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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Senior Column: The solution to election integrity is simple
Feb14

Senior Column: The solution to election integrity is simple

Last week, Americans raced to enter their votes for the Iowa Caucuses, and many reacted to the confusion that ensued when it came to tallying votes electronically. Photo via Lorie Shaull – Flickr On Feb. 11, everyone submitted their ballots for the New Hampshire primary the old-fashioned way – via paper and pencil. New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, ensured they wanted to keep it secure and simple to eliminate the...

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Why are we talking about Amy Klobuchar?
Feb14

Why are we talking about Amy Klobuchar?

Last week, Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old, gay, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, shocked the nation when he won the Iowa caucus. Just this Tuesday, democratic-socialist candidate for president, Senator Bernie Sanders, won the second primary of this election cycle – New Hampshire. Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore Although Sanders won, many of the headlines surrounding the New Hampshire primary have focused on moderate candidate,...

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There are more threatening issues than Coronavirus
Feb06

There are more threatening issues than Coronavirus

On Jan. 30, the world health organization declared Coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern after an emergency committee convened in Geneva. Nicholas Kerr/News Editor The novel Coronavirus has plagued the nation with hysteria over the past several weeks, as world leaders and renowned scientists are trying to contain the mysterious infection that is spreading so rapidly. I can very much understand the panic other...

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Even in these divisive times, facts matter
Feb06

Even in these divisive times, facts matter

Last night, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union speech to Congress. Photo via Flickr Trump discussed socialism, the U.S. health care system, the economy and more. He made a lot of pronouncements, which is not out of the ordinary for him. A lot of these, however, stretched the truth. This is also not out of the ordinary. Here are just a few of Trump’s claims, which news outlets such as USA Today and NPR gracefully...

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Being homesick is nothing to be ashamed of
Jan30

Being homesick is nothing to be ashamed of

When I came to Seton Hall my freshman year, I was excited. I was excited to take on this new journey. Seton Hall is far away from my home, about 14 hours of driving from Sugar Hill, Ga. Throughout my freshman year, this excitement continued. I didn’t really feel homesick often. I was enjoying my time here. And when I went home during the breaks, I would miss my friends and the homelike feeling of Seton Hall. Photo courtesy of Shayan...

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What Kobe Bryant’s death can teach us about mental health
Jan30

What Kobe Bryant’s death can teach us about mental health

Happy Thursday, Pirates. I hope your weeks have been a little better than this past Sunday. As I’m sure most of you are aware, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was killed over the weekend in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles. The news shook much of the nation, with basketball fans and non-fans alike mourning the loss of not only an exemplary athlete but a devoted father, friend, and teammate. Photo via FOX News To add insult to...

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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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