Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, Sports

Men’s volleyball player Hayden Herc has been selected to represent Saint Francis on the Loretto Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for providing services to area residents. “We are excited about the opportunity for Hayden, not only to represent SFU Athletics, but also the entire...

Changes coming to JFK

Changes coming to JFK

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The Saint Francis Student Government Association (SGA), in cooperation with University officials, conducted a survey regarding meal offerings at SFU last year. According to SGA officials, as a result of the findings from this survey, there are plans to renovate JFK. These renovations include the...

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis celebrated its annual Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 2 with a slew of volunteer projects involving over 500 students in the Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin, Ebensburg and surrounding areas. The goal of RED Day is for members of the SFU family to reach out to the local community. With...

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

September is suicide awareness month and, in conjunction with this awareness period, the SFU Counseling Center hosted a viewing of a documentary titled “It’s Real” on Sept. 18. “Our hope is that it helps to educate students, to help them dismiss the stigma surrounding mental health issues,”...

Blue Stockings Society hosts first masculinity panel

Blue Stockings Society hosts first masculinity panel

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Co-president of Blue Stockings Society, Harry Olafsen, conducted a discussion panel on April 23 dealing with masculinity and its portrayal between both genders. Freshman occupational therapy and women’s studies major Sydney Missouri moderated this event. The panel featured several faculty members...

Preview: SFU’s PROOF cast details the process of the play

Preview: SFU’s PROOF cast details the process of the play

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, The Arts

The cast of Saint Francis University’s upcoming play, 'Proof', describes the process of preparing for the final showings of the play. “It’s been great,” said freshman Biology major Jack Weidner. “There are only four people in the cast, so it’s really nice that we are producing [the play].” Lindsay...

SFU event discusses activism with focus on women, safety

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Blue Stockings Society hosted an event on Tuesday, Feb. 20, that focused on advocacy for women in relation to the college lifestyle. Argentina Bonilla, senior women’s studies and sociology major, and Lynne Banks, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, presented on ways in which students...

Student’s sign leads to her being asked to leave SFU function

Student’s sign leads to her being asked to leave SFU function

Isaiah Holbrook, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The March for Life event has been an annual assembly on Saint Francis University’s campus mall for several years. Although the event embraces pro-life philosophies, a student wanted to raise awareness of saving and protecting a different type of life. On Monday, Jan 22., senior Argentina Bonilla,...

SFU celebrates Chinese New Year

SFU celebrates Chinese New Year

Joe Zhou, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

International Student Programs (ISP) at SFU held its second Chinese New Year celebration in the Vista Room of Schwab Hall on Thursday, February 8. More than 80 people, including faculty, SFU students and Chinese students from local high schools, joined this event to celebrate the Year of Dog for Chinese...

The Commuter Life

Jacob Stevens, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Opinion

Being a commuter student can be difficult.  One of the most important things a college student can do, aside from get good grades, is meet new people, join clubs or sports, or just put him or herself out of a comfort zone.  Not living on campus can certainly limit your on-campus opportunities, but...

SFU hosts event in recognition of human trafficking awareness month

Isaiah Holbrook

January 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

On Monday, January 22, SFU Residence Life and Title IX Office held an event in DiSepio to highlight the criminal act of human sex trafficking that’s occurring worldwide. Guest Speaker Sherrill Rudy, a representative for a local non-profit organization called Living in Liberty, discussed the dangers...

Caffeine in College Life

Caffeine in College Life

Payton Huber, Staff writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Caffeine, as most of us know, is a chemical substance used in a number of forms to keep us awake and alert. It is a staple in most college students’ diets and continues to remain part of everyday life even after graduation. But why is this? Why is caffeine the go-to substance for so many people worldwide?...

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