Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
YOU SPEAK, WE LISTEN
Pacemaker Winner Vol L, Issue 06
Housing crisis hits hard at home christopher r. blake news editor
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A house on Conestoga Road in Wayne, Pa. has been put up for sale. Since 2006, the once thriving house market has declined.
“People might think they are in a good economic position and that the economy can not affect them but so did I,” senior English and communication major Grayce Turnbach, said. Little did she think that her family would lose their home. In 2006, the once thriving housing market began to slow down, putting an increasing number of homeowners into foreclosure. Turnbach was one of the casualties. Americans across the country either lost ownership of their home or were threatened with it because they could not meet their mortgage payments. The large number of risky
mortgages that banks made has been the force behind all the trouble that has hit Wall Street. By June 2008, 2.75 percent of all home loans or 1.75 million mortgages, were in foreclosure. Just in the last few weeks, Turnbach’s mother had to sell her house because she could no longer meet her payments. In the four years Turnbach, 21, has been a student at Cabrini, her life has been filled with happy memories: making new friends, earning acclaim for her academic work and spending time with her family. For Turnbach, life was good and nothing seemed to stand in the way of her and her family’s success. But then, starting in 2005, Turnbach’s life took a sudden hault when her parents decided to divorce.
When her father left so did his income, yet Turnbach’s mother decided she would have enough money to continue to provide for Grayce and her older sister with her income from a job in quality control. “My mom was making a decent amount of money but then, in 2006, she had to go on unemployment,” Turnbach said. Turnbach’s mother was out of a job when the home development company laid her and other employees off. “With her unemployment, she still had to pay our healthcare which was $600 a month and at the same time she decided to take a mortgage on the house or a negative balloon loan, which was
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Obama speaks on importance of economy
Andy Stettler/Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama addresses supporters at Abington High School in Abington, Pa. The senator spoke to a packed football field of over 6,000 people. Obama stressed the importance of investing in early childhood and higher education through his plan in stregthening the economy. Senator Bob Casey and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell were also in attendance. SEE PAGE 4
First Suburb citizens plead for legislative help shannon keough copy editor
firstname.lastname@example.org britany wright features editor
Leaders from the older suburbs surrounding Philadelphia received positive feedback to their proposals from state and local political leaders and Gov. Ed Rendell at the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) First Suburbs Project. On Sunday, Sept. 28, 500 representatives from towns like Nor-
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ristown, Yeadon, Upper Darby and Lansdowne – all members of the First Suburbs Project, met to engage elected officials and residents on local issues. By holding a community organizing event, citizens were able to see where their tax dollars will go to stabilize and revitalize their communities. Flooding, humidity and the Eagles game did not stop community members and leaders, along with students from Cabrini College and Ursinus College, from attending the event in the small, church in the center of Norristown to advocate the need
for change in their communities. “One of our goals is to educate the public about issues surrounding older developed suburbs. We received great feedback from people and organizations that attended. We also feel we secured some real commitments about the housing plan, infrastructure and public education. Anytime we can communicate with legislators is something we can be proud of,” Jonathan Schmidt, the lead organizer of the First Suburbs Project, later said in a phone interview. Governor Ed Rendell touched
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Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell lectures community members and politicians in Norristown, Pa. for SEPA.
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Financial crisis to affect students and future of country for years to come As a college student, what is important to you? Your friends, grades, the Eagles’ score, weekend plans? Well, the current state of our economy should now become your top priority. Whether you realize it or not, this situation is going to directly affect our futures. This crisis affecting the economy is one of the most significant events to occur during our lifetime and most college students are unaware of its severity. So much of our time is idly spent following celebrities and sports when we should be focusing on larger issues that actually impact our daily lives. In less than one month, The United States of America will elect a new leader into the president’s office. Whoever is elected in November has the daunting task of leading our nation into uncharted waters. No one knows exactly what is going on and what is going to happen. These are all reasons that we should be investing our time into learning about these issues and how they affect both our families and us. As a result of the credit crisis, America’s job market is going to be exceptionally tough to break into. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a net loss of 159,00 jobs in September, bringing the year-todate total to 760,000. We as college students, should try to secure our futures while we can by making sure we are marketable enough to land a job after graduation. Graduating seniors are not the only students who should be worried about what will happen over the next few months and the job market is far from the only issue affected by the crisis. For those still in college and the many who will be entering college come next fall, money will be difficult to find. Federally guaranteed loans that offer fixed, below-market rates may require higher fees to borrow money and some students may be turned away by banks from the start. Two of the nation’s largest student loan organizations, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and The College Loan Corp., recently announced that they are going to temporarily stop making federally guaranteed loans. So what does this mean? Basically that with the rising cost of tuition every year, college, for some, is going to become less affordable. We need to be paying attention to these fiscal issues because in a few short years, we are going to be paying off our current loans as well as dealing with the aftermath of the credit crisis. Our generation will be key to electing a president who will have to face some of the toughest decisions of our nation’s history. There is no reason or excuse for us to not be informed and not care about what lies ahead. This isn’t something our parents are going to have to deal with. Come January, Barack Obama or John McCain will be leading our country for the next four years into the unknown and this unknown is our future. Therefore, it is imperative we invest at least a little of our time into learning about the issues that truly matter.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 to aid in student expenses eric povish staff writer
Each year, new and old students alike endure the same grueling line at the school bookstore that inevitably makes our wallets lighter. With already spending hundreds of dollars at the bookstore, the last thing any of us are thinking about is how we are paying for school. This past August, President Bush signed and put into effect the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The new bill will target textbook prices and will also simplify the financial aid process and will make grants available to lower income students. The bill will force textbook publishers to make “unbundled” versions of their books. What this means is that never again will you have to spend up to $150 on a textbook, workbook and CD-ROM set. Now you can shop around at different sites like Amazon.com and Half.com and purchase your textbooks second hand for a much cheaper price and then buy the workbook and CD separately. “I think it’s perfect because I am flat broke,” Kevin Wallmen, sophomore communication major said. Wellman is one of the many that had to spend close to $500 on
his books for his five classes. What some students might not realize is that some schools, including Cabrini, make their own books for some subjects and the only place to find them is at the school store. “Now Cabrini is making their own books for classes. Like my math book, I had to buy 113 and 114 together and it was at still at least $100,” Kevin Ambrose, junior criminology major, said. “You can’t even buy them anywhere else and you can’t even sell it.” Like Wellman, Ambrose spent upwards of $500 this semester on books. “We don’t have the funding to help students with books because that is something that students are presumed to be earning on their own through summer jobs,” Mike Colahan, director of financial aid, said. Colahan said that he and the school have been “advocating students to get their books second hand” for a long time. Cabrini only requires students to fill out one form for financial aid whereas larger schools tend to get more complicated with their process and that is where people start getting headaches. Part of what Congress is trying to do to simply the process, is to link the FAFSA data with the IRS. The main problem that
keeps popping up is the two-year information gap. Whenever a student fills out a FAFSA form, it requires the student to input their families previous years income. This information is then looked at and verified with the IRS. The government is trying to link the FAFSA data and the IRS data together. The problem is that instead of looking at the previous years income they would be looking at income from two years ago. “People’s income is bound to change in two years therefore it would make the income data inaccurate,” Colahan said. “It’s cool if they want to simplify the process if they can, but they haven’t been able to do it yet because you will never be able to get the department of education and the IRS to figure out the two year gap,” Colahan said. Having been in the financial aid business himself for 25 years, Colahan would really like to see some changes occur but he has his doubts. “If they want to simplify the process, who wants to stand in the way of that? I have found over the years that if you simplify the process it will only make things inaccurate. It’s like saying, “Hey let’s simplify Wall Street and deregulate! What could go wrong?”
2008-2009 Loquitur Staff/Editorial Staff Editor in Chief Mallory Terrence Staff Writers Deputy Editor Christine Graf Christine Adolf Kirk Manion Managing Editor Meghan Smith Megan Bernatavitz Melissa Mariani News Editor Liz Garrett Samantha Bokoski Morgan Miller News Editor Christopher R. Blake Justin Bostwick Erin Nollen A & E Editor Christina Michaluk Charles Bush Michael O’Hara A & E Editor Jake Verterano Amanda Carson Eric Povish Features Editor Britany Wright Gillian Davis Gianna Skikitino Perspectives Editor Jessie Holeva Kara Driver Andrew Stettler Sports Editor Danielle Feole Katharine Engell Matthew Stewart Sports Editor Nicholas Pitts Kerry English Tina Vitanza Copy Editor Shannon Keough Jill Fries Jessica Wegelin Copy Editor Brittany McLeod Arielle Friscia Candice Wojnarowski Copy Editor Diana Trasatti Kristofer Genther Jen Wozniak Web Editor Megan Pellegrino Janene Gibbons Multimedia Editor Kara Schneider Sami Godowsky Multimedia Editor Brittany Mitchell Molly Kearney Graphic Designer Anna Scholl Megan Kutulis Adviser Dr. Jerome Zurek Brian Loschiavo
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Slow housing market increases foreclosures
ECONOMY, page 1 time she stayed strong for us,”
refinanced every year at a higher price,” Turnbach said. With the pressure of “going from a two-income home, to a one-income home, to a no-income home,” her mother was forced to sell the house she worked so hard to keep. Turnbach’s house was originally placed on sale for $460,000, but because of the weak market there were no buyers and the price of the house kept dropping month after month. Finally, the house was purchased at $385,000. However, the money received from the house would not become the Turnbach’s because her mother still needed to pay $365,000 towards her mortgage payment. “Out of the $385,000 that was given to us for the house, subtract $365,000 from that, plus you pay a percentage towards the realtor. At settlement they gave my mother a check for $3.64,” Turnbach said. Within a year, Turnbach and the lives of her family drastically changed. Her mom went from a high paying job to a position with a much lower salary. The family was out of a house. “It tore my mom apart receiving that check but at the same
Turnbach said. “Just by taking the one last walk around your house and kind of reliving all the memories you had there with your family was the hardest part. Having to shut the door and kind of walk away and never look back will never leave my mind.” Turnbach and her family are currently living life without a home. Her mother and sister live with family friends and Turnbach lives at Cabrini. The family has learned to save money and have limited their spending to food, gas, laundry detergent and other essential items. “This happens and it happens everyday to people. I am just one of the many cases that this occurred to,” Turnbach said. For Turnbach her future is unclear, but her views on the economy have changed and her perspective on life will never be the same. “I don’t think anyone can understand the seriousness of the crisis that we are in until you have experienced it first-hand because you can sit here and listen to someone’s story, but you really can’t imagine what it’s like to go through what I, and so many others, have gone through,” Turnbach said.
Leaders aim to uphold community responsibilities LEADERS, page 1
on how the communities could flourish if only they continue the fight and not flight of the issues and focus on mass transit. “I congratulate all of you for your civic engagement in an organization like this. Don’t be discouraged if your goals don’t go into fruition. The country has to change its ways of thinking about many things. Economic development can be driven by mass transportation. We have enough highways … focus on city rail systems because they are more environmentally sound. All of these things are tied together,” Rendell said. “If we don’t try to get the future we want, then we’ll be forced to have the future we get,” Jacquelynn Puriefoy-Brinkley, Yeadon Borough Council, said. A first suburb is defined as an older suburb that is financially unstable due to lack of funding from the state. Norristown is just one of them surrounding Cabrini. “This year, we will not be
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Leaders from the Southeastern Pennsylvania First Suburbs Project listen to legislators at a SEPA meeting. Representatives met to engage elected officials and residents on local issues. A first suburb is defined as an older suburb that is financially unstable due to lack of funding from the state. taken for granted. This year we are organized. We are speaking to our representatives with a unified voice,” Brinkley said. The meeting focused on the improvement of the communities in the areas of housing, educational and infrastructural needs. “The American dream is bogus,” Bernard Vescovi, a new resident of Norristown who has lived all throughout the United States, said. Citizen involvement is impor-
tant because they are helping to fund the projects by paying high taxes. These citizens pay higher taxes because they live in an area where many people have moved away, leaving the tax burden on the current residents. On the topic of housing, Nathaniel Goodson, Jr., of the Upper Darby Township Council, said, “Our town has become a vicious cycle and a transit society. As they [residents] leave, our tax base goes down and the popula-
tion that remains is poor and unable to support our town. It [the town] loses attractiveness and competitiveness.” Representatives agreed to take the advice of local elected officials to support the three issues discussed at the event. “The answer is yes, working together. Together we can rise and get what we need for our communities,” representative Josh Shapiro said. “Middle-income families are the backbone of society,” Mi-
chael Gordon, council member of the Jenkintown Borough, said on the issue of education finance reform. “All communities do not have equal abilities to raise money for schools. Increase state funds and distribute funds better than in the past.” Norristown is an older town and therefore faces many problems, including lack of sewage, sanitary water and quality roads. “Infrastructure is an invisible threat; it could become a chord struggling our other goals,” Golden said. Norristown and other first suburbs are actively working together to protect the middle class in this economic crisis. Mayor Jayne Young of the Lansdowne Borough said, “We are not accidents of geography and we choose to live in these counties. The economic crisis is of Main Street, not Wall Street. Residents flee to higher ground. We are the middle class, the most racially and economically diverse. … We are just as valuable as Wall Street.”
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Presidential candidate campaigns in vital state andrew stettler staff writer
Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama spoke to a packed football field of over 6,000 people last Saturday, just 12 hours after the vice presidential debates. He stressed the importance of investing in earlychildhood and higher education through his plan in strengthening the economy. “If you want to better the economy and create jobs, you better have a president that focuses on education,” Obama said after quoting Sen. John McCain as being “not focused” on the subject. “It was just reported this morning that America has experienced its ninth straight month of job loss. Since January, we have lost more than 750,000 jobs, 7,000 in Pennsylvania alone.” The democratic nominee said that the Bush administration let the “no child left behind act lose funding.” He talked about his plans to invest in early childhood education and higher education saying that he would provide college students with a fully refundable tax credit that would allow the first $4,000 of a college education to be free. “There is nothing more fundamental than putting your child through college.” Sen. Bob Casey and Pa. Governor Ed Rendell were also attending the rally. Rendell commented
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A Barack Obama supporter holds a campaign sign at Abington High School. During a recent campaign rally, Obama touched on the current bailout package that passed in the U.S. Congress last week. Recently, the Gallup Poll has shown 50 percent of voters would vote for Obama over McCain. on Obama possibly becoming a Phillies fan. “The Phillies had a grand-slam win last night and so did Joe Biden.” Obama said in response while referring to the vice presidential debate between
Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Sarah Palin. The Illinois senator continued to speak about the current bailout package that passed in the U.S. Congress last week. “This
is not simply about bailing out Wall Street; this is about making sure your jobs are protected. It is about making sure that you can get a student loan.” The candidate continued in
saying it is important that the bill had something that protected the tax payers because they would ultimately be the ones funding the bailout. “To democrats and republicans that are still on the fence, do not make the same mistake twice. This is a plan that will solve the immediate crisis and give us better footing.” The Gallup Poll has shown 50 percent of voters would vote for Obama over John McCain with 43 percent of the votes. With that in mind the Obama campaign stationed volunteers outside of the football field and throughout the parking lot with voters registration forms. With the registration deadline on Oct. 4, the Obama campaign has pushed registration both on the Internet and through volunteers with clip boards. “Here in this country, the United States of America, history is not written for us, it’s written by us. The future is ours to save.” Obama rallied supporters with waving “Obama/Biden” signs before leaving the stage saying, “What this crisis has taught us is that in the end there is no real separation between Main Street and Wall Street, there is only the road we are traveling on as Americans. This country and the dream it represents is being tested in a way we have not seen in over a century. Future generations will judge us on how we respond to this test.”
Math Resource Center offers homework lab mallory terrence editor-in- chief
Math tutor Jacquie Lavely tutors sophomore Jill Fries during a math homework lab. The lab was designed to help improve students’ performances in math.
Cabrini College’s Math Resource Center offers more than tutoring for students who need extra help with homework and test preparation. The Math Resource Center is now offering students a Math Homework Lab that is required for students in MAT 114. While the Math Lab was designed to help improve students’ understanding and performance in Math 114, the Math Homework Lab is a full class period devoted to helping student better understand class material and concepts. Currently, three sections of Math 114 are required to take the Math Lab. For students that are in these courses, it is mandatory to attend the regular math class twice a week, as they scheduled last semester, and in addition they must also attend a math homework lab once a week. At the beginning of the lab, students watch a PowerPoint and then they use that information to help with online assignments that must be completed through the computer software Wiley Plus. Diane Devanney, math specialist, or Jacquie Lavely, math tutor and a student classroom coach, run the weekly math labs to insure students understand the material. “The purpose of it is to try to
improve students’ understanding and performance in MAT 114, by giving them a structured environment in which they can practice problems with professional and peer tutors around who can help them if they have questions,” Dr. John Brown, head of the math department, said. The Math Homework Lab is 20 percent of the student’s grade and they only receive credit for work if they attend the math lab. Otherwise they receive a zero for their work although the assignment can be completed though the Wiley Plus program. “I feel like the math lab does help in some ways but confuses me in others. My lab has people in it from other classes and they are not as far along as my class is, so they are usually confused as to what is going on,” Leanne Marziani, sophomore English and secondary education major, said. The Math Homework Lab was the collective idea of the Math Department, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning. “We believe that by giving students an opportunity to practice skills they are learning under the direction of the Math Resource Center, these students will understand the material better and, therefore, perform better when taking major tests and final exams,” Diane Devanney, math specialist in the Math Resource Center said in an e-mail that was
also signed by Dr. Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and Jacquie Lavely, math tutor. Students participating have mixed emotions about the homework lab. Some find it extremely helpful while others find it a waste of time. The lab is in a pilot stage so any problems that occur this fall the Math Resource Center will address before moving forward and opening the program to a larger number of students, however more than 40 students are being graded during this pilot course this semester. “It is mandatory, which is the part that everyone is upset about. It is a third day of math in one week because we are there for another hour and 15 minutes and we do not get an extra credit like calculus does for having a threeday-a week class,” Jill Fries, sophomore communication major, said. Some students are concerned that the current structure of the lab is not giving them the support they need and wonder why they were not given a choice of whether or not they wanted extra help, while their grade is on the line. “Sometimes I think it’s good, other times I think it’s bad. I got a bad grade on my last test and I would have to say the math lab is partly to blame, because it obviously did not teach me everything,” Fries said.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
$700 bil. bailout passed, markets continue to fall kris genther staff writer
President Bush, following passage by the House and Senate, has signed the $700 billion bailout into law. The bailout plan passed on its second try, after tax cuts and more government insurance were added to sweeten the deal. The deal is aimed at helping to stabilize banks that bet on bad mortgages and now have no way of paying them off.
Vice presidential candidates debate The two vice presidential candidates had their one and only debate in St. Louis. The two candidates performed well and, as suspected, stood true to their specific platforms. The two candidates disagreed over some things but were able to find common ground on confronting Iran and supporting Israel.
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Students text message during a break in class. ChaCha is a free text messaging service that sends accurate answers to questions through a text within minutes.
Text messaging service provides students with instant answers jen wozniak staff writer
Imagine having a friend who you could text message any question to at any time, no matter where you are and receive a correct answer back instantly? Well, now you can by texting ChaCha. ChaCha is a free text messaging service that is helping people all over the nation by accurately answering their questions in the form of a text within minutes. Anyone with a cell phone can text ChaCha, at 242-242, with any question that pops into their mind. Questions are put into various categories, such as entertainment and art, health, language and lookup, lifestyle, politics and government, science and technology, society and culture, sports and travel. “ChaCha is conversational, fun and easy to use. Simply ask your question like you are talking to a smart friend and ChaCha’s advanced technology instantly routes it to the most knowledgeable person on that topic in our Guide community. Your answer is then returned to your phone as a text message within a few minutes,” ChaCha’s Web site said. Your text is answered by humans, called Guides, instead of just a computer database. ChaCha is extremely convenient for those with a cell phone who are stumped with a question when they are away from their computer. Only standard texting fees apply. Examples of questions you can ask ChaCha are, “Where is a great Italian restaurant in Manhattan,” “What was the final score of the Phillies game last weekend,”
“Who is the richest female in the world” or “What is the 13 amendment.” You can really ask any question whatsoever. “It would be good for people who are arguing over somethingthey could just text ChaCha to see who is right,” Shannon Santangelo, senior finance and math major, said. “ChaCha is definitely a thing to try out and have fun with,” Dr. Jeffrey Gingerich, associate professor of sociology, said. “I have no doubt that I will use it tonight and try it out again. It’s kind of like a toy.” Although ChaCha states that it is to be used for entertainment purposes, some feel as though it could be abused by students. Robbie Cunningham, junior exercise science major, said that he could see students relying on ChaCha instead of doing their own research or studying. “It’s innovative, but it could get to a point where it’s a disadvantage to students,” Cunningham said. Even though there is limited space in a text message, some students may text ChaCha if they are feeling lazy and don’t want to look a question up in their textbook. However, Gingerich said that he would not be mad if students used ChaCha in addition to doing their own research. “It’s a great way to access additional information,” Gingerich said. Many teachers are now afraid that students will cheat and use ChaCha in school, though. “Teachers will have to have rules around test taking,” Gingerich said. This is to make sure that students do not try to cheat during a test by texting ChaCha with
questions they are unsure of. “I think students could maybe use it as a new way to cheat,” Santangelo said. ChaCha may or may not be easy for students to use during a test. “I don’t know if students would use it to cheat,” Jordyn Baird, freshman pre-nursing major, said. “It would take a while to text a question, and it’s hard to keep a phone out that long during a test.” Some are also concerned with how credible the information they are receiving is. “I would only be upset if students used it for information because I don’t know how reliable the information is,” Dr. Nancy Watterson, assistant professor of social justice and American studies, said. “I want to know more about the workings behind it, but I could see the use for entertainment. I’ll talk about it with my friends and colleagues.” For helpful hints on using ChaCha, visit chacha.com. One hint is to text the word weather followed by your zip code to ChaCha, and you receive the current temperature for your location, along with that day and the next day’s forecast. You can also set up an account on ChaCha’s Website to keep track of all the questions you send them along with the answers. ChaCha can be used as a conversation starter, a way to settle an argument when away from the computer, for homework help, the weather or to help you solve that random question that is just bugging you and preventing you from falling asleep at night. The next time you have a question, ChaCha could be a huge help.
McCain campaign gives up on Michigan John McCain and his aides have decided to give up on Michigan, believing it to be too far out of reach for the Republicans. This follows on the heels of recent polls showing Obama gaining in the state due to the faltering economy. McCain and his advisers have decided to focus more on other battle ground states that he and his advisers believe afford him more of a chance at winning.
Police officer commits suicide A New York police officer killed himself after being stripped of his gun and badge. The office allegedly ordered another officer to taser a mentally handicapped man who was on a second story window ledge. The mentally handicapped man fell head first and was killed instantly.
Dow Jones drops 10,000 points The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 in the wake of investors realizing that the $700 billion bailout will not work instantly. The Dow focuses on the stock of 30 large companies. It is a kind of snapshot of the health of the whole economy.
North Korea restores reactors North Korea is restoring its nuclear reactor at Pyonyang despite earlier this year halting all uranium production. North Korea had decided to halt production and take down its production facilities in exchange for aid from the United States. North Korea was cooperating with officials from around the world, but they have begun to rebuild the reactors in defiance of promises made saying that the United States has failed to live up to its end of the bargain.
Market brings division between European banks Following Germany’s announcement that it would temporarily insure all holdings in German bank accounts to protect against a run, European markets led a sharp global stock plunge that carried over into the United States. Governments throughout Europe are starting to take steps to prevent major banks from going under while also aiming to prevent panic from spreading by boosting insurance levels on private accounts. While there’s little question that they take the problem seriously, the crisis is making it clear that while their economies may be integrated, there is still a deep division between European governments.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Getting a bad case of beer muscles Some drinks can entice fights and fisting walls
I N M Y O P I N I ON
JUSTIN BOSTWICK staff writer
Guys, you can deny it if you want, but at one point in your life you have probably been guilty of or at least heard the term “beer muscles.” Anyone who has had a few too many on a night out knows that alcohol has the ability to make people act in a way they normally wouldn’t. Beer muscles refer to those people who get a major ego boost when they get a little too much alcohol into their system. I’m not talking down to anyone. In fact, I’m guilty of this as well as many of you out
there probably are. Everyone can get a little headstrong from time to time, but it’s the booze that intensifies that testosteone stir-up in us guys. It’s really the easiest way to get yourself into some trouble, whether it’s a typical fistfight or some personal renovation. I know a handful of people who have had the experience of putting fists, feet, elbows and even heads through drywall. I’m not the first person to say this, but guys are notorious for having some serious tempers and alcohol doesn’t help. Don’t think I forgot about you ladies. Any guy who reads this, you’re welcome. Wait, girls can get beer muscles too? The term doesn’t mean that when you drink a little bit you automatically become a Mike Tyson replica. It simply means that you think you gain a tougher exterior after drinking. Maybe someone gets in your face after you’ve had a few drinks. You’d prob-
ably be less prone to push them if you were sober, but you’re not, so you do. Women are just as capable of acquiring beer muscles as guys are; it’s just not associated with them first. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to punch,
slap or pull hair, but ladies, you can be vicious. Anyone who has drank a little over their limit has said some things they regret the next morning. I’m not being sexist here either. This pertains to both men and women.
All I’m saying is that beer muscles don’t just mean you think you’re PHYSICALY stronger than you really are. A possible solution to avoid these infamous beermuscle incidents: don’t go out and get obliterated on
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a night when something pissed you off earlier in the day that’s still crowding your mind. It’s only going to make matters worse. `I’m sorry if I sound like mom or dad, but very few people I think are going to disagree with that advice. Next time you’re at a party and a verbal or physical fight breaks out, don’t rule out beer muscles being the primary cause. Despite its negative aspect, it can make for a rather entertaining scene. I’m not praising anyone for it. A bad case of beer muscles has potential to mean a tremendously embarrassing evening. Just be careful of what you let happen when you drink a little more than you should. The Loquitur encourages your thoughts. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with you perspective.
Beer muscles refer to those people who get a major ego boost when they get a little too much alcohol in their system.
‘Sex & the City: The Movie’ FINALLY on DVD I N MY OP IN I ON
MEGAN BERNATAVITZ staff writer
was out to get teenage girls across the country. When there was talk of a “Sex and the City” movie going around Hollywood, I pictured what it would be like to see the movie. I could see it now, sitting there watching the movie as they passed cosmopolitans down the row of the theaters. Though the dream of getting served
cosmos in a movie theater is still an idea of mine, seeing the movie for the first time was even better. A bunch of us girls got dressed up, went out to dinner and then waited in the gigantic line to see what I had missed in the last four years of Carrie Bradshaw’s life. Sitting there gasping with everyone else in the theatre when Steve cheat-
ed on Miranda or when Mr. Big didn’t get out of the car. It was more than I had ever expected, I left the theater in awe. Of course seeing it for the first time is always exciting because you never know where the film will take you, but the anticipation of getting the movie on DVD was almost as thrilling. I finally received the
Finally! The anticipation for the “Sex and the City” DVD release was almost as exciting as seeing the movie for the first time. Sept. 23, the wait was finally over as millions rushed to the closest Best Buy or Target to get a copy of the highly anticipated “Sex and the City” movie. I used to watch the show religiously with my mom when I was in high school and when it was over I went through serious withdrawal. I mean mct losing “Sex and the City” and “Friends” in the same Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Catrall smile in a canyear it was like someone did shot while filming the “Sex and the City” movie.
text I had been waiting for all day, “Had to go to three stores, but hellz to the ya, I’ve got it,” from Jake Verterano, junior English and communication major, I almost fell off the elliptical I was so excited. As we prepared the apartment for the finest sleepover Cabrini’s campus has ever seen, I thought it can’t get any better than this. The popcorn was buttered, the drinks were filled and everyone was all cozy up into one another as the premiere began. As I watched all four girls meet one another on the streets of New York City, I was in heaven. As I sat there sipping on hot chocolate, the scene approached when Steve breaks the news to his wife that no girl wants to hear, I was utterly disappointed. Instead of hearing hundreds of gasps in the audience, I heard my roommate coughing because she got popcorn stuck
in her throat. It was not only in that scene either, it was throughout the whole movie. In the movie theater I saw all of these huge things happen to our four favorite girls and there was a connection among the audience. When watching it on DVD of course we are not going to hear all the laughter and gasps like we did when seeing it for the first time. When I watched it in my apartment I was just a little disappointed. I still love the movie more than my Manolo Blahnik’s (yeah right, I wish) but I wish I could watch it in a movie theater every time. I missed the reactions to what was happening in the girls’ lives that I grew up watching. I will always love the movie, but seeing it in theaters will be a memory never forgotten.
Thursday Oct. 9, 2008
Celebs in on fashion world
Tabloid stars becoming designers is all the rage IN MY OPINION
ARIELLE FRISCIA staff writer
Clothing for me is not something I would call a top priority in life. I do not care about how good I look, as long as I am comfortable in what I am wearing, I like it. With celebrities, comfort is not part of the equation of looking good. Which is probably the answer as to why every celebrity has to have a clothing line. These days, celebrities are no longer triple threats with their singing, acting and producing. They are quadruple threats. I personally do not understand why everyone needs a clothing line just to make it in Tinsel Town. What ever happened to just the simple old-fashioned designers like Tommy Hilfiger and shopping at the Gap? The prices of most celebrity brands are insane. If you check out rapper Pharrell’s clothing line Billionaire Boys Club and wanted to buy a pair of jeans, they are $250. Who has money to spend that much on a pair of jeans?
Clothing should be affordable and clearly most celebrities do not understand that people like college students who want to dress fashionably do not have the money to pay for their clothing. My bank account does not hold that much money to buy a jacket or a pair of shoes that costs a ridiculous amount. The thing that amazes me most is that reality stars have easy access to coming up with their own clothing line! Then they get huge publicity for coming up with clothes to wear. A great example I can say is Lauren Conrad from MTV’s “The Hills” and from her old school days on “Laguna Beach.” She designed a bunch of dresses and those of you who watched the Emmys know what I am thinking. Lauren Conrad, who was on television to entertain us with her dramatic life in Los Angeles, gets her 15 minutes of fame showing off her dresses that she designed. Now do not get me wrong, I understand there is a lot of hard work to come up with designs and producing a clothing line. I have said before I am not that knowledgeable of fashion and maybe I should not put my two cents in something I do not know much about, but you have to agree it is a bit ridiculous to want to look good and also pay too much for a piece of clothing.
There is a lot that goes into making a good fashion line. There is a lot of money that can come out of a successful clothing line. Like Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has worked hard to be where he is today. Nobody handed him anything and now he is one of the most successful businessmen in the music, fashion and business industry. It is Diddy that we are talking about. I know from the get go that his clothing is going to be expensive. The quality of clothing has to be worth buying, right? OK so if the clothing has a great quality to it then it is worth paying my entire bank account for. There are some stars that have made prices reasonable for any regular person to buy their product. Sarah Jessica Parker recently came out with a new clothing line called Bitten where she has priced her clothing for reasonable amounts. That is what other celebrities should do to make it big in the fashion line. She wanted to make a clothing line where real women could wear her clothing. Forget all of this highend fashion that costs too much money. Stick with the reasonably priced clothing. No one has to tell me to not shop in a high fashion store. I am perfectly content with buying my comfortable and yet affordable clothing at the Gap or PacSun.
To Whom It May Concern, I read the current edition of “The Loquitur” (Oct. 2, 2008) and was surprised at the lack of information pertaining to the current financial crisis, the government bailout package and the first presidential debate. I find it disheartening that these stories had only one paragraph each written about them, and then were categorized underneath the title “Candidates clash in debate on economy and foreign policy.” These paragraphs do not belong under this title. This article does not speak about the debate held between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, says the one paragraph immediately following the title. The other four paragraphs should not be listed underneath this title because they were not mentioned during the debate. It is misleading and incorrectly informs readers. My second grievance with this current edition is the fact that these three stories do not have larger articles written about them. I understand that a paper has a base layout for the placement and topics of stories, but these issues are extremely important, and our audience needs to be informed on them. Our country is electing a new leader in one month. I cannot see the reasoning why this is not one of the top stories. Similarly, articles written about the current financial crisis and the $700 billion bailout deserve more than just one paragraph. There is a vast number of Cabrini students that do not understand the severity of the crisis and what the bailout would do. Honestly, when there is a student that raises his hand in class and asks, “What’s the worst that could happen? Some people lose money in their retirement funds,” something is drastically wrong. I am not making this up; this question was asked in one of my classes. By having articles that give these topics the proper attention and focus they require, many of our students will become more educated about these issues. Having one video documentary about students’ opinions on the crisis and a paragraph here and there about these topics are simply not enough. I feel that there is a disproportionate amount of foreign affairs stories and stories domestic issues. I am not saying that there should be no articles on these topics because there should; people also need to be educated on foreign affairs and other countries’ situations. But our country is in uncharted territory right now. We have never seen these kinds of problems before in our economy. The one paragraph on the crisis and the bailout mentioned how we have just experienced the largest one-day drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This is front page news, not a paragraph on the fifth page. I just cannot see why when other newspapers and media outlets are focusing so heavily on these issues, “The Loquitur” chooses to focus on other topics. Regards,
Laura Beck, Cabrini class of 2009
Trend of technology: aiding or annoying addiction IN M Y OP INION
MOLLY KEARNEY staff writer
E-mail and technology has opened up a new world to my generation. For most of my generation its fun and games. For others it can be addicting. I have been fortunate enough to ride the line of addiction and fun and games. I will never forget as a child getting Internet in the fourth grade and waiting for AOL Kids to load. It was such an exciting thing to do after school. It was never a burden and I would never
have dreamed up the things technology has allowed me to do since then. I would also never have thought I’d be so addicted to it. This past week, I was sitting in class thinking I need to check my e-mail to see if I heard back from my professor. Or I wonder what celebrity is screwing up today that so I can check Perez Hilton. It is on days like this I realize that I may become addicted to technology. Technology such as this was invented as a tool to help people better themselves, not become addicted. Technology makes my life easier in everything from class schedules to assignments. As I watch my friends purchase iPhones and text like there is no tomorrow, I am thankful that I am somewhat technically challenged. The world of industry technology has
become a way of life, a way of life that eventually I will have to join sooner rather than later. Countless people I have crossed cannot bear to be apart from their cell phone or laptop and this is a trend among Americans today. At the same time, others such as myself, have mixed feelings about technology. In my opinion, it is because we were not all raised to be reliant on technology and it’s a rather unhealthy trend. Technology helps people advance in their careers because they can be the first one to hear the next big project or get their article out first to the press. I understand that, and it is something that eventually I will do as well. I personally feel very stressed out when I have to check my e-mail constantly and be on top of things all the time. I’m the kind of person that would
prefer to a make a list and check things off, rather than shoot an e-mail out and wait for a response. Technology has made Americans less personal. We carry on full conversations on with professors in e-mail when we could do the same in their office. How are students supposed to form relationships if they can just send an email? Written words can be taken all different kinds of ways and not always correct. On the other hand, technology such as e-mail and text messaging is beneficial when staying in contact. My friends are scattered across the country and things such as AIM, Facebook and texting allow me to contact them and be up to date with their lives. This is also goes for my family as well. E-mail is a savior for a girl who has family on the
west coast; I can e-mail my aunt one afternoon and hear back from her within hours. That side of technology pleases me because there is no deadline and allows open communication. As a sports fan, technology allows me to watch basketball games online, get text messages at half time and at the end of games. That is something I am very thankful for. I am able to keep up with my team no matter where or who they are
playing, I can rely on my text messaging or Internet access to get the game statistics or scores. I am thankful for all that technology allows me to do daily and every basketball season, but when I am going crazy about e-mails then I realize I need to step away and just breathe. This advancement has changed my life for the better and I only hope that in 10 years from now I’m not a crackberry addict.
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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
What’s the DE AL w DEAL
So, what is HOOKING UP?
Aisling Caroll, sophomore undecided major
Nicholas Pepe, freshman computer information systems major
“Making out, maybe a little bit more but not too much.”
“Chillen’ with a girl, kissing basically.”
James Smith, sophomore criminology major
Nicholas Stauffer, junior communication major
“Making out with somebody. It could be more. It could definitely be more-making out or sex or anything.”
“Something like a one night stand, not necessarily with sex.”
Christina Cimmino, senior English and communication major
Dr. Adeline Bethany, professor of fine arts
“It’s different for everybody. It can be getting with somebody or it could be having sex. It’s such a loose term.”
“Hooking up is just getting together with someone of the opposite sex. Dating, in my generation, I don’t know about now.”
Kathleen Bogle, author of “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus”
“More than kissing, less than intercouse. The key to it is not just what happens physically, but the idea that it’s a question mark of what’s going to happen next.”
The lesson of hooking u
s it that first kiss? Heavy petting? Or is it more? Can it mean sex or simply everything that comes before intercourse? What is a hook up? Kathleen A. Bogle asked college students and alumni to find out the dirt on the hook up scene. That’s exactly what Bogle’s book, “Hooking up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on the College Campus,” is about. It has real stories from real college students and popular culture references from movies such as “Old School” to fill readers in on the term hooking up. College students are in constant conversation about sexual conquests. Guy: “Dude, yeah last Thursday night I hooked up with that really hot chick from math class. It was awesome.” Girl: “We didn’t do much, just hooked up.” Chats like this are the norm on a college campus. It’s the college students’ version of “yada yada yada” from Seinfeld. Hooking up is that filler phrase to use when referencing anything sexual. To the listener’s ear, hooking up can be interpreted as nothing more than a few wet kisses. For a girl that went a little further with a guy and didn’t want to make it seem like much, saying “just hooked up” is her get out of jail free card. It lets her friends know that something happened but saves the girl from having them know just how much she did sexually. Dinner and a movie is out of style. Going up to that cute girl that lives down the hall and asking if you can pick her up this Saturday night is old fashion. Daters like this are a dying breed.
In the ‘50s it was about sitting at the malt shop with your sweetheart and sex before marriage was taboo. Now, a typical night out would be drinking with friends, picking a party destination and finally making your way to the main event. After greeting all fellow peers, they split up and generally [pairs of opposite sexes] form. That’s when the “hook up” likely happens. It can be a one night make-out on the walk leaving the party. It can be more, much more. The female may go back to the male’s dorm and potentially go as far as having intercourse. Male/female interaction has reversed the order of operation when it comes to romance. Courting has been replaced with creeping. Based on research, Bogle feels many don’t want this, but because of the college environment and believing everyone else is doing it is a major factor. Cosmopolitan Magazine surveyed and found that 73 percent of women wished dating was more typical verses becoming extinct. Maybe a hook up is a lengthy makeout session. Maybe it’s intercourse. Maybe it’s the gray area between. Odds are you’re reading this wondering about the actual meaning as well. The phrase of hooking up has grown in popularity, depending on who you ask will alter the meaning given behind this sly phrase. Perhaps, that is the point. Perhaps, like an actual hook up, there is mystery. When it comes to a hook up, does it mean dating will result or was it simply a one time thing? Maybe knowing what a hook up means is all up for interpretation.
PHOTO GATHERED BY anna scholl/gRAPHIC DEsiGNER
In 1978, a couple and their friend walk through Cabrini’s campus enjoying the brisk, cold air of winter. Hooking up since the ‘70s has changed its definition immensely and so has the art of daing.
All information collected and written by Jessie Holeva, perspectives editor. People poll photos taken by Nick Pitts, sports editor.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
with HOOKING UP?
up and what it has become
Author Kathleen Bogle on campus life Kathleen A. Bogle is the author of “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus,” and assistant professor of Sociology and Criminal justice at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
anna scholl/graphic designer
Local bars and restaurants are places that many college students go to meet possible hook-up buddies, no matter what their definition of hooking up may be. In the picture above two students meet and spend the night talking and getting to know each other, compared to the past where people focused on courting each other.
Hooking up for dummies Sexual script - pre-existing way for getting together. Humans don’t invent the way they get together, but rather follow a pattern of norms, also referred to as a script. Hooking up script - the norms for getting together in the realm of hooking up. The dating culture is backwards. It used to be mental interaction before physical. This behavior has reversed in the majority of society. On a college campus In the 1950s – guy will initiate date. He’ll ask the girl and pick the place. He’ll pay for the date. He’ll hold the door for the young woman. In the 2000s – guy and girl meet at party, often involving alcohol, and sexual activity occurs. Creeping - the act of hitting on someone in hopes of a purely sexual outcome; term often used when one of the subjects is already in a relationship. Courting - to seek love and affection from another in hopes of courtship. Dating vs. hooking up Dating is a more of verbalized interest in a public setting while hooking up is initiated through body language and subtle signals.
What sparked your interest in the topic of hooking up? It was actually a conversation I was having with my mentor at University of Delaware talking about wanting to do a research study and I had researched violence against women and date rape and things like that, but I realized there was actually more information on the violence end of things than the general culture of how people get together. So I ended up talking to my mentor about his sons who are about to go through college and kind of how things are different in college verses after. And so I was explaining all this and why it’s different in the college environment than the after-college environment, then he said, “Ya know, you should do a research study on that.” So that’s what started this whole project. How did you go about conducting your research? It was actually kind of difficult because I needed to recruit students from a couple different campuses. I didn’t only want to have one type of school in the study. So I decided to do a really large state school and also a smaller Catholic school. One was secular, one was religious and one was really large, while one medium sized. So I felt like it’s completely different types of schools and I wanted to recruit college students and alumni. I recruited college students through classes, through colleagues not of my own, and alumni through an alumnus Web site and also through mailings to alumni that lived in the tri-state area. Did you face many difficulties with getting sources? I was really lucky with regard to students opening up about their personal life. The big thing is that you tell them upfront that everything is 100 percent confidential. I tell them it’s like talking to a psychologist or a priest, that I could never tell anyone, ya know, that you told me. I’d let them pick out their own pseudonym that would be used in the book. So they knew right away that they weren’t ever going to be quoted under their real name or anything. Also, the fact that I was not that much older than them when I started this project, that I could kind of relate to them. Probably the best feature of the book is that people open up and let it all hang out. When do you think the change from dating to hooking up began?
It’s actually interesting because researchers were still talking about dating when hooking up was already going on. The way I was able to uncover when at least the term became popular was through a researcher who did a study on student slang throughout the country. From the early to mid ‘80s she found that hooking up was a commonly used term on college campuses all over the country. People didn’t really start talking about the phenomenon of hooking up until after the year 2000. I was like, “Ya know, it’s been going on for 20 years at least before people really started talking about it in the media or in scholarly circles. Even before the early to mid ‘80s, when people started using the term, the traditional dating system began breaking down. So it was really through the late ‘60s and all of the ‘70s. Instead of “the date” being the centerpiece of social life for college students, they started to hang out in groups, go to parties and kind of pair off from there. Even if they didn’t call it hooking up yet, that’s basically what it was. What about the college environment? I absolutely think environment is the key to this whole issue. When I would interview alumni they would take me through their whole college experience and they would also talk about what happens after college and the very same person would talk about hooking up in college, but not doing that after. So as a sociologist, I said environment really has to be the key thing here. When you look at college environment, everyone feels like they’re a friend of a friend. You have a comfort zone with people. Obviously, there’s a lot of parties and alcohol-centered activities. Things are walking distance, [in a situation] where someone wouldn’t get in a car and go back with a stranger to hook up, where they would walk to a dorm room. Facebook as dating Web site? There’s something kind of undercover about the way hooking up happens. People are putting information out there. In one sense they’re putting it out there publicly but in another way someone is kind of secretly viewing it; which is very different from the dating era where you’re much more publically asking somebody one. You were presenting them as your date for the evening. They’re kind of literally on your arm walking into somewhere.
Arts & Entertainment
Thursday Oct. 9, 2008
Kerry English/staff writer
Artist David Solan used a van as his canvas.
Despite the rain, the Peace Creeps played to a legion of artists in Love Park on Sept. 27.
Kerry English/staff writer
Kerry English/staff writer
Many Philadelphia artists displayed work in Love Park.
Love Park gets artistic with Canvas Clash kerry english staff writer
Skateboarders and the homeless made room in Love Park on Saturday, Sept. 27 for Canvas Clash, a free art-based event that encouraged artists, musicians and spectators to spend an afternoon with art. One of the head organizers, Meredith Eldow, 27, co-producer, was all smiles at the sight of the event. Her goal of Canvas Clash was “to get the city interested in doing more art-based, free events,” Eldow said. Canvas Clash achieved just that and Eldow described the turn out as “way better than we expected.”
OPEN MIC NIGHT Show off your musical talent or just cheer on your peers. Friday, Oct. 10 7 p.m. in Grace Hall
The light rain didn’t keep people from enjoying the events at Canvas Clash. Fans of the band the Peace Creeps were dancing around the stage and yelling for the lead singer. Sponsors were set up in booths around the perimeter of the event giving away freebees and promoting their company. Artists had work displayed everywhere and were working on other projects throughout the afternoon. Maroon-shirted volunteers floated around making sure the event was running smoothly and everyone was having a good time. Ryan Gagnon, 28, sales executive, came out with his girlfriend to enjoy the days events. “There is no sense of competition between the various art-
ists, no one person is on a higher platform than the next,” Gagnon said. The crowd was able to have great interaction with the artists, and the artists in return were able to introduce themselves and get feedback from spectators. Artist Nicole Delrossi, 24, chose to display her work at Canvas Clash because of the upcoming presidential election. Delrossi considers herself a political artist and almost all of the work she showed was inspired by America’s politics. “I’m in my happy place,” Delrossi said. Utrecht, an art supplies company and sponsor of Canvas Clash, was giving out free messenger bags with samples in them. Sa-
mantha DiLacqua, 19, a representative working the booth for Utrecht, believed Canvas Clash were doing a great thing by uniting artists and getting local Philadelphians to come out and admire their work. “Our supplies make people aware anyone can be an artist,” DiLacqua said. Utrecht’s goal was to spread the word about how it doesn’t matter if you’re talented or not, enjoying art is all you need to be an artist. David Solan, 22, artist, worked throughout the day perfecting the collage he spray painted on the side of an old van. Solan is no stranger to Canvas Clash. He’s participated in events before in West Philly and loves it. “Any chance I get to paint some-
thing, I always do it,” Solan said. Tirna Nog, a local Irish bar and grill located just on the outside of Love Park, was also a sponsor of Canvas Clash. Meghan Strain, 23, waitress said, “We’re neighbors so we try to do things together as much as we can.” Tirna Nog has done other events with Love Park and hopes to continue to do so in the future. Jarmel Reitz, artist, 24, said she loved being a part of “events that are family friendly and nice.” Reitz had a tent set up with three fellow artists where they were painting wooden steps. “I like how everyone is around doing their own thing. But then in the end, it’s the together project.”
EVENTS: OCT. 10 - 16 WHITEWATER RAFTING
SINGER: JER COONS
Show off your adventurus side with Cabrini Recreations and hit the river.
Pop artist will play for Cabrini Students in Jazzman’s Cafe.
Sunday, Oct.12 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., transportation to and from provided
Make bracelets and necklaces out of your favorite foods and compare it with how much Haitians eat daily.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 9 p.m. in Jazzman’s Cafe
Thursday, Oct. 16 1-3 p.m. Jazzman’s Cafe
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Jake verterano/a&e editor
There has been a surprising increase in the number of homosexual characters on primetime this season. Gay characters are up 50 percent since 2001.
Rise in homosexual characters on primetime jake verterano a&e editor
It was such a romantic wedding. Beautiful orchids lined the isle and guests gathered around the happy couple adorning spectacular designer outfits. Then the close up shot came of the groom, and the groom! This picturesque scene took place in the season finale of “Brothers and Sisters” when characters Kevin Walker and Scotty Wandell were wed on the show. Television channels are at an all time high with the number of visible homosexual characters they present on their programming. Gay characters are up 50 percent since 2001. There are 16 gay and lesbian characters on primetime this fall.
ABC will continue to feature Kevin Walker, played by Matthew Rhys, on “Brothers and Sisters” this fall. Luke MacFarlane will also be joining the cast as a regular now that his character, Scotty Wandell, married Rhys’ character in the 2007-2008 season finale. Shawn Pyfrom will also return as Andrew Van de Lamp on the ever popular “Desperate Housewives.” Lance Bass is also participating as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” this season. The hilarious Michael Urie will once again play the flamboyant Marc St. James on Selma Hayek’s creation of “Ugly Betty.” Rebecca Romijn will also reprise her roll as transsexual Alexis Meade on the show. Callie Torres, played by Sara Ramirez, and Erica Hahn, played
by Brooke Smith, will also continue their questionable lesbian relationship on “Grey’s Anatomy.” In the season finale of the 2007-2008 season, the two shared a passionate kiss. “I was a little surprised about the kiss between Callie and Hahn last season,” Jess Klesmer, sophomore education major, said. “It just seemed really out of the blue. I mean it was obviously a desperate cry for ratings.” As far as NBC goes, “The Office” will continue to feature the loveable Oscar, portrayed by Oscar Nuñez. Eric Van Der Woodsen will also be appearing on “Gossip Girl” this season. While the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is very pleased about the increase in gay and lesbian characters, they still feel there is
much work to be done. There is a big increase, but between last year and this number only increased by three more characters. As far as cable is concerned, the number of gay characters dropped from 40 to 32. Despite the increase in characters, the numbers are still considerably low. Out of the 667 regular characters on primetime television, only 16 are gay. Out of those 16, only two of them are lesbian characters. The portrayal of gay characters has also been a big issue with viewers. Many characters, such as Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino on “Sex and the City,” are portrayed as being overly flamboyant. “I don’t really like ‘Sex and the City,’” Ben Ferguson, junior Spanish major, said. “I just feel
like they make out every gay man to be just, insanely flamboyant, which is definitely not the case with most gay men.” “It bothers me that most of the homosexual characters are portrayed negatively,” Daniel DiPasquale, junior human resource major, said. “But at least they’re represented in some form on television, good or bad.” DiPasquale seems to be correct. The ratings don’t lie. People are tuning into television shows with gay characters on them. If this trend continues, viewers should expect to see more homosexuals on television. “I think it’s great,” Michaela Enriquez, junior human resource major, said. “They’re here, they’re queer and they’re on primetime! Get used to it!”
Students serenaded by Jessica Sonner gillian davis staff writer
The students who were munching on their lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 30, also enjoyed being crooned to by the pop-folk singer Jessica Sonner. As the Denver, Colo. native got ready in the back corner of the cafeteria, one could tell how laid back the singer was. She wore a plain blue v-neck t-shirt, skinny jeans and just her naked feet, no shoes. After adjusting her sound with her singing companion Dan Craig, Sonner sang to the crowded café. Sonner’s voice flowed over the food and captured the attention of many. She sounds similar to Colbie Caillat with a hint of Regina Spektor, mixed with Craig’s, who sounded very similar to Damien Rice. “I don’t love it but I like that she has a great acoustic sound rather than the obnoxious karaoke noise that’s in here sometimes,” Nicole Necci, senior elementary education major, said. As the afternoon continued, people began paying more attention to their food rather than re-
specting the singers. Even Dan Craig had a comment. “I feel like I am singing to the chicken fajita bar,” Craig said. Still, there were some loyal listeners who politely clapped after every song. Sonner played songs off of her latest album, “All We Need,” including “Forget You” and “Just You.” The artist donated her voice for back-up when Dan Craig took over the stage. He played “Further to Fall,” which was just featured on the television show “One Tree Hill.” “I think they sound good. They bring a soothing feel,” Rodney Collins, junior marketing major, said. There was no doubt that everyone was soothed by the duet. This entire event was sponsored by CAP Board. Ellie Spano, junior international business major, was in charge of the event. Spano was enjoying herself by adjusting the sound for the singers as well as swaying to the rhythm of the music. “We’re going to have a lot more cafeteria entertainment during meals this year,” Spano said. “Come out to a lot more events, especially if you like Jer Coons. He is coming in October.”
The event ended with a small yet respectful applause. Sonner and Craig turned toward the fans and thanked them and started putting their guitars back in their multi-stickered cases. “I don’t normally play in cafeterias, mostly just coffee houses,” Sonner said. She explained that this event was just a part of her college tour. The duo was scheduled to play at Alvernia College that night. “It was an honor to be here,” Sonner said. “If you want to know more about my music, you can find me on MySpace and Facebook.” Sonner and Craig’s albums are both available on iTunes.
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Jake verterano/a&e editor
Jessica Sonner performed some of her original music at The Marketplace on Sept. 30.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Campus Philly rocks with free concert janene gibbons staff writer
College students from all over the Philadelphia area gathered for free concerts by established and up-and-coming bands, Saturday, Sept. 27, for the annual College Day. The day is part of Campus Philly, an event sponsored by Intern U, 20 colleges and the city of Philadelphia. The overall event of Campus Philly provided a stunning visual of loads of students milling around in a sense of togetherness and festivity all down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, amid the flags of all the different countries flapping above their heads. A main and local stage hosting bands that were placed on opposite ends of the Parkway made it a day of exercise to walk back and forth between the two as well, as a day of enjoyment with numerous organizations handing out information about internship opportunities as well as a huge amount of free material. The main stage hosted three bands: Armor for Sleep, a rock band from New Jersey, The Cool Kids, a hip hop band from Illinois and Twelve Twenty, a rock band from Philadelphia. The local stage had performances by a band made up of a young husband and wife celebrating their fifth wedding anni-
versary named the Victor Victor Band, a band composed of young college men who call themselves The Robes and a female solo artist, named Patty Crash, who rocked out with her sleeveless D.A.R.E shirt. Amongst the different styles and music, one thing was clear: There were a great deal of individual positive reactions to the music. While some bystanders had to be interviewed to make their opinions known, others went to quite an extent to make their feelings obvious. A group of female students flaunting t-shirts that had The Robes air brushed in big letters on them, jumped up and down and cheered loudly. An earlier act in the day, the Victor Victor Band also caused quite a stir as on lookers literally turned their focus from the Motor Speed event going on simultaneously on the other side of the street to a two-person band of a husband and wife. One college student was particularly taken with the band. “They are probably the first original band I have seen today. The ideas of their songs are original. The texture of their songs is original too,” Matt Subits, a student from the Community College of Philadelphia, said. Erich Hall, another on-looker that was mesmerized with the set, said, “They’re fantastic. It’s
amazing that you can get that much sound out of two people.” “Victor is our [her and her husband Jamie’s] last name,” Danielle Victor, of the Victor Victor Band said, when asked about the name of her band. She later went on to describe the meaning behind her favorite song that they played in the set called, “Salt in the Sky,” “which either could be about aliens taking you away or about love.” Danielle has only been playing the drums for three years and just recently learned how to play the keyboard. They describe their music as being a combination of rock n’ roll, the blues and psychedelic. Both were very excited to do the gig for Campus Philly and were picked out from numerous bands to perform by XPN radio. Another big band to grace the main stage was Armor for Sleep. A crowd of excited college students rocked out and even started a mosh pit. This band seemed to have quite a fan base. “I have been listening to them for six years. I grew up with them,” Blake Boxer, freshmen multimedia major at the University of the Arts, said. “Whenever I listen to this kind of music, I can forget all of (the) things I worried about,” Yoonsoon Jang, an ELP student at the University of Pennsylvania, a fan of Armor for Sleep said.
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With the popularty of mp3s increasing free downing has become an option compared to expensive music downloads matt stewart staff writer
With the explosion of mp3 players in recent years, it is very tempting to want to take the easy route and download music illegally. It’s conveyed that downloading music illegally won’t really hurt anyone, but that isn’t the case. Every time music from an upcoming album is downloaded before its initial release, it may give fans a reason not to
spend money on the album itself. The Download Squad offers 35 sites to download music for free without the fears of getting in trouble with the law. Users are able to chime in with sites that seem useful that may not have been mentioned, so the site is updated on a regular basis. The site’s top music source known as iLike boasts over 30 million users as well as recommendations for music. iLike is also compatible with Myspace, Facebook, iP-
hone and iTunes. Another site offered from the download squad is mp3. com. In addition to offering free music, the site allows you to listen to music directly from the site while giving you a biography of the artist while their music plays. mp3.com also automatically saves any music listened to on the site into a playlist for easier viewing. The sites are not grouped in any particular order so users are able to judge for themselves which site is best for them. The Download Squad has been received very well among Cabrini Students. The feedback has been seen as very positive. “I think it’s a good thing,” Kristie Bergin, junior social work and religious studies major, said. “I would consider use is as long as it didn’t harm my computer,” Caitlin Gill, senior elementary education major, said. Although downloading music may seem like a faceless and victimless crime to some, the leaking of songs before their release will end up decreasing sales for the artist. It’s a good thing to know that there is an alternative that won’t lead to massive fines and jail time.
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Ben Jorgensen of Armor for Sleep played at College Day on Sept. 27. John Gradelle Herrmann, executive director of Campus Philly, explained the “big picture” purpose of an event like Campus Philly is to keep more people in the Philadelphia area after they graduate. “Regions that are growing economically have more people with college degrees in their workforce. They are 360,000 college students in the Philadelphia area and 92 institutions of higher education. So if we get more students plugged into the city, the more they’re going to stay here and there going to be jobs and more economic growth,” Her-
rmann said. The benefits of going to Campus Philly are more than just being able to hear music and see bands play for free. You can sign up to be part of their weekly e-mail list, and even sign up to take part in their online internship fair and gain professional contacts. If you want to learn more about Campus Philly check out their Web site campusphilly.org or talk to Megan Pellegrino, senior English and Communications major, who is Campus Philly’s editor-inchief.
Philly museums open doors Students take advantage of free sites jessica wegelin staff writer
Campus Philly College Day welcomed all students Saturday, Sept. 27 who attend college in the Philadelphia area to participate in an all-day, free extravaganza to kick off the start of a new school year. Students escaped the campus life, and ventured out into the streets of Philly to experience a day of free museums, music, food, shopping and socializing with other students from nearby Philadelphia schools. Students from all over were enthusiastic about the exhibitions, programs and free passes to 12 different institutions. Shuttle buses were even available to take you around to the different museums. “The shuttle buses made it so much easier to visit more museums in less time than walking. I got a lot more out of the free museums offered with the help from the buses taking me from place to place,” Marianne Lucarelli, junior pharmaceutical marketing major from Saint Joseph’s University, said. All of the institutions were open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which gave everyone the opportunity to experience as many institutions as they wanted. “We got to the city around 1 p.m. and stayed until 8:30 p.m.
so we were pretty much there all day. My friends and I went to The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Art Museum and The Eastern State Penitentiary. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of people from surrounding colleges,” Tara Evison, junior psychology major, said. This is an annual event organized by the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and 10 other institutions. The other institutions available were the Rodin Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia, the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the National Constitution Center and the Eastern State Penitentiary. “It took a lot of people to make this event successful. This year we had a cultural partners tent of representatives from the respective places to make it more organized and offer more information to the students. This brought more students out and interested in what was going on at Campus Philly College Day,” Mathew Palczynski, staff lecturer for Western Art, said.
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Exercise-induced asthma linked to sweat levels Sweat does more than keep the body cool katie engell staff writer
Every athlete benefits from proper hydration and nutrition, especially those athletes who are predisposed to exercise-induced asthma (EIA). Elite athletes have exhibited exercise-induced asthma because of their highly competitive nature. Dr. Warren Lockette and researchers of the Naval Medical Center in San Diego have recently linked exercise-induced asthma with low sweat levels. They’ve proven that an athlete’s ability to sweat does more than keep the body cool. There is an indication that athletes who sweat less tend to have a hyperactive airway, which leads to EIA. Lockette composed a study involving 56 athletes and he gave each athlete two different kinds of medications. Methacholine was the first medication used to constrict the athletes’ airways. The second medication, pilocarpine, induced sweating. Lockette found a correlation indicating athletes most sensitive to methacholine were least sensitive to pilocarpine. The cause and effect relationship is not confirmed. There is an indication that athletes with exercise-induced asthma sweat less. “It’s hard to tell why people perspire. Further investigation on the correlation between exerciseinduced asthma and sweat will need to be released before answers can be finalized,” Dr. George Kenis, pediatrician, said. Exercise can trigger an asthma attack in those who do
not normally suffer from asthma. People with exercise-induced asthma are more sensitive to changes in temperature. “I have treated many young people with exercise-induced asthma. The three common triggers that cause this condition are cold air, rigorous exercise and polluted air,” Kenis said. Coughing, wheezing or feeling out of breath during or after exercise could be sign that someone is suffering from EIA. When at rest, most people breathe through their nose, which serves to warm and humidify the air breathed in to make it more like the air in your lungs. People breathe through their mouths when exercising and the air that hits their lungs is colder and drier. “EIA is not too common and doesn’t usually come to people’s attention unless their kids play sports. Most of those kids just use inhalers before their game or workout,” Cabrini nurse Sue Fitzgerald said. Children and winter athletes are most likely to be diagnosed with this condition because children are more active than adults. Winter athletes play sports such as hockey or cross country skiing which are played in cold temperatures. Having one or both parents with asthma increases a person’s chances of developing EIA. “It’s interesting because there was a recent study done at Children’s Hospital that said there was more air pollution and less asthma in 1985 than there was in 2005,” Kenis said. “Asthma is increasing worldwide. Nobody really knows why.”
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Senior Rachel Caron reaches out for her inhaler in the middle of an intense basketball practice last week in the Nerney Field House. Studies show that not producing enough sweat is directly related to exerciseinduced asthma.
McDevitt ‘early season MVP’ for men’s soccer erin nollen
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Senior co-captain Mike McDevitt is no stranger to the game of soccer. He has been playing soccer since he was 5-years-old and has continued playing ever since. Since playing two years on varsity at Father Judge High School for Coach John Dunlop. McDevitt played one year at Philadelphia University and then transferred to Cabrini where he has been part of the team ever since. “Mike was a great kid. His work rate in the classroom and on the field was awesome. He was a quiet kid with cute smile that enjoyed playing the game of
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soccer,” Dunlop said. McDevitt, senior human resource management major, plays in the midfield or up top for Cabrini.
“Mike brings the muchneeded physical presence to our team that our opponents fear the most,” coach Glen Jaskelwicz said. “He has the uncanny ability to leap through the roof to win head balls and he can do it in a variety of areas on the field. He wins head balls in our defensive third of the field, in the midfield and in the offensive third for goals, characteristics that not many players can claim they possess.” “In addition, he has taken on the likes of All-Americans from Johns Hopkins and battled them for an entire game a few weeks back, which enabled us to tie them in a very exciting contest under the lights on the turf field. He scored in that game as well which demonstrates how
valuable he is to this team,” Jaskelwicz said. Besides being respected by coach Jaskelewicz, McDevitt is also a role model for his Cabrini teammates. “Mike is a very inspiring co-captain with a lot of bright ideas,” Mike Kroener, junior marketing major, said. McDevitt’s personal goal for the season is to help the team in whatever way possible, whether it is by scoring or any of the little things that take place on or off the field. “Our team goal is to win the conference for the first time in a while. We were picked to finish first in preseason so it’s definitely attainable,” McDevitt said. It’s safe to say that everyone
realizes McDevitt’s love for the game, especially the one person that knows him the best, his father Michael McDevitt. “Mike has natural instincts for the game. He has great vision and sees the game well. Physically there is nobody better in the air. He loves playing soccer and has a passion for the sport,” McDevitt said. “Mike brings the much needed senior presence to our team and without a doubt has been the early season MVP of the team,” Jaskelewicz said. Loquitur welcomes your comment on this story. Please send your comments to: Loquitur@googlegroups.com. The editors will review your comments each week.
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Pressure on for ‘Lights Out’ Lidge SPORTS SCENE By Nick Pitts They are the saviors of the close game. Entering in the ninth inning as the crowd cheers upon their appearance, as if they were rock stars. And they have just one job: to close the game. How sweet it is for Phillies fans these days, scoring perhaps the best free agent closer during the off-season in Brad Lidge. Philadelphia’s Lidge finished the 2008 season perfectly, going 41 for 41 in save attempts. Things weren’t so bright however, the last time the Phillies made a lengthy post-season appearance. Lets go back in time to 1993, when Curt Schilling was still in Philly red, John Kruk owned the rights to first base and night after night, a man by the name of Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams took the mound for a save in the ninth. The Toronto Blue Jays were the opponent that year for the World Series. The Phillies, down two games to one, turned to Williams in the eighth inning of game four. Williams let up six runs and took the loss. Numerous Philly fans gave Williams death threats that night for blowing a seven-run lead.
Little did they know, the worst was yet to come. After a Schilling win in game five, followed by a five-run blast in the seventh inning of game six, Wild Thing took the mound to try and force a game seven. We all know the story from here. Two outs and two on base, Williams gave up a homerun to Blue Jay’s Joe Carter, and the rest is history. Needless to say, there was no “Wild Thing” in Philly in 1994.
I’m not about to say that the Phillies had game seven already in the bag or anything, but with the game being held in Philly and Schilling would have had at least three days rest, I could see a bit of resentment for Williams after his performance. It makes things even worse when you realize the Phillies haven’t been to a World Series since William’s down and in slider to Carter, 15 years ago. Despite the past, however, I
will stress once again, Lidge is 41 for 41. That is not a stat to be taken lightly. Since the save became an official statistic in baseball in 1969, only one other closer in history has achieved perfection before. Of course, I still question the legitimacy in that. Eric Gagne went 55 for 55 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003. However, after a 20 month steroid test in baseball named the Mitchell report, Gagne
Phillies closer Brad Lidge celebrates after narrowly escaping the ninth inning for a save against the Milwaukee Brewers during game one of the National League Division Series.
had been pointed out as a Human Growth Hormone abuser. I’ll rest my case on that one. When the scoreboard rolled over to the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park, opposing teams knew it was “Lights Out Lidge” time. He of course pitched some nail biters, including the save that clinched the National League East Division for the Phillies, where he let a run score and allowed another runner prance into scoring position before grounding the batter out with his patented in-the-dirt slider. The good news however, is that Lidge thus far into the playoffs has remained perfect, recording three saves in as many opportunities. Though the city of Philadelphia does not have a short memory, Mitch Williams has been forgiven. He has recently reacquainted with the Phillies organization, as “the closer” during the postgame reaction show. He was privileged to throw one more pitch in a Phillies uniform, that being the ceremonial first pitch of the NL Division Series. He is also Brad Lidge’s biggest fan and probably hopes that “Lights Out” can accomplish what the former “Wild Thing” could not.
This week in sports
O.J. convicted of robbery and kidnapping charges O.J. Simpson was found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges stemming from a gunpoint robbery of two sports-memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The verdict came in 13 years to the day after his acquittal of killing his wife and her friend in Los Angeles. The 61-year-old former NFL running back could spend the rest of his life in prison. Last year, Simpson and five other men forced their way into the hotel room of the sports-memorabilia dealers, held them at gunpoint and seized game balls, plaques and photos. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5. Simpsons lawyers are planning to appeal the verdict. NBA commissioner promises to build ‘most effective system’ NBA commissioner David Stern vowed to build “the most effective possible system” to prevent illegal gambling in the sport and preserve the game’s integrity. This was in response to a report on NBA referees ordered by Stern earlier this year after former referee Tim Donaghy was accused of betting on games he officiated and giving inside information to gambling associates. Former federal prosecutor Lawrence Pedowitz conducted the report. The report contained several recommendations including mandatory gambling education for players. The league has already taken actions to curb gambling related activity, such as not telling referees what game they are officiating until the morning of that game. Stern said he plans to implement all recommendations made in the report. Jaguars Collier paralyzed below waist, loses leg after shooting Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier is paralyzed below the waist and his left leg was amputated as a result of a shooting last month, his doctor said. Twenty-six-year-old Collier was shot 14 times while sitting in his car outside of an apartment complex in Jacksonville. One of the bullets severed his spinal cord. Collier will begin undergoing physical therapy to learn how to move from his bed to his wheelchair. He will never walk again according to his doctor. Collier was in his third year in the NFL after graduating from Valdosta State.
Thursday, Oct. 9 Men’s soccer home vs. Immaculata University @ 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 No games Saturday, Oct. 11 Men’s Cross Country @Cabrini Invitational - Phila, Pa - TBA Men’s Lacrosse @ Nick Colleluori Classic - Ridley High School @ 10 a.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Keystone College @ 1 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Neumann College @ 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Rosemont College @ 2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Eastern University @ 10 a.m. Volleyball vs. Rosemont College @ 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 No games Monday, Oct. 13 Men’s Golf @ Penn State - Berks @ 1 p.m. Women’s Tennis home vs. Richard Stockton College @ 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 1 No games Wednesday, Oct. 13 No games
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Phillies or Eagles
Which did you watch? danielle feole sports editor
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The ultimate test of the Philly fan happened Sunday, Oct. 5. The Philadelphia Phillies game four of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers aired, while the Eagles played a regular season game against the Washington Redskins. Both game clocks began at 1 p.m. Though the Phillies game was a playoff match, the Eagles played a pivital regular season game against an opponent from the same division. Does the Major League Baseball playoff format offer more excitement than the 16game regular season of the National Football League?
Or did one team simply perform much better than the other? The decision was one of dedication to a team and it appeared as though many students found ways to watch both games. That is, until the Eagles began to lose. It seems as though the tide has shifted from following years, when the majority of people residing in the Philadelphia area were very dedicated to the Eagles. More than likely, the shift has been caused by the success of the Phillies, who are currently in the second round of the MLB playoffs, as well as the lack there of for the Eagles, a team at 2-3 on the season.
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“Phillies. After the Eagles didn’t score on the 3rd possesion, I knew they were going to lose.”
“I watched both. The Eagles while the game was 14-0 and all 9 innings of the Phillies.”
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“I watched both because I was at the Fox and the Hound.”
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“The Phillies because I have a crush on Cole Hamels.”
“The Brewers game was more relevant. It was to see who would move on to the NLCS.”
“I watched both by using the jump button on my remote.”
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Men’s soccer dominates Centenary College nicole duggan staff writer
The Cabrini men’s soccer team opened up conference play with a 5-2 win over the Centenary College Cyclones, Saturday Oct. 4. This brings the Cavaliers to an overall record of 6-2-2. Senior forward Mike McDevitt started the scoring early for the Cavaliers by netting a goal five minutes from the start of the game. Junior midfield Evan Hanauer assisted McDevitt on the play. The Cyclones then responded
to McDevitt’s goal by tying up the game 1-1 only a few minutes later. Less than a minute after Centenary tied the game, McDevitt and Hanauer connected once again to put the Cavaliers up 2-1. This time, McDevitt headed one in off of a corner kick by Hanauer. Junior midfield Brian Moran would give the Cavs a 3-1 lead before the first half was over, by scoring his first goal of the season. Freshman back Patrick Tobey picked up his first assist this season on the play. Junior midfield Andrew Jacobs
started the scoring in the second half for Cabrini by putting one in off a pass from Moran. The Cyclones would score their second and final goal of the game just a few minutes after Jacobs. Hanauer would go ahead and score his third goal of the season and Cabrini’s final goal of the game off of a rebound in front of the net. He credits a lot of the team’s success from playing such a competitive non-league schedule early in the season. “The non-conference schedule we had really prepared us for what was ahead. The teams we
played were some of the best in the country so it kept us on our toes,” political science major Hanauer said. “We’re working on playing hard as a team and staying focused in all of our games so we don’t let ourselves underestimate teams that may not be the best,” Hanauer said. Since they lost eight seniors last year, they had to have new and younger players step up and fill some roles. “Having all the new players allows us for a fresh start. The freshmen have great talent and have pushed everyone to work
harder to be a better team,” Hanauer said. The Cavaliers have seven more conference games before they begin playoffs. Although there are many games to go, the team is staying focused and continuing to work on what they want to accomplish. “We want to stay on top of our game. We have the goal to win the CSAC and make our first appearance in the NCAA tournament in a while,” Hanauer said. “But we are taking it one game at a time and not looking ahead,” Hanauer said.
Second Annual Nick Colleluori Classic
October 11,2008 T-shirts will be on sale September 29 October 10 in Jazzmans and the Marketplace to support the HEADstrong Foundation 11 a.m. - 2p.m. The Tournament: The 2nd Annual Nick Colleluori Classic will be held at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pennsylvania. The tournament date is Saturday, Oct. 11 2008 at 9 a.m. and will host 13 college lacrosse teams across division I and division III
About Nick: Nick Colleluori (“Head”) graduated from Ridley High School in June 2004 as a three-sport athlete and joined the Hofstra Pride lacrosse team the next fall. With hard work and determination, Nick earned a role on the Hofstra team the spring of his freshman year. Nick was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in September, which started a brutal fourteen-month battle with cancer. Although Nick battled with all his will and might, he lost his battle to cancer on November 28, 2006. During his illness, Nick not only battled cancer physically, but also mentally. Nick reached out to others with the same illness and counseled them to help them have the same posotive outlook that Nick always possessed. In Nick’s own way, he also counseled his family, friends and teammates to help them through this extremely difficut time. He was truly an inspiration to all who knew him. It was Nick’s idea to begin the HEADstrong Foundation, to help those who have been diagnosed with blood cancers, as well as put an end to this horrible disease. To learn more about Nick and the HEADstrong Foundation Mission, please visit www.HEADstrongfoundation.org.
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Dr. Hedtke was selected to be inducted for his service as the Faculty Athletic Representative for the NCAA and coaching softball here at Cabrini from ‘86 to ‘87 and ‘92 to ‘97.
Melissa Posse graduated in ‘99. She is Cabrini’s all-time leader in points, with 2,077 and rebounds 1,295. She graduated with a bang, scoring 18 points and recording 13 rebounds in the Cavaliers first PAC title since ‘95.
John Keating graduated in ‘82. Keating is Cabrini men’s basketball’s second 1000-point scorer all-time. In his four seasons, the team went 78 and 32. His number 20 jersey has since been retired.
Janet Cobb Ryerson graduated in ‘59. Ryerson captained Cabrini’s first women’s basketball team in ‘57 to’58. She established the Cabrini Athletic Association.
Hall of fame honors athletic standouts justin bostwick staff writer
Cabrini’s very own athletic hall of fame added four new members on the evening of Friday, Oct. 3. Dr. James Hedtke, John Keating, Melissa Posse and Janet Cobb Ryerson were the four new members added to the hall of fame. The event at the Dixon Center attracted family members and close friends as well as a youthful crowd. At 6 p.m., the doors to the Dixon Center were open to everyone who were attending the ceremony. While the guests entertained
themselves, there was a screen with a projector which showed images of the new members being added to the hall of fame. “The college did a very nice job. Joe Guinta, Brian Beacham and the athletic department did a first class job,” Keating said. For the first hour of the event, everyone seemed to be extremely social as stories were shared between old friends. Hedtke made his way around the floor making sure to converse with acquaintances and friends. Drinks and laughs filled the Dixon Center as the dinner was being prepared. “I think it’s wonderful how Cabrini has actually taken the
time to recognize these people for their remarkable achievements. I was surprised of how big of an event they turned it into, but I couldn’t have agreed more with how they went about it,” Dr. Christopher Rielly, a guest of the event, said. Just a little after 7 p.m., the introduction to the ceremony began. Cabrini’s president, Dr. Marie Angelella George opened with generous words as the eyes at the tables gave their attention. “My fellow inductees were worthy of their award, it was a nice and pleasant evening,” Hedtke said. Father Michael Bielecki and director of athletics and
recreation Joe Guinta, added their commentary to prepare the crowd for what the rest of the evening had in store for them. The aroma of gourmet-cooked food wafted throughout the Dixon Center for the remainder of the meal. “It was great to see old coaches, old friends and share old memories,” Keating said. As the heart of the ceremony took place, Hedtke, Keating, Posse and Ryerson were all praised and greatly appreciated for all of their fantastic accomplishments. After every speaker, everyone who had come to see the very own people they knew got rewarded, a generous applause uplifted the
mood of the room. “I had Dr. Hedtke first semester of my sophomore year and I thought he was a great teacher. I had no idea that he was this well appreciated for softball coaching. I’m definitely impressed that a teacher I once had is a part of the athletic hall of fame,” Carmen Trifeletti, junior exercise science and health promotion major, said. The four new members added to the athletic hall of fame will be remembered for their achievements forever. The ceremony truly showed the respect that was due to the people who earned their names to be a part of the hall of fame.
Field hockey downs Immaculata, remains unbeaten in CSAC kirk manion staff writer
On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Cabrini Field Hockey team had a big win over Immaculata University with a score of 6-1. This win kept the Cavaliers in first place in the CSAC with a record of 3-0 and 8-4 overall. This game took place on Family Day as the players invited their friends and families up to the Dixon Center to enjoy the game and celebrate a big win afterwards. The conference game proved to be a big confidence boost to a team look for a conference championship later in the year. The scoring for the Cavs
started when freshman Stephanie Campanaro scored her first career goal only 14 minutes into the game. The goal was assisted by senior Melissa Benedetti, who contributed two goals as well. As the first half continued, Cabrini looked to extend their lead. The reigning CSAC player of the week, sophomore Desiree Umosella scored Cabrini’s second goal with 19:41 left in the first half. The first half closed when Benedetti scored her first goal of the game and fifth of the year. She put a rebound in from in front of the net past the goalie to put Cabrini up 3-0 as the first half closed. Cabrini looked to extend their lead in the second half as two
freshmen both scored goals to give the Cavs a 5-0 advantage. Maura Gordon scored her goal with 42 minutes left in the second half. Ten minutes later Gordon took a hard shot from the corner that got deflected by Lauren Alessi into the corner of the net. As for the Cavs defense, sophomore goal keeper Caitlin Donahue kept Immaculata scoreless for more than 59 minutes. Senior Elissa Salantri had five saves and only let up one goal in 11 minutes of action. “The Cavaliers played excellent in all aspects of the game today,” coach Jackie Nerney said. This was true as the Cavs controlled the ball for most of the game and when Immaculata did score, the game was already out of reach.
As each player’s family members watched with enjoyment, the players themselves could enjoy it as well late in the game with the win secured for Cabrini. Afterwards, the team enjoyed the festivities knowing they were in good position to make a run for the CSAC championship. Senior exercise science and health promotion major, Kate Ryan said, “the win puts us in first place and right where we want to be at the point of the season. We have a lot work to do but we couldn’t be happier at the point of the season.” This message also rang through for other players. Business administration major Elissa Salantri said, “With our
family and friends here on a day when we are in first place makes this game important for us as we go into the tough stretch of our season. It was fun to enjoy the win afterwards and we are excited for what is next for the team.” This win was the fifth in a row for the Cavs, which is how they want to be playing as their games keep getting tougher. The Cavs main competition this year will be Neumann College and Gwynedd Mercy as all three schools are trying to win a CSAC championship. Cabrini will go for their sixth win in a row on Wednesday, Oct. 8 against Keystone College at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixon Center .