Senior column: This was such a waste of my time
May02

Senior column: This was such a waste of my time

Sitting at a desk in Fahy Hall classroom 123, I gazed out the window at South Orange Avenue, watching cars whip down the street. I was trying to pass the time in my Logic class – or was it some music class? Or was it that class I took in which we talked about mazes for an entire semester? Hm, maybe it was the one that theorized why people talk to each other. I can’t remember which class I was in at that moment. You see, I, a...

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Senior column: It is never too late to do a 180
Apr25

Senior column: It is never too late to do a 180

I went to a high school that molded engineers, and my class was filled with some of the smartest math and science students in New Jersey. I loved math throughout my school years, but liked it less as I got older. It became harder for me to picture being in math and science for the rest of my life.   I had taken just two communications classes throughout high school outside English courses, and those two classes opened my eyes to a...

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Senior column: ‘Smile because it happened’
Apr18

Senior column: ‘Smile because it happened’

Some people claim that they chose their college because, “they knew in their heart,” or that, “it felt like home when they first stepped on campus.” That could not be any less true for me. Four years ago, as a 17-year-old high school senior, I had no idea what I wanted in a college. I had visited several colleges in the northeast, but I was indecisive and loved at least five or six of them. All I really knew was that I was interested...

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Senior Column: Never be afraid to change the path to your passion
Apr05

Senior Column: Never be afraid to change the path to your passion

It is crazy to think how fast college flies by. I remember hearing my parents telling me, “enjoy it because college is the best four years of your life.” I feel like it was just yesterday I was sitting in the Boland cellar my freshman year, discussing with my mom what I should change my major to because psychology wasn’t my passion anymore. I never thought I’d be sitting here today preparing to graduate in a little over a month, with...

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Social media can ruin careers – except the president’s
Mar29

Social media can ruin careers – except the president’s

Twitter has become a widely used social media platform, spreading news and memes to users alike. College professors and job experts are always quick to warn against acting immaturely or inappropriately on social media because it can impact your path to success in the future. However, it appears our president isn’t held to that same standard. On March 13, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that former Secretary of State Rex...

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DeVos’ decision is a slap in the face for sexual assault survivors
Sep28

DeVos’ decision is a slap in the face for sexual assault survivors

The United States Department of Education announced on Sept. 22 that it will be rescinding Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assault cases under Title IX. Title IX is among the education amendments passed by the Supreme Court in 1972 and states “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any...

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iPhone prices have become too much to handle
Sep22

iPhone prices have become too much to handle

When I was in the third grade, I got my first cell phone. To me, it didn’t mean much as it was just a way for me to communicate with my mom in case of an emergency. To everyone else, however, it was much more than that. At the time, having a phone at that young of an age was somewhat of a status symbol. Many of my classmates didn’t have phones and they thought my phone was the coolest thing ever. I don’t remember the exact price of my...

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Professors should permit mental health days
Sep07

Professors should permit mental health days

Some days it comes with absolutely no warning. My shrill alarm wakes me up in the morning. I groggily roll over in bed to shut it off and internally groan, thinking of the day ahead. And this isn’t just an ‘I’m still tired’ groan. No. This is a ‘I truly don’t think I can make it through the day’ groan. The idea of getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and starting my responsibilities makes me physically sick to my stomach....

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Domestic violence issue in NFL  shows no signs of  slowing down
Sep06

Domestic violence issue in NFL shows no signs of slowing down

Ever since the Ray Rice incident, the NFL has been coming down hard on players who have been caught up in any sort of domestic dispute. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is the latest star to fall into this category, but his case is very different from the others that have been seen recently. Last March, police were called to Landry’s home for a domestic incident involving Landry and his girlfriend, Estrella Cerquiera....

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LaMelo Ball has one shoe out the NCAA door
Sep06

LaMelo Ball has one shoe out the NCAA door

In the last year, LaVar Ball has single-handedly turned his family into the Kardashians of American sports. The father of the Lakers’ first round draft pick, Lonzo Ball, LaVar made waves in the basketball sneaker world after Lonzo rejected sneaker deals from every major brand. By choosing to create Big Baller Brand, the Ball family turned against the establishment, epitomizing the concept of “player empowerment.” The latest stunt by...

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Senior Column: My 2 best decisions in life
Apr26

Senior Column: My 2 best decisions in life

This will be the last piece I write for The Setonian. That very thought is slowing me down as I type. If you know me, you know that The Setonian has proudly been the focal point of my college career. Recently, someone described this paper to me as my baby. It’s a funny way to phrase it, but it makes sense. I’ve treated my various roles – Staff Writer, Sports Digital Editor, Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief – like full-time jobs. I...

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Senior Column: Knowing what it’s like to face the unknown
Apr20

Senior Column: Knowing what it’s like to face the unknown

With four internships under my belt, a 3.6 GPA, and a senior student leadership position on campus, one would think that I have my future planned, right? Wrong. There’s less than one month until graduation and I still don’t have a job. All I keep hearing is “You’ll figure it out,” or “Everything will fall into place.” Maybe that’s true, but what if it’s not? Yes, I am probably putting too much pressure on myself, which isn’t a...

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