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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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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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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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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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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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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College students should be required to be registered to vote
Sep26

College students should be required to be registered to vote

When I turned 18 years old, I could buy lottery tickets, get my adult license and finally register to vote. Since then, I have voted in every election – even the primaries. I even vote in all of the Student Government Association (SGA) elections. I find it exciting to have my vote count because I know how it feels to not have your voice heard or perspective cared about. Not all college students share the same excitement. Less than...

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Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t
Sep19

Josh Gordon example of athletes getting second chances most don’t

Let’s face it: if New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was not one of the best players in the NFL at his position, he’d be pumping gas in his hometown. Gordon, who has been suspended multiple times by the league for marijuana use, apparently has nine lives when it comes to his professional football career. The Cleveland Browns stood by Gordon through his substance abuse issues, but a lack of trust in their star player led...

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The First Amendment applies to student journalists, too
Sep12

The First Amendment applies to student journalists, too

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of the press.” The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791 and is considered by most Americans to be a good thing and a fundamental part of our democracy. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, however, “the press” that the First Amendment claims to protect, has been under attack. Trump refers to much of the press as...

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New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility
Sep06

New NBA Draft rules provide college players with flexibility

College basketball recently made a monumental change to its foundation, and it comes in the form of an adjustment in which the “One and Done” rule may finally be terminated. Since the adoption of the “One and Done” in 2006, no high school players have been able to make the leap from senior year of high school to the NBA. Now, the NCAA has proposed a change in which high school players can forgo the college experience depending on how...

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Kaepernick’s Nike deal is about more than sports
Sep06

Kaepernick’s Nike deal is about more than sports

On Monday night, Nike launched its 30th-anniversary ad campaign. It was received to some’s liking and to other’s anger. Nike has always been able to stir discussion in its campaigns, but this one got even more people talking due to a commonly controversial figure being the focal point: Colin Kaepernick. The ad was announced with a close-up photo of Kaepernick with a simple statement stapled in white letters; “Believe in something....

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SHU students should be required to visit CAPS
Sep06

SHU students should be required to visit CAPS

A lot of things have happened in my personal life since I started college. Family illnesses and the stress of my busy schedule led my mother to ask me if I wanted to go see a counselor. At first I was nervous, but then realized it was a good decision to speak to someone outside of my family and friends. Many students across the world and at SHU could also benefit from professional counseling, but they don’t have someone to give them...

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