Songwriting student balances classes, concerts and album releases
Dec07

Songwriting student balances classes, concerts and album releases

Singer-songwriter and junior marketing major Mike Cappelluti has released two albums, performed a summer tour and sang in Ireland on the same stage Ed Sheeran played, all while balancing a normal college lifestyle. At the age of five, Cappelluti placed hands on his first piano, mastering classical music by age 11. “I was in a family friend’s basement, smashing my fists against a piano,” Cappelluti said. “I was told I couldn’t touch it...

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Michelangelo at the Met
Dec07

Michelangelo at the Met

On Dec. 12, a group of 45 students and faculty will take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The MET was founded in 1870 and according to metmuseum.org, the museum houses over 5,000 years of art within its walls. On this trip, students will be touring and experiencing the latest exhibition titled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsmen and Designer.” The free trip is sponsored by the Alberto Italian Studies Institute...

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WSOU presents Wreck the Halls concert series
Dec07

WSOU presents Wreck the Halls concert series

Twenty years ago, the metalcore band Hatebreed released their first album and WSOU is commemorating the band’s anniversary by holding “Wreck the Halls,” a series of three concerts at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, N.J. Hatebreed, one of the most prominent bands played on WSOU, will be headlining the first show of the series on Dec. 9, and the final two shows will feature the band Clutch on Dec. 28 and the band Thursday on Dec....

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SHU kicks off holiday with tree lighting
Dec07

SHU kicks off holiday with tree lighting

There was a buzz in the air as students and members of the South Orange community convened on the Green Tuesday to celebrate the 8th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Christmas at The Hall kicked off with Mass in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception, followed by the Blessing of the Creche and finally the tree lighting, where students and families enjoyed hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols by various music ensembles on...

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Students Dress for Success to fight stereotypes
Dec07

Students Dress for Success to fight stereotypes

“Issa standard” is a saying that united the members of the Black Men of Standard (BMS) at Seton Hall on the evening of Nov. 29 in the McNulty Amphitheatre. Dozens of students, dressed in suits and ties for the event, “Think for Success Dress for Success.” The event was created and led by Professor Donnell Pierre, who initiated BMS in 2010. For the event, BMS partnered with Gentlemen of Leadership and Distinction (G.O.L.D). Members of...

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MAC celebrates 2nd annual event with international holiday customs
Dec07

MAC celebrates 2nd annual event with international holiday customs

Seton Hall’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) hosted its second annual holiday celebration in the Main Lounge on Dec. 5. The event, called “In the Americas,” was co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs and focused on the different holiday cultures of North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands. Chinez Madueke, advisor for MAC and assistant director for Leadership Development, said that the idea for the...

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Non-traditional students come together to feel welcome at SHU
Nov30

Non-traditional students come together to feel welcome at SHU

Janica Go, a first year international graduate student from the Philippines, studies marriage and family therapy at Seton Hall but she is someone who does not feel capable of immersing herself within the student body. Her background as a graduate and international student causes her to feel unsure as to whether she will fit in with clubs on campus, despite wanting to join them. The Non-Traditional Student Association is a new club on...

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Accounting major opens successful biking business
Nov30

Accounting major opens successful biking business

Deniz Yalcin, a senior accounting major and student entrepreneur, opened his own business, American Electric Cycle, this past summer in Brigantine, N.J. His business partner saw similar bikes down in Florida and together they came up with the idea to bring the concept up to New Jersey and sell them by the beach. Yalcin commented on the success of the business in its first month of operation. “We made 30 grand in the first month so it...

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Stillman student offered scholarship, job and Oxford admission
Nov30

Stillman student offered scholarship, job and Oxford admission

Approximately 8,000 miles from Seton Hall University, Dominique Fortes reminisces on how her life motto guided her to teach in Taiwan: “why not?” Fortes, a ’17 SHU graduate from the Stillman School of Business, followed this motto throughout her time at Seton Hall, pushing herself to take advantage of various opportunities on campus and beyond. Because of this, she had a decision to make: attend the University of Oxford for graduate...

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Student presents paper at philosophy conference
Nov30

Student presents paper at philosophy conference

In October, sophomore philosophy major Felipe Pereira was selected to present his research paper, “Libertarianism and a Counterfactual Account of Freedom” at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Southern Illinois University. In the paper, Pereira argued that we all have free will. The paper began as just an assignment for his meta-physics class, but Pereira later found himself editing the paper multiple times with feedback from...

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Professors discuss connecting with students
Nov30

Professors discuss connecting with students

On Nov. 21, the Center for Faculty Development sponsored a session aimed at suggesting ways faculty can facilitate the conversation with students about current events in their classes. The event, titled “Teaching after Charlottesville,” featured a panel of Seton Hall faculty from various departments speaking about different approaches they take when discussing emotionally-charged subjects. The panel consisted of Dr. W. King Mott,...

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Disabled students battle unemployment
Nov30

Disabled students battle unemployment

In 2015, the American Community Survey found that 64.8 percent of Americans with disabilities aged 21 to 64 were unemployed. The survey was based on responses from 198,395 participants and included disabilities ranging from hearing and vision difficulties, to independent living difficulties. Comparatively, the unemployment rate for adults in the same age range without a disability was 21.7 percent. According to Angela Millman,...

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