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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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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Letter to the editor: In response to “SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program”
Feb27

Letter to the editor: In response to “SHU should think twice about ditching laptop program”

Last week, The Setonian’s Editorial Board wrote a piece titled “SHU should think twice about ditching the laptop program.” This piece expressed a concern with the dismantling of the mobile computing program, and outlined a need for more data regarding this decision. Photo via Adrian Chavez I’m writing this piece to help provide a different point of view that reflects the need to move forward and phase the Mobile Computing Program out....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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