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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Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott
Feb07

Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott

For years, visiting the White House after winning the Super Bowl has been a tradition. However, certain Philadelphia Eagles players will not be taking part in the team’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after their championship win this year. Since Donald Trump took office as president last January, the president and NFL players have not necessarily seen eye to eye. While players knelt during the national anthem to protest police...

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Michigan State should be ashamed
Jan25

Michigan State should be ashamed

On Jan. 24, Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing his patients. Nassar’s victims included Olympians such as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, but they are only a fraction of the women and girls who spoke against him. A total of 156 victims recounted their alleged abuse by Nassar. Not only had he been...

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Journalism professor article published in WaPo
Dec07

Journalism professor article published in WaPo

Dr. Matthew Pressman, an assistant professor of Journalism in the College of Communication and the Arts, recently had his article about the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner published in The Washington Post. In his piece entitled “The Justice Department’s move to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sweeps aside centuries of government policy,” Pressman explains that the United States Department of Justice sued...

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President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration
Sep14

President Trump’s DACA decision draws criticism from University administration

On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump made the decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Seton Hall administrators and students alike provided encouraging words to those potentially affected by the rescindment. DACA, a program instituted by the Obama administration, allows young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation. In addition, the...

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DACA petition still awaiting President’s approval
Feb22

DACA petition still awaiting President’s approval

The DACA petition passed by the Student Government Association (SGA) two weeks ago is awaiting a response from  President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban. The SGA voted on and approved a resolution on Feb. 6 that calls for protecting DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students at Seton Hall. The approved resolution says that President Donald J. Trump passed executive orders that targeted undocumented immigrants and incoming...

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Students attend inauguration, march in D.C. & NYC
Jan25

Students attend inauguration, march in D.C. & NYC

This past Friday marked a transition of power between former President Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump. The Seton Hall community hasn’t been shy about its reaction to the inauguration. John Soper, a sophomore political science major who attended the Inauguration, said, “This is a uniquely American experience.” He added, “only in this country can we have a peaceful transition of power and at the same time have people who dissent from...

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