Seton Hall ‘disgusted’ with reported campus rapes
Oct19

Seton Hall ‘disgusted’ with reported campus rapes

The newly released Annual Security Report revealed that six rapes were reported on campus in 2015, spurring dialogue among students and leaving varying impressions on the SHU community. Each of the six rapes were reported by females, said Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Karen Van Norman. She added that the reports involved five women with one woman reporting two different assaults. Students are upset over these rapes on...

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Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015
Oct05

Annual Security Report shows six rapes reported in 2015

  Six reported rapes occurred on campus in 2015, according to Seton Hall’s Annual Security Report, which is in compliance with the Campus Security Act and was released Oct. 1. The Campus Security Act mandates universities to report all crime that has happened on university property, including crimes such as burglary, rape, fondling and stalking. It also requires all universities receiving federal student aid funds to publish an...

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New year, same mystery: SHU student still missing
Sep28

New year, same mystery: SHU student still missing

As of Sept. 29, it has been 291 days since Seton Hall student John Fernandez went missing on Dec. 13, 2015. However, to the police team searching for him and his friends here at SHU, it feels like an eternity. Fernandez, who was a senior accounting major and commuter from Middletown N.J., went missing unexpectedly around the time of finals last year. According to Middletown Township Police Department, there was not much of a trace; a...

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Financial aid refund checks leave some owing even more
Sep21

Financial aid refund checks leave some owing even more

The email alerting Simi Patel, a sophomore diplomacy major, to pick up a refund check in Bayley Hall because there were excess funds in her bursar account meant receiving a check of about $400, which delighted her. However, what she and other students are not realizing is that many times a refund check is the first warning that they may be over borrowing. “I didn’t know about interest or over borrowing. This definitely needs to be...

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SALT Program adds spice to personal finance education
Sep14

SALT Program adds spice to personal finance education

Stephanie Santora, a senior communication major, has a fear of graduating and paying off the loans she has acquired over her four years of college. Her eyes grew wide when she learned that Seton Hall offers a program  to help relieve some of this stress for students. That program is known as SALT. SALT is a nationwide initiative that SHU partnered with in April 2015 to help provide financial education and support to students. Last...

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‘Average Joe’ takes extraordinary step to drop first album
Mar30

‘Average Joe’ takes extraordinary step to drop first album

Senior Biology major Joe Melillo has always been called to serving others in unique ways. Whether he was running across the country raising over $4,900 for cancer patients, or when he is on duty as a Resident Assistant in the upperclassmen dorms, Melillo helps others through his talents. A new talent is coming to light for Melillo, this time helping college students through music. Melillo will be dropping his first album entitled...

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GDS acts on student taste, concerns
Feb24

GDS acts on student taste, concerns

The first thing Chef Derek Culver made in home economics class was an apron. He likes to say it was the start of his career. From that moment, at the age of 10, Derek has been making delicious food with one simple secret ingredient: care. This ingredient has spread through not only the food that he creates, but through the newly improved Gourmet Dining Services product. Derek is the man behind the popular mac and cheese and buffalo...

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Student film showcased in SOMA film festival
Feb11

Student film showcased in SOMA film festival

Who knew that when the Jehovah’s Witnesses were doing their rounds in fall of 2014, they would actually be helping to launch Senior Matthew Borrello’s film career. An idea after the infamous group knocked at his door led to his first film “Dinner Time,” which will be featured at the upcoming SOMA Film Festival. The SOMA Film Festival will take place at the SOPAC theatre from Feb. 12 through 14. This is a chance for filmmakers, ranging...

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Legacies of the Hall shine with Pirate pride
Jan28

Legacies of the Hall shine with Pirate pride

  Moving in to Seton Hall freshmen year is a whirlwind of experiences. Whether it was the pouring rain that accompanied move-in day in 2014 or simply the raw emotions saying goodbye to family each year, it is a hectic day for many.    Among all of the craziness, seldom does anyone stop and think of the many Pirates that walked through the same halls or even lived in the same room.    Pirate Pride at the Hall runs as deep as 1856...

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Keep grounded while you hit the ground running
Jan13

Keep grounded while you hit the ground running

“The older I get the more and more I understand Britney’s 2007 breakdown,” was overheard at Walsh library. This was the year of when Britney Spears shaved her head, leaving many speechless. ABC News published an article which posed the question, “What Caused Britney’s Breakdown?” There was a lot of speculation, but most focused on one: stress. Meredith Grey said it best in Grey’s Anatomy, “Every pressurized system needs a relief...

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Sister Act: Seton Hall nuns called to service
Dec09

Sister Act: Seton Hall nuns called to service

For more than 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has been run by men. But religious women have always played an important role and that is one reason young women are still becoming nuns. Campus ministers, Sister Francesca Therese and Sr. Ange Marie, Apostolic Sisters of St. John, said the Church could not actually run without the help of women. “Men and women alike have to find our special grace and gifts and learn to work together,”...

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WSOU DJ spins way to national award
Nov04

WSOU DJ spins way to national award

By the time students graduate, hopefully they have a better understanding of what they are going to do post-undergrad life. Throughout college, along the way, students may achieve campus accomplishments. Senior Ryan Flannery has taken his experience out of the garden state and received national recognition from College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) and NextRadio for a radio commercial spot that he produced. WSOU received notification of...

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