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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Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses
Apr03

Trump signs order defending “free inquiry” on college campuses

On March 21, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to defend “free inquiry” on college campuses. President Trump called the move “historic action” to protect American values. Many see this executive order as a response to events such as the University of California, Berkeley’s cancellation of far-right speaker Milo Yiannopoulos two years ago. Photo via Wikimedia Commons When Yiannopoulos’ speaking engagement was cancelled...

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Drawdown EcoChallenge kicks off in April
Mar28

Drawdown EcoChallenge kicks off in April

The Drawdown EcoChallenge is “a fun and social way to take measurable action on the top solutions to global warming,” according to the site’s official description. The EcoChallenge, a 21-day program focused on reducing carbon dioxide output on the individual level, is based on the book Drawdown, edited by Paul Hawken. Seton Hall students can help the university gain points in the EcoChallenge. Marie Leone/ Staff Photographer The...

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SGA elects new student  life committee chair
Feb14

SGA elects new student life committee chair

Seton Hall’s Student Government Association (SGA) has selected a new Student Life committee chair, the recently appointed at-large senator Saveria Antonacci. Antonacci looks to build on the current momentum of Student Life’s initiatives while bringing a fresh perspective to the table.Antonacci, a sophomore diplomacy and international relations major, was elected vice-chair in October and gained further experience as the...

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Laundry renovations underway
Jan23

Laundry renovations underway

In his President’s Report of last semester, Student Government Association (SGA) president Rishi Shah said that “all” of the laundry rooms on campus will be remodeled, “most likely” in the 2019 school year. These new laundry rooms may even provide no-charge laundry, such as is found in the laundry room at Ora Manor. Shah, a junior Finance, Management and Philosophy major, said via email that the new laundry rooms, “would be important...

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