Students advise on how to navigate SHUFLY
Jun18

Students advise on how to navigate SHUFLY

At Seton Hall, Public Safety provides the SHUFLY and SafeRide services daily to bring students to where they need to go around South Orange and beyond. The SHUFLY is a free service that transports students to various locations throughout South Orange. These include stops on campus, along South Orange Avenue and Valley Street, RiteAid, South Orange Train Station, Ora Manor and Stop & Shop. On Saturdays, the SHUFLY travels to the...

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K Kakes Cakery offers Jamaican taste
Apr04

K Kakes Cakery offers Jamaican taste

South Orange’s food options include Thai, Ethiopian, Japanese, Italian, Indian and Mexican cuisine. A new Jamaican eatery is now adding a little Caribbean flavor to the Village. K Kakes Cakery is a full-service cafe and bakery that specializes in Jamaican baked products and American products with a Jamaican flair. Located in the Third and Valley apartment complex, the bakery offers a variety of Jamaican goods from plantain tarts and...

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Father/son alum duo open burger joint with knowledge from SHU
Sep22

Father/son alum duo open burger joint with knowledge from SHU

Phil and Paul Sannitti have Seton Hall running through their veins. Both graduated from here and fervently support the school. This past December, the father and son opened Burgers Grilled Right, nicknamed BGR, which keeps both Seton Hall students and meat lovers in mind. The restaurant is located on South Orange Ave, just blocks away from campus. The Sannitti’s, from Long Valley, N.J., started at Friendly’s. Phil, father and Class of...

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Inspired Minds exhibit inspires young artists
Jun19

Inspired Minds exhibit inspires young artists

Within the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC’s) Inspired Minds Exhibit, up and coming artists have the opportunity showcase their pieces to a broad audience. For many of them, it is their first time in a gallery display. Linda Beard, SOPAC’s Director of Community of Engagement, explained that the art is dynamic in different ways. “A lot of the times we’re surprised at what the students are representing in their artwork,”...

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Village president works toward ‘communiversity’
Apr19

Village president works toward ‘communiversity’

Sheena Collum came to Seton Hall University as a student in 2002 with a scholarship for the Brownson Speech and Debate team and immediately saw the potential in the South Orange community. She had traveled from her home in Starkville, Mississippi to her birthplace in New Jersey with goals that were tangible in her mind. Collum began pursuing her passion for politics early in life, attending South Orange board of trustees meeings by...

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South Orange restaurant only hires SHU students
Mar30

South Orange restaurant only hires SHU students

Walia, a cozy Ethiopian restaurant located in the business and cultural center of the village of South Orange, opned in February 2013. Named after Walia, an endangered species of the ibex family found only in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, the restaurant serves a variety of dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, rich with traditional Ethiopian flavors. Like many habits, the pursuit of authentic ethnic food can get expensive....

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Burger joint offers SHU discount
Feb16

Burger joint offers SHU discount

Burgers Grilled Right, a new restaurant in South Orange, is owned by Paul Sannitti, a Seton Hall University alumnus from the class of 2013. Sannitti said that while he was still attending Seton Hall he had the idea to open a restaurant for the students and the South Orange community that “embraced the SHU community.” Sannitti has paid homage to some of the great Seton Hall athletes that later led professional careers in the “Pirates...

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Students go Loco for local cuisine
Feb09

Students go Loco for local cuisine

In the 80s, South Orange was without a Mexican restaurant leaving the door open for Ignacio Guzman to seize an opportunity. Toro Loco is a family owned Mexican restaurant located at 23 Valley Street in South Orange. Teresa Guzman, the owner of Toro Loco said,“30 years ago, the market was void of Mexican Food, and that void needed to be filled. My brother, Ignacio, recognized the need.  He was the one with the initial idea and drive to...

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Village Pizzeria goes extra mile to serve
Jan26

Village Pizzeria goes extra mile to serve

Situated on South Orange Avenue, Village Pizzeria is a small and cozy restaurant just yards from campus. From ziti with vodka sauce to traditional cheese pizza, customers have a variety to choose from. A notable aspect of Village Pizzeria’s charm comes from its affordability. The restaurant’s Tuesday giant pie special, where one pie costs $7, is one of the reasons for its popularity among Seton Hall students.     When asked what the...

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Ariyoshi has unique twist on Japanese food
Dec08

Ariyoshi has unique twist on Japanese food

Ariyoshi is a unique restaurant in South Orange, providing a modern, inventive twist on Japanese cuisine, offering both traditional and new takes on sushi. April Lium, the co-owner and manager of the restaurant, said that the eatery is passionate about the food it serves. “That’s our main purpose, it’s what keeps us going,” Lium said. She added that Ariyoshi’s main goal is to keep things fresh, a goal that is shown with their...

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Waffle shop a staple for SHU students
Oct26

Waffle shop a staple for SHU students

A home for authentic Belgian waffles and individually brewed coffees, espressos and cappuccinos, the Grid Iron Waffle Shop has been a part of downtown South Orange for almost 10 years. Students and faculty love spending time at this café because of its relaxed, welcoming environment. “Me and my best friend have been going there every Saturday since Memorial Day weekend, it’s like our tradition of going into the village for waffles,”...

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Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” showing at SOPAC
Oct24

Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” showing at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is producing Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale The Princess and the Pea, beginning Oct.15. This production is part of SOPAC’s Kids ‘N Family Performances series that works to promote learning, imagination, and creativity in young people. Their hope is that by exposing children to the magic of live performances early on, that they will foster a life-long passion for the arts. The...

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