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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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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Student Government Weekly Update

The Moskovitz Theater was the setting for Student Government’s fifth meeting of the semester on Friday, April 12th, 2019. Starting at 3:15pm, Senate had multiple guests attend the meeting, addressing topics such as diversity and inclusion and New Initiative Funding requests.   

From left to right is Maddie Sunday, Zoe Haggerty and Claire Jarvis

Senate Forum  

Each meeting, Student Government invites guests to discuss topics, ideas, and proposals that various departments at the University are working on through a forum discussion.  

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion 

This meeting, Student Government was very fortunate to welcome the United Cultures Organization (UCO) to talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion with respect to organizations and clubs on campus. Senate met with several UCO representatives including Camila Robles, president of UCO, who shared her own story at The University of Scranton. Senate will continue these discussions over the next weeks with the initiation of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee on campus.   

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Meet the Student Government Cabinet 

The breakdown of Student Government includes a student senate and executive positions. In addition to the President and Vice President, several opportunities are available for students to become appointed to the Student Government Cabinet. The application for Cabinet positions is open now until April 12th, 2019, and here are some descriptions of the positions available.  

 Chief of Staff


The Chief of Staff is an appointed position, and the applicant is encouraged to have prior Student Government experience, although this is not necessary. The duties of the Chief of Staff include serving as the Senate Parliamentarian, coordinating the activities of Cabinet members, representing Student Government at Club Council meetings, and directing the Fall and Spring Student Government elections. The role requires regularly meeting with the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations as well as solving issues within the Student Senate and Cabinet. Kimberly Barr, a senior biology and philosophy double major, currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Student Government. 

Executive Treasurer  

The Executive Treasurer is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Exec. Treasurer oversees the entire budgeting process, meets regularly with club leaders and the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations, documents the spending activity of Student Government funded clubs and organizations on campus, and advises the Appropriations and Student Transitions Committee with respect to appeals and New Initiative Funding requests. In addition, the Exec. Treasurer works with the Finance Intern in reporting and documenting club spending as well as continuously updating Senate on budgets, allocations, and the spending of Student Government and funded clubs and organizations. Paige Nonnenmacher, a senior exercise science major, currently serves as the Executive Treasurer for Student Government.   


The Secretary is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Secretary is responsible for keeping and organizing the minutes at each Student Government Senate meeting, while also documenting the attendance of Senators at Student Government events. In addition, the Secretary is responsible for assigning Senators to Student Government activities, i.e., table sits etc., as well as submitting orders for office supplies, aiding in the planning of Grocery Bingo, and updating the Student Government bulletin board in the Student Forum. The Secretary position is currently being held by Marlene Geernick, a senior international studies major.   

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Dir. of Communications is responsible for maintaining all Student Government social media accounts, i.e., Instagram and Twitter, while designing posts that correspond to Student Government events and advertisements. In addition, the Dir. of Communications is responsible for taking Student Government photos at events, designing Student Government merchandise, submitting weekly articles to Royal News/Campus Corner, and planning the fall and spring Street Sweeps including but not limited to designing t-shirts, coordinating registration, and securing locations for the event. Madalyne Sunday, a senior biology major, currently serves Student Government as the Director of Communications.  

Director of Technology  

The Director of Technology is an appointed position that reports to the Chief of Staff. The Dir. of Technology is responsible for updating the Student Government website and RoyalSync portal, managing the technology aspect of Student Government elections, maintaining and supporting the club management system (RoyalSync and Presence), managing Student Government information resources, and assisting Student Government in the creation of surveys and sign-ups through RoyalSync, i.e., Street Sweep registration. In addition, the Dir. of Technology works closely with the Coordinator of Clubs and Organizations to create weekly #Royalweekends emails, as well as serving as a liaison between Student Government and the Technology Support Center. Jack Prendergast, a senior computer science major, currently serves Student Government as the Director of Technology.  

If you are interested in any of the positions above, please consider applying via the online application on the Student Government RoyalSync page. In addition, if you have any questions with respect to Cabinet position, stop by the Student Government office, TDC Student Forum. As always follow Student Government on Twitter and Instagram @uofssg!  




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