May 3

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.

Great Commons Ball Roll 2017

By: Robert Bauer
Last week, the annual Great Commons Ball Roll swept the commons with thousands of tennis balls. Students and faculty took a break from their work and studies to purchase tennis balls and watch them roll in hopes they would win a prize. There were well over a hundred winners for various prizes and gifts. Besides tennis balls flooding the commons, everyone enjoyed some pizza, Rita’s and music.

The Great Commons Ball Roll is an event that supports Campus Ministry’s International Service Program (ISP). All of the donations go toward funding ISP’s future service trips across the world. Come check out our Flickr album of the event here!

A Magical Night: The Royal Rooftop Carnival

By: Kayla Johnson
The Royal Rooftop Carnival was hosted this past Saturday by the University of Scranton’s Commuter Student Association (CSA). They had everything you could imagine — a real-life “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” game, a photo booth with all the works, a caricature artist, a performance by AJ the DJ, a towering Jenga game, the infamous “Adrenaline Rush” obstacle course, an inflatable reminiscent of the “Ninja Warrior,” popcorn, snow cones, and so much more. There was even a chance to win a Royal Rooftop Carnival T-shirt (if you completed all of the activities)! The rooftop of the DeNaples parking garage looked livelier than ever- meaning the Royal Rooftop Carnival was a success all around!

If you missed out on the Royal Rooftop Carnival, check out our Snapchat story and photos from the night on our Flickr.

For Those Ruff Days: Pet Therapy

By: Kelly Lappin
Last Tuesday, students (and staff!) enjoyed some stress-free time petting puppies. Pet Therapy Day is one of the most loved (and fluffy!) days of the semester for students! Can’t wait for next year’s event!



Make sure to check out the puppy pictures from Pet Therapy on our Flickr.

Take Back the Night

By: Kelly Lappin
Scranton’s Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) event was held last Thursday on the Dionne Green. We talked to community outreach coordinator TBTN Megan Barr.

Q: What is Take Back the Night?

MB: Take Back the Night is an event to raise awareness and educate about the issue of sexual assault and violence. We host three components to the event which all hold specific meaning to the cause as a whole. The night starts with a pre-rally, which educate those in the community through interactive activities. We then have a rally which leads into a march. This part of the night brings the community together and is a great segway into our final event, which is the speak out. This is a space which gives those who have experienced any form of violence the opportunity to share their stories.

Q: Why is TBTN special at The University of Scranton? 

MB: While Take Back the Night is held all over the world, the Scranton community provides a great atmosphere to hold the event. I truly believe the community students often talk about on campus is seen in the best way at Take Back the Night.

Q: Why is this event special to you?

MB: This event has sparked a passion in me and has given me the opportunity to enact change with that passion. We have an amazing group of work study students and staff who devote their energy to make this possible and I am grateful to be part of that. Take Back the Night gives all attendees the chance to get what they need from the event. From education to passion, and even just being able to be heard, this is a truly special night. I will never forget the fire that ignited in me after attending my first Take Back the Night last year. Everyone has a place here.

View photos from Take Back the Night on Flickr.

Relay For Life

By: Kelly Lappin
The annual Relay for Life event was recently held at The University of Scranton! Students fundraised to fight cancer and had fun while doing it. We caught up with some students and asked why they Relay for Life!

“I relay to make a tangible difference in the lives of those battling cancer. I relay to remember the family members I have lost to cancer, to honor those who have fought cancer in the past, and to support those whose fight continues.” -Ashley Javitz, Class of 2017 

“I relay because I lost someone who was like a father to me to cancer and I don’t want other people to have to experience that.” -Geena Wasiak, Class of 2018 

“I relay because in my junior year of high school, three of my good friends lost a parent to cancer. I’ve seen the devastating effects cancer has on good people, so I participate for a future where more families will not have to go through this.” -Courtney Tampone, Class of 2020

Each person’s contribution helps save lives through the American Cancer Association.

Find more photos from Relay for Life on our Flickr.

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