SHUNA offers debate and friendship

The Seton Hall United Nations Association (SHUNA) debates topics that address global issues, both historical and current, in a very similar fashion to actual United Nations committees. According to club members, SHUNA involves thorough research, intense collaboration and critical thinking skills executed through public speaking, writing and debating. The team competes with students from different universities in order to mimic the...

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Incoming freshmen talk expectations
Jun18

Incoming freshmen talk expectations

Students like Harshana Ghoorhoo have come a long way to get to SHU. For Ghoorhoo, a diplomacy and international relations and modern languages major, this transition is quite literal. She is an international student from Mauritius, an island nation on the Indian Ocean. Though she will be far from home, she said that her primary concern is making the most of her college experience. “I wish to be able to share my beliefs and culture and...

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Meet the RAs: An initial connection to campus
Jun18

Meet the RAs: An initial connection to campus

“Being a resident assistant is such an eclectic job that it is hard to describe all that goes into it,” said Felipe Bueno, a senior diplomacy and economics major. Students living in the residence halls are guided by resident assistants, known as “RAs.” They are SHU students tasked with leading a section of a floor in the building. Bueno, an RA in Aquinas Hall, said that an RA’s main responsibility is to be a resource for students,...

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English students read up and work in major
May02

English students read up and work in major

Being an English major is much more challenging than most people think, Emily Parise, a senior English, philosophy and creative writing major, pointed out that it requires a lot of intense reading, writing, thinking and class participation. Parise, who is the president of the English Club, typically begins her day opening the Writing Center and tutoring students. After that, she heads to class where she puts her hours of reading and...

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School of Theology looks to future with first female dean
May02

School of Theology looks to future with first female dean

Dr. Maria Pascuzzi is the first female associate dean for undergraduate students in the School of Theology. Since starting her job on July 1, 2017, Pascuzzi said she has enjoyed her role of advising students and guiding them on the right path. Emma Coulter, a senior theology major, said she sees Pascuzzi as a compassionate, reliable adviser. “She genuinely cares about my education and how I’m doing,” Coulter said. “She makes me feel...

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Pirates For Life speak out for their beliefs
May02

Pirates For Life speak out for their beliefs

For Gregory Lobo, a sophomore history major, the pro-life movement is personal. Lobo was born with spina bifida, a neurological condition. While his mom was pregnant with him, scans revealed that Lobo had a hole in his back, indicative of the disorder. When his parents went back for the next test, the radiologist said to them, “We already diagnosed this. Why haven’t you taken care of it?” Because other options for fetal treatment were...

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Student spreads the wealth with cryptocurrency
Apr25

Student spreads the wealth with cryptocurrency

It is no secret that college students have a reputation for being broke. However, Vanessa Colmenares, a biochemistry, molecular biology and philosophy major, recently got involved with a new way to make money by investing in cryptocurrency through Forex. According to CoinTelegraph, cryptocurrency is “a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange.” Transactions are verified through the use of cryptography. They...

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WSOU student one of nation’s three Rising Stars
Apr25

WSOU student one of nation’s three Rising Stars

Thousands of people tune in each day to the critically acclaimed WSOU, Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio station. Talented students get to practice and showcase their skills, playing heavy metal rock or reporting the news: Alicia Campos, a junior digital sound and media major, is one of those many talented students. She started working for WSOU her freshman year after being inspired by meeting with the staff there previously. “When I came to...

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Math majors open to a world of possibilities
Apr18

Math majors open to a world of possibilities

There are students who learn about the importance of international relations between nations, others who study the mind to learn more about the self and there are those who study one of the fundamental building blocks of any academic field, mathematics. Students majoring in math learn everything from algebra to statistics and how that knowledge can be applied to everyday life. While math is not everyone’s strongest suit, the students...

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Student mail room workers keep campus deliveries in order
Apr05

Student mail room workers keep campus deliveries in order

There is one group of students whose work often goes unseen but who regularly serve the SHU community: the students who work in the mail room. The mailroom, located in the basement of Mooney Hall, is more than just the opportunity to organize student mail. It offers many services to the student body, like organizing and sending out any mail or online orders that come into the University. Jhonatan Garcia, a freshman criminal justice...

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Modern language majors aim for fluency, not just good grades
Apr05

Modern language majors aim for fluency, not just good grades

Learning a language is no easy task. So balancing a new language at college, along with the other core requirements that are already overwhelming is quite a task. For modern language students here at Seton Hall University, it is an everyday reality. For an Asian Studies major, a 24 credit requirement from the language department has to be met in order to graduate from the University. While she doesn’t think it is hard to pass the...

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Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service
Apr04

Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service

Stacie Elfo, a senior psychology major, has an interesting home life: She lives on a goat farm. The farm is located in Hillsborough, N.J., and the Elfo family has operated it since 1924. The property itself dates back to the 1720s. An immigrant Dutch Family first owned it and currently the Elfo’s raise livestock, but in the past, it harvested crops such as corn, hay, and tomatoes. John Elfo, Stacie’s father, explained the history of...

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