FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant
Nov29

FLASH rep shines as Mr. Buzzworthy in Mr. Philippines pageant

Alfonso Sibayan Jr., a junior social and behavioral sciences major, represented the Filipino League at Seton Hall (FLASH) in the Mr. Philippines (PI) pageant on Nov. 14.  Sibayan, who also serves as the FLASH president, said he was chosen as the male representative and immediately got to work in preparing for the event along with his entourage, who spent a month helping him plan, execute and deliver his performances. For the past...

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Poetry-in-the-Round hosts author Elif Batuman for last event of semester
Nov29

Poetry-in-the-Round hosts author Elif Batuman for last event of semester

Seton Hall hosted its last Poetry-in-the-Round event for the semester on Nov. 17 which featured Elif Batuman, the author of the memoir “The Possessed” and novel “The Idiot.”  Batuman discussed with students her reasoning for writing these works and read from her unreleased sequel to “The Idiot” during the event. In 2018, Batuman’s novel “The Idiot” was a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction finalist and is about Selin, a college freshman...

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Pirates fall to Louisville in season-opener
Nov27

Pirates fall to Louisville in season-opener

The result didn’t go their way, but the Seton Hall men’s basketball team returned to action for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellations of the Big East and NCAA tournaments back in March. Though the familiar faces of Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill were no longer in the starting five for the Pirates, the resilience and grit of this Seton Hall team from last season was still there. After...

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Humans of Seton Hall University: Society limited him, but he didn’t limit himself
Nov25

Humans of Seton Hall University: Society limited him, but he didn’t limit himself

Daniel Baluch’s story Some see this Seton Hall student as a business student or a fraternity member. Others see him as a tour guide. Then there’s some who know him as an artist. And perhaps a social advocate, too. But everyone knows him as Daniel Baluch, a junior marketing major.  Behind his college identity, Baluch grew up as a young Pakistani kid paralyzed with fear due to microaggressions against his ethnicity. Instead of...

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SHU reflects on Thanksgiving during pandemic
Nov24

SHU reflects on Thanksgiving during pandemic

With Thanksgiving coming later this week, Seton Hall students have been traveling home in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. While many students look forward to this holiday and time of year, the pandemic has caused many aspects of Thanksgiving to change. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in a press conference on Nov. 16,the state’s government is “urging everyone to keep their Thanksgiving plans as small as possible” since...

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Athletics launches ‘SHE Can’ initiative
Nov23

Athletics launches ‘SHE Can’ initiative

The Seton Hall athletic department launched the “SHE Can” Initiative on Nov. 9 to allow female athletes to see themselves in a professional realm through networking events and mentorship opportunities. “Athletics really is a vehicle to learn those life skills, so I think it’s really important that they see themselves in that life after college mode and the more we can do to provide that, the better we’re going to be as a department,”...

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Black Friday tech items: what’s hot and what’s not
Nov23

Black Friday tech items: what’s hot and what’s not

With Black Friday and the holiday season approaching, there are a variety of tech gifts from which to choose.  Since the pandemic has led to more students taking classes remotely—and with more people working from home—more people have become much more reliant on technology.  With this heightened demand, the tech industry has stepped up its game to appeal to its consumers through the release of the new iPhone, PlayStation 5...

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South Orange Village seeks participation in vote for new logo
Nov23

South Orange Village seeks participation in vote for new logo

The Village of South Orange is looking for participation in a survey to help decide on a new logo for the community.  The chosen design will be featured on official South Orange documents as well as signage throughout the town. The two design options that South Orange will decide between. On the left is option 1, and on the right is option 2.  An online survey was created by the Village government to gauge the popularity of two...

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Myles Powell to sign with the New York Knicks after going undrafted
Nov19

Myles Powell to sign with the New York Knicks after going undrafted

Following the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night, Seton Hall and college basketball fans took to Twitter to voice their complaints over former Seton Hall men’s basketball star Myles Powell going undrafted. Many outlets had projected that Powell would be taken late in the second round, but when the New Orleans Pelicans selected Utah State’s Sam Merrill as the last pick of this year’s draft, both confusion and frustration swarmed social...

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Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge
Nov19

Newark implements new restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced new curfews, gathering limits and symptom-tracking protocols for businesses on Nov. 9 as cases continue to spike in the city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka raises restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise (Photo via WCTC AM) The new procedures have been in effect since Tuesday. Baraka made the announcement in a video posted to Facebook and addressed why the procedures in Newark are stricter than the...

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University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020
Nov19

University plans in-person commencements for Class of 2020

The Seton Hall University Class of 2020 will have three in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, the Provost’s office announced in an email to graduates on Thursday. Provost announced three commencement ceremonies in April for Class of 2020 (Photo by Jillian Cancela) Each of the three ceremonies plans to accommodate 115 graduates, who are allowed two guests each, Provost Katia Passerini said. Baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral...

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Seton Hall women’s basketball non-conference schedule released
Nov19

Seton Hall women’s basketball non-conference schedule released

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule was released Wednesday night, bringing their full schedule to nine games. WBB Team Photo via SHU Athletics The season kicks off with three non-conference home games against Rider on Nov. 25, Saint Peter’s on Nov. 28 and Fairfield on Nov. 30. Seton Hall will then fly to Indianapolis to face Butler in their first conference game on Dec. 4, and then return to South Orange...

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