COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training
Sep16

COVID-19 pandemic poses new challenges for soccer’s return to training

The sports world changed drastically after the initial spread of COVID-19 in March. Since then, professional sports leagues have shifted to playing in empty stadiums and college athletics programs have postponed all fall sports—including the Big East. However, student-athletes returned to Seton Hall in early August to continue training with their teams prior to the conference-wide postponement of fall sports. For the men’s and women’s...

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University cafeteria unveils new look to adhere to safety guidelines
Sep16

University cafeteria unveils new look to adhere to safety guidelines

The Seton Hall cafeteria has undergone a complete transformation this semester as part of the University’s efforts to make the dining hall safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Business Affairs detailed the protocols that Seton Hall and Gourmet Dining Services would carry out for the Fall semester in an email to students. The new guidelines followed the creation of a task force last spring whose goal was to create a safe...

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Seton Hall nursing students and faculty provide unique insights into pandemic
Sep16

Seton Hall nursing students and faculty provide unique insights into pandemic

Seton Hall students and faculty in the College of Nursing shared their stories and thoughts on being a future health care worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caroline Pascasio, a sophomore nursing major, said her drive to become a nurse has remained steadfast in the face of the pandemic. She said she always knew she wanted to enter a field where she could help other people and feel as though she was having a direct impact on their...

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COVID-19 drastically changes student fashion both on campus and online
Sep15

COVID-19 drastically changes student fashion both on campus and online

As COVID-19 dramatically affected nearly all aspects of life, people’s style and the way they present themselves are no exception. A key component of a student’s appearance that has drastically changed is makeup—or the lack of it. With much of their faces covered, many students who normally wear makeup have now opted to only apply it to the top half of their faces.  Students in masks work near the University Seal. (Grace...

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Professors adjust to new teaching formats this semester
Sep14

Professors adjust to new teaching formats this semester

By Victoria Rossi Now that some students have returned to campus for the fall semester, professors are adapting to the new teaching formats implemented by Seton Hall to limit the spread of COVID-19. Professors are teaching their classes either through the HyFlex model, a combination of in-person and online learning, or fully online. They are using tools such as Microsoft Teams and Blackboard to hold their lectures.  All...

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New SAAC e-board looks forward to successful, albeit strange, year
Sep14

New SAAC e-board looks forward to successful, albeit strange, year

By Matt Collins The Seton Hall athletic department announced its newly elected 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) executive board via Twitter on Aug. 28.  Mike Esposito of the baseball team was elected president after serving as the committee’s chief of staff last year. Vice President Lizzie Win of women’s golf, Chief of Staff Jonathan Luders of baseball and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Rep. Emily Hernandez of...

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CAPS continues services online amid pandemic
Sep11

CAPS continues services online amid pandemic

September serves as National Suicide Prevention Month. With findings by the CDC showing an increase in mental health disorders, students and faculty are uniting to increase awareness on this matter.  Over the years, Seton Hall’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has implemented “Campus Connect,” a program that provides suicide prevention training. While this year’s program will take place over Microsoft Teams, CAPS...

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Adjusted regiments and new faces adapt to new swimming and diving atmosphere
Sep11

Adjusted regiments and new faces adapt to new swimming and diving atmosphere

“There is, logistically, a lot of changes.” Although swimming and diving head coach Derek Sapp is describing the recent adjustments he and his men’s and women’s programs have had to make, this is the lifestyle everyone is living under COVID-19: adapting to an everchanging, unknown world on the fly. Despite the inability to meet in person as a team since March, Sapp and his student-athletes have had to adjust to training and...

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Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall
Sep11

Local bike shop owner killed in motorcycle crash by Seton Hall

A 27-year-old Maplewood resident and bike shop owner was killed in a motorcycle crash near Seton Hall University’s McNulty gate on Sept. 4. Danny Ives, the owner of the Maplewood Bike Shed, was found unresponsive, lying in the eastbound lanes of South Orange Avenue near the motorcycle and “adjacent to the old main gate to Seton Hall University,” according to a statement by the South Orange Police Department (SOPD). Police are still...

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No gym, no problem! Five alternative workouts to stay in shape
Sep10

No gym, no problem! Five alternative workouts to stay in shape

As the Fitness Center reopens at reduced capacity with mandatory reservations, many Seton Hall students have resorted to other methods of staying in shape that do not require going to the gym. Here are five alternative workout techniques that can be done within your home, dorm or outdoors. At-Home Cardio Sarah Laadem, a sophomore elementary education major, said that not much has changed in her workouts since quarantine began. ...

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SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee
Sep10

SGA creates Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill to create a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Grant Committee on Aug. 31.  The new committee is tasked with reviewing requests and allocating funding to student organizations for events that encourage diversity and inclusion at Seton Hall.  “The Diversity and Inclusion Grant was implemented successfully in its first year, and assisted organizations of all statures,” the...

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Women’s soccer adds Alex Mendolia as new assistant coach amid pandemic
Sep10

Women’s soccer adds Alex Mendolia as new assistant coach amid pandemic

In addition to Seton Hall recruiting eight new members to the women’s soccer team this year, Alex Mendolia will join the Pirates staff as the new assistant coach alongside head coach Ciara Crinion. Mendolia is an experienced and seasoned asset to the team who has knowledge as a player and coach, recently spending 2019 as the top assistant for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.  “I was looking for a professional...

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