Slavic Club passes on culture through dance
Nov16

Slavic Club passes on culture through dance

The Slavic Club continued its legacy of the event Dancing Bonanza on Nov. 9 after 27 years of keeping the tradition. The event consists of performances by members of the Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, giving students the opportunity to learn about Slavic culture through dance. “Our goal is to really just inform students who are interested in Slavic culture,” said Teresa Gonzalez, club president and a senior diplomacy and...

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SHU alum, law student doesn’t let his disability define him
Nov02

SHU alum, law student doesn’t let his disability define him

On paper, Joshua Cooper is like every other college student striving toward a bright future, while also trying to balance a social life. Yet, many people fail to see the similarities between themselves and Cooper as they focus their attention to one aspect of his life: his wheel chair. At 18 months old, Cooper was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type II, a disease that affects the motor neurons of the muscles and the synapse....

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SouthNEXT festival showcases SO community art and artists
Oct19

SouthNEXT festival showcases SO community art and artists

For the past three years, the village of South Orange has celebrated its diversity by hosting local artists, musicians and other community talents at its SouthNEXT festival. The weekend-long event, which kicked off on Oct. 6 and ran through Oct. 8, highlighted the community’s cultural multiplicity and local artistry, focusing on the concept of “creative collisions.” South Orange Village trustee, Stephen Schnall, is the founder of...

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Student shares her journey of independence
Oct05

Student shares her journey of independence

For Brittany Setaro, the defining moment of when she was ready for college was the day she could put on her shoes without any help from her aunt and uncle. While most teenagers realize their independence when they get their driver’s license, the task of getting dressed by herself was the last hurdle toward independence for Setaro. The junior social and behavioral science major often struggles with everyday tasks that other students...

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Students present research to specialists in Canada
Sep28

Students present research to specialists in Canada

Binge watching a favorite TV show and spending hours lying in bed hitting the “next episode” button is how many college students spend the summer. Alyza Roman was no different, except that she was watching four seasons of “Cops,” roughly 38 episodes each, with her criminal justice professor, Dr. Lonnie Athens, and two fellow students. At the beginning of the spring 2017 semester, Athens devised a research project in which he and three...

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SHU alums’ gym-on-the-go reflects grit
Sep07

SHU alums’ gym-on-the-go reflects grit

In 2009, Rob Gasko and Allen Meretsky packed up their respective cars and drove to Seton Hall University to begin their sophomore year as randomly assigned roommates. Now, almost 10 years later, Gasko and Meretsky are packing up a van full of exercise equipment and driving to clients’ houses as they attempt to revolutionize the fitness business with their at-home-gym franchise, GYMGUYZ. Self-proclaimed “gym rats,” Meretsky, with...

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Students discuss over-protective parents
Jun19

Students discuss over-protective parents

The transition from high school to college is an essential step toward becoming an independent adult for many people. This period is often considered a time where students test the waters of autonomy with safe vests from aiding parents. Yet, through all the good intentions, students sometimes find themselves being weighed down by over-parenting. Joshua Cozzo is an admissions counselor at Seton Hall University. He explained, in his 10...

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