SHU working to donate leftover GDS food to people in need
Mar23

SHU working to donate leftover GDS food to people in need

This school year, Seton Hall University has taken strides toward reducing food waste on campus. The University is in the works to begin a Food Recovery Network that, “recovers unsold, surplus food from the cafeteria and other campus events and delivers it to people that need it,” according to Andrew Aguilera, Student Government Association (SGA) vice president and junior accounting and information technology major. The Food Recovery...

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Living in Ivy: Drugs and gang activity cause stress for some students
Mar01

Living in Ivy: Drugs and gang activity cause stress for some students

Chad Navarro’s time living in Ivy Hill apartments has been difficult, according to the fourth-year nursing major. “If I’m being honest, I do believe that I’ve been drinking a lot more, and it’s something that I’m conscientious about,” Navarro said. “But I don’t think it’s had a significant bearing on my grades.” Earlier this semester, however, Navarro’s apartment was broken into. “It really shook up my roommate and myself, which I...

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Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate
Feb16

Freshman retention rate up to 85 percent, yet 33 percent don’t graduate

Seton Hall’s freshman retention rate has been steadily increasing from 2010 to 2015, with 85 percent of freshmen retained in 2015, according to College Factual’s website. But after starting strong, Seton Hall students seem to run into obstacles that keep them from finishing. According to College Factual, 66.4 percent of students graduate and 56 percent of students graduate on time, the website, said. With graduation quickly...

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LGBTQ community weighs in on Trump’s choice to keep workplace  protection order
Feb09

LGBTQ community weighs in on Trump’s choice to keep workplace protection order

On Jan. 30, 2017, the White House said that President Donald J. Trump plans to leave in place an Obama administration order protecting LGBTQ citizens in the workplace, according to The New York Times. Many LGBTQ citizens throughout the country are afraid of a Trump presidency, especially considering Vice President Mike Pence’s stance opposing gay marriage when he was governor of Indiana. Despite the recent White House statement, LGBTQ...

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No matter the cause, protesting as American as it gets
Feb01

No matter the cause, protesting as American as it gets

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” In today’s political climate, protests have become a staple in American life and culture. The shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012 led to the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement. On Jan. 21, 2017, women all over the world joined together to support...

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90 percent of SHU students employed after graduation
Jan25

90 percent of SHU students employed after graduation

On Jan. 19, Seton Hall released a statement that said the school’s graduate employment rate has risen to 90 percent. This rate includes all graduates who have attempted to secure employment in their chosen field since graduating last May, according to the statement. The employment rate for SHU graduates has risen steadily over the last few years despite larger undergraduate enrollment, according to Michael Ricciardelli, associate...

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Cabrini residents call construction a ‘nightmare’
Jan18

Cabrini residents call construction a ‘nightmare’

The construction of the new Welcome Center has become an annoyance among some of the students living in Cabrini Hall. According to an email interview with Albert Cardona, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, there were a total of five complaints during the fall 2016 semester reported to the Hall Director of Complex, which were then forwarded to the Facilities Engineering Department for further investigation. Cardona also...

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SHU students to visit Cuba in the spring
Dec07

SHU students to visit Cuba in the spring

From March 4-11, 2017, Seton Hall will be hosting a study abroad trip to Cuba, an event co-sponsored by the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.    While there, 22 students will go on tours of museums and historical sites, such as Ernest Hemingway’s country estate, “Finca La Vigia” and Havana Vieja, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. Students will also participate in on-site...

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SHU both celebrates and mourns election of Trump
Nov09

SHU both celebrates and mourns election of Trump

On Nov. 8, the night Donald Trump won the presidential election, SHU students sat huddled around televisions at their respective viewing parties, screaming their support for either Trump or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the Boland Hall cellar, the majority of those watching the results supported Trump. Meanwhile, in a lounge on the fourth floor of Aquinas, students favored Clinton. Joe Scialabba, a freshman accounting...

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TurboVote, a ‘complete success’ at Seton Hall, registers 1,663 students
Oct26

TurboVote, a ‘complete success’ at Seton Hall, registers 1,663 students

This election year, Seton Hall has taken  major strides towards helping its students become more active and informed voters by providing them with the service TurboVote. TurboVote is an application that helps people register to vote, update their voter registration, or just request an absentee ballot, according to TurboVote.org. The Dean of Students office paid for the university’s TurboVote membership, said Karen Van Norman,...

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SHU ranks among worst on Trojan sexual health list
Oct19

SHU ranks among worst on Trojan sexual health list

Seton Hall University was ranked 135th out of 140 schools for this year’s Trojan Annual Sexual Health Report Card. The study is sponsored by the maker of Trojan Brand Condoms and is conducted by Sperling’s Best Places, a website that compares factors between different locations, such as climate, economy, and in this case, sexual health. The study aims to call attention to the state of sexual health on college campuses by ranking the...

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Political engagement goes beyond banter
Sep28

Political engagement goes beyond banter

I walked into the Boland Cellar on Monday night, Sept. 26, hoping to find a few people watching the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Much to my surprise, there was a group of at least 30 people gathered. After all, young people supposedly don’t care about politics. “Make her have a seizure!” someone called from the back of the cellar. Flickers of laughter filled the room, followed by more jokes and a...

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