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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Seton Hall needs to work on their security
Mar20

Seton Hall needs to work on their security

Safety should be a top priority, if not the highest priority for a college campus. With thousands of students in the area every day, the potential for disaster without the correct security is heightened. If we are unaware of who a certain person is coming through the gates at Seton Hall, we do not know the dangers they could bring with them. Kiera Alexander/Asst. Photography Editor Seton Hall emphasizes their security. Just not in the...

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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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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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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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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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Letter to the Editor
Feb20

Letter to the Editor

Photo via Flickr -Jacob Anikulapo To The Editor: It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism, “the means of production” are owned and controlled by all of the people. In other words, in true Socialism all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled and run by all of the people for the good and...

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Break out of your comfort zone, and you will rise
Feb20

Break out of your comfort zone, and you will rise

Sometimes life just smacks you across the face, and everything lately seems to be going awry. You could be faced with a mountainous workload, personal life issues, or a challenge you just can’t overcome. A bunch of things keep going wrong, and suddenly your life is like a game of Jenga, and one more wrong move might make you want to fall to pieces. Photo via Flickr – Werner Peer To add to that, we live in a technological age in...

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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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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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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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