WSOU presents Wreck the Halls concert series
Dec07

WSOU presents Wreck the Halls concert series

Twenty years ago, the metalcore band Hatebreed released their first album and WSOU is commemorating the band’s anniversary by holding “Wreck the Halls,” a series of three concerts at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. Hatebreed, one of the most prominent bands played on WSOU, will be headlining the first show of the series on Dec. 9, and the final two shows will feature the band Clutch on Dec. 28 and the band Thursday on Dec....

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PR students Pass It Along by giving back
Nov30

PR students Pass It Along by giving back

Although the concept of giving back might seem too broad, students in the Public Relations II or Client Relations class realized a need in the local community and used a class project to raise awareness on campus. Professor Devon Gifis, who teaches the course, said via email, “The students wanted to host a drive on campus to help raise awareness as well as show their classmates how easy and simple it is to give back, especially during...

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RAD course aims to empower women to say ‘no’
Nov02

RAD course aims to empower women to say ‘no’

As the all-female participants in the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course practiced their defensive stances, strikes and kicks, they were encouraged to raise their voice and yell, “No!” and, “Stay back!” as they harnessed their strength and their confidence. The RAD course encourages female empowerment by teaching basic movements that can aid participants in the event of an attack. Sergio Oliva, the associate director of public...

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Theater majors performing in and out of the classroom
Oct26

Theater majors performing in and out of the classroom

While science majors memorize content from an anatomy textbook or do experiments during labs, Taji Steele, a sophomore theater major, had to memorize and analyze Shakespearean dialogue for the theater department’s production of “As You Like It.” At play rehearsal, Steele listened to her director giving the cast notes as attentively as one would listen to a professor in a lecture hall. “We have to have a certain amount of hours working...

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Blind student makes connections on campus
Sep28

Blind student makes connections on campus

Veronica Gaspa, a junior creative writing major, applied to Seton Hall University on a whim. Born blind, she needed a school with appropriate services and accommodations in order to attend classes and live away from her home in Virginia. “I was online talking to visually impaired friends and they said to apply to Seton Hall since they knew their Disability Support Services are pretty good,” Gaspa said. “So, I applied with one week...

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SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief
Sep22

SHU Goes Blue for hurricane relief

Seeing copious amounts of blue on Seton Hall’s campus is nothing out of the ordinary, but on Sept. 13, Seton Hall students, professors and alumni donned their usual Pirate blue for a cause. The Division of Volunteer Efforts [DOVE]’s Go Blue for Hurricane Relief encouraged Pirates on campus and nationwide to donate $5 and wear blue to stand in solidarity with the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Michelle Peterson, director of...

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Facebook group helps students connect on campus
Sep14

Facebook group helps students connect on campus

Social media has become one of the most prominent forms of communication for college students. Seton Hall is expanding its social media presence to help students, faculty and alumni connect with each other and with the University. To help acquaint new students, the admissions department creates a Facebook group for each class to create discussions about events and even find a roommate or a friend on campus. Dr. Tracy Gottlieb, vice...

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Inspired Minds exhibit inspires young artists
Jun19

Inspired Minds exhibit inspires young artists

Within the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC’s) Inspired Minds Exhibit, up and coming artists have the opportunity showcase their pieces to a broad audience. For many of them, it is their first time in a gallery display. Linda Beard, SOPAC’s Director of Community of Engagement, explained that the art is dynamic in different ways. “A lot of the times we’re surprised at what the students are representing in their artwork,”...

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Stillman team preps for Prague in global competition
Apr27

Stillman team preps for Prague in global competition

When the SHU team was announced as the winners of the National CFA Institute Research Challenge, a competition in which teams are divided by regions and given a company stock to analyze. Members explained their feelings of excitement and pride. “It was such a surreal feeling. I think we were all in shock, but we were all excited that we were able to accomplish this not only for ourselves, but for Seton Hall,” Katie McCarthy, a senior...

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LGBTQ community talks about life on campus
Feb08

LGBTQ community talks about life on campus

When asked about how accepted they feel on campus, several students in same-sex relationships at SHU had mixed answers, ranging from good to bad. Each student who was interviewed, all in same-sex relationships, relayed stories of incidents where they felt deliberately unsafe or unaccepted on campus. Christina Pepe, a junior criminal justice major, remembered a time in her freshman year where she saw discriminatory posts about the...

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SAB ushers in neon New Year
Jan19

SAB ushers in neon New Year

Seton Hall’s Student Activities Board (SAB) is busy preparing one of its biggest events of the year, the Winter Formal.  This year, after much group collaboration, the Campus Life Board decided on a “Blacklight” theme for the annual soiree. “The theme is something we thought about and focused on for this ball, especially with things like the lighting system and the decorations all the way down to the centerpieces”, said Daniel...

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Ariyoshi has unique twist on Japanese food
Dec08

Ariyoshi has unique twist on Japanese food

Ariyoshi is a unique restaurant in South Orange, providing a modern, inventive twist on Japanese cuisine, offering both traditional and new takes on sushi. April Lium, the co-owner and manager of the restaurant, said that the eatery is passionate about the food it serves. “That’s our main purpose, it’s what keeps us going,” Lium said. She added that Ariyoshi’s main goal is to keep things fresh, a goal that is shown with their...

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