Narduzzi, Nguyen Named 2020 Mr. and Ms. Frankie Award Winners

Narduzzi, Nguyen Named 2020 Mr. and Ms. Frankie Award Winners

Marina Misitano, Editor

May 18, 2020

Nursing major Tommy Nguyen and Communications major Teresa Narduzzi were recently named the Mr. and Ms. Frankie award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. The Mr. and Ms. Frankie candidates are voted on by members of the SFU Senior Class and are students who exemplify scholarship, leadership, achievement...

Challenges of Completing Coursework From Home

Challenges of Completing Coursework From Home

Marina Misitano, Editor

April 23, 2020

Over the last month, students have transitioned from in-person classes on campus to virtual classes in their homes. This transition has affected the lives of many students, families and faculty members. Some students live across the country. “I have to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for my 9:30 a.m. classes...

Administration Makes Right Call on Graduation Ceremony

Administration Makes Right Call on Graduation Ceremony

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Francis is one of many schools that had to change its graduation ceremony plans. A virtual graduation for seniors on Mother’s Day was initially discussed by administrators. Although students were at home in their virtual learning environments when this idea was...

The Importance of Social Distancing

The Importance of Social Distancing

Dasha Kirby, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

By now, we have all heard a lot about the severity of COVID-19. Whether you take that with a grain of salt or are very anxious about the virus, research shows that it is not going anywhere any time soon. With the media and medical professionals taking hold of the issue, and with social media playing...

Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Coming back from Spring Break, many Saint Francis students were ready to finish the spring semester strong. Talk of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was scattered across campus, but no one took it too seriously. Within a week, however, things changed quickly around the world and at SFU. Athletics...

English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

English and Communications Major Wins National Writing Award

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Freshman English and Communications major Scott Riner has received a national award for a short story he wrote titled “The Grandfather Clock.”  This annual writing contest is sponsored by Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Scholastic Honor Society.  Religious Studies professor Rosemary Be...

University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

University Announces Catholic Student Community “Alta Via”

Scott Riner, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Campus Ministry is launching a Catholic student community. Alta Via, which means “the highway” in Latin, will provide the opportunity for a select group of students to grow in their faith through this initiative. The program will launch in the fall semester. “Alta Via comes from a path thro...

Student-Athletes Participate in “Read-Across-America Week”

Student-Athletes Participate in “Read-Across-America Week”

Halie Murphy, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Student-athletes volunteered their time to read books to area elementary school students in celebration of “Read-Across-America Week” earlier this month.  Read-Across-America Week, a national event intended to encourage reading, was created to engage, motivate and make children feel welcome in thei...

Students “Become That Someone” on Spring Break Mission Trips to Florida, Ecuador and the Bahamas

Students “Become That Someone” on Spring Break Mission Trips to Florida, Ecuador and the Bahamas

Marina Misitano, Editor

March 19, 2020

Several groups traveled to Florida, Ecuador and the Bahamas through the HUGS (Helping the Underprivileged by Giving our Service) Program over Spring Break. A group of 10 students and two chaperones traveled to Kissimmee, Florida, to volunteer at Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village.  At the villag...

Football Announces 2020 Non-Conference Schedule

Football Announces 2020 Non-Conference Schedule

Jason Brown, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

SFU will open the 2020 season with three non-conference games before finishing the season with eight straight Northeast Conference contests.  Last season, the team finished with a final record of 6-6. Three of those losses came in overtime in NEC games.  The Red Flash will open the season on S...

Classes to be Conducted Remotely Beginning March 18 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Classes to be Conducted Remotely Beginning March 18 Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Courtesy of the University's Marketing and Communications Office: University President Father Malachi Van Tassell announced that the school will move to remote instruction, beginning March 18, in response to the global Coronavirus outbreak. Below is Father Malachi's message that was shared with ...

Men’s Basketball Headed to NEC Championship Game

Men's Basketball Headed to NEC Championship Game

March 7, 2020

Courtesy of Saint Francis Athletics Communications: The men's basketball team will make its third Northeast Conference Championship appearance in the last four seasons after taking down Sacred Heart, 84-72, in Saturday's NEC semifinal game at the Stokes Center. Northeast Conference Player-of-the-Year Isaiah B...

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