Why Choosing St. Joseph’s University Is the Greatest Decision You’ll Ever Make

Two years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life. I decided to attend St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and I’ve loved every second of it. There are many reasons I love St. Joseph’s, but here are my top ten favorite reasons.

10. The School Spirit

Although we do not have a football team our school spirit is unsurpassable. Our amazing basketball team always packs a full house and the games are always a great time.

9. Barbelin

Barbelin, or Barb, is one of the most iconic places on campus, and for good reason. This gorgeous building stuns me every day and has the most beautiful courtyard for studying on sunny spring days.

8. The Hawk

We have the best mascot. The Hawk Will Never Die, what else can I say?

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“Reply All” Gone Wrong

It all started with two harmless emails from St. Joseph’s administration making announcements to the student body and ended with an email chain of over 200 emails sent to the entire student body. Students were “equally annoyed and laughing hysterically,” as one student replied to the student body email chain.

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The chain included everything from St. Joseph’s jokes, memes, to links to mixtapes. One student said,
Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 12.58.20 PMOne student even advertised that she was looking for a date to her spring formal this semester and to “apply within.” Many people got annoyed with the chain email that started around 11:30pm and continued until the next morning. The email that started it all was, “Congrats homie,” when a student congratulated the newly tenured faculty.

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“Reply All” also showed school pride for the school that just won the A10 Championship in Basketball. Students gave shoutouts to their favorite players and even took a jab at the school’s sports rival, Villanova.

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Many were surprised that the St. Joseph’s email system did not shut down or freeze with the large stream of emails.

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#ISurvivedSJUEmailThread2016

“Great day to be a Hawk”…That’s the #Magis

xo Lo

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20 Things Only Saint Joseph’s Students Would Understand

20. The Wind Tunnel

Nothing compares to the wind vortex you are thrown into walking to class in the winter, especially the Villiger Vortex.

19. BLD

BLD, BLD, BLD! The BLD, or Black Light Dance, is a freshman right of passage and one of our favorite parts of orientation.

18. #THWND

The Hawk Will Never Die

17. The Campion Scent

Campion, we love to hate it. Nothing quite compares to the Campion Scent stuck on you and all your clothes long after leaving Campion for dinner.

16. Hawk Wrap

What’s in Hawk Sauce?? We may never know, but we will love our Hawk Wraps until the Hawk dies….which is never.

15. The Perch

“The Perch is the coolest place to be on a Saturday night”…said no one ever.

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