MAY 2, 2019
SETONIAN VOLUME 100
Inside This Issue:
MAY GRADUATION ISSUE
Students speak for PHEAA Grant, the Jonas Brothers reunite & SHU athlete goes pro
Foreword Welcome to the May 2019 graduation issue! This year has flown by, and it’s hard to believe this is the final magazine the two of us will publish. We’ve loved the opportunity to serve as co-editors-in-chief together, and being a part of the Setonian for four years has been one of the most humbling experiences for both of us. So much hard work has been put into this issue, and we hope you enjoy the content from our dedicated writers. From writing and interviewing to copy-editing to our late nights spent laying out the magazine in our publications office, our team has been dedicated to creating a great magazine for the Seton Hill community to enjoy. As the two of us prepare for graduation, we are so excited to see what the future holds for the Setonian and its next editor-in-chief, Steve Dumnich. Steve has contributed so much to the Setonian these past few years, and we can’t thank him enough for all of his hard work. We know the future of the Setonian is in good hands. We would like to thank Annie Meyers, our news section editor, and Caitlin Srager, who is stepping up as online editor. The Setonian would not be successful without your contributions and hard work, and we are grateful for your continued dedication. Another thank you is in store for our advisor, Dr. Jerz, for supporting us these past few years. He has always pushed us to learn and achieve more, and we truly appreciate all of his encouragement and his dedication to helping us succeed. Finally, we want to thank all of you who read and support the Setonian. We truly believe in the importance of journalism in today’s society, and that would not be possible without a community that values a free press as well. Congratulations to all of the seniors graduating this May. All of us at the Setonian wish you the best of luck as you move forward in your future endeavors. Hazard yet forward!
Setonian May 2019 Magazine Staff
Co-Editors-in-Chief: Paige Parise & Haley Carnahan Online Editor: Steve Dumnich News Section Editor: Annie Meyers Lifestyle & Entertainment Section Editor: Austin Shaw Staff Writers: Caitlin Srager, Hannah Zunic, Abrianna Karg & Mark Nealon Contributors: Chelsi Havko Cartoonist: Rebecca Scassellati
Social Media Coordinators: Paige Parise Layout Staff: Haley Carnahan, Paige Parise, Annie Meyers & Steve Dumnich Advertisement Staff: Annie Meyers Advisor: Dennis G. Jerz, associate professor of English Cover photo: Annie Meyers Featured in cover photo: Brianna Green, Jasmine Andrews, Brian Davis & Justin Anderson
What’s New This Issue PHEAA Grant Rally------------------------4 Cleaning Up Campus---------------------6 Police Blotter--------------------------------9 Relaxation Through Art-----------------10 Human Trafficking Awareness--------11 100 SHU Things for 100 years------12 Setonian Centennial Celebration----16 Setonian Senior Staff-------------------18 Infographic: Class of 2019-------------19 Setonian Centennial: 1999-2019----20 Craig Drafted By Pro Team------------22 Spring Sports and Awards-------------24 "Avengers: Endgame" Review--------26 Alternative Facts of SHU Part 2------28 Step Team Hosts Showcase----------30 Jonas Brothers Reunion----------------32 Graduation Activity Page--------------34 Comic: Griffin Tips------------------------36 We welcome “Letters to the Editor” to provide an opportunity for readers to express their opinions in short letters. We also accept guest editorials for readers to express their opinions in a longer format. All submissions must be signed and a telephone number included for verification. Submissions will be edited for style, spelling, grammar, libel, length and appropriateness. Names will not be withheld. Send submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Opinions expressed in “Letters to the Editor,” and other columns and cartoons are not necessarily the opinion of the editors or staff of the Setonian. The Setonian is a separate entity from Seton Hill. Topics presented and opinions expressed within this publication are not endorsed by Seton Hill University.
Seton Hill University students rally for financial aid in Harrisburg
Sebastian Murabito, a senior history major at Seton Hill University, speaks in Harrisburg, Pa. during Student Aid Advocacy Day on April 9. SHU was one of three schools selected to have a speaker, and Murabito was chosen to represent SHU.
Seton Hill University students were among the crowd of approximately 200 students from schools across Pennsylvania to rally and advocate for student aid last month at the state capital. The group of 15 SHU students traveled to Harrisburg, Pa. on April 9 as part of Student Aid Advocacy Day, along with Adriel Hilton, dean of students and diversity officer, and Michael Cary, professor of history and political science. Along with a rally in support of the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) grant, students also were given the opportunity to meet with legislators within SHUâ€™s district and their home districts. The event was sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). SHU is a member of AICUP, and 40 private institutions were represented at the event.
Currently, Hilton said about 540 SHU students receive aid through the PHEAA grant, which is available to students who are residents of Pennsylvania. He said that a student can currently receive approximately $500-4,120 per year through the PHEAA grant. According to the PHEAA website, the amount a student can receive through the grant depends on income level and financial situation, along with the type of school the student is attending. The PHEAA site also states that nearly $11.4 billion has been awarded to Pennsylvania residents since 1965 through the state grant program. As the state of Pennsylvania attempts to balance its budget, proposals have been made to cut funding to the PHEAA grant. Hilton said the current proposal would decrease the amount of funding by approximately $700 per student each year.
Setonian Magazine “What average college student can come up with it greatly affects my peers and that is extremely important $700 on the spot?” said senior history major Sebastian to me,” said sophomore history and political science major Murabito. “That’s how much they want to take away from Shannon Hubble. “It was an unforgettable experience beus, and it’s wrong. For the preservation of education, they cause of the massive amount of energy in the room for the should continue to fund PHEAA.” various causes people were advocating for.” “We’re not just numbers on a spreadsheet – we’re “[The PHEAA grant] may not cover full tuition most students,” Murabito added. “Some of us come from good of the time, but it lessens the debt that students must backgrounds, some of us don’t. I have a good family back- live with on a day-to-day basis after graduation,” Hubble ground and I’m not added. “This way, scraping by, but my friends can focus some people don’t on their studies, inhave that. Cutting terests and passions from education is rather than massive the worst thing any amounts of debt civilization can do.” and how they will afOut of the 40 ford to pay it back.” institutions repreIn addition to sented at the event, attending the rally in three were chosen Harrisburg, the SHU by AICUP to have marketing departstudent speakers, ment created videos including SHU. Mufeaturing students rabito was the stuexplaining the signifdent selected to give icance of the PHEAA a speech on behalf grant to them. The of the university. videos were shared “I tried to reon SHU’s social mePictured above are 15 Seton Hill University students with history and political ally profess what I dia pages on April 9 science professor Michael Cary (far left), who all attended the Student Aid Advobelieve in education in conjunction with and how much it’s cacy Day in Harrisburg, Pa. on April 9. Student Aid Advoimportant for us to cacy Day. fund it,” Murabito said. “I felt really honored to be able to AICUP hosts a Student Aid Advocacy Day each year. share my story.” In addition to attending events like these rallies, Hilton said Murabito is one of the 540 students at SHU who re- contacting and writing to state representatives is a beneficeives funding through the PHEAA grant. In his speech, cial way to make a difference when it comes to advocacy. Murabito discussed how the PHEAA grant gave him “clarity “It was very impactful for me to see that funding for of mind” by helping him cover the rest of his tuition after higher ed from state legislature grants is important for stuhe was denied for a second parent PLUS loan. dents to be here,” Hilton said. “I want to make sure that all “It is in the best interest of our public to promote students enjoy their experience, but also that they have PHEAA, and we know that the future greatness of our the funding to be able to go here.” country depends more and more on providing our youth with a great education, and PHEAA grants are an imporPAIGE PARISE is a senior tant part of that,” Murabito said in his speech. communication and journalism While some of the students who attended the rally double major. She plays snare drum receive aid through the PHEAA grant, students who do not and is the drumline captain in the receive the PHEAA grant also went to support their peers. marching band. “The PHEAA grant does not affect me personally, but
Photos courtesy of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. Layout by P.Parise/Setonian.
Cleaning Up Campus
Seton Hill students take initiative to make campus environmentally-friendly “I think all of us see it every day: when there’s trash on the ground so many people just think that somebody else will pick it up and they just move on and go about their day,” said junior Becca Stewart. “But eventually somebody out of the group has to be that person who decides to pick it up and take two seconds out of their day to make everything better for everybody else. You have to be willing to be the person who’s going to step up and do what needs to be done.” Stewart was one of 50 people who participated in Seton Hill’s day of service on April 6 in honor of Earth Day. The service project encompassed trash removal at Mammoth Park, Sondra Lettrich Garden, Caritas Garden and SHU campus. On campus alone, students collected over 500 pounds of trash. The on-campus student volunteers were split into four teams, each one responsible for a section of campus. The teams were then challenged to clean up the most trash in terms of weight. Stewart’s seven person team collected over 200 pounds of trash from the hill above E Lot, winning them each a Visa gift card. “The clean up day makes you think of the impact that you have on the environment,” said Stewart, who has done community clean up with SHU in the past, volunteering at a site for recycling old tires. “You might not think about it, but if you put your trash in some place that isn’t
Photo courtesy of Darren Achtzehn.
a trash can, it can spread out to the community. I think an important thing that can help is just for everyone to put their trash where it’s meant to be.” The idea for the clean up day originated from a Campus Ministry sponsored “I Scream Social,” where students have the opportunity to voice their suggestions on how to improve SHU. From there, Marissa Haynes, the coordinator of service outreach, worked with Peer Ministry to make the idea into reality. “The event exceeded my expectations. Students were very involved and talked a lot about possible changes when reflecting on their experience,” Haynes said. The student volunteers suggested adding more trash receptacles in more accessible places around campus, putting covers on the open outdoor bins and buying bigger cans to cut down on the trash that ends up across campus. “While I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m the best at being environmentally conscious, I think it’s really important for trash to be put where it’s meant to be,” Stewart said. “We’re sharing an environment with other animals that live on the Hill, and eventually something is going to get picked up by groundhogs or birds that will negatively impact the wildlife that live here.” The campus clean up day is just one part of SHU’s efforts to be a more environmentally conscious school. Starting in 2009, Darren Achtzehn, the director of
Setonian Magazine food services at SHU, began visiting other universities to The dining hall uses a competitive reduction process develop ideas on how to reduce SHU’s carbon footprint, to cut down down on edible scrap waste ends in the kitchespecially in the dining hall. en. Each department competes against one another to “We realized what we needed to change was the continue to reduce the amount of food scraps produced. culture so that this wouldn’t be something that would The ends are then used as fertilizer in the flower gardens go away after people graduated, we wouldn’t keep hand- across campus. The vegetable garden does not receive ing the baton off to the next person,” said Achtzehn, who compost from the dining hall so that the produce grown was put on a committee to do EPA self inspections to see there remains 100% organic. where SHU stood in comparison to other schools. “We foThe dining hall has also gone trayless and strawcused on the reduce aspect of the recycle triangle, put- less, reducing plastic waste as well as conserving water. ting together a pledge Achtzehn introduced resystem for students to usable to-go containers sign that they would rein 2010. He also switched duce things like their from styrofoam soup time in the shower and bowls to paper ones, and how much paper they replaced plastic coffee printed. At the involvestirrers with wooden rement fair we gave away cyclable ones. Achtzehn an Earth mug, which was is currently working on a recyclable mug, to evfinding an environmenery student who signed a tally-friendly and affordpledge form. We thought able alternative to the if we gave away 200 of styrofoam to-go cups. those we would make “We did a partan impactful difference; nership with the Sisters we ended up passing out of Charity four years 470 of those and made a ago to create commuhuge impact. That raised nity gardens with them,” an awareness on camAchtzehn said. “We have pus.” a bat house, a small butAchtzehn then terfly garden, and this started a garden, where spring is the last of the he and student-volun- Pictured above is the group of students who collected the most garden installations, it teers could grow vegeta- trash (200 pounds) during Seton Hill's campus clean up on April will be a full butterfly bles to use in the dining 6 in honor of Earth Day. Photo courtesy of Marissa Haynes. wildflower onset piece hall. The farm to table to help the butterflies initiative (crops harvested from the garden are served and bees. The potatoes and onions that are grown belowroughly 20 minutes after being brought into the dining ground in the garden are divided between the Sisters, Sehall), as well as buying locally, cut down on carbon used to ton Hill and the community food bank to create the cycle bring food to SHU. of giving back.” The garden, which was originally 10 feet wide and Achtzehn has more environmentally-friendly initia15 feet long and housed just 12 pepper plants and 20 to- tives already in progress. He plans to plant a peach tree matoes, is now 300 feet by 200 feet long. Achtzehn and orchard on campus to grow fresh peaches for the dining student volunteers plant a variety of fruits and vegetables hall and donate to the community. He is also working to that the dining hall serves including 400 pepper plants and transplant Concord grape vines already growing in West300 tomato plants as well as beets, beans, squash, cucum- moreland County on campus to produce grape jelly for the bers and corn. The herb garden growing on campus pro- dining hall. vides fresh clippings in-house. --Continued on page 15 Layout by S.Dumnich/Setonian and P.Parise/Setonian.
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April 23 at 11:30 “Miscellaneous food items were reported missing from the Boyle Science Center Vibe.” April 23 at 01:15 “Students residing at the Maple Ave. apartments reported items missing.”
SATA takes on mental health issues with art therapy The Student Art Therapy Association hosted an “antianxiety chill sesh” that was open to all students last month. They are also conducting a year-long project about student mental health. “Essentially, we are curious about whether Seton Hill is doing enough for its student body regarding mental health,” said Jess Minckley, president of SATA. “SHU has an institutional responsibility to not only educate its students but to care for their well being. There are many offices and groups and workshops that are in service of this end. Art Therapy would like to play a bigger role in the community in this way, through a student-led peer support initiative using creative practices.” “Later in the year, we will be putting together a PSA art poster on mental health crisis situations: what to do if someone you know is in crisis,” Minckley said. “We believe stress and its resultant anxiety and depression are facts of the student experience, and that it is a matter of public health to care for these issues in the lives of our community members. It's a sad fact that if untreated, these conditions can be deadly.” The American Art Therapy Association states that “art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, cre-
ative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” “As art therapy practitioners, we believe in the healing and transformative power of the act of creative expression,” Minckley said. One goal of the SATA sessions is to support “personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns.” Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress and advance societal and ecological change, Minckley said. “The bottom line is we want to be involved,” Minckley said. “We have undergraduate and graduate students at the Arts Complex, and the graduates rarely interact with the students on the Hill. We want to be a better part of the SHU community and the first step is awareness.” HALEY CARNAHAN is a senior journalism major from North Huntingdon, Pa. She loves music, theatre and Spider-man.
Senior seminar class fights human trafficking “A lot of people have ence, including the difa tendency to view huficult choices they must man trafficking as somemake,” Swaney said. thing that only happens The second portion in big cities or other counof the event was a presentries, but don't realize tation from the Blackburn that it's happening right Center. The presentation here in Greensburg,” said gave attendees a glimpse Lauren Swaney, senior into the prevalence of social work major. “It's trafficking, warning signs something that might afand trafficking tactics, fect your friends, family or Swaney said. neighbors and it's impor“We’re really gratetant to be aware of that.” ful for Blackburn Center On April 24, Swaney for helping us put on our and the rest of her senior event,” said Maryanne seminar class held an inWhite, a senior social teractive information seswork and psychology sion on human trafficking. major also in the senior The event, which was acseminar class. “We hope companied by a presentaby working with Blacktion from the Blackburn burn Center that we will Center, was held in the educate people, raise Greensburg room. awareness about human “We hope that stutrafficking and help save dents and the community lives.” took away that human According to their trafficking can happen to website, Blackburn Cenanyone, but it might not ter’s vision is to have a always look like a scene Students participate in the human trafficking simulation, which world free from all viofrom the movie ‘Taken,’” was followed by a presentation from the Blackburn Center for lence, including domestic Swaney said. “We hope a senior seminar event. Photos courtesy of Lauren Swaney. and sexual violence. Blackthat those that attend this burn Center has a free 24 event will have a better hotline, 724-836-1122 or understanding of the experience that victims have, but 1-888-832-2272, which has a counselor on call. also are aware of the facts and myths surrounding human trafficking.” CAITLIN SRAGER is a sophomore The event was split into two parts. The first activity communication major. She is the was a human trafficking simulation where students had class of 2021 secretary, a writing conto put themselves in the shoes of someone being human sultant at the Writing Center and a trafficked. The choices students made determined if they member of the Communication Club survived the event or were successfully human trafficked. and Enactus. “Although the horror of being trafficked is unimaginable, this activity shows a piece of what victims experi-
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100 Features of Seton Hill University
The administration building is one of the most recognizable buildings on Seton Hill's campus.
Seton Hill University celebrated its centennial year in 2018 with its 100th graduating class. This year was the Setonian's turn to celebrate this milestone with its 100th year of publication. In honor of the Setonian's centennial, the Setonian staff compiled a list of 100 different things that make SHU the place it is today. The list ranges from SHU's identity to its buildings to its traditions held each year. There are also some more amusing aspects included about scenarios that many SHU students can relate to (everyone has struggled to find a parking spot on campus at some point). There are many aspects of SHU that make it the place it is today. Not everything could be included on this list, but here are 100 of the many features that SHU has to offer.
2. “Hazard Yet Forward” 3. Elizabeth Ann Seton 4. Sisters of Charity 5. Catholic identity 6. The Griffin 7. Red and gold 8. “This Way Up” 9. “Let me hear your Griffin roar!” 10. 100 years 11. Liberal arts education 12. Academics in all areas of study
13. Buildings & Beauty Around Campus 14. The trees lining Seton Hill Drive 15. Architecture like Hogwarts 16. Dining hall 17. The Cove 18. The cemetery 19. The SHUttle 20. The Archives 21. Havey Clock 22. The Garden 23. The tunnels 24. Holocaust Center
Setonian Magazine 25. Parlors 26. The bright pastel colors of Cecilian Hall 27. Caritas Christi 28. The empty pool 29. The rumored sixth floor of Admin
30. Student Life
31. Athletics 32. Griffin Guides 33. SHGA 34. Seton Hill Programming Board 35. The Setonian 36. Eye Contact 37. Therapy dogs 38. Study abroad trips 39. Rumors of ghosts on campus 40. Ghost tours 41. Intramural sports 42. Sherri Ventrone waiting at the front desk with a smile 43. Driving down the hill after a long day of class
45. Welcome Weekend 46. Involvement Fair 47. Pep rallies 48. Target Takeover 49. Christmas on the Hill 50. Tree planting ceremony 51. Crib ceremony 52. Celebration of Writing 53. Mystery Trips 54. Homecoming 55. Lunch with Liz 56. The sod every semester
The White Rabbit is one of the most popular places that Seton Hill students visit in Greensburg to hang out and study.
57. Technology 58. Macbooks 59. Laptop stickers 60. iPads 61. Canvas 62. GriffinGate 63. SHINE 64. MySHU
65. Familiar Faces 66. Professors 67. Sister Moe 68. Bill Black 69. President Finger 70. Darren
72. Arts Center 73. Performing Arts Center 74. Offutt Field 75. White Rabbit trips 76. Taking photos in the art alley 77. Rialto 78. Walmart runs
79. Relatable SHU Scenarios
80. 2 a.m. study sessions in any possible classroom on campus 81. The smell of (burnt) popcorn and cheap cologne in the dorm halls Archivist Bill Black speaks at the Class of 2018's tree planting ceremony, which took place in April of 2017.
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Feature Section 82. The sound of bouncing lacrosse balls 83. Turf wars over caf. booths 84. Giving complicated directions to Dominoâ€™s delivery drivers 85. Feeling like an animal in a zoo when tours walk by 86. Pausing complaints about school as tours pass 87. RAs who are very enthusiastic about being RAs 88. Brightly colored fliers, all made on Canva, everywhere 89. Weird conversations in Lowe Hallway 90. Having nowhere to eat on campus after 7 p.m. on a Saturday 91. Fire alarms caused by people vaping 92. Not being able to walk 20 feet without someone saying hi to you 93. Cockroaches 94. People catching food on fire in the microwaves 95. False fire alarms
96. Sketchy elevators 97. Swamps created by laundry machines 98. Screaming radiators in main complex dorms 99. Walking the E lot stairs 100. Struggling to find a parking spot
Parking is a constant struggle for Seton Hill students, especially commuters who just want a spot in A Lot.
Along with the buildings and architecture on campus, Seton Hill's natural beauty is one of its most prominent features.
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Setonian Magazine --Continued from “Cleaning Up Campus” on page 7 “Students eat about 15-20 pounds of grape jelly a week, so we want to be able to produce that inhouse and get a reduction in the amount of sugars and other things to make it a more healthy product,” Achtzehn said. In the long-term, Achtzehn hopes to use a high dome hoop house to grow hydroponic lettuce. Using hydroponics, which is growing plants in nutrient-rich water instead of soil, the greenhouse could grow 900 heads of lettuce every 55 days. Instead of using domesticate water from a faucet, the water used for the plants will be collected rain off of the high dome. Achtzehn hopes to use primarily solar energy to power the hydroponics system and remain off Student volunteers help harvest last year's bean crop in the garden on Seton Hill's campus. The fruits and vegetables harvested from the garden are used in the grid as much as possible. What Achtzehn calls “the the dining hall, which helps cut down the carbon needed to bring food to SHU. dream team piece” is to convert the the french fry oil would produce water instead of carbon oil used for making french fries in the dining hall to fuel exhaust, reducing SHU’s use of fossil fuels. It would also, that can run the lawn mowers on campus. The burning of Achtzehn said, smell like popcorn.
“I am horrible at flying colors to say look what we’re doing, look what we’re doing. If somebody come in with an idea and asks ‘Can we do it?,’ absolutely we’ll figure out how to make it happen,” Achtzehn said. “We only have one Earth, there’s not a back up plan,” Achtzehn said. “It’s like my dad used to always tell me, you take care of the folks you have around you and the tools that you have in this world, it will last you a good long while. But you have to be the person that does that, you have to take care of this. So I see it as my personal mission on campus to at least educate people to the process. There’s only one Earth, this is all we have.”
Shown above is a day's worth of harvest from last season. The vegetables are harvested from the garden on Seton Hill's campus and are used in the dining hall.
CHELSI HAVKO is a freshman English major with a minor in environmental studies. She enjoys reading, writing and watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix.
Photos courtesy of Darren Achtzehn. Layout by P.Parise/Setonian.
Celebrating 100 Years of the Setonian In December 1919, The Setonian published its first-ever newspaper. 100 years later, the Setonian is still going strong. The 2018-2019 academic year marked the 100th volume of the Setonian. Throughout the year, we have featured highlights from each decade of the Setonian’s newspapers from 1919 all the way up until 2019. To wrap up the Setonian’s centennial year, we wanted to give readers a brief overview of our publication’s long history. The very first issue of the Setonian was published in December 1919, one year after Seton Hill celebrated its first graduating class. Helen Cronin Schmadel took the lead as the Setonian’s first Editor-inChief. The Setonian’s first issue credited 20 staff members, including a censor. Today, the Setonian has a faculty advisor who helps ensure the publication runs smoothly, but the students make the decisions about what gets published. Throughout the past 100 years, the Setonian has obviously undergone various changes and adapted. In addition to changes in writing style as journalism has evolved, the Setonian began including more and more photos and images as technology continued to evolve. The Setonian has also documented significant changes and events throughout SHU’s history, from the construction of Sullivan Hall in the 1920s to the celebration of SHU’s 100th graduating class in 2018. After a drop in student interest, the Setonian almost dissolved its publication in the 1970s. Instead, the staff published few issues each year that decade, until there was a resurgence of student interest in the 1980s. Since then, the Setonian has been going strong.
Setonian Magazine The very nature of publication began to change in the 2000s. In 2004, the Setonian launched its own website through the university and began publishing content online. As social media began to grow in popularity, the Setonian created pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Even the format of the Setonian has changed. The Setonian is no longer printed as a traditional Left: The Setonian's first editor-in-chief, Helen Cronin Schmadel. Right: The Setonian's current co-editors-in-chief, Haley Carnahan and Paige Parise. newspaper, but transitioned to a magazine a few years ago. Despite this change in format, the Setonian is still the student voice of the Hill and strives to produce quality news articles and content abiding by the standards of journalism. In the very first issue of the Setonian, the editors published the following: â€œRunning a college journal requires much patience and strenuous effort, and we are ready to furnish these in abundance; moreover, we are aware that our paper may now lack the journalistic polish which only experience can secure; but we shall welcome and try to profit by constructive criticism, and we hope that in a short time The Setonian will earn a place among college journals of the foremost rank.â€? The original Setonian editors started this publication from nothing, with little experience themselves. However, they made up for any lack in experience with their enthusiasm and passion for writing, during a time before any type of journalism curriculum existed at SHU. We commend the first Setonian editors for their dedication to starting this publication, and to all the Setonian editors and staff members who helped maintain the 100-year tradition of documenting the history of SHU. Hereâ€™s to the next 100 years!
The Setonian may have changed the way it lays out its print publication, but one thing that hasn't changed is working together!
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Graduating Setonian Staff
Celebrating Our Graduating Staff Haley Carnahan
I absolutely cannot believe I’m graduating from Seton Hill. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from high school. It certainly wasn’t easy, but I am blessed with such a wonderful support system of friends and family. I’ve not only become a stronger journalist, but a stronger person. Being a part of the Setonian has connected me with some of my best friends, improved my leadership and writing skills and given me some of the greatest college memories. One of the biggest things I’m looking forward to is taking my first trip on a plane to London, England with the criminal justice program after graduation. I’m also excited to sleep again after finals and summer adventures with my favorite people. I hope one day you’ll see me on television as an investigative journalist. On top of my professors, I would also like to thank my mom, God and my dogs for being there for me throughout it all.
When I first came to Seton Hill, all I knew was that I wanted to be a writer. After joining the Setonian staff my first semester, I have only fallen in love with writing even more. My passion eventually influenced me to add journalism as my second major, and I take great pride in graduating with degrees in both communication and journalism. Throughout my four years at Seton Hill, I have accomplished more than I ever thought was possible and created friendships that will last a lifetime. I’ll never forget the memories I made here, from the late nights in our publications office to drumming at football games with the marching band. After graduation, I plan to find a full-time job in the communication or journalism field. I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I’m excited for this next chapter of my life, and grateful for all of the opportunities Seton Hill has given me to make me the person I am today.
These past four years have held a lot of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change my time here at SHU whatsoever. Being a part of the Setonian staff has truly helped me to hone my writing, and while I may not have done much writing for the publication, I’m extremely proud of what I’ve done as each article has pushed me to do better. My plans for after graduation are to sleep for the next year and cry until someone gives me a job. Wait, what? I can’t do that! Sorry, I’ve just been told those aren’t actual plans and I can’t do that. All jokes aside, my current plans are to find a job in the publishing field, ideally in New York. Other future plans include being financially stable enough to provide a good life for my future dogs.
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Celebrating 100 Years: The Setonianâ€™s History
1999-2009 Librarian Judith Koveleskie was featured on "Jeopardy" in 2008.
In 1999, the Administration building temporarily closed to allow for renovations. Among the many improvements to the building were accommodations for computer access and air conditioning units.
In 2006, SHU athletics made the switch to NCAA Division II from NAIA.
Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center was being constructed during this decade.
In 2009, the Setonian featured an article about the first LECOM student at SHU, Alexandria Cisowski.
After her passing in 2013, students lined the sidewalk up Seton Hill Drive to watch as President JoAnne Boyle made her final trip up the Hill.
Mary Finger, the 10th president of SHU, was inaugurated at a ceremony May 1, 2014.
"The Awkward Girl's Guide to Living with Roommates" is still one of the top trending articles on setonianonline.com.
A memorial was held in Saint Joseph's Chapel in memory of women's lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley.
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Athletics Section SHU athlete gets drafted by professional lacrosse team “It’s hard to put into words what my time here at Se- because he started the recruitment process late. SHU was ton Hill has done for me both personally and athletically interested in recruited Craig since day one and visiting SHU because I’m still very much on this journey,” said Brett was a big commitment for the soon to be NCAA athlete. Craig, a senior communication major at Seton Hill Universi“Coming to the states 100% revolved around playing ty, “but reflecting on the past four years, the coaches, play- lacrosse. I knew if I wanted to play lacrosse at the colleers and staff here have done an incredible number on my giate level it would be in America,” Craig said. growth as both a Craig only person and player.” had three falls to Craig is from play in front of colCalgary, Alberta lege coaches and Canada where he Coach Harrington, started playing former SHU lahockey at the age crosse coach, at of four. Lacrosse the time was very soon came into the diligent on getting picture and stuck Craig to become a for good with Craig SHU Griffin. when his parents “I think after wanted him to parbeing on campus ticipate in some I knew that Seton sort summer sport. Hill was my choice “My family as everything about has been nothing being on campus short of incredible and around the for me in terms of team was what I playing both both was looking for,” lacrosse and field. said Craig. “I took a My dad especially. gap year after high Being an only child school to really give growing up, he was Brett Craig, No. 15, for the SHU men’s lacrosse team is pictured above running with myself the best opalways in the back- the ball on the field during a game. Craig plays as a long stick midfielder. During his portunity to select yard with me pass- 2019 season with the Griffins lacrosse team, Craig had a season high of six caused the best fit and I ing around, help- turnovers against Molloy and a total of 23 for the year. felt and still do feel ing me out, which that Seton Hill gave was awesome as we were both figuring out the sport for me that opportunity.” the first time,” Craig said. Craig, No. 15 for the Griffin’s men’s lacrosse team, is From then on, Craig would eventually go on to play a long stick midfielder (LSM). During his time at SHU, Craig field lacrosse for his hometown high school in Calgary, has tallied a total of 15 goals through the 2016-18 seasons. Crescent Heights. Following this past season he has recorded a total of four “I had the opportunity to be recruited and the entire goals for the 2019 season. Craig made the ECAC All Rookie process, my parents were both very involved with helping Team Selection during 2016 freshman season and USILA out and figuring out what would be the best option for me. All American as a third team selection in his 2017 sophoUltimately, I know for a fact I wouldn’t be where I am today more and 2018 junior seasons. without their confidence and support,” Craig said. “My biggest influence would have to be my coaches Soon Craig would be visiting the states and coming growing up. I have had incredible role models coaching to SHU due to the fact he lived in Western Canada and me from a young age starting in minor with Troy Mclean
Setonian Magazine and Brad Warrington, moving into junior with Andrew McBride, Dane Dobbie, Jesse Fehr, Jake Hayes and Mitch Banister, and field lacrosse with Geoff and Bob Snider. Being coached by professional lacrosse players who know the game so well made me want to pursue the best version of myself possible,” Craig said. Following up to his senior year in 2019, Craig received news that paid off on all of his hard work at SHU. March 9 was the day Craig was drafted 39th overall by the Atlanta Blaze in the 2019 MLL draft. “After getting picked by Atlanta, it is still very surreal as I’m still here at Seton Hill playing, so I don’t think it has completely settled in for me yet. It was extremely exciting to see my name called at the draft beBrett Craig, No. 15 for the SHU men’s lacrosse team, is pictured above playing cause being a D2 guy, it’s hard to really get for the Elev8 lacrosse team. Elev8 is an elite lacrosse team based out of Calthat spotlight behind all the incredible tal- agary, Alberta, Canada. Elev8 was founded by Geoff Snider in 2007 to develop ent in Division I,” Craig said. players and get them ready for the highest level of field and box lacrosse. Craig has not signed to the Atlanta “The past three to four years, I really made the mindBlaze yet due to the fact he is still an NCAA athlete. Following graduation in the spring of 2019, he will set change to pursue to lacrosse as much as I could, and be going down to Atlanta and going through pre-season now that this opportunity is present, I’m very humbled but also aware that there is plenty of hard work to be done in camp and working to fill in a roster spot. order to continue on this path,” Craig said. Craig’s future plans right now are set on pursuing the route of professional lacrosse with the NLL draft coming up this September. Also, he will be going back to Calgary to work with Elev8, the club team that Craig played field for and who he has worked with during his time playing at SHU as well. “Growing upon what it takes to compete at an elite level with such a great group of guys has really driven me to act that same way on a personal level as well. Furthermore, I think the opportunities that have arisen for me from playing at [SHU] are something that I never imagined would once happen, and am currently entirely grateful for,” Craig said.
Brett Craig, No. 15, for the SHU men’s lacrosse team tallied a season high of 10 ground balls against Indianapolis on Feb. 16. Craig had a total of 80 for the 2019 year.
STEVE DUMNICH is a junior journalism new-media major. He enjoys fishing and hiking in his spare time and is also very into photography and religiously into 2K and NHL.
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Griffins strive for postseason success and prepare for annual sports awards
Although the end of the semester is quickly ap- to an overall record of 11-7, and also have a record of 8-4 proaching, many of the spring sports teams at Seton Hill in conference play. University are attempting to extend their seasons for as SHU travels to play the second game of the tournalong as possible. ment against West Chester University, the No. 1 team in After winning back-to-back PSAC championships in the PSAC, on May 3 on 1 p.m. The Griffins were also re2017 and 2018, the men’s lacrosse team clinched the No. 1 cently awarded with five all conference players, and head seed in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference this season. coach Courtney Grove was named PSAC Lacrosse Coach of The Griffins won their semithe Year. final game against Walsh The softball team also University on May 2, advancclinched a spot in the PSAC ing to the championships to Tournament this year. After play Mercyhurst University dropping the first game to on May 4 at Dick’s Sporting West Chester University Goods Field at noon. on May 1, the Griffins won The men’s lacrosse their second game against team currently has an overBloomsburg University the all record of 12-3 and a next day. However, their perfect 5-0 in PSAC play. season ended with a loss Multiple members of the against Gannon University team have received weekly on May 2. G-MAC awards this season, Under first-year head including senior Brett Craig, coach Jessica Strong, the redshirt juniors John Hofs- The SHU softball team is one of the spring sports teams that softball team finished the eth and Bennett Johnson advanced to the postseason this year. Photo from SHU Athletics. season with an overall reand juniors Max Eismann cord of 28-18 overall and a and Jay Scerbo. The Griffins also recently took away five of record of 13-7 in conference play. Among the weekly PSAC the six major G-MAC awards. award-winners this season were sophomore Skyla Greco Men’s lacrosse is not the only team attempting to and freshman Morgan Toal. go for a three-peat. Last year, the baseball team won the The track and field teams have participated and PSAC Championship for the second year in a row. The emerged victorious in multiple competitions throughout team's success also earned them a spot in last year's NCAA the spring season. Among these competitions were the Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. PSAC indoor championships in February. The women’s As of May 2, the baseball team has an overall record team finished in sixth place, and the men’s team finished of 27-19 and 16-10 in PSAC play. The Griffins clinched a in fifth place, tying their best-ever finish at indoor chamspot in this year’s PSAC Tournament with two games re- pionships. Along with second place finishes by multiple maining in the regular season. members of teams, Ameriah Walters (200 meter dash) and Among the Griffins on the baseball team who have Dontay Jacobs (400 meter dash) defended their titles by received weekly PSAC awards are senior Andrew Chuba, finishing first place in their respective events. junior Tommy Pellis and sophomore George Coyle. The track and field teams will be participating in the The women’s lacrosse team won the first game of Mountaineer Open on May 4, followed by the PSAC Chamthe PSAC Tournament with a victory against Indiana Uni- pionships from May 9-11 and the NCAA DII National Chamversity of Pennsylvania on April 30. The Griffins improved pionships from May 23-25.
Setonian Magazine The end of the semester also means it's time for the annual Griffin Sports Awards on May 6 at 7 p.m. This year, the awards will take place at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg instead of SHU’s Performing Arts Center. The event is also open to the public for the first time at $10 per ticket. SHU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the first GSA’s in 2017. According to the SHU Athletics website, the GSA’s “commemorate the outstanding accomplishments” of SHU’s student-athletes. Below are the nominations for this year’s awards, which are for the 2018 calendar year.
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year: Tommy Pellis (Baseball), Nathan Davis (Basketball), Jack Wardale (Soccer) Female Scholar Athlete of the Year: Jessica Hanson (Volleyball), Madison Schwerzler (Soccer), Megan Smoulder (Golf), Kaitlyn Germanoski (Track & Field) Comeback Athlete of the Year Award: Billy Bowlen (Wrestling), Michael Bryia (Baseball), Ardell Brown (Football), Alexis Dailey (Lacrosse) Male Rookie of the Year: Malik McKinney (Basketball), Tormod Simonsen (Soccer), David St Clair The 2018 Griffin Sports Awards were hosted by student-athletes Miles Sexton and Katie Wenson. Photo from Westmoreland Sports Network. (Lacrosse) Female Rookie of the Year: Alyssa Neast (Soccer), Alexis Cunningham (Cross Country), Laken Ryen (Softball) Coach of the Year: Rick Hall (Volleyball), Marc Marizzaldi (Baseball), Brian Novotny (Lacrosse) Male Team of the Year: Baseball, Lacrosse, Track & Field Female Team of the Year: Basketball, Equestrian, Softball, Volleyball Male Athlete of the Year: Dontay Jacobs (Track & Field), Brett Craig (Lacrosse), Damon Greenwald (Wrestling) PAIGE PARISE is a senior Female Athlete of the Year: Viktoria Farian (Volleycommunication and journalism ball), Megan Marecic (Basketball), Skye Christian double major. She plays snare drum and is the drumline captain in the (Cross Country) marching band.
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"Endgame" brings the end of an era
Marvel’s “Avengers: Endthe characters (like Cap and Tony) game” marked the end of a 22 based on fan theories. While this movie narrative known as the Indidn’t detract from the severe finity Saga. During opening weekemotional distress I felt for their end, “Endgame” raked in $1.2 bilfates, it also made it less impactful. lion worldwide. The film also broke The peak moment for me in the record for biggest domestic the film was when all the snapped opening in history with $350 milcharacters re-emerged from Doclion surpassing the previous record tor Strange’s circle spell to aid Cap, of $250 million from “Avengers: InTony and Thor in the fight against finity War,” according to vox.com. 2014 Thanos. This was quickly folThe film was a breathtaklowed by Captain America being ing conclusion to an 11 year roller able to wield Mjolnir, Thor’s trustcoaster of emotions for Marvel ed hammer that can only be held fans. Although there are parts of by the “worthy.” dismay for the colorful band of he“Endgame” featured TONS of roes, the film frequently had comic Easter Eggs in references to past relief to ease the more intense and movies and the comics. It also insincere moments. cluded the last of the Stan Lee Although the true purpose of cameos since his passing in late the film is the sequel to the events 2018. from “Infinity War” and how to The downfalls: the time travreverse what had happened after el concept was difficult to underPhoto from imdb.com. Thanos snapped away half of the stand even with their explanations universe’s existence, the film serves more purpose to the and every 10 minutes I kept asking “where the heck is fans. "Endgame" wraps up many character arcs and story Carol?” Seriously, Captain Marvel was so hyped up to only details that emerged a decade ago. appear in 15 minutes of screen time. Despite it being the end of an era, “Endgame” left many doors open for new stories and timelines. Live-acWARNING: SPOILERS INCOMING! tion shows "WandaVision," "Hawkeye," "Loki" and "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" have all been announced for DisThe movie opens immediately after the Snap, with ney’s new streaming service, Disney+. the remaining heroes gathering to figure out their next All in all, on top of it being a humorous, beautifully move. They then flash forward to five years after the Snap filmed flick, it was also an experience to sit in a theater to to 2023. watch the conclusion to over a decade of MCU films with Scott Lang, who was seen being trapped in the Quanother Marvel fans. Action scenes took a backseat to chartum Realm at the end of “Ant-man and the Wasp” as a reacter development and an end to our beloved superhesult of the Snap, escaped because of a rat stepping on the roes’ arcs. controls to the portal. Now keep the Quantum Realm in Marvel features a lot of great heroes but some of the mind, because the rules of time and space don’t apply to most notable character arcs that are concluded in "Endthis dimension. game" include the Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man. The next two hours showcase the team travelling In “The Avengers” (2012) we see the very beginning back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones before Thanos of a character arc for Bruce Banner, portrayed by Mark can collect them. Ruffalo. The Hulk in the Infinity Saga Avengers is similar I personally expected several of the outcomes of to the alternate versions of Hulk in the comics. Fans have
Setonian Magazine seen Bruce at his very worst struggling with the uncontrollable Hulk from seeing him take on the form of Planet Hulk in “Thor Ragnarok” (2017.) Finally in 2019, fans got the chance to encounter Banner as the one and only Professor Hulk, who has the brains of Banner but the strength of the Incredible Hulk. Captain America, played by Chris Evans, has one of the more interesting character arcs in the Marvel franchise. Unlike Tony Stark, Steve Rogers grew up during the height of the Depression. Rogers is portrayed as a scrawny young adult who couldn’t enlist in the war with his best friend Bucky Barnes, played by Sebastian Stan. Becoming a super soldier, Rogers emerges from ice with the loss of not only Bucky, but also Agent Peggy Carter, his past love, and his whole culture from Brooklyn that will forever rest in the past. Fans watch Rogers grow into an individual who is willing to go against the authority of the United States to protect the world from dangers and bad guys. He travels back in time to return the Infinity Stones using the last of the Pym Particles. Rogers never comes back to the present because he stays with Peggy. Rogers eventually returns but much older and retired from the wielding shield. The character arc concludes when Rogers passes the shield onto Sam Wilson, who previously held the mantle of Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie. “Endgame” is the last surprise for the heart and soul of the team, Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., who does “whatever it takes” to save his family and friends. Tony promised Pepper Potts that there will be no more surprises. Over the past decade, fans have watched as Tony Stark’s ego and heroism has led up to his final moments with his death in “Endgame.” We have seen a small glimpse of Tony’s soft side in “Iron Man 3” when Harley Keener gets the hero out his emotional state and that he is a mechanic at heart. Fans get another chance in “Endgame” to see the soft side yet again, as Stark is retired as Iron Man and now lives with Pepper and their daughter, Morgan. Stark is soon pulled back in when members of the team turn to him to help with time travel. Tony has always played by the rules hence his actions in “Captain America: Civil War”. The film portrays Tony as once again following the rules but this time the rules of the time stone. In “Endgame”, Tony asks Dr. Strange in the final battle if this is the one possible future he saw in “Infinity
War” that resulted in a victory. Although Dr. Strange never answers him, Tony was the key all along. Right before taking the infinity stones from Thanos in the last stretch of the movie, Dr. Strange holds up one finger to imply that this is the one possibility for victory. Tony then snaps away Thanos and his army but, being that he is a mortal, Iron Man’s fate is soon met as he passes away on the battlefield. “I love you, 3000” are some of the famous last words Marvel fans will forever mutter from Tony Stark. Soon fans are right there with their heroes at Tony’s funeral. The film paid the ultimate tribute to Tony as there was no end-credits scene but rather audio of Tony building the first Iron Man suit in the cave of Afghanistan. This is speculation, of course, but it all started with Tony and now it ends with the sound of Tony putting together small parts to shape the future of the Avengers. HALEY CARNAHAN is a senior journalism major from North Huntingdon, Pa. She loves music, theatre and Spider-man.
STEVE DUMNICH is a junior journalism new-media major. He enjoys fishing and hiking in his spare time and is also very into photography and religiously into 2K and NHL.
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Top 10 Alternative Facts of SHU Part 2
Last year, an article swept through campus: a list of facts about SHU. Students were learning new facts about the university they loved. They were learning some alternative facts about SHU. And now, there are 10 more facts that have come to light for students to learn of. 1. Seton Hill is going to have a new mascot in the fall. Our beloved Griffin is retiring and our new mascot shall be a duckling. 2. For a quicker way up the hill, the university is installing an incline for students to ride up the hill. 3. Kylie Jenner is pregnant again and is hiding out in the woods on campus. 4. A student in DeChantal Hall brought a Roomba with them to campus.
An alternative entrance to Narnia is behind the clothing rack in the career closet. Photo by H.Carnahan/Setonian.
Everything was fine until spring break when the Roomba became sentient and escaped the dorm room. It did not leave the building though and still roams the building. 5. Many students have been telling their professors that they have thrown out their textbooks because they do not â€œspark joy.â€?
The students in the library try summoning a wifi connection at the beginning of the semester. Photo by H.Carnahan/Setonian.
6. Earlier in the semester, campus security was called to investigate a report of a summoning circle going on in the technology center in Reeves Library. Once there, no students were present, but campus security did in fact find the remnants of a summoning circle that involved a USB drive, wifi router and lap-
Setonian Magazine top. It is believed that the students were attempting to summon an internet connection. 7. Not only is Kylie Jenner living in the woods on campus, it is believed that both a sphinx and leprechaun live there as well. 8. Saint Elizabeth Ann Setonâ€™s ghost has been spotted praying in the chapel at night. It is believed that her spirit has been residing in the figure of her during the day. 9. Behind the racks of clothing in the Career Closet, you can find the entrance to Narnia. Are you willing to sell your family for a bite of Turkish Delight? 10. It is said that if the ceiling fans in Lowe Dining Hall are ever turned off, it will bring forth the end of the world.
The stairs going to E Lot will also be replaced by an incline for quick travel across campus. Photo by P.Parise/Setonian.
Darren Achtzehn controls the fan speed in Lowe Dining Hall, so he also basically holds the fate of the world in his hands. Photo by H.Carnahan/Setonian.
What others characters can be found hiding in the woods behind campus? Photo by H.Carnahan/Setonian.
HANNAH ZUNIC is a senior English literature major and communication minor at Seton Hill. In her spare time, you can find her reading a horror novel or drinking coffee.
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SHU steps up with campus showcase event to empower schools
Seton Hill University step team and invited dance and step teams pose for a photo after the April 12 step show event, with SHU stepping into a win and donating to their own step team fund to raise money to do bigger things. Photo by Samantha Zajdel.
Friday, April 12 Seton Hill University witnessed a showstopper event, the first step team show on campus. SHU's step team captain Brianna Green said she wanted to make a step show because, since the team’s commencement in 2016, given the amount of events they were performing at, she wanted something bigger for the school. “I just wanted everyone, for Seton Hill to experience everything outside of Greensburg, because a lot of people are from here or have never seen a step team or have seen videos,” Green said. “And the first thing they think of would be ‘Stomp the Yard,’ the movie, and that’s more of like greek life, but this is college non-greek step, just stepping to have fun, that’s all it is.” “I’ve been planning this since last spring, so it’s been
a year planning this. A lot of teams dropped out at the last minute so I had to work with what I had and I think it was a good show,” Green said. SHU hosted eight university teams featuring dance and step teams including the Slippery Rock University step team and their Jamrock dance team, Pitt-Johnstown’s step team and the California University of Pennsylvania dance team. The event also included special guest performances by recent SHU graduate Lyn Starr, rappers and more. There was a $1 entry fee that was donated to a charity of the winners choice. The crowd and judges were lost for words at the talent shown. Judge Keisha Jimmerson, the associate dean of students, multicultural and international services, said in regards to the Jamrock dance team, “I’m not usually
Setonian Magazine speechless, but oh my goodness, that’s all I have to say. They did excellent.” The teams supported SHU graduate student Jack Wardale, who co-founded his own clothing brand Impower, at the event by wearing his shirt. They opened the show stating what empower means, and closed with Antwon Rose’s poem. Green said it was a good message to everybody “but I think it opened up SHU step team member Ryan Jordan performing at the SHU step everybody’s eyes.” SHU’s step team team show April 12. Photo by Sawanted to spread the mantha Zajdel. message of empowerment using messages spoken throughout their dance. Though there was no official theme for the event, there was a push for different styles of dance shown. Green said it was just “because we’re used to seeing the same thing, I want them to see something outgoing, and for us, our theme was just us sticking together.” Slippery Rock’s Jamrock team came in second place, with SHU in first, winning by a 10th of a point. The crowd cheered after every performance encouraging the message of empowerment. The winning team donated toward their own step team fund to raise money to do bigger things at school. Green noted the teams were all very happy, making sure everyone was on good terms afterwards. “Everyone had fun and each team was like ‘we hope we can come next year, like, we hope we can be apart of it next year, thanks for inviting us.’” The SHU step team recited Antwon Rose’s poem “I AM NOT WHAT YOU THINK” at the end of their performance. “So your very own Seton Hill step team came in first place tonight!” Green said via Seton Hill’s Snapchat account, in regards to the win. “Thank you to everybody who came out and supported us it was a good turnout, we’re going to do it next year and it’s going to be popping.” A last message from the captain: “We’re here to
California University of Pennsylvania dance team members perform at the Seton Hill University step team event April 12. Photo by A.Meyers/Setonian.
SHU step team members Ryan Jordan and Jonteal Hastey pose at the SHU step team show April 12. Photo by Caitlin Nicholson.
change the world, I mean, I feel like we’ve changed Seton Hill so much by starting this step team and everyone coming out and seeing something different.”
ANNIE MEYERS is a junior journalismnew media major. She enjoys reading, writing and participating in theater in her free time and would like to someday write a novel about her life experiences. Layout by A.Meyers/Setonian.
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Jonas Brothers reunite before the ‘Year 3000’ “S.O.S.”! Childhood dreams are coming true across the globe as Jonas Brothers reunite! Old fans are “Burnin’ Up” as the brothers release new music. The Jonas Brothers are a pop boy band formed by three brothers: Kevin (31), Joe (29) and Nick (26) Jonas. Their fame began in 2005 when they made appearances on Disney Channel, later starring in Disney Channel movies such as “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” They also had success with their television show "Jonas," which aired on Disney Channel in 2009. In addition to their Disney Channel success, the brothers also released albums such as “It’s About Time” (2006), “Jonas Brothers” (2007), “A Little Bit Longer” (2008), “Lines, Vines, and Trying Times” (2009) and finally “Jonas L.A.” (tv soundtrack) in 2010. Their music became a hit among teenagers in the early 2000s, leading them to Top 5 on the Billboard charts. After attempting to continue their music career, the
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band ended up splitting up, trying to reunite in 2013, but then making the split official. The brothers then went on to pursue solo careers, with Nick still making music but with a more R&B style, Joe forming the pop rock quartet DNCE with a single “Cake by the Ocean” that was a hit in 2015 and Kevin straying away from music and focusing on real estate, communications and app development. When they first began the band, the brothers were all in their teens or early 20s, but now they are all grown up. Kevin has been married to his wife Danielle since 2009 and has two daughters, Nick recently got married in 2018 to actress Priyanka Chopra and Joe is engaged to “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner. It was not until 2019 that the brothers came back together and officially reunited, releasing the single “Sucker” in March. Upon hearing about the reunion, Seton Hill students had a lot to say about their new music. “My teenage self was super excited to hear about the
Setonian Magazine reunion,” senior art therapy major Brooke Caldwell said. “I immediately started listening to their music again like I had as a teen. I enjoy their new singles! I have already bought and downloaded their new singles ‘Sucker’ and ‘Cool.’” Caldwell is not the only SHU student excited about their reunion. Freshman Amanda Snyder in the PA Program stated, “They were the only boy band I was into as a kid,” and upon hearing their new music, said, “I mean, nothing beats ‘Year 3000,’ but it’s the Jonas Brothers so of course their new music is nothing short of great.” Senior math and math-actuary science major Danny Stariha had a similar reaction to the reunion and said, “I think it’s pretty cool, and it’s a smart move given that many people nowadays love nostalgic things.” While many students seem to be excited and happy about the Jonas Brothers reunion, others do not have such positive reactions. Junior computer science major Coltin Kifer said their new music is “not good.” “They should have stayed apart,” Kifer said. “It brings back bad memories of my childhood.” While there will always be some who are not happy about the reunion, the boy band seems to be receiving a lot of positive attention. It is still up in the air about whether or not they will be as successful as they were before, because their old music was very popular. “I think it’s hard to go against their old music because I grew up with it,” Stariha said. “However, ‘Sucker’ could go up against a lot of their old songs. But, I would probably choose their old songs because they are so well known.” When talking about their success, Caldwell believes “their reunion will make their career just as successful as it was before.”
The Jonas Brothers' new album, "Happiness Begins," will be released on June 7. Photo from @jonasbrothers on Instagram.
“I feel like they’ll definitely have a new level of success due to all the people who have listened to them the first time around, plus the new generation that is growing up now that will listen to them for the first time," Snyder said. The Jonas Brothers definitely caught attention with their reunion, six years after they split, causing mainly positive reactions, and some negative. They have only released two singles so far, “Sucker” and “Cool,” and will be continuing to make music and release an album, “Happiness Begins” on June 7. The Jonas Brothers also announced tour dates for their Happiness Begins Tour, which includes a stop at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sept. 3. Only time will tell whether they will have a successful reunion, and attract as much attention as they did in the early 2000s, or if their music will not be as popular, causing another split. ABRIANNA KARG is a sophomore English major at Seton Hill. She is also an officer of the Volleyball Club and enjoys playing the violin.
Pictured above from left to right are Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers in 2008. Photo from billboard.com.
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GOWN SUCCESS CONGRATS DIPLOMA GRIFFIN UNIVERSITY
You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting… so get on your way! -Dr. Seuss
The Setonian staff congratulates the Class of 2019!
REBECCA SCASSELLATI is a junior graphic design and creative writing major who enjoys writing and illustrating stories and comics. She also enjoys the performing arts.