Case on affirmative action shines spotlight on power and opportunity
Feb24

Case on affirmative action shines spotlight on power and opportunity

I am a student. I am representative of a minority group. I am also aspiring to be an attorney. So, when it comes to assessing a Supreme Court case on affirmative action in university admissions, especially after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, my eyes and ears are wide open. When it comes down to it, it’s all about power. The balance of power tied to opportunity. The power of nine justices. The power to make major legal...

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WSOU brings ESPN’s Bob Picozzi to SHU
Feb11

WSOU brings ESPN’s Bob Picozzi to SHU

Bob Picozzi: A sportscaster, a legend, a man with a smooth, gruff and easygoing voice with a deep undertone in every word he speaks, rolls out smoothly as Matthew McConaughey’s voice in the Lincoln MKC commercial. Picozzi, an anchor for ESPN Radio’s Sports Center and a regular play-by-play announcer for college basketball and football for ESPN television and radio, visited Seton Hall University’s WSOU station on Jan. 27. The two-hour...

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Social media gives news, influences social change
Dec09

Social media gives news, influences social change

Social media holds great power, good and bad, but it also illustrates the unrelenting spirit of the worldwide community. Flashback to when I was a naive kid who first started using Facebook. The statuses my friends and I posted consisted of daily statements of our boring teenage lives about completing chores and surviving tiring days at school. Social media, at the time, was used for posting pictures, writing statuses, liking pages...

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No Shave November: What’s your beard type?
Nov18

No Shave November: What’s your beard type?

  Mustaches, goatees, soul patches, chin straps, stubbles and full beards are growing and taking over campus this month. Whether it’s channeling the ‘70s mustache or Drake’s beard, the men of Seton Hall University are not shaving for No-Shave November. But, it’s not just men, women can put down their razors for the entire month to raise awareness for cancer, too. According to the No-Shave November website, the goal of No-Shave...

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Feminism promotes equality, empowerment for all genders
Nov11

Feminism promotes equality, empowerment for all genders

  The “F” word that might provoke some puzzled looks and even eye rolls, is feminism. But, let’s face it, there’s no way to mute this term or the context that it’s placed in. Yet, when it’s said in a classroom, some students might get annoyed or better yet, inspired to debate. Feminism can be misidentified as hating men. It led me to believe that I should avoid the term at allcosts and I’ve heard the word in a negative context....

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Saxophone: an instrument to help the homeless
Oct28

Saxophone: an instrument to help the homeless

  The sweet and soothing sound of a golden musical instrument could be heard throughout campus. A musician’s talented fingers press on the keys to create a rhythm that is bad to the bone. His music is reminiscent of movies with dim-lit jazz bars, where musicians and people go to be surrounded in the soul-searching rhythm of blues and jazz. Leo Ricketts, a junior secondary education and history major, picked up the shiny...

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TV broadcasts slanted news for better ratings rather than newsworthiness
Oct07

TV broadcasts slanted news for better ratings rather than newsworthiness

Trump. Trump. Trump. Womp. Womp. Womp. No, this is not another article solely focusing on a loudmouthed, world-class egomaniac businessman who has transformed in notability through statements like “I’ve made a lot money in my business” to “You’re fired” to “I will build a big wall.” The concern here is how news outlets have exclusively focused on politicians like Donald Trump and many insignificant matters compared to more important...

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Gun control: A crusade to find a sense of security

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution provides these rights to every citizen in the nation. Quite notably during this 21st century, this secured liberty has turned into a nationwide debate on gun violence. I want to pull your focus onto these words – “the right...

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Democrats, Republicans, Politicians…and Generation Y
Sep23

Democrats, Republicans, Politicians…and Generation Y

People say Donald Trump is loud and arrogant, but aren’t all politicians braggarts in their own customized ways? Politicians are similar to little children who haven’t had their afternoon naps. They can be highly persuasive in getting their way once enforcing their own personalized temper tantrums rather than listening to and understanding others. Now, I’m not saying that they’ll scream and cry, but they do know how to fight back...

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Collection sculpts culture, narratives
Sep16

Collection sculpts culture, narratives

Culture. Perspective. Narrative. Art captures the life, beauty, issues and interconnected, but varied, perspectives which ultimately create narratives. The Wash is Gallery presenting “A River Depends on its Tributaries,” an exhibit that explores contemporary art and African culture. The exhibit provides a different perspective through bringing distinct works based on a culture dissimilar to Seton Hall. Whether it be a colorful...

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