Player storylines to follow for women’s basketball team this season
Sep25

Player storylines to follow for women’s basketball team this season

Senior send-off Desiree Elmore and Jasmine Smith may not have started their college basketball careers as Pirates, but they enter their senior years with a chance to leave a lasting mark. Elmore comes into this season on 702 career points for the Pirates—the 47th all-time in program history—and could become the 23rd member of the 1,000-point club by the end of it. She was immense for the Pirates in the paint last season, averaging 13...

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Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester
Sep25

Seton Hall forgoes spring break for next semester

Seton Hall announced that there will not be a spring break for the spring 2021 semester in an email to students on Sept. 24.  Photo by Nick Kerr: Editor-in-Chief The email, which also announced the University’s plan for increased COVID-19 testing, said the academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester has been approved. Classes will begin on Jan 27 and run through May 11. There will not be a spring break, but the University will...

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How Desiree Elmore is ringing in her senior year of Seton Hall basketball
Sep25

How Desiree Elmore is ringing in her senior year of Seton Hall basketball

The Big East announced that women’s basketball will be played in a tournament-style start in 2021 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.  Senior Desiree Elmore said she is more than excited to get back to playing, especially because this arena is where she spent her high school years playing basketball. Elmore is facing new responsibilities as a leader this season but said she has no doubt the team will succeed as...

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BayLeaf brings Indian cuisine to South Orange
Sep25

BayLeaf brings Indian cuisine to South Orange

Students at Seton Hall have access to a variety of different restaurants in the South Orange Village, including BayLeaf Redefined Indian Cuisine, which offers buffet-style lunch hours and sit-down dinners. Photo by Marie Leone Austin Williams, the store manager, explained how BayLeaf got its start. “There was an Indian restaurant that occupied this space before us, and when they closed down, we took the opportunity to take this space...

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Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students
Sep24

Seton Hall to begin random surveillance testing of resident students

Citing a recent 14% uptick in national coronavirus cases, Seton Hall announced on Thursday that it would begin random surveillance testing for resident students starting on Sept. 28. The announcement, which was announced to resident students through an email from Vice President for Student Services, Dr. Shawna Cooper-Gibson, comes just days after a Setonian analysis of institutional testing data found that the University lagged behind...

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Catholic organization calls for WSOU to be taken off air
Sep24

Catholic organization calls for WSOU to be taken off air

The Lepanto Institute, a Catholic organization, is calling on the Archdiocese of Newark and Seton Hall’s Board of Trustees to take the University’s radio station, WSOU, off the air after accusing the station of broadcasting “satanic” music.   (File Photo) The student-run station, which has been on the air since 1948, is best known for delivering hard rock music to the New York metropolitan area. It has made a name nationally...

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Gender reveal parties: hot or not?
Sep24

Gender reveal parties: hot or not?

Gender reveal parties have become a modern tradition for many. Seton Hall students have mixed feelings about this trend, however, especially after a recent gender reveal party is to blame for a California wildfire.  Photo by Pixabay.jpg “I think they’re absolutely ridiculous,” Dana Bell, a junior political science major, said. “Just send out an email. Plus, why is it a ‘reveal?’ That’s weird. They should be called genital reveal...

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South Orange Village receives ballot drop box in preparation for election
Sep24

South Orange Village receives ballot drop box in preparation for election

A new absentee ballot drop box has been placed in South Orange Village as part of New Jersey’s wide-ranging effort to assist and accommodate mail-in voters ahead of November’s election. Photo by Marie Leone The drop box is located in the gazebo on Sloan Street standing near South Orange Station. Starting Friday, the drop box will be available for use and ballots will be collected from the box every day.   Resident voters now...

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Tennis finds bright spots in empty fall season
Sep23

Tennis finds bright spots in empty fall season

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every walk of life in 2020. It has been more than six months since sports shut down in the United States, and college sports are still feeling the impact. On Aug. 12, the Big East Conference announced the postponement of all 2020 fall sports with hopes to play in the spring. This means that for now, Seton Hall fall sports will have to deal with an elongated training period throughout the fall rather...

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South Orange locals voice mixed opinions on Seton Hall students returning amid COVID-19
Sep23

South Orange locals voice mixed opinions on Seton Hall students returning amid COVID-19

Students began returning to Seton Hall’s campus in South Orange last month, leading to concerns over the health and safety of the local community. The Setonian reported earlier this month that Seton Hall and the Village of South Orange provided differing accounts of the restart planning process, with Village officials saying they were not consulted as the school’s protocols were developed. Scott Egelberg, the South Orange Office of...

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Students mourn passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sep23

Students mourn passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman ever to sit on the nation’s highest court, died at her home on Friday evening from complications from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. Ginsburg had been a United States Supreme Court Justice since 1993 and had previously served on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1980.  A champion of women’s rights, Ginsburg left behind a legacy of...

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Player storylines to follow for men’s basketball team this season
Sep23

Player storylines to follow for men’s basketball team this season

The Last Dance After the pandemic-shortened season—and the losses of Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill to graduation—Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Shavar Reynolds Jr. returned to South Orange for potentially one last go at the Big East title with Seton Hall during this unprecedented time in sports. Photos by Jillian Cancela Mamukelashvili’s decision to return instead of  entering the NBA Draft was a massive...

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