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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Journalist’s death shows importance of free press
Oct24

Journalist’s death shows importance of free press

A free press is crucial to democracy. The recent murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi highlights not only the dangers of being a journalist, but also the importance of a free press. Washington Post columnist, Khashoggi, dissappeared on Oct. 2 “after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage,” said an Oct. 23 Reuters article. The Post says it received Khashoggi’s latest column from his...

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SHU should be more transparent about where our money goes
Oct17

SHU should be more transparent about where our money goes

The financial burden of college students doesn’t stop at tuition. There are many other fees that are tacked onto the tuition bill that students have to pay. For example, according to the Seton Hall website, there is a one-time $300 new student fee. There is no explanation for what this money is used for or where it goes. It’s just a charge on every freshman’s account. On top of that fee, are additional fees for each semester. If you...

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Donate to Hurricane Michael and Florence victims
Oct17

Donate to Hurricane Michael and Florence victims

Hurricane Michael recently struck the East Coast, battering Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The latest natural disaster comes on the heels of Hurricane Florence, which battered the southeast last month. Both hurricanes left a a death toll in their wake. CNN reported on Oct. 16 that Hurricane Michael’s death toll had reached 29. Many people are still missing, too. In the aftermath of these disasters, it’s crucial that...

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U.S. national parks being affected by climate change, study finds
Oct03

U.S. national parks being affected by climate change, study finds

I want to bring awareness to a disturbing statistic about how temperature increase is leading to the impending destruction of America’s national parks. As symbols of our country and natural sanctuaries, we need to protect the ecosystems and landscapes reserved for our enjoyment. A September 2018 CNN article, titled, “America’s national parks are warming and drying up faster than the rest of the country, says a new study,” cited a...

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E-cigarettes and vaping are still dangerous
Oct03

E-cigarettes and vaping are still dangerous

E-cigarettes and vaping have become popular among teens and college students. Some think that using an e-cigarette is healthier than smoking a regular cigarette. Regardless, using e-cigarettes and vaping still isn’t healthy. Recently, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that youth vaping is an “epidemic,” according to a September USA Today article. Since then, many have questioned the effect that e-cigarettes...

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Letter to the editor
Sep26

Letter to the editor

Thanks for doing a story on Criminal Justice in the last issue of The Setonian. After reading it, I wanted to reach out to CJ students and augment some of the information contained there. I took over as Interim Chair on July 1, 2018, and in mid-July I introduced myself to CJ students by email. At that time, we were in the process of hiring a new faculty member, and we completed that process in time for the start of the Fall semester....

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College students should be required to be registered to vote
Sep26

College students should be required to be registered to vote

When I turned 18 years old, I could buy lottery tickets, get my adult license and finally register to vote. Since then, I have voted in every election – even the primaries. I even vote in all of the Student Government Association (SGA) elections. I find it exciting to have my vote count because I know how it feels to not have your voice heard or perspective cared about. Not all college students share the same excitement. Less than...

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Deadline to register to vote is approaching
Sep26

Deadline to register to vote is approaching

Calling all Seton Hall students! Mark your calendars. The New Jersey deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 16, 2018. Following National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25, The Setonian wants to remind students to vote. A lot of people in society say that our generation doesn’t care about politics or voting. They mistakenly think we don’t have a clue about what’s going on in the world. Many of us do care about...

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Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t
Sep19

Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t

Let’s face it: if New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was not one of the best players in the NFL at his position, he’d be pumping gas in his hometown. Gordon, who has been suspended multiple times by the league for marijuana use, apparently has nine lives when it comes to his professional football career. The Cleveland Browns stood by Gordon through his substance abuse issues, but a lack of trust in their star player led...

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College students aren’t getting enough sleep
Sep19

College students aren’t getting enough sleep

College students have a lot of responsibilities. Trying to balance academic work, a social life and an internship or job can be stressful. It also is a main reason why many college students aren’t getting enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep for young adults ages 18 to 25. Many students, however, aren’t reaching this target. On average, most college students get 6 to 6.9 hours of sleep...

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Letter to the Editor: SGA senators reveal their goals for this year
Sep13

Letter to the Editor: SGA senators reveal their goals for this year

Undergraduates of the College of Arts & Sciences: It is our most humble honor to represent you and to provide you a voice among the 2018 – 2019 Student Government Association Senate. You have entrusted to us the responsibility of advocating and resolving issues that you are most concerned with. We do not take this responsibility lightly. As fellow A&S undergraduates and as your peers, we have heard your concerns....

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