“Steel Magnolias” cast preps for show by embodying characters
Feb08

“Steel Magnolias” cast preps for show by embodying characters

The Seton Hall Theatre Department will be staging its production of “Steel Magnolias” at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Feb. 22-24 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. The cast said they are working hard and getting very excited to bring this story about love and friendship to life for the SHU community. Chair of the Theatre Department, Peter Reader, said he knew SOPAC would be the perfect venue for the show, because...

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SHU marches for women’s rights
Feb01

SHU marches for women’s rights

Men, women and children gathered around the country on Jan. 20 to express their support for women and displeasure with the president. In New York City, more than 200,000 protesters gathered to demonstrate unity and march for a better future. Among the protesters there were SHU students rallying their support. Samantha Dyar, a sophomore theater major, went with her friends. “Before we even got on the train we were in the village...

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Student interns make Disney magic a reality
Feb01

Student interns make Disney magic a reality

By participating in the Disney College Program, students’ dreams really do come true. Students from schools that partner with the Disney College Program can work at Disney Resorts as cast members. One aspect of their job is to make going to the parks, hotels and restaurants an experience full of faith, trust and pixie dust for all the guests. Some Seton Hall students have taken advantage of this opportunity and shared their...

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Visual and sound media majors see possibilities
Feb01

Visual and sound media majors see possibilities

Robert Ruszkowski, a sophomore visual and sound media major, spent time in high school working at his school’s minor television studio, which ultimately led him to studying and pursuing this degree at Seton Hall. Encouraged by his uncle, who works for NBC Sports, Ruszkowski found Seton Hall’s program and made the decision to enroll. Ruszkowski explained that his work with Pirate Television has had a significant impact on him as a...

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A Good Farmer” at SOPAC highlights the life of immigrants
Feb01

A Good Farmer” at SOPAC highlights the life of immigrants

The issue of immigration, while controversial and the source of heated debate in politics, is a topic of vast nuance. “A Good Farmer,” written by Sharyn Rothstein, which just opened at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), tackles the relationship between immigrants who need work and the farmers who need their labor. Directed by Kel Haney, the production follows farm owner, Bonnie, played by Ariel Woodiwiss, as she tries to...

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La Vera Italian restaurant a popular pizzeria for SHU students
Feb01

La Vera Italian restaurant a popular pizzeria for SHU students

There are many venues and restaurants in South Orange serving numerous types of food; from Thai to Ethiopia, fried chicken to sushi, there is an abundance of variety to choose from. One choice would be La Vera Pizza & Pasta. The restaurant advertises itself as a “casual Italian eatery” and offers many traditional Italian dishes, including classic meals like cavatelli and broccoli. However, the restaurant commits itself to more...

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Students share their worst classroom experiences
Feb01

Students share their worst classroom experiences

Seton Hall students discussed their classroom nightmares — situations that students would not want to encounter in class. However, for these students, their nightmares turned into realities. Andrea Orleanski, a freshman biology physical therapy major, has a total of about an hour commute to and from campus every day from Andover, N.J. She said that on the first day of her first semester at college, she had to miss her first class due...

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Biology and Catholic studies major learned to trust the process at SHU
Feb01

Biology and Catholic studies major learned to trust the process at SHU

Samantha Pettigrew graduated from Seton Hall University in 2014 with a B.S. in biology and B.A in Catholic studies, with a minor in philosophy and a certificate for completion of the University Honors Program. She is currently a fourth-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is expected to graduate in May. She has recently finished attending interviews for Internal Medicine Residency Programs. She plans to...

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Boccone South offers authentic Italian food and hospitality
Jan25

Boccone South offers authentic Italian food and hospitality

When you enter the restaurant Boccone South in downtown South Orange, you are greeted in Italian by the staff and instantly feel an authentic Italian vibe. The mission of owner Silvio Caruso is to “deliver good Italian food” to their customers. But the restaurant offers much more. You are taken care of from the moment you walk through the door and the staff is well trained, delivering service that is nothing short of excellent. Tien...

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Anthropology majors explore the world
Jan25

Anthropology majors explore the world

If you ask about Michelle Prizzi, chances are her peers will say she is the aspiring anthropologist and go-to person on the subject. A senior anthropology major, Prizzi said she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field since she was in high school. In high school, Prizzi interned at Rutherford Hall, a cultural center and museum in Allamuchy, N.J. There, she handled old World War II letters from Irish writer Norah Hoult, who...

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Muslim Student Association aims to educate and serve SHU community
Jan25

Muslim Student Association aims to educate and serve SHU community

The Muslim Student Association, more commonly referred to on campus as MSA, is a Muslim student organization centered on educating members of the Seton Hall community on Islam and eliminating misconceptions about the faith. The club is open to both Muslim and non-Muslim students and the club’s mission statement explains its primary goal, “To raise awareness of Islam around campus and our community. We do this by having informative...

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Professor presents WWII icon research findings in Portugal
Jan25

Professor presents WWII icon research findings in Portugal

Walking into Dr. James Kimble’s office is like stepping back in time onto the home front of World War II. His walls, covered with numerous Norman Rockwell propaganda posters, is like something out of a museum. Therefore, it is no wonder why the associate professor of communication chose Rosie the Riveter as his research topic for the Left Conference: Photography and Film Criticism in Lisbon, Portugal. The Left Conference is dedicated...

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