Recently, when Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that it was going to cut grants to Planned Parenthood, which last year totaled about $680,000, many people across the country cringed (while many others celebrated).
Ninety-five...that seems like a lot. But, my fellow graduating seniors, that is all we have left, 95 days. Over the past month of our last semester, I have felt rather dissimilar in comparison to my classmates. Most of them are either dreading graduation, or they are so extremely anxious they are about to jump out of their skin.
Seton Hall men's basketball is back and, I think, better than ever.
First impressions matter. Prospective students on a campus tour find much to admire about the appearance of the University. The landscaping creates a welcoming environment, the Green offers a central gathering place for students on nice days, and President's Hall meets expectations for old-fashioned architecture.
10. return of "The Pub"
As we all know, the New York Giants will play the New England Patriots this Sunday in the Super Bowl, a rematch of what experts consider one of the greatest Super Bowl upsets in history. I am torn as to who to root for in the game because I am a New York Jets fan - a huge one at that. Basically, for Jet Nation, it's pick your poison — in-state foe or hated divisional rival.
Housing and Residence Life announced that the housing deposit that students pay every spring to reserve their spot in university housing would no longer be refundable, essentially making the $325 a fee. Deposit, by definition, assumes that money is kept until some point when it is refunded, or applied to a sum owed.
It is only the third week of the spring semester, and we are already being bombarded with thoughts about our plans for the rest of the year.
It's no secret that safety has been a major concern for students and faculty of Seton Hall in recent years.
On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie, much to the surprise of Republicans and Democrats alike, announced that he was moving to send the same-sex marriage debate to a statewide vote come November.
While the recent study conducted of faculty salaries at Seton Hall demonstrates that female professors earn on average 11 percent less than their male counterparts, the fact that the study took place at all is encouraging. Taken at face value, the numbers appear shocking, but it is important not to jump to conclusions, and to appreciate the enormous complexity involved in the hiring and salary assignment process at our university.
What is the easiest way to make a quick buck? Open your doors at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, slap a Black Friday sticker on it and call it a ridiculous sale. I am sure at least one person is willing to pepper spray their way through a crowd to get some $1.99 DVDs.
The men's basketball team recently became acquainted with a new kind of fan - the Speedo-clad sixth man. In the front page story this week, head coach Kevin Willard and many of the players reacted after a strong Pirates win against Auburn, where men from the swim team showed plenty of skin with painted pirate blue on their chests.
Every year, the tree on the Green is lit, the wreaths are hanged and the Nativity rests outside the Chapel. Every year, the University celebrates another Christmas at the Hall, one of best perks of attending a Catholic institution. Christmas, here at Seton Hall, is truly the most wonderful time of the year.
Following recent events, society has taken particular interest in the topic of bullying. Over the years, we've seen it in the movies and on television, from the "Plastics" roaming the halls in Mean Girls to the misunderstood kids in The Breakfast Club. It's dubbed a serious problem and yet it's one that no one can really define. However, time and time again, pop culture has tried to define it for us.
Our generation has a wide array of reasons for taking to the streets against the injustices we have witnessed over the past 20 years. For more than half of our lives, our government has been involved in armed conflict in countries across the globe in the name of liberal democracy. Our politicians regularly engage in dubious behavior as they put their financial interests before that of their constituencies. In 2008, politicians, regulators, and bankers alike were implicated for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression yet no one has been held accountable. Meanwhile, the cost of our education and the level of student debt compiles while the value of a college degree diminishes.