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Emily Balan

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Latest Articles

Swimming and diving looks ahead to spring challenges

The Seton Hall swimming and diving teams will have a holiday hiatus in December before returning to the pool for the second half of their season in the spring. It is a break from competition for the men’s and women’s teams, but the training will not stop. Each team has been able to move past their historic finishes in March’s Big East Championships to become a hungrier, more determined team. The process has not been easy, but it is one they are committed to. “Last year we had a team that was
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Postseason absence doesn’t dampen Pirates’ milestone-filled season

After three months of drama and excitement, the Seton Hall volleyball team finished with a 16-15 overall record and 10-8 in the Big East. The Pirates finished fifth in the conference, meaning that unlike last season, they missed the Big East tournament, which features the top four teams in the conference. However, numbers and the final position in the standings does not tell the story of their season. The Pirates played hard from start to finish, consistently being in the mix for a bid to the
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Seton Hall’s hard-fought season meets its bitter end

It wasn’t supposed to end like this – not in the first round. Not again. The Pirates had danced before. They had an easier road trip. They had more time to prepare and focus. They had the confidence of a team that nearly took it to Villanova its last time out, the confidence of a team that went 8-3 in the last 11 games prior to Selection Sunday.
By Gary Phillips
The Setonian

Jazz ‘n the Hall pays tribute to veterans

In a dimly lit theater, the stage was illuminating purple and pinkish hues, casting its light on a piano, a drum set and three microphones standing in a row. Walking across the stage as the lights above the audience dimmed to black, Dr. Gloria Thurmond, director of the Jazz ‘n the Hall concert series, broke the silence with an opening speech.
By Marianne-Grace Datu
The Setonian

For Kenneweg, another postseason shot awaits

The 2014 season was a historic one for Seton Hall’s volleyball team, as the team earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. In 2017, it is still widely remembered and talked about. However, only one member of this season’s team is still at Seton Hall to tell the tale. “It was very overwhelming for me as a freshman, I try to bring whatever I can to this team this year,” senior libero Sarah Kenneweg said. “We are excited to have it be spoken about that 2017 team.
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Club rugby, a campus mainstay, experiencing competitive success

Most students come into college without having ever played rugby, or even knowing any details about the sport – besides the fact that it’s similar to football, but with no padding. “It’s continuous, if you get tackled, you have to keep going as if it’s one big play,” senior and three-year club rugby player Connor Cadrin said. The Seton Hall Rugby Football Club is one of the most popular club sports on campus. An official team for over four decades, the club currently consists of around 30 memb
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Women’s golf makes history in final fall tournament

The Pirates broke out the brooms in Seekonk, Mass. on Oct. 16, claiming the top three individual spots to ensure a first-place finish at the team’s final fall tournament, the Brown Bear Fall Invitational. The event proved to be one to remember, as never before had Seton Hall claimed all three top spots in a tournament. It was the first time since 2015 that even two Pirates claimed the top two spots. Freshman Mia Kness defeated sophomore Maddie Sager for first place in a playoff after the two i
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Swimmers aiming to repeat success under Sapp

Last season was a landmark one for Seton Hall’s swimming and diving teams. On a brisk February weekend in Long Island this past winter, the men’s and women’s teams spent four days shattering school records at the Big East Championship. The women’s swimming and diving team set eight school records across a multitude of events, ultimately placing third overall, the best finish in program history. The men’s swimming and diving team kept up with the women and then some, setting seven school records
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Israeli professor journeys to Seton Hall to share her story

On the right side of Ruth Tsuria’s desk sits a corkboard. On that corkboard, a bright magenta bumper sticker reads, “Don’t Mess with a Texas Feminist.” Tsuria, who is originally from Israel, travelled around the world and settled in Texas. She grew up in Jerusalem, a city of different faiths and as she describes it, “politically charged.” Tsuria came to Seton Hall this semester and began teaching digital communication classes.
By Marianne-Grace Datu
The Setonian

Improved offense has led to victories for Men’s Soccer team

The Seton Hall men’s soccer team picked up back-to-back regular season victories for the first time since 2013 after defeating Sacred Heart on Sept. 4 and coming back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Princeton in double overtime on Sept. 7. On Sept. 10, the Pirates defeated Penn 2-1 for their third straight victory, a streak not achieved since 2011. After winning only four games last season and none in 2015, the Pirates have looked promising, especially in the past few contests. The offense has be
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Chris Morris becomes third Seton Hall pitcher taken in MLB Draft

Seton Hall pitcher Chris Morris was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 18th round of the MLB’s First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday in Secaucus, N.J., becoming the third Pirate off the board. The Matawan, N.J. native was taken 554th overall, just ten picks after fellow Seton Hall pitcher Shane McCarthy, who was also an 18th round selection, drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. On Tuesday, Seton Hall’s Zach Schellenger was drafted in the sixth round (191st overall) by the Boston Red Sox. For M
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Seton Hall splits Senior Day doubleheader, Prendergast pitches gem

The Seton Hall baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday with Big East conference leader Creighton on Senior Day at Owen T Carroll Field, falling 4-3 in game one, but picking up an emotional 1-0 victory in game two. With the late afternoon result the Pirates, now 24-20 and 7-8 in the Big East, maintain that pivotal fourth spot in the conference. The offense was at a premium in both games. The Pirates had just ten hits over the two games, five in each, and the two teams combined for just eight
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

NBA needs to do more to protect its players

Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets was fined $25,000 after having an altercation with a fan when the Rockets lost at Oklahoma City in Game 3 of the First Round of the NBA Playoffs on April 21. This may be something that seems pretty run-of-the-mill, and could have been something that more or less blew over in the eyes of the media after the investigation regarding Beverley’s altercation following the game. However, when Beverley spoke about the fine and the incident, he went off by saying
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Senior Column: Knowing what it’s like to face the unknown

With four internships under my belt, a 3.6 GPA, and a senior student leadership position on campus, one would think that I have my future planned, right? Wrong. There’s less than one month until graduation and I still don’t have a job. All I keep hearing is “You’ll figure it out,” or “Everything will fall into place.” Maybe that’s true, but what if it’s not? Yes, I am probably putting too much pressure on myself, which isn’t a surprise since I’ve been planning my postgrad life from the moment
By Leah Carton
The Setonian

SHU softball dons gold laces for pediatric cancer

While Seton Hall softball was able to pick up a dramatic walk-off victory over Hofstra University on April 11 at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field, there was a much bigger cause that each team was playing for than the names on their uniforms. The game was also supporting the Go4theGoal Foundation with Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer. Both teams donned gold laces on their cleats during the game, and programs with Go4theGoal’s mission were also available at the game. Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer was also support
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Prukop’s walk-off double brings SHU softball win over Hofstra

Down one run and to its final out, Alyssa Prukop delivered a pinch-hit, two-run, walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Seton Hall softball team to a 4-3 victory over Hofstra on a warm, sunny Tuesday afternoon at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field. The Pirates (19-15-1) were able to secure the win after getting two consecutive baserunners on with one out in the final inning of play. Hailey Arteaga walked and Darby Pandolfo was hit by a pitch before a strikeout, and then with tw
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

The Clery Act: An Inside Look At Josoph Henry

Before Josoph Henry raped and murdered Jeanne Clery at Lehigh University three decades ago, he spent a brief time on the Seton Hall campus participating in an academic program as a high school student. In an exclusive interview with The Setonian, Henry, a Newark native, said he visited the South Orange campus while he was a student at University High School in the 1980s. While no details survive of how much time Henry actually spent at  Seton Hall  or what he did while he was here, his actions
By Leah Carton
The Setonian

Seton Hall alum Nick Galis heading to Naismith Hall of Fame

A former Pirate will join the likes of Tracy McGrady, Bill Self and Rebecca Lobo when the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2107. It was announced on Saturday that Nikos “Nick” Galis will be enshrined, too. The former Seton Hall icon became the Euroleague’s all-time leading scorer while playing in his home country of Greece after starring for the Pirates in the late-1970s. In the 1978-79 season, Galis was superb for the Pirates, averaging 27.5 points per game as a senior.
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

Seton Hall’s offense awakens with 11 hits, grand slam in win over Princeton

Behind a grand slam and five RBIs from senior Joe Poduslenko, the Seton Hall Pirates were able to record 11 hits as a team on the way to a 14-3 victory over the Princeton Tigers on a clear, sunny Wednesday afternoon at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Pirates (12-10) received multi-hit efforts from Poduslenko as well as from Mike Alescio, and after scoring just four runs over three games against Connecticut, Seton Hall had themselves an offensive display in the winning effort. “We had some opportuni
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian

SHU softball thriving on veteran-rookie dynamic

The Seton Hall softball team swept the Inaugural Pirate Invitational over the past weekend, winning all four contests it played in, and winning three by way of the mercy rule. The Pirates seemed confident, relaxed and poised after fighting off cold weather conditions to take down its opponents. The team returns several starters from last season, and has also added in a few key freshmen newcomers. The upperclassmen core, however, has led to the Pirates being more trusting and supportive of each
By Matthew Lamb
The Setonian