Latino frat builds connection to roots
Nov28

Latino frat builds connection to roots

The Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi at Seton Hall currently has just three undergraduate members. However, despite its small size, the organization continues to thrive and spread its mission of advocating for and uniting Latino students. Adrian Orozco, a senior political science major and president of the organization, said, “Organizations like ours, whether it be a black or Latino Greek letter organization, they all have a...

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How to impress dream employers: Students provide tips to perform well in interviews
Sep13

How to impress dream employers: Students provide tips to perform well in interviews

Students have many different ways of preparing for an interview. Dominick Arnaldo, a senior computer science major, said he “looked up the interviews on Glassdoor and they posted the questions they might ask.” Nimra Noor, a junior accounting and IT major, said that she worked with her career advisor to practice one-on-one before the interview. Here are five tips provided by students that can help anyone ace their interview. Practice...

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SHU students should be required to visit CAPS
Sep06

SHU students should be required to visit CAPS

A lot of things have happened in my personal life since I started college. Family illnesses and the stress of my busy schedule led my mother to ask me if I wanted to go see a counselor. At first I was nervous, but then realized it was a good decision to speak to someone outside of my family and friends. Many students across the world and at SHU could also benefit from professional counseling, but they don’t have someone to give them...

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Community service should be a graduation requirement
Feb01

Community service should be a graduation requirement

Maryland is the only state that requires students to perform community service to graduate high school. While many states allow students to perform community service in exchange for credits toward graduation or even a special endorsement on their diploma, as of 2018, only one state made it a requirement. Every state should mandate students to complete community service to improve or help their community in some way. Though voluntary...

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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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