Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year
Nov14

Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year

For as long as I can remember, college has always been difficult. Being a first generation college student is one of the most stressful situations I have ever been placed in. Learning to navigate college without familial assistance has been very difficult. I originally thought college was going to be a 24-hour party, but instead it was as if adulthood slapped me across the face. By my second semester, it dawned on me that nobody was...

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S.O. businesses donate to make an impact on hunger and homelessness
Nov10

S.O. businesses donate to make an impact on hunger and homelessness

Sadie’s boutique and Seton Hall’s Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE) hosted a food drive on Nov. 4 to celebrate the purchase of South Orange’s Kitchen a la Mode, a kitchen supplies store. Catherine Fisher, the owner of Sadie’s and more recent owner of Kitchen a la Mode, hosts philanthropic donations every month and partnered with DOVE this month. “My mission when I opened my first store was to be ethical and philanthropic because we...

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Seton Hall visited by renowned philosopher
Oct31

Seton Hall visited by renowned philosopher

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek visited SHU on Oct. 24 to give a presentation as part of the university’s Poetry-in-the-Round series. Žižek, who is internationally recognized and is one of the “Top 100 Global Speakers,” according to Foreign Policy, gave a talk called “Samuel Beckett as the Writer of Political Abstraction; or, What Can Beckett Tell Us about the Alt-Right and Political Correctness?” in the Jubilee Hall auditorium....

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APO preps to host first charity ball
Oct18

APO preps to host first charity ball

Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Seton Hall’s co-ed service fraternity, will be hosting its first charity ball to benefit homeless families on Nov. 2 in Bethany Hall. According to Seton Hall’s student organization list, Alpha Phi Omega is one of several political and social justice organizations on campus that prides themselves on servicing the surrounding communities. Dennis Schuck, a junior political science major and president of APO,...

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Pirates voice parking concerns on campus
Sep26

Pirates voice parking concerns on campus

A Seton Hall student reportedly found a golf cart sitting in a parking spot in the Xavier Hall parking lot, upsetting many commuter students about the price they pay for parking permits. Edward Sullivan, a senior political science major, noticed one day that a SHU golf cart was sitting in a parking spot under Xavier Hall. He was driving his car in the parking corridor under Xavier Hall looking for a spot. Sullivan said he then saw the...

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Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community
Sep13

Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., also known as the “Zetas,” is a sorority that has dedicated itself to serving the community for more than 19 years. The organization is part of the United Greek Council at Seton Hall. Monika Soto, a junior social work major, is the president of the Psi Pi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. “It truly is an honor to be the president of the award-winning Psi Pi chapter,” Soto said “We have continuously set the...

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Students talk mental health services
Sep06

Students talk mental health services

Seton Hall offers several resources on campus that support students with their mental health. Students can visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Health Services for support and assistance. “We offer students an opportunity to express their feelings and problem solve,” said Diane Lynch, the director of Health Services. “Our staff are trained to provide basic interventions to help a student cope by providing relaxation...

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Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art
Jun18

Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art

Seton Hall held its commencement ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 21, where many students decorated their graduation caps with a few unique themes and designs. Here are some of the graduation caps captured along with a few tips and tricks provided by students on decorating them. Incorporate something meaningful and personal Mansi Patel, a biology major and graduate, described the inspiration behind her cap by relating it back to...

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SHU to welcome new restaurants
May02

SHU to welcome new restaurants

In fall 2018, Seton Hall students will have several new places to eat and hang out with their friends. The school is acquiring a Jersey Mike’s Subs, Pirate Bowls, and there will be a cafe in Jubilee Hall. Jersey Mike’s Subs will offer an array of cold sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, cheese steaks and gluten free options. The brand new Pirate Bowls will feature acai bowls that are organic, GMO free and will also have a selection of...

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Social media becomes a learning tool on campus
Apr11

Social media becomes a learning tool on campus

This semester, Seton Hall University’s staff has actively been trying to integrate social media into the learning process. Since the creation of MySpace in the mid 2000s, social media has become a part of our daily lives. Social media has helped spread everyday news, emergencies throughout the world, popular culture and politics.  The world has never been better connected. Daniel Mullen, a junior public relations major, said, “Social...

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Student journeys to Moscow for foreign policy studies
Apr11

Student journeys to Moscow for foreign policy studies

Many students dream of studying a semester abroad. Whether it be in Europe, Australia or Asia, Seton Hall students have crossed multiple oceans to experience different cultures. Alexandro Granata, a junior diplomacy major, has spent the past two semesters studying abroad in Moscow, Russia. Granata has been studying at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, primarily focusing on advancing his studies on foreign policy. The...

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Jesse McCartney and KYLE get SHU community ‘jumping’
Mar22

Jesse McCartney and KYLE get SHU community ‘jumping’

On March 16, Seton Hall University’s Main Lounge was filled with music both old and new, with musicians Jesse McCartney and KYLE featured in this year’s Spring Concert. Many students remembered McCartney from their younger days, singing along to his song ‘Beautiful Soul,’ which was a hit in 2004. McCartney, who opened the show, said that coming to SHU was important to him because many of his fans are in college. McCartney said he took...

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