Page 1

Kardashian Split

Women’s Soccer defeats rival Page 16

Page 10     Thursday, March 25, 2010 Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011         Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009


Radnor, Pa . Radnor, Pa.

Pacemaker Winner


Vol L, Issue 17 Vol.Vol LI, Issue 21 LIII, Issue 9

!"#$%&%'$"((%)*'+,$ Middle East still seeks change


BY NICK LAROSA Sports Editor




Revolutions in the Middle East, which began in December 2010, have raised questions about the future of government leadership and the role of the youth in countries affected by the Arab Spring. With no end to the revolutions in sight, Catholic Relief Services is now focusing on ways to develop new programming for creating livelihoods and spreading the importance of civic engagement. Mark Schnellbaecher, CRS regional director for Europe and the Middle East, stressed that the future for the youth in many Middle Eastern countries is bleak. He discussed the issues plaguing the Middle East with students and faculty in the Grace Hall Atrium on Wednesday, Oct. 26. While so many aspects of the ongoing revolutions remain unanswered, the youth in countries like Egypt and Libya want a change in their government for the sake of their futures. “It seems very clear to me that this is about jobs and the youth bulge, where upwards of 60 percent of the population is under 25-years-old,” Schnellbaecher said. “People who are well-educated or are in the process of becoming well-educated have absolutely no prospect of decent employment after graduating.” Even with a college diploma, young adults in the Middle East do not currently have the opportunity to further advance their lives and careers. Schnellbaecher questioned how one action by Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian vegetable vender with a college education, could set off protests

Hundreds of  thousands  of  people  rallied  at  the  National  Mall  in  Washington  D.C.  on  Sunday,  March  21  in  support  of  comprehensive  immigration reform. !"#$%&'()'$(&*$+*),,*%)'-$%),-'-"&*()-&".*'/"*0*)1&*$+*'/"-(*2$3%'(-"&*$+* 4-('/*),$%1&-."*'/"*5#"(-2)%*0*)1*-%*)*2($6.*'/)'*&'("'2/".*+$(*4,$27&8*9/"* :;)(2/*<$(*5#"(-2)=*(),,>*6)&*'/"*,)(1"&'*&-%2"*?@@A*)+'"(*-##-1()'-$%* ("+$(#*,"1-&,)'-$%*6)&*&/$'*.$6%*-%*?@@B8 <$3('""%* C)4(-%-* &'3."%'&* )%.* +)23,'>* #"#4"(&* 6"("* )#$%1* '/$&"* '/$3&)%.&8* D'3."%'&* +($#* E(>%* ;)6(* C$,,"1"F* G)&'"(%* H%-I"(&-'>* )%.* J-,,)%$I)*H%-I"(&-'>*)&*6",,*)&*$'/"(*$(1)%-K)'-$%&*+($#*'/"*)(")*6"("* also present. L)'>* <(-11,"MN$('$%* O("O)(".* '6$* 43&"&* '$* '()%&O$('* '/"&"* 1($3O&* !"##$%&'#"()*'+,-.."/%012.2 +($#* J-,,)%$I)* H%-I"(&-'>8* * N$('$%* -&* )%* )2'-I"* 2$%1("1)%'* )'* C"%'(),* Baptist Church in Wayne. :9/-&* -&* '/"* 4-11"&'* (),,>* $%* '/"* #),,* &-%2"* P4)#)* /)&* 4"2$#"* president,” Norton said to the group. DO")7"(&* )'* '/"* (),,>* -%2,3.".* C)(.-%),* Q$1"(* ;)/$%>* +($#* R$&* 5%1","&*)%.*S"&&"*S)27&$%8*T("&-."%'*P4)#)*),&$*#)."*("#)(7&*'/($31/* )*O("("2$(.".*I-."$')O".*#"&&)1"*I$-2-%1*/-&*&3OO$('*'$*'/"*2($6.8 D'3."%'&*6"("*#$'-I)'".*'$*)''"%.*'/"*(),,>*+$(*)*%3#4"(*$+*.-++"("%'* (")&$%&8*;$%-2)*E3(7"F*&"%-$(*G%1,-&/*)%.*2$##3%-2)'-$%*)%.*4-$,$1>* #)U$(F* 4",-"I"&* '/"* 23(("%'* &>&'"#* -&* 4($7"%* )%.* 6)%'".* '$* &/$6* /"(* support for an overhaul of immigration legislation. JENAY SMITH / PHOTO EDITOR :V-'/$3'* W*X-%1* '/"* ,)6&* '/)'* )("* -%"++"2'-I"F* -##-1()'-$%* O($4,"#&* 2)%Y'*4"*&$,I".F=*E3(7"*&)-.8*:9/"*23(("%'*,)6&*#)7"*-'*-#O$&&-4,"*+$(*'/"* Mark Schnellbaecher, CRS regional director for Europe and the Middle East, stressed the importance of the Middle Eastern youth following %3#4"(*$+*O"$O,"*6/$*6)%'*'$*2$#"*'$*5#"(-2)*'$*.$*&$*,"1),,>8= the Arab Spring. Schnellbaecher also spoke about the importance of civic engagement in today’s Arab society across the middle east. 9/$&"*'/)'*#)(2/".*/",.*4>*&-1%&*'/)'*(").F*:GZ3),*'(")'#"%'*+$(*),,=* and “No human can be illegal” at the rally. throughout the Middle East. don’t think there is any easy answer, other Another point that Schnellbaecher Bouazizi chose to light himself and his than people being<()%2"&*[)(("'F*&$O/$#$("*&$2-),*6$(7*)%.*DO)%-&/*#)U$(*)'*G)&'"(%* collectively fed up after stressed was that countries are now more H%-I"(&-'>F*6)&*3O,-+'".*4>*'/"*&/""(*%3#4"(*$+*O"$O,"*)'*'/"*(),,>8 vegetable stand on fire because he did not 40 years of essentially being given no dig- likely to have pluralist competition instead :\'*6)&*("),,>*O$6"(+3,*'$*4"*-%*'/"*#-.&'*$+*&$*#)%>*O"$O,"*'/)'*6)%'* believe that he could make a successful nity by your government.” of an actual democracy. Pluralist comliving by simply maintaining his current People of allchange and have traveled so far to stand up for their rights,” Garrett said. countries are seeking dig- petition “holds the seeds of some sort of 9/"* The R)'-%$* 2$##3%-'>* V"&'* C/"&'"(* 6)&* ),&$* -%* )''"%.)%2"* job. However, he felt that his government nity and social justice. Arab Spring has +($#* democratic system or systems.” ),$%1&-."* C)4(-%-* &'3."%'&8* D(8* ;-#-* !"T)3,F* 2$$(.-%)'$(* $+* ]-&O)%-2* did not give him any other choice. given them a chance to express their desire “I don’t think we are going to see a #-%-&'(>* $+* D'8* 51%"&* C/3(2/F* 6)%'".* '$* ()-&"* /"(* I$-2"* +$(* form '/"* “Why did his decision to burn himself for basic citizen rights. single Islamic or Arab democratic undocumented. in protest to the government’s willingness “I’m sure people there bring different arise,” Schnellbaecher said. “I think it’s :9/"("Y&*4""%*)*,)(1"*]-&O)%-2*O("&"%2"*^-%*'/"*2$%1("1)'-$%_*&-%2"* to let him make a dignified life for himself terms to those definitions but, nonethe- going to be very different depending on `aAbF=* !"T)3,*strongly &)-.8* :b@* kick off something that continues to spread less, they seem to resonate in aO"(2"%'* )("* ;"X-2)%F* `@* O"(2"%'* )("* T3"('$*

!"#$%&%' */01)&/* *2)"3',0/

7-89(6-.&+,))1&32+ 5::5;+,-526&+(32+:& 56&<,.=56;-26>&!?$?>& +,5.(&:26(1&32+ ',6'(+&+(.(,+'= ,-&@A(),1&B2+&C53(D across the Arab world and shows no sign of sustained matter within the populations,” ending?” Schnellbaecher questioned. “I


Schnellbaecher said.



page 3

Poetry motivates youth !"#$%&"'()*%+,-(./0(123%4

!"#$"%&'()(*+,-(. /0&1(,+.&23&(45.-(6'(

BY DIANA CAMPEGGIO +$(* R-+"* -%2,3.-%1* C)4(-%-* C/""(,").-%1F* C5T* NOELLE WESTFALL A&E Editor E$)(.F*!",')*T/-*e-F*[""7*DZ3).F*9")#*5OO),)2/-)* STAFF WRITER NW66@CABRINI.EDU )%.*J),,">*<$(1"*9($U)%&8 When Sharvon Urbannavage graduated :\'Y&* %-2"* +$(* C5T* E$)(.* '$* &/$6* &3OO$('* +$(* from Cabrini in 2003, she was told she had 9/"* !-X$%* C"%'"(* /$3&".* ?B?* O)('-2-O)%'&* %)'-$%),*2)3&"&*,-7"*'/-&F=*G#-,>*<-$("F*&$O/$#$("* an entire world of endless possibilities in $+* '/"* Q",)>* <$(* R-+"* 2)%2"(* 6),7* '$* 4"%"W*'*9/"* &"2$%.)(>*".32)'-$%*)%.*G%1,-&/*#)U$(F*&)-.8*<-$("* front of her. But after quickly learning that American Cancer Society. Young and old, students  /)&* ),&$* 6),7".* '$* 4"%"W*'* 5\!D* )6)("%"&&* )%.* the corporate world may not be for her, she )%.*2$##3%-'>*#"#4"(&F*'/"*2$##$%*'/(").*6)&* 4(")&'*2)%2"(F*$+*6/-2/*/"(*)3%'*-&*-%*("#-&&-$%8 stumbled upon the world of spoken word the force cancer had on their lives and the impact  9)()*GI-&$%F*&"%-$(*O&>2/$,$1>*#)U$(F*'$,.*/"(* poetry and jumped in headfirst. '/"&"*6),7"(&*6)%'".*'$*/)I"*$%*2)%2"(8 #$'/"(F* 6/$* -&* 23(("%',>* W*1/'-%1* 4(")&'* 2)%2"(F* Urbannavage, 2003 English and :C)%2"(* )++"2'&* "I"(>$%"8* T"$O,"* 6)%'* '$* )4$3'*'/"*"I"%'8*:\*6)%'*/"(*'$*&""*'/"("*)("*O"$O,"* communication alumna, joined the &""* O($1("&&* #)."* '$6)(.&* ("&")(2/* )%.* /)I"* -'* 6/$*2)("F=*GI-&$%*&)-.8 Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement eliminated  from  our  community,”  Katie  Keller,  :D$#"'-#"&*>$3*+"",*,-7"*>$3Y("*)%*$3'2)&'F*&$* when she saw that founder Greg Corbis sophomore  accounting  major  and  co­chair  of  -'Y&* -#O$(')%'* '$* 2$#"* '$* "I"%'&* ,-7"* '/-&* 4"2)3&"* needed what she could provide. She began C)4(-%-Y&*Q",)>*<$(*R-+"F*&)-.8 >$3*.$%Y'*+"",*,-7"*&32/*)%*$3'&-."(F=*C-%.>*GI-&$%F* SUBMITTED BY SHARVON URBANNAVAGE working with PYPM as a photographer but 9/"*6),7F*6/-2/*4"1)%*)'*c*O8#8*$%*D)'3(.)>F* 9)()Y&* #$'/"(F* &)-.8* GI-&$%* &'$OO".* &#$7-%1* '6$* her role quickly progressed into marketing Members of the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement on the streets of San Francisco, Ca. ;)(2/*?@*)%.*6"%'*3%'-,*a*)8#8*$%*D3%.)>F*;)(2/* years ago. “You almost have to change your life in  and event organization. ?`F* 6)&* )* /31"* &322"&&8* 9/"* 1$),* $+* +3%.&* '$* 4"* $(."(*'$*Z3-'8*GI-&$%*-&*O($3.*'/)'*/"(*.)31/'"(*/)&* ()-&".* 6)&* d?@F@@@* )%.F* )'* A* O8#8F* '/"* "I"%'* /).* Z3-'*&#$7-%1*'$*&/$6*/"(*&3OO$('8 ),(").>*#"'*'/"*d`AF@@@*#)(78*5'*'/"*2$%2,3&-$%*$+* C$##3%-'-"&* )%.* 2$,,"1"&* /$&'* Q",)>* <$(* '/"*"I"%'F*'/"*'$'),*#$%">*()-&".*'$'),".*d?`Fb@@F* R-+"* 6),7&* ),,* $I"(* '/"* 2$3%'(>* '$* 4"%"W*'* 9/"*

Her involvement progressed further when she began teaching poetry workshop and developed into a mentor for Maria Clark, Cabrini freshman criminal justice major. “It wasn’t like a conscious, ‘okay I’m going to do this,’” Urbannavage said. “I just saw that she needed help. She was so overwhelmed from doing it all himself, so that’s why we all just started doing things.” PYPM has six volunteer staff members that teach writing and performing workshops, as well as run monthly poetry slam events, travel to national poetry festivals and mentor the young people of PYPM. POETRY,

page 9


Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

The Loquitur | 3

CTL teaches time management tips

Getting down to Earth

BY MARYKATE MCCANN Staff Writer Simple, practical time management techniques will guide you in the right direction to a successful school year. Many students developed awareness of their freedom and flexibility during a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) event in Xavier residence hall on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Maritza Dejesus, academic counseling coordinator, said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Dejesus stressed that one must use their time effectively to get where you want to be. “Tools that work will put you in the direction you need to go,” Dejesus said. Danielle Gannon, sophomore physical therapy major, said adjusting to her new workload is much harder than it was freshman year. “I participate in clubs, I enjoy working out and I love to hang out with friends,” Gannon said. “Trying to fit everything in and focus on my studies makes it hard not to daze off and procrastinate.” The workshop provided games and activities that visibly helped students realize how they spent their time, as well as showing some unique time management tools to make life easier. How would you spend $86,400? Hypothetically, you have to spend the money in a day; however, anything you don’t use you will lose. Everyone in attendance agreed that they would spend it all on cars, clothes, houses etc. “There are 86,400 seconds in that day and we don’t want to waste time,” Dejesus said. As college students, it is difficult to identify and focus on what will benefit you in the future. Many students need to be aware of their poor time management, and then they need to define what is important. A simple activity, such as students closing their eyes, getting spun around and having to point North, made everyone realize that “tools that work put you in the direction you need to go,” Dejesus reiterated. As everyone opened their eyes each person was pointing a different way. It wasn’t until they were handed compasses that they found the correct direction. Time management tools will point them in the right direction to show how the school year will end up. “I care a lot about my grades,” Tori Giacino, sophomore psychology major, said. “I am very organized, but I don’t know how to manage my time correctly.” Dejesus handed out index cards for the final exercise in the workshop. She asked the students to write the strategy they use to


7 Billion babies on plant earth and counting


A diagram shown by CTL staff that illustrates how one should manage their time during any given time period. Drawn in quadrents, the four squares range from most to least important. manage their time productively. Everyone gathered in the middle of the room with their response and switched cards three different times. This game was called “21” because their strategy was ranked one to seven by how much they thought it would benefit them. “There is no one time management system that works for everyone,” Dejesus said. “the question to ask is, ‘am I focusing on the tasks that will help me achieve my goals and attaining the results I want?’” Dejesus discussed the strategies students use to manage time effectively. Each individual has their own method to assist them in managing their time. Day planners, calendars and Post-it notes are commonly used to help students keep a schedule, be organized and prioritize. We ourselves are the ones who define what is important. Different goals are set for different people because what is important is what has value to you. Discuss a system that works best for your personality and helps you stay focus on what’s important in

your life. The greatest advice Dejesus can give college students is the following: “Dreamers only dream, but creators bring their dreams into reality. They make a plan and then take one step after another even when they don’t feel like it until they achieve their objective. Goals and dreams set your destination but only persistent purposeful actions will get you there.”


Center for Teaching and Learning

• Located in the Iadarola Center, Room 106

• Offers individualized support for students in mathematics, writing, and specific subjects

Youth in Middle East yearn for dignity, social justice SCHNELLBAECHER,

page 1

the different countries and heritage and how the revolution was carried out.” The revolutions have ranged from peaceful demonstrations in Egypt and Tunisia to bloody protests in Syria and Libya. Each country is fighting for different reasons but the people behind the revolts are all looking to be recognized as official citizens. “When people are moving from subjects to citizens, that is the other key move that is happening,” Schnellbaecher said. “Of course, they were called citizens before but they were actually subjects. Different countries are discussing what it means to be a citizen.” Some countries in the Middle

East have been repressed for over 30 years, making it imperative that their voices be heard now. “For so long the government would not let them have public responsibilities,” Schnellbaecher said. “Different countries are discussing what it means to be a citizen, asking ‘What are our rights?’ and ‘What are our responsibilities?’” This is where the role of CRS comes into play. CRS is primarily focusing on the youth in the countries affected by the Arab Spring and is developing ways to increase job prospects and spread civic engagement in the Middle East. “We’re beginning to open up new programming on livelihoods creation, which is a completely new area for us,” Schnellbaecher

said. “We’re not used to working with the private sector with private businesses to try and create hundreds and hundreds of jobs at a time.” According to Schnellbaecher, CRS needs to learn how to act as a business partner as opposed to a donor. In addition to programs that focus on livelihoods creation, CRS is also setting their sights on establishing stronger civic engagement programs. “[Civic engagement] includes everything from youth leadership development to nonviolence communication, advocacy, community mobilization and how to hold a meeting,” Schnellbaecher said. “These are things that, regardless of where people put their political energy, are the sources and scales that will be

useful in the public forum.” CRS was surprised by the start of the revolutions and is still disoriented by what is happening in the Middle East, according to Schnellbaecher. “These are countries that for 40 or 50 years had a very heavy hand on the government,” Schnellbaecher said. “What’s happening around us is ending many of our habitual ways of seeing and handling things in the Middle East.” NAL42@CABRINI.EDU JAV83@CABRINI.EDU

The world celebrated the historic birth of the seven billionth baby on Monday Oct. 31. Although specific babies born on that day were chosen to represent the population increase, the United Nations noted how impossible it is to know exactly where or when the seven billionth person was born due to the millions of births and deaths that occur every day. The estimated number of births on Monday exceeded 380,000 and each and every person born helped raise the worldwide question about the important future need for food, water and energy. The historic mark was reached because people are living longer and the number of infant deaths has decreased. In fact, with each passing generation and each person added to the population, the more we are forced to confront our growing ability to extend human life. Not just in terms of numerical expansion but in terms of rapidly evolving methods of keeping us alive longer. A more secure food supply, advances in medicine and an expansion in sanitation are all components for these theories. With an estimated 900 million people suffering from starvation in 2010, the increase in population called for some discussion about future plans including the need for more resources. Members of the United Nations asked world leaders to become aware of the challenges of increasing population. They need to start initiating plans to create a more sustainable world for everyone. It took only until 1804 for the world to reach one billion people and over a century more before it hit two billion in 1927. Since then, the population has hit three billion in 1959, four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, six billion in 1998 and now seven billion in 2011. The United Nations estimates a world population of nine billion people by 2050. With an accelerating population, the world will need a plan, sooner rather than later.


2011-12 Issue 09  

This is an article I co-wrote for the Loquitur when the regional directior of the Middle East came to Cabrini.