Spring Fest Has Arrived!

Spring Fest Has Arrived!

Christi Villareale, Contributing writer

April 20, 2016


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What do a wing-off, a carnival and SubZero ice cream all have in common? They’re all part of Saint Francis’ 2016 Spring Fest! The event is scheduled for April 20-23. SFU’s Student Activities Organization (SAO) has a wide variety of events scheduled to pique any student’s interests. The...

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discussion

Dominick Palguta, Contributing writer

April 15, 2016


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Inside Out, a Golden Globe Award-winning animated film, takes an inward approach to understanding our mental processes by providing characters to replicate four basic human emotions—fear, joy, sadness and anger. SFU students viewed the film earlier this month and then conducted a brief discussi...

Former Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Representative to speak at Mock Republican Convention

Former Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Representative to speak at Mock Republican Convention

Amanda Schiavo, Editor

April 8, 2016


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The tradition of holding a Mock National Convention every four years at Saint Francis originated in 1960. Keeping with this tradition, the 2016 Mock Republican Convention will welcome elected officials to deliver addresses to rally attendees and raise awareness during this political season. The...

Forthcoming website redesign intended to attract students

Forthcoming website redesign intended to attract students

Christi Villareale, Contributing writer

April 8, 2016


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The Saint Francis marketing department has been hard at work redesigning the University’s website, which is set to launch in early May. The last redesign was about four years ago, according to Marie Young, SFU’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “Technology just changes so quickly,”...

Phi Lambda Psi spaghetti dinner raises more than $1,600 for charity

Phi Lambda Psi spaghetti dinner raises more than $1,600 for charity

Rebecca Larkins, Contributing writer

April 8, 2016


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The Phi Lambda Psi sorority hosted its annual Spaghetti Dinner on March 30 and the annual event was a success. Torvian Dining Hall catered food from DelGrosso Foods and other donors, which members of the sorority served. They prepared approximately 100 pounds of spaghetti to feed dinner guests. The...

Performances of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ draw Praise

Shelby Bowen, Contributing writer

April 8, 2016


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The Department of Fine Arts presented a retelling of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in four showings at JFK Auditorium on March 31-April 2. The story explores the life of Anne, her family and other Jewish citizens living in hiding in the German-occupied Netherlands at the height of the Nazi regime. Hayden Elliott played the l...

Saturday’s Mock Convention: a preview of “raucous” GOP event to come?

Saturday’s Mock Convention: a preview of “raucous” GOP event to come?

Matt Conrad, Contributing writer

April 8, 2016


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A Saint Francis tradition looks to demystify the world of presidential politics and make the election year a little more interesting for the University community. The 2016 Mock Republican Convention will be held in the JFK Student Center on Saturday, April 9. Since its first iteration in 1960, the...

The Diary of Anne Frank completes four-show run

The Diary of Anne Frank completes four-show run

March 31, 2016


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  Directed by F. J. Hartland Cast Anne Frank………………………………Hayden Elliott Otto Frank……….………………………...Luke Haskins Edith Frank……….…………………..…Colleen Naeger Margot Frank…….…………………...….Jamie Houston ...

SFU Students to Make Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

Emma Catalano, Contributing writer

March 22, 2016


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A group of SFU students will travel to Washington, D.C., on April 2 to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Saint John Paul II Shrine. “You don’t have to go a thousand miles to go on a pilgrimage,” said Paul Girardi, SFU’s associate director of Campus...

Full Slate of Events During LGBTQ Awareness Week

Full Slate of Events During LGBTQ Awareness Week

Amanda Schiavo, Editor

March 19, 2016


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Saint Francis University’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Awareness Week took place during the week of March 7. The events, which concluded on March 11, were sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters. “This is a Catholic university, but it is a Franciscan university,”...

Panel Addresses LGBTQ Issues on Campus

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2016


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A Franciscan priest, faculty members and student served on an LGBTQ panel and led a discussion on this topic on March 11 in Padua Hall. The panel discussion was part of LGBTQ Awareness Week, which included four days of events. Approximately 20 students attended the panel discussion. Panel members ...

Norovirus Hits Campus Hard

Janiece Morton, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2016


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Just days before students at Saint Francis University (SFU) left campus for Spring Break, an aggressive virus infected a number of students. After waiting a week for test results to come back, it was confirmed that the Norovirus had hit the University. Students who contracted the virus suffered...

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