New SGA senators sworn into office
Feb14

New SGA senators sworn into office

Seton Hall University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has seven new senators. Some were sworn in as recently as Feb. 3 and all are looking forward to their new position in the SGA. Mackenzie Wetherhill/Staff Photographer When asked about the number of openings for senators this semester, SGA Vice President Mark Francis Mabalatan said, “It’s not unusual for Senate seats to be vacated following winter break or any time during the...

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SOAC begins accepting new applications for SGA recognition
Feb14

SOAC begins accepting new applications for SGA recognition

The Student Organization Advisory Committee (SOAC) will begin selecting new student organizations for recognition from the Student Government Association (SGA) and the University this month. File photo New organizations on campus will have to submit their applications for recognition by Feb. 21st at 12:00 p.m., marking the first phase of the process. Following the application submission, these new organizations are asked to give a ten...

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SHU discusses vaping risks
Feb14

SHU discusses vaping risks

Almost all college students nowadays can relate to the scenario of sitting in class and suddenly seeing a cloud of smoke followed by a fruity or minty smell. File photo Vaping on college campuses has become a trend and it is tremendously damaging the health of many students across the country. According to a survey by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 44.3% of young adults ages 18 through 24 who are current e-cigarette...

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Flu epidemic rages across campus, nation
Feb06

Flu epidemic rages across campus, nation

Coughs can be heard echoing across campus as flu season has returned in New Jersey and nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Influenza-like illness is currently widespread in every state except for Hawaii. File photo Symptoms of the flu and viruses like it include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches and fatigue. The virus is spread through droplets in the...

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Minimum wage increases for NJ workers
Feb06

Minimum wage increases for NJ workers

At the start of 2020, New Jersey’s minimum wage increased to $11 per hour. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill last year which will raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour by 2024 for most workers. Last July, as part of the legislation, the state legislature raised the minimum wage from $8.85 per hour to $10. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer According to njbiz.com, employers who decide to accept the tip credit will...

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SGA changes election ticket policy
Feb06

SGA changes election ticket policy

The Student Government Association (SGA) will be changing the way they handle tickets during elections. In the past, senate tickets could affiliate themselves with an executive board ticket. However, due to the new policy change, executive board tickets and senate tickets must be separated. They will no longer be able to run as one big ticket. File photo Frank Mabalatan, a junior business management and political science major and SGA...

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Veggie Society plans fundraiser for Australian Wildfires
Feb06

Veggie Society plans fundraiser for Australian Wildfires

Seton Hall’s Veggie Society has announced that they will host an environmentally friendly tricky tray fundraiser on March 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center main lounge to raise money to aid relief efforts for the Australian wildfire epidemic. Photo via Pixabay A tricky tray is an event where participants buy tickets in exchange for the opportunity to win prize baskets of their choice for charitable causes. The Australian...

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SGA releases statement on student who posted racial slur to Instagram
Jan30

SGA releases statement on student who posted racial slur to Instagram

The Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Committee released a statement regarding the use of a racial slur in a video on social media by a Seton Hall student earlier this month. The statement comes weeks after the controversy began. Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor In the video, two girls are shown, one standing slightly to the right of the frame with her face out of view. Then, the girls proceed to use the popular...

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Search for new provost in the final stages
Jan30

Search for new provost in the final stages

It looks like the search for Seton Hall’s new provost is finally coming to an end. Adrian Chavez/Staff Photographer Over the course of the past two weeks, the final four candidates have visited the South Orange campus in order to “meet individually with a wide variety of constituencies.” Each of the visits consisted of an Open Forum to meet with students and a faculty meeting. The first of the candidates, Dr. Bruce Pitman, visited...

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Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation
Jan30

Board of Regents approves $1.8 million studio renovation

Seton Hall University’s on-campus television studio is due for an upgrade. This summer, the TV studio in Fahy Hall is getting a major $1.8 million renovation, according to William Pace, faculty associate of Visual and Sound Media, program coordinator for Visual and Sound Media and faculty advisor for Pirate TV. Students and faculty are excited to see and use the new studio. Cooper Tennant/Staff Photographer The renovation was...

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SHUNA ranks 12th in the nation
Jan30

SHUNA ranks 12th in the nation

According to the website, Best Delegate for Model United Nations, Seton Hall University’s United Nations Association (SHUNA) has recently ranked 12th in the nation ahead of Columbia, Yale and Princeton for their Model United Nations team. File photo According to Courtney Smith, the faculty advisor for SHUNA, this is the highest that the team has been ranked since it was founded in 1999. Entering the academic school year, the team was...

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Phi Gamma Delta comes to SHU
Jan30

Phi Gamma Delta comes to SHU

Phi Gamma Delta, usually referred to as Fiji, is starting a new chapter at Seton Hall.This new fraternity works to promote service and build strong leaders. The five main values of Fiji are friendship, knowledge, service, morality and excellence. Along with these values, Fiji’s mission and current initiative is about creating courageous leaders. Photo via Facebook Jake Lueck, director of expansion for Phi Gamma Delta, talked about the...

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