Pitching leads Pirates to historic start in Big East play
May02

Pitching leads Pirates to historic start in Big East play

The Seton Hall baseball team is accomplishing feats that have not occurred since before the Pirates’ current players were born. Seton Hall has won eight of its first nine Big East games, taking two out of three against Xavier, and more recently sweeping Butler and Villanova. The last time Seton Hall had such a dominant start was 29 years ago, when the 1989 Pirates won 13 of their first 14 Big East contests. Despite midweek losses...

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Alescio a success story around the plate
May02

Alescio a success story around the plate

Over the last few years, Seton Hall has developed a reputation of having stellar pitchers. In 2017, three members of the Pirate pitching staff were selected in the MLB draft in Chris Morris, Zach Schellenger and Shane McCarthy, with McCarthy electing to stay for one more year. Each of them are different but had one thing in common: their catcher, Mike Alescio. Alescio, a senior, has held the starting catcher role for three seasons and...

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Changes to meal plans coming this fall
May02

Changes to meal plans coming this fall

Over the summer, Seton Hall’s Pirate Dining Room will undergo several renovations and implement new continuous operating hours for the fall 2018 semester. According to Alfred Frungillo, the chief executive officer of Gourmet Dining, students may enter the board dining room from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week and as many times as they wish. The dining hall’s beautification will include a renovation of the serving areas....

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Pirates For Life speak out for their beliefs
May02

Pirates For Life speak out for their beliefs

For Gregory Lobo, a sophomore history major, the pro-life movement is personal. Lobo was born with spina bifida, a neurological condition. While his mom was pregnant with him, scans revealed that Lobo had a hole in his back, indicative of the disorder. When his parents went back for the next test, the radiologist said to them, “We already diagnosed this. Why haven’t you taken care of it?” Because other options for fetal treatment were...

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Walkden leaves behind legendary legacy at Seton Hall
Apr25

Walkden leaves behind legendary legacy at Seton Hall

Sun soaked the 300-plus fans that lined the bleachers and leftfield fence at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field on April 22. Blue and white balloons hung from bleacher corners, posters hung from fences and a mural of the four softball seniors: Alannah Basile, Sara Foster, Alyssa Prukop and Alexis Walkden, rested behind home plate. Perhaps revitalized by the scene, Seton Hall did not come out like a team that had just dropped both ends of a...

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ROTC seniors say goodbye to juniors at training
Apr25

ROTC seniors say goodbye to juniors at training

ROTC senior cadets faced a bittersweet ending to their college careers on April 20 at South Mountain Reservation, as they assisted junior cadets with their last technical field training before junior cadets attend an assessment course in the summer. “It’s a weird feeling knowing that I am not coming back,” said Patrick Hurley, a senior political science major. For eight hours, two groups consisting of all class rankings were led by...

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SHU celebrates Irish culture in performance
Apr25

SHU celebrates Irish culture in performance

On April 17, Irish culture was put on display when The Celtic Theater Company paid a visit to Seton Hall University for a night of Irish music and storytelling. The event was sponsored by Seton Hall’s Department of Catholic Studies in collaboration with Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) and was held in the theater-in-the-round. The performance showcased a number of native Irish songs, narrative poems and stories....

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Students do yoga for both credit and fun
Apr25

Students do yoga for both credit and fun

Seton Hall University offers a plethora of yoga-centric fitness classes, amongst others, at the Richie Regan Recreation Center for all students as well as in its academic curriculum. Shannon Reilly, a senior anthropology major and yoga instructor since 2015, commented on the lessons that yoga has taught her. “I’ve learned to be able to creatively express yourself truthfully, maintain playfulness for those potentially awkward moments,...

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Million dollar smiles: Men’s soccer captain connects with the homeless in South Orange
Apr18

Million dollar smiles: Men’s soccer captain connects with the homeless in South Orange

Day has turned to night and Pedro Neto is making his way to the South Orange train station. It is a trip he often makes, but rarely ever to actually step foot on the train platform. His purpose for being there is far greater. He rounds Cottage Street and makes the turn onto South Orange Avenue. His schedule is overflowing with commitments from being a key member of the men’s soccer team to his demands with classes, but Neto finds time...

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Faculty and students discuss ‘fake news’ on campus
Apr18

Faculty and students discuss ‘fake news’ on campus

Faculty, administrators and students gathered in the Walsh Library on April 11 to reflect on Pope Francis’ message about fake news and peace in journalism for the upcoming World Communications Day in May. Msgr. Dennis Mahon and Dr. Ki Joo Choi were the featured speakers of the event that referenced Pope Francis’ message in their respective speeches. On Jan 24, Pope Francis released his message for the 2018 World Communications Day...

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Students pair with Broadway mentors for cabaret
Apr18

Students pair with Broadway mentors for cabaret

On April 23, Seton Hall will present a cabaret of student and Broadway collaboration. Students ages 12 to 25 will be paired up with Broadway actors who have volunteered their time. Seton Hall is sponsoring the show, but anyone within the age range able to make auditions and put in the time is welcome. The program is all about forming valuable relationships with people in the Broadway business. Freshman theater and music double major...

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New assistant dean for leadership developement named
Apr11

New assistant dean for leadership developement named

Colleen Dallavalle will become Seton Hall’s new Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership Developement starting April 16. According to Dean Van Norman, associate vice president and dean of Students, the university advertised the position and it received 94 applications. The successful candidate needed to have a Master’s Degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience working in Student Affairs in higher education. According to the...

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