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Posted by Ashley Krause on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 14:11 PM

One of the first reactions people have when I tell them I go to school at Saint Vincent is: “Isn’t that in the middle of nowhere?!” Well … kind of … but there’s actually a lot to do around here. I’ve always liked small-town living, which is one thing that really made me fall in love with this campus. We have our own little community that is quiet and separate from the hustle and bustle of city life. But, if we hop in the car, there are tons of options for fun things to do within a 20-minute drive.

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Topics: Campus Life, college, Community, Latrobe, Ashley Krause, adventure, things to do

New Major, New Mindset, New Me

Posted by Ashley Krause on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 09:11 AM

Confessions of a college junior who changed her major when she was halfway to dental school.

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Topics: college life, college, major, Student Blog, blog, Ashley Krause

Seven Ways for College Students to Connect to New People

Posted by Ashley Krause on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

Freshman year of college. We met A LOT of people at once. It was honestly overwhelming! Trying to find your place and establish new friends at a new school. Some people came to college with their friends or at least knew some names on campus, while others were completely lost and had to seek out friends on their own. No matter which of those categories you fall under, everyone seeks new friendships and wants to connect with others outside their circle.

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Topics: friendships, college life, clubs, Student Blog, blog, Ashley Krause, freshman, friends

Club Fair Week

Posted by Ashley Krause on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

You know the semester is in full swing whenever it’s Club Fair week!

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Topics: Ashley Krause, saint vincent campus, Saint Vincent College, college life, Campus Life, clubs, campus activities, Student Life

How to make your dorm room feel like home

Posted by Ashley Krause on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

Welcome back, Bearcats!

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Topics: Saint Vincent College, dorm life, dorm room, #SVCdorm, decor, Ashley Krause, college, college life, college home

Things to Do at Steelers Training Camp

Posted by Alexander Byers on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

For 53 years, Saint Vincent has been the official summer home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thousands of people from all over the United States gather to watch their favorite football players practice on Chuck Noll Field.

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Topics: pittsburgh steelers, steelers training camp, Steelers, laurel highlands, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, chuck noll field, things to do, visit, tour, SVC campus, SVC, campus

My Favorite Shots

Posted by Alexander Byers on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 @ 13:06 PM

I haven’t worked for Saint Vincent for very long, but over the past 2 and a half years I was able to capture some pretty fun, interesting and amazing shots. My job as the assistant director of digital media – photographer and videographer –  allows me to photograph landscapes, sporting and campus events, summer theatre, portraits and other photos our marketing team wants and needs.

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Topics: basilica, saint vincent students, saint vincent campus, campus, SVC campus, Student Life, photography, landscape, Alexander Byers, students

A Night at the Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro

Posted by Kaitlyn Thomas on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

On the night of Nov. 4, I attended the Pittsburgh Opera at the Benedum Center. The show was The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and da Ponte. The trip was sponsored by the Honors Program, so there were several students and faculty of Saint Vincent College in attendance.

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Topics: benedum, opera

Thai Night

Posted by Kaitlyn Thomas on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

There’s something infinitely enriching about discovering that there is a wealth of culture right in your backyard. Dr. McMahon decided to take our Honors Systematic Theology Class out for Thai food as a cultural enrichment.

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Topics: honors program, Kaitlyn Thomas, thai culture, Pittsburgh's cultural center

Speaking for the Oppressed Victims of a Silent Culture

Posted by Katrina Nemchik on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

When you want to save the world but are not sure where to start, a good question to begin with is “what makes people sad?”  I'm not sure how it started in my case, but it led me to write my senior thesis on female genital mutilation. Nothing about this is happy. The practice is ethically reprehensible and rather uncomfortable to talk about, which made it the perfect topic for a philosophy paper. My argument against any cultural justification for the practice is supported by the capabilities approach, a theoretical framework which affirms that anything that hinders basic human capabilities is morally evil.

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Topics: Katrina Nemchik, female genital mutilation, senior thesis research, philosophy research paper, Calabar Youth Council for Women's Rights, CYCWR, Nigeria

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On this blog, current students write about everyday life on the campus of Saint Vincent College, a private, liberal arts college located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.


About the Authors

Michael Brinker, junior communication major, currently in Orlando, working with the Disney College Program.


Amanda MacMurtrie transferred to Saint Vincent as a sophomore studying English with a minor in Theology. Transferring to a new school is not the easiest thing in the world, but she is steadily finding a home on this beautiful Benedictine campus. Between enjoying life in community, balancing books for fun and books for class, and finding little corners of beauty, Amanda is discovering a few joys of life at Saint Vincent College.

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