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Seton Hall should celebrate WSOU's 25 Years of Metal

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.


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SGA must bring readership program to campus

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.


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A Macbook dilemma: Mobile computing fees don't compute

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.


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Art is impressionable, so what is your impression?

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.


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Crimes cannot go unreported by SHU

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.


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A pessimist's perspective: Rare optimism for SHU

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.


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A commuter's perspective: not much brighter on the other side

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.


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What will you get out of it? Take an internship and find out yourself

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.


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SHU needs a stronger non-smoking policy

Here at Seton Hall, I never really noticed a smoking problem until this year. It began in November when it started getting cold outside and all the smokers started retreating to underneath the "hood" of Xavier Hall. Each time I walked towards my dorm and underneath the tower, the only thing I could smell was the smoke coming from the half dozen cigarettes being smoked at any given time.


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SGA needs to make guest swipes a priority

Since last spring, students have been unable to swipe guests as they please in the Caf. It had been determined that this was a minor programming glitch that was allowing students to swipe multiple meals freely – but it was quickly taken away and, with its passing, a strictly enforced meal plan policy fell into place. Students who pay for a meal plan are only allowed a certain allocation of guest swipes now – forget trying to swipe in a friend.


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Take-out needs to become an option for students on-the-go

Has this ever happened to you? You have fifteen minutes in between classes, and you're starving. So you swipe into the dining hall using your meal plan and quickly put together a sandwich. As you go to leave the dining hall, you're told that you can't leave with it. You have to go sit down and eat it there. So much for convenience.


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New tuition discount seems unfair to current students

The University announced Wednesday that it would be matching the in-state tuition of Rutgers University for qualified incoming freshman. Highly qualified incoming freshman who meet certain criteria in academics, as well as SAT or ACT scores are subject to steep discounts in tuition for their eight semesters at Seton Hall. In total, the University announced the discount would amount to approximately $21,336.


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The University should not let the memory of Jessica Moore be forgotten

Exactly one year ago this coming Sunday, tragedy struck our community. When Jessica Anne Moore passed away, it no doubt brought this small campus together. The University held a beautiful prayer vigil that weekend, a campus-wide moment of silence, and the University bused those who were close to Moore to Virginia for her funeral. After the vigil, I even remember administrators who I had never met before coming up to me and other Setonian editors asking how we were doing.


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