The Hawk (Saint Joseph's University Newspaper)

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The Hawk
The Hawk SJU Newspaper Logo.jpg
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet and Internet
Owner(s) Saint Joseph's University
Publisher Evergreen Printing & Publishing Company
Founded 1929
Headquarters Simpson Hall Rm. 6
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Circulation 3,000 weekly
Official website

The Hawk is the weekly student newspaper of Saint Joseph's University. It appears in print and online and includes News, Opinions, Features, and Sports sections as well as exclusively online Multimedia content.

The paper is distributed on campus every Wednesday during the academic year at major campus locations, such as the Post Learning Commons, Campion Student Center, Mandeville Hall, Merion Hall, and student residence halls. The Hawk strives to bring objective news to the student body and does not serve as a public relations platform for the university.

The front page generally contains News articles about the university, while the Opinions section highlights the views of different individuals and groups on campus through opinions columns, staff editorials, and letters to the editor. Features includes soft news and human interest stories about people and events on campus and in the area, as well as student columns on campus life and popular culture. The Sports section content focuses on the Saint Joseph's Hawks but may also focus on Philadelphia-area professional teams.


The newspaper is free to the student body and is distributed on Wednesdays during the academic year.


In 2007, The Hawk was thrown into a controversy after the then annual "Squawk," the joke-filled April Fools version of The Hawk, published articles that offended certain members of the community. The editor apologized, but certain publications around the city, notably Penn's "The Daily Pennsylvanian," questioned whether a student-run newspaper should have to apologize to the school it represents for any controversial content.[1]


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