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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.