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OCTOBER 7, 2019




first Homecoming cup, You Are Here Open Inside This Issue: SHU's Mic, Top Four Networking Events & "CHICAGO"

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Setonian October 2019 Magazine

Setonian Staff What's New This Issue

Editors-in-Chief: Steve Dumnich Online Editor: Caitlin Srager

Homecoming cup comes to SHU...............3 You Are Here Open Mic.............................4

News Section Editor: Annie

Student takes on various roles...............5


Police Blotter..............................................6

Staff Writers: Abrianna Karg,

SHU Volleyball Club...................................7

Austin Shaw, Chelsi Havko & Mark Nealon

Homecoming weekend preview................8

Contributors: Amy Long, Dani Comic: Griffin Tips......................................9 Hegyes, Emily Atkins, Evan

Networking events in Pittsburgh..............10

Vissat, Faith McDowell, Kay-

SHU presents "CHICAGO".........................12

leigh Ventrone & Mikaela Fitzpatrick Cartoonist: Rebecca Scassellati Social Media Coordinators:

Miscommunication on football field.........13 Environment awareness...........................14 Students protests for climate change.......15

Ally Riddle Layout Staff: Steve Dumnich, Annie Meyers & Caitlin Srager Advertisement Staff: Annie Meyers Advisor: Dennis G. Jerz, associate professor of English Cover photo: Ally Riddle


Student athlete's various roles


Top four networking events

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 Opinions expressed in “Letters to the Editor,” and other columns and cartoons are not necessarily the opinion of the editors or staff of ​t​he 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.

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Homecoming cup comes to SHU Homecoming is a time when students have the chance While participating in each event, teams will earn points to fully embody their school spirit. Students, alumni, friends that go toward their final score. The final tally will reveal the and family are all invited ultimate champions of to participate in these the Homecoming Cup. events and take in the This prize consists of welcoming community of $100 that will be doour university. This year, nated to the winning Seton Hill is stirring up the team to cover any exexcitement of this weekpenses they may have long celebration with the throughout the semesintroduction of the first ter and help to support annual Homecoming Cup! their campus efforts. “Homecoming Cup To enter, stuis the time for students, dents must register during Homecoming, to through Shine. The get more involved,” said deadline for team regSamantha Moon, a stuistration is Wednesday, dent representative of Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. the Homecoming activiStudents will not ties. “These campus wide want to miss this opevents consist of three portunity to participate brackets, clubs and orgain these campus activinizations, residence halls ties. It’s not required to Pictured above are the various clubs and organizations that will partake and athletic teams.” have a team to partake Each team will have in the Homecoming Cup at the club involvement fair Sept. 10. Clubs and in the festivities, but all organizations will compete for funding for their expenses throughout the the opportunity to comstudents are welcome pete in a series of events, semester. Photo from @SHUstudentlife on Instragram. just for the excitement with each team consisting of the events as well. of up to eight members. These brackets are not limited to one “You get to work with other people, and it’s always fun team and multiple players can join to compete toward their too because you get to become more involved and meet new same causes. people on campus,” Moon said. These events are broken down into three categories, Homecoming Week takes place from Oct. 9-13 and conincluding an obstacle course, (Oct. 10) and a banner-making sists of an array of opportunities for students to get involved. competition. Banners must be submitted to Judy Underwood We encourage all students to enter and aim to win funding for by Friday Oct. 4, judging will take place Oct. 9. The banners their organization! For any more information about Homewill be judged on creativity, SHU spirit and homecoming coming Cup, you can send an email to mzielinski@setonhill. pride. The Lip Sync battle will take place Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. edu or Moon described these as “athletic-based, artistic, and MIKAELA FITZPATRICK is a junior performance” categories, which allow students of all majors communication and English doubleand skill strengths an advantageous shot at winning where major. She is also a member of the students who win each bracket earn funding for their club . Honors program and cheerleading The top three winners of each event win a prize. The squad. In her free time, she can be Lip Sync battle costs five dollars per performer, and all profound reading, writing, or sleeping. ceeds support the Make-A-Wish foundation.


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You Are Here hosts open mic night You Are Here is an up-andcoming art gallery that works to be a gathering place for creativity. Located in Jeanette, Pa., the artistic space has been hosting events for about one year. In addition to hosting original galleries, YAH is known to collaborate with creatives, acting as an envi- Ali Gipson, a 2019 SHU graduate with a ronment for artis- Bachelor of Arts in creative writing, reads at open mic night. The open mic night tic expression. Scott Silsbe hosted by You Are Here took place Sept. is one such indi- 20. All writers are welcome at the event. Photo from E.Vissat/Setonian. vidual who works with You Are Here to establish open mic nights and poetry readings. A ceramic dragon was just one of many guests at open mic night hosted by You Are Here on Sept. 20. Red chairs lined the floor space as paintings from regional artists hung from the walls. Four poets served as the guest-speakers for the evening, delivering poems that covered a wide range of styles and topics. From dramatic verses about love and loss to comical narratives, they spoke to the audience and we listened eagerly to each line. One of the poets, Kaitlyn Gidick, described her experience that evening as being very nerveracking. Having the opportunity to share stories with others, however, is a driving force behind Kaitlyn’s recent poetic work. The Slippery Rock graduate stated that, “the vulnerability of performance is what keeps me coming back.” Writer, Ali Gipson, recollected back to her first open mic night at Seton Hill’s own Griffin Lounge. At that point, she had only shared her work among family, friends and SHU professors. The idea of reading in front of strangers seemed otherworldly, but the reaction she received prompted her to perform more and more.


Ali is a 2019 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing, and her experience in and around live readings have helped shape her as a writer. She stated that the audience is able to “learn from other people through their poems,” and that storytelling is a great way to connect with other people. “No two mic nights are the same... they can be funny, serious, sad, so there’s a bunch of different ways they can go,” Gipson said. T h e performances at each mic night are as diverse as Pictured above is the official logo for You the readers. Are Here. Photo from @YouAreHere406 on Open mic instragram. nights serve as exciting opportunities for people who wish to experience art in spoken form. It gives people a unique opportunity to listen and be listened to, and organizations such as You Are Here are to thank for this. They provide environments that house creativity while people from all walks of life are able to connect with one another.

EVAN VISSAT is a senior communication and creative writing major. He eats up books like he eats Chipotle: with socks on.

Athletics Section

Student athlete becoming resident director of main complex

For many college students, the role of a full-time student is challenging. The everyday pressures of assignment deadlines and making it to your next class is just one more thing on a student’s to-do list to keep track of. The role of a full-time college student is just one of the many roles, Shamika Langevine, takes on in her daily routine on Seton Hill University's campus. Langevine is a full-time graduate student, striker for the women’s soccer team and the resident director of main complex here at Seton Hill University. “I’m from Toronto. I really enjoy the city life, it’s busy, there’s always something to do, and it’s [Pittsburgh] comparable, but it is a smaller type of city setting. It still feels homey,” said Langevine. Langevine stated she started playing soccer at a “younger age” of around five years old. It was from that moment forward that the sport would carry on having influence in her academic and professional life. “I think it was my sophomore or junior year of high school when I realized I wanted to play soccer in college, but before then it wasn’t really a big thought of mine.” Langevine said. The next move for her was to come to the states for school and for soccer. Langevine would go onto attend Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia for four years for her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and marketing and a minor in accounting. “I made Academic All-Conference, but those are based off of GPA, I made that all three years of my undergrad,” Langevine said. The next move for Langevine would be to attend graduate school where she is in her first year at SHU in the 2019 fall semester. “At Alderson, we played Seton Hill’s women’s soccer, that’s how I became familiar with Seton Hill,” Langevine said. “It’s been good so far, I feel like we are a better team and we gel better in that sense, and we execute things better. In terms of team chemistry, we had good team chemistry at Alderson, and the chemistry here is good. I feel like that was one thing that was really important to me when I was being recruited which I asked the coach, ‘Was the team chemistry good? And do the girls get along?’.” “I am always busy, but it’s good, I like [Seton Hill], it’s been really welcoming,” said Langevine.

Featured above is Shamika Langevine, a graduate student, striker for the women's soccer team and resident director of main complex. As resident director, Langevine oversees a number of residant assistants. This year, 2019, marks the first year at Seton Hill University for Shamika. Photo from D.Clark.

Langevine with her three roles at SHU has gained experience in each to form a perspective which has helped her with “leadership.” “I feel like I have different perspectives. From a student perspective, I try not to focus on my other job responsibilities and try to just be a student. As a professional, it’s kind of makes me realize the things from an administrative point of view rather than just going through the motions and letting things happen,” said Langevine. “Whereas in an administrative position you have to be in charge. As a student, you can let things happen. And then as a student athlete you’re so concerned with your sport that sometimes you can let that overpower your day with a bad game.” Langevine has to find a balance between all three of her positions because of her many responsibilities. “At my old school, I was a captain on the soccer team. I’m so used to being a captain and here I don’t have the captain responsibilities,” said Langevine. --Continued on page #6


Athletics Section --Continued from “ Student athlete's roles"on page #5 “But you can still encourage your teammates and stuff like that, so I feel those characteristics have carried through to SHU.” When Langevine is not on the soccer field with her teammates, she can be found performing her duties as resident director of main complex. Langevine stated she started the position “this past July.” “I have eight RA’s including an HRA, which is a head RA. They oversee the main complex of residents’ halls. I oversee them as a supervisor and provide support for them and help them with whatever they need,” said Langevine. “Then I’m in charge of break housing. When it comes to breaks and stuff, I make sure whoever says is on campus during those times. I make sure they have their meal plans, so we know who is on campus.” One of the biggest ways Langevine manages to bal-

ance the time between resident director, the soccer team and classes is the benefits of communication that come along with each of these roles at SHU. “It [Resident’s life] has involved me in a lot of things. I feel like I’m out more talking to people,” said Langevine. “Most times I dress business professional in the day time and other times I’m in shorts and a t-shirt. People from the football team always see me dressed up and then running on the soccer field, and it makes more people talk to me to get a conversation started about what I do exactly.” STEVE DUMNICH is a senior 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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Volleyball Club hits semester off with a spike “Volleyball club is a welcoming place where we just hangout and play volleyball. All skill levels are welcome. It is a place to grow socially and athletically. For people looking for a higher level of play, we also attend and Pictured above are members of volleyball host tournaments club lined up against the net, waiting throughout the to be broken up into teams. During this year,” said volley- meeting, 15 students attended to play ball club president numerous games. People of all skill levls Jessie Belding, a are invited to come out and join the SHU hospitality and Volleyball Club. Photo from L.Pogue/Setonian. tourism major. E v e r y Wednesday and Sunday, the Seton Hill University volleyball club gathers to play numerous games. “Volleyball club plays eight to tenish,” said Belding. On Sept. 23, 15 participants joined together in the Sullivan gym to help set up the net and play multiple games throughout the evening. “I find it awesome how people who have never played volleyball before coming to the club can leave the club knowing the sport with confidence and ability to play at a proficient level,” said SHU biochemistry major Rocco Kempa. Featured left to right: Volleyball club Kempa has president Jessie Belding (left) and Amanda Snyder (right) stand waiting for been a member of the club for three the ball. Snyder gives Bedling a thumbs years and has priup. Photo from L.Pogue/Setonian.

or volleyball experience besides the club on campus. “We have had several members who came to SHU not knowing anything about volleyball and leaving with the ability to be a strong player in competitive setting,” said Kempa. The volleyball club is an organization that allows people of all different skill Featured left to right: Brayden Steele levels to learn and (left), Coltin Kifer (middle) and volleyball club president Jessie Belding (right) wait play on campus. for the ball to be served by the oppos“We do acing team. Two team members crouch cept those of all towards the gound to prepare for a ball. levels, and those Photo from L.Pogue/Setonian. with no prior experience at all. We try our best to help those that want to learn how to play, so they can have fun and want to continue coming back,” said Abby Karg, who is an English major and the volleyball club vice president. As the numerous teams swapped in and out of the games, the attendees listened to music while they played. Volleyball club is an event where students can meet new people and make friends from different majors. “I enjoy how welcoming the club is. It’s a very chill environment which shows competitiveness, as well as acceptance of all skill levels. I love playing the sport with great friends I would not have met otherwise,” said Kempa. LAUREN POGUE is a junior English/ secondary education major that enjoys reading and writing. In her free time, she can be found outside walking her dog, kayaking on a lake or spending time with friends.


Lifestyle & Entertainment Section

Events happening on the hill for Homecoming

“When you think of all the different types of Griffins that we have on campus and all over, I think we’ll be a very good example of Seton Hill pride,” said Matthew Zielinkski, director of new student and transition pro- Oct. 9-13, Seton Hill University will host grams on upcom- Homecoming & family days. SHU will ing homecoming host various activites during those days. week activities. Photo from “Regardless of who you are, so if you're a family member who’s coming to visit your college student, there’s going to be fun for you, if you’re an alumni who’s coming back, there’s going to be good times for you, our student athletes have a lot to be proud of with their great accomplishments on and off the field, that they’ll be able to celebrate.” Seton Hill will be hosting numerous festivities to celebrate homecoming around campus from Oct. 9 through the 13th. This homecoming and family week will feature various favorite student events such as the ghost tour, pep rally, athletic events and more. As well as seeing those, new events have been added for more Griffin pride such as the new Homecoming Cup event (featured on page #3). To register for the homecoming cup, register on Shine. Wednesday, Oct. 9 kicks off the week with our themed Oktoberfest dinner in Lowe Dining Hall, 4:30-8 p.m. “We are working to have a German band, Autobahn, come and provide entertainment, we expect them to play polkas, and have accordions, it’ll be really cool,” said Ashley Zwierzelewski, director of Alumni Relations. Oct. 10 will include a bonfire, the first of many ghost tours, and a pep rally, where the homecoming court will be announced. The evening of Oct. 11, a Hall of Fame Awards Dinner will be held in the Boyle Health Sciences Center. This will include a special tribute in memory of former head coach and director of athletics, Coach John Fogle, who passed March 19, 2019.


Following the dinner, the Make-A-Wish Fundraiser lip sync contest will be held in Cecilian hall, as well as a volleyball game against Lock Haven a ghost tour, and a welcome reception will be held. Oct. 12 will provide service opportunities for Griffins to partake in with the Caritas Christi homecoming service project. After the service project, men's soccer and volleyball games will take place. A special ceremony will be held to retire Maggie Murray’s no. 9 jersey during the volleyball game. Murray, was a four year member of the SHU volleyball program who passed September 29, 2018. “What’s really special, during the women’s volleyball game Saturday, we are retiring Maggie Murray’s jersey. It’s a great way to honor the legacy she left behind when she passed away, so I think that will be an emotional program, but also really special,” said Zwierzelewski. “It’s very much an appropriate way to recognize Maggie and all that she did here at Seton Hill, and the legacy that she left behind for the volleyball program. Expecting some folks from her hometown to be at that, so it’ll be a special ceremony, but it’ll be emotional too.” There will also be a pregame tailgate for SHUs football game against Gannon University Oct. 12 as well from 1-4 p.m. During the football game, the homecoming king and queen will be crowned during halftime. Trivia night and a Monte Carlo night fundraiser will follow the football game, both start at 8 p.m. as well as a final ghost tour at 8:30 p.m. There is a separate admission fee associated with Monte Carlo night fundraiser in Cecilian hall, for more information, visit Sunday, Oct. 13 will wrap up homecoming week with Griffins having the chance to attend 9 a.m. mass in St. Joseph Chapel and enjoy brunch to close out the festivities. There are a lot of events to look forward to, in the meantime, more information on Homecoming and Family week can be found on SHINE or ANNIE MEYERS is a senior English major. She enjoys reading, writing and participating in theater in her free time and would like to someday write a novel.

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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.


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Four networking events coming to Pittsburgh

The Career Closet, located in Lowe 118, officially opened on Feb. 12. Seton Hill students can take clothing from the Career Closet free of cost. Students can stop by the Career Closet to find the right gear for events. Photo from Setonian Staff.

The thought of entering the professional world after graduation is terrifying. Networking with professionals in your field is a great way to ease your adulting anxieties. With Seton Hill being only 40 minutes from Pittsburgh, you have the opportunity to attend some great networking events. Here are the top five events to check out in Pittsburgh in October 2019!

Speed Networking Everyone has heard of speed dating, but have you heard of speed networking? This fast paced, fun event is hosted by Speed Networking Pittsburgh, a company dedicated to allowing business professionals to connect and network in the easiest way possible. Speed networking allows you connect with a business professional face to face for about five minutes. If you choose to connect with them, you make a note on a card provided at the event, and Speed Networking Pittsburgh will make the connection for you. It’s kind of like real life Tinder for business professionals. If they decided to connect with you and vice versa, Speed Networking Pittsburgh will notify you with their information. They cater to entertainment,


medical, entrepreneurs, small business owners, real estate, finance and legal fields. Time: Oct. 21, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: The Flats on Carson 1500 E Carson St Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203 Admission: $26.95 For more information check out: www.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network’s Meet ‘n Eat Nonprofit work? Food? Happy Hour? What could be better! Young Nonprofit Professionals Network hosts a monthly ‘Meet ‘n Eat’ in Pittsburgh. The event is run by members of the YNPN board of directors. This is a casual night of fun, food, drinks, creating connections and talking nonprofit work. Food and drink are available for purchase, but admission is free. The location and time of the event will be announced at a later date.

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Good Friday is a weekly event hosted by the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh, Pa. The networking event is five hours long and welcomes guests to explore the museum while mingling with others at the event. Photo from

Time: TBA Location: TBA Amission: FREE For more information check out: https://www.

Aspire to Be- A Millennial Mixer Aspire to Be is a mixer for adults 18 and over hosted by State Representative Jake Wheately Jr. This is a casual event for young professionals to mix with others in their field. There will be professionals from fields ranging from social media, IT and construction. For a casual atmosphere, there will be live entertainment, raffles, employer tables, and free food! This is a perfect way to spend the night having fun while making some serious connections. Time: Oct. 22, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: Duquesne University Power Center 1015 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Admission: FREE For more information check out: www.eventbrite. com/milennial-mixer

Good Friday at the Warhol If typical networking isn’t your thing, Good Fridays are a perfect networking without the pressure of a “real” networking event. Every Friday the Warhol museum hosts extended hours from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m. guests are welcome to explore the museum, purchase drinks from the cash bar and mingle with other attendees. The Warhol extended hours are supposed to create a more social museum-going experience. Networking and creating connections with others is strongly encouraged! Date: Fridays from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Location: 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212 Admission: $5 for students, $10 for adults For more information check out: event/good-fridays/

KAYLEIGH VENTRONE is a junior communication major and French minor. She enjoys performing, traveling and learning new languages.


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Seton Hill Theatre and Dance Department present "CHICAGO"

The Cook County Jail and roaring 20’s have arrived at Seton Hill University through the upcoming production of “CHICAGO” the musical at the Seton Hill Performing Arts center. The story follows a young woman named Roxie Hart. After killing her lover, her life takes a turn when she ends up in the Cook County Jail awaiting her trial in court. There she meets the famous nightclub star, Velma Kelly, and manages to get the slick lawyer Billy Flynn to defend her in court. Roxie dreams of being in the spotlight and that is exactly where she ends up with the help of Flynn. All of a sudden she is competing with Velma for the spotlight and possible parole, but Roxie quickly learns how tough fame and...all that jazz...can be. “We chose to do ‘CHICAGO’ with our committee,” said director and associate professor of theatre, Denise Pullen. “I really lobbied for this show.” This is Pullen’s “17th or 18th” production here at Seton Hill with the theatre department. There is something special about this show in particular. “There are no protagonists and yet we still root for all of them, despite their despicability,” Pullen said. Students have been putting in a lot of time to make this show come to life at rehearsals each night. “We rehearse five nights a week, six to 10 p.m. each night. It’s a huge commitment for the performers,” Pullen said. Seton Hill’s Roxie Hart, senior musical theatre major, Maddie Kocur, was able to discuss what the process has been like for her. “I have been doing theatre somewhere between 10 and 12 years,” said senior musical theatre major, Maddie Kocur. “I have watched the movie CHICAGO probably over 50 times. I think the music is so iconic and the style of the show and the story that it tells is really powerful. I’ve always been in love with the show so it is surreal to be a part of it.” Kocur also talked about how well the rehearsals have been going in addition to what it is like to play a lead role like Roxie. “Roxie is very driven, especially at the middle and towards the end as she tries to really get what she wants. I’ve learned that she’s so much more than a chorus girl. She’s just a person like anyone else who has a dream and wants something in life,” Kocur said.


Featured left to right: Leah Prestogeroge, Bethany Malinoski, Meliana Walko, Michaela Isenberg, Hannah Taylor and Riley Tate. Photo from F.McDowell/Setonian.

“CHICAGO” the musical showtimes are slated for Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2 at 8 p.m., Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 and Nov. 3rd at 2 p.m. It will take place at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in the William Granger Ryan Theatre. “She has wanted it for a very long time, but she hasn’t had the chance to ever pursue, but then this opportunity comes along. She finally takes the chance and it’s really fascinating to see the journey that she goes on to get to where she’s at,” Kocur said. Tickets are $15 general admission, $9 Seton Hill Faculty and Staff and $5 Seton Hill Students (with valid ID). For tickets you can go to or call (724) 552-2929. For more information you can email the box office at “It is just pure musical theatre. It’s got great ensemble numbers, lots of energy and the dancing is wonderful. The story is compelling and it just has something for everybody,” said Pullen. “People should come see CHICAGO because we have a KILLER cast and ensemble. The show is so funny and mysterious. I think anyone could find something to take from it and enjoy!”

FAITH MCDOWELL is a freshman music education major. She enjoys reading, drawing, writing, walking and playing music in her free time.

Opinion Section

Miscommunication between band and football team Percussion, brass, winds, auxiliary. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Griffin kept balance between the wind tribes, percussion kingdom, auxiliary nation and brass nomads. But that all changed when the Football Nation attacked. Sept. 14, the first home game of the season. As our boys geared up to take on the East Stroudsburg Warriors, our Griffin Marching band also warmed up to cheer on the boys that they share the field with. As halftime began, after a performance from our always fabulous Griffin Dance Team, the band took the field. Part of the way through the band’s fourth song, “Danny Boy”, a thunder was heard. As it grew louder the band was stopped by their director and told to get off the field to dodge the stampede that was quickly approaching. “I didn’t know what was happening in the moment and was very scared. I thought someone was going to try and hurt us,” said freshman Kelsey Smith. Following the tough loss against East Stroudsburg, resulting in 18-31, the boys faced backlash for running onto the field, cutting off the band. Various band members, such as Ellen Davis and Hayley Palmer felt that the incident was “disrespectful”

Members of the Seton Hill marching band gather on the lawn outside Mckenna Gym during the start of the 2019 fall semester. Photo from SHU Facebook.

and that the miscommunication had the potential to have caused someone to be hurt. After following up with both sides a few days later, it was discovered that the new football head coach had

Junior Logan WIland runs the ball up field on Sept. 14 against the East Stroudsburg Warriors. The Griffins lost by a deficit of 13 points. The Griffins head coach Daniel Day has made a public apology to the marching band for the miscommunication that took place. Photo from SHU Athletics.

made an honest mistake, he simply did not know that. After interviewing some of our players, they said they honestly did not even know the situation happened but those who heard the backlash were offended. “I was offended by the immaturity with what was said about us because it was an honest mistake,” Freshman Jordan “Bama” Davis said when asked how he felt after hearing people criticize the incident. Fellow Freshman players Marc J. Dagobert and Christian Clutter “agreed that they were upset” over what was being said and that it was a mistake that should be fixed immediately. Following the incident, Football head coach Daniel Day, not only emailed the band apologizing for the mistake, but he also came to the next band practice to give a sincere apology in person, as recalled by E. Davis and Palmer. At last, all nations are in harmony on the hill. EMILY ATKINS is a freshman forensic science major who enjoys writing and the performing arts. She is also a member of various clubs on campus and enjoys spending her free time sleeping, scrolling TikTok, singing and crushing her friends in iMessage games. She is also very into photography and makeup.


Opinion Section

How to be environmentally friendly on campus

What is a Challenge? The textbook definition of a challenge reads as a stimulating task (or problem) that can be presented in a multitude of ways. Based off of this, it’s easy to see that the term itself is loose – but harder to understand why its versatility makes it so significant. Have you ever wondered where we would be, had challenges not presented themselves to invite advancement? Fish filter oxygen from water after evolving to possess gills; this is in response to a challenge. Plants process sunlight in a complex operation of photosynthesis; this is in response to a challenge. Even the smallest subatomic particle has to face challenges to accomplish creating something more, altering forms entirely out of nothing just to continue forward towards something. Thus, everything and anything is in a constant state of interactive evolution, (including humans.) Instinctively, just as every other organism, we have a scientifically undefined drive built into us that tells us to keep going, no matter what challenges we are presented with. We continue living, continue reproducing, continue evolving, and we do whatever it takes to continue. The intrinsic desire to problem solve found in us proves that we can, and will be able to overcome one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced to this date; the climate crisis.

How do I not Feel Intimidated by such a Challenge? According to a poll conducted by Pew Research Center, two thirds of Americans favor developing alternative energy over investing in fossil fuels. Know that others care too. You are not alone! Organic agricultural farms have tripled worldwide. If the consumer demands it, companies will provide it. Hence, we have a voice. Buy responsibly and demand ethical products! Costa Rica, a country that has faced grave environmental exploitation within the last 10 years, now gets 95% of its electricity from renewable sources and plans to be carbon neutral by 2021. It’s possible to establish and practice change quickly,


on a national level. Your voice is making a difference and will continue to do so. The choices that you make have the ability to help the world. What Can I do to Help?

Vote for Sven Rabsahl of SHU holds up a sticky representatives note that reads,"I have the power that have expressed to make the world a better place." Photo from D.Hegyes/Setonian. that they not only acknowledge the existence of climate change, but also have plans of action to help fight it. Get your friends to vote. Limit your meat consumption. Diet is the number one way an individual can impact sustainability. Use reusable items. Even the cafe even offers green to-go containers that can be purchased with flex dollars! Take the Environmental Science + Lab or Environmental Ethics course at SHU . Environmental Science plus lab Counts for the liberal arts lab/science requirement; environmental ethics counts for philosophy liberal arts credit. Don’t lose hope. Instead of seeing our difficulties like bottomless empty pits, we must see them as challenges that require creative problem solving. It’s all about looking at things and remembering there is a positive way to view them. Let’s take on the challenge, together. DANI HEGYES is a senior art education major. She's commonly found ranting loudly about styrofoam usage around campus or working in the HRA office.

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Students against climate change protest at courthouse The recent rise in protests around America has One of the biggest issues that many people have garnered lots of attention, both positive and negative. with protests is what gets left behind. "There is always Sept. 20 marks the date of a nationwide strike so much litter and trash," said Walls, "And that's really against climate change. Despite the massive turnout, frustrating because we're here to peacefully protest, so even in our small leaving things behind Greensburg and causing that community, there environmental impact were many people takes away from the who viewed the idea of the protest protests as a being peaceful." nuisance rather than Amongst these a Godsend. disturbances are "I was standing troubles from within. next to this lady who "There were was holding a sign people who were about recycling and trying to cause a a woman yelled out divide when others of her car, 'What if it were trying to give a was your kid,'" said speech. One woman Brianna Franzino, complained saying, one of the speakers 'Why are you doing this Protesters gather outside of the Westmoreland County Courthouse on Sept. from the Voice of here when you should 20. Members of the Seton Hill University and Greensburg community came Westmoreland. be out on the street,'" together to take part in the protest. Photo from A.Long/Setonian. Franzino stated said Chelsianna Havko, that, "That woman a sophomore at SHU. automatically assumed that we were there for some kind Havko was referring to her experience from of abortion protest... and that showed the ignorance of the Climate Strike protest outside of the Greensburg some people." Courthouse last Friday. Many protesters experience words and acts of hate "It was sad to see people who were fighting for the while they rally, and sometimes assumptions can be same goal dividing themselves." Havko said. made against them. "It's sad but I don't know if I've noticed a difference "I always get upset that there are so many police in our community since the protest," said Havko. "People officers, and they often stand around counter-protesters. just went about their regular day." It can be seen as a way to keep people separate, but it The negative side-effects, connotations, and also feels like those are the people that they are focused aftermaths can cause a rouse in anger, but protests can on protecting,� said Chloe Walls, a student at SHU who only make a difference if we allow them to. has been to protest in the past. Large organized protests are typically guarded by AMY LONG is a sophomore English major police officers in order to protect everyone's safety, but it with a minor in psychology. She is from the can be construed as an act against protesters. small town of Tyrone, Pa. She enjoys read"They usually stand with their backs to the countering, writing and skiing as well as being with protesters and face the protesters themselves, and that is friends and family. where I see them showing that they are on their side, not yours," said Walls.


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