Maybe you should cut something out of your schedule
Oct09

Maybe you should cut something out of your schedule

In the last decade, awareness about the importance of taking care of your mental health has gotten more attention than it ever has. Between dozens of articles, countless self-help books and even celebrities beginning to come out and discuss their own internal struggles, the stigma that surrounds mental health is slowly, but surely, diminishing. Photo via Flickr Much of the literature and conversations about mental health take a good...

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Your feminism isn’t feminism if it’s not intersectional
Oct09

Your feminism isn’t feminism if it’s not intersectional

As of Sept. 27 of this year, 18 transgender women have died according to The New York Times. The violent deaths of these women and the lack of attention their deaths have received are a reflection of a society that does not care about transgender women of color. A feminist is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Feminism is about wanting equality, not about being superior in any way....

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Halloween is not an excuse to be insensitive to others
Oct02

Halloween is not an excuse to be insensitive to others

Halloween is this month and I wanted to take the time to remind everyone to avoid cultural appropriation. I love Halloween as much as the next person, but it’s important to remember that someone else’s culture should be not be your go-to choice for a Halloween costume. Photo via Flickr According to the Cambridge dictionary, cultural appropriation is “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially...

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Public officials have an obligation to speak with the press
Oct02

Public officials have an obligation to speak with the press

Corrections: This editorial incorrectly conflated Booker’s 2020 campaign with his official U.S. Senate office. The Service Academy Day event that the reporter attended was hosted by Senator Booker’s official U.S. Senate office and was in no way affiliated with his 2020 campaign. Also, due to uncertainty in scheduling, Booker’s team did provide the reporter with an exclusive statement from Booker for The Setonian that answered the...

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Ignoring politics is a privilege, not a personality trait
Sep25

Ignoring politics is a privilege, not a personality trait

When I sit down to write The Voice every week, I try to not only think of a topic, but I also attempt to think of a way I can relate the topic to not only Seton Hall students, but also the entire SHU community. When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House of Representatives would launch a formal impeachment investigation against President Trump, I thought to myself, “Well, obviously The Voice has to be about this.”...

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The fight against gun violence is just as pressing as vaping
Sep25

The fight against gun violence is just as pressing as vaping

Do you ever find yourself nervous at a movie theater, scared sitting in class, or vulnerable in public? For some, this worrisome attitude increases as a result of an increase in mass shootings in America. According to Gun Violence Archive, as of Sept. 1 there have been 283 mass shootings in America. Photo via Flickr In recent months, Americans have witnessed some of the deadliest shootings of the year. On Aug. 3, a shooting at Walmart...

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We need to address the stigma about mental health
Sep19

We need to address the stigma about mental health

Upon graduating high school, many young adults are persuaded to enter a new realm of life at college. Looking at movies, brochures and word of mouth, many are excited to start the next chapter of their lives. Amidst all of the wonderful opportunities going to college presents, there seems to be a topic that the university does not address – the toll these changes take on students and their mental health. File photo Universities do not...

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We should all question presidential candidates
Sep19

We should all question presidential candidates

The 2020 presidential election is still 14 months away, but with the constant political coverage, you’d think it was happening in just two months. Photo via Flickr Between the press coverage of Joe Biden’s alleged sexual misconduct allegations or Elizabeth Warren’s apparent “Native American” heritage, it’s no secret that 2020 is gearing up to be both a compelling and historical election. The latest investigation into a 2020 candidate...

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Here’s why you should try to meet someone in person
Sep12

Here’s why you should try to meet someone in person

We live in a world where the majority of us always wants to be connected with someone else through some sort of channel, whether it be through social media, text messaging or dating apps. However, I think there’s a lot more you can get out of meeting someone in-person for the first time as opposed to meeting him or her online. This may sound so old-school, and it might sound like something your parents would tell you, but I think a...

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What we can learn from the Newark water crisis
Sep12

What we can learn from the Newark water crisis

Our front page story this week discusses the water crisis that is currently affecting about 10% of homes in New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. According to CNN, Newark city officials don’t know when exactly the city’s drinking water started to become contaminated with lead, but city officials told the news source that it was “due to the releasing of lead from plumbing and lead service lines on private property between the street and...

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Student journalists are real journalists and should be respected
Sep05

Student journalists are real journalists and should be respected

Late Monday night a three-alarm fire broke out in North Philadelphia, engulfing a four-story abandoned building in flames and forcing firefighters to evacuate the block. The order to leave subsequently displaced several Temple University students living in nearby buildings. This was when The Temple News, the school’s student-run newspaper and self-proclaimed “watchdog” of the University sprang into action. Despite the fact that they...

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To the Seton Hall community: Welcome Back!
Sep05

To the Seton Hall community: Welcome Back!

Welcome back Seton Hall University! Hopefully you all had a restful yet productive summer vacation, and you’re all looking forward to starting your respective school years. The Setonian would like to take this week’s Voice to offer some advice not only to freshmen but also to seniors and everyone in between. For freshmen, get involved, make every friend you can and don’t be afraid to try new things. You’re young, just go for it,...

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