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6 Quick Snacks You Can Make in Your Residence Hall

By Katelyn Moore and Zoȅ Haggerty
Even though the on-campus dining options at The University of Scranton are great – we are ranked #15 in the country for “Best Campus Food” – there comes a point in almost every student’s college career when they find themselves awake at 2 a.m., stressed, trying to finish their paper before tomorrow’s deadline and hungry.
Want to make sure you’re well-prepared for any last minute cravings? We’ve got a list of quick and simple recipes to help you out that can all be made from your residence hall!
1. Overnight Oats
Worried you won’t catch breakfast before your 8 a.m. class? Overnight oats can be a quick and healthy option to make sure you’re still starting your day out right. Plus, it’s easy to customize! More here.
2. Muffin in a Mug
Whether you need an early-morning munch or an after-class snack, a warm blueberry muffin is a great (and healthy!) option. All you need are a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave! More here.
3. Pretzel Snack Stacks
This sweet and salty snack is fun to eat, and even more fun to make! Throw a couple into a tightly-sealed Tupperware, and you’ll have a healthy, ready-to-go snack for when you’re on the run! More here.
4. 5 Minute Pizza
Craving a pizza but only have 5 minutes? You’re in luck! 5 minutes is all it takes to make this cheesy snack, and the best part is, you can easily bring it with you. Just toss the ingredients and any toppings of your choice in a mug, pop it in the microwave, and voila! It’s a pizza cake! More here.
5. Microwave Cheesecake
Speaking of cake, the microwave can be a quick and easy way to whip up some yummy desserts, including cheesecake! This delicious dessert can be topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or caramel sauce, and is sure to be a favorite during those late-night study sessions. More here.
6. Mug Brownie
Prefer a dessert with a little more chocolate? Mug brownies are a great choice! You can tweak them to your taste — gooey, extra-chocolate, vegan, eggless…the possibilities are endless! More here.
If you’re worried about the hassle of purchasing a microwave or fridge and having to transport it to and from the University, we have a partnership with MicroFridge that can make your life a lot more convenient! Check out some more information here.
Come try our delicious food at Scranton! Schedule your visit to our campus here: scranton.edu/visit

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Men and Women for Octaves Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

Men and Women for Octaves, the a cappella club on campus, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

Both groups in the club, the Octaves and Royal Harmony, spend each semester learning a variety of songs to perform at their concert at the end of the semester.  The groups also perform at various events on and off campus.  Over the years, dozens of Royals have become part of the Men and Women for Octaves family.

After 10 years of countless rehearsals, performances, bonding and service activities, the club has gained a reputation for being a dedicated, talented group that brings uplifting entertainment to many events!

Dr. Michael Friedman is the moderator of the club, as well as a member of the Octaves, and has been with the club since its start.  We reached out to Dr. Friedman to learn more about the club and how it has changed over the past 10 years.

How did a cappella get started at Scranton?

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Pet Therapy – Canines on Campus

Tuesday, April 30 might have been the happiest day of the semester…Pet Therapy Day! Students had the opportunity to bring their dogs to the Dionne Green to visit with fellow Royals!

“It’s so fun to see everyone get so excited!” Cory Freivald ’20 said.

Pet Therapy – Canines on Campus is an event held by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice.  The purpose of the event is to provide stress relief to students and give them an opportunity to relax before dead week and finals.

“It comes at a great time because everyone starts to really miss their pets at the end of the semester,” Katherine Melilli ’20 said.

Dozens of Royals gathered on the green to meet all the dogs, take photos with them, and enjoy some time without worrying about the stress of upcoming final exams.

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2018-2019 Student Government Wrap-Up

Brennan Hall, room 500, was the setting for Student Government’s last meeting of the semester on Friday, April 28, 2019. Starting at 3:15 p.m, Senate had multiple guests attend the meeting to discuss the chartering of additional clubs on campus. In addition, the meeting ended with a summary of the work Student Government has accomplished over the 2018-2019 school year.

New Business

This past week, Student Government approved the chartering of two additional clubs on campus: The University of Scranton Running Club and The Entrepreneurship Club, pending future approvals. The Running Club hopes to establish a community of students interested in running in a noncompetitive environment, while The Entrepreneurship Club has as its goal of providing a creative space for students to pursue business-like ventures with additional University students. Both clubs would be open to all members of the University community.

Senate Summary of the 2018-2019 Year

At the beginning of the semester, the Student Government developed a plan, ReImagining SG, that covered many aspects of the student experience. From integrating student learning into additional courses to expanding discussions concerning diversity and inclusion, Student Government had much success in accomplishing these goals.

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USPB Comedy Event: Priyanka Wali

On Wednesday, April 1o, USPB presented doctor and breakout comedian Priyanka Wali. This was USPB’s last comedy event of the school year.

Wali, from San Francisco, has been featured on The Today Show, Cosmopolitan and Healthline, among others. She was also named by Refinery29 as one of the “50 Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need to Know.” And if that’s not enough, she’s also the only American Indian female comedian who practices Internal Medicine.

After her show on Wednesday, however, she makes a strong case that laughter may very well be the best medicine.

“This performance was definitely a highlight of my week. I had so many exams and papers, but it was refreshing to laugh nonstop for an hour,” Maveli Espitia ’20 said.

Her stand-up focuses on life as a woman, an Indian-American, the child of immigrant parents, and a scientist in America.

To find out more about the USPB events going on for the rest of the semester, click here.

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