In college it's a given that you're going to procrastinate. Since my freshman year, I have procrastinated assignments until the last minute on reasoning that "I study/write better under pressure." With just a semester and a half left before I graduate, senioritis has hit me at full speed.
For more than five weeks, angry New Yorkers and others from around the country have been descending upon Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to voice their dismay at the nexus between legislators in Washington and the nation's biggest banks. While the links between our federal government and the finance industry are indeed troubling, the protesters' grievances are at best misguided, and at worst deplorable. The movement, coined Occupy Wall Street, has whipped cities across America into a repulsive frenzy of populism.
Right now there is a sickening feeling in my stomach not just as a Penn State football fan but as a person. The acts described in the 23 page Grand Jury Report on Jerry Sandusky, are among the worst that can be done. But what makes it the most sickening is how the entire situation was handled.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Seton Hall community awoke to a series of PirateAlert messages that revealed yet another event in what has been a crime ridden few weeks. A female student had reported that she was robbed on Tichenor Avenue and Irvington Avenue as she walked alone. While many students spent the hours after the alleged robbery pointing fingers at the University, citing that safety remains unachievable in South Orange, they were eventually made aware that for the second time in a year, a Seton Hall student had lied about a crime.
On the front page story this week, The Setonian reported that the University has severely inflated the price of both replacement student I.D.'s and temporary I.D.'s. Both have seen a price increase of $15 since the beginning of the semester, in an effort to discourage students from losing their cards, as well as an attempt to remain consistent with other Universities' fees.
I started my senior year expecting it to be difficult. Of course, I want to have as much fun as possible, because this is pretty much the last year I can be a "young adult," instead of just plain "adult" (unless, of course, I cannot get a job and end up having to apply to grad school or something,) but I figured school would be difficult.
In college, it seems like often times we can get so wrapped up in our own lives, we forget about the world around us. While everyone is entitled to spend their free time as they please, I strongly encourage everyone to read the news, and read it often.
Do you remember your childhood when your parents signed you up for pretty much everything, whether you wanted to or not?
It has been 25 years since WSOU started spinning metal over the airwaves. Seton Hall's radio station, which has continuously earned numerous awards and accolades over these 25 years, and remains one of the most respected stations in the New York market, deserves not only the University's respect, but the respect of the community at large. Seldom does one see such success, from a student run station no less.
The Student Government Association's announcement of the new Collegiate Readership Program, which will bring three major newspapers -USA Today, The New York Times and the Star Ledger - to campus for students to utilize at their leisure, is exciting for students and membersof the University community. The Setonian would like to commend SGA for working to bring this measure to campus, even if, at this point at least, it is simply a plan for the spring semester.
No matter how many times we talk, my sister asks me the same painfully common question: "Is college really worth it?"
An apple MacBook pro - in my eyes there are no sweeter words. Being a graphics major, and having grown up using Macs, coming to Seton Hall was an adjustment getting used to the IBMS. By the end of my sophomore year I was beyond excited to get my new shiny MacBook Pro.
The other day I was set to transcribe an interview my editor at my internshipconducted with Hal Rubenstein, Fashion Director at InStyle Magazine. Rubenstein was chatting about his new book, "100 Unforgettable Dresses," many of which came from the red carpet and from actresses in film, so naturally the conversation turned to cinema.
Another year of conference roulette taking place across the country, the Big East is taking the hardest hit of all the conferences which is not good for the top program at the university.
The recent release of the Safety Report, as reported on the front page of The Setonian, illustrates a trend of decreasing crime over the past decade. However, a glaring statistic which exists, but was not brought to light before the report, was the number of on-campus incidents, which the campus community was not notified of.
One hundred twenty-five million dollars. The highly touted Philadelphia Phillies decided last spring first baseman Ryan Howard was worth that $125 million five-year contract. On Friday, however, Howard let down the team, the fans and the whole city when needed the most.
I am certain that I was not the only pessimist when the University announced new campus-wide safety initiatives. I could easily keep with the trend of this column and spew a rant for you to sit down and shut up to but I have found that I must abandon even my fervent pessimism and applaud Public Safety for providing me with something I have not felt in several years – a sense of safety outside the campus gate.
I waste at least six hours a week. That doesn't include procrastinating by checking Facebook, two email accounts and Stumbling. Those six hours may not seem like much, but to a commuter, it's time that could be spent sleeping, doing homework or hanging out with friends. When I decided to commute this year, I didn't realize it was going to be a part time job. I thought commuting wouldn't be as terrible as I'd imagined. I thought it would be no problem to drive only 45 minutes to school and that I would be on campus just as much before and having the same routine. I was very wrong.
Upon hearing the word, many college students think a wide range of thoughts, but one of the most prominent is probably, "what am I going to get out of this?" This question, which may be scorned by certain members of the adult community, especially professors and career professionals, is actually not nearly as silly a question as it may first appear.