Senior column: What we can learn from the pandemic
Apr03

Senior column: What we can learn from the pandemic

I spent weeks thinking about what I wanted my senior column to be about. I imagined it to be some sort of SHU swan song; I’d talk about my favorite parts of campus, the friends I made, the mentors I had and the things that I learned over the past four years. But that initial idea changed because it’s hard to ignore everything that’s going on in the world right now. Photo via state.gov The coronavirus is real and it’s scary. In an...

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Senior column: Please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden
Apr03

Senior column: Please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden

In 1993, Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, alleged that Biden inappropriately handled her. Now, Reade has alleged that Biden sexually assaulted her, according to Newsweek.  Photo via Flickr/Mark Nozell Reade has reemerged with her claim, but major news networks, particularly left-leaning publications have decided not to cover Reade’s alleged experience. Right-leaning publications along with progressive outlets...

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It’s okay if you need help right now
Apr03

It’s okay if you need help right now

Hey, Pirates.  Hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected right now and pushing through the rest of your schoolwork despite the current circumstances.  Photo via Pexels/Natasha Spencer We’re all going through a lot right now: whether it’s adjusting to not seeing your friends, family or significant other, making the switch to online classes, dealing with unemployment or trying to care for a sick relative, times are...

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There’s no need to be overly productive during a global pandemic
Mar27

There’s no need to be overly productive during a global pandemic

Hey, Pirates. I hope you’re holding up as best as can be expected during this unprecedented time. File photo Last week’s Voice addressed our seniors. The Setonian wanted to remind you that it’s alright to be sad. Missing out on major life events like graduating college on time is heartbreaking, and we wanted to make sure SHU seniors knew that.  This week, we want to talk to anybody who is reading our paper right now.  Since...

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Senior column: Student-athletes should mourn but be grateful for the connections they made along the way
Mar19

Senior column: Student-athletes should mourn but be grateful for the connections they made along the way

I was extremely lucky that I got to finish my senior season as a swimmer a week and a half before the cancellations of professional and collegiate sports. With everything going on in the world right now, the cancellation of NCAA competitions may seem like the bottom of the list in terms of importance on the world scale. However, for many student-athletes across the United States, losing the end of your senior season can feel as...

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Dear seniors, your pain is valid
Mar19

Dear seniors, your pain is valid

Hey, Pirates. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve touched base. Photo via Needpix And what a few weeks it has been. We had spring break and then immediately after that, we came back to classes and were sent home because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. At first, it was announced that we’d be attending classes remotely for only a week, but now we will be doing online classes for the duration of the semester and graduation has...

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Senior column: The only thing we have to fear…
Mar11

Senior column: The only thing we have to fear…

Can we all take a minute and breathe? Photo via Flickr There’s a lot going on in the world and much of it is out of our control. You don’t need me to tell you that. The global economy is tanking and an all-out oil price war has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Russia. On a personal note, seniors like me hit the real world in barely two months’ time. There’s also the COVID-19 outbreak, which is hurtling toward global pandemic status...

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Letter to the editor: In response to “SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program”
Feb27

Letter to the editor: In response to “SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program”

Last week, The Setonian’s Editorial Board wrote a piece titled “SHU should think twice about ditching the laptop program.” This piece expressed a concern with the dismantling of the mobile computing program, and outlined a need for more data regarding this decision. Photo via Adrian Chavez I’m writing this piece to help provide a different point of view that reflects the need to move forward and phase the Mobile Computing Program out....

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Senior column: Greek life has so much more to give at Seton Hall
Feb27

Senior column: Greek life has so much more to give at Seton Hall

Coming into college, I had absolutely zero interest in Greek life or anything surrounding it. Photo via Instagram/@phideltshu Granted, it’s easy not to know anything about the system prior to college. The whole thing is not what you expect, despite Seton Hall being nowhere near equivalent to the likes of the University of Alabama or Florida International University in the same regard. Now, nearly three years later, it is clear to me...

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Can we stop with all these Democratic debates?
Feb27

Can we stop with all these Democratic debates?

On Tuesday, seven qualifying Democratic candidates took the stage for a debate in Charleston, South Carolina – Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Photo via goodfreephotos.com This is the third Democratic debate this month. There was a debate on Feb. 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire then one just last week on Feb....

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High school dropouts are not inherent failures
Feb21

High school dropouts are not inherent failures

Take the SAT, graduate high school, go to college. High school dropouts are losers. Gap year takers are flighty. Community college transfers are uneducated. This is the narrative that is fed to young students across the United States. Photo via Wikimedia Commons The Test of General Educational Development, also known as the GED, is a series of tests designed to demonstrate a person’s high school academic knowledge. The GED is commonly...

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SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program
Feb21

SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program

Last week, three high ranking officials went before the Student Government Association to present the University’s case for eliminating the mobile computing program — colloquially known to students as the laptop program. Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor They were armed with figures about cost savings and a plan to phase out the current program – which has existed since 1998. Students who were not coming into the University...

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