Senior Spotlight: Emily Bernard

Midland Park, Nj. native Emily Bernard

As Commencement grows nearer and nearer, soon-to-be graduates are looking back at their years as Royals at The University of Scranton.

Emily Bernard is a history major minoring in English and theatre.

“It’s been a fun year with a lot of work, [but] I am lucky to have shared laughs and stories with friends and professors,” Bernard said.

If given the chance, Bernard would go back in time and tell her first-year self not to stress and that the work will all get done.

Bernard said this piece of advice is especially relevant considering how big of a year it has been for her composition.

“I received the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities Fellowship which has enabled me to write my first full-length play,” Bernard said, “A short screenplay I wrote will also be published in the Spring 2021 Esprit Literary Magazine.” Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Keny Melgar

For a quarter of the students at Scranton, the next few weeks will be their last as undergraduates.

As their time at Scranton slowly comes to an end, many of these students have begun to look back over their years and forward to what the next several weeks will hold.

Keny Melgar is a computer science major with a concentration in data science.

After graduation, Melgar hopes to further his career with his current internship at Production Systems Automation Inc. and said he wants to further his education as well.

Simpson, Pa. native Keny Melgar.

“I plan on getting my master’s degree in software engineering here at Scranton,” Melgar said.

He looks forward to graduate school but said he is going to miss those who won’t be here in the fall.

“Everyone that I have met here on campus has impacted me in some way, and I will miss those who are leaving,” Melgar said.

He said he also developed great relationships with his professors that allowed him to learn and grow these past four years.

“Everyone wants the best for you and sometimes that means pushing you to be better, [which] can be hard to accept sometimes,” Melgar said. “Reflecting on those moments really opens my eyes to how much I’ve grown.”

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Senior Spotlight: Annie McSherry

With commencement approaching, the reality is beginning to set in for some seniors. Their time as undergraduate students is coming to an end.

Annie McSherry is a nursing major gearing up for the professional sector post-graduation. She said she hopes to return to her home state of New York.

Camel, New York native Annie McSherry.

“After graduation, I would love to work in New York as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit,” McSherry said.

Though eager to start her nursing career, McSherry said she is going to miss Scranton.

“I’m really going to miss living with my best friends,” McSherry said. “I can’t imagine what I would have done without them the past four years, and it’s so sad to think about us all living in different states in a few months.”

Outside of the close-ties McSherry shares with her housemates, she is also a member of the cheerleading team and the Student Nursing Association. She said her favorite Scranton memory came from the cheer team’s finals appearance in the 2020 United Cheerleading Association’s College Nationals in Disney World.

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Scranton Celebrates Mom and Pop Businesses

March 29 marks national Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Scranton is home to various small businesses — shopping is the perfect way to support them.

With businesses ranging from clothing stores to delis, there is something to satisfy everyone on National Mom and Pop Business Owner Day.

For the love of clothes

Amendolaro boutique located on Spruce Street.

Amendolaro – 410 Spruce Street

Referred to as a “modern boutique in the heart of downtown Scranton,” they offer a wide range of goods.

Amendolaro caters to a wide range of customers, providing men’s and women’s clothing, workout gear and jewelry.

Two workout sets offered at Amendolaro.

The boutique even offers footwear to complete a whole outfit before you even finish shopping.

Amendolaro is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Senior Spotlight: Stephen Chimenti

With commencement approaching, the reality is beginning to set in for some seniors. Their time as undergraduate students is coming to an end.

Stephen Chimenti is an exercise science major, and though his academic career is set to continue — he will go on to get his doctorate in physical therapy  — he said he is going to miss the sense of community at Scranton.

Park Ridge, New Jersey native Stephen Chimenti.

“There are so many things about [Scranton] that I will miss, but if I had to narrow it down … it would be the community,” Chimenti said. “Meeting my friends and seeing people on my walks to class are things I have appreciated from the [first] day I stepped foot on campus.”

Chimenti met many of his friends during his first year as a Royal and was thankful to keep those connections during his four years.

“My lifelong favorite memories from Scranton come from the first semester of my first year,” Chimenti said. “Every day was a new experience, and I met more people than I ever have before.”

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Senior Spotlight: Angela Hendricks

For a quarter of the students at Scranton, the next few weeks will be their last as undergraduates.

As their time at Scranton slowly comes to an end, many of these students have begun to look back over their years and forward to what the next several weeks will hold.

Angela Hendricks is a middle-level education major with a concentration in English language arts.

Newton, Pa. native Angela Hendricks.

Hendricks hopes to become a teacher once she graduates and said her professors have had a big impact on her over the course of her education at Scranton.

“So many of [my professors] have really taken the time to get to know all of us as students, which has been helpful, and that [is] not something that happens at bigger schools,” Hendricks said.

For extracurriculars, Hendricks is a member education honor society Kappa Delta Pi and said she loves spending free time with her friends. Continue reading