Humans of Seton Hall University: Society limited him, but he didn’t limit himself
Nov25

Humans of Seton Hall University: Society limited him, but he didn’t limit himself

Daniel Baluch’s story Some see this Seton Hall student as a business student or a fraternity member. Others see him as a tour guide. Then there’s some who know him as an artist. And perhaps a social advocate, too. But everyone knows him as Daniel Baluch, a junior marketing major.  Behind his college identity, Baluch grew up as a young Pakistani kid paralyzed with fear due to microaggressions against his ethnicity. Instead of...

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Students share advice, urge others to be safe after spike in coronavirus cases
Oct30

Students share advice, urge others to be safe after spike in coronavirus cases

As COVID-19 cases increase throughout the nation, the CDC reported a drastic increase in the virus at the start of October among adults aged 18 to 22. The CDC indicated the likelihood that some of the increase is linked to the resumption of in-person attendance at some colleges and universities. Their previous reports show that young adults are less likely than other age groups to adhere to some COVID-19 prevention measures.  In...

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CAPS continues services online amid pandemic
Sep11

CAPS continues services online amid pandemic

September serves as National Suicide Prevention Month. With findings by the CDC showing an increase in mental health disorders, students and faculty are uniting to increase awareness on this matter.  Over the years, Seton Hall’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has implemented “Campus Connect,” a program that provides suicide prevention training. While this year’s program will take place over Microsoft Teams, CAPS...

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Remote learning challenges SHU, professors get creative with courses
Apr30

Remote learning challenges SHU, professors get creative with courses

Silence fills the Seton Hall dorm rooms and academic buildings. The campus sits still awaiting the return of the campus community. The future seems uncertain, but one thing remains clear — class is still in session.   Amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., Seton Hall announced it would continue remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester on March 18. This unprecedented change led to many professors...

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Freshman transforms dorm into barbershop
Feb07

Freshman transforms dorm into barbershop

Despite the transition to college and dorm life, Vikram Khosla, a freshman business major, managed to continue his haircutting business by transforming his dorm into a functioning barbershop. After a year of saving money, Khosla bought the basic equipment needed to cut hair. He said he needed to make money and found cutting hair to be a unique way to do it without getting a regular job. “I mostly learned off of YouTube and asked my...

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SHU gears up for Black History Month
Jan31

SHU gears up for Black History Month

Several organizations on campus are gearing up to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events, panels and activities to honor past and present figures in the black community and discuss pressing issues. On Feb. 10, the Black Student Union (BSU) will kick off a week filled with programs. Taylor Newkirk, a senior psychology major and president of BSU, plans to focus the week on diversity in the community. Newkirk said some of...

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Student launches art business for poor communities
Jan24

Student launches art business for poor communities

Sakina Nathoo, a freshman elementary and special education major, has created an art business set on donating a majority of the proceeds to impoverished communities around the world. Nathoo decided to make a change after witnessing firsthand the lives of those residing in impoverished communities. “I just feel there’s so much suffering around the world, and here we are going to an incredible university to get a great education and...

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New business chops down the competition
Dec06

New business chops down the competition

What started as an idea during his junior year of high school has eventually turned into a successful athletic apparel company for founder Darren Dort, a sophomore business management major. Choppa Athletics was created during the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Business Camp at Rutgers University in Newark as Dort was tasked to create a business plan for a company he would like to create. Despite his business focusing on...

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Guanaticos offers a taste of Costa Rican cuisine
Nov07

Guanaticos offers a taste of Costa Rican cuisine

Guanaticos, located on Irvington Avenue, is a family-owned restaurant that puts a Latin American twist on traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Seton Hall students can dine in, take out or even have their food delivered to their dorm. The Villanueva family never expected to own a restaurant. However, the family decided to pursue this once they moved to the U.S. from Costa Rica three years ago. “It was never a dream to open...

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Alumna performs Shakespeare in New York parks
Oct24

Alumna performs Shakespeare in New York parks

Seton Hall alumna Yvonne Pruitt took to the New York stage to take part in The Fools and Kings Project to perform the Shakespeare play “Richard the Third.” Pruitt graduated in 2019 with a degree in theatre and performance. She explained why she decided to pursue an acting career. She said that her passion intensified in high school. “I always loved performing,” Pruitt said. “I think it was in high school when I really got the acting...

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