About Us

The Setonian is the student-run news source of Seton Hill University. While the Setonian used to be printed in the traditional newspaper format, it has transitioned to a print magazine that is distributed across campus every month. In addition, the Setonian publishes regular content online. The Setonian staff consists of students majoring in many areas, not only new media journalism.

The Setonian has been around since 1919. Now, the staff publishes nine issues every year, including the May and December graduation magazines, which are twice as large as the regular 16 page issues.

The Setonian strives to inform the Seton Hill community by covering areas in news, lifestyle and entertainment, athletics, opinion, and awareness. The magazine staff is responsible for choosing its content, writing articles, copy-editing, and revision, along with using Adobe InDesign to lay out content for the print magazine. Students also collaborate with local businesses for advertising.

The Setonian can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Our staff at Seton Hill University works hard to get the news to our readers quickly and accurately. Thank you for your support.

Laramie Cowan, Editor-in-Chief

Laramie Cowan is a journalism major with minors in creative writing and English literature. She is currently the editor-in-chief for the Setonian. In her spare time, she likes caring for her miniature horses and reading manga.



Callista Arida, Assistant Editor

Calli Arida is a senior communication major with a minor in journalism. She enjoys drinking coffee and playing with her cats in her spare time.



Paige Parise, Online Editor

Paige Parise is a junior communication and journalism double major. She plays snare drum and is the drumline captain in the marching band.



Haley Carnahan, News Section Editor

Haley Carnahan is a junior journalism major from North Huntingdon, Pa. She loves music, theatre and Spider-Man.



Andrea Meyers, Lifestyle & Entertainment Section Editor

Annie Meyers is a sophomore journalism-new 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.



Merritt Bailey, Athletics Section Editor 

Merritt Bailey is a senior communication major from upstate New York. He is also a goalie on the men’s lacrosse team here at Seton Hill.



Stephen Dumnich, Staff Writer 

Steve Dumnich is a sophomore 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.



Danisha Rogers, Staff Writer

Danisha Rogers is a journalism major. She enjoys writing and is always laughing and smiling. Danisha is a staff writer for the Setonian.



oliviaOlivia Schultz, Staff Writer

Olivia Schultz is a hospitality and tourism major. She has done an internship for the Disney College Program and has studied abroad in London and Dublin. In her free time she is reading, singing, taking photos and hanging out with friends.



Charlotte Mango, Staff Writer 

Charlotte Mango is a junior communications major and hospitality minor. She enjoys participating in club activities and eating two pound burritos from Chipotle.



Austin Shaw, Staff Writer

Austin Shaw is an English secondary education major. He is also a redshirt sophomore on the wrestling team.



Joe Cillo, Staff Writer 

Joe Cillo is a senior history major and business management minor. He is from Cleveland and is a defenseman on the Seton Hill men’s lacrosse team.



Rebecca Scassellati, Cartoonist 

Rebecca Scassellati is a sophomore graphic design major who enjoys writing and illustrating stories and comics. She also enjoys the performing arts.



Luke Lewis, Advertisement Staff

Luke Lewis is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a double major of sports management and human resources with a finance minor. He also plays defense for the men’s lacrosse team.



imageDennis Jerz, Advisor

Dennis Jerz has taught journalism and other English courses at Seton Hill since 2003. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he studied American drama.  His previous experience includes radio journalism, writing/editing for the Virginia Engineering Foundation, and teaching technical writing. He has published on technology in literature and the history of computer games. He has maintained a weblog since 1999. He and his wife homeschool their two children in Unity Township.