The Hawk (Saint Joseph's University Newspaper)

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The Hawk
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet and Internet
Owner(s) Saint Joseph's University
Publisher Engle Printing
Founded 1929
Headquarters Simpson Hall Rm. 6
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Circulation 3,000 weekly

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. Exclusive multimedia content can also be found online.

The paper is distributed on campus most Wednesdays during the academic year at major campus locations including the Post Learning Commons, Campion Student Center, academic buildings, and student residence halls. While Hawk strives to bring objective news to the student body, it does not serve as a public relations platform for Saint Joseph's University.

The front page contains News articles about the university, while the Opinions section highlights the views of different individuals and groups on campus through 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 and Philadelphia-area professional teams.


The newspaper is free to those affiliated with the university, and is distributed on every Wednesdays during the academic year. It has a circulation 4,000.


In 2007, The Hawk was involved in 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 in chief released an apology, but certain publications around the city, most notably The University of Pennsylvania's "The Daily Pennsylvanian," questioned whether a student-run newspaper should have to apologize to their respective school for any controversial content.[1]


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