Dear administration, keep the Career Center where it is
Apr10

Dear administration, keep the Career Center where it is

Hello Seton Hall administration! It’s come to the attention of The Setonian that you are planning to change the location of the Career Center and relocate the Walsh Gallery and Seton Hall’s archives to 525 South Orange Avenue. In response to these plans, the Faculty Senate passed a motion opposing the plans for these renovations. The proposal, they believe “is out of line with the University’s Catholic and liberal arts missions, which...

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Hats off to Shah-Mabalatan, but let’s do better
Apr03

Hats off to Shah-Mabalatan, but let’s do better

Congratulations to the Shah-Mabalatan ticket for winning this year’s Student Government Association (SGA) election! You guys deserve it and we at The Setonian know that you will do everything in your collective ability to serve the student body during the 2019-2020 academic year. We wish you nothing but the best. To the elected at-large senators, and all the other senators who were elected this past Tuesday, congratulations to you as...

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Gun violence is more than just physical
Mar30

Gun violence is more than just physical

Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, where 20 children and six adults were killed, there have been approximately 1,600 mass shootings in the United States as of February of 2018, according to The New York Times. In 2018 alone, there were 340 mass shootings in the country, and nearly four months into 2019, there have been approximately 75, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There’s no denying the physical toll...

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It’s time to abolish the Electoral College
Mar20

It’s time to abolish the Electoral College

The Electoral College went into effect in 1789 for a few reasons. One was to create a buffer between the population and the election of the president of the United States. Another was to give smaller states more power to elect the president. The Founding Fathers were hesitant to give American citizens direct power to elect the president; they were afraid a tyrant could manipulate the public and rise to power, according to Alexander...

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Live it up this spring break, but be safe
Mar06

Live it up this spring break, but be safe

Happy spring break Pirates! We’ve officially made it, I know it seems like we’d never make it. Spring break is officially upon us, midterms are over for the most part, and we have definitely all earned a break. This is why, we at The Setonian wanted to wish our fellow students a great break because you deserve it, but also offer a warning and some advice. According to a joint study conducted by Trip Advisor, Viator and Offers.com,...

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Take care of your mental health first
Feb27

Take care of your mental health first

It’s nearing midterm time, Pirates. You know what that means! All-nighters, countless deadlines, and sometimes a feeling like you’re not good enough. We at The Setonian know personally that the pressure to be the best and constantly striving to do better can takes its toll. With a shaky job market waiting to greet us after graduation and tens of thousands in student loans, the pressure to craft the perfect resume is heavier now more...

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All cancel culture is not created equal
Feb16

All cancel culture is not created equal

If you’ve been on the internet in the past few years, you’ve no doubt read about, witnessed or even participated in cancel culture. Vice defines cancel culture as “a makeshift digital contract wherein people loosely agree not to support a person (especially economically) in order to somehow deprive them of their livelihood.” Lisa Nakamura, a professor at the University of Michigan, described it as “a cultural boycott,” to The New York...

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We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust
Feb06

We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust

This week it was brought to our attention that a reporter for The Setonian fabricated the quotes and majors in an article that ran in last week’s paper. We at The Setonian became aware of this after the subjects in this article reached out to us and said that they never spoke with this reporter. The writer has been fired and is no longer welcome at the paper. In addition to this, the students who were misquoted have been apologized to...

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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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We need a moderate candidate to run
Jan30

We need a moderate candidate to run

We’re past the midterms, we’re past the shutdown (for now), and as of Jan. 20, we’re officially halfway done with Donald Trump’s presidency. We all know what this means: campaign announcement season! Photo via Flickr Over the past few weeks, politicians across the United States have announced campaigns. These presidential hopefuls include: California senator Kamala Harris, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro,...

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This government shutdown is a disgrace
Jan23

This government shutdown is a disgrace

As I’m sure you’re all aware, we are now in Day 34 of the government shutdown. This is the longest shutdown in United States history, surpassing the previous record of 21 days during the Clinton administration over education, the environment and Medicare, among other issues. Before that, the longest shutdown was 17 days, during the Carter administration. This was caused by disputes over funding for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,...

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The Setonian elects Editor-in-Chief for spring
Dec05

The Setonian elects Editor-in-Chief for spring

The Setonian’s Editorial Board is pleased to announce that Isabel Soisson has been named its Editor-in-Chief for the Spring 2019 semester. Soisson will take over for Samantha Todd, who graduates this December. A junior, Soisson currently serves as News Editor. She has been on The Setonian’s editorial board for three years, since the very beginning of her college career. She started her freshman year as Assistant Digital Editor and...

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