BSU strengthens community with kickoff event
Sep12

BSU strengthens community with kickoff event

On Sept. 3, the Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a Black Caucus kickoff in collaboration with other student organizations to welcome those back to school and celebrate the start of a new school year at Seton Hall. Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor Taylor Newkirk said the purpose of the kickoff event is to expose the student body to the African-centered organizations on campus. Taylor Newkirk, a senior psychology major and president...

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Catholic school with no uniforms? ‘Ight imma head out’
Sep06

Catholic school with no uniforms? ‘Ight imma head out’

Since opening its doors in 1856, Seton Hall University has been an exclusively private, Catholic school. Typically when hearing “private catholic school,” most people already have a pre-programmed image in their heads of a preppy, well-dressed school-boy or girl, wearing matching uniforms bearing the school’s colors and logo. While that may be the case at many Catholic high schools, things are a little different here at Seton Hall....

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Out-of-state students share challenges in coming to N.J.
Sep06

Out-of-state students share challenges in coming to N.J.

With the fall semester underway, Seton Hall opens their doors to students from far and wide, some traveling farther than others. Out-of-state students might have to adapt to a new way of living. Some of the changes some new students face is the East Coast climate. Annabella Pastorok, a senior biology pre-dental major from Southbury, Conn., expressed that she misses her hometown cuisine. For example, her family’s homemade Italian food...

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Students attend first MTV Video Music Awards in N.J.
Sep05

Students attend first MTV Video Music Awards in N.J.

The VMAs started in 1984 to honor the best music and music videos. Other than giving awards, the award show is filled with several performers. On Aug. 26, the lineup consisted of a variety of stars, such as Lizzo, Jonas Brothers and Missy Elliott. “I was looking forward to seeing what the event would look like at the Prudential Center since I’ve only been there for Seton Hall basketball games and graduation,” Stephanie Dilorio, a...

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‘Dorm sweet dorm’: Decorating tips and tricks
Sep05

‘Dorm sweet dorm’: Decorating tips and tricks

Every August, incoming freshmen are thrust into a new environment and some live by themselves for the first time. Current students shared tips and tricks on how to make their dorms their “home away from home.” Markela Quin/Staff Photographer Some students bring souvenirs from the various places they have traveled. • There’s no place like home Feven Kebede, a junior nursing major, stressed the importance of making a dorm feel like...

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‘SHUcation’ carnival takes over the Green
Sep05

‘SHUcation’ carnival takes over the Green

On  Aug. 25, before the first day of classes, the Green trans- formed into a colorful carnival as the Student Activities Board (SAB) held its annual Blue Day Carnival following the freshman convocation. The planning of the event started long before the  day of the carnival. Trevor Gorman, a junior  economics and  finance major and  a member of SAB, said the planning for the event started two weeks into the...

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Free laundry comes to SHU, draws mixed reviews
Sep05

Free laundry comes to SHU, draws mixed reviews

Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has officially upgraded all laundry rooms on campus. The rooms are equipped with new, high-efficiency washer and dryer machines. Residents are no longer required to pay per load. In January,  The Setonian reported that Student Government Association  President Rishi Shah announced in a report last fall that free laundry “would be important to students as they would no longer have to accumulate massive...

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New org helps transfer students find ‘home’
Sep05

New org helps transfer students find ‘home’

The Transfer Student Association (TSA) is a newly-established organization on campus that provides a “home away from home” to transfer students. Ruth Kang, a senior social and behavioral science major and president of TSA, said she wants the organization to “integrate the current and incoming transfer students into their new home at Seton Hall University.” “It is our goal to answer any questions that the students may have, while also...

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PUBLIC kicks off first week of classes at SHU
Sep05

PUBLIC kicks off first week of classes at SHU

On Sept. 28, pop band PUBLIC performed in the Main Lounge at the annual “Music Under the Stars” event. The event, hosted by the Student Activities Board (SAB), was part of the University’s annual “First 56 Days” program. The pop trio consisted of Ben Lapps on percussion, Matthew Alvarado on bass and John Vaughn as the lead guitarist and vocalist. Alvarado said that the group first met in their high school jazz band. He said after...

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Tutors-in-Residence help students thrive in dormitories
Jun17

Tutors-in-Residence help students thrive in dormitories

Seton Hall offers resources to students to help them flourish academically whenever faced with a difficult task. The Tutors-In-Residence (TIR) are student tutors who live on campus and are members of the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) paraprofessional staff who help to increase community throughout the residence halls, according to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) website. TIRs can be found in Aquinas, Boland and Xavier dormitory...

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Five things students wish they knew before attending SHU
Jun17

Five things students wish they knew before attending SHU

As the new academic year approaches, current University students shared five things they wish they knew before arriving at the Hall. Kiera Alexander/ Photography Editor The vast amount of resources available on campus Allyssa Villanueva, a rising junior nursing major, said she wished she knew how easy it is to receive tutoring. She noted the difficulty of adjusting to a new routine, as she transitioned from being a regular high school...

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SHU PRIDE plans big for new academic year
Jun17

SHU PRIDE plans big for new academic year

After gaining probationary status, Seton Hall’s LGBTQ organization, Protecting and Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality (PRIDE) is planning to restructure the organization and increase their presence on campus. PRIDE obtained probationary status in the Spring 2019 semester by the Student Organization Advisory Committee. Mitchell Swinehart, a rising sophomore anthropology major and president of PRIDE, said the organization...

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