Lifelong friendships are a myth, mostly
Jan23

Lifelong friendships are a myth, mostly

Reflecting on the people you surrounded yourself with throughout your childhood can be an eye-opening experience. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Naturally, the kids I grew up with in my hometown were my close friends, and my neighbor was my best friend because we always walked home together after school. We saw each other for soccer practices or to hang out, and I would have sworn to you that those were going to be my friends for life....

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I can’t believe we’re still talking about this
Jan23

I can’t believe we’re still talking about this

Welcome back, Pirates! Hope you all had both a restful and exciting winter break. The editors at The Setonian sure did, until the last week, when an article had to be written about a student posting a video to her personal Instagram account that ended with the use of a racial slur against Asian people. If you thought we were leaving racism in 2019 folks, looks like we aren’t. Photo via Wikimedia Commons We’re not complaining about...

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Senior column: Don’t dwell on what you missed
Dec05

Senior column: Don’t dwell on what you missed

Coming into Seton Hall as a freshman, I was adamant that I wanted to be involved in as much as I could. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Schirm In high school, I was a part of every club under the sun and somehow always found myself wanting to be involved in more. I’ve spent this past semester beating myself up for not joining more clubs, attending more events and generally just not giving myself the college experience I always wanted. Chalk...

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You need to take advantage of your time off
Dec05

You need to take advantage of your time off

It’s that time of the year, Pirates. Finals. (cue groaning). I know, finals are nobody’s favorite. The one good thing about the end of the semester though? Winter break. File photo After a long, grueling semester where us Seton Hall students no doubt grinded in every facet of life, we deserve some time off. The faculty do too. I wanted to take the last Voice to offer some advice to the students reading this from The Setonian: take...

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Internships should be paid, no exceptions
Nov21

Internships should be paid, no exceptions

I started my hunt for an internship after watching “The Carrie Diaries.” For anyone who has seen the show, you know that Carrie Bradshaw’s New York internship experience was nothing less than glamorous.  Photo via Flickr Now that I am on internship number two and in the application process for one next semester, I am upset by the expectations Carrie Bradshaw set. I thought it would be me contributing ideas to team brainstorming...

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Thanksgiving is for families of all kinds
Nov21

Thanksgiving is for families of all kinds

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, Pirates. The Setonian won’t be publishing next Thursday because we’ll all be busy eating our weight in carbs, which is the true meaning of the holiday. So, we wanted to leave the Seton Hall community with a little message as we all go into our week off. Photo via Flickr The holidays are a hard time for a lot of people. While some have big, happy, loving families who take holiday planning very...

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College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU
Nov16

College is what you make of it, and that includes SHU

“Oh my god! Seton Hall is third in unhappiness for colleges? I knew I hated this school. Why did I ever decide to go here? This school makes me so sad.” As a student at Seton Hall, you are lying if you have not heard at least 20 different people say something along these lines. People love to complain, and because the Princeton Review dubbed the Hall as the third unhappiest school in America, all the students in South Orange feel this...

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Journalists are under no obligation to apologize for reporting
Nov16

Journalists are under no obligation to apologize for reporting

On Nov. 12, it came to light that editors at Northwestern University’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, apologized last Sunday for their coverage of student protesters. Photo via Wikipedia Commons The demonstrators were protesting an event hosted on campus by the College Republicans which featured former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The protesters, who were barred from attending the free event meant to focus...

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We don’t know how to listen to each other anymore
Nov07

We don’t know how to listen to each other anymore

In a world constantly buzzing with social interaction, proper communication is essential in daily life. We communicate everyday – whether it be through face-to-face interaction, social media messages, body language, you name it. We are a very social civilization. Mackenzie Weth/Staff photographer However, one aspect of this so-called communication has always plagued me: the act of listening is slowly dying. When someone is talking,...

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Demanding doctor’s notes is classist and childish
Nov07

Demanding doctor’s notes is classist and childish

Listen up, professors. We all have respect for what you do. Teachers are some of the most dedicated, hardworking professionals in the world, and they deserve this respect and recognition. Aiming to educate and disseminate information to the younger generation is one of the most noble professions that exists. No one is denying that. Photo via Flickr It’s also no secret that there are good and bad professors, and I don’t just mean this...

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International film festival shows ‘slice of life’
Oct30

International film festival shows ‘slice of life’

One of the biggest issues in America right now is how we deal with social issues, like LGBTQ rights and gun laws. Anyone can type a rant in 280 characters or less. It takes a different type of dedication to call legislators and force them to get a bill passed. I used to be uninformed when it came to politics because the jargon can be off-putting. Here we welcome the filibuster, an antiquated facet of our government that undoubtedly...

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It’s perfectly okay to still be a kid sometimes
Oct30

It’s perfectly okay to still be a kid sometimes

Today is Halloween, Seton Hall! You know what that means: chilly weather, costumes, parties, and endless candy. Halloween, when you were a kid, was the best: most of us couldn’t wait to run home from school, put on our costumes and meet up with all our friends to go trick-to-treating. There’s been a lot of backlash online recently about whether or not it’s appropriate for teenagers to go trick-or-treating. A lot of people have pushed...

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