SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions
Jun17

SAT rolls out new ‘adversity score’ to level the playing field in college admissions

The SAT has made waves recently with the announcement that students will be assigned what’s being called an ‘adversity score’ in addition to their test scores. The adversity score will not be made available to students and will only be visible to college admissions officers. This new score comes following increased scandals surrounding the college admission process. After actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman were indicted in...

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Alumnus rocks around the clock to 1950s WSOU
Jun17

Alumnus rocks around the clock to 1950s WSOU

A Seton Hall alumnus discussed his memories of working for WSOU in the late 1950s with The Setonian. The alum, Joe Reilly, graduated from the University in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Reilly said he chose SHU because he wanted to be close to New York City, be part of the radio station and attend a Catholic university. Reilly said he immersed himself in everything he could while he was a student at SHU. He said he...

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Solicitors prompt SGA action on school safety
Apr24

Solicitors prompt SGA action on school safety

After recent incidents where Mother of God proselytizers approached students and young solicitors bothered students in the Walsh Library, Student Government Association (SGA) representatives met with Public Safety officials to improve security on campus. A solicitor (right) blasted loud explicit music while a student (left) worked in the Walsh Library. Photostill via YouTube In recent weeks, a group of young men called the Shmovie...

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Nonprofit ‘Coats from Cullen’ keeps brother’s legacy going
Apr10

Nonprofit ‘Coats from Cullen’ keeps brother’s legacy going

Seton Hall alumna Kerry McCann ’18 said she helps run the nonprofit organization, “Coats from Cullen,” to honor her late brother’s humanitarian efforts. McCann said that the main purpose of “Coats from Cullen” is to provide warm clothing to those in need. She said that it was something her brother, Cullen, often did on his own when living in both New York City and Aspen, Colorado. McCann described her brother as having deep empathy...

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South Orange Village President makes a difference
Apr03

South Orange Village President makes a difference

Members of the Seton Hall community described the ways alumna Sheena Collum ’08 gave back to her community as a student and continues to as South Orange Village President. “It feels great to be able to serve the community that is home to the university I graduated from,” Collum said. “I was overjoyed when I became the first woman in the town’s history to be elected as Village President.” According to current and former SHU students,...

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By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020
Mar27

By laying groundwork, Seton Hall primed for even greater success in 2020

Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight walked off the court with a towel draped over their heads. Jared Rhoden followed with his hands on his head in a state of disbelief, while Sandro Mamukelashvili draped his arm around Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Smyth. There’s nothing quite like an NCAA Tournament loss. All season, players and coaches work countless hours to perfect their craft, build a worthy resume and win enough games to...

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Barracato using prior season’s lessons as building block for success
Mar06

Barracato using prior season’s lessons as building block for success

Softball is back in full swing for the 2019 season and Seton Hall currently holds a winning record after challenging openers against the likes of Lehigh and Saint Peter’s. Sophomore Janae Barracato, is one of the rising stars of the team and is in solid form at the start of her second collegiate season. After 13 games, she has provided her team with 10 runs, nine RBIs and a walk-off home run in a win over Lehigh at the end of...

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N.J. Senator Booker’s bid for White House heats up
Feb28

N.J. Senator Booker’s bid for White House heats up

If one drives through Seton Hall’s Main Gate, turns right and cruises on South Orange Avenue for a few blocks, one will enter the storied city of Newark. Continue driving and eventually you’ll come upon Newark’s Central Ward. One man living in this neighborhood recently announced his presidential run for the 2020 election. This man is Cory Booker. At the start of Black History Month, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., entered the...

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Backlash toward CTE inspired law is abhorrent
Feb27

Backlash toward CTE inspired law is abhorrent

Earlier this week Massachusetts lawmakers announced that they were considering a bill to prevent children from playing tackle football before seventh grade. The reaction online was disorienting and alarming. The objections to the proposed law – which would cost violators a $2,000 fine – were centered around kumbaya notions of tackle football instilling toughness and the completely broken, incoherent logic that a sport which destroys...

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Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid
Feb20

Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team is now 16-10 after falling to Xavier on Wednesday night. Despite its recent string of success, three wins in its last four games, the team sits at 7-7 in conference play and is squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. There are just four games left in the regular season, and all of those games will be Big East action. As it stands, experts are not sure that Seton Hall is a lock for March Madness....

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SHU’s Chamber Choir’s performance in New Hampshire a great opera-tunity
Feb20

SHU’s Chamber Choir’s performance in New Hampshire a great opera-tunity

Courtesy of Jason Tramm The Seton Hall Chamber Choir performed alongside the Opera New Hampshire on Feb. 10 at The Palace Theater in Manchester, N.H. Together, the two musical groups performed a piece entitled “Rossini’s Barber of Seville.” Annemarie Ryan, a freshman nursing major and opera singer, described the story behind the song that contributes to its exceptionality. “The story, in short, is about a Count who comes to serenade a...

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MLS SuperDraft faces integral flaws with player development
Jan23

MLS SuperDraft faces integral flaws with player development

The 2019 MLS SuperDraft is over, but the criticisms over its impact on the league continue to be voiced by coaches and fans. Drafting is an American tradition across all the major sports leagues, and, in the case of MLS, it is meant to serve as a link between the American audience and a global sport. However, many believe that it is time to give up on tradition for the sake of improving the league’s overall quality of play. One of the...

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