Seton Hall basketball players discuss current racial climate on NAACP panel
Sep23

Seton Hall basketball players discuss current racial climate on NAACP panel

This year has been marked by uproar and protests after the killing of numerous unarmed Black Americans, including Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The debate over what must be done to combat injustice and racism has raged across all segments of society—including sports.  And members of Seton Hall’s men’s basketball team have not hesitated to make their voices heard. Four members of the team—Sandro Mamukelashvili, Myles Cale,...

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Students have mixed reactions over ‘Mulan’ controversies
Sep22

Students have mixed reactions over ‘Mulan’ controversies

By Catherine San Disney released its live-action remake of “Mulan” on Sept. 4, but Seton Hall students have mixed reactions on whether to watch due to recent controversies surrounding the film. Tanmay Patel, a sophomore financial mathematics major, said he will not be watching the movie due to the latest news surrounding China’s internment of Uyghur Muslims in the country’s Xinjiang region.  “I’ve heard that Disney used the...

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‘It’s Lit’: Seton Hall students review Travis Scott x McDonald’s collaboration
Sep22

‘It’s Lit’: Seton Hall students review Travis Scott x McDonald’s collaboration

By Andrew Byrd Rapper Travis Scott released a collaboration with McDonald’s that will run from Sept. 8 to Oct. 4 and sell the “Travis Scott Meal” nationwide. According to the McDonald’s website, “The Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Travis-Style” features a one-fourth pound of 100% fresh beef topped with onions, pickles and two slices of cheese. The burger also includes shredded lettuce, crispy bacon, ketchup and mustard.  The...

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Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart brings the heat
Sep21

Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart brings the heat

As fall begins this week, Billboard released its 2020 Songs of the Summer chart, which is the top 20 most streamed, played and sold songs on the Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  According to the chart, the top five songs of the summer were “Rockstar” by DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, “Whats Poppin” by Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, “Savage Remix” by Megan...

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Student Services creates new involvement calculator
Sep21

Student Services creates new involvement calculator

The engagement team in Student Services announced a new “Involvement Calculator” to help students find organizations on campus.  Emma Murphy, Student Engagement Coordinator with the Office of Student Engagement, said the engagement team in Student Services created the Involvement Calculator to “expand upon the engagement opportunities we already had for students.” According to Murphy, the interest was ultimately sparked when a...

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Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training
Sep18

Volleyball deals with emotional challenges of COVID-19 training

As fall sports in the Big East remain postponed, women’s volleyball head coach Allison Yaeger and senior middle blocker Amanda Rachwal broke down how the team has been training and getting ready to play a spring season under the COVID-19 guidelines. “It’s very different,” Yaeger said. “The girls wear masks when we train, and at times, we are conditioning. I think it’s hard and I can’t imagine being in their position having to train as...

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Newark Liberty International Airport opens COVID-19 testing facility for passengers
Sep18

Newark Liberty International Airport opens COVID-19 testing facility for passengers

Travelers can now take COVID-19 tests at Newark Liberty International Airport as they arrive or depart for their destination the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Sept. 8. With Seton Hall University’s students calling destinations all over the globe home, some on-campus students will be forced to travel to other parts of the country when Seton Hall pivots back to remote classes before Thanksgiving Break. Despite...

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Prudential Center to serve as polling site for November election
Sep18

Prudential Center to serve as polling site for November election

Newark’s Prudential Center will function as “a super polling site” for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced on Monday. The venue, which usually hosts Seton Hall Men’s Basketball and New Jersey Devils games, will also serve as a census center and host a voter registration drive and census event on Sept. 22.   The arena, which can seat up to 19,500 people, will have six to eight voting...

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Freshmen reflect on early college experience during COVID-19
Sep18

Freshmen reflect on early college experience during COVID-19

New places, new people and new opportunities—these are all part of the average freshman’s college experience. However, due to the pandemic, many of these experiences, from campus life to the classroom, have changed indefinitely.  Jackalyn Ballard, a freshman diplomacy major, said this first semester is nothing like she expected it to be. Coming from California, she said she had a lot of plans for her first year at Seton Hall,...

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Freshman CEO rises in music industry
Sep18

Freshman CEO rises in music industry

Many dream about becoming the CEO of their own company after college, but Christopher Yangello, a freshman business undecided major, already did so before he even graduated high school. In 2018, Yangello jump-started his career at the Made in America music festival when he snuck his camera in to take pictures of the artists. Yangello said he met a man there who saw him taking pictures and offered to connect him with his friend who...

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HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program
Sep17

HRL announces new single room buy-out pilot program

Students can now pay extra to buy out a room and not have a roommate this semester, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) announced on Sept. 14. The Single Room Buy-Out Pilot Program is available for students who currently don’t have a roommate and those who have a roommate but want to move into an unoccupied room.  The cost of buying out a double room is an additional $2,340, which will be added to the student’s account, according to...

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Seton Hall golf teams adapt to new normal
Sep17

Seton Hall golf teams adapt to new normal

Seton Hall student-athletes received crushing news in mid-August when the Big East announced the cancellation of all fall sports due to COVID-19. Despite the lack of sports, almost all Pirates sports teams have continued training — albeit in a bizarre new normal. The women’s and men’s golf teams have done so in different ways. The men’s team continues to practice as a team but has encountered difficulty in finding tee times due to an...

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