Letter to the Editor:

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Stop blaming guns for the actions of criminals. All American can agree on at least one thing: A world with less violence is a good thing. Notice I did not say gun violence, domestic violence, or hate-crime based violence. All violence is an issue, and those who commit those acts should be punished. The nature of criminals is that they do not follow laws. Writing more restrictions into law...

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Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year
Nov14

Senior Column: Stress transformed my senior year

For as long as I can remember, college has always been difficult. Being a first generation college student is one of the most stressful situations I have ever been placed in. Learning to navigate college without familial assistance has been very difficult. I originally thought college was going to be a 24-hour party, but instead it was as if adulthood slapped me across the face. By my second semester, it dawned on me that nobody was...

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Prepare for the storm, finals are coming
Nov14

Prepare for the storm, finals are coming

The days left in the semester are dwindling. Many students are ready for Winter break and getting some much needed rest and relaxation, but there is one thing standing in their way — finals. Finals are stressful and a big source of anxiety for students near the end of the semester. Between writing papers, completing projects and giving presentations, many are in a time crunch. At this point in the semester, many students are stressed....

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Seton Hall may not really have the ‘Least Happy Students’
Nov07

Seton Hall may not really have the ‘Least Happy Students’

Earlier this year, the Princeton Review ranked Seton Hall No. 7 in the United States for having the “Least Happy Students.” The August ranking consisted of 20 schools. According to the Princeton Review website, the ranking is based on the results of a survey distributed to students. The results were determined by how strongly students agreed or disagreed with the statement, “I am happy at my school.” If I really hadn’t thought about...

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Have your voice heard beyond the Midterms
Nov07

Have your voice heard beyond the Midterms

Votes were cast in the midterm election on Nov. 6 and the results are in. The Republicans have been projected to keep control of the Senate while the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives, CBS News projected on Nov. 7. There were a lot of close races across the U.S. In N.J., we had the highly-contested race for Senate between the two Bobs — Sen. Bob Menendez and Bob Hugin. Ultimately, Menendez won and was...

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Concerned 44 can seek guidance and learn from past protests
Oct31

Concerned 44 can seek guidance and learn from past protests

It has now been roughly one week of protests organized by the group “Concerned 44” on campus. They have successfully made their presence known by occupying the lobby in Presidents Hall, gathering on the Green with signs, marching through campus and taking to the streets of South Orange to announce their demands to the community both on and off campus. On Oct. 27, Interim Provost Dr. Karen Boroff sent out an email that canceled the...

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We need stricter gun laws to stop gun violence
Oct31

We need stricter gun laws to stop gun violence

Gun violence needs to stop. This past weekend, there was another tragic mass shooting. Eleven people were killed and six others were injured when gunman Robert Bowers opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, according to an Oct. 29 CBS News article. This attack is the latest in a long list of mass shootings in 2018. Saturday’s mass shooting at the synagogue was the 294th mass shooting in the U.S. this year,...

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The dark side of social media most don’t think about
Oct24

The dark side of social media most don’t think about

The number of people visiting a website by typing its name into a search engine is increasingly small. There are many back doors in the form of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, that bring fans and consumers closer to the content they desire. While these outlets allow for engagement, the timelines of social media can often be a toxic, unhealthy place, even for people whose follower account would suggest they...

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Journalist’s death shows importance of free press
Oct24

Journalist’s death shows importance of free press

A free press is crucial to democracy. The recent murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi highlights not only the dangers of being a journalist, but also the importance of a free press. Washington Post columnist, Khashoggi, dissappeared on Oct. 2 “after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage,” said an Oct. 23 Reuters article. The Post says it received Khashoggi’s latest column from his...

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SHU should be more transparent about where our money goes
Oct17

SHU should be more transparent about where our money goes

The financial burden of college students doesn’t stop at tuition. There are many other fees that are tacked onto the tuition bill that students have to pay. For example, according to the Seton Hall website, there is a one-time $300 new student fee. There is no explanation for what this money is used for or where it goes. It’s just a charge on every freshman’s account. On top of that fee, are additional fees for each semester. If you...

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Donate to Hurricane Michael and Florence victims
Oct17

Donate to Hurricane Michael and Florence victims

Hurricane Michael recently struck the East Coast, battering Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. The latest natural disaster comes on the heels of Hurricane Florence, which battered the southeast last month. Both hurricanes left a a death toll in their wake. CNN reported on Oct. 16 that Hurricane Michael’s death toll had reached 29. Many people are still missing, too. In the aftermath of these disasters, it’s crucial that...

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U.S. national parks being affected by climate change, study finds
Oct03

U.S. national parks being affected by climate change, study finds

I want to bring awareness to a disturbing statistic about how temperature increase is leading to the impending destruction of America’s national parks. As symbols of our country and natural sanctuaries, we need to protect the ecosystems and landscapes reserved for our enjoyment. A September 2018 CNN article, titled, “America’s national parks are warming and drying up faster than the rest of the country, says a new study,” cited a...

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