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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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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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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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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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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