Motivational speaker highlights MLK Day

Motivational speaker highlights MLK Day

Dani Gryckiewicz

February 16, 2015

Author, film-maker and motivational speaker Dr. Robert Lemon addressed the Saint Francis community on Martin Luther King Day, January 19. Lemon was born into a poor family “on the wrong side of the tracks.” He struggled as a child, eventually dropping out of school to join the United States Air Force. Now, after Lemon is focused on giv...

Project Purple again takes aim at substance abuse

Project Purple again takes aim at substance abuse

Maria Kline

February 12, 2015

Project Purple, a week-long event to raise awareness for substance abuse, took place on campus from Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31. The week was full of events that included student involvement in signing pledges, three guest speakers who spoke about their lives as addicts, and Purple Day where everyone on campus was t...

Environmental film series raises awareness

Mason Weir, Reporter

December 1, 2014

SFU students have been given the opportunity to learn more about issues regarding fossil fuel production and consumption, as well as the importance of nurturing a healthy planet, in an environmental film series organized by professor of psychology Sara King. The films are meant to: emphasize recent...

Second go-round of SFU’s “Dancing With the Stars” a success

Cecelia MacDonald, Editor

December 1, 2014

After three rounds of intense performances, Irene Grysiak and Josh Luciew won this year’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition at Saint Francis. DWTS returned for a second time to campus after enormous success last year, drawing over 200 viewers each week. The event was hosted by the Dance...

Scheduling season arrives at SFU

Jordan Gorsuch, Reporter

November 24, 2014

Scheduling season began at Saint Francis on Nov. 10 with the usual trepidation and tumult, as students attempted to craft their desired spring schedules, with faculty advisers and staff in the Registrar’s Office assisting them in an effort to make the process as stress-free as possible. “First...

New dining options announced at Town Hall

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Assistant Editor

November 20, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) announced the possibility of new dining options at their annual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Looking into the future SGA hopes to improve student meal plans by possibility creating a roll over plan; whatever meals you don’t use will carry...

Homecoming preview

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor

October 28, 2014

It’s that time of the year again: Homecoming. Many great events will take place during this year’s Homecoming. The event will kick off Thursday, October 30 and end Saturday, November 1. Homecoming’s kickoff party will be Wednesday, October 29 in JFK lounge from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Thursday...

Batman scheduled to appear on campus

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor

October 27, 2014

Saint Francis University is excited to announce Batflash Week.  Batflash 2014 is coming to Loretto on November 7, 2014. The event will feature real world Batman, Lenny B. Robinson. Robinson was a wealthy man who decided to dress up in a $5,000 dollar Batman costume and visit children with life threatening...

Rampersad works hard to ensure success of multicultural day

Matt Crawford, Reporter

October 15, 2014

Natalie Rampersad is a long way from home and she appreciates the opportunity to celebrate some of her country’s traditions. So much so that she has taken the lead role in organizing SFU’s annual Multicultural Day, which was celebrated on the mall on Sept. 26. A junior biology and pre-pharmacy...

Simulation raises awareness about poverty

Janiece Morton, Reporter

October 8, 2014

Participants of a simulation had the opportunity to walk in the shoes of someone living in poverty. Paula Craw, SFU’s Director of Service Learning, first brought the simulation to the University in January. Craw participated in a poverty simulation in Johnstown and belongs to a “poverty network”...

Famous YouTube blogger attends SFU

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor

October 3, 2014

Saint Francis University’s student body includes one famous YouTube blogger Matthew Crawford. To many he isn’t known as Matthew Crawford, but instead Tekking101, which is his famous YouTube Channel. Crawford’s YouTube Channel is reviews of chapters of particular comic book series. He releases...

Join “Reaching Every Door” in serving the community

Leah Kessler, Reporter

September 30, 2014

Reaching Every Door’s (RED) annual day of service is scheduled for Oct. 1. Students of all years and majors can register online at RED is now led by the Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority. “The purpose of RED is so that students here at Saint Francis can go out and make an impact...

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