Poetic Pirate writes of cancer battle
Jan19

Poetic Pirate writes of cancer battle

Vee Gaspa, a sophomore undeclared major interested in creative theatre and art, is already trying to accomplish something many have only dreamed, to get her poetry collection published as a book. She is forgoing the process of appealing to amateur publishers that help new writers and going straight to the major publishers. Gaspa was inspired to write poetry from her life, using her experiences of surviving cancer at any early age. “I...

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20 years on the court, number 24 steps out of bounds for good
Apr20

20 years on the court, number 24 steps out of bounds for good

Just two months after Peyton Manning played his last game, another powerhouse of American sports has hung up his jersey for the last time. Kobe Bryant, after playing 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, ended his professional basketball career on April 13, according to ESPN. Bryant was a five-time NBA Champion and an 18-time All Star. Currently, he ranks as third in most points scored by a player. “Now that he is gone, it’s like a...

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PR students R.O.P.E. in success
Apr20

PR students R.O.P.E. in success

The Public Relations major is the largest major in the College of Communications and the Arts, according to the Seton Hall faculty. As a result, the R.O.P.E. in Success event is held annually to celebrate and help PR students. “R.O.P.E is an event where we recognize SHU student and alum in the communications school for their accomplishments and the teams competing in PRSSA’s national Bateman Competition,” said Crystal Jones, a...

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MLKSA hits a grand slam honoring diversity in sports, giving back
Mar30

MLKSA hits a grand slam honoring diversity in sports, giving back

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association (MLKSA) hosted their annual Celebration Ball, a diversity in sports themed formal event held on March 19 in which the goal was to raise money to give back to communities. Half of the money raised through ticket sales was used to purchase cases of water for both the Flint, Michigan and Newark communities. Albert Guzman, a sophomore pre-science major, was a co-chairperson for the...

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Local women honored, engage in discussion
Mar17

Local women honored, engage in discussion

The annual Conference on Women and Gender was held at Seton Hall University on Feb. 12. The conference, Open to both SHU students and the public started three years ago and has steadily increased in both size and impact. There were three individuals who were honored with awards at the event. The first, Women of the Year award, presented by the Provosts’ office, was given to Bernadette Wilkowski. The award is given to outstanding...

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SGA teaches students valuable skills for future
Feb24

SGA teaches students valuable skills for future

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Seton Hall University is a student-run organization that functions much like a state or national government. However, one key distinction is that officers in SGA have to run for reelection each year or be replaced by a new member. Teagan Sebba, a junior political science major is the president of SGA. Sebba said that her presidency has given her a lot of accomplishments under her belt. “My...

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Roots of #OscarsSoWhite run deeper than the Academy, down to roles and screenplays
Feb11

Roots of #OscarsSoWhite run deeper than the Academy, down to roles and screenplays

The 88th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 14, and for the second year in a row, all white actors and actresses were nominated, leaving out minority actors, according to Variety website. Films like “Creed,” “Beasts of No Nation” and “Straight Outta Compton” were considered “biggest snubs” by both, viewers and critics, alike, according to a list on the IMDb website. Yet, who is really to blame: the Academy or the film industry...

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How to stay healthy on campus
Feb04

How to stay healthy on campus

The symptoms of being sick can call for resting in bed with chills and a fever which can be far from fun. The best possible scenario is just avoiding getting sick. Diane Lynch, assistant director of health services at Seton Hall, said some techniques as basic as washing your hands. “Your hands come in contact with so many surfaces and they can transport a virus from a surface right into your mucous membranes,” Lynch said. Even if a...

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How to manage holiday dinner conversations with family
Dec09

How to manage holiday dinner conversations with family

The holiday season is here and with it comes a long-anticipated winter break. Winter break, about three weeks long for Seton Hall University students, provides time away from work and class. It also offers a chance to see friends and family after a long time away from home. There are many perks to coming home, such as free laundry, home-cooked meals and sleeping in a bed that feels like a cloud. However, popular movies suggest that...

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Students analyze presidential elections
Nov18

Students analyze presidential elections

  In less than a year, this nation will elect a new president. But, before Election Day, campaigns need to run and the Democratic and Republican parties must select their nominees. The campaigns may consist of many attack ads, speeches and debates. Megan Ferguson, a senior diplomacy and international relations major, said that the debates are important for laying a foundation for their campaigns. The main purpose of these debates is...

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DOVE prepares events for the holidays
Nov04

DOVE prepares events for the holidays

Halloween has ended and the holiday season has officially started. The chaos that comes with gifts, decorations and spending  time with family is about to ignite  as everyone gets in the holiday season mood. The Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), is also getting ready for the holidays. DOVE will be hosting many holiday themed events aimed at giving back to the community. The first event, the Food and Turkey Drive, began on Nov. 2...

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Class of 2016 enjoys “senior week” on campus
Oct21

Class of 2016 enjoys “senior week” on campus

The graduation date for seniors on May 9 is already drawing near. The special day is accompanied with a week full-long of events set up by the Senior Class Council (SCC). This year, however, the SCC is implementing a new approach. Every year “Senior Week” consists of fun events and activities for the senior class to do, usually taking place the week after finals. In addition to “Senior Week”, the SCC is promising a whole new way of...

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