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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I’m learning to care about politics, and you should too
Oct23

I’m learning to care about politics, and you should too

I grew up in a household where my father would come home from work, turn on the television and flip back and forth between FOX News and CNN until he decided it was time to call it a night and go to sleep. Photo via Flickr Sometimes, if I had nothing better to do, I would sit down and watch the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Meghan Kelly with my father. As I watched them discuss topics well beyond my comprehension, one question constantly...

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Your feminism isn’t feminism if it’s not intersectional
Oct09

Your feminism isn’t feminism if it’s not intersectional

As of Sept. 27 of this year, 18 transgender women have died according to The New York Times. The violent deaths of these women and the lack of attention their deaths have received are a reflection of a society that does not care about transgender women of color. A feminist is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Feminism is about wanting equality, not about being superior in any way....

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