Students Sweep the Streets

Highlights from Fall 2018 Semester Street Sweep
Students Sweep the Streets

University of Scranton students took to the streets on Oct. 14. More than 300 students participated in the semi-annual Street Sweep event. The two-hour service event emphasizes the Jesuit ideals that the University of Scranton exhibits.

“I think Street Sweep is a great way for students to give back to the residents of Scranton,” said student Hazel Skarbeck. “Hopefully, they appreciate the event because, living off campus, I know I appreciate it!”

Street Sweep, which is organized by Student Government, promotes the idea of keeping the Historic Scranton Hill Section as beautiful as possible. Groups of students go out with their Student Government representative and pick up trash from Prescott to Madison Ave and from Mulberry up to East Gibson streets.

There was a diverse collection of clubs that participated. Habitat for Humanity, Ice Hockey and the Ultimate Frisbee team were among some of the 23 clubs that came to help out. Not only were students participating in the event, but Street Sweep is organized by students and the t-shirt was designed by a student as well.

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