Professor turns love of Ireland into a minor
Apr25

Professor turns love of Ireland into a minor

The English Department has announced the introduction of a new Irish Minor. This program started with Dr. Martha Carpentier and her love for author James Joyce and Irish literature. Carpentier started out teaching British literature, but during her studies she couldn’t ignore the presence of Irish culture. After she completed her dissertation on James Joyce, she started developing the minor by asking her colleagues to create ideas for...

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SHU celebrates Irish culture in performance
Apr25

SHU celebrates Irish culture in performance

On April 17, Irish culture was put on display when The Celtic Theater Company paid a visit to Seton Hall University for a night of Irish music and storytelling. The event was sponsored by Seton Hall’s Department of Catholic Studies in collaboration with Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) and was held in the theater-in-the-round. The performance showcased a number of native Irish songs, narrative poems and stories....

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Student spreads the wealth with cryptocurrency
Apr25

Student spreads the wealth with cryptocurrency

It is no secret that college students have a reputation for being broke. However, Vanessa Colmenares, a biochemistry, molecular biology and philosophy major, recently got involved with a new way to make money by investing in cryptocurrency through Forex. According to CoinTelegraph, cryptocurrency is “a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange.” Transactions are verified through the use of cryptography. They...

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Mind Body Spirit Fest brings miniature horses to campus
Apr25

Mind Body Spirit Fest brings miniature horses to campus

Health Services held its second annual “Mind Body Spirit Fest” in the Living Room on April 25. Students received tips on how to de-stress before final exams and interacted with two miniature horses that came to visit. Health Services director Diane Lynch said in an email that the departments held this event last spring as a way to offer students the opportunity to have fun while picking up valuable tips on stress management and...

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History majors learn the past, look to the future
Apr25

History majors learn the past, look to the future

Throughout college, students often wonder why certain courses are required, especially if they have no relation to their choice of study. One of those courses is often history. According to Michael Ciccone, a sophomore secondary education, social studies and history major, history is way more important than we might realize. “[It] allows us to compare and contrast the events of today with events of the past that may have similar...

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Students do yoga for both credit and fun
Apr25

Students do yoga for both credit and fun

Seton Hall University offers a plethora of yoga-centric fitness classes, amongst others, at the Richie Regan Recreation Center for all students as well as in its academic curriculum. Shannon Reilly, a senior anthropology major and yoga instructor since 2015, commented on the lessons that yoga has taught her. “I’ve learned to be able to creatively express yourself truthfully, maintain playfulness for those potentially awkward moments,...

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Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’
Apr25

Alum advice: make sure you keep the ‘right people’

A Criminal Justice major might say the best lesson they learned in college is the importance of evidence or a certain investigative principle. Seton Hall Alum Kristen Hardy (07’) kept it simple: she said the best lesson she learned at SHU was “the importance of keeping the right people around.” Hardy graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, becoming a lawyer, and now working as a Compliance Counselor at Rockwell Automation in...

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WSOU student one of nation’s three Rising Stars
Apr25

WSOU student one of nation’s three Rising Stars

Thousands of people tune in each day to the critically acclaimed WSOU, Seton Hall’s Pirate Radio station. Talented students get to practice and showcase their skills, playing heavy metal rock or reporting the news: Alicia Campos, a junior digital sound and media major, is one of those many talented students. She started working for WSOU her freshman year after being inspired by meeting with the staff there previously. “When I came to...

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Fly fishing summer course reels in students
Apr18

Fly fishing summer course reels in students

Some colleges across the nation offer exotic and interesting courses in addition to core classes. Rutgers University offers a “Politicizing Beyoncé” course in its Women & Gender Studies department, and Santa Clara University offers “The Physics of Star Trek.” While we cannot all study Beyoncé, Seton Hall will be offering a new course: a fly fishing course which will be offered for the first time this summer. Two Seton Hall...

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Students plug in to IT club on campus
Apr18

Students plug in to IT club on campus

There is a place for everyone at Seton Hall to express themselves in our campus community. Yet, sophomore Tori Giardina, an Information Technology Management and Marketing major, saw a vacancy in our community and decided to start the first IT Club on campus. “I’m motivated to start an IT Club because I’ve really developed an interest in IT, especially the past two years on campus taking classes, and I want to involve more people in...

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Students pair with Broadway mentors for cabaret
Apr18

Students pair with Broadway mentors for cabaret

On April 23, Seton Hall will present a cabaret of student and Broadway collaboration. Students ages 12 to 25 will be paired up with Broadway actors who have volunteered their time. Seton Hall is sponsoring the show, but anyone within the age range able to make auditions and put in the time is welcome. The program is all about forming valuable relationships with people in the Broadway business. Freshman theater and music double major...

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Math majors open to a world of possibilities
Apr18

Math majors open to a world of possibilities

There are students who learn about the importance of international relations between nations, others who study the mind to learn more about the self and there are those who study one of the fundamental building blocks of any academic field, mathematics. Students majoring in math learn everything from algebra to statistics and how that knowledge can be applied to everyday life. While math is not everyone’s strongest suit, the students...

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