Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
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Workers struggle in tough economy christopher r. blake news editor
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Cabrini Marketplace server Michelle Waters waits for the L train at 56th and Market St. in Philadelphia, Pa. Waters, a mother of seven, has increased her working hours as prices continue to rise.
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Michelle Waters sits on the 100 train during her morning commute. She takes the train from 69th Street to Radnor Station where she waits for the Cabrini shuttle. She works at Cabrini to support her children.
For the past six years, Michelle Waters, 32, has commuted from southwest Philadelphia to Cabrini College, where she works as a server in the Cabrini Marketplace. To get to work, Waters has to take three different means of public transportation. The cost of commuting is just one more factor hitting her hard in the pocketbook as the economy gets worse and worse. With seven children and one on the way, Waters makes the 45-minute to one-hour commute each morning and night to provide for her family. “This year more than any other I am really struggling to make ends meet,” Waters said. “The only way for me to continually provide for my family is to keep on working.” The hardships of the recent recession are hurting the working class and younger job-seekers most of all labor experts say. Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 240,000 jobs were erased in the month of October, raising the unemployment rate to 6.5 percent. Last year, Waters worked 3334 hours per week but because of an increase in her expenses she has increased her hours from 3540 hours per week. Waters explained that she finds herself spending more money than she would have a year ago. Everything from the prices of milk, eggs and cereal have been rising, even her commute has risen in price from $18.75 a week to $22.50. “I am dishing out a lot of
money just to come here every day. My rent has stayed the same but my electric and gas bills have jumped significantly since the last year,” Waters said. Women with children who work low-income jobs are being faced with many challenges in 2008. Kristin S. Seefeldt, a sociologist at the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, has been examining 43 women with low-incomes since 2005. In her research, she has found that womens’ expenses have steadily increased, while the number of work hours have decreased. “You never know what the next day, the next week, the next month or the following year will bring,” dining hall supervisor Consuela Harper, 36, said. “We work for Sodexo, which is contracted with Cabrini. If anything goes wrong we can get the boot easily.” Harper has been working at Cabrini for the past four years. Prior to her employment with Sodexo she worked at Jefferson Hospital in the medical records room. During her youth, she had dreams of working in the health care field. Harper attended the Craft Institute to become a medical assistant, but then her first daughter came along. Currently, she raises all five of her children in Upper Darby on her one income. Although she enjoys working at Cabrini, Harper, like Waters, has really begun to feel the economy’s decline. “I pray to God that the gas prices go down, the food costs drop and a better job comes my
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Endowments take hit in economic recession liz garrett
Cabrini is just one of all institutions of higher education that have felt the effect of the economy’s downturn. The ongoing economic collapse has put a tight squeeze on the endowment funds of universities and colleges across the United States. Endowments are like the savings accounts and investments of colleges and non-profit institutions. Colleges seek gifts from
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benefactors and alumni, put the money into the endowment fund and use the interest and profits for specific purposes such as scholarships and large institutional improvements. But when the stock market drops as dramatically as it has this year, college endowments get hit in two ways. First, no income comes in the form of interest and dividends, and second, the total value of the endowment decreases. “While Cabrini doesn’t rely on or benefit from endowments
“Cabrini is suffering as a result of the downturn in the economy. There is undeniably a negative effect on endowments due to these losses.” -Dr. Ken Boyden
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to the extent that some other schools do, this loss of income hurts [much like it hurts retirees, or parents trying to pay for college],” Dr. Eric Malm, assistant business professor, said. “Endowment giving, like other forms of charitable giving, rises and falls with the economy. So one would expect that this downturn will produce less new giving to endowments as well,” Malm said. Although many college endowments have been impacted, larger institutions that are tied
up with private equity, real estate and have made risky investments prove to be struggling the most. That is not to say that smaller private colleges that base their dependence on tuition revenue and large benefactors are not in danger as well because of the economic crisis, according to insidehighered.com. The reason behind the drop in endowment value is due to its reliance on the stock market. The
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Cabrini Day to coincide with concerns of Obama History has been made. The first AfricanAmerican president has been elected to lead the United States into a future of change, but the future of our country is facing an extreme amount of challenges and it will not be an easy task. President-elect Barack Obama ran on a platform that aimed to help the middle and lower classes, and with the current economic situation, citizens hope Obama will bring some much needed relief to their budgets. As the cost of food rises and unemployment soars to 6.5 percent, Americans are being forced to make harsh cutbacks on everyday expenses, and are looking towards the government and policies to change. The current minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.15, no amount of money someone could raise a family on. For the 204,000 people who lost jobs in the month of October, how will they survive? One of the first issues Obama should tackle should be to extend unemployment benefits from 26 to 39 weeks. An expense that is often cut by those who are facing financial difficulty is health insurance. The cost of health insurance is too high and on average 4,000 people are losing jobs each day and the health care benefits that come along with it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 47 million people were without health insurance in 2006, and as the number of layoffs rises so does the amount of citizens left without health insurance for themselves and their families. Despite the amount of people living without health insurance in the United States, the country spends more on health care than other industrialized nations, countries that provide health insurance to all their citizens, according to the National Coalition on Heath Care. Why do we as a country allow so many to struggle without insurance? Those of us who do have insurance often find the large costs a great burden. In the presidential debate, President-elect Obama sharply differed from Sen. John McCain on this issue. Obama called health care a right―something that belongs to each and every person―while McCain called it a responsibility―which is the way it currently is―up to each person to figure out how to be covered by insurance. As students, most of us have not had to think much about issues like this. We may not even have understood all the complex ins and outs of health care during the campaign, but pretty soon, within three and a half years for even freshmen, we will each have to face the issue of health care. Do we think it’s a right for every citizen to have healthcare, the way it is in all of the developed world, or is it up to each person to find the way to pay for his or her own health care―$4,400 for a single person or $12,000 for a family of four? Cabrini understands the struggles of our nation and the dilemma that millions of Americas are faced with and that is why this year’s Cabrini Day topic is health care. Today, Nov. 13, the Cabrini community is recognizing importance of the health care system.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Students discuss views on socialistic society in group roundtable discussion morgan miller staff writer
Cabrini students were able to discuss political views at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Grace Hall boardroom. Kristin Nicely-Colangelo, assistant professor of social work, hosted the event. Many students joined Nicely-Colangelo to discuss their views on the 2008 presidential candidates. Opening at 7:15 p.m. NicelyColangelo said, “[The point of this discussion is to] collectively unify and help each other understand the candidate’s view points.” David Dunbar, associate professor of biology, started the discussion stating each candidates’ position on health care for children. Republican Sen. John McCain’s plan does not require every one to have health insurance. In contrast, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s plan requires all children to have health insurance. The latter fact sparked a discussion on socialism and its similarities to a single payer system. “We can’t be afraid of the s word, which is socialism,” Frank Dearoff, junior biology pre-med major, said, which opened the socialism discussion. “Everybody deserves some level of care.”
Nicely-Colangelo pointed out how socialism is already present in the United States. “Public schooling is government funded and mandated,” Nicely-Colangelo said, “making it a socialist system.” She continued on to discuss a single payer financing system, one she believes to be a balanced option. “Basically the big thing with single payer is that there aren’t multiple companies. Right now our health care is kind of like who has the best clothes, who can sell you the best stuff because it’s set up to be competitive in a capitalist society,” Nicely-Colangelo said. “So when you have a single payer it takes that out; you have this one provider. It almost feels like a balance to me.” The group did not unanimously support socialism. Lauren Grassi, senior social work major, discussed how socialism could lead to lack of motivation. “If you give the same [salary] to jobs with different levels of difficulty, the motivation [factor will be eliminated],” Grassi said. “A surgeon may not feel as motivated to do his job well.” “We need a new-new deal,” Dunbar said, adding to the conversation. The discussion took a final turn to the general view on the 2008 presidential candidates’ plans.
Andrew Pillar, senior social work major, did not specifically state who he voted for. However, Pillar said, “Neither has the answer.” “They throw words around, smile big and hope you’re not paying attention,” Kate Manning, junior biology major, said. “There’s no right answer; you make something better and then something else will go down the drain.”
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Hardships of recession hurts working class ECONOMY, page 1 way,” Harper said. “I know a lot of people that graduated with bachelors and masters degrees and there’s still no work.” Harper explained that she spends over $100 a week alone on gas commuting from Upper Darby to Radnor. A gallon of milk is $4.39, bread is $3.69 and everything from vegetables to can goods are going up in price. “Times are getting rough,” Harper said. Before she moved to Upper Darby, Harper raised her family in southwest Philadelphia while living in Philadelphia Housing Authority’s public housing. In Philadelphia, she only had to pay for her rent and her other bills. After moving into a house in Upper Darby, she now has rent, water, gas and electric bills. “It was a big change and it was really hard at first but once I did a lot of budgeting and managing my money a little better, things got a lot better. Still rough, but I’m managing,” Harper said. With payments to be made every month, costs going up and the American economy in an unstable position, only time will tell the future of Waters and Harper. Their families come first, they say, and although they love coming to work at Cabrini each day, their futures are unknown. “It’s really not too late to push for a better job in the future, it’s just getting that foot into the door,” Harper said. “If I could find something in my field that’s a little better than this, then I’m on it.”
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People depart from a SEPTA’s G bus at 69th St. in Philadelphia, Pa. Michelle Waters, Cabrini employee, transfers from the G bus to the 100 train during her morning commute. Over the last year, Waters has seen a heavy increase in her monthy bills.
College funds drop ENDOWMENT, page 1 investment in different types of stocks, bonds and mutual funds directly affects endowments. “Cabrini has a more conservative investment strategy, which means that we may not have significant gains when the market is strong, but we will weather a down market better than other endowment funds,” Dr. Mary Harris, business administration chairwoman, said. “When the total value of the endowment drops, this could impact the amount of spending that is available to Cabrini in a given year, which could affect financial aid for students.” According to Dr. Ken Boyden, vice president for institutional advancement, the consequences of the economic slump affect the college’s major benefactors’ donations the most. “Typically, major leadership gifts for non-profits come in the form of non-cash. A depleted economy will deplete a great majority of the assets. “Smaller gifts in size tend to come from a credit card or a written check, so they are not suffering as much as larger endowments,” Boyden said.
“Very few stocks are highly appreciated today, more are at a loss. Therefore, donors are holding back on those stocks. When benefactors lose money in their stocks it affects their donations to the endowment funds.” Scholarship dollars, since they are generally produced by an institution as a result of their own investment or endowment, are impacted negatively as well. “Smaller colleges such as Cabrini that are in fine financial situations are going to suffer because of the economy,” Boyden said. “One of the ways that the suffering economy manifests itself is through the scholarships. You have fewer capabilities when dipping into an endowment fund for scholarship money when the economy is as it is.” The endowment fund belonging to Cabrini has felt the pinch of the downward spiraling economy in a number of ways. “Cabrini is suffering as a result of the downturn in the economy. There is undeniably a negative effect on endowments due to these losses,” Boyden said.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Financial expert ‘new guy in the room’ for Board megan bernatavitz staff writer
As the “new guy in the room,” Cabrini’s newest Board of Trustees member John Bodnar has a background in financial planning and hopes to help Cabrini in the future. “It’s now Dr. George’s job, along with the Board of Trustees’ help, to take that next step from being one of the top colleges in the Philadelphia area, to a regional or nationally recognized destination for students seeking an education of the heart,” Bodnar said. Bodnar has an extensive knowledge in finances and has a lot of ideas for Cabrini. Bodnar’s main area of concentration in the few years is to keep the tuition down, while still giving students what they need and desire when they are at school. “For me, finances will be one of the areas I would like to concentrate on. How can we improve not only the tangible product [campus improvements, etc.] but also to link theory to practice and help move students toward a life of dignity and purpose,” Bodnar said. “It’s not the new buildings that are important, but what’s happening inside them that will set Cabrini apart from its peers.” He definitely has the experience. Bodnar attended Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He majored in both history and American studies with a minor in political science. After graduating, he
decided to sleep on his parents’ sofa for a few weeks until his mother finally told him to get off of the sofa and get a job. Bodnar started his own company, Bodnar Financial Advisors, in 1988. There he is president and CEO of his company. He decided to stay as a small company and “cater to middle-income Americans.” After being nominated by former President Iadarola, he is excited to see what the future holds in the “new George administration.” He is most excited to be working with George in the coming years. Bodnar, along with most of the community, thinks that she is bringing a lot to Cabrini, including her impressive resume of navigating growth. Bodnar feels honored to be recognized by Iadarola and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. He wants to let people know that while on the Board of Trustees, he wants to get the entire board to protect and promote the college. Cabrini has been given the opportunity to have board members that are knowledgeable in almost all fields. Bodnar is not the only one in his family who is a part of the Cabrini community. His son John is a Cabrini alumnus, class of 2008. “I am really happy for my dad and he is really excited to be part of the Cabrini community,” Bodnar said.
John Bodnar is one of three recent Board of Trustee inductees. Bodnar is the President and CEO of his company, Bodnar Financial Advisors. He hopes to focus his efforts on keeping tuition down and working to satisfy the Cabrini student body.
Respected editor lectures on Catholicism in America megan kutulis staff writer
“Is there no other way to live?” Quoting former President Dwight Eisenhower, Tom Roberts asked students, staff, alumni and local community members who attended his lecture on being “Catholic and American: An Examination of Conscience,” to consider the militarization of America. Roberts, editor-at-large and news director for the National Catholic Reporter, called military recruitment buildings “virtual seduction centers” that advertise significant financial payoffs and seemingly attractive benefits in exchange for military service. “The military seeps into our lives,” Roberts said. “Military recruiters made a regular practice during my children’s teenage years of calling consistently, in sometimes reprimanding tones, seeking their service.” Roberts noted that schools are required to hand over the names of their students to military recruiters for future use. Roberts is no stranger to controversial topics like these. By working for the National Catholic Reporter, he has encountered a number of hot topics. Dr. Margaret Reher, who started teach-
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Tom Roberts, editor-at-large and news director for the National Catholic Reporter, speaks to students on Catholicism in America. Roberts focused a portion of his talk on military recruitment and pointed out that schools are required to hand over the names of their students to military recruiters for the military’s future use. ing at Cabrini in 1973 and retired in 2004, has kept up with each one. As a subscriber to the publication, she commends them on
their coverage. “I like that it’s an independent magazine and run by lay persons. It’s always on the cutting edge,
and possesses a good understanding of what goes on in the Church. But even with their Catholic roots they strive to be even-handed in
their reporting,” Reher said. The balance that Reher mentions is a large part of Roberts’ mission at the magazine and an underlying message in his speech. The struggle between recognizing yourself both as a Catholic and as an American, Roberts said, is not easy. “There is a strand in our religious DNA that connects us to the world … we will always be citizens and we will always be believers,” Roberts said. In an effort to help balance religion and government, Roberts encouraged his audience to “consider our concept of God and the nature of our community.” This was especially applicable after such a historic election, when so many moral questions had to be considered by voters. In order to help answer questions and issues like militarism, Roberts urged his audience to speak in open discussions with each other, taking all sides into careful consideration. “There is no right answer,” Roberts said. Loquitur welcomes your comments on this story. Please send your comments to Loquitur@ googlegroups.com. The editors will review your comments each week and make corrections if warranted.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Obama: the United States 44th president-elect christine adolf staff writer
Democrat Barack Obama surpassed Republican John McCain by 8,181,928 popular votes and 201 electoral votes in the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama won 65,937,957 [53 percent] of the nation’s vote to John McCain’s 57,756,060 [46 percent]. Some states that are normally Republican states, turned blue during this election. Obama persuaded states such as Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, New Mexico and Florida to vote for him. Democrats also gained six seats in the U.S. Senate. There are now 57 Democrats in the Senate compared to the 40 Republicans. Three seats are still undecided. It takes 51 to have a majority. In the House, Democrats led the way again. Democrats got 255 seats of the House compared to the 174 seats the Republicans claimed.
Unemployment rate climbs
The first event of Cabrini Week took place in Bruckmann Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 9. Rev. Michael Bielecki and Sr. Bernadette Anello reflected on the Lateran Basilica in Rome and on Cabrini Week.
Opening mass in chapel serves as first event of Cabrini Week gianna shikitino staff writer
The Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, the opening mass and first event of Cabrini week, took place in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 9. The ceremony opened with singing by volunteer members of Cabrini’s choir, accompanied by the sounds of guitar, piano and drums. Smiles were among everyone’s faces as the chapel seats filled for the liturgy. This event was more than a regular ceremony that takes place every Sunday in the chapel on campus. The reflections by Rev. Michael Bielecki and Sr. Bernadette Anello, one of the Missionary Sisters of the Heart on campus, were inspirational as they spoke of the Lateran Basilica in Rome as well as Cabrini week. Bielecki acknowledged the 28 students who participated in a retreat in the Poconos earlier that day. In referring to those involved, “I would be proud to be the parent of anyone of those students,” Bielecki said. “In the Catholic tradition, any kind of event is started by mass to celebrate commencement,” Bielecki said. “The Eucharist means Thanksgiving, so we gather to give thanks so that we do not take God’s gifts for granted.” “Tonight we heard that the dedication of Saint John Lateran Basilica in Rome is the reason why we declared a feast today,”
Anello said. “And I think that many of us seem to think that a Basilica in Rome is rather removed from us, as we come here in Radnor Township at Cabrini College. But that dedication and the commemoration of it provides a focus to all of us as we begin this Cabrini week.” “This is the first event, this mass, to open up the week, and throughout the week there will be numerous activities,” Anello said. “All that will be happening this week, every meeting, every conference, every workshop, every presentation and every celebration will be a teachable moment to tell us and to remind us, who we are and what we are about.” Following the reflections of Bielecki and Anello, a mass ceremony proceeded, including readings from the Gospel, hymns, the Eucharistic prayer, the Communion and Concluding Rites. Lastly, Dr. Marie Angelella George spoke briefly about her excitement for the upcoming week, as well as her inauguration as the seventh president of Cabrini College on Nov. 15. She said she wished that all students would attend the events throughout the week. After the liturgy ended, students, parents, staff and faculty gathered together in the chapel to come together and embrace one another. “The homily was very inspirational,” Laura Henessy, senior biology major, said. “Tonight was a different atmosphere. It was good to see
everyone come together,” Kerry Allaire, sophomore elementary education major, said. “Last night, the Cabrini missionaries were here, we had Cabrini Sisters here, we had faculty, staff and alumni and our students,” Christa Angeloni, campus minister, said. “And as I looked around I realized I saw the entire Cabrini Community, which is what Cabrini week is all about.”
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The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 6.5 percent as American employers cut more than 240,000 jobs. An indication that American workers may face even more complicated times for many months to come, the nation’s unemployment rate jumped to the highest level it has been in 14 years as job losses continue to accumulate. The total loss of jobs as this point in time is about 1.2 million, bringing the total number of people unemployed to 10.1 million people.
Automobile industry is in the slumps General Motors and Ford Motor Company posted steadily declining numbers in their core operations. Costs have exceeded revenues by more than $16 billion in just the last three months. There is the possibility of Washington having to step in to bail out the United States auto industry. GM is the larger of the two companies experiencing trouble in this situation as its cash reserves could reach the minimum levels it needs to keep the company at least up and running.
Obama’s team to be put in place Rep. Rahm Emanuel was officially appointed to serve as Obama’s chief of staff. Rumors that David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign strategist, is expected to become a senior White House adviser, and Robert Gibbs, his communications director, is expected to become White House press secretary. Obama’s team is feeling the pressure of taking over the White House and the free country. There is extreme pressure with the economy and the financial bailout as well.
Iraq not ready for American troops to leave Violence is down dramatically in Iraq and U.S. forces are trying to boost the confidence and image of the Iraqi security forces by mentoring and training troops and officer. The Iraqi forces still highly depend on American troops to help try and keep what peace they have. They also depend on them with their stronger machinery and updated weapons. Iraqi forces are concerned with president-elect, Barack Obama, that the pullout will happen quicker and sooner than anticipated.
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What if world-wide Web was free? IN MY OPINIO N
KRISTOFER GENTHER staff writer
The Internet is a staple in the lives of nearly all Americans. Living in today’s world almost demands that you have access to the Internet. Students of all ages, from grade school all the way through graduate school rely on the Internet as a primary means of learning. Businesses and professionals the world over rely on the Internet to facilitate the sharing of ideas and the information. Communication has been enhanced and expended beyond our wildest dreams. It is now possible to communicate instantly with anyone who has the Internet, via the Internet, virtually instantaneously. The Internet has changed the lives of people for the better so drastically in such a short period of time it is impossible to imagine a world without it. As with all technology, the Internet is constantly evolving and improving. In a very short time span the Internet has gone
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The Internet is a required resource to students and professionals. Business deals, talking to friends and even taking college courses is able to be practiced online. from dial-up speeds to 3G broadband, enabling people to download and share massive amounts of information in very short periods of time. The one problem with all of this is that it does not come free. If you want to subscribe to the higher speeds, you can expect to pay accordingly. One of the reasons for high prices is the equipment and installation necessary to provide these services. However, there are people who argue that the Internet should be provided free of charge. These people are of
the belief that open sharing sharing of ideas through the Internet are basic rights that people should have. However, how would we ever improve our technology if there was no competition? If we were to put the Internet in the hands of the government would it evolve and advance as fast as it has been now? Should the government be given control of the Internet what would happen from there? The government works in a slow laborious manner, things take
a great deal of time to get done, especially when it comes to technology. The Internet is evolving so fast in today’s world that it seems like every day there is something new being produced, this, in all likelihood, would not happen if the Internet were placed under government control, as some people want. Internet service providers are always looking to stay ahead of the competition, creating a very competitive and highly advanced technology market. When the government
decides to spend money on newer technology, they are essentially betting that it will take hold and make their investment worthwhile. The Internet service providers, on the other hand, have competition and so they are not really gambling, rather they are making carefully calculated decisions in an attempt to gain the upper hand in an incredibly competitive market. This competitiveness is also helping to bring broadband speeds to rural areas because of competi-
tion. These Internet service providers are constantly looking for ways to get ahead of the competition and the easiest way to do so it to expand the number of people subscribing to their service. The single greatest area in which these companies can increase their sales is in rural areas where high-speed Internet is not yet readily available. If a company can find a way to provide such services to these people at low cost to both the consumer and the provider, everyone wins. If the government were to be given control of the Internet, in all likelihood there would be no incentive for them to find a quick and easy way to expand broadband service to all of the American public. In the end it comes down to competition, more so than basic rights. The Internet is something that is not absolutely necessary, as people can still function without it, but if the Internet is left in the hands of Internet service providers then the likelihood of it making its way to everyone who wants it at the best possible price is much more likely to happen than if it were to be put in the hands of the government. The small price people would have to pay for the most advanced Internet possible is a better bet for people everywhere.
Evil betrayal crushes friendship
What cheating and lying can do to impeccable bond IN MY OPI NI ON
MORGAN MILLER staff writer
Hooking up was the major spread featured in issue six of the Loquitur. The articles gave different view points on what hooking up is. Some consider it simply
making out, while others consider it to be more. I personally consider it simply making out. Now that readers, staff and I have stated our views on hooking up, let’s discuss the concept of hooking up, possibly in the context of more than making out, with your friend’s ex-boyfriend. Hypothetically speaking, you become friends with someone and develop a relationship that seems genuine and reliable. You do not really develop a friendship during the day; however, you always party with this new friend and you’re now-mutual friends on a regular basis. After a few more par-
ties, your new friend gets a boyfriend. It seems like the perfect relationship and they are adorable together. The couple is madly in love and even wants to get married and start a family of their own. Fast forward. Randomly, completely unexpected, your friend gets dumped by her boyfriend. Let’s just say that she is completely devastated and leave it at that. Well, since you are her friend, this sad girl seeks comfort and advice from you on how to deal and why in the world this happened. Slowly, it seems like your friend is getting over
her loss and realizing that there are definitely much better guys out there. Luckily, your friend realizes that she can still be friends with her ex. Therefore, she can still hang out at the usual party spot where you will be. Everything seems as good as it can get. I mean there is an ex-couple present, so it will not be completely the way it was before but it is still really fun. Well, your friend was wrong. Everything was not really as good as it could get. Your friend found out that this whole time you were hooking up with her ex-boyfriend.
As previously discussed, it is controversial as to what hooking up really is. However, it does not matter. In this hypothetical situation, if you were making out or doing more, it is wrong. Friends should not really do this. Obviously hooking up, in whatever context, with the ex-boyfriend of someone that you called a friend is not acceptable. Not for anyone at all to do. It shows horrible morals and lack of character. It is hard to give someone advice that may have been through this unthinkable situation. Basically, you can not tell someone’s
character right away. However, it should be a red flag if your “friend” does not make an effort to hang out when there is not a party. Remember: do not let this hypothetical situation deter you from people in general. There are good people out there when you weed out the bad ones. Did we pinpoint your viewpoint? Send your thoughts to email@example.com.
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Proud to be American, post election
Country should stand united with new president
I N MY O P IN ION
JESSICA WEGELIN staff writer
As news reporters relayed the message to all the anxious viewers that Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th President of the United States, I heard cheers throughout campus. We, as a nation, should feel so privileged to be alive during a period of time when history is being made right in front of our eyes. Obama, being the first African-American president, is allowing everyone to realize it isn’t about the color of your skin, it is about your belief on different issues and your character that makes a person who they are. Personally, I was so enthused by Obama winning the election and I
feel like there will be great changes to come. Quickly, my enthusiasm was shattered when I logged into Facebook, and saw the status’ of my fellow peers. I saw statements that were so cruel and vulgar; it was very disheartening that people my age are filled with so much hate. People were posting how they want to move out of America. Those who feel as though they need to leave, the country because of the newly elected president should really do so. By saying they want to leave they are not standing behind America, the land of the free. Others were bashing Obama because the color of his skin. It is 2008, you would think by now people would get over the racism factor and vote for the person who would make the best president. Our country is in a big mess right now with the economic crisis and the war in Iraq, we should feel blessed with someone who is looking to make a difference and make a change. People shouldn’t be so negative because of the
color of his skin or bitter because John McCain didn’t win. I thought to myself, if people my generation were making such offensive statements on a Web site, I couldn’t imagine the threats and racism being displayed by other age groups. This is the time where America should come together as a nation and be excited about new changes and a brighter future. It is time everyone looks beyond the color of one’s skin and looks forward for what is best for our future. In the end, the best man for the job won. That isn’t a personal opinion, that is America speaking when they placed their vote. Instead of voicing such negativity, we should be singing, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the U.S.A.,” sung by artist Lee Greenwood.
per person on health care than any other industrialized nation and more of our national income than any other country but we have one of the worst health care systems in the world. Being the only industrialized country that does not guarantee health care to all of its citizens is not something to be proud of. In my perspective, a universal health care system needs to be put into place. If the United States is truly the just and fair society that it is portrayed as, then it seems almost beyond doubt that no one should be left unable to get the medical treatment they need. Morally, the system that is in place now needs to be changed. Every American citizen should have the right to good, affordable health care. There is no reason for the people of our country to be going bankrupt because they can’t pay their medical bills. There is something fundamentally wrong with the way the system works. If a universal system is put in place we could hopefully see the improvement in the quality of care and affordability that would result from people having their own doctors, rather
than having their health at the hands of insufficient emergency rooms. The quality of care given to the American people is also a problem that goes hand-in-hand with the general health care issues that have been uncovered. Our country has fallen to last among wealthy industrialized countries preventing deaths through the use of timely and effective medical care. Access to care has gone down and out of the 50 million people that do not have adequate insurance or are not insured at all, the cost and quality of care do not measure up to each other. There are many people paying excessive out-ofpocket medical fees and only getting minimal, inadequate care. The United States now ranks last in preventable mortality rates. When thinking about the poor care that has been seen in our health systems, I begin to wonder if close family members and friends who have died were properly treated and if more could have been done to save them if we had a better system of care that was up to par with other countries.
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, will be taking office January 2009.
Health care: right or responsibility? IN M Y O P I N I O N
The United States is one of the greatest places in the world to live, the land of opportunity, freedom and prosperity. Though if it’s a place with such high standards, why does it rank last among other major, rich, industrialized countries for the quality of health care? Nearly 50 million people are currently living without health insurance and many struggle to pay their medical bills. Half of all bankruptcies in the United States are related to medical costs and three fourths of those medical bankruptcies are of people who have health insurance. These facts are hard to believe considering our country is so advanced in so many areas of living. It is outrageous to think that we as Americans spend more
Our country spends about 7.5 percent more on healthcare than any other country. Bringing this percentage down to about 5 percent like other countries where there is a universal system in place would save the United States an estimated $50 billion a year. As a country we spend three times what the average country spends on a day of hospital care, and we also spend twice what the average country spends on prescription medication. This money could be put to much better use in other problem areas that our country is facing. In many cases, it costs more to deal with problems than to prevent the problems from the beginning. Prevention could occur if health care became a right to every person. It is a known fact that it costs more to put someone on dialysis than to treat early hypertension, it costs more to handle an asthma attack in the ER than to manage the disease and it cost more to treat cancer than to detect it early with yearly screenings. The lack of a logical national health insurance system brings down our economy as a whole and
puts business in our country at a huge disadvantage in the global marketplace. The National Physicians Alliance has said that guaranteed, affordable, high quality health care is a moral, national and economic imperative for the United States. Thankfully, my parents have been blessed with jobs that provide great health care for our family. But it scares me to think that in a few years when I graduate from college I am going to have to find a job that provides me with health insurance, which could be challenging with the way the economy and job market are today. Though this issue has not directly affected my immediate family, my late grandparents were affected by the poor health care system when they were hit with huge fees for their medications. My late uncle was also left to face the unforgiving world of health insurance when he was laid off of his job and left to fend for himself. He recently died and his medical debts and thousands of dollars in hospital fees have left a burden on my extended family during a time when economic
hardships are inevitable. A prime example of the sub-standard health care system in America is my aunt who is a single mother of four. She injured herself and can no longer perform her job at the cardiology practice where she worked. She is no longer employed and lost all of her health benefits. She is currently paying $500 a month for health insurance, while trying to support her family with minimal income. If there were some system in place to provide insurance to every person, she wouldn’t have to worry about choosing between putting food on the table and paying for her medicine and doctor visits. All-in-all, affordable and accessible health care is an essential part of human life and a human right. It has become an urgent national priority and something needs to be done about it. Health care reform needs to be put into play starting with providing universal and continuous coverage that is affordable to individuals and families and enhances the health and well being of all people.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Taking advantage of career services at Cabrini sam bokoski staff writer
“Where do I want to eat lunch? What am I going to wear?” Young adults stress about these questions everyday, but what about, “What am I going to do with the rest of my life,” a question many think about, but are drawn in two different directions. A confused student is forced to choose between the moneymaking jobs or jobs you enjoy but do not make nearly as much money. A major that many students pick in college is education. Education is known to be a fulfilling job but it is one of the lowest paid jobs when leaving college. According to studentsreview. com, an average salary exiting college is $35,000, compared to other majors’ salaries reaching in the mid-40s. “It is not all about the money for me. I just want to enjoy my life and I think teaching would be a great fit for me,” Jake Neary,
freshman elementary education major, said. According to a survey done by studentsreview.com, education majors make an estimated $53,000 after completing 10 years and $60,205 after 14 years. Majors such as nursing, geography and business administration have a higher income leaving college than education majors receive after 10 years. Education places at No. 5 on Princeton Review list of top-10 majors. The major was the lowest paid profession on the list. However, the major keeps growing. Education is the basis of our country’s success but teachers get paid less than most. “Based on information received from the survey last year, the largest number of student placements turns out to be a very close tie between business administration and education,” Stephanie Reed, assistant director of cooperative education and career services, said. One of the lower-end paying jobs and one of the top paying
jobs are the most popular. The statistics demonstrate that people do care about the money but there are many who do not. Unlike previous years, money is not everything anymore; happiness in life seems to count now. According to Reed, students who have internships do not always necessarily have a jump ahead. “However, based on the graduate survey responses last year 40 percent of our respondents who provided information about their co-op experience reported that they received job offers from their co-op employers,” Reed said. The statistics Reed reports displays the willingness of students to work harder and choose a job that fits them over the salary. “I love kids and it is the only thing I ever wanted to do,” Samantha Foster, freshman education major, said. The declining economy may be a factor in many students choice of a career, but with the help of the co-op office, students are more likely to get a job.
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Dr. Stretton, assistant professor of education, teaches his class in Founder’s Hall. Even though education is one of the top majors at Cabrini it is also one of the least paying careers, many students come to this college to be an education major.
Diesel truck pollution calls for solutions jen wozniak staff writer
Not only can the black smoke you see spewing out of trucks be an eye sore, but it releases all kinds of harmful emissions that affect the environment and your health. In today’s world, there is emphasis on how cars are slowingly becoming more eco-friendly, but what about delivery trucks? Trucks are necessary for transporting goods but they are contributing to the damage that our eco-systems face. “Transportation is a large contributor to air pollution and global warming, especially diesel trucks,” Carrie Nielsen, assistant professor of biology, said. Nielsen teaches ecology and environmental studies at Cabrini. New, innovative technology has recently been developed by the Environmental Protection Agency fuel emissions lab that will allow delivery trucks to be powered by a hydraulic hybrid system. UPS is the first company to order the new trucks, which will save fuel and cut carbon emissions. So far, UPS has only ordered seven new trucks, which will be on the roads in 2009. They will perhaps buy more if the prices are more affordable, and other companies have also shown interest, according to CNN. Nielsen explained that hydraulic hybrids work by using liquid under pressure. Instead of storing energy as electricity, like other hybrids, they are storing it as pressure in tanks that are located inside the truck. When the truck needs to
accelerate, it uses the stored pressure to move the wheels. The hydraulic hybrids allow for the diesel engine to be shut off when the vehicle is stopped or decelerating. The EPA told CNN that the new trucks use 40 to 50 percent less fuel than other diesel trucks, reduce carbon emissions by one third and recover 70 percent of the energy normally wasted during breaking. “It’s good for UPS trucks that stop and go all the time-it’s a great way to implement hydraulic technology. It’s also good for cities. That’s the best place to have a hybrid,” Nielsen said. When trucks or cars are constantly stopping and going, that is when a lot of energy is wasted and pollutants are emitted. Transportation is a large contributor to four of the six most important air pollutants. They are carbon monoxide, particulate materials, volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides. Nielsen said that all four pollutants are hazardous and can lead to respiratory illness. For example, carbon monoxide causes oxygen deprivation, causing cardiovascular and coronary problems, increasing the risk of stroke, impairing learning ability, dexterity and sleep. This is just one example of how exposure to these kinds of pollutants can affect your health. Transportation also involves the combustion of fossil fuels, which causes carbon dioxide, a major cause of global warming, to be emitted. Pollution from trucks affects everything from humans, animals, crops, forests, water and even buildings by contributing to acid rain. This is why the EPA is designing new technology.
Sarah Van Cleve, sophomore secondary education and chemistry major, works in the Cabrini mailroom and said that UPS comes to Cabrini every day, sometimes more. “I’ve thought about pollution from trucks before,” Van Cleve said. “Trucks stop and go around campus to deliver packages. It’s wasteful.” “I suspect hybrids will be more
popular as gas becomes more expensive and people become more concerned with air pollution and global warming,” Nielsen said. Hybrids are just one way people can cut back on air pollution, however. Students could cut back on air pollution from cars. “People drive a lot to places they don’t need to,” Nicole Necci, senior elementary education major, said. “I see people who
live on campus driving to the Dixon Center. Also, people who student-teach at the same school don’t carpool together but they could.” Avoiding unnecessary driving and carpooling are two options students could take if they want to help the environment and reduce air pollution from transportation.
In Dallas, a UPS truck runs on compressed natural gas. The new trucks that help reduce pollution adorn the slogan, “This is a Clean Air Natural Gas Vehicle,” creating awareness of the many pollution problems that America will face in the next couple of decades if no action is taken now. As the holiday season comes into affect delivery trucks require more attention paid to how much exhaust is emitted.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Local thrift store helps less fortunate jen wozniak staff writer
Old clothes to donate? Looking for some sweet deals? Consider going to a Salvation Army thrift store. One is located about 15 minutes away from Cabrini on Main Street in Norristown, Pa. Discounted clothes, shoes, accessories, appliances, home decorations, furniture and more is what you will find upon entering a Salvation Army thrift store. With the poor economy these days, more people may begin to look around for bargains as money gets tight. The Salvation Army works to provide a variety of goods to the community at bargain prices. Rosie Carey, an employee at the Norristown store, said, “October is the busiest time for thrift stores, because of the change of seasons and people looking for warmer clothes.” Carey explained that people of all ages shop at and donate to the Salvation Army. Although it may take some rooting around, students may be surprised to find some really great items. “You can find some cute things and make your own style,” Erica Falvey, freshman elementary education major, said. “You can find good deals there.” Falvey explained that she likes shopping at thrift stores
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The Salvation Army pictured here is located on Main Street in Norristown, Pa. It sells a variety of items including purses, clothing, antiques, plush animals and furniture. for unique items and has recommended thrift stores to friends. Shopping for clothes at thrift stores not your thing? Remember, you can get bargains on other items such as appliances, decorations and books. “I went with my mom a long time ago and she was buying antiques,” Mike McCarthy, freshman accounting major,
said. “She donates my old clothes there all the time too.” The Salvation Army is always accepting donations from people. That is how the store is kept running. “My whole family cleans out the house every once in a while and donates there,” Dave Edenfield, junior studio art major,
said. He said that his family has donated clothes, shoes and old toys. The Salvation Army accepts mostly anything. The only things that they do not accept are major appliances, like refrigerators, and major children’s items, like cribs, because of recall. “During the Christmas season,
I usually see Salvation Army bins that I place donations in,” Sara Trzuskowski, junior elementary and special education, said. The Christmas season is approaching and is a key time to donate. However, the store accepts donations on any day throughout the year. The thrift store is just a small part of what the Salvation Army does. The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that has many programs and ways of helping the less fortunate. They also have recovery programs that help people recover from drugs and alcohol for example. Purchases from the Salvation Army stores directly fund the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. “This means that the bargains you find for yourself also helps others by reclaiming lives and healing families,” the Salvation Army Web site said. If you can’t even shut your dresser drawers anymore, or have items laying around that you never use, you could consider donating to the Salvation Army. Also, it may be a good idea to keep the Salvation Army in mind next time before you throw anything out, if you are looking for a discount or just searching for a distinct accessory or piece of clothing for a costume party. You could find something really unique.
Professional e-mail advice for students molly kearney staff writer
The professional world relies on e-mails to send messages to co-workers nationally and internationally. At one moment e-mails are being sent. E-mails can be sent to friends, professors, family and employers. The two most important of that list are your professors and employers. As a student, one must know how to conduct themselves appropriately and properly in an e-mail. Everyone uses e-mail as a tool of communication, but sometimes this tool can ruin you and your reputation. At some point in your life you will send out an email that either wasn’t meant to be sent to someone or it is filled with typos. No one wants to read that. Missent e-mails have become the online equal to dialing the wrong number. In order to understand what is going on today, we must look into the past to when e-mails became a part of professional life. Jody Romano, alumni director, has a background in the professional world and says originally e-mails were used for internal communication within a company. The business world set the standard for protocol by taking what they knew from professional letter writing and used
those standards. Romano explained that emails are less formal when writing to a friend. Romano explained that she has a formal tone to her e-mails and she waits for the response back to set the tone. She recommends that as a way of writing a professional e-mail. Romano also said the most important thing is to remember to be very careful when forwarding an e-mail in the professional world. People have lost jobs for forwarding joke e-mails in that setting. This standard holds true within the Cabrini community. Take time to proofread your e-mails and do not specifically rely on spell check. Possible employers may take offense to your poorly written e-mail. Nancy Hutchison, director of co-op and career services, said the most important thing for students to remember is that you are writing a professional letter; keep that in mind even though it is over e-mail. Also, keep your e-mail address professional such as using your first and last name not some kind of nickname that could be offensive. “This type of communication is open to everyone, so people need to write accurately and not state anything that they don’t want someone to see. People can’t write in stream of consciousness without punctuation and taking
shortcuts such as i for I and u for you.” Hutchison explained that those elements are key. Hutchison also stressed that people must be certain they have the correct email address in the “To” box. One must remember even though this communication is over e-mail it is professional communication and one is being judged by what one writes, even if one cannot be seen. Daryl Ruis, senior marketing major, knows the importance of writing a professional looking email. Her father works in human resources and taught her. Ruis said it is important to be proper and professional. It also gives you an advantage in the work world. Ruis recommends that if you are a current senior you should know how to write a professional e-mail by second semester. Ruis’ most important piece of advice that professional e-mails will help you to handle yourself in your career. As a professional, you can only rely on yourself to get ahead in your career. Monica Burke, senior communication major, said that it is always a challenge to maintain professional format in everything you do, especially when writing an e-mail. Burke also went on to say that because e-mail is viewed as informal that one must be courteous. Burke expressed that possible employers may come across a re-
People have lost jobs for forwarding joke e-mails in the workplace, for too many typos and informal tone including “i” and “u”. sume via an e-mail that is unprofessional and may brush it off. Burke said that e-mail is the way of the future and eventually employers must catch up but as for this time, make sure to e-mail your resume properly.
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Arts & Entertainment
El Salvadoran advocate and writer visits britany wright features editor
Renowned Salvadoran novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya, author of “Senselessness,” visited Cabrini College’s campus for a book reading and signing on Thursday, Nov. 6. “The main pleasure for a writer is, what else besides writing, reading,” Moya said. The department of English sponsored the event on campus as part of their annual Literary November Celebration. Dr. Seth Frechie, associate professor of English, had an opportunity over the summer to read the manuscript of Moya’s “Senselessness,” Moya’s first novel translated into English. Just a few months later, he was given the opportunity to have Moya come to campus and meet with students. “Thanks for inviting me, I will talk you a little bit so you can get used to my accent so you will enjoy better what I have to tell you,” Moya said humorously before reading the first chapter of his novel. “Senselessness” is a novel that accounts the indigenous victims of human rights violations in Guatemala and Latin America, what Latin American writer Roberto Bollano referred to as “the secret Vietnam, a silent holocaust.” The narrator in the novel is not given a name or a location, which allows the reader to imagine the stories as taking place in any extreme political situation.
“[The reader] can take from a case like this and put it at a universal level. For instance, if you’re in Peru you can relate it to your own crisis,” Moya said. Many of the victims from the novel are based on real victims who have been personally attacked, or on the testimony of those who were family members. The novel is loosely based on the events of “Guatemala: Never Again,” a four-volume history published by the Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala. The central crisis of Moya’s country of El Salvador is another 12-year civil war that ended with a peace agreement in 1992 that ended the reign of the right-wing government and granted power to another organization known as the FMLN. FMLN, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, fought with the right-wing government against leftist guerilla groups. The FMLN took control of the country in hopes of keeping the peace for the people of El Salvador. Yet, due to corruption within the government after the civil war, funds are limited causing special projects to be ignored and not allowing for any real societal improvement. The narrator in the novel copes with the violence through two vices. He is an alcoholic, paranoid and sex-obsessed journalist that lands a job as a copy editor after leaving his country to get away from political oppression. However, Moya’s protagonist is confronted with even more op-
pression and violence in this new country. When asked about how he develops characters in a question and answer session, Moya said that there are two ways to create characters: the writer can base the character on one person and make a version of it, or he can mix different features of different people so that [in this case] the reader has the idea that you have an aggregate individual representing middle-class intellectuals from Latin America. Moya said, “This novel is not autobiographic, but you won’t be surprised if you find someone like that [the narrator] in South America.” “I am not complete in the mind,” the narrator repeats over and over again, echoing the testimony of an indigenous Guatemalan who is given voice throughout the novel. Eventually, the narrator comes to the conclusion that the entire population is not complete in the mind. He asks how can a country be “complete in the mind” when so much violence is perpetrated against one’s fellow man? Moya wrote the novel almost five years after the events took place. Even though he wrote it afterwards, he possessed a strong impulse to tell the story of the victims. Moya serves an advocate for the people of the silent holocaust his work memorializes. “How can someone really know what happened without being a witness to it or a victim,” Moya said.
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Horacio Castellanos Moya wrote the book “Senselessness: Horacio Castellanos Moya.” This is Moya’s first English-translated novel.
Horacio Castellanos Moya: story of survival shannon keough copy editor
“Since I was very young I learned how to survive, how to go to a foreign place, to get a job and to try to survive—and not having time to complain . . . in that sense I think that life has been a challenge every day,” famed Latin American novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya said. At 21, Moya entered a period of self-imposed exile due to the political turmoil in his country of El Salvador. In 1979, “the political situation in El Salvador was very, very complicated, very polarized and very risky,” Moya said. During the time before he fled, he was studying at a university where students and teachers were assassinated. There were two sides both fighting for control of the university. Moya left for Canada to study, returning to El Salvador a year and a half later to find that all of his closest friends were involved in the civil war. “I couldn’t fit because there was a big change in everybody; everybody was just
thinking about the fighting and I couldn’t stay so I left,” Moya said. Moya was a journalist during this period and heavily followed what was happening in the war. While still committed to his journalistic career, he began writing a series of novels. In 1997, his third novel, “Revulsion,” which referenced political conflict in El Salvador, resulted in anonymous death threats on his life. Again, he was forced to leave the country and fled to various locations throughout Central America. “Every place has its own beauties and problems and I have been in all of these places in different periods of my life,” Moya said. Eventually he was accepted into a program in Frankfurt, Germany, called City of Refuge. City of Refuge is almost identical to the program that Moya is currently participating in, called City of Asylum, in Pittsburgh, Pa. This two-year program is meant to support exiled and refugee writers, like Moya, by housing them, keeping them safe and promoting their written works. Although he admitted that spending all of his
time writing is often “boring,” he said, “That’s what I do and when I don’t write, I read.” Aside from the program, however, he teaches classes in creative writing and Spanish language literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Moya said, “When you are in this program you’re not supposed to come to teach, you’re supposed to come to write and to try to adapt your life to the new country in which you are and the situations you are facing.” His time at City of Asylum will end shortly, but he plans to stay in the United States and possibly teach at other universities. “I feel safer just because here [in the U.S.] law really matters and that makes a big difference. In our countries [referring to many Central American nations], law almost doesn’t matter,” Moya said. Although Moya no longer receives threats on his life and feels safer when he is here, he said, “It’s all the time thinking that nothing is stable forever and that death is just very close to you. It can touch you any moment.”
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Moya explains to students how he established himself as a wellknown author and the hardships he struggled with throughout his career.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Bernie McGrenahan uses humor to educate charles bush staff writer
firstname.lastname@example.org Jay Leno, Matchbox 20 and Tony Danza are just a few people whom comedian Bernie McGrenahan performs with on a nightly bases. McGrenahan brought his comedy tour to Cabrini on Monday, Nov. 3. Talking about Paris Hilton, Facebook, R Kelly, Lindsay Lohan, roommate conflicts and dorm rooms were a few topics of his proformance. “I’m sweating like Paris Hilton doing a crossword puzzle!” McGrenahan said, “College women are so neat they always do laundry separating the colors, while men don’t do laundry until it’s absolutely necessary and we separate our cloths into two piles: dirty and dirty but still wearable,” McGrenahan said. However, McGrenahan didn’t just poke fun at celebrities and college life all night. McGrenahan spoke of how he was a straight A student all his life leading up to high school, when he started hanging out with the wrong crowd. He then got into drinking and drugs. As his high school career went on, his grades began to decline each year causing him to finish high school with a D average. He said he was too hung over to fo-
cus in school and even sometimes his hang over would prevent him from attending classes that day at all. McGrenahan then went on to talk about how he got a scholarship to a small college for baseball. But his drinking problem continued and he got three consecutive DUIs’ during his first three years of college, leading him to drop out and move back in with his family. However, McGrenahan didn’t stop his drinking problem, but continued to bring his younger high school brother into his alcoholic world. His brother was the star of the high school basketball team and a good student. But when McGrenahan saw his brother beginning to miss class, not perform on the court and get poor grades due to alcohol and drugs, McGrenahan then decided to be a good older brother and talk to him. “You need to stop all this. It isn’t good for you. You have a problem,” McGrenahan said. He said his brother then replied, “I’m not the one with the problem you have the problem.” These were the last words McGrenahan would ever hear from his brother. McGrenahan got bad news later that night when he came home from a bar after trying to drink off the argument he and his brother had earlier.
“There were cop cars and ambulances outside my house when my little sister ran out and hugged me in tears to tell me that my brother shot himself, taking his own life,” McGrenahan said. McGrenahan then made a vow to change his life and decided to go turn himself in to the police for a court date that he missed months earlier and served his six month sentence in prison. All that McGrenahan talked about was a serious matter letting the students and faculty in the crowd know that, “I’m not saying don’t drink. I’m saying do it safely and know when you have a problem to get help,” McGrenahan said. But McGrenahan kept the jokes coming all night, even during the serious times of his performance. Making sure all the students and faculty in attendence understood his message of, “I didn’t want to stand up here and lecture you guys on why not to drink or pull up a power point and bore you to death on how drinking will kill you like some old guy, unless you want him because he’s in the parking lot. I just wanted you guys to have a good time, share some laughs and know drinking is OK for some people if they can control it and do it responsibly, but for the ones that can’t make sure you seek help before it’s too late,” McGrenahan said.
Bernie McGrenahan brought his unique comedy to Cabrini on Nov. 3. McGrenahan has performed with the likes of Jay Leno and Matchbox 20 in the past.
King of Prussia mall brings Philly fashion erin nollen staff writer
The King of Prussia mall is hosting it’s Philly Fashion event until Nov. 30th. The event is a contest for designers to put together an outfit with items that can be found in the mall.
When thinking about what to wear and what to buy, do you just buy the cheapest clothes or buy things because you need them? Or do you take pride in what you wear and put a lot of thought into it? A lot of people are different, but for those who love fashion, Philadelphia is a great place to display your taste. The King of Prussia mall is the east coast’s premier shopping destination and it is currently hosting a “What’s your look? My style” contest. On Oct. 13, the mall introduced this contest to debut Philly’s fashion sense. Contestants will have the opportunity to display their own personal style by creating an outfit from pieces found from any stores in The King of Prussia mall. For this 2008 fall season; the hottest trends are abstract and colorful dresses, skirts and pants, light sneakers with colorful laces, oversized bags and different accessories put together according to styleandbefamous.blogspot. com. “My style is pretty simple, I like to wear solids and sometimes patterns or stripes, but I doubt I’d enter anything like that since I am not very creative or daring
like other trend-setters,” Lauren Iannece, senior history secondary education major, said. Girls aren’t the only ones with their own taste these days. “I think shoes make the outfit, so I have a lot of shoes. I don’t wear too many stripes. I wear just solid colors, and really no graphic tees or stuff like that. My style’s just simple, a pair of jeans, a good pair of shoes, a t-shirt and a hoodie,” Ryan Barrett, senior exercise science major, said. If you still want to enter this contest, don’t worry, you still have time. Contestants have until Sunday, Nov. 30, to upload a look. You also will still have a chance to vote for your favorite looks. Even if you’re not interested in participating in this contest, you can still go online and vote for a favorite look, comment on it and send it to a friend. You will get a chance to look at all the candidate’s outfits and get an idea of different trends out there. If you happen to do a great job and become one of the 20 finalist there will be a fashion event at The King of Prussia Mall on Thursday, Dec. 4. A fashion show will be put on to display the hottest looks. The top 10 men will be chosen as well as the top-ten women. If you impress the judges you could win $1,500, $1,000 or $500 in King of Prussia gift cards, a
nice present before the holidays. The winners will also be featured on KingofPrussiaStyle.com, KingofPrussiaMall.com and in EStyle, King of Prussia’s fashion newsletter. This is your opportunity to get out there and display your fashion sense. It could be a preppy style, bohemian or punk it’s your choice and your style. This is your chance to exhibit what you wear and show your artist side or it’s a chance for those non-fashionable people to learn something and discover their own style.
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Judges Jason Pollock, Katie Pidge Decker and John Poveromo pose with queen of Funny Fest Sarah Frazier during her acceptance speech on Nov. 7.
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Billy Bacovin delights the audience with Cabrini jokes.
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Jake Verterano hits his signature “glamazon” pose.
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Mike Balka shows his comedic side during his act.
Comedians crack up Cabrini
Professional and hopeful stand-up comedians participate in Funny Fest kerry english staff writer
Students gathered in Jazzman’s on Friday, Nov. 7, and watched as contest winner Sarah Frazier and three other students competed before friends, peers and a professional comedic panel of judges in Cabrini’s stand-up comedian competition Funny Fest. Junior Jake “the glamazon” Verterano, senior Billy Bacovin and junior Sarah Frazier all took the stage with high hopes of winning the competition. Senior Mike Balka was a late entry but performed with the rest of the contestants. Hosted by James “The Wingman” Holeva, brother of event organizer and Cabrini student Jessie Holeva, the night was meant to showcase talent and give the au-
dience something to laugh about. Professional comedians Jason Pollock, Katie Pidge Decker and John Poveromo were on hand to judge the competitors on originality, delivery, stage presence and most importantly, their ability to make the judges and audience laugh. They gave each comedian a critique at the conclusion of their performance highlighting their positive and negative moments. “I’m in the mood for a laugh,” Jeremy Ukranski, junior accounting major, said. “Jake is performing so it’s got to be good.” Marc Zubricky, senior computer science major, believed his roommate Bacovin had a good shot at winning. “I saw he was practicing all week so hopefully it will be good.” Hearing her friends say “you have to sign up or else” was all
the convincing Sarah Frazier, junior psychology major, needed to enter the contest. Besides performing herself, Frazier was also looking forward to seeing what the other competitors were going to bring to the table. Bacovin was the first of the evening to take the stage. The majority of his jokes poked fun at Cabrini as well as real-life situations. Joking about the ghost town Cabrini tends to turn into on the weekend and the showdown between places to eat in was humor everyone could relate to. While they did advise Bacovin to work on his transitions, all of the judges seemed to be pleased with his performance. “You have a really great stage presence,” Pollock said. Balka took to the stage second hoping to win the crowd over with his unprepared act. Balka
decided last minute he was going to perform. The overall criticism for Balka was if you want to do comedy, you have to have something prepared. “I do think you have a sense of comedy and if you work on it you could do real well,” Decker said. Frazier might have been on third but she was the first and only female performer of the night. Taking the approach of making fun of herself and opening up about her family was what ultimately won her the competition. “You took very personal issues about your family and made it funny,” Povermo said about Frazier’s performance. Decker spoke to Frazier about the obstacles that come with being a female in the comedic world. “It’s going to be hard being a woman and doing stand-up, but
definitely, definitely go for it.” “For those of you that don’t recognize me because I’m wearing clothes, I’m Jake Verterano,” was Verterano’s opening line for his performance. Being the closing act of the night, he knew he had to hit the judges with everything he had. Verterano joked about his fat friend’s eating habits and his lifestyle, he was crowded by fans going into the event. Verterano had the whole room cracking up, by incorporating his love for pro-wrestling and referring to his mother as well as himself as a “glamazon,” “If you can make fun of yourself and your life it brings everybody in,” Decker said.
EVENTS: Nov. 13 - Nov. 19 Academic Symposium
The Black and White Gala
Health care and social justice: a time of alternative education highlighting issues of peace and justice.
From service to solidarity: new directions in Catholic higher education; a panel of featured presenters, faculty and students.
The Inauguration of Marie George, Ph.D. as the seventh president of the college.
Student Inaugural Gala for all students in honor of Dr. Marie George.
Thursday, Nov. 13 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 14 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15 Mansion at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Men’s, women’s swimming off to promising starts janene gibbons staff writter
The Cabrini men’s and women’s swim team dominated over King’s College and Notre Dame of Maryland this past Saturday, Nov. 8. The scores came in: Cabrini men over King’s men 132-114, Cabrini women over King’s women 86-23 and Cabrini women over The College of Notre Dame of Maryland women 99-23. This was the swim team’s first meet at home and overall third meet this year. “You need a strong desire to win because there are no breaks; you’re in and out of the pool and then it’s whoever gets to the wall first,” Bill Boylan, one of the men’s captains, said. Even before the Cavaliers were named the winners, excitement for this season, support and sportsmanship was clearly evident. “I am pumped for the season because we doubled the size of our [men’s] team and brought in a really strong class of freshmen,” Matt McGuriman, sophomore English major and one of the men’s captains, said. When he wasn’t in the pool competing, McGuriman and fellow teammates were on the sidelines cheering as loud as possible with the firm and ever persistent “GO GO GO.” Jennifer Manning, assistant coach of the team, is especially excited for the season because her little sister is on the team. She and her sister, transfer student Kate Manning, grew up swimming together at their summer swim club. The coach of Cabrini’s swim team, Michael Kernicky, has been Jennifer’s coach since she was 12 years old. She stated how much she admired her coach and the lessons swimming taught her like time
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Backstrokers prepare for an event during the meet this past Saturday, Nov. 8. The meet was held at the Nerney Fieldhouse and both men’s and women’s teams earned wins against King’s College and Notre Dame of Maryland. management but she said, “You don’t realize that as a kid.” She talked about the bond Cabrini’s team shares for one another, giving the example of how the team all chose to sing, the Star Spangled Banner for the meet instead of listening to a recording or just picking one or two people to sing. “College sports are hard. It’s like a bad breakup but if you can push someone through…,” she said. Andrea Carabello, junior elementary special education
major, mentioned earlier in the meet that when Cabrini won the first race that set the bar high. “I have won a few races so far but my times have not been as fast as I want them to be. My ideal time is 25.17,” Carabello said. “It’s not just about teaching them about swimming faster but teaching them life lessons and watching them grow as individuals,” Kernicky said. Kernicky also sang praises of the fact that this year’s swim team has a good chance of making it to the ECAC’s while throwing out
some names of the swimmers he thought could qualify such as Boylan, Manning and Carabello. “We have the best team this year because every year the team gets better. This team is better than the year before and last years team’s was better than the year before that,” Kernicky said. Carolyn Teliszewski, mother of swimmer Kyle Teliszewski, said that although her son has been swimming since his freshman year of high school he has really improved in the past two years. Teliszewski went on to his
best-yet college score during the meet. Teliszewski talked about the opportunities the swim team was provided such as a trip to train somewhere exotic over Christmas break. This year the team is heading to Key West for 10 days. “It’s not a vacation; they practice every morning at 5 a.m. but it’s nice,” Teliszewski said. The Cabrini men and women swim team has a meet every Saturday until after finals.
Graham a defensive anchor to championship team jill fries staff writer
John Graham, senior business administration major and member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference 2008 men’s soccer championship team, hopes to end his senior season as a National College Athletic Association tournament champion. Graham, from Turnersville, N.J., has played soccer since the age of four and looked up to his brother throughout his life. “He is an incredible role model and always has the perfect answers. He’s also the funniest man I know,” Graham said of his brother.
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Graham has been at Cabrini for five years, one year redshirting due to an injury during pre-season last year.
“His success this season is a testament to his hard work in the off season,” Robert Dallas, men’s soccer assistant coach, said. “Not only has he bounced back from his injury but he is probably in the best shape of his life as a result of his determination.” Dallas was in touch with Graham over the summer and admired his will to constantly push himself. “It was hard for him to sit by and watch last season knowing he should have been a part of one of the best defenses in the country,” Dallas said. “Yet here he is now, leading this young defense to one of the program’s best seasons ever.” It was just this year, against
Widener University, when Graham scored his first college goal. “One of my favorite memories was my freshman year when we walked over to Eastern five minutes before game time and beat them,” Graham said. Not only has the men’s soccer team accomplished their goal of being the top in their conference, they are now CSAC champions and will enter into the NCAA tournament. “John Graham has been a tremendous player on defense for us this year and is one of the main reason we were undefeated during the regular season,” Glen Jaskelewicz, men’s soccer head coach, said. “From the time that I met
John when he was a sophomore to now, he has grown so much, not only as a player but as a young man as well,” Dallas said. Passion and determination are what earned Graham his first and senior year accolades as a Cabrini soccer player. “He has just been voted first team all-conference this year and also received our CSAC Sportsmanship Award as well. He has been a tremendous captain for us throughout the year,” Jaskelewicz said. “There is a certain tenacity in Graham that you don’t get in just anybody. He has been a lot of fun to coach and even more fun to watch. We will miss him next year,” Dallas said.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
‘Pilates for Pink’ raises breast cancer awareness megan kutulis
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Cabrini students take part in “Pilates for Pink” to spread awareness about breast cancer. This was Cabrini’s first year hosting the event and they raised over $200.
Breast Cancer Awareness month came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 26, when students and athletes grabbed their exercise mats and headed to the Dixon Center. In conjunction with FITnWELL Studios and Shape Magazine, Cabrini hosted a “Pilates for Pink” event to benefit breast cancer research. “Pilates for Pink,” one of Shape Magazine’s most lucrative fundraisers, is in its third year. The event, which teams up with gyms and workout studios nationwide, earned over $100,000 for breast cancer research in 2007 alone. Although this was only Cabrini’s first year hosting the event, “Pilates for Pink” earned over $200 from Cabrini students and the local community. Upon arrival, participants made a donation of $5 or more to the cause and entered for the chance to win free workout gear from Lucy, a local women’s workout gear store. Students also passed out “Pilates for Pink” t-shirts to the first 50 participants. Cabrini athletic teams were in attendance of the event but it was open to anyone. The women’s volleyball and softball teams joined in the workout and helped staff the event. FITnWELL, a Wayne-based workout studio, was Shape’s local
sponsor for the event. The class was taught by a FITnWELL employee and Pilates instructor and demonstrated by a faithful class member. As students tried their best to twist and turn themselves to match their demonstrator, Lucy passed out free water bottles, spa coupons and socks. Besides all the free goodies, senior elementary, special and early childhood education major Jessica Jaxel deemed the event a success. “I think the event went really well. Since my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, I really like to see Cabrini taking such great strides towards promoting breast cancer awareness. It was a really good atmosphere … it was nice to see everybody coming out for such a good cause,” Jaxel said. Cabrini’s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month was evident on campus. Pink bows tied around the Founder’s lamp posts and free Health and Wellness stickers were daily reminders of a sickness that has affected most students, like Jaxel, personally. Although Cabrini has not committed to another “Pilates for Pink” event, there is a no doubt that if there is, students will come. To continue to benefit breast cancer research until then, students can visit komen.org, the Susan G. Komen Web site, where they can find a list of upcoming events in any area.
This week in sports
gillian davis staff writer
Phillies’ Moyer and Burrell file for free agency On Thursday, Nov. 6, Jamie Moyer and Pat Burrell filed for free agency. The only player who has not yet filed is Scott Eyre. The Phillies, however, have time to discuss their own free agents’ rights until Nov. 13. Moyer has been with the Phillies since August 2006. The Phillies plan to keep their eye on Moyer and hold on to him. It is not so true of Burrell. Since Burrell is 32 and over the past four seasons only averaged 31 homeruns and 99 RBIs, the Phillies may be willing to give up $13,250,000 salary.
Thursday, Nov. 13
Ex-Raider joins the Redskins
Saturday, Nov. 15
DeAngelo Hall, former cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, decided on Friday, Nov. 7, to join the Washington Redskins. Hall agreed to a one-year deal with the Redskins and also received a deal worth $492,000 for the remainder of the season. Other teams were desperately trying to recruit Hall as well, such as the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints. According to his statistics, Hall was beaten 40 times for 552 yards on 66 passes thrown his way during his eight games in Oakland. Hall will not make an appearance with the Redskins until Nov. 16, when they play the Dallas Cowboys.
Marbury: not in high school any more Stephen Marbury, Knicks guard, decided to not play a few games with his alma mater Abraham Lincoln High School. Originally, Marbury planned on playing with his former teammates as a way to keep in shape while on the bench for the Knicks. Marbury said his choice not to play was based on his talk with Players’ Association when they told him it was not a great idea. He has not played in any of the games this season and is not expected to play in the game against the Washington Wizards on Friday, Nov. 7. Marbury still plans to be observer of many of his high school’s basketball games.
No games Friday, Nov. 14 No games
Swimming @ Lebanon Valley College @ 1 p.m. Men’s Soccer @ Hobart College @ 11 a.m. (NCAA Tournament) Cross Country @ NCAA Regional’s - Waynesburg, Pa. - TBA Sunday, Nov. 16 Men’s basketball vs. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy @ Palestra @ 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 No games Tuesday, Nov. 18 No games Wednesday, Nov. 19 Men’s basketball home vs. University of Scranton @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
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Maura Gordon drives the ball up the field while members of the team look on in the last few minutes of the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship, played on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Cavaliers went on to lose the game by a score of 3-0 at the hands of Neumann College.
Seasons end in championship losses Field hockey falters in finals Volleyball drops amanda carson
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Cabrini College’s field hockey team suffered a 3-0 defeat Saturday, Nov. 8, losing the Colonial States Athletic Conference title to Neumann College, at the Edith Robb Dixon Field. Proceeding the game, the team received a plaque honoring their placement of second within the CSAC. Despite the loss, the team’s reception of the plaque signified the end of a commendable and strong season. “They have all progressed and played as a team so well. They are all good players,” Beth Ewan, mother of freshman midfielder Samantha Ewan, said. A slow start described the first half of the game, as neither team scored. Cabrini’s crowd of fans maintained a heightened spirit, however, as cowbells were rung and “we want a goal” was shouted. Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Donahue kicked and slid to catch the ball in efforts to keep Neumann from scoring. Donahue’s blocks were part of a collaborative team effort to maintain a final first half score of 0-0. As the second half opened and developed, Neumann senior forward Rachael DiCicco scored with merely 20 minutes left in the half. Neumann continued to gain an advantage as another goal was made with about 15 minutes left. A final goal was scored, securing their win, with a little less than three minutes on the clock. “I thought we played well. It just wasn’t our day. There is always next year,” Amanda
Costa, sophomore occupational therapy major, said of the team’s game performance. Immediately following the game, the CSAC award ceremony began. It was during the ceremony that tears welled in many of the player’s eyes over a realization that their 2008 fall season had ended. The overall season and both personal and team achievements were reflected by some of the players. “It was the most amazing
experience. The girls became my second family,” Allie Rodillico, sophomore communication major, said of their season. Cabrini’s field hockey team had much to celebrate Saturday, as their overall record was 16 wins and five losses. Their loss Saturday was only the first out of a 13-game winning streak. With the close of the season, many of the girls have recognized that they had a memorable one. Anticipation is lingering, however, for 2009.
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Stephanie Campanaro outruns a Neumann defender during their loss in the championship game on Saturday, Nov. 8.
heartbreaker to rival Neumann brittany mcleod copy editor
The Cabrini women’s volleyball team suffered a heart -wrenching loss on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Neumann College in the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship. This season not only marked the first time the women went to the conference final in program history but it was also a program- record 20- win season. The third-seeded lady Cavaliers first met the Knights back on Oct. 8 and lost a lengthy five-game series. “Our biggest win of the season came against DeSales University, a team that made it to the National College Athletic Association tournament this year,” Kate Conahan, junior exercise science major, said. “We should have beat Neumann, since they lost to DeSales. We just seem to have a mental block when it comes to playing them.” As they managed to gain a victory against Philadelphia Biblical University on Nov. 6 and advance to the finals, the women looked ahead to a tough Neumann squad who aimed to defend their title. As they made their way into the small and tightly packed gym, the lady Cavs expected a loud and unruly crowd to badger them throughout the entire match. Neumann jumped out to a 2-0 lead after wins of 25-22 and 25-23 in the opening sets.
Cabrini bounced back to win the third set 25-23 and refused to give up. Freshman Alexis Doss led the attack in game three, registering six kills on 10 attempts with zero errors. However, no matter how hard Cabrini tried to push for a fifth set, Neumann closed out the match with a dramatic 25-23 victory in the fourth to win their second straight championship. “The 3-1 set score doesn’t show it, but we really only lost by seven points,” Conahan said. “It sucked. I felt terrible for our seniors, I know they wanted to win this more than anything.” Junior Lizzie Williams posted her seventh doubledouble of the season with an outstanding 40 assists and 10 digs in the loss. Senior Lindsay Martin and junior Traci Beltz each tallied 10 kills. On the defensive side, senior Danielle Finnigan had 15 digs, while senior Michelle Mola recorded 20, a team high. Even as their hearts were broken, the Lady Cavs weren’t ready to end their season. The team managed to be seeded fourth in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region Tournament. “I knew I wasn’t ready for this to end,” senior middle hitter Kaitlyn Fetterman said. “I want so badly for this team to win a title.”
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
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Coach Glen Jaskalwitz and the men’s soccer team gather around the plaque declaring them conference champions. The Cavaliers were victorious in the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship against Neumann College on Saturday, Nov. 8 by a score of 2-0. The win earned them a birth in the National College Athlete Association tournament.
Men’s soccer captures CSAC crown nicole duggan staff writer
The Cabrini men’s soccer team captured its first conference title in nine years when they defeated Neumann College this past Saturday, Nov. 8. The Cavaliers defeated the Knights 2-0 which brings them to an overall record of 15-3-2. The Cavs had earned the right to a home championship game by receiving the number one seed for the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) playoffs. Neumann had received the No. 3 seed. Cabrini came out on fire in the first half and scored their first goal less than a minute into the game. Senior forward Mike McDevitt took a long throw-in across Neumann’s 18-yard box and found junior midfielder Evan Hanauer. Hanauer managed to get his head on the ball and directed it to junior forward Justin McCall who drove the ball into the back of the net. This brings McCall’s goal total for the season to 11. The two teams battled another 30 minutes until the Cavs struck again. This time, sophomore back Troy Allen took a direct kick and
crossed the ball to McDevitt who headed the ball into goal for his twelfth of the season. In the second half, Neumann fought to try to get back in the game. Junior goalie Bryan Johnson earned the game’s most valuable player by keeping the shutout for the Cavs and holding Neumann scoreless for the rest of the game. Although Cabrini did win 2-0, it was a battle the entire 90 minutes. A total of five yellow cards were given out to players on both teams and numerous fouls were called. “I was relieved when it was over because we knew we were supposed to win,” Jason Moran, junior communication major, said. “We played really hard and all of our restarts were good.” “It felt great to win,” Colin Hinkelmon, senior elementary education major, said. “It was a great way to start the conclusion of my senior year.” Because the Cavaliers won the conference title, they were given an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. They will travel to Geneva, N.Y. where they will play Hobart College, ranked fourth nationally, on their home turf, Saturday, Nov. 15. Game time is set for 11 a.m. The other pair in the bracket is Misericordia College and
Cortland State, who will play at 1:30 p.m. The winners will play each other in the second round on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Cavs are anxious and eager to have the chance to
continue their season and fight for a national title. “We are huge underdogs. They are fourth in the nation and are undefeated. We know we have a chance to beat them, we have nothing to lose,” Moran said.
“We are expecting to do well and to win,” Hinkelmon said. “We aren’t traveling five hours to come home in a day; we are traveling five hours to come home with two wins.”
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The team stands together after winning the championship, eagerly awaiting the ceremony that followed.