Letter to the Editor
Feb08

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter in response to “Real Talk on Race at Seton Hall” event that occurred on campus last week. Disappointing. Historically these type of events rarely meet the expectations of those attending it, especially, the ardent supports of racial justice. That is not to say the event in itself a failure, I was surprised at the large amount of students and faculty in attendance. However, this time around the event failed to...

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You probably shouldn’t expect to see a rise in ‘beautiful, clean coal’
Feb01

You probably shouldn’t expect to see a rise in ‘beautiful, clean coal’

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday covered most of the topics one would have expected him to – immigration, infrastructure, the success of his corporate tax cuts and the looming danger of North Korea. One topic that caught some viewers by surprise, though, was the apparent “war on beautiful, clean coal.” For starters, “beautiful?” Really? That was the adjective he thought most fitting to describe coal? All...

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Community service should be a graduation requirement
Feb01

Community service should be a graduation requirement

Maryland is the only state that requires students to perform community service to graduate high school. While many states allow students to perform community service in exchange for credits toward graduation or even a special endorsement on their diploma, as of 2018, only one state made it a requirement. Every state should mandate students to complete community service to improve or help their community in some way. Though voluntary...

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Michigan State should be ashamed
Jan25

Michigan State should be ashamed

On Jan. 24, Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing his patients. Nassar’s victims included Olympians such as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, but they are only a fraction of the women and girls who spoke against him. A total of 156 victims recounted their alleged abuse by Nassar. Not only had he been...

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The seal superstition is  contradictory to SHU’s mission
Jan25

The seal superstition is contradictory to SHU’s mission

Seton Hall University is Catholic to its core. In 2017 – for the third consecutive year – the school that was the best university for Christmas celebration. Every year, rain or shine, students gather around the large 60-foot Norway Spruce tree on the Green and wait to see the rainbow of 43,000 lights brighten the spirit of a student body worn down by final exams. I could point to several other examples of the impact that faith has on...

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After Nassar sentence, investigation needed at Michigan State
Jan24

After Nassar sentence, investigation needed at Michigan State

On Jan. 24, the infamous USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing 156 young athletes over the duration of his career. “I just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said as she handed down her decision. While Nassar’s conviction and sentencing were important in serving justice to his victims, there are many more adults that must be held...

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Athletes competing in extreme heat cannot be overlooked
Jan24

Athletes competing in extreme heat cannot be overlooked

On Jan. 18 and 19, temperatures in Melbourne, where the Australian Open is currently taking place, spiked at 104 degrees. An unforgiving heat wave brought about conditions that left even the best conditioned players physically drained and dangerously flirting with heat stroke. The reality is, when temperatures reach those levels, any type of athletic activity – especially one competed on a heat-absorbing surface like a concrete...

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Letter to the Editor
Jan23

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter in response to The Setonian article regarding the lack of racial diversity among the full-time faculty Seton Hall University, not shocking or surprising. Found in several marketing promotions is mention of a racially diverse student population, but noticeably absent is full-time faculty; we know now given the recent coverage. Although, I have met numerous students of racially diverse backgrounds, I in good...

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Oh, how the Times have changed
Dec07

Oh, how the Times have changed

On Dec. 6, Time Magazine announced that the Silence Breakers, the group of women who have spoken out against sexual misconduct and harassment, as the 2017 Person of the Year The magazine also recognized the #MeToo movement, which sparked a worldwide reckoning against accused sexual predators. Naming the Silence Breakers as the Person of the Year is an amazing recognition for women all over the world who are victims of sexual...

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Whatever will be, will be
Dec07

Whatever will be, will be

I am a planner through and through. Since birth I have been creating detailed life plans to help me reach my lofty goals. Some examples: When I was 3 years old, I heard my family say that I could be anything I wanted to be. I took it literally, so I wanted to be a butterfly – a hard goal to plan for. Around Years 4 and 5, I decided to settle on the much more realistic goal of becoming a country music singer. I can’t tell you how...

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The media is not your enemy
Nov30

The media is not your enemy

Recently, journalists have faced an increasing number of attacks on their credibility and have endured unfair criticism from the American public. While journalists have always had critics, the threat to the profession has been rising. During and after the presidential election, people have been labeling certain media outlets as fake news whenever they disagree with the content. Fake news does exist, but real journalists do not write...

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NBC should have acted quicker in the firing of Lauer
Nov30

NBC should have acted quicker in the firing of Lauer

She’s faking it. I don’t believe her. She’s just accusing him to get her 15 minutes of fame. Why did she wait so long to come forward with these claims? These comments and questions are common responses when a sexual misconduct claim is made against a high-profile man. We’ve seen these comments made in reference to men like film producer Harvey Weinstein, Republican politician Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K. However, those comments...

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