College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU
Nov16

College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU

“Oh my god! Seton Hall is third in unhappiness for colleges? I knew I hated this school. Why did I ever decide to go here? This school makes me so sad.” As a student at Seton Hall, you are lying if you have not heard at least 20 different people say something along these lines. People love to complain, and because the Princeton Review dubbed the Hall as the third unhappiest school in America, all the students in South Orange feel this...

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We don’t know how to listen to each other anymore
Nov07

We don’t know how to listen to each other anymore

In a world constantly buzzing with social interaction, proper communication is essential in daily life. We communicate everyday – whether it be through face-to-face interaction, social media messages, body language, you name it. We are a very social civilization. Mackenzie Weth/Staff photographer However, one aspect of this so-called communication has always plagued me: the act of listening is slowly dying. When someone is talking,...

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We should get rid of the filibuster in today’s time
Oct30

We should get rid of the filibuster in today’s time

One of the biggest issues in America right now is how we deal with social issues, like LGBTQ rights and gun laws. Anyone can type a rant in 280 characters or less. It takes a different type of dedication to call legislators and force them to get a bill passed. I used to be uninformed when it came to politics because the jargon can be off-putting. Here we welcome the filibuster, an antiquated facet of our government that undoubtedly...

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I’m learning to care about politics, and you should too
Oct23

I’m learning to care about politics, and you should too

I grew up in a household where my father would come home from work, turn on the television and flip back and forth between FOX News and CNN until he decided it was time to call it a night and go to sleep. Photo via Flickr Sometimes, if I had nothing better to do, I would sit down and watch the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Meghan Kelly with my father. As I watched them discuss topics well beyond my comprehension, one question constantly...

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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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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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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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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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As you enter college, remember to treat yourself well
Jun18

As you enter college, remember to treat yourself well

Finding yourself in college involves a lot more than just trying any and everything. Finding yourself is about struggling, and failing and moving forward despite it all. The Voice claims that there is a way “to be both enthusiastic and wary at the same time.” That fine line between those two types of self is called self-care. No, this doesn’t mean face masks and meditation; this means self-care in an emotional sense. This means...

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There’s nothing wrong with attending community college
May01

There’s nothing wrong with attending community college

The two-year, “community college” stigma needs to end. The thoughts and opinions of two-year colleges in the past does not pertain to the current benefits attending community college has today. No, going to community college does not mean you are behind the rest of your class. No, going to community college does not mean you are any less qualified to go to a four-year. No, going to community college does not mean you will be stuck and...

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Disabled students should study abroad
Apr24

Disabled students should study abroad

When I was getting ready to start my senior year at SHU, all I knew was I wanted to make it the best year ever. I was thinking about what I hadn’t done yet in college and the one thing that took over my thinking was study abroad. I had never left America, and it was at the top of my bucket list. Italy was always the dream and when I heard a Catholic Studies course was going there during spring break I thought it was the perfect...

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