Surge of journalism majors since Trump’s election
Sep26

Surge of journalism majors since Trump’s election

On Sept. 16, The Washington Post published an article that tracked a positive correlation between Donald Trump’s presidency and the increase in journalism majors. The article titled, “A Trump effect at journalism schools? Colleges see a surge in admissions” relates the surge in journalism major applications to the president’s term and his rhetoric of “fake news” and calling journalists, the “enemy of the people.” Journalism thought to...

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ESPN further hurts itself with Barstool cancellation
Nov01

ESPN further hurts itself with Barstool cancellation

ESPN made headlines again on Oct. 23 by canceling “Barstool Van Talk,” a new show that had only aired for one episode. The move stirred controversy, as several ESPN employees were reportedly unhappy with the partnership despite the excitement it had brought. The show, hosted by Barstool employees Dan “Big Cat” Katz and PFTcommenter, was meant as a means to get new, creative content onto ESPN. Because of the nature of the show and the...

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Seton Hall Sports Poll provides context to anthem divide
Oct04

Seton Hall Sports Poll provides context to anthem divide

Ever since it was launched in February 2006, the Seton Hall Sports Poll has never been afraid to address sensitive issues where sports cross over the threshold of the literal and metaphorical white lines. This has led to the sports poll being cited by sports and cable news networks like ESPN and Fox News and recently, being used as evidence to push forward a point about anthem protests by President Donald Trump’s spokesperson Steve...

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We need to support fellow students, no matter their citizenship
Sep14

We need to support fellow students, no matter their citizenship

At this point, most of us are aware that President Donald Trump called for the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, which was initiated by former President Barack Obama in 2008, has given nearly 800,000 children who were brought into the country illegally the opportunity to attend college, apply for jobs, receive driver’s licenses and pay income taxes. If Congress fails to enact an alternate program...

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Opinion: Students must fight fake news with knowledge
Feb18

Opinion: Students must fight fake news with knowledge

On Sept. 30, a 23-year-old graduate of Davidson College named Cameron Harris published a story online about an electrical worker who found boxes of ballots pre-marked for Hillary Clinton. The story was false. Harris fed into readers’ beliefs that the election was going to be rigged. By deliberately trying to mislead, his article holds to be one of many that constitute fake news, a trend that has increased as of late. President Donald...

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The Voice: An impactful semester in review and more to come
Dec07

The Voice: An impactful semester in review and more to come

The Voice With finals and winter break approaching, this is The Setonian’s final issue of 2016. Don’t worry – we’ll still have the latest coverage online for you over break – but with no more print issues until January, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the semester. It’s been a whirlwind – isn’t each semester for everyone in some way? For us, that means constantly writing, reporting, editing, photographing and designing. Some...

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Rihanna music video sparks controversy
Apr27

Rihanna music video sparks controversy

On April 20 Rihanna announced that the video for her new ANTI single “Needed Me” would premiere. Sure enough, at exactly 12 a.m., our screens were blessed with her latest music video. It was directed by Harmony Korine, who has previously directed videos for the Black Keys, Sonic Youth and Cat Power. With the use of nudity and unapologetic violence, “Needed Me” is riveting. As expected from her bad girl persona, Rihanna has become even...

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