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What’s New at SHU: A Campus Construction Update

BY: VICTORIA MESCALL Co-News Editor With a record breaking number of students returning to campus this fall, Sacred Heart University is growing in both population and land use consumption. Currently, there are four construction sites active on campus, two facilities being constructed and modified off campus, and one building ready for a ribbon cutting later […]


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Women’s Soccer Sets Sights on NEC Playoff Return with Young Roster

BY: HEATHER KELLER Sports Editor After five straight games on the road to start the Sacred Heart University women’s soccer season, the Pioneers were finally able to compete on their home turf at Campus Field on Sept. 7. Being on the road after practicing on their home field for a month of preseason had its […]

Women’s Rugby Kicks Off Third Season as NCAA Varsity Program

BY: HEATHER KELLER Sports Editor The Sacred Heart University women’s rugby team began its fall season with two wins against Castleton University and Molloy College, both played at Park Avenue Field on Sept. 1 and Sept. 9, respectively. Park Avenue Field was built through a partnership with the Sacred Heart University and Notre Dame Catholic […]


BY: Carolyn Lisboa Staff Reporter On Sept. 11, Sacred Heart University held its 9/11 Remembrance Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The service was organized by Campus Ministry, while the music was provided by the University Liturgical Choir. The liturgy was co-celebrated by Fr. Michael Ramos, Director of Campus Ministry Chaplaincy, along with […]

BY: STEPHEN MUSITANO Contributing Writer The M. Theresa Martinez Catholic Studies Scholarship was created for those working towards a minor in Catholic Studies at Sacred Heart University. In order to receive the grant, students must show exemplary performance in and out of the classroom. The grant is awarded in honor of the late M. Theresa […]


The Freshman Experience

By Kelsey Hor Co-Perspectives Editor Did you ever feel anxious or nervous when experiencing something new? Do you ever wonder what amazing things will happen once you start a new chapter in your life? The Sacred Heart community is proud to welcome a new freshman class to walk the halls of its campus each year. […]

Marriott Residents Coming to Toussaint

By Anthony Santino Co-Perspectives Editor Over the past few months, Sacred Heart University has undergone many changes. While the university has expanded greatly, the plans for new residence halls and the expansion of the Upper Quad are still underway. The newest residence hall, Toussaint Hall, named after the first African American saint is set to […]


Thank You Spectrum Mondays

By Natalie Cioffari Editor-In-Chief I think I may be one of the few college students that actually enjoys Monday. Yes, that’s right. I like Mondays. It all started three years ago when I accepted the position as assistant arts and entertainment editor. During this time I got into Professor Kabak’s News Writing & Reporting class. […]

Dear Spectrum:

By Jessica Chaloux Managing Editor For the past three years Spectrum has been a focal point of my college career. Now it seems that it’s time to say goodbye. I’m currently sitting at the one computer that doesn’t have a Mac keyboard as Natalie is yelling about what to headline her editorial even though she […]

Arts & Entertainment

By Jordan Norkus Arts & Entertainment Editor “I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ‘cause she’s dead,” said American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift in one of her latest singles, “Look What You Made Me Do.” On Friday, Aug. 18, Swift deleted everything from her official website and social media […]

By Meliha Gutic Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor The seventh annual President’s Gala was on Sept. 8, held in the William H. Pitt Center and hosted by President John J. Petillo, PH.D. Due to the fact that over 3,100 students had RSVP’d, the Gala was held in the Pitt Center which comfortably accommodated the student body. […]


Introducing Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi

By Victoria Mescall Co-News Editor As Sacred Heart University continues to grow and expand, so do the extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate students. This Fall 2017 semester, the SHU Panhellenic community and the SHU Interfraternity Council will each be adding another organization. Sacred Heart University welcomes Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity and Beta Theta Pi fraternity […]

Tell Us Your Story: Jordan Velez

By Christina DiMauro Features Editor Senior Jordan Velez had the opportunity to work with the New England Patriots’ athletic training staff this past August. The internship did not come easy for Velez. He began his journey last September when he applied to work for every single National Football League team. “I looked up every team’s […]

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