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Vol XLIX, Issue 01

College presidents lead in the fight for carbon neutrality

New school year brings new faculty LIZ LAVIN DEPUTY EDITOR EAL723@CABRINI.EDU

because women don’t negotiate for a higher salary whereas men do. In a series of experiments conducted by Linda Babcock, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University, men are four times more likely to negotiate their salaries than women. Jillian Milam graduated with a degree in English and communication from Cabrini College in May 2007 and now works as a business development assistant. “My initial reaction was to go ahead and negotiate no matter what because what was to lose? Then I started second-guessing myself because first, I was new to the whole idea of accepting an offer, and secondly, because I knew the salary was reasonable. I felt I didn’t have a strong argument to go in there and ask for more money, which is ultimately

This year, Cabrini said goodbye to eight of its faculty and hello to 13 incoming professors. Dr. Katie Acker, assistant professor of mathematics; Dawn Francis, assistant professor of communication; Dr. Ray Robb, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Chris Kule, assistant professor of biology; Dr. April Perrymore, assistant professor of psychology; Margo Bare, associate professor of social work; Abby Walls, assistant professor of romance languages; and Dr. Robert Lewis, assistant professor of information science and technology, submitted their resignations during the spring semester. In addition to the departure of eight full-time professors, several adjunct professors moved to full-time positions at other colleges. Due to resignations coming in too late to have a national search, several adjunct professors at Cabrini moved up to visiting full-time positions, meaning they will hold the fulltime position for one year. This number of new faculty is “pretty healthy,” said Dr. Jonnie Guerra, vice president for academic affairs. Joe Clark is now a visiting assistant professor of education. Clark has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for over two years. Also in the education department, Shirley Dixon is now a full time professor. Dixon had previously worked as the Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives. Susan Dendinger is the visiting assistant professor of biology. She has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for the past several years. Nicholas Jacques is the assistant professor of studio art. He has been an adjunct professor at Cabrini for the past year. Guerra recently sent email introducing the new faculty to Cabrini. “We are excited to bring

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Representing over 280 schools and 2 million students, college presidents gathered in an effort to make their college’s carbon neutral. The American College & University Presidents Climate Committment is providing college president’s with the opportunity to combat global warming. JAMIE HUFNAGLE NEWS EDITOR JLH729@CABRINI.EDU

Cabrini is not on the list of over 300 colleges that recently united in a national organization to combat global warming on their campuses. The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment is an effort to address

global warming by gathering institutional commitments in order to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions and to hasten the research and educational efforts of higher education with the intention to stabilize the earth’s climate. “The College administration is aware of the University Presidents Climate Commitment and agrees with many of its elements,

but because of our relatively small size and the age of some facilities and equipment on campus, Cabrini would prefer to approach the issues of carbon neutrality and self-sustainability individually rather than sign a document that we may not be able to honor one hundred percent,” Gene Castellano, vice president of marketing and communications, said.

Cabrini has made many efforts in regard to global warming with state-of-the-art energy management systems, “green” cleaning solutions, increased insulation in existing buildings and more recently, campus-wide recycling achieved over the summer. Each institution involved

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Women earn less than male classmates NICOLE OSUCH MANAGING EDITOR NAO722@CABRINI.EDU


Within the first year after graduating, women working full-time earn 20 percent less on average than their male classmates; even when they have the same major and occupation.

Hey, women. You’ve heard you earn less about 20 percent less than men, but you probably thought that applied only to older women who have kids and gaps in their resumes. Guess again. The guy sitting next to you in class will very likely earn a higher salary than you right away in your first jobs. Within the first year after graduating, women working full-time earn 20 percent less on average than their male classmates, even when they have the same major and occupation, according to the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Why do women earn less? Women’s advocacy organizations are often quick to blame discrimination, but it might be

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Thursday, August 27, 2007

Cabrini enforces new recycling system

50th Anniversary marks a year of change What an exciting year to be a Cabrini student. As this, the 50th Anniversary of the college is upon us, there are numerous, wonderful events to look forward to. Our beautiful college will be booming with alumni as they fill their old stomping grounds with happy and loving memories. If you haven’t heard of anything that will occur on campus this upcoming year celebrating the college’s 50th Anniversary, go to cabrini. edu/50. Throughout every issue, the Loquitur staff will also be running stories about all the upcoming events, so be sure to keep reading. Cabrini may be a smaller college than most out there, but the experience you receive will not be one you regret. Walking around campus, recognizing people in your classes, professors knowing your name and face, and getting more personal attention are all the major benefits you’ll experience at Cabrini. Not only that, but what college president do you know that could throw a perfect pitch from the pitcher’s mound at the Phillies game and make it all the way to home plate? Beginning a new school year is the perfect time to start a clean slate. It’s great to be able to clear all your old, bad habits and keep the good ones. Don’t sweat the small, petty stuff. College only lasts for four years, so enjoy every minute. Getting involved is a great way to meet new people and have more fun on campus. If you didn’t join anything last year, Cabrini offers many activities and groups that you may be interested in. To become more involved, check out the involvement fair on Sept. 5. Your involvement on campus helps Cabrini grow into a stronger and close-knit community. As we celebrate this, the 50th Anniversary of the college, not only will we be making changes about ourselves, but the campus is making changes as well. Although Cabrini did not sign the contract towards carbon neutrality in the fight to stop global waming, they have made many efforts into making the campus more “green.” Efforts being made are, state of the art energy management systems, green cleaning solutions, increased insulation in existing buildings, and more recently, campus-wide recycling achieved over the summer. Helping your campus achieve these goals is what will help the college in the long-run. Global warming is a very critical topic, around the world and one that Cabrini is in the process of working on. Improving your community ultimately helps the world in the end. Enjoy this year, whether it be your freshman, sophomore, junior, or very last year as a senior at Cabrini. Good luck, and take everything for what it’s worth. Life, at times, can be hard and difficult, especially in college. If you’re having a trying time, keep these inspiring words from Eleanor Roosevelt in your mind, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”


As a part of the new recycling system, recycling bins have now been distributed throughout the Cabrini campus. director of facilities, said. bottles and cans, not any other MEGAN PELLEGRINO The new recycling bins can form of plastic or aluminum such COPY EDITOR be found in the offices and class- as plates or Styrofoam boxes. MRP727@CABRINI.EDU rooms. These bins are designated If for whatever reason you or As the call to “go green” be- for office computer paper, small someone you know has a large comes stronger, Cabrini created quantities of cardboard boxes, quantity of items to recycle you a recycling system on campus. newspapers and other high-grade are not to use the recycling bins The new system was re- papers but not glossy prints like scattered among campus. Instead, leased on July 9 when the new advertisements or pamphlets. call facilities at extension 8242. Along with the smaller recy- Facilities will then set up a time housekeeping, CSI placed the recycling bins in set loca- cling bins, there are now larger when the accumulated recycles tions, including the offices and recycling bins found through- can be picked up and recycled. “We are working with student dorms. Each recycling bin is set out campus. These bins are for to recycle a different product. glass, plastic bottles and alu- life, residence life and the Col“The faculty and staff have minum cans that in the past lege’s marketing and communiresponded quite positively as Cabrini chose not to recycle. cations division to get the word It is advised by facilities that out that recycling is not a choice, we have observed an increase in recyclables and a decrease the larger recycling bins des- it is our responsibility as citizens, in trash,” Howard Holden, ignated for bottles are only for and it is “green,” Holden said.

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Thursday, August 27, 2007

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Carbon neutrality unites college presidents

Cabrini welcomes its new faculty Dr. Nicholas K. Rademacher joined Cabrini as the aspeople with such high creden- sistant professor of relitials as visiting and permanent gious studies in January. faculty to Cabrini,” she said. Byrony R.V. Kay is the visJoining Dendinger in the iting assistant professor of psyscience department is Ann chology. Prior to Cabrini, Kay Randolph, visiting assistant was a school psychologist. professor of chemistry. She Dr. Eric Malm is the assishas been tant profesteaching sor of busibiochemness. Malm istry and occasioninorganic ally taught chemisgraduate and try for undergradu15 years. ate courses There at Cabrini. are two Kristen new adSmith Nicely ditions to is the visitthe coming assistant municaprofessor of tions desocial work. partment. Previously, Dr. John she was - Dr. Jonnie Guerra Cordes an adjunct is an asprofessor sistant at Maryprofessor of communica- wood University. tions. He was previously an Eileen A. Raffaele is the visadjunct professor at the Col- iting assistant professor of busilege of Journalism at the ness. Previously, she was an University of Maryland. adjunct professor at Delaware Dr. Janice Hau Xu is also an County Community College. assistant professor of commuStephen P. Vallette is the nication. She previously held visiting assistant professor of the same position at Western mathematics. He has over 20 Connecticut State University. years of teaching experience.

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Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) addresses presidents of universities, colleges, and community colleges from throughout the country who gathered in Washington Tuesday, June 12, 2007 to sign the Presidents' Climate Committment.

CLIMATE, page 1 their long-term energy costs, at- committed to leading the way.” with the committee will set specific strategies along with timetables in order to follow through with the goal of making their campuses carbon neutral. Each campus will also have a committee of students, faculty and staff to oversee the efforts. Those involved with the organization include institutions like Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania, colleges like Emerson, community colleges and public universities. According to, the presidents and chancellors who are joining and leading the commitment believe that exerting leadership in addressing climate change will stabilize and reduce

tract excellent students and faculty, attract new sources of funding and increase the support of alumni and local communities. Rev. Peter M. Donohue, president of Villanova University, signed the commitment in June and has created a comprehensive institutional action plan to move toward climate neutrality under his leadership at Villanova. “Global warming is a defining challenge of our time,” Donohue said in an email to Loquitur. “Human activities are responsible for the problem and working together, humans have the capacity to solve the problem. That means taking serious action today to stop adding global warming pollution to the atmosphere. Villanova University is

Leaders joined at a press conference in Washington promising to eliminate or offset greenhouse gases resulting from light bulbs in their buildings, from flights and car trips by their faculty down to the transportation of food to their dining halls. President Tom Galligan of Colby-Sawyer College is another among the list of presidents looking to use his leadership role to bring attention to global warming and its harmful effects. “Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our times and calling attention to it at the campus level both teaches and emphasizes higher education’s commitment to the public good,” Galligan said in an email to Loquitur.

“We are excited to bring people with such high credentials as visiting and permanent faculty to Cabrini.”

Women’s failure to negotiate leads to decrease in pay SALARY, page 1 why I chose not to negotiate.” Babcock speculates that women do not negotiate because society has raised women to accept what is offered to them and not push the envelope. However, the study showed that women who do negotiate were usually successful. There are also social consequences when women negotiate. For example, when women negotiate they can jeopardize getting hired because they may come across as being too aggressive and difficult to work with. Dr. Terlecki, a psychology professor, said, “If you are a woman and are too aggressive, employers don’t want you. If you are a male, employers want you to be aggressive. If you’re a male and a pushover they don’t want you.” According to Babcock, her studies found that women described being more anxious than men about negotiating. Katherine Brachelli, who graduated with a degree in English and communication from Cabrini College in May 2007 and now works as a writer /project coordinator agreed with Babcock’s findings. Brachelli said that women feel intimidated when it comes to negotiating for their first jobs. Brachelli did not negotiate, but said she would feel more confident next time she interviewed.


Women’s lack of negotiating in the working world leads them to earn less money in their careers than their male colleagues. Not negotiating can correlate to huge financial setbacks. As a result of women not negotiating even once, Babcock explains that can mean losses of about a half a million dollars over their careers in lost earnings. For a woman graduating from an MBA program, the losses are even greater. There are

about $1.5 million in lost earnings over the course of their careers. Terlecki explained women have always gotten paid less and it is a difficult cycle to break. She said that women might need to just take the risk and negotiate because it is not wrong for women to be upfront about income

because pay is something that is discussed. Negotiating does not mean you will loose the job offer. “The moment I handed in the letter of acceptance, I regretted not trying. Unless I felt that the actual offer would have been threatened by asking for more money, I should have at least tried,” Milam said.

Looking back, Milam said, “Even though recent grads are new to accepting offers, we need to realize that it is a game everyone in the business world plays. Loquitur welcomes your comments on this story. Please send your comments to: Loq u i t u r @ g o o g l e g ro u p s . c o m .

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Thursday, August 27, 2007

Cabrini opens new welcome center


The new welcome center, located on the right side of the Upper Gulph driveway, provides students with extra security to ensure the safety of the campus community. The new center monitors incoming traffic between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. KATIE CLARK A&E EDITOR KAC729@CABRINI.EDU

Cabrini opened a new welcome center booth in the past month to monitor visitors on campus. The welcome center was built to replace the check-point at night when entering campus. It is located on the right side

of the Upper Gulph entrance. According to the official announcement sent out by Cabrini, the same rules and regulations as last year are in effect. Any car that enters the campus between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. must use this entrance and stop at the welcome center. Destination and identification will be asked by Public Safety to the drivers and

passengers. Unlike last year there are now gates and you must wait for Public Safety to grant you permission to enter the campus. There are mixed and confused feelings from the Cabrini students over the welcome center. “The entrance is an obstacle course now,” junior Lauren Grassi, a social work major, said. “I didn’t like the idea from

the beginning and now there is a booth. It’s a waste of time and a hassle for my friends to visit me,” junior Kelly Devlin, an education major, said. Lisa Romano, a junior criminal justice major said, “I feel it is not necessary for Cabrini to waste money on a system that worked just fine the way it was last year.” According to Lil Burroughs,

director of Public Safety, the reasoning behind the new system is “to promote more safety on Cabrini’s campus.” Cabrini’s official announcement stated that it is the mission of the Department of Public Safety to protect the life and property and to encourage a shared responsibility for the safety of the individual and the community.

New regulations threaten future of webcasting JILLIAN SMITH PERSPECTIVES EDITOR JKS724@CABRINI.EDU


Cabrini’s radio station, WYBF, is among those in limbo due to a new federal regulation that was supposed to come out on July 15 but did not.


With the recent increase in fees, most Internet radio stations are being forced to shut down.

Most internet radio stations are biting their fingernails and wearing their lucky charms that they won’t get shut down. This is due to a large increase of royalties they may have to pay set by a federal agency. Cabrini’s radio station, WYBF, is among those in limbo due to a new federal regulation that was supposed to come out on July 15 but did not. “It’s not an easy topic for college radio right now because everything’s still being fought,” General Manager Heather Shanley said. In March 2007 SoundExchange, commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission released the first decision to set the rate for 2006 until 2010, although this battle has been on going for over two years. July 2007 was when the Federal Court denied a motion to have final say in per song rate. In August 2007, commercial radio stations were pushing to put a cap on the total costs per song. With this increase in fees, most Internet radio stations are being forced to shut down. These fees were sanctioned by SoundExchange, however, they are utterly opposed by thousands of webcasters who are

worried that the higher costs will force them out of business. “What is hurting college radio stations the most is the back paying of fees for the last two years that the webcasting issues have been in arbitration,” Shanley said. For the past two years, WYBF had to pay a flat rate to SoundExchange of $250 each year. Since this court ruling, WYBF’s fees have increased, paying $500 for the 2007-2008 school year, along with another $500 to make up the costs for the past two years. As set by the Copyright Royalty Board, college campuses that have more than 10,000 students enrolled did not have to back pay any fees because their flat rate had already been $500 per year. Only schools with an enrollment of less than 10,000 students were forced to pay an additional fee for the past years because their flat rate was only $250, Shanley said. Instead of being charged a flat rate like a college radio station, commercial radio stations are charged by the song play. For the 2006 year, each song was charged eight cents. In 2007, each song was charged 11 cents and the price will continue to go up each year with a projected cost of 19 cents a song by the year 2010. This cost increase has forced commercial radio stations to push for a court ruling to a put a cap on how much total monies they will have to pay to SoundExchange.

Deals were struck last minute between a trade organization representing the Web radio operators and SoundExchange to “cap the per-channel fee at $500,000” according to As of Monday, July 16, SoundExchange did not okay the deal. Not only is the fee increase a challenge for college radio stations, so is record keeping. “How do we get paper logs for the past two years typed into a system and sorted to the specifications of SoundExchange and the continuing it?” Shanley asked. Right now, WYBF has to log every song they play, including the artist, album title and record label on the chart along with the title of the song. If this information is unknown, then the song cannot be played on WYBF. Logs consisting of two weeks worth of playlists are then sent to SoundExchange once a quarter. If these logs are not sent, WYBF could be subjected to losing its webcasting license and fines. “Supposedly SoundExchange is working with computer programmers to create database software to simplify the logging procedures,” Shanley said. However, nothing formally has been mentioned. But with a new program will come some new costs, and what the cost will be is something Shanley and WYBF questions.

Thursday, August 27, 2007

Can your genes really influence your friendships?

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Suicide bombings mark deadliest attack to date BRITTANY LAVIN BLL722@CABRINI.EDU FEATURES EDITOR

On Aug. 14 a series of suicide bombings in northern Iraq killed at least 250 and possibly as many as 500 Yazidis, a religious sect targeted by Muslim extremists, making it the deadliest attack in the war to date. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq called the attack “an act of ethnic cleansing.” The military blame al-Qaida, as the coordinated bombings follow their previous attack patterns. Rove leaves White House


A group of freshmen friends gather together on the steps of Founder’s Hall during freshmen orientation. KAITLIN BARR KMB738@CABRINI.EDU EDITOR IN CHIEF

In a study performed out of Virginia Commonwealth University, K. Kendler performed a study to see if your choice of friends stems in some part from your genes. He and his staff interviewed 1800 male twins aged 24-62, who were all born in Va. The twins were asked about the friends they had from ages eight to 25. From that, the scientists then separated those years into many

two- to three-year periods. They were asked which of their friends, if any: drank, cut classes, smoked, stole, did and/or stole drugs, or got in trouble with the law. According to Kendler’s study, they believed when children are between the ages of eight to 11, their genes explain 30% of their choice in friends. Both kinds of twins were interviewed in the study, and all happened to be white males. Kendler believed people’s genes affect about 50% of all their friendships between 15-25 years old. Between those

ages people are maturing into adults and are able to identify more with the kind of people that they themselves may be. It was found that identical twins were more likely than fraternal twins to make similar choices in friends. Because identical twins share the same genes and fraternal twins do not, Kendler believed that genes influence who we’re friends with; although it’s not the final say on who we ultimately choose as our friends.

Residence Hall Recycling Guidelines Recycling containers for glass, plastic bottles and aluminum cans have been provided to all residence halls. Please check with your R.A. for the nearest container in your area. Do not put food, trash or plastic food containers in recycling cans. These items are not recyclable. Thank you for participating!

Karl Rove, one of the few remaining senior advisers to President Bush, announced that he will be leaving the White House by the end of the month. Rove, who was instrumental in Bush’s electoral successes in Texas and Washington, said he’d been considering the move for some time and while he won’t take any formal roles in presidential campaigns, he will offer his guidance if asked. New regulations may “speed up” death penalty A new set of regulations regarding death penalty prosecutions are being implemented by the Justice Department. These new regulations may allow Attorney General Alberto Gonzales the power to decide whether certain states can “speed up” the process. If a state requests to be included in this program, it could decrease the amount of time a prisoner has to appeal and could ultimately lead to innocent people being prosecuted. However, opponents of the regulations, such as Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., want to delay implementation of the new rules, which used to be the authority of the judges. Conspiracy charges lead to conviction for Padilla Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen who was held in prison for three years on the charge of being an “enemy combatant,” was convicted on terrorism conspiracy charges. Padilla was arrested in 2002, spending three years in isolation before his trial. After a three-month trial, jurors came to a decision in less than a day. It has been said that this verdict is a victory for the White House, which has been criticized for the way that detainees have been held in Guantanamo Bay. Padilla and two other men were also found guilty and may be sentenced to life in prison. Fed cuts rates to relieve lending crisis

Need Something repaired in your room? The quickest way to get service is to enter a Facilities Service Request. The Facilities Service Request is available online 24/7. Simply visit: Click on about Cabrini Departments & Services The Facilities Service Request link is on the right hand side. After you have submitted your service request, log back into the Facilities Service Request link at anytime and check the status of your request. If you have any questions regarding the service request link, please contact the service center @ extension 8242.

The Federal Reserve has taken unorthodox action to alleviate investor fears and drive liquidity in the credit market. The Fed recognizes that a sub-prime lending crises could pose a threat to the economy and it has acted in order to loosen the credit the market. This doesn’t include cutting consumer interest rates; it does include cutting the discount rate at which banks can borrow from the Fed and increased the extent of those loans so that banks would use the assets to grant consumers more loans. Congress passes bill for warrantless search and seizures Earlier this month, Congress accidently passed a bill that gives President Bush the power to conduct search and seizures without a warrant. Democrats claim they voted without understanding the language, which states that physical searches and the collection of business records without a court order are allowed. Though the Bush Administration claims that they will minimize spying on average Americans, opponents find solace in the fact that the law will expire in six months and need to be reauthorized then.


Thursday, August 30, 2007


Freshmen hope for the best as upperclassmen offer advice Freshmen: What do you expect to get out of your experience at Cabrini?

“Discover “To Survive!” more about my major and develop friendships.”

“Meet new friends and explore my field more.”

“Get good grades and meet new friends.”

“Studying and meeting a bunch of people. Eat and hang out.”

“Meet new people and have fun.”

- Matthew Knab -Brittany freshman, graphic O’Connor

- Bill Steiger

- Caitlyn Smith

- Donte Lewis

- Kat Delaney

freshman, accounting

freshman, nursing

freshman, pharmacy

freshman, accounting

consisting of sports teams, resident advisors and sports clubs and organizations were not shy to bend their knees and strain their backs to relive their past experiences. With many of those clubs and organizations stationed all around campus, it gave the freshmen a chance to see how they could get involved in such activities as the WYBF radio station, Campus Activities and Programming Board, and sports clubs.

After walking around campus and watching students get settled, it was then my turn to fill them in about “The Loquitur” and find out from freshmen what their expectations for the year were. I cannot believe three years have passed already, and I’m a junior and can remember the exact feelings that went through me when I pulled up “Cabrini Drive” the day of move-in. I first wished that my roommates and I would

mesh, and I would have the same drive as I did in high school. Well, my wishes came true and because of those friends I made and the classes I took within my major, I am doing exactly that. These upperclassmen gave great advice that all freshmen should follow, but I believe the most important advice is to truly get involved and use time management. When you put your time

into groups on campus, it really pays, not even within your social life, but as a well-rounded individual. Even more, being committed to a group or organization is a great “plus” to have on your resume after you graduate. Overall, the upperclassmen want all you freshmen to have fun these four years because it goes fast, just as the seniors. Being only a junior now, I believe them already.


freshman, business


freshman, it is now the start of their new life after leaving their alma mater. The roads leading to Cabrini College were lined with families in cars, vans and SUV’s stocked full of the bare necessities for their high school graduate. As the “freshies” were receiving their room keys, meeting their roommates and trudging up and down steps with their luggage, upperclassmen were at their side to help. The move-in crew,


For upperclassman, Aug. 23, move-in day, was a flashback. For incoming

Upperclassmen: Do you have any advice to give to incoming freshmen?

“Make friends with public safety and RAs. Go to class and pay attention.”

“Manage your “Have fun and time between get involved!” classes and social life. Socialize.”

- Katie Moore

- Rizwan Ishmail -Genicka Voltaire - Charles Bush

junior, exercise science

junior, spanish and Secondary Education

junior, political science

“Have fun but be responsible and go to the basketball games.”

junior, English and communication

“Get involved “Enjoy it because the day with activities after you move on campus.” in it feels like you’re moving out.” -Maura Brennan - Nicole Morgan senior, criminal justice and sociology

senior, education


Thursday August 30, 2007

Make the most of your ‘home away from home’ dorm room IN MY O PI NI O N


Your first thoughts walking into the cramped dorm rooms at school are definitely going to be a little overwhelming and you may want to run out screaming at your first chance, but just stick around until you meet your roommate. After that experience you may be convinced to stay or run even faster out the door. Next is the question how to accommodate yourself in the cramped four walls you have been assigned and to make it all your own. It is going to be your “home away from home” for a while. So find out how to make it look awesome. The space is definitely limited in the beginning and the thought of fitting all of your belongings may be a little overwhelming but it will all fit with careful organization and some really smart folding tactics. You will most likely become an expert at using small spaces wisely. Girls can get pretty creative and make the dorm room look pretty awesome. You can pick out the colors

and match your things with your roommate. It gives you some time to spend with your roommate and get to know her. Finding great designs and colors for dorm rooms is really easy at stores at like Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and even Walmart. You will be able to find great comforter and sheet sets, organizers in bright colors, tapestries to decorate the walls and other organization materials. Plastic organizers to put your extra clothing, books, or other materials can be useful because the small closets and limited drawer space provides insufficient room for all of your belongings. Door hangers for jackets, book bags, bath robes and other things are a great accessory as well. Buy hangers in bulk, you’ll

probably need them. Laundry holders are going to be a big necessity unless you don’t mind huge piles of dirty clothes all over the floor. For the guys, you’re going to need more than a sheet, a toothbrush, and your XBOX but I hope you remembered that. If you attend the poster sale which should be around the beginning of the semester in Jazzman’s Café, you’ll find some great posters for the walls to make your room have a little more personality. No one wants to stare at blank white cement walls all semester. Most important for you guys is to bring what you need and what will make you comfortable. For the fashion aware, this year’s popular back-toschool colors include blues,

pink, lavender, brown and navy. Silver, black and clear have always been popular as well. Bold designs, plaids, and stripes are hot for room décor as well. When you visit stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, they will gladly help you choose colors and designs that will look great together and give your room a vibrant and welcoming personality. Most importantly, you should try to make the space you have as comfortable as possible. Bring your favorite things, bring lots of pillows, use your favorite colors and make it your own. You want to be able to come back from class and relax. Your dorm room should be welcoming and it should make you feel at home. Make it a place where you enjoy and like to spend your time.


Freshman English and Communication major Meaghan Conroy hangs up a poster of Jim Morrison and the Doors under her bed in her new dorm in Woodcrest.

Roommate troubles? Hang in there, it could be worse I N M Y O PINIO N


Upon entering college, many students fear the struggles of living with a roommate. The stress of wondering whether or not you’ll get along was a factor that made me think I never wanted to go to college. In my experience I had two roommates; the “good” roommate and the “bad” roommate. The “good” roommate still remains to be one of my very good friends even after transferring to a different school. The “bad” roommate

was a nightmare. She seemed pretty decent on the phone, but once move-in day came I knew she would be a handful. She arrived to our room walking in with what seemed to be a thousand bags full of clothes. From then on I knew she would be a mess, and I was right. I was nice and attempted to be friends, but surely as the weeks went on things got worse. All day she would lie in bed and watch television while the “good” roomate and I were being productive with school work and going to athletic practices; she played basketball and I swim. At night the “bad” roomate would sit at her computer, listen to music and take shots of cheap vodka. Obviously she rarely attended class. I am pretty easy-going, but she always bothered me. I thought just avoiding her and not being in my room as much would take

care of the problems. I remember distinctively the night I knew I just could not live with her anymore. Her boyfriend came up from home, who in my opinion was a complete loser: not in school, no job or anything. Our agreement was that if we had someone over we would tell the other roommates. He came up and the “good” roommate and I were left in the dark. We met him and hung out until they were getting a little too comfortable in her bed. We left to go hang out in a friends’ room in our quad and after about two hours we heard screaming from the room. The “bad” roomate and her boyfriend had gotten in a fight, nothing new. We heard something smash, him run out of the room and she immediately ran after him. We both hurried into our room to see what happened. After a short investigation we found a gel deodorant that belonged to the “bad”

roommate all over the wall, all over my brand new laptop, printer, desk and on the “good” roommates clothes. We were furious. We immediately ran to our resident assistant and demanded to switch her room. After a meeting between the three of us, our RA and area coordinator the switch was made. My advice to you is to compromise and communicate with you roommates before a situation as drastic as mine occurs. Residence life is willing to move a student’s room upon request two weeks after move-in day. Waiting the two weeks is important to get to know your roommates and be sure that you might not end up being friends with that person. Give your roommate a chance but if you are not happy or not doing so well in school because of the situation talk to your RA about moving to another room.


Hilton’s jailtime was not the only ‘news’ to happen over the summer IN MY OPINION


“What’s Darfur?” my best friend asked me when she overheard a conversation between my mother and I. We had been discussing how little the coverage on Sudan has been since I discovered the astounding book “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmeal Beah; the memoirs of a boy soldier. She was the perfect example for the conversation. Ask her what is new with Paris Hilton, and she could give me the day she arrived to Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, the details within her stay, the date she left and what she has been doing lately. Paris Hilton’s jail sentence, Lindsay Lohan’s drug abuse, Nicole Richie’s pregnancy and Britney Spears out of control behavior; these are just some of the topics that come to mind when I think about this summer’s news. But if I was really interested in the lives of celebrities, I could easily just pick up an Us weekly or tune into E! News. Does anybody seriously believe that there is so little actually going on in the world that MSNBC-TV has had to cover the US election to

the extent it did and CNN replaying coverage using “YouTube” numerous times? There is so much coverage on the election, when not too much is really going on. What about a conflict that has left 450,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced? Now in it’s fifth year, many of my friends, peers and even teachers do not quite understand the crisis in Sudan and the impact it has and will continue to have on our world. Not only that, but from a more local perspective, news coverage on the violence that has been erupting in inner city Philadelphia does not seem to headline all of the local newspapers. Just the other day there was a bomb threat at the Septa Station right across the street from where I live, and though the incident became an all day excursion, the story did not even make the evening news. Instead, conflict between Rosie O’Donnell, Donald Trump and Elizabeth Hassellbeck seemed to be number one on America’s need to know list. Oh and letís not forget Akon’s appalling concert behavior and Beyonce’s descent down a flight of stairs. But however you attack or defend it, the stories will always be, for the most part, based on what consumers want and find most interesting because there will always be an extra eye on entertainment. So it seems for now, the importance of the world will continue to be lost in a mess of trivial nonsense.

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Arts & Entertainment



Yippee Ki Yay, well, you know the rest. John McClane returns to the big screen, bald and alienated from his family, in the fourth installment of the Die Hard films. The plot of the movie begins with a terrorist who breaches the FBI computer system by hiring hand-picked computer hackers to do the dirty work. Instead of being paid, they are assassinated by the

terrorist mastermind, Thomas Gabriel, played by Timothy Olyphan. McClane, an NYPD police detective, is sent to find a known hacker involved with the FBI’s system, Matthew Farrell, played by Justin Long. Both Farrell and McClane escaped and made their way to Washington D.C., where a stream of events occurred that sent the world in an uproar and left the FBI in shambles. This movie is jam packed with action scenes from start to finish. Willis is at his best.



Being a “girly-girl,” I thought Transformers would be one of the most stupid movies I would ever see. I succumbed to my friends and family’s pleadings and went to the movies not expecting much. Well let me tell you, I got much more than I bargained for. Transformers was ultimately the best movie hands down this summer. This action-packed sci-fi comedy adventure film had it all: witty

dialogue, great, not to mention good-looking, actors, awesome computer graphics and sweet cars. Shia LaBeouf was out of his element in the movie, and I believe that Transformers is the movie to put him on the map. This is also the movie debut for Megan Fox in a summer blockbuster. This movie has plenty to offer and I would recommend it to every girlie girl, big-muscled man, or a regular college student.


The Loquitur Editors graded each movie they saw this summer. These are what each movie received out of 4 stars. Spider Man 3 Shrek 3 Pirates 3 Knocked Up Oceans 13 Surfs Up Fantastic 4 Evan Almighty Ratatouille Transformers Harry Potter

John McClane (Bruce Willis) again finds himself in dangers way in “Live Free or Die Hard.” KAITLIN BARR EDITOR IN CHIEF KMB738@CABRINI.EDU

Up-and-coming entertainment journalist working for E channel, Allison Scott, meets up at a bar one night with Ben Stone, a lazy wannabe website creator. The two hit it off and take part in a onenight-stand. Allison becomes pregnant after having never spoken to Ben again and although they were completely

different people, she decided to give the slacker a chance. The movie follows their up-and-down romance in some funny and not-so-funny scenes. Mirrored after a 40-Year-Old Virgin movie, Knocked Up sends out a good message to people, that having a baby can be the blessing of a lifetime. I was not impressed with this movie, but maybe because I’m a little biased.


“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the latest of the seven Potter books to be filmed to date, is the most introspective of the films so far. “Phoenix” follows Harry and his friends during their fifth year at Hogwarts, where they await news of Lord Voldemort’s return while the Ministry of Magic conspires to


cover it up. While the film has less flash than its predecessors, it manages to capture the teenage angst that encompassed the book as the young witches and wizards face something that is almost as terrifying as the impending war: puberty. With storylines growing increasingly darker, the young cast steps up their game by shedding their adolescent airs and proving that these films aren’t just for kids.

Bourne Ultimatum Rush Hour 3 Super Bad Chuck & Larry


License to Wed

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23rd Annual VMA’s to be held in Sin City


The place: Las Vegas, Nevada. The time: LIVE at 9PM. The event: MTV Video Music Awards. For those who love celebrities, music, comedy and drama, this is the perfect show to watch. All of the hottest actors and musicians will be in attendance. Performers for the night include; Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain, Timbaland, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, The Foo Fighters and Rihanna. This


show is bound to be a night to remember. Music superstar, Timbaland, will serve as the “maestro.” According to the official MTV website, Timbaland will be in charge of creating several “showstopping and unexpected artist collaborations.” Nominees for Best Group are Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Linkin Park, Maroon 5 and The White Stripes. Best New Artist nominations are Lily Allen, Gym Class Heroes, Peter Bjorn & John, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse.

Kanye West


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Nominees for Female Artist of the Year are Beyonce, Fergie, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna and Amy Winehouse. Nominees for Male Artist of the Year include: Akon, Robin Thicke, T.I., Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. As for the nominations of Monster Single of the Year, they are Daughtry “Home,” Fall Out Boy “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs,” Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend,” Lil Mama “Lip Gloss,” Mims “This is Why I’m Hot,” Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah,” Rihanna ft Jay-Z “Umbrella,” Shop Boyz



“Party Like A Rock Star,” T-Pain ft Yung Joc “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” and Timbaland ft Keri Hilson and D.O.E. & Sebastian “The Way I are.” Nominees for Most Earth-Shattering Collaboration are Akon ft Eminem “Smack That,” Beyonce ft Shakira “Beautiful Liar,” Gwen Stefani ft Akon “The Sweet Escape,” Justin Timberlake ft Timbaland “SexyBack” and U2 ft Green Day “The Saints Are Coming.” Nominees for Video of the Year are Beyonce “Irreplaceable,” Justice “D.A.N.C.E.,” Rihanna ft


The Foo Fighters Jay-Z “Umbrella,” Justin Timberlake “What Goes Around…Comes Around,” Kanye West “Stronger” and Amy Winehouse “Rehab.” The videos nominated for the Best Choreography are Beyonce ft Shakira “Beautiful Liar,” Chris Brown “Wall to Wall,” Ciara “Like A Boy,” Eve “Tambourine” and Justin Timberlake “My Love.” Videos in the Best Director category are Christina Aguilera “Candyman,” Beyonce ft Shakira “Beautiful Liar,” Kanye West “Stronger,” Linkin Park “What I’ve Done,” Rihanna ft



Jay-Z “Umbrella” and Justin Timberlake “What Goes Around Comes Around.” In the Best Editing category, the videos up for nomination are Beyonce ft Shakira “Beautiful Liar,” Gnarls Barkley “Smiley Faces,” Linkin Park “What I’ve Done,” Justin Timberlake “What Goes Around Comes Around” and Kanye West “Stronger.” There are always surprised performances, wacky outfits, crazy hair styles and much more at the VMA’s. So dont forget to tune in to MTV on September 9 at 9 p.m.



Be a Dear and get Bitten at Steve and Barry’s MEGAN PELLEGRINO COPY EDITOR MRP727@CABRINI.EDU

Amanda Bynes, the creator of Dear


“It is every woman’s inalienable right to have a pulled together, stylish, confident wardrobe with money leftover to live,” so get Bitten, be a Dear and head over to Steve and Barry’s. This summer, Steve and Barry’s introduced new fashion lines by Amanda Bynes and Sarah Jessica Parker. Dear, by Amanda Bynes and Bitten, by Sarah Jessica Parker each has its own style to the clothing line but share one common characteristic, price. From t-shirts to jeans, dresses to shoes and finishing touches like accesories and belts, the pricing still remains the same. Nothing in the fashion lines are over $20. According to the official website for Dear, by Amanda Bynes, the clothing line was created to be clothing that fits a girls personality, “a stride in your step along with a good flattering fit that’s cute and stands out.” Bynes decided to call the clothing line Dear because she liked the sweetness that the name “dear” implies. Bynes wanted to create a sense of fashion that uses layering to create style. Dear takes and creates new fashions with every

piece. The line makes a girl able to change her mind throughout the day, everyday. From plaids and pinstrips to camoflauge and graphics, the mixing and matching of clothing ideas are endless. Sarah Jessica Parker’s line, Bitten, runs with the idea that you do not have to look like everyone else in order to be fashionable and still be comfortable. Parker calls the line Bitten because she says when she was introduced to Steve and Barry’s she was “bitten by the Steve and Barry’s bug” and blown away by their mission to sell fashionable merchandise at affordable prices. According to the official website for Bitten, by Sarah Jessica Parker, the fashions are not only created for the younger audience but for women of all ages, sizes and lifestyles range from two to 22. Parker feels that the images created are fashionable, hip, yet not trendy. Dear and Bitten take quality and fashion and make it affordable for all. They create a fashion for everyone in almost every color. Dear and Bitten can be found at all Steve and Barry’s locations or can be ordered online at Steve and Barry’s official website at “A great value, a great worth, beloved and cherished.”


Sarah Jessica Parker, the creator of Bitten

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Philadelphia is a city that is not only rich in history, but one that is packed with activities and yummy places to grab a bite to eat. The late night munchies are bitter sweet. It’s something that not everyone wants to attest to, but at 11 o’clock on a Wednesday night, Lorenzo and Son’s pizzeria on South Street offers students some of the most mouth-watering slices of pizza that could make anyone forget they failed a test. While pizza is always a safe bet, no one comes to

the city of brotherly love without trying a cheese steak from either Geno’s or Pat’s, both conveniently located on 9th and Passyunk streets. The hard part is deciding which to go with. Good luck. If a trip to south Philly sounds a little exhausting, students from neighboring colleges often frequently visut Manayunk, a section of the city that is roughly 20 minutes away from Cabrini. The Manayunk Brewery has great food for low prices; it even has a sushi bar for those who are trying to cut down on the burgers and fries. Le Bus,


The Liberty Bell

located on Main Street in Manayunk, is also a good time, and a great place to go on a first date fellas! With reasonable prices and baked goods that are to die for, it is definitely college student friendly. Known as the birthplace of freedom, Philadelphia offers students a history lesson with attractions like the Liberty Bell, the National Convention center and the Betsy Ross house. Instead of reading about it in the text books, visitors should stop by Washington Square to listen to story tellers about the city’s history while enjoying a nice picnic or game of ultimate

Geno’s Steaks

frisbee. During the Halloween season, the Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic prison most famous for believing that solitary confinement was the ultimate reformation plan, opens its doors as the “Terror behind the walls.” But, don’t let the fear factor keep you from grabbing a few friends and visiting this historical site, the prison offers day tours as well. Penn’s Landing is also a great spot to spend some free time because there’s always an event or concert going on that is likely to be open to the public. For more information on up-


coming events, visit the location’s website at www. Biking and rollerblading are great for those who want to stay active while at school and in Philadelphia, Kelly Drive is a popular choice to hang out while you work out. If biking and blading seem a little bland, visitors can also try kayaking or canoeing along Kelly Drive, located on the Schuylkill River. When the weather gets a little colder, there are fewer outdoor activities to do in the city; however a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum or the Ben Franklin Institute are decent options,


Love Park

especially when there are traveling exhibits in town. College Day on the Parkway, an event that opens the doors of galleries and museums to college students usually takes placae on the last Saturday in Sept. This year, it will take on Saturday, Sept. 29. Visit websites like and for special events, restaurants and all of the on-the- spot, must-know information before heading downtown. Don’t forget to visit for information on all concerts and sporting events as well. Enjoy your stay and welcome to Philadelphia.


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Here are local places that deliver for when you’re hungry Campus Corner: (610) 527-3606/ Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri&Sat: 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun: Noon-1 a.m. Wingers: (610) 519-0300/ Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri&Sat: 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Sun: 12 p.m.-1 a.m. China Garden Restaurant: (610) 525-4210/ Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri&Sat: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun: 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Domino’s Pizza: (610) 293-0980/ Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Fri&Sat: 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Peace A Pizza: (610) 581-7010/ Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri&Sat: 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Main Line Pizza: (610) 687-4008/ Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun: Noon-9 p.m.

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The Dixon Center features many ways for students to stay in shape during the school year to avoid gaining those ‘Freshman 15.’


The squash courts have the same hours as the fitness center. While playing, eyegear is required to wear.

Looking for a way to prevent the “Freshman 15”? Head on over to the Dixon Center, Cabrini’s Sports and Recreation Complex to keep those pounds off. Facilities located in the Dixon Center include: a 25-yard competitive pool, three full-length basketball courts, a suspended jogging track, two squash courts, a dance/ aerobic studio and the Nerney Fitness Center, which includes fitness equiptment and free-standing weights. There are numerous aerobic classes available, as well as a full fitness center for all students. “This year, we have all new, flat screen TVs, as well as the cardio theatre, in which students can plug their MP3 players into the treadmills and ellipticals. That way they are able to listen to the different TV stations while working out,” the Dixon Center’s administrative coordinator Amanda Eckenroad said. In hopes of bringing more students out to the complex, Eckenroad said, “All of the classes offered here are great, they’re never intimidating or scary, just a lot of fun.” A great way to meet people is to attend the different aerobic classes offered. Classes offered include: mat pilates, hatha yoga, kickboxing, water aerobics, water exercise, cardio interval, kundalini yoga, yogalates, mat/ball pilates, hatha/flow yoga, tai chi gentle yoga and body bar pilates. Students are able to teach different classes as long as they are certified group instructors. For employment applications and more information on when the classes are held, you can check out the Dixon Center’s website at The Fitness Center hours are MondayThursday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


The fitness center is open Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


The aeorbic center hosts many of the classes that take place such as mat pilates, kickboxing, yoga and cardio interval.

Loquitur welcomes your comments and questions on this story. Please send your comments to: Loquitur@googglegroups. com. The editors will review your comments each week and make corrections if warranted. KASEY MINNICK/SPORTS EDITOR

The Dixon Center pool is open to the public and students and is also the practice and meet area for the college’s swim team.


Freshman graphic design major Brandon Redmond surfs the channels on the new, flat screen TVs in the cardio area.


The gymnasium wood floor in the Nerney Field House was re-done over the summer to show off the new athletics logo. The Nerney Field House hosts many athletic events, as well as involvement fairs and speakers.


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Deas named five-time track All-American KASEY MINNICK SPORTS EDITOR KM735@CABRINI.EDU

For senior social work major Lauren Deas, this past summer was another award-winning experience at the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s track and field championships at Oshkosh Wisconsin University. “The experience was very different from my other appearances at Nationals. What was really different about this outdoor season at Nationals was the weather,” Deas said. That factor did not hold Deas back though. She earned the highest NCAA honors by running a 12.52 in the 100 meters, taking away a 4th place finish and All-American honors. With this honor, she is now a five-time All-American. “My coach James Williams told us to simply apply what we have been doing all year and we would be fine. And because of that, I’m a five-time All-American with honors in the 4x100 meter relay and also the 100meter dash.” Along with Deas winning an award in the 4x100 meter relay, her teammates junior sociology major Leslie Williams, sophomore psychology major Nailah Smith and sophomore history major Christiana Taylor, took away the prize as well. Deas hopes in her last year of running that she will “leave with a bang.” She likes to believe in this quote for her senior year. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a

desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will, but the will must be stronger than the skill.” She currently holds the schools’ records in the 55 meter dash in 7.16 seconds, 60 meter dash in 7.67 seconds, 4X100 in 47.32 seconds, 4X200 indoor in 142 seconds and the 4x200 outdoor in 141 seconds. Also, she is a two-time All-American in the 55 meters indoor and a two-time All-American in the 100 meter outdoor. “I would really want to leave Cabrini being a 10-time All-American and to continue my running career after school; hopefully being a professional athlete.” She believes the freshman have much talent this year and can help Cabrini earn more merits at the National championships in the indoor and outdoor competitions. “We have freshmen that can run the sprints up to distances, especially Jasmin Russ. Coach really has high hopes for her, as well as Dana Ordello in the sprints and middle distance.” When it comes to this sport, Deas lives by the Book of Corinthians to keep her head high. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone that competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”


Five-time All-American Lauren Deas sprints for the finish line in a meet last season.


Eddie Griffin The standout player from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died on August 17. Police reported that a sport utility vehicle had ignored railroad warnings and drove straight into a moving train at about 1:30 a.m. at first the police had no idea who the victim was due to the burns on the body. Griffin was in the National Basketball Association for five years and was the No. 7 pick in the 2001 draft. Toxicology results are still pending, however according to ESPN’s website, Griffin had battled alcohol problems since his years at Seton Hall.

Jeremiah Trotter The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday, Aug. 21, that they fired their defensive linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. After being in the National Football League for nine seasons, four of which were spent in Philadelphia, 30-year-old Trotter attended a press conference in which he and Andy Reid made the announcement that he would not be returning to the team. Philadelphia fans are not happy with this announcement, according to ESPN. Some are saying that he was cut because he criticized the Eagles defensive tackles after a pre-season game.

Michael Vick Ex-Falcons quarterback Michael Vick “accepted a deal to plead guilty to federal dogfighting charges,” his attorney Billy Martin announced Monday. He accepted to take full responsibility for his actions, knowing that numerous people are willing to testify against him in court. As of right now, Vick, if found guilty, is looking to spend one to five years in prison. At his home in Va., Vick sponsored dogfighting operations where the dogs, if they lost, were either electrocuted, drowned, shot or hanged; if they didn’t already die in the pit during a fight. His sentencing is set for Dec. 10, 2007.

Chris Benoit The Chris Benoit tragedy investigation remains ongoing after it was alleged that Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel, before hanging himself, sometime between June 22 and June 24. The bodies were discovered on Monday, June 25. The latest in the investigation is that although the toxicology reports on the three family members were released, the “official” autopsy reports are still pending. Also, investigators have conceded that although steroids were found in Chris Benoit’s body, the amount found, would not have been enough to trigger ‘roid rage’.

Upcoming Games Friday, August 31 Women’s Soccer vs. Kings College-Cabrini Invitational (6:30 p.m.) Saturday, September 1 Women’s Tennis at Richard Stockton College (11 a.m.) Women’s Volleyball at Washington College (1 p.m.) Women’s Field Hockey at Drew University-Fall Festival (2 p.m.) Cross Country at Delaware Valley Invitational (10:30 a.m.) Men’s Soccer Turfer Athletic Soccer Classic at Roger Williams University (3:30 p.m.) Sunday, September 2 Women’s Field Hockey C.W. Post University-Fall Festival at Drew University (10 a.m.) Men’s Soccer Turfer Athletic Soccer Classic at Roger Williams University (1 p.m.) Wednesday, September 5 Women’s Field Hockey at Delaware Valley College (4 p.m.) Men’s Soccer vs. DeSales University (6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007


Herenda named head men’s basketball coach JESSICA HAGERTY SPORTS EDITOR JH729@CABRINI.EDU

Greg Herenda knew he was meant to be at Cabrini when he felt a strong connection to a familiar building on campus. Two days prior to visiting campus for the first time, Herenda attended his mother’s funeral, a very hard time for him as he and his mother were very close. While driving onto campus in his mother’s car, the first building in Herenda’s sight was Grace Hall. He immediately felt this was a connection to his mother Grace. Originally from North Bergen, NJ, Herenda now resides with his wife Jill and his five-year-old son Trey in Ardmore, PA. Herenda brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Cavaliers basketball program. He attended and played at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, a sister school of local Villanova University. “I love the game of basketball and I especially love teaching it,” Herenda said. Other colleges he has coached at include Division II National Champions, University of Lowell and Division I schools, College of the Holy Cross, Seton Hall University, Yale University and East Carolina University. Primarily a defensive coach, Herenda brings his experiences to Cabrini in hopes of pointing the program in the right direction. He promised that the young men on the team would be working very hard to

change the culture of the program. “In order to have a successful basketball program, the players must be good students and work hard,” Herenda said. During the month of July, Herenda

“” We are going to be working very hard and winning will be a by-product of that.

- Coach Herenda

spoke to over 1,000 campers at the Jim Calhoun Basketball Camp at the University of Connecticut for the third consecutive summer. Herenda also conducted drills with the young athletes ranging from ages nine to 18. He has also recently lectured at basketball camps at Archbishop Ryan High School, Marple-Newtown High School and Lower Merion High School. Herenda enjoys attending camps in order to be an ambassador for the college and the program. He is also working to reach out to the students in order to get more attendance at games this season. “I guarantee the students will enjoy themselves at the games because the players will play extremely hard for them.

Trust me, it will be exciting,” Herenda said. Herenda is excited to be moving ahead with the Cavaliers basketball program and is currently looking for one more assistant coach. “We are going to be working very hard and winning will be a by-product of that,” Herenda said. “It’s going to take time and

Along with gearing up for their college courses, some first-year students are also participating in the athletics program. Teams have been preparing by holding pre-season practices that began on August 20. The teams competing this fall include: field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, cross country, women’s tennis and volleyball.

Mary Fromm Special Education Cross Country

Angie Lubin Psychology Tennis

Steph Recklau Education Volleyball

Steve Reynolds Education Men’s Soccer

Megan Simmons Undeclared Tennis

John Solewin Business Management Cross Country

Michael Viscariello Information Systems Men’s Soccer


Herenda will take over the position of head men’s basketball coach. work, but it’s going to happen.” Loquitur welcomes your comments and questions on this story. Please send your comments to: Loquitur@googglegroups. com. The editors will review your comments each week and make corrections if warranted.

First-year Cavaliers to watch this fall JESSICA HAGERTY SPORTS EDITOR JH729@CABRINI.EDU

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007


Sports Cabrini Night at the Phillies game President Iadarola throws first pitch KASEY MINNICK





As the 2007 Major League season is coming to an end, the Philadelphia Phillies are fighting for their chances to reach the playoffs through the wild card race. On Aug. 24, Cabrini Night, the Phillies looked to gain a game on the San Diego Padres. President Antoinette Iadarola was the woman of the night to throw out the first pitch. With 1,100 Cabrini College students, family, faculty and alumni in the stands, Iadarola said laughing, “I’m scared. No, I’m really excited and it’s a wonderful way to start the year of the 50th anniversary of Cabrini College. There will be a lot of spirit here tonight. And also, please give credit to my pitching coach Dan DiPrinzio.” Even though the Phils suffered a 14-3 loss with Jamie Moyer on the mound, Cabrini students found themselves having a great time. Junior criminology major Jay McEvilly said, “The game was a great time and a great idea. They should consider doing this for orientations to come.” Freshman mathematics major Dana Sciamarelli said, “This was a great opportunity to bring everyone together and it brought our orientation group together and made friendships in our community.” After the huge loss to the Padres, it was music to Philly fans’ ears to hear that a big name of the Phillies lineup, Chase Utley, would finally be taken off of the disabled list on Aug. 27 for the New York Mets series. Utley picked up right where he left with a double and a home run to pave the way to a 9-2 Phils’ win. Utley, who received “M-V-P” chants in his return, is proving himself to be just that with a .339 batting average, 18 home runs and 84 RBIs. With 31 games left of the season, fans see him as a key to take away the wild card from the San Diego Padres who are three games ahead, and even more, chase down the Mets who are five games ahead


Welcome Back Dance On Thursday, August 30 come out and welcome another year at Cabrini by dancing the night away. The dance starts at 10 p.m. and will take place in Grace Hall. All students are welcome. For more information please contact Ashley Shoenfelt at (610) 902-8461.

Commuter Breakfast


President Iadarola and the Philly Phanatic cheer toward the sections of the ballpark where Cabrini students, faculty, family and alumni were seated. in the National League East. Unfortunately for fans, the distress is currently inside the bullpen. The Phils have 13 active pitchers, as Cole Hamels was the latest player to be placed on the DL along with John Leiber, Mike Zagurski, Ryan Madson, Freddy Garcia, Yoel Hernandez, Scott Mathieson and Francisco Roasario. According to the official Web site of the Philadelphia Phillies, first baseman Ryan Howard said, “A lot of people have probably written us off, because of all the injuries and everything. With Utley coming out with a bang like he did tonight, people are probably going to be worried.”

Commuter’s recieve extra love on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a free breakfast in the Founder’s hall lobby. Commuter’s can pick up their breakfast from 8-10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Ashley Shoenfelt at (610) 902-8461.

Fast Track 2 Philly Students can pick up their free train tickets into Philadelphia to enjoy this Labor Day weekend in the city! Anyone interested must pick up their tickets by Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:00 pm in the office of Student Activities.

Last Day to Add/Drop classes or declare Audit status


A group of Cabrini students wave in excitement as President Iadarola joins their section after nailing the first pitch.


President Iadarola winds up for her pitch at the game on Friday night.

Students must let the Registrar’s office know whether they wish to add, drop a class or declare audit status by Wednesday, Sept. 5. Forms are available in the Registrar’s office in Grace Hall and must both be completed by the student and signed by their adviser. For more information please contact Fran Harkness at (610) 902-8546.

Aug. 30, 2007 issue 01 Loquitur  

2007-08 issue 01 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 Aug. 30, 2007

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