Active Minds strives to remove mental health stigma
Oct03

Active Minds strives to remove mental health stigma

Active Minds plans to increase awareness about mental health issues, both on campus and in the surrounding community, for the upcoming year. According to the Seton Hall website, “Active Minds works to remove the stigma surrounding mental health disorders so that students will feel more comfortable openly discussing mental health related issues and seeking help when it is needed.” Adah Beck, a senior biochemistry major and the...

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Out-of-state students share challenges in coming to N.J.
Sep06

Out-of-state students share challenges in coming to N.J.

With the fall semester underway, Seton Hall opens their doors to students from far and wide, some traveling farther than others. Out-of-state students might have to adapt to a new way of living. Some of the changes some new students face is the East Coast climate. Annabella Pastorok, a senior biology pre-dental major from Southbury, Conn., expressed that she misses her hometown cuisine. For example, her family’s homemade Italian food...

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Students share their ‘drive’ to be commuters
Mar20

Students share their ‘drive’ to be commuters

Several students were asked what they think the major differences and benefits are in the life of a commuter at Seton Hall. Jill Cancela/Staff Photographer More Prepared Some students like Kendra Campbell, a junior sociology major, said that commuters come more prepared for class or work on campus. “If we forget something we can’t just walk two minutes to our dorm and grab it,” Campbell said. “If we forget something we are most likely...

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Students celebrate friendship with Galentine’s Day
Feb14

Students celebrate friendship with Galentine’s Day

Though Valentine’s Day is mainly focused on couples and relationships, some Seton Hall students shared their perspectives on how to have a great Valentine’s Day while being single. From hanging out with friends to having a normal day in the life, students showed that Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be focused on the romance. Merinda Gruszecki/Digital/Social Media Editor Movie Night Many single students said that Valentine’s Day...

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SHU weighs in on Super Bowl Halftime Show
Feb06

SHU weighs in on Super Bowl Halftime Show

Seton Hall students weighed in on the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 3 and provided mixed reactions on the performances. Video still via YouTube The Pepsi Halftime Show was a musical collaboration between the main act, Maroon 5, and rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. The set list included a variety of songs such as, “Harder to Breathe,” “This Love,” “Girl’s Like You,” “Sicko Mode” and more. David Farrelly, a junior business...

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SHU students take winter fashion by storm
Jan30

SHU students take winter fashion by storm

With the recent cold front hitting the East Coast, Seton Hall students are sharing their own tips and advice on how to stay warm and fashionable this winter. Annemarie Ryan wears a sweater and scarf for the winter season. Sarah Yenesel/Photography Editor Antonios Alshahda, a freshman criminal justice major, said his winter essential ensemble includes a comfortable North Face jacket, a short-sleeved T-shirt, sweatpants and a pair of...

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Students talk writing and publishing
Oct24

Students talk writing and publishing

Two Seton Hall students have recently fulfilled their passion for storytelling by writing and publishing novels. Aubrey Casterline, a sophomore creative writing and philosophy major, is now a published author before she’s made it halfway through her Seton Hall career. Her book, “Stay,” is currently available on Amazon. Casterline said she got the inspiration for her book partially from her own life experiences and her love for South...

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Students share insight on weekend hot spots
Oct01

Students share insight on weekend hot spots

As the semester is now well underway, students offered their recommendations to maximize weekend fun around South Orange. Each location seems to offer a different adventure, from cuisine to a hiking trip. Whether students are familiar or new to the area, they may find a nice getaway from classes and work. South Mountain Reservation Kristen Santullo, a junior education major, said she recommends that students take the trek to South...

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Students plug in to IT club on campus
Apr18

Students plug in to IT club on campus

There is a place for everyone at Seton Hall to express themselves in our campus community. Yet, sophomore Tori Giardina, an Information Technology Management and Marketing major, saw a vacancy in our community and decided to start the first IT Club on campus. “I’m motivated to start an IT Club because I’ve really developed an interest in IT, especially the past two years on campus taking classes, and I want to involve more people in...

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Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service
Apr04

Elfo farm teaches students lessons in service

Stacie Elfo, a senior psychology major, has an interesting home life: She lives on a goat farm. The farm is located in Hillsborough, N.J., and the Elfo family has operated it since 1924. The property itself dates back to the 1720s. An immigrant Dutch Family first owned it and currently the Elfo’s raise livestock, but in the past, it harvested crops such as corn, hay, and tomatoes. John Elfo, Stacie’s father, explained the history of...

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Spring break trips impacted by nor’easter
Mar17

Spring break trips impacted by nor’easter

Studying abroad is the goal for many students as they enter Seton Hall. Yet, many students’ dreams were put on hold for a few days over spring break due to inclement weather. The nor’easter left roads very slippery and with high wind, snow, sleet and some hail. It was deemed unsafe for students to travel and a number of flights were canceled. Fredrika Etienne, a senior English major, traveled to London with members of the English...

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Aspiring veterinarian learns biology basics at SHU
Mar03

Aspiring veterinarian learns biology basics at SHU

Jessica Ferrara is a senior biology major and Italian minor, who is pursuing a unique career: she wants to become a veterinarian and has been accepted for graduate school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. “I honestly have wanted to be a vet for as long as I remember,” Ferrara said. “I grew up having pets, and I always loved animals. My parents showed me from a young age that pets truly are members of the family.”...

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