FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant
Nov29

FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant

Alfonso Sibayan Jr., a junior social and behavioral sciences major, represented the Filipino League at Seton Hall (FLASH) in the Mr. Philippines (PI) pageant on Nov. 14.  Sibayan, who also serves as the FLASH president, said he was chosen as the male representative and immediately got to work in preparing for the event along with his entourage, who spent a month helping him plan, execute and deliver his performances. For the past...

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Poetry-in-the-Round hosts author Elif Batuman for last event of semester
Nov29

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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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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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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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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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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Seton Hall women learn to code with Girls Who Code
Nov12

Seton Hall women learn to code with Girls Who Code

Seton Hall women who are interested in learning how to program in a low-stress, supportive environment can join Girls Who Code. According to its website, Girls Who Code is a “national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology.” Through its various programs, the organization’s mission is to “educate, equip and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st-century opportunities.” Girls...

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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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Delta Upsilon works with the Jespy House
Nov03

Delta Upsilon works with the Jespy House

The brothers of Delta Upsilon (DU) are focusing their philanthropy on working with the Jespy House in South Orange to align with the fraternity’s motto of “Building Better Men.” Michael Pacheco, a senior public relations major and external relations chair of the fraternity, talked about how DU’s involvement with the Jespy House ties into its philanthropy as a whole. “Delta Upsilon’s philanthropy is Global Service Initiative (GSI),”...

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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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Poet Roger Reeves recites works at Poetry-in-the-Round event
Oct30

Poet Roger Reeves recites works at Poetry-in-the-Round event

American poet Roger Reeves visited Seton Hall virtually as he read some of his work on Oct. 27 as part of the Poetry-in-the-Round series. Reeves is the author of a collection of poems titled “King Me” and is in the process of writing his second collection. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas, where he currently serves as an associate professor.   Reeves has also won several awards including the...

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