South Orange police recruit seven new officers
Oct15

South Orange police recruit seven new officers

The South Orange Police Department (SOPD) hired seven new police officers, some of whom are women and people of color, the South Orange Board of Trustees announced on Sept. 29. The new hires include two women, bringing the total number of women in the department to three. Three of the new officers are people of color, bringing the total number of officers of color to 22, according to South Orange Village Board of Trustees member Donna...

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Seton Hall gives flu shots to students
Oct08

Seton Hall gives flu shots to students

Seton Hall’s last flu shot clinic of the semester is scheduled for Oct. 8 from 12 to 4 p.m., according to Director of Health Services Diane Lynch. Photo via Flickr The clinic, which is part of a partnership with Walgreens, will be on the South Orange campus in the Richie Regan Field House. Students are required to make an appointment, according to the University website. This semester there have been three free flu shot clinics for...

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Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall
Sep11

Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall

A 27-year-old Maplewood resident and bike shop owner was killed in a motorcycle crash near Seton Hall University’s McNulty gate on Sept. 4. Danny Ives, the owner of the Maplewood Bike Shed, was found unresponsive, lying in the eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue near the motorcycle and “adjacent to the old main gate to Seton Hall University,” according to a statement by the South Orange Police Department (SOPD). Police are still...

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Petersheim Exposition to move forward remotely
Apr19

Petersheim Exposition to move forward remotely

Seton Hall University’s Petersheim Academic Exposition is moving forward, but on an entirely virtual platform. Dr. José Lopez, professor and co-chair of the 2020 Petersheim Academic Exposition Planning Committee, said the exposition is a showcase of all of the “learning, scholarship and research that goes on in our entire University.” The event provides the opportunity for the students to share their scholarly work, according to Dr....

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Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president
Apr02

Julia Nicolls elected as SGA president

The preliminary results of the Student Government Association (SGA) election for the 2020-2021 academic year are in and Julia Nicolls is the SGA president-elect.  Voting was available online to all students from March 30 at 6:00 a.m. until March 31 at 3:00 p.m.  Photo via Instagram/nicollsmcgarry2020 Nicolls, a diplomacy and international relations major and SGA diplomacy senator, ran on a ticket that included ad-hoc Senator...

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SGA elections pushed back due to coronavirus
Mar27

SGA elections pushed back due to coronavirus

In the wake of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) is pushing back elections. Campaign posters hang on Duffy Hall. (Nicholas Kerr/News Editor) Students will receive an emailed SurveyMonkey ballot on March 30 that will close at 3 p.m. on March 31. The candidates for the election range from at-large senators to two presidential candidates. With campus closures, the...

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State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on
Mar19

State of emergency declared in South Orange as COVID-19 outbreak rages on

The Township of South Orange Village is taking proactive steps to protect its citizens from COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. Matthew Quarless – Staff Photographer A state of emergency was declared by Village President Sheena Collum, effective Mar. 13. Collum’s statement said, “[The government of South Orange] need[s] your help, patience and guidance as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 which was...

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Turrell Manor loses power
Feb21

Turrell Manor loses power

On Feb. 7 at approximately 1:00 p.m., residents of Turrell Manor lost power. Staff Photographer/Matthew Quarles It is not the first time a Seton Hall University residence hall has had a power outage. In this case, the cause was most likely the “high winds experienced that day,” John Signorello, Associate vice president of Facilities and Operations, said. Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) did not identify the exact cause of...

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High school dropouts are not inherent failures
Feb21

High school dropouts are not inherent failures

Take the SAT, graduate high school, go to college. High school dropouts are losers. Gap year takers are flighty. Community college transfers are uneducated. This is the narrative that is fed to young students across the United States. Photo via Wikimedia Commons The Test of General Educational Development, also known as the GED, is a series of tests designed to demonstrate a person’s high school academic knowledge. The GED is commonly...

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New SGA senators sworn into office
Feb14

New SGA senators sworn into office

Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has seven new senators. Some were sworn in as recently as Feb. 3 and all are looking forward to their new position in the SGA. Mackenzie Wetherhill/Staff Photographer When asked about the number of openings for senators this semester, SGA Vice President Mark Francis Mabalatan said, “It’s not unusual for Senate seats to be vacated following winter break or any time during the...

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Seton Hall alumna joins Peace Corps, deploys to Panama
Feb06

Seton Hall alumna joins Peace Corps, deploys to Panama

Seton Hall University alumna Rachel McCarthy is no stranger to travel. As a Seton Hall student, she spent time in Spain and the south of France. Her majors in diplomacy and international relations and modern languages, Spanish and French, lent themselves well to exploring the globe. But now she is in for a different kind of travel. Photo courtesy of Peace Corps A 2017 Hall graduate, McCarthy is now joining the Peace Corps and has been...

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Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation
Jan30

Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation

Seton Hall University’s on-campus television studio is due for an upgrade. This summer, the TV studio in Fahy Hall is getting a major $1.8 million renovation, according to William Pace, faculty associate of Visual and Sound Media, program coordinator for Visual and Sound Media and faculty advisor for Pirate TV. Students and faculty are excited to see and use the new studio. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer The renovation was...

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