Editorial: America needs more than just words from leaders, it needs action
May31

Editorial: America needs more than just words from leaders, it needs action

“I can’t breathe.”  Those were the last words uttered by George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American father of two, last Tuesday while former Minneapolis Police Officer Derrick Chauvin kneeled on his neck for several minutes, even after his body went limp. In the days since, American cities have erupted in protest and violence over yet another instance of violence perpetrated against an African American civilian, which in...

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Introducing The Setonian 2020-2021 Editorial Board
Apr30

Introducing The Setonian 2020-2021 Editorial Board

Hey, Pirates. Isabel here. This is the last Voice I will write as Editor-in-Chief of The Setonian. Since it’s my last one, I wanted to take the time to introduce The Setonian’s 2020-2021 Editorial Board.  The Setonian’s 97th Editorial Board I’m sure this isn’t coming as much of a surprise, but Nicholas Kerr will be taking over my role as Editor-in-Chief. Kerr will be a senior communications major and is best known for...

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A message for SHU students regarding finals
Apr23

A message for SHU students regarding finals

Hey, Pirates. Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. File photo Next week is the last week of classes for the Spring 2020 semester. I know, that came fast. As I’m sure we’re all aware, this semester hasn’t exactly been normal. We only really had half of it physically on campus, and we’re all dealing with a lot of change, uncertainty and new feelings. This all being said, the last week of classes means something else: finals....

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You’re going to have to vote for Joe Biden
Apr17

You’re going to have to vote for Joe Biden

Well, that’s it, Pirates. On April 8, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he was suspending his campaign for president, making Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.  Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons “We are now some 300 delegates behind Vice President Biden and the path to victory is virtually impossible,” Sanders said in a livestream, calling the decision “difficult and painful.”...

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It’s okay if you need help right now
Apr03

It’s okay if you need help right now

Hey, Pirates.  Hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected right now and pushing through the rest of your schoolwork despite the current circumstances.  Photo via Pexels/Natasha Spencer We’re all going through a lot right now: whether it’s adjusting to not seeing your friends, family or significant other, making the switch to online classes, dealing with unemployment or trying to care for a sick relative, times are...

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There’s no need to be overly productive during a global pandemic
Mar27

There’s no need to be overly productive during a global pandemic

Hey, Pirates. I hope you’re holding up as best as can be expected during this unprecedented time. File photo Last week’s Voice addressed our seniors. The Setonian wanted to remind you that it’s alright to be sad. Missing out on major life events like graduating college on time is heartbreaking, and we wanted to make sure SHU seniors knew that.  This week, we want to talk to anybody who is reading our paper right now.  Since...

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Dear seniors, your pain is valid
Mar19

Dear seniors, your pain is valid

Hey, Pirates. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve touched base. Photo via Needpix And what a few weeks it has been. We had spring break and then immediately after that, we came back to classes and were sent home because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. At first, it was announced that we’d be attending classes remotely for only a week, but now we will be doing online classes for the duration of the semester and graduation has...

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Can we stop with all these Democratic debates?
Feb27

Can we stop with all these Democratic debates?

On Tuesday, seven qualifying Democratic candidates took the stage for a debate in Charleston, South Carolina – Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Photo via goodfreephotos.com This is the third Democratic debate this month. There was a debate on Feb. 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire then one just last week on Feb....

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SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program
Feb21

SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program

Last week, three high ranking officials went before the Student Government Association to present the University’s case for eliminating the mobile computing program — colloquially known to students as the laptop program. Kiera Alexander/Photography Editor They were armed with figures about cost savings and a plan to phase out the current program – which has existed since 1998. Students who were not coming into the University...

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Why are we talking about Amy Klobuchar?
Feb14

Why are we talking about Amy Klobuchar?

Last week, Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old, gay, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, shocked the nation when he won the Iowa caucus. Just this Tuesday, democratic-socialist candidate for president, Senator Bernie Sanders, won the second primary of this election cycle – New Hampshire. Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore Although Sanders won, many of the headlines surrounding the New Hampshire primary have focused on moderate candidate,...

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Even in these divisive times, facts matter
Feb06

Even in these divisive times, facts matter

Last night, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union speech to Congress. Photo via Flickr Trump discussed socialism, the U.S. health care system, the economy and more. He made a lot of pronouncements, which is not out of the ordinary for him. A lot of these, however, stretched the truth. This is also not out of the ordinary. Here are just a few of Trump’s claims, which news outlets such as USA Today and NPR gracefully...

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What Kobe Bryant’s death can teach us about mental health
Jan30

What Kobe Bryant’s death can teach us about mental health

Happy Thursday, Pirates. I hope your weeks have been a little better than this past Sunday. As I’m sure most of you are aware, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant was killed over the weekend in a helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles. The news shook much of the nation, with basketball fans and non-fans alike mourning the loss of not only an exemplary athlete but a devoted father, friend, and teammate. Photo via FOX News To add insult to...

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