It’s not too late to go into journalism
Mar06

It’s not too late to go into journalism

In the current age, it is easy to write off journalism, and subsequently related majors such as public relations, communications, and many more, as useless. The world of journalism is undoubtedly changing, and there is no denying that fact. Print publications are becoming few and far between. Even where these publications are found, most times it is rarely read in hard copy. According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2017, 43 percent...

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Taking charge starts at home, with us
Feb27

Taking charge starts at home, with us

The first step in bringing about change is through caring about things that don’t affect us directly. Photo via Flickr/Brian Imagawa Social injustices are so frequent, that they have become normalized in our minds, halting effective action taking. Time and proximity play a major role in the way we process and react to the different social injustices around the world and even the issues right in front of us. For example, according to...

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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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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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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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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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Senior Column: The Setonian started my journalism career
Dec05

Senior Column: The Setonian started my journalism career

I have always loved writing, which is why it comes as no surprise that I decided to major in journalism. Part of the reason I wanted to come to Seton Hall University — besides it being my dream school and feeling like home — is that I wanted to write for The Setonian. Back then, I never would have expected that I would make so many friends through the paper and be elected Editor-in-Chief. I have learned a great deal through my time on...

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Senior Column: The Setonian helped shape me
Nov28

Senior Column: The Setonian helped shape me

During my first few weeks as a freshman at Seton Hall, like many other students, I had no idea where I belonged. I only knew that I wanted to write. It was during that time that I joined The Setonian. As I write this and reflect on my time with the newspaper, I can hardly believe how being a part of it helped me grow as a person and as a journalist. I remember the first story I worked on about Aquinas residence hall director Joshua...

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Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year
Nov14

Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year

For as long as I can remember, college has always been difficult. Being a first generation college student is one of the most stressful situations I have ever been placed in. Learning to navigate college without familial assistance has been very difficult. I originally thought college was going to be a 24-hour party, but instead it was as if adulthood slapped me across the face. By my second semester, it dawned on me that nobody was...

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Seton Hall may not really have the ‘Least Happy Students’
Nov07

Seton Hall may not really have the ‘Least Happy Students’

Earlier this year, the Princeton Review ranked Seton Hall No. 7 in the United States for having the “Least Happy Students.” The August ranking consisted of 20 schools. According to the Princeton Review website, the ranking is based on the results of a survey distributed to students. The results were determined by how strongly students agreed or disagreed with the statement, “I am happy at my school.” If I really hadn’t thought about...

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Concerned 44 can seek guidance and learn from past protests
Oct31

Concerned 44 can seek guidance and learn from past protests

It has now been roughly one week of protests organized by the group “Concerned 44” on campus. They have successfully made their presence known by occupying the lobby in Presidents Hall, gathering on the Green with signs, marching through campus and taking to the streets of South Orange to announce their demands to the community both on and off campus. On Oct. 27, Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff sent out an email that canceled the...

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The dark side of social media most don’t think about
Oct24

The dark side of social media most don’t think about

The number of people visiting a website by typing its name into a search engine is increasingly small. There are many back doors in the form of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, that bring fans and consumers closer to the content they desire. While these outlets allow for engagement, the timelines of social media can often be a toxic, unhealthy place, even for people whose follower account would suggest they...

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