Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
YOU SPEAK, WE LISTEN
Vol L, Issue 03
Effects of Gustav reach students liz garrett news editor
Cabrini students from New Orleans were faced with concerns for their families and homes once again as Hurricane Gustav brought back the memories of Hurricane Katrina. The Cabrini students stress the difference between the two storms attacking their hometown. They also said the government has improved in managing evacuations. In the final days of August, the mayor of New Orleans issued a mandatory evacuation order for the people of the city. “I talked to my mom two days ago when they came home. She said there are cracks in the floor and in the ceiling and now the ceilings are leaking,” Kayli Traina, junior criminology and psychology major, said. “They think there is something wrong with the foundation because there was also a tornado three miles from my house.” The concern of the levees breaking after the damage that Katrina left was a major worry for Traina and her family. She
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Residents of Louisiana stand outside of their home following the latest attack by the recent Hurricane Gustav. Cabrini students have felt the disturbance of the hurricane in their hometown. The state prepared 700 buses to evacuate residents of Louisiana. knew of two levees that actually did become destroyed. However, they were not near her home. “There is a canal by my house that the media kept talking about, so I was worried my house was going to flood,” Kelsie LaBauve, a senior religious studies major,
said. “My cousin was telling me ‘there will be no West Bank,’ which is where I live, so I was paranoid the whole time.” Staying on top of the news was all LaBauve could do. Along with her family and friends, she thought Gustav would be major
christopher r. blake news editor
OneVoice Palestine activist talks to Palestinian school girls about OneVoice West Bank program. The organization is currently touring Washington, D.C. in hopes of educating university students.
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ABC star stresses voting on campuses christine graf
because of how damaged the levees still were from Katrina. No one in the area thought the levees could hold another storm back. “All they were talking about GUSTAV, page 3
Tour educates students on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
At first glance, Rami Rabayah and Yaniv Sasson appear to have been friends for a lifetime. But the men have not been friends for long. They come from a conflict zone. One is Palestinian and the other Israeli. The people have been in dispute for decades. “We’ve been dealing with the same issues for 60 years and we have gotten nowhere. It’s like one step ahead and two steps back. It’s just dancing. I really feel sorry for my people,” Sasson said. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on since the United Nations created the state of Israel by partitioning Palestine after World War II. Rabayah and Sasson were raised on opposite sides of the division, yet in 2008 through the organization OneVoice, the two young men have come together to speak to American university students on the conflict. Sasson, 29, an Israeli, was born and raised in Yahud, Israel. “I’m a patriot. The state of Israel
means a lot to me and I’m doing whatever I can to empower my country,” Sasson said. Rabayah, 30, is a Palestinian. “Because I believe in my state and because I feel we will be able to create the most beautiful, dynamic and great country, I will always work for peace,” Rabayah said. The visitors “will be raising awareness about the conflict, the work they are doing with their communities to prepare each side for compromises that will arise from a final-status agreement and the important role that the Americans, especially young people, have to play in being part of the solution,” OneVoice said in a statement. Rabayah and Sasson through OneVoice are working with their communities in the Middle East along with American university students to prepare each side for compromise that will arise from a final status agreement. “I think there is a lot of speculation in America and all over the
ONEVOICE, page 3
College students have the ability to be the margin of victory for the 2008 election, which is why ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” television star Kate Walsh was campaigning for Sen. Barack Obama in the Philadelphia area last Saturday, Sept. 13. Walsh visited Lehigh University, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania to register students to vote. She also attended a women’s event in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she interviewed with The Loquitur about the importance of college students’ votes in the upcoming election. “People think that college voters are apathetic or they just don’t care; that they are too involved in their partying and that they don’t have a political opinion, and that’s a fallacy,” Walsh said. Growing up, Walsh was from a working class family and obtained her first job in fast food at the age of 14. Most of Walsh’s adult years she did not even have health care and got her annual physicals from Planned Parenthood, an inexpensive or even free clinic for women. “I borrowed all the money in the world to go to college; and I only finished paying off my student loans three years ago at 37-yearsold because I got on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Walsh said. Walsh expressed more than once that she was lucky to be able to live the American dream and that “we should all have that.” Walsh feels that Obama can do this for America be-
VOTING, page 3
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Students faced with important choice in upcoming election Outraged with the price of college tuition, gas and health care? Are you scared that the current job market won’t have a place for you after graduation? Then vote! Every college student has the ability to have his or her voice heard and represented in the government by voting for the president of the United States. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made history as the first woman and African American to run for office in our generation. And now you have a chance to make history by choosing who you feel is best suited to run our country. If the college students coast to coast cast a vote during the election we will finally be saying we care, we know and we want a voice. Sure, it’s easy to complain about how the government is spending money, especially since the United States in $9.6 trillion in debt. But complaining is not the answer. Go to the polls and show the country that college students do care and that more focus should be put on us and our beliefs, since we are the future of this country. You must register to vote. It is not too late. If you are a resident on campus you can even register in Radnor, Pa., to avoid having to fill out absentee ballets, which you must request to receive then fill out and send back up to five days before the election, depending on state regulations. The election is Nov. 4, and some states require residents to register a month in advance. This is a simple and easy process; a registration form can be found on the Internet and completed in minutes. No excuses. This is our duty! According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the 2004 election 47 percent of voters 18-24 years old turned out on Election Day, compared to the 72 percent of Americans ages 55 and older. This current election, 44 million citizens 18-29 will be eligible to vote and with a demographic this big we have the chance to write our very own history. Learn the issues. It is your responsibility to know what your vote can do, so educate yourself on the issues. The government is currently debating the issues that affect college students and our future. Be curious where the government is spending the American tax dollars. Is it going to areas that you feel are necessary to build a strong nation? Our government is spending more than it is bringing in with taxes. This affects college students because this debt will have to be paid off in the future when we are starting families and buying homes. Instead of picking a presidential candidate because they appeared on MTV last week or they have a Facebook account, learn about what they stand for and figure out which candidate best represents your views. There are Web sites that inform citizens about the issues and what is at stake for our country. Yourvoteyourvoice.org has all the information and deadlines needed to register, vote and get absentee ballots for each state. Regardless of which candidate you choose you must vote. Encourage your friends to vote, talk about politics and current events. Let’s show the country that college students are not apathetic and we care about our country and we want to see a change.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Professors lead freshmen students in ‘engaged learning’ kris genther staff writer
Taking 19 college freshmen on a two-night trip to Washington, D.C. might seem like a recipe for disaster, but not in the eyes of three Cabrini professors. In fact, Dr. Nancy Watterson, assistant professor of social justice and American studies, Dr. Daryl Mace, assistant professor of history and Dr. Nicholas Rademacher, assistant professor of religious studies, designed and created a course to do just that. These three professors got together and created the Voices of Justice Living and Learning Community (LLC) with the goal of “changing the entire dynamics of the classroom,” Mace said. The class itself is designed around an “inter-disciplinary approach to engaged learning.” The professors created this course to encourage students to take an “active stance in their own learning and in the politics of everyday life.” The trip to Washington encompassed many different aspects of what Washington has to offer, including the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center and the National Mall. All of these are rich in culture and his-
tory. Following the first trip last year, the itinerary “has become more focused and structured, and in some ways less structured so as to foster creativity and free thinking,” Rademacher said. The class will be staying at Trinity University, a school located in Washington and close to all of the sites they would be visiting. “This trip is pretty academic, and by the end of the day [the students] are intellectually tired,” Watterson said. The trip is also designed to strengthen the bonds of the freshmen with the Cabrini community. The professors hope to do this by integrating religion, gender, race and age by bringing everyone together for an experience that blends justice, civic engagement, religion and American studies, a tall task, they said, but one that they feel is necessary to truly implement Cabrini’s core values. The professors are hoping that by exposing these students to what Washington, D.C., has to offer, they will take what they have learned and contribute it to the LLC that is now in its second year at Cabrini. Rademacher said, “We are trying to be a model for the entire campus.” “We went from knowing the names of the students and maybe
being able to put a face with the name to really knowing the students and them really knowing each other, all in those two days,” Mace said. “It helped to develop their level of thinking and writing skills, and their comfort level,” Watterson said, all of which are essential to a successful college career and will undoubtedly stick with them well into their future. Watterson hopes the students “will take a way an understanding of the common good,” an idea that is at the heart of Cabrini’s core values. When the trip is finished the classes will engage in critical writing, dialogue and focus groups to evaluate the impact the trip had on students. It is this aspect of inferring and synthesizing that will carry over thought the year while in the LLC, Watterson hopes. By learning to express what they have learned and what they hope to project onto those around them they are gaining valuable life skills. “That’s success in life. If you know how to express your ideas, that’s half the battle,” Mace said. Please send your comments to Loquitur@googlegroups.com.
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Students praise recent hurricane evacuations GUSTAV, page 1
was how the levees were supposed to break this time; I just know it’s going to happen sooner or later,” LaBauve said. The loss of electricity is still an issue for some people in the area, according to Traina. Residents are without electricity during even the most minor of storms. Therefore, hurricanes nearly triple the time that homes lack power. “It’s very difficult because I was here and I couldn’t do anything,” Anita Catalanotto, financial aid administrative assistant, said. “Katrina made us take evacuating seriously since we lost everything when the levee near our home broke. It’s frightening and it will be for the rest of my life. You never know if one of these hurricanes could be another Katrina.” “It’s always been a hassle evacuating for hurricanes. We have evacuated our whole lives so it’s kind of a routine for us,” LaBauve said. “Everyone was annoyed that we had to evacuate, but there was more fear this time compared to previous times.” Even though forecasters were unable to predict the exact in-
tensity of Gustav, the people of New Orleans cooperated with the evacuation. Those who survived Katrina were taking the process more seriously. “It wasn’t really that weird when my family heard about the evacuation, because we’ve had to do it before with Katrina,” Traina said. Traina’s family in New Orleans was able to leave safely once they found out that there was a mandatory evacuation. “When my family first heard about Hurricane Gustav, it was in the back of everyone’s mind that it could be like Katrina. They were worried that they might not be able to get back and we might not have a house,” LaBauve said. According to LaBauve, people in the New Orleans area have spent their whole lives evacuating for hurricanes. Since Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana, evacuations are no longer considered a yearly ritual. Nowadays, people are leaving their homes and belongings with the fear that they might come back to nothing. “They thought Gustav would be worse than what it actually was,” Traina said. “I actually know of some people who stayed there and they told me that aside from the winds, it wasn’t that
bad.” For LaBauve, learning that there was to be another tragic hurricane was a nightmare coming back to haunt her. She was in her freshman year at Cabrini when Katrina occurred. Now in her senior year, she felt it was happening all over again with Gustav. It was not until the storm ended that she discovered it was nowhere near the magnitude of Katrina. “The state was definitely more prepared this time. They had 700 buses to take people out,” Traina said. According to the Washington Post, Gustav was a test for the state of Louisiana to see whether Katrina taught a lesson on being prepared for the worst. The Louisiana governor as well as the mayor of New Orleans were praised for their handling of the evacuation. “People really learned from Katrina,” LaBauve said. “My mom cleaned out the fridge before they left because when Katrina hit, everything ended up rotting from sitting there for months in the heat. They took all of their valuables and their animals. It was completely different this time. Lessons have been learned.”
Evacuees from Louisiana board buses at Wilkerson-Greines Activity as they prepare to return home after Hurricane Gustav had ended.
OneVoice unites 2 states for peacebuilding ONEVOICE, page 1
world about this conflict. People have a lot of expectations from Palestinians and Israelis, and I think that of course Palestinians and Israelis are major factors in this conflict but it’s important to realize that Americans, Arabs, Muslims, etc. are very important in this conflict as well,” Rabayah said. Since Rabayh graduated in 2002, he has devoted himself to
helping marginalized and poor communities. His focus is on rural communities and on improving private sector performance in Palestinian agriculture. Rabayah believes in ending the conflict and wants global peace. He wants Palestinian leaders to achieve peace through a two-state solution. “Two state solution is the solution that provides hopes for Palestinians to establish their national entity. And it is the solution for Israelis also to live within their
states, and within a secure environment in building their future,” Rabayah said. Sasson believes that both Israelis and Palestinians need to make changes in order to end the conflict. “If one side disagrees with the other, we achieve nothing but by sitting together and knowing we must end the conflict we can achieve a very painful solution, but a solution and this is something that has to be done,” Sasson said.
Both speakers stressed the importance of Americans understanding that not everything the media displays is the truth. In fact, the media often chooses not to cover certain events. “I think the most important thing is if we can solve this Israeli Palestinian conflict Americans will understand how this whole thing is working, because right now there is a misunderstanding. Just to say you are proIsraeli or pro-Palestinian doesn’t really necessarily help. Don’t be
pro- something, be pro-peace,” Sasson said. Yet still the two newly acquainted friends do not agree on every issue. Their countries futures are uncertain but they plan to continue raising awareness in America and across the world. “We do not agree on everything. We have had many disagreements but what we do agree on is that this conflict needs to end,” Rabayah said.
Actress educates students: vote yes to change VOTING, page 1
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Grey’s Anatomy star, Kate Walsh recently spoke at a women’s event in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The celebrity used her fame to help influence college-age students to vote in the upcoming election.
cause “Democrat, Republican, independent [aside] he is progressive.” “I think they [college students] see this is the future, this is their county and they have the ability to design their future.” Walsh asks students to take 10 minutes in the evening to look online, turn on the news and learn about what is going on in the world. She asks students to take time to learn about Obama’s issues compared to Sen. John McCain’s issues. “This [election] isn’t about whose the vice president candidate for the Republican Party but it’s really about how
they vote, where their issues are and where their hearts are,” Walsh said. Walsh reiterates the importance of college students’ votes especially in a time of a “failed economy, disastrous housing crisis and war costing billions of dollars.” “I just hope that people realize how critical it is and that it can’t wait another four years, another eight years,” Walsh said. “Every vote truly does count. In the primaries we were literally counting heads and we saw how close it was.” The editors will review your comments each week and make corrections if warranted.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
College focuses on community-building initiatives shannon keough copy editor
As many universities are struggling to understand why students leave their college after their first year, Cabrini College is taking the initiative not only to keep its students here but to engage them in the community and help them to succeed. Approximately one third of last year’s freshman class didn’t return as sophomores, according to Lisa Plummer, director of institutional effectiveness. As a result, Cabrini has been spending its time figuring out why students stay and how it can improve various aspects of the college. Many of the departments at Cabrini, specifically Student Development, Academic Affairs and the Wolfington Center, have spent a great deal of time coming up with programs that will help engage its students. “There are two things that drive engagement. One thing is that the students have to apply time and effort … the second part is us providing opportunities for students to learn and grow; it’s a partnership,” Dr. Christine Lysionek, vice president of student development, said. Studies show that within the first six to eight weeks at college, students make the decision to stay at or leave the school. “If we can engage students early in the year, it will help them meet people, find a supportive staff community and hopefully feel more comfortable here on campus,” Christa Angeloni, campus
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Students gather in Grace Hall for an event planned by CAP Board. Student Engagement and Leadership is just one department at Cabrini that is trying to appeal to student involvement. After one-third of last year’s freshmen class did not return, the college has focused on improving various aspects of Cabrini. minister, said. One of the largest programs that those departments collaborated on is the Passport to Success Program. Each first-year student was given a passport at the beginning of the semester and they are required to attend certain programs and have other electives
they must go to. The point of the passport program is to “provide you with a clear sense of what it means to be successful at Cabrini College,” which is stated on the inside of the passports. Although the passports are required for all College Success classes, passports are also offered
to sophomores, juniors and seniors but they are less structured and more elective-based. Incentives for completing the passport program are being given to all participants but differ according to class. For example, if you win the drawing you may receive a free parking pass or be the first
person in your class to register for classes. Although Cabrini already had plans to change its ways, Dr. Marie George, the college president, has made it her priority. “She said, ‘don’t just keep it in motion, elevate it to the top of your agendas,’” Dr. Charlie McCormick, dean for academic affairs, said. She encourages people to talk about “persistence to success” rather than retention. The Wolfington Center provides numerous programs for students to get involved. Programs such as the Freshman Adventure Retreat and the Freshman Escape Retreat are specifically for firstyear students but are led by other students. Academic Affairs has also launched the Saturday Seminar Program, which is strictly for first-year students. The seminars consist of three Saturday experiences and the focuses include Literary Philadelphia, Future Teachers and Chinese Film and Culture. The purpose is for students to explore opportunities and resources off campus. Anne Filippone, director of the center for student engagement and leadership, along with others, developed the Life Series Workshops devised for juniors and seniors. Workshops such as Resume Clinic, Interviewing Techniques and Etiquette Dinner will help students prepare for life after college. “We’re not doing this just because of a retention issue; we’re doing it because it’s good practice,” McCormick said.
Residence Life implements new 24-hour visitation policy danielle feole sports editor
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Freshmen are signing in by resident assistant Bobby Cope at Xavier Residence Hall. The new visitation policy entitles upperclassmen to a new sign-in privilege.
With many students putting a negative outlook on their restrictions on campus, a change needed to be made. Cabrini has instituted a new visitation policy to better suit their upperclass students. “I moved off my junior year because rules were getting way too strict,” senior marketing major Ryan Oxley said. The new visitation policy entitles upper-class students to 24hour visitation privileges, with the consent of their roommates. Without the agreement of their roommates, they will have to follow the same visitation rights as first-year students. As last year was reaching its end, Residence Life was busy holding focus group meetings with students to get a feel for reactions of the Cabrini College experience. “One of the consistent themes was that students were dissatisfied with last year’s policy,” George Stroud, director of residence life, said. “We came to college to learn how to be more responsible and we were just treated like we were back in high school,” senior elementary education major Felicia
Neuber said. Residence Life fully researched the visitation policies of several other small, private, Catholic institutions. “After speaking with approximately 20 other institutions, we found that the old visitation policy was a little more strict than many, but not all, of the other schools,” Stroud said. First-year students may only have 24-hour visitation privileges with guests of the same gender and their roommates approval. Guests of opposite gender must adhere to consistent visitation hours. Sunday through Thursday visitors are allowed from 10 a.m. until midnight. On the weekends, guests may stay until 2 a.m. “Being we’re living on our own, I think we should be able to make wise choices and be responsible enough to have the same rights as upperclassmen,” freshmen business administration major Sam Zeff said. “It should be noted that when making the changes to the policy, Residence Life took into consideration the privacy of the roommates, residence hall safety and student interests,” Stroud said. All guests must still be signed into buildings. Overnight guests who are not from Cabrini must be 18 years of age or older and
cannot stay on campus any longer than 48 hours in a seven-day period. Students were beginning to feel as if they came to college and kept a curfew that they were hoping to leave at the entrance of Cabrini. The new visitation policy creates more freedom for students, while still emphasizing the privacy of residents. “I think it’s great and a good way to be responsible. I thought it wasn’t right that I could have my friends come being 21 and them having to be hassled with trying to sign in and stuff,” Neuber said.
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Hurricane Ike hits Galveston, Texas forcing residents to flee candice wojnarowski staff writer
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In the media today, body image plays an important role from television to magazines. One out of five people are bulimic and one out of 10 are anorexic. Over 90 percent of those suffering are female.
Eating disorders plague college campuses around the country jen wozniak staff writer
It’s a given; college can be full of stress, anxiety and the pressure to fit in. Many college students wrongly try to treat these problems by adopting an eating pattern that may become an eating disorder. In the college population, one out of five people are bulimic and one out of 10 are anorexic, with 90 to 95 percent of those suffering being females. Eating disorders are not just about food. “It’s not about weight, numbers or sizes, but about coping with something else,” Holly Grishkat, psychological director at the Renfrew Center in Radnor, Pa., said. Andrea Sussel, a staff counselor at Cabrini’s counseling services and adviser to the Body Image Coalition, describes eating disorders as a “maladaptive coping skill” and an “attempt to be in control and feel good enough to be accepted.” When they feel as if they are struggling and cannot control what is going on in their life, they may focus on what they can control their weight. College is a time when many eating disorders can reappear or develop due to a variety of reasons. Some of them include fear of the “freshman 15,” close living conditions where pressure to be thin is intensified, coping with more stress and living in a new environment, unlimited access to food in the dining hall and sports, where they feel they need to be a certain weight to be successful. “People with eating disorders have a really hard time with transitions,” Grishkat said. This could cause people who had an eating disorder in the past to relapse, or those with eating disorders coming to college to struggle more than others. The media today places a lot of emphasis on being thin and sexy. Many people feel as though they need to look “good” in order to fit in or find a partner. “I think people today are more
concerned about their image and what they look like because society places so much pressure on it,” Jackie McKeon, junior elementary education major, said. McKeon said that she knew many people in high school with eating disorders. The three kinds of eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Some signs of an eating disorder include skipping meals, isolating oneself, mood changes, extreme weight loss or weight gain, preoccupation with food and body size and spending excessive time in the bathroom. If you believe you or someone you know has an eating disorder, do not be afraid to get help. However, according to Sussel, don’t force someone to get help, aim accusations or even focus on making someone eat. Express your concern for friends by saying things such as “I miss you,” “You’re not acting yourself” and “I’d be happy to assist you in getting help if you choose.” Telling someone with an eating disorder that they look skinny will also not help the problem, but could actually further along the disorder when they take this as a compliment and want to continue what they’re doing. There are many ways that students can receive help or advice on campus about eating disorders or simply being healthy. The Body Image Coalition is a group that was started last year that educates people about how to manage their weight and exercise without going to the extreme. It helps teach people that you do not have to be thin to be happy and successful, which is what the media portrays. “We want people to feel comfortable in their body no matter what shape or size,” Erin Morgan, Body Image Coalition student leader, said. It is important for young adults to learn how to be comfortable with their body size. “I hope that people learn a lot from the group and take it with them after college because it’s an important issue,” Morgan said. The Body Image Coalition
meets once a month and plans various events and speakers for Cabrini. Students are encouraged to join. Contact Morgan at email@example.com for more information. The Transforming Body Image Support Group at Cabrini is another alternative for people who are just struggling with food or weight issues to more severe cases of eating disorders. This group meets on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in counseling services across from the campus bookstore. In addition, the counseling service at Cabrini is free and confidential and is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with walk-ins welcome between noon and 1 p.m. Students can also take a free online health screening at cabrini.edu/counseling to see where they stand and if they need help. If you want to look off campus for help, the Renfrew Center is a treatment facility for people with eating disorders that is located right down the street from Cabrini in Radnor. This center has a very relaxed, welcoming feel, and people can also be referred there by Cabrini. Renfrew has multiple programs that treat people at all different stages of their disorder. It is true, there are varying degrees of eating disorders. Sussel said that eating disorders at Cabrini are a “moderate problem in varying degrees.” Problems range from freshmen having a hard time adjusting to school and the cafeteria, causing their appetite to be off, to people with severe cases needing treatment and hospitalization. All counselors at Cabrini’s Counseling Services are equipped to treat people with eating disorders. The counselors advise not to let an eating disorder take over your life. Sussel said, “You’re not alone. Don’t sit with your problem alone and worry. There is so much help available on this campus.”
Hurricane Ike, perhaps the most destructive hurricane in 25 years, hit Galveston, Texas, Friday, Sept. 12. As hurricane Ike sped along the coast, destroying everything in its path, Gov. Rick Perry announced the orders to begin evacuation. Over 2,000 Texans boarded busses, helicopters and even gassed up their own cars to escape the 110+ m.p.h. winds and towering waves. Despite their best efforts, Ike claimed over 28 casualties and has destroyed countless homes and cherished family possessions. Relief efforts are underway to help restore what has been left in Ike’s wake.
McCain vs. Obama: the battle rages on There certainly seems to be a lot of emotional energy surrounding this campaign. What once appeared to be a sure win for Sen. Obama is no longer looking quite that simple. After the Republican convention, the electoral lead Obama had over McCain withered to just under 2 percent. It appears that McCain’s choice for vice president has had its desired effect as his campaign is drawing much more female attention. Obama remains in the lead as of this moment in time, but McCain certainly seems to be laying the groundwork to provide the young senator with quite a challenge.
Contaminated infant powdered milk recalled The Chinese company Sanlu group has recalled over 700 tons of its infant powdered milk, as they have discovered that the powder has been contaminated by melamine. Melamine is an industrial chemical used as a fire retardant while making resin. The company is now being held responsible for one fatality and kidney problems in over 50 other infants. While China’s health ministry has launched a full investigation, the damage has been done. Not only have there been approximately 50 reports of kidney stones in infants, but the ordeal has been quite embarrassing for Chinese authorities. Only last year did China export various pet food products that had been contaminated with melamine, which resulted in countless animal fatalities.
U.S. to use drone planes to search for Bin Laden in Pakistan Tired of searching high and low through Afghanistan, President Bush has deemed it likely that Osama Bin Laden is taking refuge just over the Pakistan border. After an attack on Monday, three missiles, striking homes of higher-ranking Taliban officials, President Bush gave orders for more aggressive cross-border strikes. A local Pakistani official reported that so far four missile strikes, some ground troop engagement, and 11 fatatlities can be associated with the United States.
Train wreck caused by text messaging The worst train wreck in the United States in 15 years was caused by an engineer who ignored a signal. “It is the worst rail accident in over fifteen years,” Dr. Marc Eckstein said, “there were bodies cut in half and I could see torsos sticking out. It was pretty horrific.” The Metrolink was said to have run a red light, and investigators are saying that text messaging was possible the cause of the conductor’s negligence. The incident is still under investigation, but the conductor did not survive the crash.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Dude, where can I park my car?
I N MY OPINIO N
JILL FRIES staff writer
Can Cabrini max out our parking anymore? Literally, you leave campus for 10 minutes to run to Wawa and come back and the closest spot is in the Dixon Center. And poor commuters, they have to make their own parking spots and pray they don’t have a ticket or have been towed when they leave class. Campus parking is just getting out of hand. With all of the students going to Cabrini, we need to expand in some way to fit all of the drivers. A brief overview of parking regulations and violations follows: Residen-
tial Drive and the Dixon lot are designated for residential students. Residential students are not allowed to park in Founders, because that is designated for commuters, faculty and guests. Many parking violations are a fine of $30, such as parking in an unmarked area, which may also result in towing if considered endangering to the campus community. And poor commuters, Founders and Dixon are jam packed from 8:15 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. I guess if commuters do not get to Cabrini before 8:15 a.m., they are out of luck. Either they have to park in “makebelieve” parking spots and risk getting a ticket or driving around in circles and be late to class. Students, mostly commuters, are going to continually be late to classes and possibly miss classes due to lack of parking. The only answer is to expand. If the number of students accepted to Cabrini is increasing, parking needs to increase as well.
Parking in Dixon is not the end of the world, but it is a pain. As much of a pain it can be, Dixon is filled almost all day during the week with residents, commuters and faculty, so there are not parking spots available there either. I idiotically came back to Cabrini on a Monday morning and drove around Residential Drive twice, Dixon once and Founders twice, even though I am not supposed to park there. I found a spot in Founders finally after about 30 minutes and a car pulled out. Sorry commuters! I was desperate! We pay $90 for an annual parking pass but aren’t even guaranteed parking. Where does that put us? Driving around in circles stalking people getting into their cars so we can steal their spot? It’s like the mall at Christmas time! Public Safety starts regulating parking as soon as school starts. New drivers to the campus, like me, are still learning where and how to park. Tickets are being slapped on our windshields like we are parked
LETTER TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: No matter one’s party affiliation or political convictions, the excitement of this election season has been undeniable. Amidst a fierce debate of ideas among individuals who feel passionately about this country, history has been made. For the first time, a woman mounted a serious bid for our highest office, garnering more primary votes than any candidate before her. On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, an AfricanAmerican accepted a major party’s presidential nomination for the first time. An American hero and former prisoner of war defied the odds to win a spot atop his party’s ticket, and subsequently chose the first female running mate in that party’s history. The excitement of this year’s presidential race has engaged a tremendous number of people in the political process, particularly from demographics often underrepresented. I hope that this November a record number of Americans will cast a ballot to have their say in who will lead our country at this pivotal juncture. In Pennsylvania alone there are 230,000 more registered voters than at the time of the 2006 midterm. Particularly remarkable is the participation thus far of young people. Following the first Tuesday in February, a day of more than two dozen primary contests, CNN and the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement reported that young voters “turned out in record numbers in more than 20 states…doubling, tripling and even quadrupling the turnout in the 2000 and 2004 electoral seasons.” During the more than 30 years that I wore the cloth of this nation as a member of the United States Navy, I served, above all else, because I believed in the freedoms and values of our nation, chief among which is the ideal that every adult citizen has an equal vote to determine who makes the decisions that determine the course of our history. I urge everyone to take part in this momentous election that will decide the future of our country. Get involved with organizations that represent your beliefs and ideas. Register to vote and encourage friends to do the same. Most importantly, take advantage of the right for which so many have fought and died. Whether by absentee ballot or at the polls on November 4, join with other Americans in the greatest demonstration of the freedoms we are so fortunate to have inherited. Joe Sestak Member of Congress 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
on a timed Philadelphia sidewalk. The $30 fine goes after the $90 we are paying for the pass. Talk about going broke! We are poor college kids
who really don’t want tickets or a boot. We just want a place to park so we can get to class and get our education. And we don’t want to have another thing to complain about everyday,
and I am sure Public Safety and other authorities don’t want to hear it. Let’s make all of our lives easier and not have to yell, “Where can I park?”
Jessie Holeva/Perspectives Editor
Residents pay $90 for a parking permit, yet actually finding a spot in resident- designated lots is hard to come by during the weeek.
Looking bad to future employers Facebook pictures ruining professional opportunities
I N M Y OPI NI ON
MORGAN MILLER staff writer
After that first sip of alcohol, college students everywhere whip out that camera and transform to paparazzi. Everywhere you look there are smiles, obscenities and flashing lights. In the moment, a camera seems like the perfect way to capture the fun essence of the party. In reality, once those pictures are posted on that famous social Web site Facebook, your future could be in jeopardy. Facebook is primarily used to keep in touch with friends miles away and post pictures to remember the good times. The w\Web site appears casual and fun, causing students to post pictures of underage drinking and wild poses. Companies are beginning to do informal back-
ground checks of individuals being considered for employment. Before the company invests in an individual, it has to be known that he/she will not jeopardize their reputation. The easiest way to see how a person presents themselves in public settings is to turn to Web sites, such as Facebook. So, now that it is known that a website you thought was for only your accepted friends is actually a public display, what should you do? There are easy ways to avoid letting your Facebook page hurt you during job hunts. Avoiding social situations where there are ‘inappropriate happenings’ occurring is not always an option. Everyone has got to have some fun! Avoiding that one friend that always has a camera is not an option either. For starters it is pretty hard to avoid people, especially the assertive paparazzi type. But more importantly, those pictures will serve as a happy reminder to your glorious college years. Instead, it’s important to clean up your Facebook page.
Start by checking the wording on the sections about yourself. Make sure everything typed in is something a boss would approve of. Next, I feel most importantly, take a look at every single Facebook picture. This seems time consuming but it will pay off. The pictures of you chugging from the vodka bottle while giving the middle finger? Delete. The picture of you and your best friend doing beer bongs together while a random guy does a gesture behind you? Delete. Pictures of your family and ones where there isn’t underage drinking or obscene behaviors are definitely okay to keep. Just because you untag yourself from a picture, removing it from your actual Facebook page, does not change the fact that the picture is still out there on the Internet. Next time, when you are at a party having a good time, do not let the camera scare you off. Instead, be smart and avoid posing for pictures that could cause all your hard work at Cabrini to be a waste.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Truth about tasers IN MY OPINIO N
ANDY STETTLER staff writer
Over the past few years, critics of the taser have been calling into question whether or not the stun-gun should be recognized as a nonlethal weapon. In comparison police feel it is a safer tool to use on a human being than a loaded firearm. A taser is a pistol shaped stun-gun which when loaded, can propel two electrode barbs into a persons skin. The taser then sends electricity to the barbs which causes “neuromuscular incapacitation” to its victim, who then cannot use their muscles and cannot move causing them to fall to the ground. This kind of weapon is very useful when someone is running away from the police or if an area is crowded and using a gun is to too dangerous. Against the pistol, the stun-gun seems like a much safer weapon. The weapons producer, Taser International, has released studies saying that the weapons do not kill people. In a recent court case, Taser International actually brought two books of these studies and each were a foot thick. However, all of the studies were paid for by the company itself which can makes it seem as though the studies were flawed. In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) use the taser effectively as a, non-lethal tool. They believe it is so safe in fact that when being trained to use the taser, they use it on themselves once as part of the orientation. However, several incidents in Canada have surfaced over the last few years, dealing with officers suffering injuries during their taser training. Critics will say that as the popularity of the taser goes up, it seems that the situation gets worse. Amnesty International has stated that 17 people have died since 2001 in stungun related incidences. However, it is estimated
in America that out of every 100,000 people, 14 of them will die in a gun related accident. If police would simply use tasers correctly, most of the incidents would not have been so problematic. Looking through newspaper articles, I found that almost every incident which resulted with a subject seriously hurt by a taser, police officers had used the weapon to shock the person several times instead of once, like during police taser training. One infamous incident occurred in October 2007 when Canadian RCMP’s tasered a confused Polish man named Robert Dziekanski several times while holding him to the ground. Within seconds after the shot, Dziekanski died of a heart attack. Shockingly, doctors have said that the taser had nothing to do with the heart attack or the death of Robert Dziekanski. Perhaps the critics are right that the taser should not be listed as a non-lethal weapon. This is only true because it seems that to call it nonlethal makes it seem less serious of a weapon. If it only stuns people and will not kill them, then why not use it more often than not? That seems to be the frame of mind of the RCMP. In the Dziekanski incident witnesses supposedly were making progress in calming the man down. Dziekanski did not speak English and no one else spoke Polish. When the police came Dziekanski was submissive yet excited, a witness said the RCMP’s told Dziekanski to turn around and walk to the wall and when he did, that is when he was tasered and held to the ground to be shocked several times more. It always comes down to who is using a weapon and to do what. If a taser is supposed to stun a person and not kill them, then we need a better model of the taser from its maker, one that does the job but is not so harmful to its victims. The only problem is that so far, many of the maker’s studies show that tasers do not kill. I believe that it is obvious that tasers do not always kill, but it is also obvious that they sometimes do and that would mean that they are indeed lethal.
Water bottles cause wrinkles? IN MY OPINION
SAMI GODOWSKY staff writer
As if women need anything more to worry about when it comes to their looks, now we have to be cautious of drinking out of water bottles because they could potentially cause wrinkles? “People who drink from water bottles with either sport or straw tops or nozzles, consistently, all day long, for about two years, will start to develop noticeable smoker’s lips,” said Dermatologist Marilyn Berzin of Washington D.C. said to NBC News. Berzin said that she is having clients as early as in their 30s showing signs of wrinkles caused by water bottles. So is this fact or fiction? There is no definite conclusion to this assumption but
I’m saying total fiction! The way you drink from a water bottle can not compare to smoking a cigarette because when you smoke a cigarette you hold your lips way tighter than you hold onto a water bottle. I think to see substantially noticeable wrinkles from drinking water bottles you would have to drink them constantly over a very long period of time, which is unhealthy for other reasons. Water bottles are much more convenient, so to stop drinking from them would not be easy. You can buy water bottles in bulk, take them anywhere you go, except they fit anywhere and they are inexpensive. They are also much easier to use during sports events than cups. Also with water bottles you don’t waste as much water if you don’t finish the bottle, you can put the cap back on and drink it later. You cannot do that with just an ordinary cup! Now many water bottles are eco- friendly and use less plastic so it is better for our environment. So should you stop
Jessie Holeva/Perspectives Editor
Campus eateries, Jazzman’s and Sandella’s carry water bottles with sports bottle tops that don’t require puckering for consumption. drinking from water bot- procedures, which Berzin tles? specializes in. No way! As a college So do water bottles realstudent always being busy ly cause wrinkles, or is this it’s easy to just grab a water just a scam to get people to bottle when you go to class, invest in cosmetic procework, or the gym. Is it real- dures? ly worth it to give up drinkBelieve what you want ing water bottle because it but I’m not changing my may someday cause a little habits of drinking from wrinkling? water bottles. I’d rather one I think it is ironic that day blame my wrinkles on Berzin states that these too much sun exposure. “smokers’ wrinkles” can be erased by cosmetic wrinkle
Dealing with first semester STRESS IN MY OPINION
MELISSA MARIANI staff writer
Did you ever hear people say college is the best time of your life? Well, not when you’re completely stressed out! Here are some signs you are stressing to the limit. Frequent mood swings, being very impatient, unable to sleep at night, having a change in eating patterns, recurring headaches, recurring colds and having a short temper are tell-tale signs listed in the lifestyles guide for health and wellbeing. Adjusting to a new kind of lifestyle whether you’re a freshman or a graduating senior can fill your days with doubt and confusion. But while you are still in college, the first semester of every school year just seems to be the worst! Coming from summer and transitioning straight to the books can be an extremely stressful time. I’ve compiled some tips from my own experiences
to help Cabrini students lighten the burden of a new semester. I remember being a freshman and being so overwhelmed with school, I can just imagine how stressed the seniors are this year. Trying to figure out your major and your career with little time can be hard. The fact is we all have our own lives with issues that make us stressed. How you handle it is up to you. When I was sitting in my first class, I could just tell which students where stressing already about assignments. Students were impatient and busily taking notes about deadlines. This was just the first day and they were clearly already stressing. I just wanted to yell, “RELAX!” Handling first semester stress is hard for everyone because we all want to be able to handle the work load, have a social life and be independent. Now as a sophomore, having deadlines and assignments in my head can really build up, causing me to stress out. The pressure we have from teachers, other students and our parents are factors. The first semester is always nerve racking because you’re getting to know your new teachers, having a whole new schedule and trying to keep up with everything else go-
ing on in your life. Worrying about taking the right classes, buying all the expensive books and catching up on lost time with your friends from the summer adds to it. Well, there is some hope for the stressed out students. Some good ways to handle all the stress is having a good balance of everything. Time management is key to a successful school year. Helpful ideas are to make a daily schedule that includes time for classes, coursework, studying, meals, exercising and your job, so you don’t forget anything. Make sure you actually have enough time for all of your plans, and prioritize what is more important for that day. And if you don’t have time, it is okay to say “No.” If you’re not the agenda type, I find socializing with positive people and friends is actually one of the best ways to de-stress yourself. Just being around my friends helps me get my mind off all the assignments and work. Being open about hard classes you have is 10 times better than keeping
it to yourself. I will even call my friends randomly during the day to just vent about all the work I have to do. Chances are, they vent in return and we both end up feeling better about things, just knowing others are in the same boat. It’s so easy to just get caught up in all your stress, but the best way to de-stress is not to take everything too seriously and to just make time to relax. Distracting your mind works well, like buying a new book or movie, I would always just take a walk around campus to clear my head when I find myself overwhelmed. And let’s not forget there’s always the Cabrini shuttle to get away for a little. Giving your mind time to chill-out will help you have more tolerance for stress. Take advantage of the gym, sports and upcoming events around the area and get the right amount of sleep. Some stress can get very serious, for more information you can check out pamphlets outside the nurse’s office to learn more on how to deal.
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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Got a craving for a certain something? melissa mariani staff writer
If you’re craving for delicious ice cream, candy and sweet treats, go and check out Ricky’s Candy, Cones & Chaos. Ricky’s is located at 155 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, Pa. “It’s the best candy store in the world. I felt like a little kid when I walked in there. It was great. The walls are covered with bins full of gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy sharks, sour coated candies and lollipops. You can buy candy by the pound and mix all your favorite candy together,” Meaghan Conroy, sophomore psychology major said. Ricky’s carries popular sugary favorites like Fun Dip, Laffy Taffys, Nerds and Sweet Tarts. Ricky’s even has a whole section with dozens of different types of bubble gum. Frank Bearoff, sophomore biology major, said, “They have all the candies you can’t find in any other stores anymore like War Heads, Zero Bars and Abba Zabbas.”
The store doesn’t just stop at candy. Ricky’s also sells fresh ice cream with 18 different flavors such as Snickers, Smurf, Moose Tracks, Butterfinger, cotton candy, blackberry chip and butter pecan to name just a few. Erin Jaskiewicz, junior exercise science and health promotions major, works at Ricky’s and said the most popular ice cream flavor definitely is cake batter and Smurf. “We always need to keep a large supply of that on hand. The price ranges start with a small cone at $3.45 up to $5.50.” Jaskiewicz said, “Every ice cream order comes with free toppings. You also can make your own sundaes and create your own milkshakes or floats with any flavor you want.” Ricky’s has frozen treats like chocolate covered bananas, chocolate covered Rice Krispie treats, chocolate covered Twinkies along with candy sushi. You can also choose gift baskets ready made for your friends, coworkers and family. Ricky’s makes themed baskets for holidays, birthdays and
melissa mariani/staff writer
Ricky’s Candy, Cones & Chaos located in Wayne, Pa. provides an alluring display of candy. Ricky’s also features many delicious flavors of ice cream. Customers can also purchase gift baskets online. chocolate lovers too. Gift baskets found in the store can be purchased online as well. The store’s payment plan accepts credit cards and PayPal accounts. Check out the Web site for coupon savings
through the month of September. Visit their Web site at rickysofpa. com and you will find deals like buy- one- get- one- free ice cream cones. The store hours range from
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Quit using Q-tips, remove unsightly earwax megan bernatavitz staff writer
Removing earwax is another step to personal hygiene perfection. The method of removing the yellowish matter that forms inside ears needs to be addressed. For years, the method of using Q-tips has been recommended by doctors to parents of young children. Those children have grown up practicing the method, most likely incorrectly. However, like many other methods, it was deemed medically unsafe to use Q-tips in fear of permanently endangering the ear drum. Most people have used Q-tips their whole lives. Parents always told us that we didn’t want earwax buildup, so using Q-tips to clean our ears was a natural response. It was unexpected to hear that using Q-tips can seriously damage the inside of the ear. Nurse Susan Fitzgerald wants the Cabrini community to understand how harmful Q-tips are to the ear. When using a Q-tip, the earwax doesn’t actually get pulled out but goes in deeper. When twisting the stick of the Q-tip it irritates the ear canal and can be very dangerous. “If you push too hard with the Q-tip you can puncture the eardrum, especially if you jerk your head suddenly,” Fitzgerald said. It’s surprising that all of these painful things can come just from using a stick with cotton on it. It is important to inform everyone about the problems the Q-tip causes because it is very hazardous to one’s health. Brian Moran, junior political
science major, said, “I’m kind of shocked. I thought by cleaning my ears with Q-tips every time I got out of the shower I am keeping up with my personal hygiene. Now I know I am just harming myself.” “It is really good to know about this and hopefully more people will become more informed in the future,” Moran said. Fitzgerald said that using Qtips on a daily basis is especially dangerous to people who have a lot of earwax build up. The only reason to use a Q-tip would be to clean the outer part of the ear. There are many ways to keep ears clean instead of using Qtips. One way is to take a tissue and roll it up, turn the end into a point so it absorbs moisture. There are also over- the- counter earwax removal products. The safest way to clean ears is going to your primary care physician. The doctor will be able to flush the excess earwax out. It is important to clean your ears because too much earwax can affect hearing. It is necessary for everyone to learn the side effects of using Qtips. According to medical experts, Q-tips are dangerous and can cause extreme damage to a person’s ears. If students follow the steps that nurse Fitzgerald suggested, then they will continue to be healthy. Loquitur welcomes your comments on this story. Please send your comments to: Loquitur@googlegroups.com. The editors will review your comments each week and make corrections if warranted.
This image can be seen in health magazines and doctors offices as an aid for people to clean their ears.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Tips for choosing majors at college morgan miller staff writer
Students walk onto Cabrini’s campus at the start of fall semester with things on their mind; after all, college is a major milestone in everyone’s life. It seems hardly likely that the typical student would rather worry about their major as opposed to what to wear the first day of classes. Well, worry and stress no more! Even if you have not declared a major, or you are wondering if your major fits you best, remember you are definitely not alone. Kimberly Prigge, junior exercise science and heath promotion major, has stayed with her declared major all throughout college but changed her career choice. Prigge originally started at Cabrini with the hopes of be-
coming a physical therapist. After participating in courses relating to her major, Prigge said, “After seeing and learning about all the different things I can do, I’m not exactly sure what I want to do. There are many options and I’m trying to find the one that fits me perfectly.” Sometimes a student may find out that their major is not correct for their personality, such as Duania Barnes, senior social work major, discovered. At the start of her freshman year, Barnes was a nursing major. However, after that first year she decided to give social work a try. Barnes said, “I did not have a passion for what I was learning. I was going to class and just going through the motions. I felt that I wasn’t getting anything from it.” Now, just months away from graduation, Barnes is beyond satisfied with her choice to switch
and is performing successfully in the classroom. Dr. Jerry Zurek, head of the communication department, said that students who switch their majors, or declare it later than most, will have to put extra effort into her classes to catch up to students who have always had that major. However, he said they must never forget that it can be done. Zurek spoke of a current Cabrini senior who transferred to the college as a junior. At the student’s previous college, her major was entirely different from communication. Nonetheless, the student put 100 percent effort into their classes and school work, causing her to be one of the best students in the major. Barnes and Prigge both said that students should not wait to take their major courses. If you take a few courses in relation to your major in your freshman or
even sophomore year and decide it is not for you, it is not too late to change. Cabrini’s communication department is one of the most varied majors at the college. Classes range from radio to journalism to video and more. This range allows students to achieve a variety of skills and decide which aspect they would like to focus on. Zurek said, “[We give students] a realistic, real life experience on campus to give them a sense of what people do after they graduate.” He said hands-on experience is a mark of that major here. Dr. David Dunbar, associate professor of biology, greatly emphasized the “bright future” science holds. “With global warming and a new emphasis on going green, companies are going to be looking for individuals that have expertise,” Dunbar said about the
science branch ecology. Dunbar and Prigge both encourage students to switch majors if it is not what truly interests them. Prigge said, “My biggest piece of advice for people who are undecided or are thinking about switching is to find what interests them most. You will know it when you find what you are most passionate about, but until then try a variety of classes just to see what you really enjoy and look forward to attending.” Dunbar emphasizes listening to that gut instinct while pursuing what truly interests you. “Hey, if the student is staying at Cabrini, what difference does it make whether they stay in the science department or go to another department? The main thing is for a student to do what he or she is passionate about.”
morgan miller/staff writer
Due to high costs of textbooks and tuition, it is important that students research their majors at college. By knowing ahead of time, money will not be wasted on unecessary textbooks.
Controversial new workout methods gianna shikitino staff writer
Want to try a new way to exercise instead of hitting the gym? While these new variations may be costly, the results you will see after trying them out may persuade you into making a new workout routine. People are changing the way they work out. Whether it comes down to manufacturing exercise super shoes such as Fit Flops and Nike Shox or technology advancement made by Nintendo to create Wii Fit, these three new workout trends are proven to help you work up a sweat, if used accurately. The Wii System is known for its players to perform in the games and activities provided, to create an active experience in the daily lives of video gamers. Wii has introduced a new alternative, Wii Fit, which comes equipped with a balance board. Wii Fit features exercises according to the four categories offered: yoga, muscle, aerobic and balance. Brittney Hudson, senior educational studies major, enjoyed her experience playing on Wii Fit. Although she only played once, Hudson said that the “bal-
ancing games were fun. You need to have good balance to move up levels.” Players may feel the need to continue to master the levels, which will make them want to play more. From only playing once, Hudson said, “You felt the stretches and yoga if done correctly. It really works. If you don’t want to go to the gym, Wii Fit will help.” Although this system may be helpful for those who wouldn’t prefer going to a gym, there are some reasons why you wouldn’t be interested in trying. Wii Fit calculates the user’s mass bodyindex, and then concludes whether you’re underweight, ideal or overweight, depending on the score of your BMI. Gamespot.com created a Wii Fit Review, and its claim of Wii Fit is that the system focuses “more on improving muscle tone than on cardio and weight loss.” If cardio or taking walks is your ideal workout, you can try Nike Shox for running or Fit Flops for walking. Wearing Fit Flops improves and tones the muscles in your butt, legs, calves and thighs while walking. Fit Flops aren’t made for running and are not created to be aren’t very stylish. Jamie D’Orio, administrative
assistant for municipal bonds (MBIA), approves of Fit Flops. They allow “more support on arch, to fit your feet. They are absorbent on your knees, less impact when you are walking.” You won’t see dramatic results instantly. If worn all day or for a long period of time, then you will feel a difference in your muscles. “They do work,” Di’Orio said. “You just have to wear them. If you make it a habit to wear them, you’ll see and feel a difference.” If you’re a daily runner or if you enjoy cardio exercises for your workout routine, then Nike Shox are for you. Nike Shox are more advanced than the average running shoe. With its rubber springs placed on the heel of the shoe, known as the “shox,” it allows you to have an extra bounce in your stride. Shannan Steele, junior communication major, wears Nike Shox occasionally while running and working-out. According to Steele, Nike Shox are not for everyone. “Depends on your genetic makeup,” Steele said, “what best fits you comfortably.” Steele thinks the shoes work really well for her, and that they actually help her out during her workout. She said the shoes “make less of an impact on my
kneecaps.” Athletes are fans of the sneaker, but some aren’t a big fan because of the springs. Saleem Brown, assistant director of admissions and assistant men’s basketball coach, likes that the Shox support his feet. “When you run, they go down and give you a lift.” “Nike Shox aren’t made for everyone,” Brown said. “There are other brands out there that
more athletes wear for comfort.” For people who have wide feet, they probably wouldn’t wear Nike Shox. Most of the shoe is made up of mesh material, so your feet will stay fresh and dry after your long run or walk. “The mesh airs out,” Brown said. “I don’t want to take my sneakers off and have my whole room smell.”
gianna shikitino/staff writer
Corporations have taken the idea of improving the art of weight loss and ran with it. Nike and Nintendo specifically have designed products that relate to a younger demographic.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Arts & Entertainment
‘Loqation’: Behind the Scenes arielle friscia staff writer
Top: Loqation crew members prepare for a taping in the control room.
Jenine Gibbons, one of the four Loqation anchors, practices her lines with director, Kara Schneider.
Lights are up, the anchors are ready and the tape is rolling. “Welcome to ‘Loqation,’ a Loquitur news Web edition.” “Delivering top stories from a top newspaper. Here’s your news…now.” Communication students come together every Wednesday afternoon to give a news show for the Web. A decade ago, former Cabrini student, Dawn Francis, started a news show called FYI. When the group of dedicated seniors graduated, FYI fell apart. Now there is a new and improved news show to look forward to every week, “Loqation.” It all started when Jessie Holeva and Jake Verterano, junior communication majors, mentioned an idea of putting on a news show here at Cabrini and the person to talk to was Kara Schneider, senior English and communication major, director and producer of “Loqation.” “We want people to be involved with reading The Loquitur. We want our Web site to get out there and we want to involve the student body more and get the top stories out there,” she said. “They came up to me with this idea and said lets do a news show. So I pitched the idea to Megan Pellegrino and she said that would be a great idea,” Schneider said. “We have the professional studio and everything like that ;let’s do it.” Pellegrino, senior English and communication major, was really excited about this idea of a news show. “I’m obsessed with news. I love the excitement of live things,” Pellegrino said. “I was so excited over the idea and that’s why I have had so much dedication. It is something that I am passionate about,” she said. It could not have been done without the help of Dr. Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication.
Yungmann helps with any technical problems that the crew has, as well as being a support and coach of the outstanding team of students. I was so excited that Kara and Megan had the initiative to want to do it because it’s so much work,” Yungmann said. “It is so good for them professionally to get the experience of working in news and multimedia.” Since the taping has started, Yungmann expressed how proud she was of the students. “I really admire the work they put into the show they started with nothing. No one had done this before in more then a decade,” said Yungmann said. “They basically started from scratch. I’m really proud of the work they have done.” Schneider was even able to pick her own crew and anchors held auditions last spring. One of those auditions came from Jack Jonas, senior English and communication major. “I actually wasn’t going to audition. It was mentioned in Cathy Yungmann’s class last spring. Then Janene Gibbons, my partner for the show, said that I should do it. Then two days later I found out I was going to be one of the anchors,” Jonas said. Since last spring, Schneider and Pellegrino and the rest of the crew of “Loqation” have been working hard getting top news stories together. Before filming, a lot of hard work and time goes into making the perfect news show, such as script writing, editing pieces and getting the graphics together “I have to stay on top of everyone to make sure everything goes to tape,” Schneider said. For students interested in being part of a great news show if it is on or off the camera you can e-mail “Loqation” at Loqation@ gmail.com. “We need juniors, sophomores and freshmen to get involved,” Schneider said. Considering that most of the crew are seniors and will be graduating. Dedication is the key part in making “Loqation” the best college news show around.
EVENTS: SEPT. 18-21
Thursday, Sept. 18 Silpada Jewlery Demonstration to Benefit Immersion Trips What: Silpada Jewlery Demonstration When: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Wolfington Center Why: Fundraising for the Wolfington Center immersion trips.
Friday, Sept. 19 Wings & Wii! Who: CAP Board What: “Wings & Wii” When: 9 p.m. Where: Jazzman’s Café Why: To eat chicken wings and test skills at the latest games hitting mainstream pop-culture – GuitarHero and Wii.
Saturday, Sept. 20 Club 27 (18+ Nightclub in Philly) Who: Club 27 What: Night Club 18 to enter When: Saturday Night Where: 27 Bank St. in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia. Why: Live Broadcasts from Q102 and $8 to enter.
“We are looking for dedicated people rather than people who need something for their resume because they were lazy for three years,” Pellegrino said. Dedication seems to be the key word for working with news show. The students worked all summer to give Cabrini a great show. Schneider also mentioned that anyone is welcome to come watch them tape. “We love when people watch us,” Schneider said. Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. the crew of “Loqation” is in the studio live in action. “Loqation” has started something new for Cabrini College. “I feel like it opens up a whole new chapter for the communication department. It could be as big as The Loquitur and we are hoping it becomes a new big thing at Cabrini,” Jonas said. There are high expectations for the new news show. The goals are set high and the crew only wants to achieve greatness. “We want to win the Pacemaker award for the Web and national recognition,” Schneider said. “We hope people appreciate what we are doing for the school and students. We want to do stories on everything. Everything is a news story,” Schneider said. To know more about “Loqation” go to Loquitur.com.
The Loquitur welcomes your comments on this story. E-Mail anything you would like to say about this or other articles to loquitur@ googlegroups.com. Thank you for reading.
Sunday, Sept. 21 Watersports lessons - windsurfing & sailing Who: Dixon Center What: Windsurfing and Sailing lessons When: 12 to 5 p.m. Where: Marsh Lake Recreation Area
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Phelps phenomenon gillian davis staff writer
Did Michael Phelps lose his taste for chlorine? Or is he just searching for other hidden talents under that tantalizing, sculpted body? Phelps has currently taken a break from his regimented swimming schedule to bask in the glory of the media. Michele Canavan, senior biology major, said, “His appearance in the media after his successful return from China is really amazing because he’s a great role model and it doesn’t hurt that he’s nice to look at.” His new career path in the public’s spotlight didn’t even start after the Beijing Olympics. Around April, Phelps participated in Disney’s Year of a Million Dreams Campaign, posing as a mer-man alongside actress Julianne Moore. Post-Olympics, Phelps has been offered numerous gigs in the advertising world. He has been presented contracts with Visa, AT&T, PowerBar, Speedo, Omega and even a
cameo on “Entourage.” He has been given offers dealing with commemorative coins, car rims, acrylic paintings, bobblehead dolls and dog food. There have been very few people who view his regular appearance negatively. Some may even say he is selling out. Those very few people should also watch their backs because Phelps fans can be vicious. “He earned it! Every cent. He beat everyone in the world. He’s the man right now,” Corey White, junior information systems major, said. But it’s not like Phelps is stockpiling all of his money and smirking at the fact he is now making millions. He has started his own foundation properly named, the Michael Phelps Foundation. Phelps decided to have the foundation concentrate on helping kids pursue healthy lifestyles by swimming for recreational fun and also for competitive event. All of the $1 million that he collected from Speedo, for breaking Mark Spitz’s seven medal record with his eight, will
be given to the foundation. “Phelps is a humble guy,” White said. “Most humble athletes like him are the best at what they do and he proved it with eight gold medals.” Even on countless television interviews, Phelps appears to be modest. He grins whenever anyone compliments him or laughs when someone cracks a good-hearted joke about his crazy mother in the stands. There is no doubt that Phelps will continue dominating the world with more endorsement proposals, commercials, interviews, TV appearances and promoting his new foundation. Andy Golden, junior political science major, thinks that Phelps “will make even greater strokes outside of the pool.” After touring the United States, shaking hands and giving interviews, Phelps just wants to go back home and reunite with his bulldog, Herman. But he can’t rest for long. He has to start training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
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Russell Brand hosted the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7 which included performances from Rihanna, Lil’ Wayne, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock and Pink.
2008 VMA recap tina vitanza staff writer
Michael Phelps of the United States swims the butterfly leg on the way to winning gold in the 4x100 medley, Phelps’ eight gold of the games, on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China.
Monday, Sept. 22 B-I-N-G-O Night Who: CAP Board What: Bingo When: 9 p.m. Where: Jazzman’s Café Why: Win awesome prizes
Designer outfits shined as celebrities and singers walked the red carpet, live in Hollywood, Sunday, Sept. 7, for the 2008 VMA Awards. Glamor and style mixed with exciting appearances and famous mom’s-to-be as people gathered to watch the return of Britney Spears. Host Russell Brand gave the crowd something to laugh about with his unusual style and British accent. Performances by Rihanna, T.I., Christina Aguilera and Leona Lewis, to name a few, sent fans screaming for more. Spears made a debut as the biggest hit, as she showed off her new fit body in a beautiful Versace dress. Spears who received a standing ovation opening the award ceremony, walked home with three moon men—best female video, best pop video and video of the year. Other winners of the VMAs
EVENTS: SEPT. 18-21 Tuesday, Sept 23 Commuter Snack Shack Who: Commuter’s Club What: Snack Shack When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Founder’s Hall Lobby Why: Free snacks for commuter students
Tuesday, Sept 23 Singer: Pete Schmidt Who: Cap Board What: Singer Pete Schmidt When: 9 p.m. Where: Jazzman’s Café Why: Pete Schmidt is known for his honest songwriting coupled with an adept stage presence.
include Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Pussycat Dolls, Linkin Park, Kanye West, Toyio Hotel, Knarles Barkley, The White Stripes, Erykah Badu and Death Cab for Cutie. New mom Christina Aguilera wore a long white and black dress, along with momto-be Ashlee Simpson-Wentz who wore a long, flowing black dress. Other celebrities like Katy Perry made quite a splash as she showed up with a vintage inspired outfit made by herself. Miley Cyrus wore a short black dress, Pink with a long black and red strapless dress and Ciara wearing a short silver dress with a thick black belt. All in all, the 2008 VMA Awards was a success. Fashion divas showed off their latest trends, baby bumps and of course thousands of dollars worth of bling-bling. With after-parties and photos being taken, celebrities partied it up all night.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 Rock Climbing Who: Dixon Center and Philadelphia Rock Gym What: Indoor rock climbing When: 7 p.m. Where: Philadelphia Rock Gym in Oaks, PA Why: Transportation, equipment and instruction is provided and it is FREE.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
‘90210’: Same zip code, more sex appeal jessica wegelin staff writer
For people who were in love with the old “90210,” it might have been a struggle to get into the latest version. But with the sex, drugs and scandal that appears in the new show, you’ll soon be hooked to this version. The world famous ZIP code “90210” made its big comeback on the CW network. Although the zip code, spoiled brats and high school drama remain the same, provocative clothes and sex appeal become more visible throughout the first episode. You have your beauties and handsome jocks that will catch your eye and cause you to become addicted to their lifestyle every week. The original show, “Beverly Hills 90210” planted an image in people’s minds about the high class, wealthy lifestyle, in that ritzy area of Beverly Hills. “90210” is no longer just five numbers. “It’s an image of the good life that teenagers all over the country are drooling over,” Lauren Magill, senior psychology major, said. Characters such as Kelly Taylor, played by Jenny Garth, make a return for the new season. The characters are all grown up. Kelly is even a guidance counselor at West Beverly High. Brenda, played by Shannen Dogherty, also makes an appearance. Other stars from the pervious seasons are set to make guest appearances through the season.
Teenagers will be teenagers, and although they may be wearing much less clothing the trouble they are getting into is very similar. While watching the new “90210,” you get to see what life is like for two teenagers making a move from Kansas to Beverly Hills. Annie Mills, played by Shenae Grimes, and her brother Dixon, played by Tristan Wilds, show up to Beverly Hills High School, and within a minute of their arrival they both realize that the personalities of people are going to be completely different from their hometown in Kansas. The father, Harry, played by Rob Estes, and mother, Debbie, played by Lori Loughlin, have decided to move to Beverly Hills to help Harry’s mother, Tabitha, played by Jessica Walter, who is an older aggressive woman who can’t keep her hands off her Long Island ice tea. Not only are Annie and Dixon going to get the “new kid” label, they are also going to be given the awful “principal’s kids” nickname because their father, Harry, took the principal position at Beverly Hills High School. In a nutshell, Annie and Dixon are typical teenagers who aren’t happy about the move because both of them are leaving their comfort zones. Annie leaves her boyfriend behind in Kansas, while Dixon doesn’t want to answer to his peers about being “the black kid” in his new school. They both are talented in different areas. Annie is involved in the school play, while Dixon
Ryan Eggold, left, as Ryan Matthews and Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor are pictured in a scene of the CW’s “Beverly Hills 90210,” which premiered on September 2. plays lacrosse. They do their best to pick up where they left off in Kansas but like every teenager going through a move during that time period of their life, there are going to be some major issues. They both get into trouble within the first few days of school, and both learn the differ-
ent types of personalities they are now dealing with. “The new ‘90210’ is a bit cheesy, but it’s just something I couldn’t miss after watching reruns when I was younger of the original Beverly Hills ‘90210,’” Magill said. Apparently, the curiosity of fans of the original show couldn’t
help but tune into the CW network to see what the new buzz about “90210” was all about. “I thought it was cool that they took characters from the original and added them into the new show. It was interesting to see what they looked like after so many years,” Christina Romano, senior education major, said.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Legendary Temple coach speaks on leadership kirk manion staff writer
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Temple men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy during his speech in the Widener Lecture Hall.
Temple University basketball coach Fran Dunphy said that leaders make sure all problems are addressed and try to find the best way to solve them. Dunphy’s talk on leadership was the first of four lectures by well-known leaders. Dunphy’s long record as a leading basketball coach for the past 20 years include 10 ivy League titles at the University of Pennsylvania, including five perfect seasons. He spoke for almost an hour on Sept. 9 in the Widener Lecture Hall, about numerous topics that have shaped him into the proven and trusted leader he has become. He described himself as the luckiest man in the world because has had great help around him to help him succeed. “It was a beautiful thing for a hall of fame coach to share his wisdom about the basketball world and how to be successful,” assistant basketball coach Saleem Brown, said. His speech involved what he called the three A’s. The first is awareness. He said, “If you look at things as difficult then they are.” He was describing how leaders must have faith in the fact that you have the ability to accomplish anything you attempt to do. Awareness includes if a colleague is having a bad day, a leader will speak with the person to find the problem and a solution. Dunphy also told a story from early in his career, when his mustache was the size of a two-bedroom apartment as he put it, that helped him when facing adversity. He spoke about how overcoming adversity makes you a better person. It was early in the season for Dunphy’s Penn Quakers when they were playing its rival Princeton Tigers as both teams came into the game undefeated. His team
started the game perfectly, taking a big 30-point lead into halftime leading by over 30 points. He was feeling very confident they were going to win the game, when all of a sudden Princeton couldn’t miss while Penn was playing incredibly bad and ended up losing the game. It was the worst loss of his career, and afterwards in the locker room he didn’t know what to say to his distraught players. This is when overcoming adversity stuck for Dunphy, because he and his players talked about what they needed to do to win and from there on out that’s all they did. Dunphy admits he would never change that game because he learned so much from that night. Dunphy found out early in his career that he can’t do everything himself if he wants to be successful. He spoke about how a leader has to be able to trust others so the whole team can succeed. He gave an example of how he used to always plan out the practice for the following day. One day, however, he gave that assignment to two assistant coaches because he was pressed for time. The practice that day was managed better and went more smoothly. He realized he wasn’t good at making a practice and hasn’t done it since. He said it’s hard to let others take control sometimes, but a true leader has to be able to see what is best for the whole team. His last “A” was accountability. You must be accountable for your actions, Dunphy said. He said that everyone will make mistakes, but the ability to fix the mistake is what makes a leader. “His speech was very inspiring. In my eyes, he showed me that hard work does pay off,” Brown said. Dunphy’s final answer to a question was the advice: “if you’re a good person and you work hard, things will be ok.”
Lady Cavaliers look to rebound after loss kara driver staff writer
The Lady Cavs suffered its second loss of the season but have not lost faith in its team. Their 3-1 loss against Misericordia University puts them at a record of 3-2. Sophomore special education major Courtney Davis said, “Even though it is our second loss of the season, we still have plenty of games to prove ourselves. Today just wasn’t our day and every team has days like that.” Melissa Benedetti took six shots, scoring one for the Cavs. Lauren Alessi assisted her goal by passing the ball right in front of the goalie so Benedetti could put it right in. Alessi had five shots on goal but none were successful. Goalie Caitlin Donahue had 12 saves against Misericordia helping the team to only lose by two. Donahue, a sophomore graphic design major, has definitely proved herself in goal. The team was given many chances on corner plays but the ball just was not hitting the back of the goal. Davis said, “Corner plays are always a great opportunity for the team and we practice them a lot during practice, but today was just not our day for corner plays.” Assistant coach Julie Smith had a lot to say about the game. “Every team loses, but
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Linda Kauffmann takes on a Misericordia defender during the game on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Cavaliers lost 3-1. I do not want them to get discouraged and they need to keep their heads up. We have to look forward to our next game and not dwell on the past,” Smith said. Smith never loses faith in her team and always puts a smile on the player’s faces, win or lose. “I hate when I see my players down and I always try to make them laugh
and look forward to the next practice and game.” The field hockey team can be found on the turf on Tuesday, Sept. 16, against Delaware Valley. Davis said, “This should be a very good game and should really test our ability, but if we can beat them we will really prove
ourselves as a great team.” Senior captain Kate Ryan said, “I am upset about our loss, but we still played very well as a team and never gave up. We played to the very last second.” Smith said, “Our next game will be strenuous, but we will do our best and always keep our heads high.”
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Armstrong defends honor, prepares to ride again SPORTS SCENE By Nick Pitts
Unretirement, seemingly the biggest thing to hit the sports world since the invention of the instant replay, has hit an all-time high on Sept. 9, when one of its greatest champions returned from a threeyear hiatus. Lance Armstrong announced that he would mount his bike once again and participate in the Tour de France 2009. We all knew Brett Farve wasn’t going to last very long without gun-slinging footballs down the gridiron, but Lance Armstrong, making a comeback? Why on earth would Armstrong, a seven-time Tour champion and testicularcancer survivor want to put his reputation on the line after three long years of sweet legendary retiree status? On his official Web site, Armstrong launched a video on the day of his announcement, claiming he was coming back in order to raise awareness of cancer worldwide. In other words, Armstrong is a little angry that to this day skeptics still doubt that he was a clean rider during his amazing seven-year run. Allegations dating back to his earliest win in 1999 have even left Tour Director Christian Prudhomme with mixed feelings regarding the return of one of the most popular riders of all time. Prudhomme fears that the American’s return to the sport will be something of a counterproductive move, as cycling has
Lance Armstrong rides in the 20th and final stage of the Tour de France in 2003. He went on to place first and win his fifth consecutive title. Armstrong announced on Sept. 9 that he would compete in the 2009 Tour de France. greatly cleaned up its act. Unfortunately, Armstrong’s era of cycling is considered the cheating era. Race officials have made giant strides on their new anti-doping policies, which include blood tests just days before legs of the race start. After his 1999 victory, cyclists who placed second through 10th were all eventually caught with several different allegations, many of which were positive drug tests. To a skeptical French media, it appeared as though Armstrong had escaped positive drug testing only because he may have
used some sort of new drug in order to fly under the testing radar, or had paid off the right people. Hogwash. Whether or not the man doped in the past is irrelevant at this point. If in fact he did use performanceenhancing drugs of any kind in the past, it doesn’t seem possible at all this time around, as race officials are going to be watching him very closely throughout the entire Tour. Armstrong recently agreed that he would post his blood test results online to prove that he is in fact a clean athlete. Ultimately, Armstrong is laying his
entire reputation on the line, when he could have walked away three years ago, guilty or not of doping. Overcoming severe forms of cancer to go on and win perhaps the hardest title in sports, seven straight times, is worthy of having your name written somewhere in the stars. Returning three years later, complying with the Tour’s brutal performanceenhancing drug policies speaks volumes of his character. Winning an eigth title then, may just earn him an emblem on his chest, a cape and a bright yellow Lancemobile.
This week in sports brian loschiavo staff writer
Cheeks receives contract extension from Sixers Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers Maurice Cheeks will spend more time in the city of brotherly love. On Tuesday, the Team President Ed Stefanski announced the extension of Cheeks’ contract. Cheeks, who became coach of the Sixers in May 2005, led the team back to the playoffs just last season when they lost in the first round to Detroit. Cheeks played 11 seasons with the Sixers and 15 overall in the NBA and retired in 1993. Cheeks has a 113-133 record here in Philadelphia and a 275-272 record overall. The Sixers and Cheeks agreed to a one-year contract extension last February, which will take him through the upcoming season. The terms of this agreement are not being disclosed. Patriots QB Brady out for season The face of the NFL and New England Patriots, Quarterback Tom Brady, will be out for the remainder of the 2008 season. Just eight minutes into the first quarter, Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard hit Brady during the play to cause the injury. Brady will have season-ending surgery on his left knee as soon as the procedure is scheduled. When the injury occurred, Brady stayed on the ground and held his knee, which is not very characteristic of the player who usually bounces right back up after a hit. Pollard said that when he heard Brady scream he knew that he was in a lot of pain. Matt Cassel is said to be their replacement quarterback for the remainder of the year. Williams, Federer win U.S. open Serena Williams beat Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 7-5 for her ninth Grand Slam Victory and thrilling Open victory. Four times a single point from heading to a third set, Williams was relentless taking the final four games and 13 of the last 19 points. This win will move Williams back into the No. 1 spot, passing Ana Ivanovic in the WTA Tour rankings. This is only the ninth time in history two women have battled for No. 1 honors. Williams, the fourth seed in the Open, spent 57 weeks on top when she first claimed the No. 1 spot back in 2002. On the men’s side, Roger Federer made history in capturing his fifth-straight Grand Slam victory. Federer became the first man to win five successive titles at two different Grand Slam events, the Open and Wimbledon. Federer beat No. 6 Murray in a 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 series in the match. This marks Federer’s 17th Slam final to go along with 12 titles.
Upcoming Games Thursday, Sept. 18 Women’s soccer home vs. Penn State-Altoona 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 Men’s golf Moravian Invitational @ Moravian 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 Women’s soccer home vs. Catholic University 1 p.m. Men’s/Women’s cross country Philly Metro Meet (Philadelphia, Pa.) TBA Women’s tennis @ Cedar Crest College 1 p.m. Women’s volleyball @ Washington College (Baruch Invitational) 2p.m. Women’s volleyball @ Stevenson University (Baruch Invitational) 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 Women’s volleyball @ Colby-Sawyer College (Baruch Invitational) 11 a.m. Women’s volleyball TBA (Baruch Invitational) 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 Men’s golf Lebanon Valley Invitational @ Lebanon 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 Men’s soccer @ Franklin & Marshal College 7 p.m. Women’s soccer home vs. Philadelphia Biblical University 6:30 p.m. Women’s tennis @ Lebanon Valley College 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 Women’s volleyball @ Gwynedd-Mercy College 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Offensive woes factor in loss for women’s soccer katie engell staff writer
The Cabrini women’s soccer team lost against Arcadia University last Saturday with a final score of 2-1. The Cavalier’s offense showed tremendous effort with 25 shots against Arcadia’s 15. “We dominated which definitely showed, we just had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net,” Nikki Duggan, senior communications major, said. Cabrini had 25 shots on goal throughout the game but Arcadia’s defense proved to be capable of blocking each shot. Junior Sabina DeGisi stood out offensively, registering three shots on goal against Arcadia’s strong defense.
“It was frustrating. We have had a problem with finishing goals I’d say for two years now and Saturday was just another example of that,” Duggan said. For Arcadia, Sam Calhoun and Jessica Leathem stood out offensively with similar statistics of three shots on goal for both teammates. Cabrini’s defense also proved to be powerful as freshman Kara Hinkelmen collected five shots, including three on the Knight’s goal. “Our defense is getting more confident every day, but we can’t seem to score despite outshooting our opponents,” coach Ken Prothero said. Arcadia’s Katie O’Malley scored the first goal after an idle first half of the game and shortly after, the Cavalier’s evened the
score as senior Brittany Shields scored her first goal of the season and tied the game. With less than 15 minutes remaining in the game, Jessica Leathem of Arcadia, scored the game winning goal, making the final score 2-1. “I think anyone at that game would say that we definitely dominated the entire game but could not score. Don’t get me wrong, Arcadia is a good team, I just know that we are the better team and we did not come out on top unfortunately. The only thing we can do is learn from it,” Duggan said. The Cavaliers status now stands at 1-3-0 as they travel to Chestnut Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 16th, for their third straight away game.
Men’s soccer drops heartbreaker at Eastern justin bostwick staff writer
The Cabrini men’s soccer team played what was anticipated to be a hard-hitting game in the blistering heat against rival Eastern University, but Cabrini was defeated. The scoreboard remained blank until close to the end of the second half of the game when Eastern became successful at a goal attempt. The first half of the game consisted of flags and attempted goals, none of which were triumphant. Eastern made a close attempt with 25 minutes left in the first half, but they failed. There was a little more excitement when the ball was kicked over one of the buildings next to the field. The second half of the game picked up a bit more. Cabrini fans were worried when Troy Allen, sophomore undeclared major, was seen lying on the field in pain. Luckily for him and the rest of the team, it was not a serious injury and he was back on his feet in the game. As the clock counted down, it wasn’t
until six minutes, 29 seconds left in the game when Eastern scored the first and only goal of the game. Eastern fans
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Hinkelmon returning the ball in a game earlier this season.
seemed convinced and overjoyed that their team was going to defeat their rivals in their first game since last season against the Cavaliers. Although the defeat was a disappointment to Cabrini and fans, Eastern gave the Cavs a challenge that was not present in past games. Soccer fan Ben Nanna, junior English major, was heartbroken at the loss against Eastern. Although he does not get the chance to attend every match, he makes an effort to show as much support for the team as possible, bringing school spirit and a positive attitude. “Truthfully, I thought the Cavs were going to win this one just because of their past with Eastern. But when they lost, I felt like someone took my child from me,” Nanna said. Andrew Jacobs, junior business administration major, was pleased with the team’s performance up until the final 10 minutes of the match. Although the loss was not major, it was still a disappointment. “It was a huge game because they are a huge rivalry,” Jacobs said.
Alumnus competes in ‘Bat-Breaking Beat’ contest erin nollen staff writer
Joey Zahn, 2008 alumnus, also known as D.J. Z, does not lack experience when it comes to disc jockeying and beat making. He has prior experience from working parties like the VMAs after party in Las Vegas, so it was not a surprise when his mom let him know about another advanced contest. “I was hanging out at my girlfriend’s when my mom called me and asked if I had heard of the Bat-Breaking Beat contest through 100.3 the Beat,” Zahn said. Zahn had then found out that 100.3 the Beat was hosting a contest for Ryan Howard’s walk to bat beat. It wasn’t just
some little contest, it was a chance for some beat making and a D.J. to make it big. Over 30,000 people checked out 100.3’s Web site during the promotion and voting week. Over 8,000 people voted and in the end Zahn was picked to be in the top five out of 150 people. The top five included D.J. Z (Zahn), Matt Dasher, Steve Wright, Matt Griffin and the first-place winner, Dilemma. Zahn got to meet Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino. “When it came time to judge everyone’s beat they all lined up like they were American Idol judges. Howard was Randy, Victorino was Paula and Rollins was Simon,” Zahn said. After Zahn’s beat played, all the players
told the audience what they liked and didn’t like. “Unfortunately, I made a beat for after he hit a home run not for when he walked up to bat,” Zahn said. “I’m not going to lie, when I heard Dillema won I was upset but the contacts I made were a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Zahn said. “Dilemma was very humble and gave me a rapper’s e-mail and told me my beats would go well with the rapper’s voice, so that kind of calmed my anger,” Zahn said. Zahn isn’t going to let one contest stop him from what he loves to do. This contest has brought nothing but good opportunities to his career and a lot of people are very excited to see what Zahn’s next project will be.
Time Management: A New Perspective Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:00pm to 5:00pm Iadarola Center Room 118 ALL STUDENTS WELCOME This fast, fun workshop moves students away from conventional time management tools and allows students to visibly see how their time is spent and how they can make changes to live a more purposeful life.
A FREE WORKSHIP PRESENTED BY THE STAFF ROOM THE CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING For more informatoin call: 610-902-8567 This event is part of the Passport to Success Program! Bring your passport to get stamped.
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Penetar key to success christine adolf staff writer
“We had to do a mile run in gym class in sixth grade. I just so happened to beat some of the best runners on the cross country team, so therefore I decided to give it a shot the following year,” Eddie Penetar, sophomore psychology major, said. Penetar is a well recognized cross country runner. Penetar has been running cross country since the seventh grade in his hometown of Blakely, Pa. At Bishop O’Hara High School, he was named All-State and Runner Of The Year for cross country. Here at Cabrini, he has been recognized as a PAC champion and an NCAA championship qualifier. “I decided after doing pretty well in high school that running would be something worth continuing in college,” Penetar said. Along with running cross country, Eddie also participates in indoor and outdoor track and field. As he progressed through high school and continues with college, Eddie has one amazing supporterhis uncle. “My uncle is definitely the biggest role model in my life. He is very supportive of me both in sports and continuing my college education,” Penetar said. “Eddie has tremendous natural ability as a runner, and not only do I enjoy working with him, and watching him compete, I learn a lot from him as well,” Peter Schauster, assistant cross country coach and admissions counselor, said. Schauster expects that the sophomore will help the young team “gel” together as the season progresses to defend their PAC (now CSAC) championship. “He’s been put in the position as a leader on this very young team and although he was just a freshman a year ago, he’s certainly matured much from his first year as a collegiate student-athlete,” Schauster said. Established in a pre-season poll, the young men’s Cabrini cross country team was chosen as the number one team in the conference. “There are a lot of talented teams in the CSAC conference that we will be competing against, but I can guarantee our boys will be working extremely hard with the leadership of Eddie Penetar,” Schauster said.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Gina Mulranen attempts to stand up on her board while she is ahead of a wave at Seaside Park, N.J. on Sept. 14.
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Students take advantage of September surfing session nick pitts sports editor
Nearly perfect ocean conditions in Seaside Park, N.J. were awaiting four amateur surfers on Sunday, Sept. 14. Water temperatures in the high 60’s and modest three-foot swells provided an excellent canvas for some waveshredding. The recreation department offered a surfing lesson, set for Sept. 7, but was rescheduled due to rough surf, caused by hurricane Hanna. The following Sunday, the list of 10 students quickly dwindled down to just four, but those four were more than up for the challenge. The “extreme four,” as nicknamed by Lauren Galonski, junior physiology and sociology major, arrived at Seaside Park and were met by several vacant surfboards and a wiley veteran named TJ Forkin, who had just participated in the Bellmawr Pro surf competition in the Legends division the day before. This was Galonski’s third surf outing, and she admitted that it was her best by far. “The lesson was really helpful, and I thought TJ went over a lot of good techniques,” Galonski said. “I felt more prepared to go out alone after listening
to him as compared to any of the other instructors I’ve had.” Forkin, along with his assistant Jeff Capone, an aspiring professional, covered the surfing basics, including the proper stance and the pop-up, where a surfer goes from the laying position to standing as quickly as possible, in order to get a first timer to ride a wave successfully. First-time wave-battlers Gina Mulranen and Jen Wozniak, were grateful of the skills acquired. “I turned to Gina and admitted how nervous I was while we were waiting to go out for the first time,” Wozniak said. “Once I finally got one though, it was wonderful.” Mulranen has had a repressed fear of the ocean after being tossed around by a wave as a child, but was all smiles after her first surfing experience. “TJ and Jeff made me feel safe and I was so comfortable out there on the water,” Mulranen said. Even the director of recreation and founder of the trip Orlin Jesperson sported the sunburn to prove he had been out enjoying the wake himself. “It was my second time with surf lessons and I still feel like I have a long way to go,” Jesperson said. “But the guys did give me the necessary info to play around until I was successful.”
Overall, Jesperson was pleased with his efforts, as well as the trip as a whole. “I was happy with the group, everyone seemed to have a great time and it went well,” he said. Jespersen will run the trip again as soon as the weather will allow for it and stressed the importance of taking advantage of the trips that the recreation department offers. “These kinds of trips really allow for a person to get a taste of different activities. That way, you’ll know what you want to pursuit when you are out of college,” he said. Mulranen thought the trip was a great value, at only $20 per person for a lesson and a day down the shore. “I hear so many people complain about not having anything to do on the weekends, and here we just went surfing,” Mulranen said. For Galonski, her experiences during the day are not something she will forget anytime soon. “Surfing is a funny sport,” Galonski said. “For a while you can be frustrated, but than once you catch that one wave, you feel like its time to go take on Hawaii.” Before departing, Forkin reminded the group of their accomplishments. “It’s kind of like riding a bike,” Forkin said. “Once you learn it, you’re a surfer for good.”
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Lauren Galonski successfully rides in a wave.
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(Pictured Left to Right) Nick Pitts, Gina Mulranen, Jen Wozniak, Lauren Galonski, Director of Recreation Orlin Jesperson enjoy a day of surfing lessons taught by trainers Jeff Capone and TJ Forkin in Seaside Park, N.J.