The Hill is Alive… (with quality in quantity)

Yes, it’s my final column for the Setonian. Graduation awaits, followed shortly thereafter by something called �the real world.� But in preparation for this reality, I�d like to digress into some memories. It’s a necessary part of �moving on,� I�m told, but I�d like to avoid the traditional emotional (i.e. sorta sappy) way. Instead, if…

The Hill Is Alive… (with a snailmail explosion)

We all have mail, and at Seton Hill University (SHU) we have two types of mail: email and snailmail. Both have their pros and cons, but I�m beginning to prefer the mass emails to the massive amount of snailmail only because I�d rather open an inbox full of things that only exist in electronic code…

The Hill is Alive… (with the conference Congo line)

Conference is a buzzword on campus. Whether it has been for a while or has only become one recently, I cannot judge. What I do know is that Seton Hill University (SHU) is like a proud parent when students attend or present at conferences. To no surprise, SHU is encouraging more students to attend or…

The Hill is Alive…(with precision planning)

The semester is in full swing and, with the natural growth of the spiral of activities gradually taking over our lives, it’s easy to forget to take time away from our scheduled lives. Frequently our unscheduled time is eclipsed by all the compacted hours of places to go, things to do, and people to see.…

The Hill is Alive… (with a dining hall jungle )

It is a common experience, in our own Lowe Dining Hall, to find yourself so perturbed at the behavior of others that you lose your appetite. Why is it that the dining hall becomes a place where common courtesy and manners are put to the wayside? Let us explore the most hideous antics and violations…

The Hill is Alive… (with the need for children)

In just the past few weeks I�ve made an alarming discovery – children change our behavior. They dominate our attention, vocabulary, mannerisms, and tolerance. We are better people when there are children in our presence. Maybe it’s the innocence that makes us shift gears and tone things down. Maybe it’s knowing that they might repeat…

THE HILL IS ALIVE… (and dripping with advertisement)

If you haven’tseen the ads, you�ve probably been living under a rock. Then again, there might have been ads under that rock, too. The ads are everywhere, and it’s not that I have something against Hal Sparks. I am plainly irritated by the amount of advertising that’s been done. It’s gone on for weeks! It’s…

The Hill is alive… (with new road rules)

Before the addition of the latest sidewalk/crosswalk combo in the infamous A-Lot, the dangers of walking on campus were numbered. Now that we have a new route for walking�which reroutes all the driving�traffic is taking a new turn. Traffic on campus has always been a little bit scary. How many can say they�ve never bumped…

Student remembers Marcia Pietrala, SHU librarian

Marcia A. Pietrala, 53, a Seton Hill University (SHU) librarian died April 13, 2006. In her memory, Karissa Kilgore, Setonian staff writer, shares her experiences with Mrs. Pietrala: I helped Mrs. Pietrala with the Reeves Memorial Library blog this past fall and got to know her. At the time, I was on crutches since I…