By Celine Grajo October 10, 2017 For the past two years, news of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has rotated daily on US screens. Food, water, and medicine shortages have left Venezuelans fending a war between life and death, with inflation rates having risen to a historic 536 percent, according to the opposition-led National Assembly … Continue reading What happened to Venezuela?
By Ashley Young October 1, 2017 My first year at college, I was prepared. I had five notebooks for my five different classes, I had four pens (two blue and two black), two “Sticky Note” pads, five folders, a notebook-worth amount of loose-leaf paper, etc. I had the intentions of going above and beyond in … Continue reading It’s Okay to Fall
Adama Jarju, Awa Jarju, and Penda Jallow, are eloquent and enthusiastic adults who are eager to continue their education, not only for themselves, but for their families, their country, and ultimately, the world. I asked them the following questions, in hopes of putting a face to the ambition. What does education mean to you? How … Continue reading Meet The Students!
By Celine Grajo September 5, 2017 The Republic of the Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, just shy of twice the size of Delaware, surrounded by The Republic of Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is also one of the poorest countries in Africa, with 48 percent of its people living … Continue reading Three students from The Gambia seek life-changing education at STAC
By Jumana Khatib April 29, 2017 Disclaimer: The views and opinions of this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of St. Thomas Aquinas College, its staff, or any/and all of its contributors or affiliates. When the word “organic” comes to mind, it is often associated with … Continue reading Going Organic
By Victoria Moussot April 24, 2017 With the 70s vibe at this year’s Springfest, peace, love, and happiness were in the air. For approximately 65 years, STAC has hosted this event. This year was kicked by messages from the Primary Sponsors: STACtivities, SGA, WSTK and CAB. There was a huge turnout and hands-on fun was … Continue reading Springfest – A Refreshing Diversion
By Jumana Khatib April 19, 2017 The summer of 2014, I got to take a life-changing trip to a part of the world very near and dear to me. I visited Jordan and got to get a taste of what this life really has to offer. Many people don’t get the opportunity to travel, whether … Continue reading Jordan
By Victoria Moussot April 11, 2017 STAC’s bi-annual blood drive has been committed to meeting serious blood shortage needs for at least thirty four years. Originally, the blood drives were run by student activities, but eighteen years ago, Eileen Mastrovito at Health Services took the lead. Mastrovito explained, “Having worked in an Intensive Care Unit … Continue reading STAC Students are Lifesavers
By Jenna Hutchins April 4, 2017 Many professors at St. Thomas Aquinas College recall that it has been years since seeing any political activism on campus. Several students and faculty of the college met Tuesday afternoon in Sullivan Theatre to partake in a political forum aimed at improving the situation and finding ways to motivate … Continue reading STAC’s Political Forum a Stepping Stone for Greater Activism on Campus
By Victoria Moussot April 2, 2017 What do you normally think of when you hear the word “passion”? An intense sexual desire or an obsessive ambition to participate in work, sport, hobby or interest? St. Thomas Aquinas wrote, “the passions are movement of the sensitive appetites of the soul when we are faced with good … Continue reading Hope and Despair