It’s time to abolish the Electoral College
Mar20

It’s time to abolish the Electoral College

The Electoral College went into effect in 1789 for a few reasons. One was to create a buffer between the population and the election of the president of the United States. Another was to give smaller states more power to elect the president. The Founding Fathers were hesitant to give American citizens direct power to elect the president; they were afraid a tyrant could manipulate the public and rise to power, according to Alexander...

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Live it up this spring break, but be safe
Mar06

Live it up this spring break, but be safe

Happy spring break Pirates! We’ve officially made it, I know it seems like we’d never make it. Spring break is officially upon us, midterms are over for the most part, and we have definitely all earned a break. This is why, we at The Setonian wanted to wish our fellow students a great break because you deserve it, but also offer a warning and some advice. According to a joint study conducted by Trip Advisor, Viator and Offers.com,...

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Take care of your mental health first
Feb27

Take care of your mental health first

It’s nearing midterm time, Pirates. You know what that means! All-nighters, countless deadlines, and sometimes a feeling like you’re not good enough. We at The Setonian know personally that the pressure to be the best and constantly striving to do better can takes its toll. With a shaky job market waiting to greet us after graduation and tens of thousands in student loans, the pressure to craft the perfect resume is heavier now more...

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All cancel culture is not created equal
Feb16

All cancel culture is not created equal

If you’ve been on the internet in the past few years, you’ve no doubt read about, witnessed or even participated in cancel culture. Vice defines cancel culture as “a makeshift digital contract wherein people loosely agree not to support a person (especially economically) in order to somehow deprive them of their livelihood.” Lisa Nakamura, a professor at the University of Michigan, described it as “a cultural boycott,” to The New York...

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We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust
Feb06

We apologize for a breach in our readers’ trust

This week it was brought to our attention that a reporter for The Setonian fabricated the quotes and majors in an article that ran in last week’s paper. We at The Setonian became aware of this after the subjects in this article reached out to us and said that they never spoke with this reporter. The writer has been fired and is no longer welcome at the paper. In addition to this, the students who were misquoted have been apologized to...

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Now is the time to act on climate change, or else
Jan30

Now is the time to act on climate change, or else

When I was born in 1999 in a small town just across the river from Philadelphia, it must’ve seemed to my family that I had a bright future ahead of me. I was being brought into a new millennium propelled by unprecedented economic growth, ever-advancing technology, and a new era of peace ushered in by the end of the Cold War. Americans, by and large, were closing out an era of rapid positive change, eager to see what the year 2000 and...

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We need a moderate candidate to run
Jan30

We need a moderate candidate to run

We’re past the midterms, we’re past the shutdown (for now), and as of Jan. 20, we’re officially halfway done with Donald Trump’s presidency. We all know what this means: campaign announcement season! Photo via Flickr Over the past few weeks, politicians across the United States have announced campaigns. These presidential hopefuls include: California senator Kamala Harris, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro,...

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This government shutdown is a disgrace
Jan23

This government shutdown is a disgrace

As I’m sure you’re all aware, we are now in Day 34 of the government shutdown. This is the longest shutdown in United States history, surpassing the previous record of 21 days during the Clinton administration over education, the environment and Medicare, among other issues. Before that, the longest shutdown was 17 days, during the Carter administration. This was caused by disputes over funding for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,...

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The Setonian elects Editor-in-Chief for spring
Dec05

The Setonian elects Editor-in-Chief for spring

The Setonian’s Editorial Board is pleased to announce that Isabel Soisson has been named its Editor-in-Chief for the Spring 2019 semester. Soisson will take over for Samantha Todd, who graduates this December. A junior, Soisson currently serves as News Editor. She has been on The Setonian’s editorial board for three years, since the very beginning of her college career. She started her freshman year as Assistant Digital Editor and...

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The Setonian’s goal is to remain objective
Nov28

The Setonian’s goal is to remain objective

Objectivity is the backbone of modern journalism. It is the idea that as reporters it is your duty to present the facts – and only the facts – to your readers, and have them form their own opinions about the story. The idea of objectivity was first introduced in the early 20th century by Walter Lippman, a writer, reporter and political commentator. After the age of yellow journalism, in which exaggeration and sensationalism was used...

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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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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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