Peer Advisers adjust to welcoming first-year students virtually
Oct02

Peer Advisers adjust to welcoming first-year students virtually

Despite the changes brought to this fall semester from COVID-19, Seton Hall’s peer advisers are continuing to help the freshman class transition into college life smoothly. “It was a big shift from the past two years, but Teams and technology have helped a lot,” Anne Marielle Jerez, a senior political science major and coordinator for the peer advisers, said. “We’re just adapting to this new form of modality, and we’re just kind of...

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Apple’s iOS 14 update brings new features to iPhones
Oct01

Apple’s iOS 14 update brings new features to iPhones

Apple released the iOS 14 software update on Sept. 16, bringing a fresh new look with novel features to the iPhone. Photo Courtesy of Apple Inc. Apple’s goal was for the update to “reimagine the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.” Some Seton Hall students said they had anticipated the release for a while.  Sophia Rotchford, a freshman sports management major, said she likes the “Picture in...

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Students weigh in on movie theaters reopening amid pandemic
Sep29

Students weigh in on movie theaters reopening amid pandemic

Gov. Phil Murphy permitted the reopening New Jersey movie theaters on Sept. 4, and some Seton Hall students expressed mixed feelings about catching the latest blockbusters in the midst of a pandemic.  Theaters may be filled up to 25% capacity or a maximum of 150 moviegoers. They also must require visitors to wear masks and implement social distancing guidelines. Despite this development in New Jersey’s COVID-19 reopening, some...

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Five fall festivities you can do in New Jersey during the pandemic
Sep29

Five fall festivities you can do in New Jersey during the pandemic

Although the coronavirus has altered or held back many typical fall activities, there are still some that Seton Hall students can participate in outdoors to fully immerse themselves in the season. 1.       Hiking One outdoor fall activity students can do is hiking. Students can enjoy the weather and take in the fall foliage on the trails while also maintaining their distance from others. “What I enjoy most about hiking...

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The Emmys virtual awards show sees a decrease in viewership
Sep28

The Emmys virtual awards show sees a decrease in viewership

Awards season kicked off with the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20, honoring television’s biggest stars in a socially distanced virtual awards show. Unlike previous years, this year’s ceremony was fully virtual, hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel who broadcasted live from the Staples Center while nominees’ watched and accepted awards from their homes.  Nielsen TV ratings reported that the Emmys’ ratings hit an all-time...

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Seton Hall students remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep25

Seton Hall students remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg

After the Supreme Court announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as “RBG,” passed away at 87 on Sept. 18 due to a 20-year long cancer battle, Seton Hall students took time to reflect on her legacy and the future. Photo via Store Norske Leksikon.jpg Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton. During her time on the nation’s court and arguing before it as a lawyer, she was known...

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BayLeaf brings Indian cuisine to South Orange
Sep25

BayLeaf brings Indian cuisine to South Orange

Students at Seton Hall have access to a variety of different restaurants in the South Orange Village, including BayLeaf Redefined Indian Cuisine, which offers buffet-style lunch hours and sit-down dinners. Photo by Marie Leone Austin Williams, the store manager, explained how BayLeaf got its start. “There was an Indian restaurant that occupied this space before us, and when they closed down, we took the opportunity to take this space...

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Gender reveal parties: hot or not?
Sep24

Gender reveal parties: hot or not?

Gender reveal parties have become a modern tradition for many. Seton Hall students have mixed feelings about this trend, however, especially after a recent gender reveal party is to blame for a California wildfire.  Photo by Pixabay.jpg “I think they’re absolutely ridiculous,” Dana Bell, a junior political science major, said. “Just send out an email. Plus, why is it a ‘reveal?’ That’s weird. They should be called genital reveal...

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Students have mixed reactions over ‘Mulan’ controversies
Sep22

Students have mixed reactions over ‘Mulan’ controversies

By Catherine San Disney released its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Sept. 4, but Seton Hall students have mixed reactions on whether to watch due to recent controversies surrounding the film. Tanmay Patel, a sophomore financial mathematics major, said he will not be watching the movie due to the latest news surrounding China’s internment of Uyghur Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region.  “I’ve heard that Disney used the...

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‘It’s Lit’: Seton Hall students review Travis Scott x McDonald’s collaboration
Sep22

‘It’s Lit’: Seton Hall students review Travis Scott x McDonald’s collaboration

By Andrew Byrd Rapper Travis Scott released a collaboration with McDonald’s that will run from Sept. 8 to Oct. 4 and sell the “Travis Scott Meal” nationwide. According to the McDonald’s website, “The Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Travis-Style” features a one-fourth pound of 100% fresh beef topped with onions, pickles and two slices of cheese. The burger also includes shredded lettuce, crispy bacon, ketchup and mustard.  The...

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Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart brings the heat
Sep21

Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart brings the heat

As fall begins this week, Billboard released its 2020 Songs of the Summer chart, which is the top 20 most streamed, played and sold songs on the Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  According to the chart, the top five songs of the summer were “Rockstar” by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, “Whats Poppin” by Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, “Savage Remix” by Megan...

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Freshmen reflect on early college experience during COVID-19
Sep18

Freshmen reflect on early college experience during COVID-19

New places, new people and new opportunities—these are all part of the average freshman’s college experience. However, due to the pandemic, many of these experiences, from campus life to the classroom, have changed indefinitely.  Jackalyn Ballard, a freshman diplomacy major, said this first semester is nothing like she expected it to be. Coming from California, she said she had a lot of plans for her first year at Seton Hall,...

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