National Aviary features magnificent creatures

The below review was originally published in the April 4 issue of the Setonian. Check out their website for more news!

Have you ever pet a penguin? What about an owl? A flamingo? Sure, anyone who visits the Pittsburgh Zoo can get close enough to touch them, but there’s still glass to separate onlookers from the wild animals. At the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, visitors can do so much more. Continue reading

Don’t underestimate the power of a job fair

This column originally appeared in the April 4, 2012 issue of The Setonian. For additional articles, check out their website.

As a graduating senior, now’s about the time when you start looking for a real job. Actually, you might be a little bit late on the job search at this point. Although you don’t graduate until May, many potential jobs will begin the interview process as early as a month before the actual hiring process begins. With that being the case, now’s an excellent time to start applying, so in actuality, we seniors should’ve started the job search at least a month ago. But, it’s okay. It’s not too late for you! Continue reading

Weapons of mass deception

This article appeared in the March 14, 2008 issue of the Royal. It has since been updated to reflect current facts and statistics.


Afraid you won’t know what to do in a life or death situation? Fear not, we’re here to help you in the event of any emergency. Here are some handy, affordable and readily available items that can be useful in any threatening situation. Continue reading

Tang Soo Do…Tang Soo Don’t: A black belt’s guide to personal safety

While cleaning up my room, I came across an old issue of my high school newspaper, The Royal, dated March 14, 2008. The issue featured a couple articles on self-defense. Although it’s been four years since its date of publication, the information is still relevant. Since this is my honors capstone project, I thought it would be useful to include these articles simply because they represent the social relevance and overall longevity of the project. Although the self-defense classes have come and passed, these blog entries, this documentation of what went on and general information on self-awareness will remain a permanent fixture online. So, I hope you enjoy these articles. Please note that I have updated these articles to make them timely. Continue reading

Reflections on Habitat Trip

Copyright Jessie Krehlik

SHU Crew poses in front of the brush pile we demolished during our day working with ARC.

SHU Crew doesn’t mess around. We do work. And when I say we do work, I mean that the 10 members of Seton Hill University’s community made a huge difference in countless people’s lives during our time in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). Continue reading

SHU Crew doesn’t mess around…day 1 of service

After rising early to complete our chores required as a part of our stay at Camp Hope (cleaning up after breakfast and cleaning bathrooms and shower rooms), the SHU Crew traveled a little over a mile down the road to work at a newly operational arc center. For those of you unfamiliar with arc, it is a non-profit dedicated to providing service, employment and a sense of community to the mentally challenged. Continue reading

Welcome to the bayou

New Orleans has culture like no other city I’ve ever visited. The city, people and general atmosphere leaves visitors gaping, eager to soak up as much of the culture as possible. I’m not even sure you could see everything in the city if you lived there. I imagine there could be countless adventures to be had as well as an inumerablen amount of mysteries to uncover. Continue reading

40 Days and 40 Nights Facebook Free: A guide to success and progress

So you gave up Facebook for Lent, now what? You’re about to have a ton of time freed up, so why not utilize it as best as possible. Worried you might have a setback halfway through? Here’s a tip: have a close friend change your password for you. It’s still possible for you to reset the password on your own, but the extra hassle just might keep your temptations at bay. Continue reading

Save your money and your waistline; boycott Valentine’s Day

This article was originally published in the Feb. 16, 2012 issue of The Setonian.

Ah Valentine’s Day. The day when love fills the air. Couples show an extra dose of public displays of affection. Retailers coat their pockets from the obscene number of over-sized novelty teddy bears, chocolate boxes and diamonds sold in the weeks leading up to the holiday. I’m here to ask you one question, Seton Hill: what’s the point?
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