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Search continues to find the next V.P., Provost amanda carson news editor

The national search for Cabrini’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs has been extended. An agreement could not be reached between the college and its first choice for the position. Dr. Marie A. George, Cabrini College President, made the announcement to the community on Thursday, Feb. 4, and said that a new pool of candidates should be expected within 10 days. Allen Koenig, senior consultant at the firm R.H. Perry & Associates, will present Cabrini with new applicants who will then face preliminary interviews by the search committee. “Once we receive them [applicants’ resumes] we will select those with the strongest potential to visit the campus for a college-wide interview process,” Dr. Christine Lysionek, vice president for student development and chair of the search committee, said. Following the campus-wide interviews the search committee will consider both personal and community feedback in order to make a recommendation to George. Ultimately, George will make the final decision.


Cabrini’s radio station hosts 24-hour fundraiser for Haiti Through donations and events on campus, students raised over $2,100 for Catholic Relief Services.

I continue to make sure there is continuity in the work before me

and I make sure whoever is permanently appointed is

successful in that role.

According to the Executive Search Profile the next provost and vice president for academic affairs will be faced with the task of building “on a solid foundations of accomplishments over the past 10 years,” made by Dr. Jonnie Guerra. Guerra resigned from the position at the end of the last academic year. He or she will also need to complete the process of implementing the new core curriculum “Justice Matters.” Dr. Thomas Mann has been serving as the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs during this year of national search. Mann began his interim role in July 2009. Mann said that the candidate appointed to the position would need to “work closely with faculty, staff and fellow administrators to ensure the quality of educational programs and ensure services are advancing the educational mission of the school.” This educational mission includes making sure graduating Cabrini students are liberally educated, involved with and care for society and ready to advance in both their personal and professional life.





Where did the proceeds go?

What events were hosted on campus?

All the proceeds from WYBF’s fundraisers went directly to Catholic Relief Services where it will be used to assist Haiti. Cabrini has a partnership with CRS.

“Steaming Hope for Haiti,” was a live 24-hour broadcasting event. Starting at 8 a.m. Monday morning, events continued until Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

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  Over the past few years Cabrini has seen many changes in academics and administration. Last year we welcomed Dr. George as our seventh president and saw our core curriculum become re-energized by establishing the Justice Matters initiative.   The college is still transitioning into a new phase as it searches for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. The national search began this past fall and was narrowed down to four candidates.   Unfortunately two dropped out of the race, one pursuing another school and the other dealing with a personal circumstance. This left us with two candidates, but the college was unable to conclude the search successfully. The national search will now continue, as the committee will begin interviewing a new pool of prospects.   The provost, who is the college’s chief academic officer and second in command to the president, has many duties once they take office. They are responsible for the undergraduate and graduate curriculum and academic programs, overseeing the evaluation of personnel and assessment of programs ensuring their levels of quality, anticipating future developments and their impact on the institution and advancing the strategic plan of the college and all relevant academic priorities.   Whoever takes over as the new provost at Cabrini will face many challenges. The new provost will have to establish a firm ground for the “Justice Matters” curriculum, improve the retention rate and determine new graduate programs among many other tasks.   The “Justice Matters” program will have to be monitored closely by the new provost to make sure that it is effective. He/she will have to iron out any kinks and make sure that any problems that arise are fixed and do not hurt the program in the long run while anticipating what its future will look like.   Retention is one of the greatest challenges that the new provost will have to deal with as soon as they get to campus. It’s no secret that we have one of the lowest retention rates in the region and that we need to figure out ways to get these numbers up. The progress and effectiveness of the new provost will be measured in how these percentages change in the next few academic years.   Another challenge on the new provost’s agenda will be establishing new graduate programs. The grad program needs to be expanded and revaluated within the next year.   Though this is a daunting time for the administration it is also an exciting time to be part of the Cabrini community. It will be interesting to see the institution grow and develop into its full potential. As students we will always be able to say that we attended Cabrini in its transition into the new age of college education.



    When Haiti was hit with tragedy the Cabrini community knew that something had to be done. In just a few days after the earthquakes many events were organized around campus to help raise money for relief efforts. The day for Haiti resulted in over $2,100 raised, which was donated directly to Catholic Relief Services.   This really shows the true colors of Cabrini students and represents who we are as a community. The passion and care for people that many students here possess is unmatched with many of our peers. The education that we are receiving has instilled many great values in all of us and will benefit us when we enter the world outside of Cabrini.   The Loquitur editorial staff would like to thank everyone who helped organize and participate in events and donate money to the cause. Keep Haiti on your minds and keep giving.  

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‘Slave Narratives’ performance celebrates Black History Month jamie santoro

asst. perspectives editor

Black History Month was kicked off with a performance of “Slave Narratives Revisited; A Celebration of Freedom.” The play, written by E. Shockley and starring Shockley and Lary Moten, was performed at the Centre Theater in Norristown. The show jumps through time to show small vignettes of slavery in many forms in many time periods. Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and speaker, is quoted in the program saying, “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” This sets the tone for the show which shows classic images of slavery in Civil War era America, but also more unconventional ideas of slavery. For example, one character with a large part in the play was Mordechai Vanunu. Vanunu is a former Israeli nuclear technician who opposed the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He leaked some nuclear secrets the British press in 1986 and was

kidnapped and imprisoned for 18 years by the Israeli government. His slavery came not only in the form of his imprisonment, but the consequences he faces for doing what is right in his mind. The play calls him a “prisoner of conscience.” These different views on slavery gave the show a broad scope of ideas but also muddle it down a bit. The program becomes an essential guide on this journey. It’s the only real footing there is on where and when any given scene is taking place. Some scenes and settings would pop up several times through out the course of the play while other were one timers and could get lost in the shuffle of things. “The play was a lot to take in but really made me appreciate my history and the history of my country,” Alyssa Ciccone, sophomore special education major, said. “Also it’s fun to get out and experience what culture this area has to offer.” This culture takes the form of the Centre Theater in Norristown. On the top floor of an unassuming building lies a theater in possibly the last town one may expect to

find one. John Doyle, the artistic director of the Centre Theater, said the theater’s purpose is to take shows with legs and give them an encore. This show specifically, part of the Independent Voices Festival, is not for everyone. In order to give the message of freedom the focus, the stage is bare except for a few minor props and set pieces. The two actors dive in to a seemingly empty pool with vigor and life and play every character with no more or less fervor than the last. They create something from nothing. At the core of this play is a message that is different for everyone. It is different depending on your background or your race. No matter what the message is we all have something to gain from it. “Slavery is something that happened and is still happening, especially when it comes to American history,” Danielle Mclaughlin, sophomore communication major, said. “While it might be a rough topic to talk about there are things we can learn. We need to be humble and accept our failures.”

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Provost search continues PROVOST, Page 1

successful in that role,” Mann said.

The candidate will also need to work in cooperative manner with the entire faculty and staff in an effort to uphold the college’s “shared governance.” Mann will complete his role in July 2010 when the new provost and vice president takes over. “I continue to make sure there is continuity in the work before me and I make sure whoever is permanently appointed is


Kenneth J. Porada (left) and Joseph H. Dreisbach (right) originally were the final two candidates in the search. Cabrini could not come to an agreement, however, with its initial choice.

In charge of undergraduate and graduate curriculum and academic programs. Manages budgets within Academic Affairs. Makes sure there is appropriate staffing, evaluates the positions. Reports to president. DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA


Diversity department encourages personal expression alyssa mentzer

asst. news editor

The Cabrini Diversity department held an event on campus encouraging students to express themselves through poems, stories, music, stand-up comedy or the spoken word. The event, “Free Expressions,” was held on campus in Grace Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Melissa Waters, director of student diversity, was in charge of the event and kept guests mingling throughout the night. “Initially this event started as kind of an open opportunity

for students to meet other students. This year and this semester we decided to really focus on that performance piece so that if people have a skill, they have an opportunity to be a part of something and show off that skill,” Waters said. There are three groups within the Cabrini student diversity department. They include Sanctuary (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender), La Raza (hispanic group) and the black student union (BSU). “What we try to do on campus is give students of these backgrounds a chance to express themselves and organize events

like dances, discussions and raise awareness on campus. We also try to reach all students on campus so that we can expand beyond these three groups to all types of diverse students on campus,” Felicia Melvin, sophomore communication major and student diversity leader, said. Guests, including Brother Dominic Wetzel, Sapphira Griffin and Sarah Frazier, gave performances from stand-up comedy to more serious spoken words. “There’s a lot of people on campus who are very talented and they don’t really have an outlet for it. There’s no place for the spoken word or just for people

that have something to say. This is laid back, there’s not really a competition, it’s mellow,” Sarah Frazier, senior psychology major and student diversity leader, said. The student diversity department holds meetings every second and fourth Wednesday of each month to openly discuss topics on students’ minds. The department also hosts events such as “Speaker Spotlight” and “RAW.” “Speaker Spotlight” is a lecture from a speaker about a diversity topic. “RAW” is an event where students come together to discuss different topics important to them like interracial dating.



Cabrini’s diversity department hosted a campus event “Free Expressions.” Students who attended were encouraged to express themselves through a variety of means such as poem, stories and music.

The night was filled with great food, music, performances and new friendships. Everyone got the chance to mingle with new groups of people and enjoy other students’ talents. “Every student here is different. Diversity in my mind is not just about ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. We all have individual gifts that make us different from other people, so we need an opportunity to celebrate the fact that we can all learn things, we can all focus on social justice issues, but at the end of the day we’re all different and that’s great,” Waters said.

Brother Dominic Wetzel, Sapphira Griffin and Sarah Frazier were all featured guests at “Free Expressions.” Above is Dr. Melissa Waters.



THIS } {WEEK Thursday, Feb. 11

Go Red for Heart Health will be held in the Marketplace from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The Active Minds Meeting will be held to advocate mental health awareness on campus. The meeting will start at 3:15 p.m in the Counseling office. A Valentine’s Day bake sale, sponsored by CAEYC, will be in Founder’s Lobby from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12 A Valentine’s Day bake sale, sponsored by CAEYC, will be in Founder’s lobby from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The 6th Annual St. Jude’s Benefit Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mansion. All proceeds will go straight to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $25 for Cabrini students and $50 for guests. To purchase tickets contact Joan Kleckner at

Saturday, Feb. 13

“New Moon movie night,” hosted by CAP Board, will be held in the Widener Lecture Hall at 9 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a photo keychain made of themselves.

Monday, Feb. 15 President’s Day!

The Monday Mile will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Marketplace. Contact Jess Huda at 610-902-8318 for more information. Purchase $2 SEPTA passes from the SEaL office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Internship Fair for the Arts will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Harman Center for the Arts, 516 Eighth St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cabrini students are invited to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 Mardi Gras!

Deal or No Deal, based on the hit TV show. CAP Board will host the event in the Widener Lecture Hall at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday Mass will celebrate the beginning of Lent. Times are 8:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. WWW Speaker Spotlight will feature Cabrini’s own Dr. William R. Geary, department of sociology. It will be held in the Mansion dining room from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010


Global - National - Regional - Campus


NATION & WORLD China uses renewable resources In the fight to make the world greener, China has started to become a world leader in using renewable resources. China has become one of the world’s largest builders of wind turbines, competing with Germany, Denmark, Spain and the United States. The manufacturing of the wind turbines, along with solar panels and more efficient coal power planets and nuclear generators, has benefited the economy by increasing the amount of jobs available by about 1.12 million. By 2020 China is expected to have about eight percent of the country’s electricity generated by wind turbines.

U.S. budget deficit to increase In 2010, an 11 percent deficit for the U.S. budget is anticipated. With the country’s deficit increasing, even with Obama’s hope for it to be stable in the next 10 years, the “world power” status is likely to change. The United States is being funded by China, and China questions the American budget. With the past administration creating a huge budget, Obama now deals with the deficit; getting out may depend on “whether a reform will be put in place that can rebuild a functional financial system,” Professor James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas said.

REGION & CAMPUS Relay for Life meetings scheduled Relay for Life meetings for the team captains have been scheduled. Relay for Life is an overnight event, which celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and remembers loved ones. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be held on March 20-21 from 3 p.m. until 9 a.m. in the Dixon Center. The team captain meeting dates are as follows: Feb. 16, March 2 and March 16 at 9:30 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Library’s basement lounge. For more information contact Katie Keller at 610-902-8122 or at CabriniRelay@

Washington Center Rep. to visit campus Ms. Stephanie Aromando, a representative from The Washington Center, will be on campus on Tuesday, Feb. 23 to discuss the Center’s program. The Washington Center serves as a clearing house for internships with the U.S. government and other institutions such as CNN. Students spend an entire semester in Washington working in an internship, taking class and participating in a scheduled program of activities. This program is open to all majors and provides internship


Military resumes airlift from Haiti to Florida The U.S. military early last week has resumed airlift of severely injured Haitians to Florida hospitals. Before the suspension, the U.S military was airlifting hundreds of Haitians to the hospitals. Florida was taking in the majority of the injured and becoming overwhelmed with patients. The reasons the airlifts were halted was because more Haitians were arriving than could be handled. There is an effort to create “a world-class trauma hospital” just outside the Port-au-Prince airport.

Americans arrested for trafficking

Unemployment rate drops

Ten Americans were imprisoned in Haiti for attemptive trafficking of 33 children to the Dominican Republic. Primarily coming from two Baptist churches in Idaho, they claimed that the children were all orphans. The Americans await trial with the Haitian government.

There was a sign of recovery when the government reported that last month the unemployment rate dropped from 10 percent to 9.7 percent. Though a small change it brings hope that the recession is beginning to end.

opportunities for the fall, spring and summer semesters. The Washington Center information session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Iadarola Lecture Hall from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. All students and faculty members interested in this program are encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Dr. James Hedtke at ext. 8336 or You can also visit the Washington Center’s Web site at

College to host ‘Speed Career Networking’ Cabrini College will host a “Speed Career Networking” event and reception on March 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Mansion. The event will give alumni and students a chance to personally interact one-on-one ,assist them with major/career exploration, job shadowing and internship/externship experiences. Students will move among stations within divided sections and spend a short amount of time within their area of interests. A more informal networking reception will follow. Students interested in attending the event should contact Noel Kirkner at nkirkner@ no later than Friday, March 5.

Rendell delivers final budget address Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell delivered his final budget address on Tuesday, Feb. 9, just one month after finishing last year’s budget. Rendell has been faced with pressure to increase spending, but has had trouble as

WRITER: Lauren Sliva/Asst. Web Editor LBS42@CABRINI.EDU Pennsylvania works to comeback from the recession. There has been a continual debate over whether Rendell will be able to meet this year’s June 30 budget deadline. Since taking office in June 2003, Rendell has been unable to meet this deadline.

Cabrini commerical to air on NBC10 Cabrini’s newest 30-second commercial can be viewed on The commercial will be aired during Olympic programming on NBC10. It will also be shown during primetime programs such as “The Office” and “30 Rock.” Other videos are available at www.



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The Burn feels confident in giving proceeds to CRS eric gibble

asst. news editor

89.1 WYBF-FM “The Burn,” Cabrini’s radio station, made their presence known on campus during the 24-hour event to raise money for Haiti on Feb. 1. By the end of the broadcast, over $2,100 had been raised that would go directly to Catholic Relief Services. Cabrini is one of five institutions that hold a partnership with CRS. However, the reasons behind trusting this specific organization goes beyond this partnership. Quiana Volney, sophomore business administration major, played an active part in helping with the broadcast. She heads the “Cabrini Cares About Haiti” organization that formed in the

aftermath of the earthquake. “Haiti is where my parents are from and the culture’s very much a part of me,” Volney said. She also has complete trust that the donations will be utilized best through CRS. “CRS had already been doing things in Haiti. It’s a reliable organization. Even before the earthquake they already had a presence on the island,” Volney said. Dr. Mary Laver, director of international partnerships, also echoed the words of Volney. CRS has had a long-term relationship with the Haitian people because of their long-term commitment to bringing economic stability to the island. “Not only does CRS have this formal partnership with Cabrini but they’re rated as one of the best non-government organizations

because they faithfully use every dollar,” Laver said. CRS is renowned for its ability to raise large amounts of money in the aftermath of natural disasters

They’re (CRS) respected because of

their efficiency and


and its ability to effectively distribute the funds. “CRS only enters a country at their invitation. They’re respected because of their efficiency and knowledge as well as their

commitment to Haiti,” Laver said. Candice Harris, advocacy program officer at CRS, noted that their connections with the people allowed them to immediately provide relief to the people. “There are several things unique about the CRS response. We’ve been in Haiti for over 50 years. We have relationships and partnerships with the community,” Harris said. “Some organizations may not have all the connections and relationships to address the needs. Our ability to move quickly was essential. We have stations already on the island.” Many organizations are also unfamiliar with the people and face various obstacles that stand in the way of providing immediate aid. “The people on the ground

know their needs better than the international community,” Harris said. Harris personally feels confident in every dollar that goes to CRS. “I know 93 cents of every dollar donated is going right to the people,” Harris said. With some organizations the public has often been concerned with where the money is going and whether or not they can trust that their money will be accounted for. “CRS is so good with accountability. We’re thorough and careful with all the donations being made to Haiti. To me, that’s one of the shining points of CRS. People can trust that their money is being used effectively and efficiently,” Harris said.

Campus ministry social explains opportunities for student involvement noelle westfall staff writer

Cabrini College’s Campus Ministry opens up a wide variety of opportunities for students to grow in their relationships with themselves, others and God. Through service opportunities, retreats and immersion experiences, Campus Ministry’s mission has impacted many Cabrini students. “We do a lot,” Christa Angeloni, campus minister, said. “Throughout the school year is definitely when most of the programming is happening, but winter break we have the immersion trip to Ecuador, ‘Rostro de Cristo,’ which translates to ‘Face of Christ.’ The Appalachia immersion experience is over spring break. There is a trip to New York this spring break also.” Campus Ministry’s New York trip goes into the city and follows the footsteps of Mother Cabrini. Students visit the two different locations where there are immigrant services, nursing and rehabilitation centers. When students go on this trip, Angeloni explained, they can get to know all about the Cabrini mission. Students can also stay in the convent with the sisters and get to know them by asking them questions about all the work they do. There is also plenty of time to travel to sites in the “Big Apple” like Rockefeller Center and Times Square. While all of their retreats are popular, the one in highest demand is the SEARCH retreat, involving about 30 people. This

retreat is three days off campus and focuses on three different relationships: your relationship with yourself, with other people and with God. Kristie Bergin, senior social work major and religious studies minor, has been involved in leading retreats for campus ministry as well as participating in them since freshman year. “I really enjoyed being on SEARCH and I think everyone should go on it,” Bergin said. “It’s really taught me what it means to be a young Catholic adult in our church today and it’s deepened my relationship with God and I’m very grateful for it. I think everyone should come out to the Campus Ministry things. Even if they’re not super religious, that’s okay, I think everybody will feel comfortable.” The experience in Ecuador is very different from SEARCH and the one in New York. Students immerse themselves in the life of a typical Ecuadorean. Students live together in a house and share the responsibilities of cooking and cleaning as well as learning from the people they meet. They travel to area foundations such as hospitals and after-school programs to learn about governmental and economic issues the country faces. Most importantly they get to speak to the people of Ecuador and get to know them on a personal level. Another fascinating type of retreat opportunity Campus Ministry offers is Project Appalachia, which takes students to the povertystricken region of the Appalachian Mountains in

West Virginia. “I got involved with Project Appalachia through one of the days I was wandering past the Wolfington Center and Christa says, ‘Joe! I never see you at any of the retreats, why is that? What are you doing over spring break?’” Joe Kimpflen, senior history and political science major, said. “So I ended up going to Appalachia. The biggest impact that Appalachia had on my life is that it basically changed the focus of my studies and my major. I’m going to be focused on social service.” The impact the experience in Appalachia has led Kimpflen to be the leader of the project this year. Cabrini’s connection to MATTHEW MCGURIMAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER social justice is a large part of what Campus Ministry Students attended the Campus Ministry social in order to find out about opporencompasses through its focus tunities they can particpate in during the year. on working alongside people of all cultures to expand students’ knowledge of the world around them. “(Social justice) asks all of those difficult questions about what rights should these people have that they aren’t able to easily access,” Angeloni said, “But then it also ties into our faith. We believe these people are equal, but we’re born with so many more luxuries than they are. It asks a lot of challenging questions, but I think it makes us reflect on our faith and the human right to dignity.” Students with questions about Cabrini’s Campus Ministry opportunities can e-mail Christa Angeloni at christa.m.angeloni@cabrini. edu. Check out Campus Ministry’s homepage with a MATTHEW MCGURIMAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER list of services and events at Campus Minister Christa Angeloni speaks with an alumni about plans for the www. Campus Ministry social night.



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Small business, big responsibility IN MY OPINION

danielle alio

asst. features editor

Growing up with a family-owned business was definitely an experience full of ups and downs. When people first hear that my family owns a business, I usually get a reaction like “you’re so lucky,” “that’s so cool” or “I wish my family owned a bakery.” The truth is there is a lot more to it. Yes, my dad is his own boss but there are negatives to that. First, if you own your own small business, you are responsible for all of the finances. You are responsible for the bills, taxes, payroll, inventory, etc. When the economy is bad many small businesses like my family’s bakery cannot afford to hire employees. When this

happens, both of my parents have to work a lot longer than they should covering more than one shift with no extra pay. Since there is a lack of employees and most work at a bakery has to be completed in the morning, both of my parents have to wake up at 1 a.m. to get started on the work. Orders have to be filled, cakes need decorating and the donuts need to be fried. Usually, they won’t come home until the afternoon and then it is back to bed at 6 p.m. Not only do my parents have to run the place without much help, but they also have to avoid debt. In order to avoid debt during hard times, my family has to constantly put money back into the business. Many times, a paycheck will go right back into the business just to pay the bills. It is a horrible feeling to have to struggle to pay the bills and that is a feeling many families are experiencing because of the economy. Another factor that hurts a small business is competition. Competition is getting worse and worse every year. There are fewer and fewer small businesses because big corporations

such as Wal-Mart, Target and Giant sell basically everything you need. The big corporations are constantly trying to out do one another by adding more and more products to their stores. It is getting to be all about one-stop-shopping. Anyone can go to a WalMart and buy groceries, apparel, electronics and almost anything else one can think of. When someone can just go to major retailer, why would they stop at a small local bakery? In some cases, yes, the baked goods at supermarkets are cheaper but they lack quality, are full of preservatives and are usually always pre made. My parents make everything from scratch with no preservatives. One of the biggest down sides to having a small business is that it takes up most of your time and energy. My parents put a lot of time into the bakery. Some days I won’t see them at all because I’ll leave for school before they come back home. My parents cannot afford to close the bakery for time off, especially because of the current state of the economy. When I was really young, I would live

at my grandmother’s house every weekend because my parents would be working. Even though I would never see my parents on the weekend, I am grateful that I did have all of that time with my grandmother because I learned a lot from her and have a really close bond with her. When owning a small business, you has to be prepared for sacrifices. You have to be willing to sacrifice different things in life in order to make it work. As of right now, the economy is really not in favor of small businesses; therefore, more sacrifices have to be made. After reading this, one may ask why my parents would want to keep the business and the answer is that they love what they do. In order to wake up everyday and go through the whole process again, you should love what you do. If you love what you do, you won’t mind making the sacrifices. One has to have the drive and passion that will help them make their business a success.

‘Pregnancy Pact’ sends wrong message IN MY OPINION

felicia melvin

asst. a&e editor

Recently I watched a film on the Lifetime channel called “The Pregnancy Pact.” I can honestly say that the film disturbed me in many ways; it also triggered a lot of my thinking about young women in society. The film is about a reporter who returns to her old hometown to document why the pregnancy rate has gone up in her previous community. She meets some of the pregnant teen girls who are all around the ages of 15 and 16, and attend high school while

pregnant. After following the lives of the young girls the reporter finds out the disturbing news that the girls made a pact with one another to get pregnant at the same time. The film is based on a true story and that’s what affected me the most. The idea of young girls deciding to make babies just to keep up with their friends is one of the most brainless things I ever heard of. Sometimes I watch talk shows like Maury and Jerry Springer and see girls claiming to be pregnant by numerous men and having extremely promiscuous sex but I always thought it was bogus and just for ratings; turns out that is really some of the actions and mindsets of young women today. One of the reasons I was so appalled by the film is that the goal of the main character, Sara, was to have children and marry her boyfriend, who is also 16. I believe that women in today’s society should have goals that are greater than

just looking after a child and catering to a man at the age of 15. I realize that some girls may have the ultimate goal to be housewives and may love children but how can they be so sure that is their life destiny at the young age of 15. I believe one of the most important goals of young women should be to simply have goals. I live in Philadelphia in a very urban area and sometimes I notice how the young girls act disrespectful in front of the elderly and I also notice a lot of them have children of their own and they are younger than me. I hope that we, as women, can learn to have self-love and realize our worth so that we can understand that having children at a young age is not the only option for a bright future. Teenage pregnancy statistics show that most teen mothers don’t finish high school or college and 80 percent of unwed mothers end up on welfare. They also show that many women who were teen mothers ended up in prison;

they also have a greater rate of experiencing abuse. After reading statistics about teen moms I can honestly say that there are greater things in the world to experience than abuse from your baby daddy and jail time for killing him after he has gotten on your last nerve. I hope that if young women decide to have sex at a young age they use contraceptives to help protect themselves and their partner and to avoid becoming another statistic. Please be smart about it ladies, because safe sex is great sex and babies will drive you crazy! Seriously young women, make decent decisions towards what you believe love truly is and ask yourself is it worth the risk. Also if you do believe it is worth the risk be smart, use contraceptives. Try to set goals that involve education or making a change. Women have made some of the biggest differences in the world and I hope that I and other women of the future will do the same.

We love vacations as much as anyone does. Sometimes we need a break from reality. Yet, we must accept the true reality of the “Justice Matters” curriculum. We must be in solidarity with the poor, the outcasts, the marginalized, and the oppressed as well as be present to the community around us whether it is in Norristown or our hometown, or also our campus community. The essay contest’s prize only separates us even more from the truth. However, is a $2,500 voucher to any of Apple Vacations’ all-inclusive resorts an appropriate prize for a 250-word essay on social justice? The college and its sponsors seem to think so. Even more offensive is that it is part of a campaign to raise awareness for the new “Justice Matters” curriculum. This endeavor undermines the ideas behind the implementing of a socially conscious curriculum. Additionally, from a Christian perspective, the essay contest and the prize obstructs the motivational good that can be achieved from the “Justice Matters” curriculum. There are more constructive and practical ways of rewarding students for their hard work and their critical observations. For example, some alternatives include the opportunity to go on an immersion experience or receive a scholarship that sponsors match with a donation to a charity. We implore you, the student, to strongly consider your motivation for entering in this contest. Where are the concepts rooted in Jesus’ teaching regarding humility and responsibility? Working toward real social change is not easy since it requires passion, dedication, and moving out of one’s comfort zone. Real social justice occurs when we engage those at the

margins or influence individuals who operate sinful social structures that cause oppression. In order to make this curriculum work, we must take serious our faith tradition, which is rooted in sacred scripture and Jesus’ message. Jesus tells us to practice humility and we look to the Beatitudes for guidance. Jesus calls us to take a position that is difficult to maintain in today’s society if we are working to be a voice for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed. The “Justice Matters” curriculum invites us to participate in such action and dialogue with humble resolute hearts and minds guided by St. Francis Xavier Cabrini’s model of education, which is an education of the heart. The freshmen and sophomores at Cabrini College are experiencing a transformation of the heart, as they actively become part of the larger community. We are building God’s kingdom on earth by studying, reflecting, and becoming active in standing with the poor, marginalized, and oppressed. We raise their voices and counter the sinful social structures that dominate their respective conditions. We are to communicate the truth, speak out against injustice, and positively contribute to society. Let us support one another and rejoice in each other’s works and as St. Paul says, “Whoever boasts should boast in the Lord” and not the prize for impressing the contest judges (1 Corinthians 1:31). Please stop and think before you enter the contest. How does this accomplish social justice? Who is it really benefiting? Matt Slutz, ’10 Shannon Keough, ’10 Chris Cantwell, ’10

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‘Jersey Shore’ earns fist-pump fame IN MY OPINION

holly prendergast asst. sports editor

From the “Real World” to “Real Chance of Love,” no other reality show has seemed to compare to that of MTV’s newest and most successful reality triumph, “Jersey Shore.” “Jersey Shore” takes place in Seaside Heights, N.J. with eight selfproclaimed guidos and guidettes (ItalianAmericans who spend all hours of the day working out at the gym, tanning, doing laundry and spending entirely too much money on hair gel and Ed Hardy clothing). The first season cast included four guidos, DJ Pauly D, Mike (also known as The Situation), Ronnie and Vinnie, and four guidettes, Nicole (also

known as Snooki), Jenni (also known as J-Woww), Sami Sweetheart and Angelina. Fortunately for all of the viewers, Angelina got kicked off of the show early for not wanting to work at an easy job selling t-shirts and sweat pants to your everyday Jersey shore summer tourists. There have been many different opinions from the public regarding “Jersey Shore.” This show has seemed to be the biggest hit since the Beatles among twenty-somethings and teenie-boppers all over the United States. However, there have been many ItalianAmerican organizations that have been outraged by the portrayal of these eight instant overnight celebrities. Groups such as UNICO, the largest Italian-American organization in the United States, have even gone so far as to repeatedly ask MTV to remove the new sensation from television, because they feel that the show portrays ItalianAmericans in a negative light. In all honesty, I think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with “Jersey

Shore,” and it being on air. I think that it is one of the most entertaining shows that I have ever watched. These eight overnight celebrities have become the newest household names throughout the nation. All of the fist-pumping, tanning salon in the summer, drinking excessively every single night action is what makes this show so great. These eight people, who probably should have some type of career in the works, are just purely entertaining. Also, to all of these organizations who are so infuriated with MTV, all that I have to say is how can you be so mad with MTV for just portraying what the truth is? I am not saying that every Italian-American acts in the manner of the cast members; however, with this generation of teens and 20-somethings, being a guido or guidette has become very customary among young Italian-Americans of this generation. Also, I do not think that guidos or guidettes reflect Italian-Americans in a bad light because these eight people are acting just like many other people in the country who are

the same age as they are. Being an Italian-American has nothing to do with the amount of tanning, drinking and hairstyling that these people do. I know plenty of other people who would love to live a similar summer lifestyle as those on “Jersey Shore,” and they are not even close to being Italian. If someone could explain to me what the big deal about this show is, I would love to listen and understand what they have to say. I think that this show is probably the only true “reality” show on MCT television today. It follows “The Jersey Shore” features eight young adults who spend their these people day in and day summer at Seaside Heights. The show has become extremely out as they live their lives popular with viewers. in the way that any young person would love to spend never forget. Some of the forward to watching the their days and nights, other guido/guidette ter- group take part in a little having fun and partying minology that has taken more fist-pumping, hairnight after night. us all by storm includes gelling and indoor tanning. Besides the fact that fist pumping, juice heads/ And maybe, just maybe these people have provided gorillas an all new mean- if we are all lucky, Snooki us with pure entertainment, ing for “the situation” and will get her wish of having they also have invented, Snooki’s famous “wwww- her own “Snookin for intentionally or not, their waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.” Love” reality show. own vocabulary and catch “The Jersey Shore” is phrases that have taken us quite possibly one of the all by storm. From stage best reality shows that has five clinger to grenade ever had the pleasure of launcher, there have been gracing our television sets. so many other catch phras- Even though they won’t es and “Jersey Shore” ter- be in Seaside Heights for minology that we all will season two, I’m looking

Credit CARD Act will protect college students, teens IN MY OPINION

lauren miskofsky staff writer

On Feb. 22, 2010 the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 made by Congress is finally going to come into full effect. I believe this act is definitely going to have plenty of positive effects, especially on students. “With this bill we’re putting in place some common sense reforms,” President Barack Obama said at the signing at The White House. This act is going to change the way credit card companies advertise for their product and to whom they sell them too. Credit card companies constantly stand outside of venues like baseball and football

games with free blankets, t-shirts and other giveaways to try and get teens to sign up for a credit card. When teens end up signing up, a lot of teens end up in debt. Majority of debt in today’s society comes from the younger generation because they don’t acquire the strong jobs to be paying back their balances each month and on time. With that said, this act will stop anyone under the age of 21 from having a credit card, unless they have a co-signer that can prove they have sufficient income. Therefore, if you are under the age of 21 and able to pay back your balances, you can get a credit card. You must send in an application for the credit card with a document that proves that you will be able to pay back the balance. A second way for a young person to get a credit card is with a co-signer similar to the procedure you would use when getting a loan. However, a co-signer’s credit rating may be affected if the young person is unable to pay their balances. In the incident of a late payment, the co-signer’s credit rating

interest. This new act expects people to pay off their balances and not spend more than what they are making. “The law is for people who found out that credit cards are a one-way street. It’s easy to get in but almost impossible to get out,” President Obama said.


The Credit CARD Act’s newest provisions will go into effect on February 22, 2010.

is also affected and is liable for the debt. The length of the billing cycle has been clarified and lengthened. A longer billing cycle has been established. A notice will be issued 21 days beforehand to prevent borrowers from forgetting. People are so busy today that they forget about due dates and when they have to pay their balances. Currently the mailing statement of the bill comes 14 days prior. Paying the minimum

of what is due will often affect your credit rating negatively, giving you a lower rate. Paying higher than the minimum balance will give you the highest interest rate. In the midst of the recession, money is hard to come by. This act is going to take some of the pressure off of that and give fair warning to cardholders as to when their bill is due. Credit card companies are required to offer a limit that cannot be exceeded when using your card. This

is helpful because if you don’t go over your limit, card companies cannot send you fees for going over the limit. These fees for exceeding the limit are very high and make it even more difficult to keep up with payments. This new act would prevent companies from charging over $5,000 for extra fees. If cardholers are able to keep up with deadlines and payments, it is possible that they can restore their credit rating and decrease their

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Apple has launched a product that has all the amazing features of the iTouch, plus more.


nicholas guldin

asst. sports editor

After much suspense and anticipation, Apple has finally unveiled its newest product, the iPad. This is Apple’s most recent product since the iPhone, which took cellular devices to a whole new level. According to technology writers, the iPad, which will not hit stores for a few months, looks strikingly similar to the iPod touch, just larger. It has a 10 inch screen, which produces crisp, clear images and is only a half-inch in thickness. It makes surfing the Web easier and more intuitive, giving you a clean image that is readable. You can move from page to page with just the touch of a finger, no mouse

necessary. “It looks like such a simple and easy product to use. Let’s say the iPhone and the Mac book had a baby. I’m pretty sure what you would get is an iPad,” Robert Sugg, sophomore accounting major, said. E-mail on the iPad is said to be simple as well. The screen is split to show both the e-mail and the other messages in the inbox. Select an e-mail and turn to a landscape orientation. You can then reply to the email using the large, onscreen keyboard. The iPad rubs all photographers in the right way. Each photo is clear and vibrant on the screen. The photo app displays the albums as if they were in stacks. Just tap on the stack with your finger and the whole album opens up. After the album is open, you

can flip through the pictures and zoom in and out to make sure the photos are what you expected. The iPad has a large (1024x768 pixel), high-resolution screen that makes watching videos an absolute dream. It will show H.264 videos at a resolution up to 720p, but not at 1080p. From HD movies, to podcasts, to TV shows and music videos, the iPad has no boundaries when it comes to providing the viewer with a cinematic experience. “The preview video (of the iPad) looked insane and for the price it can’t be beat. Count me in,” Justin Lutteroty, sophomore business administration major, said. The iPad’s newest feature is known as the iBook, which technology columnists say is a great way to buy and read books.

Just download the free app from the App store and buy every book that tickles your fancy from the iBookstore. After the book is purchased, it will appear on your Bookshelf. Here you can just tap the book and begin reading as long as your heart desires. Who needs a GPS? The iPad can be your new source of direction. You can view your path from above with high-resolution satellite imagery, up close with street view, or with topography in a new terrain view. Just search any place you desire and you will be directed. The iPad will also be equipped with the typical iTunes and iPod technology. Listen to your music anywhere you go. Browse every piece of music you’ve ever dreamed of. Purchase songs and preview music videos with the

simple touch of a finger. The iPad might also be the answer that many have been looking for to revive the struggling publishing industries. “Newspapers and magazine publishers have suffered financially in recent years as readers have migrated to the Web and the growth of online advertising has failed to make up for the loss of print ad revenue,” CNN said in a article written about the iPad. Steve Jobs has already saved the music industry by creating iTunes, an online way to purchase music legally. Can he save the publishing industry as well? All hopes rest on the shoulders of the iPad.

Exploring the mystery of the gatehouse meghan murphy

asst. perspectives editor

When vistors enter Cabrini’s main entrance, the first building they see is a house on the right hand side. The purpose and inhabitant of this house remain mysterious for many. The person who lives in this house is Sister Christine Marie Baltas, campus ministry associate, who has been living in the gatehouse for a year and a half. Before Baltas moved into the gatehouse, the house was home to several college chaplains. One chaplin, the Rev. Rudy Rooymans, actually died in the gatehouse at Christmas in the 1970s when he was the campus priest. Despite the passing of Rooymans, Baltas insists that there are no hauntings in her home. “I have never had a moment of feeling uneasy. Sometimes I will watch scary shows but this house is not haunted,” Baltas said. Baltas mentions how the front door was once used before Cabrini became a campus, but now you would simply be hit by the cars speeding into campus.

“This is the side door and the only door that I use to get in,” Baltas said. Upon entering through the door, Baltas asks her guests to take their shoes off. The side door leads to a little foyer area that has a bathroom on the right hand side. This is the only bathroom in the gatehouse that has a shower, and an old fashion bathtub occupies the upstairs bathroom. On the first floor of the gatehouse, is a kitchen, living room and dining room. The living room and dining room both have fireplaces but they are no longer in use. Baltas has a Amish fireplace that adds warmth and ambience to this room especially on a cold winter day. In memory of Mother Cabrini, a relic of her bone lies in a gold cross on top of the mantel, where a picture of Mother Cabrini in her younger years is hung. The gate outside her house is locked at 10 p.m.; Baltas jokingly said she felt trapped. Public safety finally gave her a remote to control the gates if she ever had to leave or come in after 10 p.m. “When I would come back late before I had the remote, public

safety probably thought I was out partying,” Baltas said. Because the gate house is one of the original buildings on campus, built at the same time as the mansion and Grace Hall, the walls are quite thick. During the winter all the rooms are warm, however, if one goes down into the basement one feels a chill when walking down the stairs. During the summer time, Baltas mentions that she never has to worry about the heat because the trees shade the sunlight. “It is peaceful and comfortable, warm and cozy in this house,” Baltas said. After touring much of the gatehouse, Baltas saved her favorite part of the gatehouse for last. In a small room in the basement, there is a chapel where the blessed Sacraments are kept in a tabernacle. “This is where I come every morning to pray. When we have retreats or gatherings here, I offer it to anyone who would like to come down and reflect,” Baltas said. Living in the gatehouse, Baltas has access to facilities and public safety just as any residential


The gatehouse is locate don the right hand side past the main enterance. student would. When Baltas from the stress. We had pizza, needs help fixing something or read a scripture and reflected on even hanging up a picture, all it. It was for only two hours on she has to do is put in a facilities a Monday because the pressure request form. of the week hadn’t built up yet. “Anytime I need help, facilities Students felt they were getting come and takes good care of off campus although they really me. After this past snowstorm, weren’t,” Baltas said. facilities came down and plowed Now that the mystery has been my car out for me,” Baltas said. solved, Cabrini students can now Baltas hosted an evening at rest assured that Snow White and the gatehouse for students to have her seven dwarfs do not live in dinner and hang out before the the house, but yet Cabrini’s very stress of the week started. own Sister Christine. “Evening at the gatehouse was just a little retreat to get away


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Q: If you could change one thing about Cabrini, what would it be? “They should have a student center or rec center, and they should change the cafeteria food, especially on weekends. I think that’s why people go home,” Rizz Ishmail, senior Spanish secondary education major.


what’s on your mind? editor s tell all


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“It would be better if public safety wasn’t so strict. And they should bring back the spring fling,” Jim Mattock, sophomore business major.

“I want them to bring back an art major,” Cassie Murphy, sophomore graphic design major.

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Beat second-semester stress kelsey kastrava

asst. features editor

It’s here. There is no running or hiding from the dreaded second semester. Tickets have already been distributed to those who have yet to renew their parking permits. The bookstore madness has already taken place. Class is officially in session. You might as well make the best of it. Rethink your career path. If you really dread every single class you’ve taken, including your major classes, rethink your major. Make an appointment today with your adviser to explore what may better suit your interests. You may be surprised with what other majors Cabrini offers. Don’t waste time; you may want to try a few majors until you can see yourself pursuing a potential career in that field. Take advantage of weekend activities. Make it a point to actually glimpse at the tons of ads all around campus that offer plenty of opportunities to meet people. Most activities on the weekends hosted by the school will have inexpensive fun-filled opportunities. By making weekend plans you have something to look

forward to which may help the week go by faster. Another opportunity could be to get involved with a committee who organizes weekend events. Stay connected. Some people have a hard time leaving family and friends after a month spent with loved ones. With technology nowadays it makes it easy to keep in touch with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. A new means of communication is a video web chat program called Skype. This makes communicating with friends from home a lot more interesting than a simple phone call. Mingle with classmates. Now that the rhythm of class has been broken in after first semester, you should be more comfortable opening up to those sitting around you in your classes. This is always helpful when you need help studying or you need a partner for a group project. Who knows, maybe your lab partner could potentially be your roommate for next year. Find your favorite TV show. A popular thing in college is to find a group of people who love the same television series as you. Make a night of it each week and gather in the dorm’s common lounge area. Order pizza with the coupons

offered all around campus. It will be a nice break from your studies in the middle of the week. Commuters should befriend residents. Just because you don’t live on campus doesn’t mean you shouldn’t engage in some of the fun outside of class. Say yes to invitations to hang out in the dorms. Be prepared with an overnight bag if you wind up hanging out with some friends on a weeknight. The more friends you make who live on campus the more options you have to spend the night if need be. Find balance. Don’t slack on schoolwork just because summer is only a few months away. Keep in mind the expenses you pay to have an education, but also make some time for yourself and enjoy activities such as working out, movie nights and some mild partying. Second semester doesn’t have to be the worst five months of your life. Beat the back-to-school blues. Don’t let a few boring classes get in the way of your fun. Time flies when you’re having a good time, right? Summer vacation will be here before you know it, so go out with a bang. Ace your classes and enjoy the good times. Trust me, it’s possible to do both.


ast semester I took advantage of the study abroad program offered at Cabrini and it was the best decision I have ever made. It takes a lot for a person to leave their comfort zone. Leaving your family, friends and, most importantly, the food options America has to offer is extremely difficult. If I were to give any advice to college students it would be to study abroad. Try something different, decide on a place that interests you and go for it. I guarantee that you will never be given this opportunity again. I admit I was all talk about going abroad until I realized that if I didn’t go, I would regret it for the rest of my life. It is important to decide on a place that means something to you. I chose Italy because my grandmother grew up in Italy and I grew up listening to stories about her childhood, all the places she went to and what her family life was like. Deciding to go to Rome was an easy decision. When I arrived in Rome, I went to visit my grandmother’s sister and immediately immersed myself in my heritage. I met relatives that I never knew I had. Though the language barrier was a bit of a challenge, the experience was one I would have never had if it weren’t for studying abroad. Another reason why studying abroad was such a great opportunity was because of all the traveling I was able to do. No matter where you decide to study, everyone travels. When in Europe, I only went to two other countries, England and Spain. Instead of going to different countries, I thought I would learn the culture of Italy, so I traveled throughout Italy. I started out traveling on the weekends through the beaches of southern Italy

and gradually made my way up through Tuscany. Where else are you able to see the statue of David, shop for handmade Italian leather, climb Piazza Michelangelo (overlooking all of Florence), go wine tasting and take a cooking class, in one weekend? The trips that I took on the weekends still shock me. Being able to immerse yourself in the culture is the most important thing to take away from studying in another country. Living outside of Rome, not many people spoke English, so it was essential to learn the language. Yes, it gets frustrating at times, but coming back from a country knowing the language is not only a great accomplishment but also looks great on a resume. While abroad you also have to be open to trying new things. When I was there I was unsure about what I was eating half the time; it may have looked odd but every single thing I ate was delicious. I also hopped on the wrong bus on my first day in Rome-not to mention I was by myself. It ended up being a great way to sightsee. The study abroad experience was something that I will always remember. I am extremely grateful that my parents were able to send me to Rome for the semester. The friendships I made while I was abroad was my favorite part of being in Italy. I was able to travel and immerse myself in other cultures with these people I had never met before. They made my time in Italy the best experience of my life. Most importantly, I came back a different person. Before I was content with the isolated world I lived in. After coming back I am ready to see what the world has to offer and hope to live abroad, whether it is helping in underprivileged countries or working in Italy, I know that the study abroad experience left me wanting more out of life.

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WYBF streams for 24-hour broadcast for relief in Haiti michelle costa

asst. news editor

To aid relief efforts and increase donations from the Cabrini college radio station stepped up its contributions and held a successful event that raised over $2,100 dollars. The radio station, 89.1 WYBF FM The Burn, under the direction of Heather ShanleyFullerton, put together a 24-hour broadcast event and dance to help the people of Haiti. “Streaming Hope for Haiti” was held on Monday, Feb. 1 throughout the campus starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to Tuesday 8 a.m. The radio station broadcasted live during the whole day, allowing donations to be made online to Catholic Relief Services. The idea really kicked off when the radio station realized there were no immediate efforts being made by any other organizations on campus. Then, the Federal Communication Commission granted Cabrini permission to do a 24-hour fundraiser for another non-profit on air, which is a rare occurrence for the FCC. Once that plan was decided and placed, it was a group effort within the staff of WYBF to organize the specific events that would be held throughout the day. “It’s great that Cabrini is willing to help anyone in need, especially now that Haiti needs our help. I love how the whole campus got involved and everyone did their part to make sure we raised as much money as we

could,” Danielle McLaughlin, sophomore communication major and radio staff member, said. The staff also sold shirts during the doubleheader basketball games at $10 a piece, which went directly into the fund. To conclude the event, a “Jersey Shore” themed dance was held in the Grace Hall atrium from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. All entrance fees were also put into the fund for CRS. With the entrance fee of $2, the staff raised about $650 in total from the dance, concluding that the dance was an absolute charitable success. The radio station is the only organization on campus that organized a formal event for Haiti. “Being the only group on campus organizing an event, we felt as though it was necessary to respond to the issue at hand and help those suffering in Haiti,” Liz Scopelliti, promotions director of The Burn, said. The staff of the radio station is very proud of its initiatives and hopes to start a trend that will spark ambition for other organizations and clubs to get active in this regard. This event was the first of the spring semester that really brought a substantial turnout to benefit those beyond the campus community. “The ‘Jersey Shore’ dance was the most fun we as a school had in a while. It was for a good cause, and it was definitely something I won’t forget,” Jacky McDermott, sophomore education major, said. Cait Friel, assistant promotions director, shared how hard WYBF worked in the attempts of

creating a fun-filled day, and how satisfied and relieved they are with the finished product. “We made about $2,100 and 90 percent of that being from Cabrini students. We were ecstatic to say the least!” Friel said. Currently the administration is trying to put a plan into action that will allow the faculty and staff to match the amount raised to increase the total amount of donations. Fullerton explained how remarkable the totals were just coming from student contribution, but would love to get the whole staff involved, in the hopes of reaching their ultimate goal of about $5,000. “It was truly amazing how the Cabrini family came together in such a short amount of time to piece together a fundraiser to help the devastated Haiti. Cabrini truly shows what the word family and community outreach means,” Christine Adolf, assistant director of Loqation, said.

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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Thursday Movie Times:

Alumnus directs local theater holly prendergast

Clearview Anthony Wayne: ~Thursday Feb.11~

The Tooth Fairy Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, PG 102 min. 4:30 p.m. | 6:50 p.m. When In Rome Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, PG-13 91 min. 5:20 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. It’s Complicated Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, R 114 min. 5:10 p.m. | 7:40 p.m. Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, PG-13 134 min. 4:40 p.m. Dear John Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, PG-13, 109 min. 5:00 p.m. | 7:20 p.m. Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, PG-13, 134 min. 7:50 p.m.

United Artists King Of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX: ~Thursday, Feb.11 ~

Legion Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, R 100 min. 12:30 p.m. | 4:00 p.m. | 7:15 p.m. | 10:25 p.m. The Tooth Fairy Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, PG 102 min. 11:10 a.m. | 1:40 p.m. | 4:20 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. | 9:40 p.m. Avatar: 3D Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, PG-13 160 min. 11:40 a.m. | 12:20 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. | 4:10 p.m. | 7:10 p.m. | 7:50 p.m. | 10:40 p.m. Avatar: An IMAX 3D Experience Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, PG-13 160 min. 11:00 a.m. | 2:50 p.m. | 6:30 p.m. | 10:10 p.m. Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, PG-13 134 min 3:45 p.m. | 6:45 p.m. | 9:45 p.m. The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, PG-13 126 min. 12:40 p.m. The Book of Eli Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, R 118 min. 12:45 p.m. | 3:40 p.m. | 6:20 p.m. | 9:10 p.m. Up in the Air George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, R 109 min. 12:10 p.m. | 6:15 p.m. Crazy Heart Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, R 112 min. 11:20 a.m. | 2:00 p.m. | 4:50 p.m. | 7:40 p.m. | 10:20 p.m. Edge of Darkness Mel Gibson, Danny Huston, R 108 min. 11:30 a.m. | 12:00 p.m. | 2:10 p.m. | 3:10 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. 6:40 p.m. | 7:45 p.m. | 10:00 p.m. | 10:35 p.m. When in Rome Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, PG-13 91 min. 11:50 a.m. | 2:40 p.m. | 5:20 p.m. | 8:00 p.m. | 10:45 p.m. Dear John Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, PG-13 109 min. 12:50 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 3:50 p.m. | 4:40 p.m. | 6:50 p.m. 7:30 p.m. | 9:50 p.m. | 10:30 p.m. From Paris With Love John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers R 95 min. 1:10 p.m. | 4:15 p.m. | 7:20 p.m. | 10:15 p.m. Frozen Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, R 134 min. 11:15 a.m. | 1:50 p.m. | 4:30 p.m. | 6:55 p.m. | 9:30 p.m. The Lovely Bones Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz,PG-13 135 min. 3:20 p.m. | 9:20 p.m.

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If a person wants to see a theater production in the Philadelphia area, they can turn to a place that they may not have thought of to begin with, the Iron Age Theatre. The Iron Age Theatre, located in Norristown, offers productions all year round. Its non-traditional performances are what separate it from other local venues. Co-directors and co-founders, John Doyle and Randy Wise, have been working together for over 15 years since creating Iron Age in 1993. Doyle, a 1985 graduate from Cabrini College, met Wise while attending graduate school at Villanova University. While at Cabrini, Doyle received his degree in English, communication and history. “My theater partner, Randy Wise, and I met in graduate school at Villanova. Throughout those two years we worked together on several projects and found an artistic synchronicity,” Doyle said. The types of plays that Doyle and Wise produce are typically untraditional. “We use improvisation, often non-traditionally, incorporating a measure of reality into the improvisation, to help develop the action and character of the play,” Doyle said. Most of the productions at the Iron Age Theatre challenge the audience and make them use their minds to think of the reality of the situations and the challenges that arise in the storylines. Not only does Doyle and Wise direct these plays together, but they also produce them, create all of the set designs and work on the lighting. “We have our hands in every

facet of the production,” Doyle said. “We direct together, I set and design lights and sound, Randy builds and designs set and costumes. I design the graphics and then Randy and I develop the dramaturgy together and Randy does the PR. We control the company’s work in its entirety and so Iron Age is essentially an artistic extension of Randy and I.” “John and I have a shared vision, a shared commitment to the work and have a shared love of art and exploration, so it is a very rewarding collaboration,” Wise said. Besides Doyle and Wise, there are about four other members of the Iron Age Theatre who are intricately involved with helping to put the productions together, and there is also a board of directors. As far as the actors, the Iron Age Theatre has a “core membership” to their productions. They have some members who regularly appear in almost every production while also regularly adding new members to each new production. Cabrini College graduates Lauren Joseph and Janene Gibbons are involved with the Iron Age Theatre. Joseph has been working with every show for about the past 22 productions and Gibbons has just recently started to get involved with the Iron Age Theatre. “They [the people involved with Iron Age Theatre] are always asking how you are and genuinely care about your well being,” Gibbons, class of 2009, said. “I felt like I belonged there right away.” The next show that the Iron Age Theatre is set to produce is “The Rear Column.” This particular play deals with the soldiers that Henry Gordon Stanley left behind in Africa during the 1800s. This plays shows

how human beings react when having to survive on their own outside of civilization. “It’s like ‘Survivor’ on stage,” Doyle said. “They make alliances and allegiances with one another and they struggle to survive while waiting for almost one year.” Shows such as these are what sets the Iron Age Theatre apart from others. Their productions show the vulnerability of humans and they also deeply encourage the audience to think of how they would react in certain situations. Despite all of the greatness that comes with the Iron Age Theatre, there are some downfalls. “The most frustrating part of theater is the lack of money,” Wise said. “The arts are chronically underfunded, and legitimate drama that really challenges people and makes them think never seems to have the money and resources it needs.” Although the Iron Age Theatre may lack in funding, that does not stop them from performing the original productions that they always have and allowing everyone involved to experience their own personal gratification from theater. “One of the most rewarding things to me about theater and art in general is the ability to explore and experience things you would not likely be able to in real life,” Wise said. For more information on the Iron Age Theatre you can visit their Web site at www.ironageth-eatre. com. If you would like to become involved with the Iron Age Theatre and their productions, you can contact John Doyle at


John Doyle talks to the audience before the recent show that was performed at the Iron Age Theatre.


Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

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Arts & Entertainment Orchid extravaganza a ‘sense’-ational experience Blurbals alyssa davies

asst. web editor

Taylor Swift takes Album of the Year at the Grammy’s Taylor Swift topped all at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards winning Album of the Year for “Fearless.” With over five million albums sold, Swift had it in the bag, but her night didn’t just end there. Swift ended up walking out with a total of four wins out of eight nominations for categories like Best Country Album and Best Country Song.

Two-hour telethon makes history in Haiti relief efforts The two hour telethon, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, was reported as the most widely distributed telethon in history. The music world came together for this event to raise money and spread awareness about the devastation in Haiti. Artists like Wyclef Jean, a Haitian native, performed and spoke to the public, while actors like Mel Gibson and Reese Witherspoon manned telephone lines. Broadcasting from New York, Los Angeles, London and Haiti, it comes as no surprise that the telethon was the biggest in history. Organizations like the Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund will be sending all the proceeds to Haiti. iTunes has even joined in by selling the performances from the night and donating the money towards Haiti relief.

trevor wallace

asst. news editor

Dubbed the “divas” of the plant world, Longwood Gardens is holding their Orchid Extravaganza, which displays more than 500 species of orchids. From Central and South America, Africa, the Himalayan and Andes Mountains to the South Pacific Islands, Longwood Gardens’ orchids are from vastly different climates found around the world. Out of over 25,000 species of orchids worldwide, more than 3,200 species of orchids are at Longwood Gardens’ disposal for its Orchid Extravaganza, taking place from Jan. 23-March 31 in Kennett Square, Pa. Beautifully and strategically placed, the orchids, which normally can be found in the Orchid House, are taken out and distributed throughout their conservatory and the rest of the gardens. Nancy Bowley, head of the visitor programs department, has been diligently working to make sure this year’s Orchid Extravaganza shows only the most elegant of orchids Longwood Gardens has to offer. “We’ve been designing this year’s Orchid Extravaganza since last year’s ended, and have included

orchids that have been here since 1921,” Bowley said. 1921 was the year that Pierre du Pont built Longwood Gardens’ potting shed, which is where some of their orchids are grown. Five other greenhouses are used by only a handful of horticulturalists to grow Longwood Gardens’ orchids and hybrid orchids. While more than the 25 species of orchids are native to North America; the majority are imported from outside America. Walking through the conservatory, each room has its own distinct character. Different temperatures and levels of humidity keep the assorted orchids healthy. Also, each room has its own scent, some of which are soft and gentle to the nose, while others were meant for their visual aesthetics. However, this just helps to demonstrate how much variety the orchid species has to offer. The moth orchid, or Phalaenopsis, is suggested as the orchid for the novice grower, which can be easily grown at home. From this there are two types of orchids, known as the epiphytic and terrestrial orchids. Epiphytic orchids grow on trees, while terrestrial orchids have their roots in the ground. Located in the greenhouse, which is open to visitors, there are three

vanilla orchids. Although these aren’t highly prized in the orchid world, the vanilla orchids are set up because of their display value. This is what most of Longwood Gardens’ orchids are about, ensuring that what’s on display fits well with its surroundings, rather than how rare or sought after they are. Longwood Gardens offers multiple classes regarding orchids, which include how to photograph them, repotting orchids and an introduction class for those interested in growing their own orchids. Towards the end of Longwood Gardens’ Orchid Extravaganza, from March 26-28, orchid societies and growers from countries around the world will be bringing their orchids to end the two month display of orchids at Longwood Gardens. Here you will not only be able to view them, but also purchase orchids from growers spanning from two continents. Finally, from April 3-4, Longwood Gardens will be selling its own orchids at discounted prices to anyone that buys admission to the gardens. For more information and directions to Longwood Gardens, visit its Web site at

Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ now a musical Members of Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Musical performed alongside the band at the Grammy’s. The musical tells of a search for meaning in a chaotic world. There is talk that they want to debut sometime in April in Manhattan’s St. James Theatre, but no confirmed dates of the play have been set due to the fact that they are still holding a casting call. Included in the musical are songs from Green Day’s newest album, “21st Century Breakdown.” Michael Mayer will direct the musical.

Michael Jackson’s doctor charged with manslaughter The family of Michael Jackson wants harsher charges against his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. The prosecutors plan to seek charges of involuntary manslaughter for the reckless dispensing of dangerous medicines such as sleeping pills. The family believes it is only a slap on the wrist since the most time Murray could face would be four years in prison. Jackson hired Murray when he began preparing for a series of strenuous comeback performances. Murray gave the chronic insomniac propofol and two other sedatives, which, according to the coroner’s office, was the cause of his death. The case is still up in the air as Murray prepared by hiring a new staff of attorneys. TREVOR WALLACE/ASST. NEWS EDITOR

Pictured are some of the plants that are grown at Longwood Gardens for their Orchid Extravaganza.

Autopsy results released for Brittany Murphy, Casey Johnson The autopsy results for Brittany Murphy and Casey Johnson were released this week. Johnson, the heiress of Johnson & Johnson, who is best known for her recent, spur of the moment engagement to “Shot at Love” star Tila Tequila, passed away in early January. Toxicology results reported that the cause of her death was “inconclusive”, with no evidence of trauma to the body. Murphy’s death was caused in part by drug intoxication, and pneumonia. Murphy leaves behind husband Simon Monjack, who has been accused of foul play.

Attention Class of 2010: From now until April 14th you may pick up a ‘10 Cabrini College Senior Class Gift Form! You can find them at the Alumni Office on the Mansion second floor. Senior Class t-shirts are also available at the Alumni Office.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010


john soleWin staff Writer

Cabrini College recently welcomed a new member, Deana DiAmico, to one of its most exclusive clubs, the 1,000 Point Club. DiAmico started playing basketball at the age of 3. Her mother, Sheila DiNardo, once a scholarship basketball player for Wilmington University, would take Deanna with her to practice every day. “I would bring toys, but Deana just wanted to play with the basketball,” DiNardo said. DiNardo would graduate and eventually go on to coach basketball at the high school level. As a high school freshman, DiAmico continued to follow her mom to practice, while playing for her mom at the Sanford School. “She was a real scoring source there,” DiNardo said. Her junior and senior years were spent at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Del., when Sheila took over the coaching duties at the school. The dynamic mother – daughter team won two high school state championships together. “There is nothing like winning two state championships with your daughter,” DiNardo said. DiAmico earned four varsity letters in basketball. She was also a three-time All-Conference honoree, named to the All-State Third Team as a sophomore and junior and All-state First Team as a senior. She helped her team to win four conference championships and two state titles and along the way scored over 1,000 points. “I wanted to stay close to home and I wanted my family to see me play,” Deana responded when asked why she chose to attend Cabrini College.

“I have always been her No. 2 fan behind her Grandfather Louie who loves watching her play,” DiNardo said. At Cabrini, DiAmico has been a starter all four years, playing in 80 out of 84 games. She demonstrates the importance of teamwork by leading the lady Cavs with assists her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year for a total of 406 and counting. “I love the team and how close we all are, and winning two back-to-back championships is nice too,” DiAmico said. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, with two minutes and 53 seconds remaining in the game, DiAmico scored her 1,000th point as a lady Cavalier. “It was a really nice experience to share with my family and teammates,” DiAmico said. “She’s a helpful teammate, she’s the first one to tell someone what they’re doing wrong, but she is also the first one to say what they are doing right,” Julie Bonomo, junior education major, said. “She is always looking to help everyone on the court,” Maryellen Anastasio, junior communication major, said. “One of the smartest basketball players, she knows the game very well and she is able to communicate that with our team.” “Deana has not only been a great player, but a leader for all of us,” Rita McKeown, freshman education major, said. DiAmico is also smart off the court, earning a spot on her first Colonial States Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team. She has also been named CSAC First Team and she was CSAC Player of the Week. After graduation, DiAmico hopes to attend Harcum College’s Nursing School and continue to pursue her love of the game as an assistant coach under the person who first introduced her to the sport, her mom. “I think she will be a great coach and a help to the program,” DiNardo said. “She is going to make an amazing coach. She always knows where her teammates are on the court,” Anastasio said. “Basketball has always been a part of my life. I don’t know what life would be like without it,” DiAmico said.


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Fitness coordinator megan conte

asst. Web editor

If you want to meet Jess Huda, fitness coordinator at Cabrini College and women’s assistant soccer coach and goalkeeper specialist, head down to the Dixon Center, where chances are she will be either working out or doing work in her office. Huda’s office, atop the Dixon Center stairs, is filled with soccer posters, photographs of memories with the soccer team and photographs of her nephews, all which are most important to her. “My favorite part of being the fitness coordinator is working with people one-onone to allow them to have a healthier lifestyle,” Huda said. After graduating from Cabrini in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and health promotion, Huda earned a masters degree at West Chester University in sports administration. She became the fitness coordinator at Cabrini College in 2006. In the fall, Huda started Monday Mile walks with Chris Hyson, the Director of Health and Wellness educator. Huda has always wanted to do Healthy Monday by starting a group walk on campus, but nothing ever took off and started due to lack of participation. Monday Mile Walks seem to be doing well as a part of Healthy Mondays, according to Huda. The Healthy Monday Web site


states, “Healthy Monday is a movement of people and organization who commit every Monday to behaviors and actions that will end preventable disease in the U.S.” There is a core group that does the walk each week and, “as long as I have one person, I will walk,” Huda said. Huda is getting a group together for the Philadelphia Broad Street Run, which is May 2. She personally has completed the run before, and when she talked about it around campus, students and faculty mentioned wanting to do it. As a result, there will be a Cabrini group running this year. Huda has run a few half marathons, which is 13.1 miles, such as the Philly Distant Run, Lehigh Valley Run and one in Delaware. As a student, Huda played soccer for three years and was one of the standout goalkeepers. Huda holds a number of records, including most wins, career and single season shutouts and lowest goals

against average. She received first team all conference pick her junior year, team MVP junior and senior year and in 1999, team captain and Pennsylvania Athletic Conference first team recognition. As an assistant coach at Cabrini, Huda has received the Goalkeeper Level I, II and III coaching diplomas, and her state license from the National Coaches Association of America. Her best memory at Cabrini College was her trip to Brazil with the soccer team, as the assistant coach. “Traveling to Brazil was not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it really brought our team closer together. It opened our eyes to a culture that was much different than ours, but showed us that we had a common bond, which was simply the game of soccer,” Huda said. Traveling is an interest of Huda during her time off. Traveling to Brazil and Florida for Phillies’ spring training were Huda’s favorite places she has been. She enjoys relaxing, watching movies, reading and going out to eat when she is free. “As fitness coordinator, my least favorite part of the job is people always analyze what I eat and what my workouts are like,” Huda said. Huda’s hometown is Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she now resides in Media, Pa.




Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

this week in Giddens leads track team


Knicks Hall of Famer passes away Dick McGuire, long time affiliate of the New York Knicks organization and Hall of Famer, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, of natural causes. McGuire passed away at Huntington Hospital in Long Island,at the age of 84. Although long retired, McGuire was still working for the Knicks as a senior basketball consultant. McGuire was part of the Knicks organization for an outstanding 53 out of 64 seasons. McGuire was a five-time All-Star and he led the Knicks to three consecutive NBA Finals from 1951-1953. His jersey was retired in 1992 and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame one year later. Fearless Flyers On Monday, Feb. 1 the Flyers earned a win against the Flames with a 3-0 score. Richards and Giroux scored, with Richards’ second being the winning goal. Emery was in the Philadelphia goal to take his team to a shutout game. The Flyers record now stands at 28 wins and 23 losses, which brings them to third place in the Atlantic Division.

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Everyone is gearing up to tune into the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, Feb. 11. the world’s best athletes will come together to compete for the gold. The opening ceremony is promised to be one to remember and will be followed by a performance by the All-American Rejects on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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justin sillner

asst. features editor

Freshman Danica Giddens marked her second appearance of the season at the New York City Armory in the elite-level of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Giddens was the only member of the team to qualify for Cabrini. Both the men’s and women’s track and field team were scheduled to compete in another event on Saturday, Feb. 6, the Ursinus Colden Invitational, but it was cancelled due to the inclement weather. “Another runner, Nadia Hernandez, was supposed to run with Danica but she was unfortunetly hurt and could not attend the Invitational,” Thomas O’Hora, track team coach, said. Giddens qualified for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational by finishing ninth place with a time of 7.95 seconds in her last appearance at the New York City Armory on Jan. 15 in the New York City Gotham Cup. The five-foot freshman competed in the 200-yard dash finishing with a time of 27.15 seconds. The time was Giddens second best finishing time of the season. Her top time was performed at the Ursinus Col-

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Thursday, Feb. 11

Women’s basketball- Away @ Immaculata University @ 7 p.m. Men’s basketball- Away @ Immaculata University @ 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

Women’s/ men’s track- Away @ Lafayette/Rider Winter GamesAll day

lege Winter Invitational on Dec. 5 with a time of 27.05 seconds. “I don’t think that being the only runner from Cabrini added any stress. It was only stressful enough, however, knowing that she was going against great runners plus the factor of being a freshman,” O’Hora said. Giddens finished 37th overall on Friday in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.01 seconds. Very few District III runners were selected to be invited to the Invitational. “Danica was running with

some of the best runners in the country,” O’Hora said. Danica has never had the opportunity to run at this high level before. Overall, Giddens completed a well-performed race. “Her career could go a long way here in the next four years. She is just about where All-American Lauren Deas was at this stage. It will be up to Danica to see if she is willing to work hard to achieve the same level as her,” O’Hora said.

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Freshman Danica Giddens was the only member of the track team to qualify for the Ursinus Colden Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 6.

The women’s track team was scheduled to compete Saturday Feb. 6, at Ursinus College. Due to the inclement weather, the meet was canceled. The women’s track team was hoping for a successful weekend because they had two meets scheduled. Besides the Ursinus College meet, two members of the team were invited to New York City to compete in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Nadia Hernandez and Danica Giddens were both invited to the New York meet. Due to an injury, Nadia Hernandez was unable to compete in the New York meet. This was a big meet for

Danica Giddens. Giddens is one of the top Division III runners and at the New York meet she ran primarily against Division I athletes. At the Ursinus track meet there were three top runners from Cabrini College entered in the meet. Quiana Volney was one of the runners scheduled to participate in this event. During this season, Volney is setting her sights on breaking the school record in the 800 meters. Diane Gapinski is one of the top milers for Cabrini’s women’s track. She was disappointed the meet was canceled this weekend, however she is scheduled to compete in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games at The Armory Track and Field Center in New York.

“I am a distance runner with my true love being cross country, so I personally use indoor track season for training and to get speed work. Everyone on the team is working hard to accomplish their own personal goals,” Gapinski, early childhood education junior, said. Shatievah Lewis is another top runner who was scheduled to compete in the Ursinus College meet. Lewis was scheduled to run in two events. It would have also been the first time Lewis would have been running the 400 meters and 200 meters. Hopefully the weather will hold up next weekend and the women’s track team will be able to compete in the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Women’s basketball- Home vs. Alumni team @ 11 a.m. Women’s basketball- Home vs. Marywood University @ 2 p.m. Men’s basketball- Home vs. Marywood University @ 4 p.m. Men’s basketball- Home vs. Alumni team @ 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14 No games

Monday, Feb. 15

Women’s basketball- Away @ Gwynedd- Mercy College @ 6 p.m. Men’s basketball- Away @ Gwynedd-Mercy @ 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 No games

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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Lady Cavs’ 6-game win streak snapped jason moran staff Writer

The Cavaliers saw their 6-game win streak come to a streaking halt when they were handed a 62-36 loss by the Alvernia Crusaders on Monday night. Alvernia’s defense held the Cavaliers to their second lowest point total of the season. The loss brings the Cavaliers record down to 13-8 with four games remaining in the season. The game against Alvernia also marked the Cavaliers last nonconference game of the season in which the team finished 5-5 against non-conference opponents. The Crusaders got off to quick start and at that half they were leading 27-18. They held Cabrini to just a 31.8 field goal percentage in the first half with their stingy defense. The second half was much of the same with Alvernia outscoring the Cavs 35-18. Senior guard Alyssa Brady was one bright spot for the Cavs by scoring 17 points in 30 minutes


Senior guard Alyssa Brady tallied a game high 17 points on Monday, Feb. 8 Alvernia University. of play. Brady was the lone Cavalier to score in double figures. She was 6-8 from the floor overall and hit 2-4 shots from the 3-point line. Brady is the team’s leading scorer this season averaging a career-high 14.8 points per game. Sophomore forward Allie Toczylowski scored a teamhigh 14 points and junior guard Kelli McIntyre scored 11 points to lead the Crusaders to victory.

The Cavaliers look to get back on the winning track with an away game vs. league opponent Immaculata University. The Cavs also will look forward to rematches against GwyneddMercy College and Neumann University. Both teams defeated the Cavs earlier in the season and currently sit in front of them in the CSAC South Standings.


Senior guard Kate Walck shoots a foul shot.

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Deana DiAmico takes the ball down the court.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010


“Who Dat?”

Saints capture first Super Bowl title

Peyton’s mistake

Well-deserved win

used. The loss, I truly believe, rests on the shoulders of “Mr. Reliable,” Peyton Manning. The score was 24-17 and the Saints were leading. Peyton Manning was putting together an expected fourth quarter drive to tie up the game. “Mr. Reliable” was about to bring the game back within reach, when it happened.

nicholas guldin

asst. sports editor

The Colts were primed and set for action on Super Bowl Sunday. They were fresh off some big postseason wins against the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets. In both victories they won by more than 10 points. Peyton Manning, arguably the best quarterback in the league, charged out of the tunnel with his team. Confident, prepared and well coached, everyone knew the Colts were far from the underdogs in this Super Bowl XLIV battle. Star defensive end Dwight Freeney, who tore a ligament in his foot against the Jets in the American Football Conference Championship game, was shockingly suited up to play. Morale was high and the defense was inspired as their determined leader made his way onto the field. Nobody could have guessed it, but in the end the Colts did not reign supreme. What happened to the Colts? What did they do wrong? I don’t think ‘they’ is the term that should be

If we learned anything from this game, it’s that Peyton Manning is human.”

patrick gallagher

asst. sports editor


Manning snapped the ball, took a quick three-step drop and then released. The ball was soaring towards Reggie Wayne. As he was about to complete his hook rout, none other than Tracy Porter jumped the rout and intercepted the ball. Seventyfour yards later the score was now 31-17, destroying any hopes the Colts had left. If we learned anything from this game, it is that Peyton Manning is human. He is a man who proved time and time again that he can win on some big stages but, for once, he slipped.

Going into Sunday night’s matchup, the Indianapolis Colts had a 5.5 line to win. But the one thing that Vegas bookies weren’t able to factor in was the heart of the Saints franchise and the “Who Dat” nation. The New Orleans Saints are World Champions this year because of their heart and soul. The Saints organization has waited for a Super Bowl appearance for 43 seasons and now, in their first appearance, they took home one of sports most prized possessions, the Lombardi trophy. The game started with Peyton Manning looking sharp as usual, but was only able to tally 10 points in the first quarter. With the Saints starting to find their stride in the second quarter they charged down the field. After stalling inside the 10 yard line they were faced with a fourth and goal. This is where Sean Payton, Saints head coach, started to show his true genius. Payton decided to go for the end zone, to gain more points and to keep the ball out of Manning’s hands. The try was stopped well short of the goal line and looked as if

it was nail in the Saints’ coffin. The Saints came out of the locker room at the half with something that would shock the world. Instead of kicking the ball off to the Colts, Payton called an on-side kick. The Saints showed this with drive and eventual score to bring them back into contention. Then Tracy Porter jumped Reggie Wayne’s rout and returned it, for 74 yards, sealing the Saints comeback and pushing the game out of reach of even Manning. A game full of unexpected plays and gutsy coaching was what it took for the Saints to prove

Ain’t nobody gonna beat ‘dem Saints”

that they should not be crossed. They had determination, willpower and most importantly heart. This is what they used in every play from a missed fourth down to a gutsy on-side kick.All year Saints fans had asked if anyone would ever beat their Saints and in the end it is New Orleans answering the question that there “aint nobody gonna beat dem Saints.”

Which Super Bowl commercial scored points with you?

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peter morrison

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political science major

spanish education major

phychology major

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“The Doritos commercial with the the little kid hitting his mom’s boyfriend was the funniest to me.”

“The Google commercial was very heartwarming, it was definitely my favorite.”

“The Bud Light commercial immitating “Lost” was my favorite.”

“The Snickers commercial with Betty White was hilarious.”

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“The Budweiser commercial where the girls made a literary reference to the book Little Women.”

holly prendergast/asst. sports editor/

2009-10 Issue 16 Loquitur  

2009-10 Issue 16 Loquitur Cabrini College