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 four issues every year, including the May and December graduation magazines.

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. Students also collaborate with local businesses for advertising.

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

If you are interested in contributing content or joining our staff, please email us at setonian@gmail.com.


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


Ashley Grasinger, Editor-in-Chief

Ashley Grasinger is a senior journalism major from Apollo Pa. She is president of Griffins for Human Rights, secretary of Sigma Tau Delta, and a member of the service advisory board. After graduation, she plans on attending law school. She loves indoor cycling classes, hanging out with friends, and taking care of her puppy named Winry.


Shania Lipinski, Social Media Coordinator & Treasurer 

Shania Lipinski is a junior English education major. She is vice president of Griffins for Human rights club and a member of the Pride Coalition and Griff’s Gang. When she is not writing stories, she is seen walking around campus as a Griffin Guide. After college she hopes to become a high school English teacher and to, one day, publish a horror novel.


Katie Reese, Contributor & Work Study 

Katie Reese is a freshman at Seton Hill University majoring in biology with a minor in graphic design. This is Katie’s third year writing articles for a newspaper, but her first writing for the Setonian. Outside of journalism and schoolwork, Katie loves shopping, hanging out with friends, and drawing. 



Maxwell Reese, Contributor & Work Study 

Maxwell Reese is a freshman at Seton Hill University majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. This is Maxwell’s first year working for the Setonian, but he also worked for his high school’s newspaper for three years. Maxwell Wants to be a high school English teacher. He enjoys reading, writing, playing video games with his friends, and listening to music.



Emma Zuder, Editor & Contributor 

Emma is a junior student editor of The Setonian, as well as a practicing writer in journalism, literature, and creative writing. She currently studies English literature and behavioral health. She is president of Sigma Tau Delta, president of the Hogwarts club, vice president of the English club, and a consultant at the Writing Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. In the future, Emma hopes to work in fiction editing and write on the side.



Hannah Smrcka, Contributor 

Hannah is a sophomore majoring in English literature. In their spare time, they run cross country and track and field for Seton Hill and play piano. After college, they plan to keep furthering their education.




Katelyn Scharler, Graphic Designer 

Katelyn is a sophomore majoring in Graphic design and Interactive design with a concentration in animation. She enjoys creating, writing, and listening to good music.




Zack Venesky, Graphic Designer

Zack is a junior majoring in Graphic Design / Animation and minoring in creative writing. In his spare time, he likes to write stories, play games, and catch up on shows.



Dennis 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 technology in literature and the history of computer games. He has maintained a weblog since 1999.