Look back at The Setonian’s top headlines of 2020
Dec31

Look back at The Setonian’s top headlines of 2020

There are years that are like no other, and then there is 2020. From the protests for racial justice to the loss of cultural icons and the global pandemic that overshadowed it all, The Setonian compiled our top headlines of the past year to help us ring in the new one. January January 20 Seton Hall commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Boland Hall Fire, which killed three students. Shawn Simons (left), a survivor of the fire, now...

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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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S.O. businesses donate to make an impact on hunger and homelessness
Nov10

S.O. businesses donate to make an impact on hunger and homelessness

Sadie’s boutique and Seton Hall’s Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE) hosted a food drive on Nov. 4 to celebrate the purchase of South Orange’s Kitchen a la Mode, a kitchen supplies store. Catherine Fisher, the owner of Sadie’s and more recent owner of Kitchen a la Mode, hosts philanthropic donations every month and partnered with DOVE this month. “My mission when I opened my first store was to be ethical and philanthropic because we...

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Student crafts idea to help SHU relax
Oct21

Student crafts idea to help SHU relax

One glance at Alexandra Wells, a junior history and English major, would suggest that she is in tune with her artistic side. She walked out of the Pirate’s Cove donning both a large set of headphones and a shirt that displayed what she described as an artist’s interpretation of an album cover, featuring a cartoonishly pink severed head in a pool of black liquid. Wells came with three samples of her embroidery in hand, depictions that...

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Students share insight on weekend hot spots
Oct01

Students share insight on weekend hot spots

As the semester is now well underway, students offered their recommendations to maximize weekend fun around South Orange. Each location seems to offer a different adventure, from cuisine to a hiking trip. Whether students are familiar or new to the area, they may find a nice getaway from classes and work. South Mountain Reservation Kristen Santullo, a junior education major, said she recommends that students take the trek to South...

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Mike Deej returns for SAB Coffeehouse, delights students
Sep24

Mike Deej returns for SAB Coffeehouse, delights students

On Sept. 19, Mike Deej returned to Seton Hall’s Pirate’s Cove to perform for the Student Activities Board (SAB) Coffeehouse. He covered some songs such as Ben E King’s “Stand By Me,” the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” and Billy Joel’s “For the Longest Time.” Allison Kroeger, a junior economics and finance one of the co-chairs of Coffeehouse, shared why SAB chose to have Deej...

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SHUNA offers debate and friendship
Jun18

SHUNA offers debate and friendship

The Seton Hall United Nations Association (SHUNA) debates topics that address global issues, both historical and current, in a very similar fashion to actual United Nations committees. According to club members, SHUNA involves thorough research, intense collaboration and critical thinking skills executed through public speaking, writing and debating. The team competes with students from different universities in order to mimic the...

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Chem and biochem majors explore summer internships
Jun18

Chem and biochem majors explore summer internships

Seton Hall biochemistry majors have been gaining workplace experience by interning with household brand-named companies this summer. Alison Arissa, a senior biochemistry major, is working with Colgate for the summer and said she plans to stay with the company long after the summer ends. Arissa found her internship during an application spree, where she was introduced to services such as Indeed.com and Navigator through SHU’s Career...

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Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art
Jun18

Pirate’s guide to dazzling grad caps: How students expressed passion through their art

Seton Hall held its commencement ceremony for the class of 2018 on May 21, where many students decorated their graduation caps with a few unique themes and designs. Here are some of the graduation caps captured along with a few tips and tricks provided by students on decorating them. Incorporate something meaningful and personal Mansi Patel, a biology major and graduate, described the inspiration behind her cap by relating it back to...

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Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” showing at SOPAC
Oct24

Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea” showing at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is producing Hans Christian Andersen’s famous tale The Princess and the Pea, beginning Oct.15. This production is part of SOPAC’s Kids ‘N Family Performances series that works to promote learning, imagination, and creativity in young people. Their hope is that by exposing children to the magic of live performances early on, that they will foster a life-long passion for the arts. The...

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HALLmarks: Devin McGuire conducts at Spring Lake Music and Arts Festival
Sep29

HALLmarks: Devin McGuire conducts at Spring Lake Music and Arts Festival

It is easy to assume that students who study music have probably been heavily involved with music their whole lives, however, that is not always the case. Devin McGuire, senior music education major, started experimenting with music in high school. He joined his school’s choir and officially fell in love with music. After playing bass in a punk rock band, McGuire slowly transitioned into classical music when he learned to play the...

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Discover SOPAC
Sep29

Discover SOPAC

The South Orange Performance Art Center (SOPAC) is a fun environment for students to go and relax whenever they have free time. SOPAC has been open since 2006 and not only shows movies but also has theater, dance, comedy and visual arts. SOPAC has a movie theater that plays movies from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. The current movies that are played in SOPAC are “Storks,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Blair...

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