Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community
Sep13

Zeta Phi Beta sisters serve SHU community

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., also known as the “Zetas,” is a sorority that has dedicated itself to serving the community for more than 19 years. The organization is part of the United Greek Council at Seton Hall. Monika Soto, a junior social work major, is the president of the Psi Pi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. “It truly is an honor to be the president of the award-winning Psi Pi chapter,” Soto said “We have continuously set the...

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Class of 2022 breaks records
Sep12

Class of 2022 breaks records

Seton Hall’s class of 2022 broke three different records going into the new school year. The milestones achieved, which are receiving the most applicants, largest class, and highest average SAT scores, indicate that Seton Hall’s overall progress is at an all-time high. Seton Hall received over 19,200 applicants for the class of 2022, which would end up surpassing last year’s number by about 2,500 students. Out of all these applicants,...

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Speaker connects literature with emotion
May02

Speaker connects literature with emotion

On April 25, the Philosophy Department and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences featured a discussion by Dr. Noël Carroll, as part of the Philosopher’s Speak series. Dr. Carroll is a professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is recognized for his work in the philosophy of literature, film, visual arts, and social and cultural theory. The talk, entitled, “Literature, the Emotions,...

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Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’
Apr25

Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’

A Criminal Justice major might say the best lesson they learned in college is the importance of evidence or a certain investigative principle. Seton Hall Alum Kristen Hardy (07’) kept it simple: she said the best lesson she learned at SHU was “the importance of keeping the right people around.” Hardy graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, becoming a lawyer, and now working as a Compliance Counselor at Rockwell Automation in...

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Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel
Apr11

Taal aces through collegiate transition, coaching carousel

For Melody Taal, education and sports have always had equal importance. It is what drove the tennis player from Ede, Netherlands to travel thousands of miles from her home to play collegiately in the United States. The transition began with a key decision between choosing to pursue professional tennis or attending a university. In the Netherlands, these two were mutually-exclusive; however, in the United States, she had the ability to...

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Kainoa Spenser returns to campus to deliver inspirational message
Mar28

Kainoa Spenser returns to campus to deliver inspirational message

Kainoa Spenser, a Pi Kappa Phi fraternity founding father whose life changed after being struck with a debilitating illness less than year ago, returned to Seton Hall on March 23 to share his inspirational story of survival. Students, faculty and Spenser’s family all gathered in the Jubilee Hall auditorium as Spenser discussed how he contracted the disease that almost killed him, his recovery process and where he is today. Spenser...

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Student film spotlights eating disorders
Mar17

Student film spotlights eating disorders

The South Orange Maplewood Film Festival (SOMA) hosts a variety of local filmmakers to showcase their films and documentaries. It is relatively new in the area and this year is the third year. In previous years, students from the College of the Communications and the Arts have had their works shown at the festival, as well as faculty members. As such, the festival provides an opportunity for many newcomers to show their works and...

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Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife
Mar01

Matt Leon: Seton Hall’s Swiss Army knife

No matter the inning, fifth, seventh or ninth, Matt Leon is always ready to step out of the bullpen with the game on the line. Seton Hall’s new closer, Leon is replacing Zach Prendergast who graduated last year and Leon is perhaps the most consistent and versatile relief pitcher this year for coach Rob Sheppard’s Pirates. “Matt is a product of his work ethic and I couldn’t be happier for a young man, who, especially in his senior...

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Hey Seton Hall, where was our PirateAlert?
Feb22

Hey Seton Hall, where was our PirateAlert?

On Feb. 20, a fire erupted on the fourth floor of the parking deck, damaging two vehicles. Students who witnessed the smoke and flames billowing out of the structure were quick to spread the news on social media. Platforms like Twitter and Facebook were where many students discovered that there was a fire on campus. Some were alarmed after seeing photographs of the incident, worrying if their cars were affected by the fire. It would...

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Arteaga’s hot start: How a ballerina from California made her way to Seton Hall
Feb22

Arteaga’s hot start: How a ballerina from California made her way to Seton Hall

Hailey Arteaga was not always destined to be a softball player, at least not according to her mom, Rebeca Cook. A gymnast, Cook never envisioned her daughter playing softball. She thought she would be a ballerina. “‘There’s no way [she will play softball],” Cook often remarked. “She’s going to be a ballet dancer.’” But it was Arteaga’s father, Michael, a former baseball player, who nudged his daughter toward a career in cleats and not...

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Alumna’s physics research developed at SHU
Feb17

Alumna’s physics research developed at SHU

Many alumni made good use of their time at Seton Hall and one in particular who stands out is Fernanda Duarte. Duarte is currently attending the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in management studies. Before that, she was a physics major and a music minor who contributed to her major and her community in an enormous way. During her undergraduate years she worked under physics...

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Speech and Debate team works together to succeed
Nov16

Speech and Debate team works together to succeed

The Brownson Speech and Debate Team returned from their first tournament in early October with more than 20 awards. They competed in the “Virginia is for Lovers” swing, co-hosted by James Madison University and George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The team normally competes in five or six tournaments each semester, along with the national tournament in the spring. At each tournament, students can compete in 11 different events,...

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