It is not weak to grieve
Nov09

It is not weak to grieve

On June 29 my father passed away due to health complications. Though it’s been months, I am still not sure I will ever fully recover. Some days, I feel perfectly normal. However, for each of those days, there comes one where I will see a shirt of his on the stairs or I will stare at the tomato plants he planted in the spring as they begin to wither away. These times have been some of my most difficult, but I’m learning to control the...

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Just put your phones down and enjoy the show
Nov02

Just put your phones down and enjoy the show

Before most concerts start, there is an exciting buzz in the air. The recorded music played before the show starts lowers and the lights turn off. Then, the phones come out. People raise their arms, usually holding their phones horizontally to get the whole stage in their shot, and start recording. The talent comes on the stage, only to see hundreds of phones staring back at them. I sometimes have to watch the concert through the...

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With terror on the rise, hypocrisy is our worst enemy
Nov02

With terror on the rise, hypocrisy is our worst enemy

Whenever there’s an attack on United States soil, whether it was carried out by a terrorist or not, the American people turn on each other instead of the enemy. Everyone wants to point fingers at the other side, seemingly scrambling to find someone to place quick blame on. When we do this, we distract ourselves from the real problem and the potential solutions that could fix it. We’re seeing this now in the days following the...

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Calming our president’s storm
Oct26

Calming our president’s storm

Trump is certainly good at one thing: social irresponsibility. As a conservative-libertarian, I observe the endless barrage of cacophony on various media outlets and recognize the never-ending bitterness dividing not only the country, but also the Republican Party. Trump, in part, a consequence of the Republican Party’s internal bloodbath, continually exacerbates the current divisions within the party and the nation. Rather than...

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We’re getting too distracted
Oct26

We’re getting too distracted

For some reason, our country tends to gravitate toward ridiculous drama, pulling our attention away from topics we should be focusing on. We focus on articles that highlight the spectacle currently on display in our administration; we read about President Donald Trump and other politicians denouncing NFL players for kneeling in protest instead of reading about the growing nuclear threat in North Korea. We read articles that focus...

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Open your eyes people, racism is far from dead
Oct19

Open your eyes people, racism is far from dead

Some may think that because it’s 2017 that it’s common sense to treat others with dignity and respect. Unfortunately that thought is wrong. There are now two open investigations regarding racially charged incidents that were aimed at students of Seton Hall. These incidents, an email and a social media post, happened within two weeks of each other and were both done in cowardice. The authors of the email and the post concealed...

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Artificial intelligence is nothing for you to fear
Oct19

Artificial intelligence is nothing for you to fear

As new technology develops, there is a rising consensus among prominent scientists that artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. Although this belief is ubiquitous, it is not necessarily true. The reality is that there are a lot of assumptions and implications generated from such a belief. You should not believe that artificial intelligence is dangerous simply because prominent scientists believe so. We know that...

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Land of the free, home of the semi-automatics
Oct05

Land of the free, home of the semi-automatics

It’s sickening that we had to scroll through our news feeds after waking up on Monday morning and read about yet another horrific mass shooting. The awful the Las Vegas massacre, which was preceded by the Dallas sniper attack, the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, the San Bernardino attack, the Aurora, Colorado massacre and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. These senseless acts of violence happened over the span of five years...

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We need stricter gun  control in the United States
Oct05

We need stricter gun control in the United States

Stephen Paddock was found with 23 guns in his Mandalay Bay hotel room after he shot and killed 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday. An additional 19 guns were found in his Mesquite, Nev. home. Omar Mateen, whose name was on two federal watch lists for being a known ISIS supporter, easily purchased two handguns within a week before murdering 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The guns that were legally obtained by these men took...

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Stop complaining if you’re not going to  be part of the change
Sep28

Stop complaining if you’re not going to be part of the change

Students of Seton Hall: let’s have a little “us” time this week. Sound good? Great. As most of you may know, our University is currently searching for a new president. The Wit/Kiefer firm, which specializes in academic executive position searches, was hired by Seton Hall to aid with the search. The firm visited campus on Sept. 21 to hear what students want from their next president. One might expect this to be a popular forum for...

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Letter to the Editor
Sep22

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter so that the coverage in The Setonian of the A&S Faculty’s vote of no confidence in Interim Provost Boroff can be more accurate than the article on September 14th may have led people to comprehend. Because the meeting was closed, it is understandable, but there were dissenting views in that meeting and the A&S faculty was far from unanimous. Similarly, Professors Goedert and Mirabella do not speak for...

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Give us the commencement speaker we deserve
Sep22

Give us the commencement speaker we deserve

Hello Seton Hall administrators! How are you doing? With the school year back in full swing we know you must be extremely busy with meetings, paperwork and, of course, planning the Class of 2018’s commencement ceremony. Now, we know it’s a bit soon to be thinking of graduation, considering it’s only September, but we at The Setonian like to stay on top of things. We can see Seton Hall’s Commencement Committee is staying on top of...

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