Liberal arts majors not taken seriously enough
Oct19

Liberal arts majors not taken seriously enough

The stigma surrounding liberal arts majors became clear to me as early as I started applying to colleges. It was almost as if the world was screaming at me: Liberal arts are fruitless and a waste of your intellect. I was advised by high school teachers and college representatives to pick a major that was more reliable and financially rewarding. The top 10 of my graduating class was defaulting to the mathematics and science tracks....

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University SHU-ing commuters away
Oct05

University SHU-ing commuters away

As I began to take my fourth spin around campus and through the parking deck in early September of this semester, I searched for someone leaving campus at noon who would be gracious enough to donate his parking spot to the cause of my education. I needed to find someone who wouldn’t dawdle in vacating the space, as I was already 15 minutes late to a meeting for which I had arrived 20 minutes early. It was in that moment that I began...

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Political engagement goes beyond banter
Sep28

Political engagement goes beyond banter

I walked into the Boland Cellar on Monday night, Sept. 26, hoping to find a few people watching the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Much to my surprise, there was a group of at least 30 people gathered. After all, young people supposedly don’t care about politics. “Make her have a seizure!” someone called from the back of the cellar. Flickers of laughter filled the room, followed by more jokes and a...

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DUI’s in the NFL: Is enough being done?
Sep28

DUI’s in the NFL: Is enough being done?

The National Football League has seen its fair share of controversy over the last several years. There has been cases of domestic violence, Deflategate, drug-related suspensions and investigations and a laundry list of other issues. Through all of this, one major conduct violation has flown under the radar: Driving under the influence. Some of those accused of a DUI are released from their teams within days of the incident. This...

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Kaepernick as American as it gets
Sep22

Kaepernick as American as it gets

One of the focal stories of the young NFL season has nothing to do with football, but rather what it means to be patriotic. The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, along with a handful of other players, has sparked controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem. He is protesting police brutality towards minorities. Like many other protests, backlash was swift. Some critics have labeled Kaepernick a “disgrace to the nation,” and a few fans...

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Pressures of academic success can be stressful
Sep14

Pressures of academic success can be stressful

Between managing a course load of six classes, finding an internship, working at The Setonian and joining clubs, there is not enough time in the day to complete my daily to-do list. This usually leads to anxiety and worrying, for the work that is left undone hangs over my head, no matter how much I plan ahead. It’s no secret that stress affects college students in many ways. Beginning my sophomore year at SHU, I have found that I am...

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Spend wisely and donate your time
Sep08

Spend wisely and donate your time

I never saw my parents donate money, which is why I would always turn up my nose at the collection basket as I sat in church every Sunday as a kid. I was taught that throwing money at a problem doesn’t always solve it if not spent wisely. If my parents saw a homeless person on the street, they would take them out to lunch and learn their story instead of dropping change into a hat. I came to realize that my peers thought I was being...

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Kaepernick: Please stand for the National Anthem
Sep07

Kaepernick: Please stand for the National Anthem

Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner” as he looked over the Battle of Fort McHenry from a British attack ship. There he saw the American flag waving over the land that was close to destruction. The battle took place in Baltimore, Md., the same city where deadly riots broke out after young African-American Freddie Gray died of severe spinal cord injuries while in police custody for suspected possession of an illegal...

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SHU cross country runner talks impact of veganism
Sep07

SHU cross country runner talks impact of veganism

I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Oh no, you must not be getting enough protein.” I am what most people today call vegan. This means I do not consume any animal products or animal by-products; no meat, fish, eggs or dairy. But, I am not just a vegan. I am a vegan athlete – a collegiate distance runner at Seton Hall. Being vegan for just over 13 months, I can confidently say it has been one of the best decisions...

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Around the Big East: Non-conference schedules show growth
Sep07

Around the Big East: Non-conference schedules show growth

The Big East conference consists of 10 schools, and in most sports, each school plays the other at least once, if not twice. If the schools play twice, then the two will play once on their home field/court, and once on the road. That only makes for about half of a team’s games. What happens to the other half of the season? Schools such as Seton Hall will fill up the remainder of its schedule, mostly at the beginning of the season,...

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Big things ahead for Seton Hall if Whitehead returns
May18

Big things ahead for Seton Hall if Whitehead returns

It all comes down to tomorrow for Isaiah Whitehead and Seton Hall. Whitehead will make his decision on whether or not to stay in the NBA draft or come back to school sometime on Thursday. He said as recently as Monday that he is still unsure about his future following a workout with the Philadelphia 76ers. https://twitter.com/IsaiahW_15/status/731936151347601412 So, what is Whitehead going to do? If he chooses to come back to South...

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Ignore the naysayers: Change brings new opportunity
Apr27

Ignore the naysayers: Change brings new opportunity

As college students on the Setonian Editorial Board, many of us journalism majors, we are constantly being told we are going into a dying field. Our majors will probably never make it into a spot on the top ten list for the most lucrative career path, or the best return for your investment in education, or the best field to get into at the current moment, or… we get it. Actually, Career Cast’s most recent Job Rating Report for 2016...

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