New Jersey sues Trump administration over national emergency
Feb28

New Jersey sues Trump administration over national emergency

Two weeks ago, President Trump stepped out into the White House Rose Garden to declare a national emergency in order to secure funds for his barrier on the southern border. Unlike many of his recent executive actions, the national emergency declaration triggers a bypass of Congress that permits the executive branch to reallocate and divert pre-appropriated federal funds to construct his barrier, a pivotal campaign promise, that has...

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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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Government shutdown stretches into 34th day
Jan23

Government shutdown stretches into 34th day

The United States partial government shutdown continues into its 34th day today, leaving more than 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay and making it the longest shutdown in history. Public Domain File President Donald Trump made a new offer to Democrats on Saturday in an effort to ramp up pressure on Congress to end the shutdown and meet his demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico...

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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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Faculty members to teach seminar on racism
Nov29

Faculty members to teach seminar on racism

Seton Hall faculty members will host a weekly, two hour seminar about racism for faculty members next semester. The seminar will be held every Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jan. 22 through April 30, and will be taught by Drs. Mary Balkun, Anthony Haynor, and Anthony Ziccardi. Racism is the notion that members of certain social groups, who share physical and ethnic characteristics, are innately inferior to the those of other groups....

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Senator aims to create ethics committee
Nov29

Senator aims to create ethics committee

Seton Hall Student Government Association at-large senator, Ronald Babiak announced that he is currently attempting to amend the SGA constitution to add an Ethics Committee. According to the sophomore from there the committee would inquire about possible breaches of the code by SGA senators and executive board members. The Ethics Committee will also recommend to the Senate Speaker a directive of rectification, which is a suggestion...

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Letter to the Editor:
Nov15

Letter to the Editor:

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Stop blaming guns for the actions of criminals. All American can agree on at least one thing: A world with less violence is a good thing. Notice I did not say gun violence, domestic violence, or hate-crime based violence. All violence is an issue, and those who commit those acts should be punished. The nature of criminals is that they do not follow laws. Writing more restrictions into law...

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Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close
Nov08

Concerned 44 sit-in comes to a close

After nine days of occupying Presidents Hall, the Concerned 44 student activist group abruptly ended their sit-in after administrators and student organizers agreed to return to the negotiating table to work together on fulfilling their demands. Interim President Mary Meehan announced the end of the sit-in in a campus-wide email in which she reaffirmed the University’s commitment to continuing the “ongoing dialogue” and promised...

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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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Past & Present Serena comes out in U.S. Open fiasco
Sep12

Past & Present Serena comes out in U.S. Open fiasco

Since beginning her professional career in 1995, Serena Williams has been somewhat of an enigma. In the early days of her career, Williams was a fiery and unfiltered competitor. She would frequently berate officials and let her thoughts be known when she felt she was wronged on the court. Bursts of outrage in the 2004, ‘09 and ‘11 U.S. Open’s cemented Williams’ status as a dominant player who had a propensity for losing her cool....

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SHU investigates alleged abuse at seminaries
Sep06

SHU investigates alleged abuse at seminaries

Seton Hall University has hired Newark law firm Gibbons P.C. to independently investigate sex abuse allegations that “may have involved seminarians” at both the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology and the College Seminary at Saint Andrew’s Hall on the South Orange campus, according to Dr. Mary Meehan, Seton Hall’s interim president. “Among the many disgraceful incidents that have shaken our collective...

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