Dec 4, 2008

 The Aquinas, The University of Scranton’s student newspaper, has launched its new Web site. The online version shares several features with the print edition, such as headline articles for News, Forum, Arts and Life, Science and Technology, Faith and Sports, as well as daily updates on breaking stories, weather forecasts and videos. 

 “We’ll be presenting video interviews, video footage, audio footage and interactive blogs in the future,” said Web editor Maria G. Sanabria, a senior from Hampton, N.J. “The videos up on the Web page give an idea of what our future videos will look like on the page.” Other features include a photo journal, a collection of photos taken by the Aquinas’ photography crew and up-to-date world headlines.

Additionally, the Web page will allow alumni who no longer have access to the print edition to keep up with campus news.

“In the past few years, newspapers have become very popular online,” said Sanabria. “It seemed a natural step for the Aquinas to add itself to the Web.”

The Web page became a reality with the help of Webmaster Matt Mercuri, Ronald J. Skutnick, director of network resources, and Larry J. Hickernell Sr., Web technologist at The University of Scranton, who helped the Aquinas staff acquire a domain and a place on the institution’s server. The staff has been working on the site since the beginning of the fall semester. The site went live earlier this semester
 The new Aquinas Web site can be seen at

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