SNL star talks growth and politics in comedy
Feb23

SNL star talks growth and politics in comedy

Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast member and co-host of the show’s Weekend Update, Colin Jost, took the stage in the Main Lounge on Feb. 16 as a part of SAB’s Spring Comedy Show. Along with fellow comedian Mike Recine, who opened the show, the pair delivered sets packed with references to politics, love and collegiate life. Jost began his set with a series of jokes about life at Seton Hall, tackling topics from nuns playing Frisbee to...

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Seton Strings offers new musical avenue
Feb16

Seton Strings offers new musical avenue

In addition to the five music ensembles here at Seton Hall, another group is now benefitting from the university’s pool of musical talent. The newly developed chamber orchestra, Seton Strings, initially started in early January by freshman Jordan Green and junior Julia Kauffman is a smaller ensemble in comparison to the University Orchestra, but it still gives a place for musicians to perform in an intimate setting. “When I got to...

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‘Finsta’ trend keeps social life private
Feb16

‘Finsta’ trend keeps social life private

A fake Instagram account, or Finsta, is a new trend in social media that offers an alternative to expressing oneself through a single Instagram account. “A Finsta is just an Instagram where people are able to express a more in-depth persona,” said Kyle Izquierdo,a sophomore IT Management major. Originally created to escape parents’ and other professionals’ invasions of social media platforms like Facebook and subsequently Instagram,...

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Signing off in style: get crafty with grad caps
Feb15

Signing off in style: get crafty with grad caps

With graduation still months away, senior diplomacy major Marianna Eboli has already begun reaching out to students, offering to design their caps for graduation. In fact, on Feb. 13, within the first day of posting the offer on social media, three students had commissioned caps from Eboli.  She explained that her first experience designing caps came last year after she decided to design a cap as a present for her boyfriend, Mitch...

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SHU acapella group hits the right notes
Feb09

SHU acapella group hits the right notes

Mixing songs, dropping  beats, hitting notes and making harmonies, all without instruments, is the foundation for acapella. Now, Seton Hall has a group of its own, Seton Notes. Seton Notes, had its debut in fall 2015, but became official in the fall 2016 semester. Amanda Derosa, a sophomore business management major and president of Seton Notes, explained that the group is about more than just singing covers and “dropping sick beats,”...

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Comedian Tom Papa delivers laughs at SOPAC
Jan26

Comedian Tom Papa delivers laughs at SOPAC

Danny DeVito, Abbott and Costello, Kevin Spacey; we all know these names pretty well. They are people that make us laugh. The next big laugh comes from a man named Tom Papa.     Born and raised in Passaic, N.J., you might have seen Papa during his standup special on Netflix called “Tom Papa Live In New York City,” his guest appearance on the Stephen Colbert show, or maybe you’ve listened to his weekly podcast on Sirius XM...

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SHU club seeks to share art with others

A club largely run by underclassmen is using its passion for creating art to send messages regarding social issues and working to bring the community together, according to club president Michael Cappelluti. Cappelluti explained that P.O.E.T.I.C. is an acronym that stands for People of Education Together Influencing Culture. The group of students, ranging from 15-20 regular members, meets every week during the semester to perform...

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SAB ushers in neon New Year
Jan19

SAB ushers in neon New Year

Seton Hall’s Student Activities Board (SAB) is busy preparing one of its biggest events of the year, the Winter Formal.  This year, after much group collaboration, the Campus Life Board decided on a “Blacklight” theme for the annual soiree. “The theme is something we thought about and focused on for this ball, especially with things like the lighting system and the decorations all the way down to the centerpieces”, said Daniel...

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Dating apps reflect social change
Jan18

Dating apps reflect social change

A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that the percentage adults aged 18-24 using dating apps quadrupled since 2013. Among the more than 2,000 people surveyed, those who reported ever using dating apps rose from five percent in 2013 to 22 percent two years later. Sociology Professor Leslie Bunnage explained this increase in popularity as a reflection of the major role technology plays in everyday life. “For younger people, who have...

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Fashion Club holds holiday pop-up shop
Dec08

Fashion Club holds holiday pop-up shop

On Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the SHU Fashion Club hosted its first-ever Holiday Pop Up Shop in the Chancellor’s Suite. Madison Schott, president and co-founder of the club, said the Fashion Club is entrepreneurial and wanted to combine both fashion and business in one event. “We figured a lot of people are looking for gifts during the holidays but have no time to go to the local mall, nor does the mall offer great...

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SHU hosts third annual Art in the Hall contest
Dec08

SHU hosts third annual Art in the Hall contest

Stafford Hall will be showcasing a few select art pieces from the winners and honorably mentioned artists who participated in the third annual art in the Hall contest. The paintings will be displayed throughout 2017. The third annual art in the Hall contest featured art forms representing the select artists’ visions on the theme of social justice. The deadline was Dec. 2. The art pieces will be judged by select student...

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SHU celebrates “12 Acts of Christmas Kindness”
Dec07

SHU celebrates “12 Acts of Christmas Kindness”

Seton Hall’s “12 Acts of Christmas Kindness” is an initiative that encourages students and faculty to perform 12 acts of kindness as the holidays approach. The movement was inspired by Hillary Sadlon (‘14), a former nursing student who performed 22 acts of kindness to celebrate turning 22 in 2013. She inspired the University to start this initiative, according to the Seton Hall website. The initiative also focuses on two current Seton...

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