SHU reflects on Thanksgiving during pandemic
Nov24

SHU reflects on Thanksgiving during pandemic

With Thanksgiving coming later this week, Seton Hall students have been traveling home in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. While many students look forward to this holiday and time of year, the pandemic has caused many aspects of Thanksgiving to change. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a press conference on Nov. 16,the state’s government is “urging everyone to keep their Thanksgiving plans as small as possible” since...

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Athletics launches ‘SHE Can’ initiative
Nov23

Athletics launches ‘SHE Can’ initiative

The Seton Hall athletic department launched the “SHE Can” Initiative on Nov. 9 to allow female athletes to see themselves in a professional realm through networking events and mentorship opportunities. “Athletics really is a vehicle to learn those life skills, so I think it’s really important that they see themselves in that life after college mode and the more we can do to provide that, the better we’re going to be as a department,”...

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Black Friday tech items: what’s hot and what’s not
Nov23

Black Friday tech items: what’s hot and what’s not

With Black Friday and the holiday season approaching, there are a variety of tech gifts from which to choose.  Since the pandemic has led to more students taking classes remotely—and with more people working from home—more people have become much more reliant on technology.  With this heightened demand, the tech industry has stepped up its game to appeal to its consumers through the release of the new iPhone, PlayStation 5...

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Poetry-in-the-Round hosts author Elif Batuman for last event of semester
Nov20

Poetry-in-the-Round hosts author Elif Batuman for last event of semester

Seton Hall hosted its last Poetry-in-the-Round event for the semester on Nov. 17 which featured Elif Batuman, the author of the memoir “The Possessed” and novel “The Idiot.”  Batuman discussed with students her reasoning for writing these works and read from her unreleased sequel to “The Idiot” during the event. In 2018, Batuman’s novel “The Idiot” was a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction finalist and is about Selin, a college freshman...

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SHU students are thankful despite many struggles of 2020
Nov17

SHU students are thankful despite many struggles of 2020

Seton Hall students have had to cope with the stress of a global pandemic, instances of racial injustice and the presidential election this year. As Thanksgiving approaches, students reflected on what they are thankful for during these uncertain and difficult times. The gift of education Madelyn Woodson, a junior public relations and journalism major, said this year has been filled with a lot of bumps and bruises, and the hardest part...

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Diwali kicks off holiday season
Nov16

Diwali kicks off holiday season

With coffee shops now selling festive drinks and Christmas music already playing on the radio, many people think of Thanksgiving or Christmas when it comes to this time of year.  But, one of the first holidays this season is actually Diwali, which students at Seton Hall celebrated on Nov. 14. “Diwali is a festival of lights, signifying peace, prosperity and good fortune for the upcoming year,” Sanjana Patel, a freshman nursing...

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Students reflect on “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s legacy
Nov12

Students reflect on “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s legacy

After “Jeopardy!” producers confirmed longtime host Alex Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, the Seton Hall community reflected on his lasting impact. Trebek first revealed in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and said that like many others with the disease, he did not experience any symptoms until it had spread throughout his body. Regardless of his diagnosis, Trebek...

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Seton Hall virologist expresses concern over rise in University coronavirus cases
Nov02

Seton Hall virologist expresses concern over rise in University coronavirus cases

A Seton Hall professor and virologist said the University should consider a switch to remote learning after a rise in cases near the South Orange campus. Dr. Brian Nichols, a virologist and associate professor in Seton Hall’s department of biological sciences, said he believes further measures should be taken. After a total of 37 Seton Hall students tested positive for COVID-19 in the month of October, a significant increase in new...

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Softball looks to uplift spirits with breast cancer awareness practice
Nov02

Softball looks to uplift spirits with breast cancer awareness practice

The Seton Hall softball team held a breast cancer awareness month-themed practice in mid-October, bringing attention to the disease through the team’s social media pages. The idea for the event was inspired by the connections some of the players have to people with the disease, head coach Paige Smith said. “Women, in general, need to raise awareness because statistics are showing that we’re pretty likely to be touched by it in some...

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Here are four things you should know before making a trip to NYC
Oct27

Here are four things you should know before making a trip to NYC

With New York City being just a thirty-minute train ride away, many Seton Hall students wanting to visit must now follow safety guidelines and procedures due to the pandemic.  Photo by Jillian Cancela On March 20, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo started the city’s lockdown procedure, closing down non-essential businesses. Months later, New York has entered phase four, which includes opening non-essential businesses while still...

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Let’s talk economics: Students, professor unfold Seton Hall economics program
Oct27

Let’s talk economics: Students, professor unfold Seton Hall economics program

Seton Hall economics majors and faculty gave insight into what made them choose this course of study, what pursuing the major entails and how it will help them post-graduation. Ishani Sachdeva, a senior economics major, said she chose to declare Economics as her major because it is a combination of business, psychology and philosophy. Anca Cotet-Grecu, associate professor of economics and legal studies, said the economics curriculum...

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Esposito named Coach Sheppard Legacy Award recipient
Oct27

Esposito named Coach Sheppard Legacy Award recipient

Seton Hall baseball utilityman Mike Esposito was awarded the Coach Sheppard Legacy Award during the 2020 Mike Sheppard Senior Golf Outing last Monday. The award was created two years ago by a group of alumni to honor former Seton Hall baseball coach Mike Sheppard, his son head coach Rob Sheppard said.  Sheppard said he provides his panel of judges with a preliminary list of players from the baseball team, and the winner is then...

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