Letter to the Editor
Feb20

Letter to the Editor

Photo via Flickr -Jacob Anikulapo To The Editor: It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism, “the means of production” are owned and controlled by all of the people. In other words, in true Socialism all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled and run by all of the people for the good and...

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Break out of your comfort zone, and you will rise
Feb20

Break out of your comfort zone, and you will rise

Sometimes life just smacks you across the face, and everything lately seems to be going awry. You could be faced with a mountainous workload, personal life issues, or a challenge you just can’t overcome. A bunch of things keep going wrong, and suddenly your life is like a game of Jenga, and one more wrong move might make you want to fall to pieces. Photo via Flickr – Werner Peer To add to that, we live in a technological age in...

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On Valentine’s Day, learn to love yourself first
Feb16

On Valentine’s Day, learn to love yourself first

With Valentine’s Day being an unofficial American holiday, I understand that there’s this societal pressure to engage in romantic love and be part of a relationship that transcends the individual. For me, this day is an opportunity to reflect on myself and on the importance of learning to love myself first. As lovely and exciting as romantic love is, there is still something to be said about being your own best friend and learning to...

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All cancel culture is not created equal
Feb16

All cancel culture is not created equal

If you’ve been on the internet in the past few years, you’ve no doubt read about, witnessed or even participated in cancel culture. Vice defines cancel culture as “a makeshift digital contract wherein people loosely agree not to support a person (especially economically) in order to somehow deprive them of their livelihood.” Lisa Nakamura, a professor at the University of Michigan, described it as “a cultural boycott,” to The New York...

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SuperBowl halftime show left much to be desired
Feb06

SuperBowl halftime show left much to be desired

Within 72 hours, Maroon 5’s halftime show performance has accumulated over 700,000 dislikes on YouTube. The video has yet to reach 100,000 likes, thus positioning Super Bowl LIII’s halftime fumble into an infamous category of YouTube’s bin of trolled, despised content. Adam Levine, Travis Scott and Big Boi took Center Stage on Feb. 3 in Atlanta, Ga. with stunningly abysmal vocal performances and an energy so low that even the Patriots...

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In response to “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website”
Feb06

In response to “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website”

Regarding the recent article entitled, “SHU removes anti-gay organization from website” which was published on Jan. 31, I would like to clarify certain points about “Courage International” and the Catholic identity of our University that have been smeared because of the emotional frustration of a few. “Courage International” is a Catholic organization that exists to help those who suffer from unwanted same sex attraction in order to...

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We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust
Feb06

We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust

This week it was brought to our attention that a reporter for The Setonian fabricated the quotes and majors in an article that ran in last week’s paper. We at The Setonian became aware of this after the subjects in this article reached out to us and said that they never spoke with this reporter. The writer has been fired and is no longer welcome at the paper. In addition to this, the students who were misquoted have been apologized to...

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Now is the time to act on climate change, or else
Jan30

Now is the time to act on climate change, or else

When I was born in 1999 in a small town just across the river from Philadelphia, it must’ve seemed to my family that I had a bright future ahead of me. I was being brought into a new millennium propelled by unprecedented economic growth, ever-advancing technology, and a new era of peace ushered in by the end of the Cold War. Americans, by and large, were closing out an era of rapid positive change, eager to see what the year 2000 and...

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We need a moderate candidate to run
Jan30

We need a moderate candidate to run

We’re past the midterms, we’re past the shutdown (for now), and as of Jan. 20, we’re officially halfway done with Donald Trump’s presidency. We all know what this means: campaign announcement season! Photo via Flickr Over the past few weeks, politicians across the United States have announced campaigns. These presidential hopefuls include: California senator Kamala Harris, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro,...

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SGA creates environmental commission
Jan30

SGA creates environmental commission

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Fellow Pirates: We are excited to formally introduce a Student Government Association Senate bill, which creates the executive agency, Environmental Protection and Conservation Commission (EPACC). This executive agency will henceforth act as the overarching agency regarding environmental concerns on campus. This agency will neither hinder nor end the efforts of the campus-wide initiative Blue Goes Green....

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Student athletes need to care about their mental health
Jan23

Student athletes need to care about their mental health

Students and college athletes are being offered more resources for mental health than they ever have before. The stigma around mental health is being broken down, slowly, every day. A question that still arises, however, is why it’s so hard for student-athletes to get the help they need. Photo via Flickr/aaron.lee96 A 2016 study published to the BMJ Medical Journal showed that depression symptoms are present in a about a quarter of...

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This government shutdown is a disgrace
Jan23

This government shutdown is a disgrace

As I’m sure you’re all aware, we are now in Day 34 of the government shutdown. This is the longest shutdown in United States history, surpassing the previous record of 21 days during the Clinton administration over education, the environment and Medicare, among other issues. Before that, the longest shutdown was 17 days, during the Carter administration. This was caused by disputes over funding for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,...

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