Now that fall break has come and gone and everyone has returned to school from their long weekend, I realized just how much Seton Hall has transformed me.
Social media have become a platform in which individuals can become whoever they want to be.
For most young people in New Jersey, turning 17 is a joyous time. When you pass your driving test, you gain one of the most desired freedoms among teenagers. Although most of us are past 17 and already have a license, at some point, we are going to have to take another picture and if you live in New Jersey, chances are you will not be smiling.
As time rolls by and I begin my third year here at Seton Hall, I realize that it is time to start thinking about what I want my role in the world to be.
If anyone has been in the commuter cafeteria around lunchtime, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., you have seen just how crowded this space can get. The lines at Nathan's, the pizzeria and Leaf & Grains are extremely long. Even the line for Pirate Express extends around the coffee machines to the refrigerators. The time to get a meal can take what feels like forever. Then after retrieving your meal the effort is still not over; you have to search or almost stalk someone who is leaving to find a table.
10. Start studying for midterms (or not)
When I transferred to Seton Hall University last fall from a community college in California, I was a little apprehensive. I knew I would miss my family and friends back home and our spur-of-the- moment trips to Las Vegas. Not only that, but I would be moving to the other side of the United States, alone.
While it is my third year as a student at Seton Hall, it is my first being a commuter. Although I grew up about 30 minutes away, I am glad that I decided to get the college experience by living in a dorm my first two years. Now, however, I have entered into a whole new world at SHU - a sort of cult if you will - the commuters.
People often ask me why I, a Californian, wanted to go to school so far away from home or specifically, "Why Jersey?" with the most condescending, bewildered tone. Please keep in mind that the person asking the question, 95 percent of the time, was a native of New Jersey.
It may only be the beginning of my senior year, but the end of this chapter of my life is coming much too quickly and at times I wish it would slow down just a little bit.
On September 13, the New York City Board of Health voted to ban the sale of sugary drinks served in containers larger than 16 ounces. Granted, the measure only covers establishments that are inspected by the health department, convenience stores will not be affected, and does not include all beverages, diet soda, alcohol, and other drinks are exempt.
Do not stress over things you cannot control.
If you ask many of the students here at Seton Hall why they decided to come here, their answer may be, "they gave me the best financial aid package."
January 19, 2000 is a day that the Seton Hall community will never forget. As students slept, a senseless prank led to a deadly campus fire. It also claimed the lives of three fellow students and left several with serious injuries.
In my three years at Seton Hall, it seems every year around this time that students stop showing up to the sporting events on campus. The first few weeks are filled with students going to soccer games and other team sports but then when weather is not perfect, students become disinterested in attending these games. While in some ways I can understand this, it does not mean you should stop supporting your fellow students on the field.
Sometimes I find it ironic that as a Peer Advisor my job is to help freshmen find their place at our University. I say that because it took two years for me to really come into my own and find my place here at Seton Hall. Talk about not taking your own advice. I think I have always been caught up in doing what others expect me to do and for the first time in my entire life I do things the way I would do them.
As everyone already knows, the cost of attending Seton Hall is a bit pricey. I would not even be able to afford to go here if it were not for the scholarship I received and student loans that help me pay for my time here at Seton Hall.
Have you notice anything new on Seton Hall's campus? There has been an influx of skateboarders riding all around campus. It seems that skate- boarding has taken on a life of its own. College students have their skateboard strapped to this hip and backpacks in tow, venturing off to classes, work and more. This new phenomena has taken over Seton Hall campus and we have to say that it is a pretty cool idea.