and Mackenzie!

Mackenzie Allen Photo: Rachel Glickman Photography

The Hawk Newspaper won six awards in the 2024 Student Keystone Media Awards.The Hawk’s Oct. 25, 2023 special housing iss...
02/28/2024

The Hawk Newspaper won six awards in the 2024 Student Keystone Media Awards.

The Hawk’s Oct. 25, 2023 special housing issue won second place in the Public Service/Enterprise Package category. Congratulations to all The Hawk staff who worked on this issue, and to this issue’s senior contributors: Mindy Choi ’25, Vincent Kornacki ’25, Savannah Warner ’24, Allie Miller ’24 and Ally Engelbert ’25!

A serial thief has allegedly stolen multiple backpacks across the Hawk Hill campus since the beginning of the semester. ...
02/28/2024

A serial thief has allegedly stolen multiple backpacks across the Hawk Hill campus since the beginning of the semester.

There have been nine reported on-campus thefts since the semester officially began Jan. 16, at least six of which were allegedly committed by the same individual, wrote David Finnie, assistant vice president of the Office of Public Safety & Security, in response to written questions from The Hawk.

A majority of the thefts were crimes of opportunity, which “only [take] seconds to commit,” Finnie wrote.

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📝 by Ally Engelbert ’25/The Hawk
🎨 by Ally Engelbert ’25/The Hawk

St. Joe’s posted an announcement Feb. 12 notifying students on Hawk Hill that all cars parked on Cardinal Avenue must be...
02/28/2024

St. Joe’s posted an announcement Feb. 12 notifying students on Hawk Hill that all cars parked on Cardinal Avenue must be moved by 6 a.m. Feb. 13 or they would be courtesy towed due to nearby subsurface blasting for the construction of a new residence hall.

The towing announcement came too late for Chloe Palm-Rittle ’26, who had her car towed from Cardinal Avenue Feb. 7. While she was later told by the Office of Student Life that sidewalk signs were set up and flyers were placed on the windshields of parked cars, Palm-Rittle did not receive a warning.

“I’m sure there were signs, just not very visible signs that people paid attention to,” Palm-Rittle said. “And as for the flyers on windshields, I did not receive one prior to my car being towed. I received one Saturday or Friday night, after the towing occurred.”

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📝 by Max Kelly ’24/The Hawk
📸 by Max Kelly ’24/The Hawk

As prospective St. Joe’s students and their guests were arriving on Hawk Hill Feb. 25 for Admitted Students Day, Merion ...
02/28/2024

As prospective St. Joe’s students and their guests were arriving on Hawk Hill Feb. 25 for Admitted Students Day, Merion Hall wasn’t ready: Trash cans sat unemptied and bathroom floors and stall doors were in need of deep cleaning.

While the trash cans were eventually emptied and bathrooms wiped down by mid-morning of Admitted Students Day, for St. Joe’s housekeeping workers, putting their best foot forward has been routinely difficult since at least 2020.

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📝 by Vincent Kornacki ’25/The Hawk
📸 by The Hawk

There have been no shortage of milestones for St. Joe’s this season, and junior Mackenzie Smith added to the list Feb. 1...
02/27/2024

There have been no shortage of milestones for St. Joe’s this season, and junior Mackenzie Smith added to the list Feb. 14 when she scored her 1,000th career point.

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📝 by Mia Messina ’25/The Hawk
📸 by Madeline Williams ’26/The Hawk

The Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers and catchers reported to the Phillies’ training facility at BayCare Ballpark in Clea...
02/26/2024

The Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers and catchers reported to the Phillies’ training facility at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida Feb. 14.

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📝 by Chris Sletvold ’26/ The Hawk
🎨 by Mindy Choi ’25/The Hawk

Natalia Pereira ’24 is not a morning person, but her fitness instructor-running-enthusiast mom is, so she figured she’d ...
02/25/2024

Natalia Pereira ’24 is not a morning person, but her fitness instructor-running-enthusiast mom is, so she figured she’d give the early morning workouts a try for a week and see what the hype is all about.

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📝 by Natalia Pereira ’24
📸 by Natalia Pereira ’24

“Argylle” is an irreverent parody of the spy genre about a mild-mannered author dragged into the bizarre and dangerous w...
02/25/2024

“Argylle” is an irreverent parody of the spy genre about a mild-mannered author dragged into the bizarre and dangerous world of espionage when her fictional novels start to mirror real-life events.

CineHawk reviewer Jaylen Dotson ’21 rated the film 7/10 Hawks.

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📝 by Jaylen Dotson ’21/The Hawk
🎨 by Cara Halligan ’25/The Hawk

Back in 1974, Dorothea Gamble dreamed of one day opening her very own boutique. In 2018, that dream became a reality whe...
02/24/2024

Back in 1974, Dorothea Gamble dreamed of one day opening her very own boutique. In 2018, that dream became a reality when she and her business partner, Dagmar Mitchell, opened Trunc, a gift shop and lifestyle store.

Gamble and Mitchell founded the store as a way to provide a platform for artisans of diverse backgrounds to sell their products and have the opportunity to make a living doing the work they love.

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📝 by Hannah Madeya ’24/The Hawk
📸 by Madeline Williams ’26/The Hawk

OPINIONS: Last month, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.Tap ...
02/24/2024

OPINIONS: Last month, Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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📝 by Taylor Stech ’25/The Hawk
🎨by Ally Engelbert ’25/The Hawk

OPINIONS: In Pakistan’s general election Feb. 8, the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) won 93 seats, a plurality in th...
02/23/2024

OPINIONS: In Pakistan’s general election Feb. 8, the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI) won 93 seats, a plurality in the National Assembly.

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📝 by Jake Richfield ’27/The Hawk
🎨by Ally Engelbert ’25/The Hawk

OPINIONS: Almost any St. Joe’s student would agree that there is a serious lack of trust in the Office of Public Safety ...
02/23/2024

OPINIONS: Almost any St. Joe’s student would agree that there is a serious lack of trust in the Office of Public Safety & Security among students. This breakdown in trust doesn’t just result in a litany of individual negative outcomes, it also makes the entire St. Joe’s community less safe.

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📝 by Jimmy Janco ’25
🎨 by Cara Halligan ’25/The Hawk

Helena Sims ’25 considers herself an average student. She wants to be a better student, though, and change some of her b...
02/22/2024

Helena Sims ’25 considers herself an average student. She wants to be a better student, though, and change some of her bad habits, so she came up with a plan for her personal “be a good student week.”

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📝 by Helena Sims ’25
📸 by Madeline Williams ’26/The Hawk

Sara Melley ‘23, M.A. ‘24 was appointed assistant director of Faith-Justice Institute at the end of last semester. The H...
02/22/2024

Sara Melley ‘23, M.A. ‘24 was appointed assistant director of Faith-Justice Institute at the end of last semester. The Hawk sat down with Melley to learn more about her new role.

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📝by Savannah Warner ‘24/The Hawk
📸by Madeline Williams ‘26/The Hawk

The SJU Theatre Company will perform “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Feb. 21-25 in the Bluett Theatre.Tap the link in our bio ...
02/21/2024

The SJU Theatre Company will perform “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Feb. 21-25 in the Bluett Theatre.

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📝 by Vincent Kornacki ’25/The Hawk
📸 by Leah Catlyn ’27/The Hawk

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