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Literary magazine wins!"#$%&%'$"((%)*'+,$ national prize %--%.$"/%,&'$)+,$By Diana Campeggio Asst. A&E Editor

Woodcrest, the college’s literary magazine, recently received the gold crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for its latest issue. With a new template and look, the Spring 2010 issue of the magazine advanced beyond what had been published in previous years. The awards were announced at the 33rd annual College Media Convention held in New York City during mid-March. Six college magazines were awarded the gold crown award and nine took silver crowns. Woodcrest was the only publication to win the gold crown in Pennsylvania. “It was just gratifying to be recognized and winning was just the icing on the cake,” Shannon Fandler, 2010 English alumna and co-editor of Woodcrest, said. Woodcrest is an anthology of student work that includes writing, photography and art. This was the first year that student art was included in the magazine. “In doing this, you get a lot more chances to get people recognized and not only writers, but also the artists and photographers of the college,” Mary Gunheim, 2010 graphic design alumna and co-editor of Woodcrest, said. In the fall of this year, Woodcrest received the gold medalist rating with high scores in design and content. The magazine also took third in design, Shannon Fandler took second for her short story, “I felt differently about my neighbors,” and

Anthony Casazza took honorable mention for his photography. According to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, all magazines and collegiate publication are judged on design, writing, editing, content, photography, concept and artwork. The most obvious change of this issue was the change in the template and design of Woodcrest. In past years, the magazine has chosen to use a pre-set template, which did not include any student art. When Gunheim became a co-editor, she decided to revamp the design. “There were always senior editors who were working on the magazine, so my senior year I got my !"##$%&'#"()*'+,-.."/%012.2 turn,” Gunheim said. Along with the addition of student art and photography, the editors also put a greater emphasis on the design of the magazine and the organization of the placement of the pieces. The editors remained selective about what pieces they chose and contained them within a shorter number of pages. Though the editors remained particular about what they included in the magazine, they still struggled to gain submissions for the issue. Many of the pieces submitted were from students in creative writing classes and artwork from different art courses. “But hopefully in the future, students will know more about it and will be able to submit their work that they do independently as well,” Fandler said.


Hundreds of  thousands  of  people  rallied  at  the  National  Mall  in  Washington  D.C.  on  Sunday,  March  21  in  support  of  comprehensive  immigration reform. !"#$%&'()'$(&*$+*),,*%)'-$%),-'-"&*()-&".*'/"*0*)1&*$+*'/"-(*2$3%'(-"&*$+* 4-('/*),$%1&-."*'/"*5#"(-2)%*0*)1*-%*)*2($6.*'/)'*&'("'2/".*+$(*4,$27&8*9/"* :;)(2/*<$(*5#"(-2)=*(),,>*6)&*'/"*,)(1"&'*&-%2"*?@@A*)+'"(*-##-1()'-$%* ("+$(#*,"1-&,)'-$%*6)&*&/$'*.$6%*-%*?@@B8 <$3('""%* C)4(-%-* &'3."%'&* )%.* +)23,'>* #"#4"(&* 6"("* )#$%1* '/$&"* '/$3&)%.&8* D'3."%'&* +($#* E(>%* ;)6(* C$,,"1"F* G)&'"(%* H%-I"(&-'>* )%.* J-,,)%$I)*H%-I"(&-'>*)&*6",,*)&*$'/"(*$(1)%-K)'-$%&*+($#*'/"*)(")*6"("* also present. L)'>* <(-11,"MN$('$%* O("O)(".* '6$* 43&"&* '$* '()%&O$('* '/"&"* 1($3O&* +($#* J-,,)%$I)* H%-I"(&-'>8* * N$('$%* -&* )%* )2'-I"* 2$%1("1)%'* )'* C"%'(),* Baptist Church in Wayne. :9/-&* -&* '/"* 4-11"&'* (),,>* $%* '/"* #),,* &-%2"* P4)#)* /)&* 4"2$#"* president,” Norton said to the group. DO")7"(&* )'* '/"* (),,>* -%2,3.".* C)(.-%),* Q$1"(* ;)/$%>* +($#* R$&* 5%1","&*)%.*S"&&"*S)27&$%8*T("&-."%'*P4)#)*),&$*#)."*("#)(7&*'/($31/* )*O("("2$(.".*I-."$')O".*#"&&)1"*I$-2-%1*/-&*&3OO$('*'$*'/"*2($6.8 D'3."%'&*6"("*#$'-I)'".*'$*)''"%.*'/"*(),,>*+$(*)*%3#4"(*$+*.-++"("%'* (")&$%&8*;$%-2)*E3(7"F*&"%-$(*G%1,-&/*)%.*2$##3%-2)'-$%*)%.*4-$,$1>* #)U$(F* 4",-"I"&* '/"* 23(("%'* &>&'"#* -&* 4($7"%* )%.* 6)%'".* '$* &/$6* /"(* support for an overhaul of immigration legislation. :V-'/$3'* W*X-%1* '/"* ,)6&* '/)'* )("* -%"++"2'-I"F* -##-1()'-$%* O($4,"#&* 2)%Y'*4"*&$,I".F=*E3(7"*&)-.8*:9/"*23(("%'*,)6&*#)7"*-'*-#O$&&-4,"*+$(*'/"* %3#4"(*$+*O"$O,"*6/$*6)%'*'$*2$#"*'$*5#"(-2)*'$*.$*&$*,"1),,>8= 9/$&"*'/)'*#)(2/".*/",.*4>*&-1%&*'/)'*(").F*:GZ3),*'(")'#"%'*+$(*),,=* and “No human can be illegal” at the rally. <()%2"&*[)(("'F*&$O/$#$("*&$2-),*6$(7*)%.*DO)%-&/*#)U$(*)'*G)&'"(%* H%-I"(&-'>F*6)&*3O,-+'".*4>*'/"*&/""(*%3#4"(*$+*O"$O,"*)'*'/"*(),,>8 :\'*6)&*("),,>*O$6"(+3,*'$*4"*-%*'/"*#-.&'*$+*&$*#)%>*O"$O,"*'/)'*6)%'* change and have traveled so far to stand up for their rights,” Garrett said. 9/"* R)'-%$* 2$##3%-'>* +($#* V"&'* C/"&'"(* 6)&* ),&$* -%* )''"%.)%2"* ),$%1&-."* C)4(-%-* &'3."%'&8* D(8* ;-#-* !"T)3,F* 2$$(.-%)'$(* $+* ]-&O)%-2* #-%-&'(>* $+* D'8* 51%"&* C/3(2/F* 6)%'".* '$* ()-&"* /"(* I$-2"* +$(* '/"* undocumented. sarah luckert / photo editor :9/"("Y&*4""%*)*,)(1"*]-&O)%-2*O("&"%2"*^-%*'/"*2$%1("1)'-$%_*&-%2"* Junior English and Spanish majors Katherine Parks and Brittany Ryan stand proudly with their plaque `aAbF=* !"T)3,* &)-.8* :b@* O"(2"%'* )("* ;"X-2)%F* `@* O"(2"%'* )("* T3"('$* declaring Cabrini’s Woodcrest magazine among the top six college literary magazines in the country.

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many are a part of. The project was designed to allow interested people to follow the lives of the four men as they tweet about their everyday struggles. Giving the homeless men food, clothing and money would seem like the smarter way to spend money on solving the problem but the Unheard in New York project decided to think ahead. The Unheard project was started by three interns at the advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, located in New York City. Their mission as interns was to find a way “to do something good, famously.”

The interns taught the four men how to use the cell phones as well as Twitter. Hoping this project would give the men a chance at a better life was the real idea behind the intern’s idea. With a budget of $1,000, the interns spent a lot less with a greater impact than they expected. All of the men acquired over 2,000 followers and as people become more aware of the project, the number only goes up. From this project Derrick received a phone call from NY HOMELESS, page 5


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Editorial: Remembering back to senior year in high school, what was on our mind? Was it what college will lead me to the perfect job? Or was it how many networks of professionals can I make while in college? How about will I find the real value of a higher education? Chances are, our mindsets may have been slightly less productive. Rather, we may have been wondering if we even want to sit in a classroom four more years. We may have been thinking that college was a four-year party. In fact, our biggest concern may have been how many days until we get to move out of mom and dad’s house. Whatever was really on our minds, we’re here now. Students at a private Catholic college in the suburbs of Philadelphia. What led us all here must vary in thousands of different personal stories. What we all share however, is the value of a Cabrini education. Cabrini, in Loquitur’s opin-

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Both in and out the classroom, Cabrini offers unique opportunities

ion, offers you something special. The intimacy within the campus and its community members creates an atmosphere of home. By the end of freshman year, most students are familiar to the faculty. Those with a decided major build relationships within their department and those undecided are followed by willing advisors who help them evaluate what it is they’re interested in pursuing. The Cabrini Activities Programming Board, known as CAP Board, find ways to bring students together outside of the classroom and the dorms. Both during the week and on the weekends the student-run program works hard to find fun entertainment for the student body. Pages 8 and 9 this week highlight the 10-best events that CAP Board hosts, all of which are special memories to the student body. The Co-Op and Career Services office facilitates opportunities in preparing resumes,

finding internships and landing jobs after graduation. This office is often found on college campuses. The difference in Cabrini’s office, however, is that everyone is able to get help. Despite your major or your academic year, the assistance is readily available. No student is without guidance for life after graduation. Outside of the campus, Cabrini’s mission reaches out to the world. Many Cabrini students study abroad for entire semesters to places like London, Australia and Spain to name a few. Other students travel during spring break for an enriched weeklong experience. What our school also offers is the opportunity to travel both across the country and outside of the country and immerse us into a culture of diversity and poverty. Campus Ministry offers many services to the students, one of the most popular being the immersion trips. The opportunities allow you to travel

to places like West Virginia to rebuild homes in impoverished communities, New York City to walk in Mother Cabrini’s footsteps and a trip to Ecuador in which students are challenged to live off $1 a day in a developing community. All of these experiences are just some of the opportunities that are offered through Cabrini College and its mission to serve not only its students with a higher education but to better serve the world with intellectual, well-versed human beings. This week, we welcome the hundreds of accepted students who are in their final stages of declaring what school they will be attending. We hope you can think both in the moment at who you are today and look ahead to the person you want to become as a college graduate. From the Loquitur staff to those on the path of educational enlightenment, good luck, you’ll be great!

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Symposium puts students talent on display By Eleni Antipas Staff Writer This year marks the fifth Cabrini Arts, Research and Scholarship Symposium. On Thursday, April 28, Cabrini students, faculty and staff will gather on campus to take part in this annual event. Although no classes will be held on this day, the symposium gives the Cabrini community a chance to share and explore knowledge in a unique way. Breaking away from the normal structure of the classroom, the symposium is a forum that allows undergraduate students to choose a topic and lead the discussion. “Participating in the symposium is a wonderful opportunity for a student to experience how it feels to work as a scholar,” Dr. Janice Xu, assistant professor of communication, said. “Probably for the first time in your life, you are not producing a paper for a grade, but producing knowledge and research data to share with a real audience.” Beginning in March, undergraduate students who are interested in presenting their best work of the year submit applications for the symposium to a faculty member for approval. Students then transform their work into one of the three available formats that best suits their work and talents. For example, students can create a poster, prepare an oral presentation or give performances. Dr. John Cordes, assistant professor of communication, explained that the symposium helps students focus in on something that they are really interested in and each student can share their work with other people that are genuinely interested in the research that the students have done. “Some students can co-author research studies with faculty mentors, which are published in significant academic journals,” Cordes said. Cordes is a co-chair of the symposium.

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Dr. Marie Angelella George and Dr. Mary Laver view alumni Tracy Hyatt’s poster on women during the civil war at last year’s symposium. The symposium highlights work submitted by students. Each year, Cordes evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the symposium. “I became a co-chair because I love research and over the past 20 years I found it really worthwhile and satisfying to see the excellent work Cabrini students showcase at the symposium,” Cordes said. In fact, Cordes’ entire research for communication class will be participating in the poster session of the symposium. His students have been conducting individual research projects throughout the semes-

ter. Their research includes topics such as homelessness, politics, social media and higher education. A complete program of the presentations will be available once all of the applications are reviewed. “Kathy McCrea and faculty support have done superb work with the program book,”Cordes said. This symposium will include approximately 100 posters that will be displayed in the Dixon Center between 8:30 a.m. and

10:15 a.m. Oral presentations will take place in Founder's Hall from 10:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Finally, one-act plays written and preformed by English majors will begin at 5 p.m. in the theater located in Grace Hall. “It really helped build my confidence with public speaking and it improved my resume,” Shea Boland, senior communication major, said.

CAP Board begins executive application process By Jeny Varguhese Asst. A&E Editor

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Junior Peter Morrison, secondary education major, and senior Aisling Carroll, business major, work to put together CAP board’s popular bingo event.

The Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) office accepted applications for CAP board executive positions on Wednesday, March 23. CAP board is currently conducting interviews to select next year’s executive board members. Through new board members, CAP board’s goals for next year include getting more students involved in activities on campus and to plan events that students like. “I have been on CAP board for two years and will be the president for next year,” Emily Fiore, junior secondary education and English major, said. “I feel like I have enough knowledge to be able to help guide others.” CAP board events are planned by the directors. They are responsible for selecting, planning and executing events. The executive board members help with budgeting, mentoring the directors as well as other duties behind the scene. General board member position, which is a non-application position, is also available for anyone interested in getting involved and helping the board. Students interested in being on the CAP board committee are interviewed for the positions. “The CAP board directors are usually students who have been to CAP board events in the past and show a true interest on being on the team,” Amber LaJeunesse, assistant director of SEAL, said. “If you have already been

involved with CAP Board and come to our events, you are more likely to be considered for a director position.” As CAP board members, students learn several leadership skills such as team work, communication skills and how to plan and execute events. “I would like to get more people to come out to the events and also plan events based on what people like,” Fiore said. When selecting members to be on CAP board factors such as schedule and availability, skill set, creativity and personality are taken into consideration. “I have been on CAP board for two years now,” Peter Morrison, junior secondary education and Spanish major, said. “I became the vice president for next year since I love working with CAP board and wanted to take the next step up.” “Being on the executive board, I have learned problem-solving skills and how to handle situations without bias,” Ali Thompson, junior marketing major, said. “Being able to hold the position of president was a really proud moment for me.” Although being on CAP board is not a paid position, it is a very prestigious position and LaJeunesse has high expectations for the board members. “I play the role of a ‘devil’s advocate’ and is the voice of reason for the board members and help guide them in the right direction,” LaJeunesse said.


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GLOBAL & NATIONAL Afghans protest Koran burning Afghan protests over the burning of a Koran in Florida continued Sunday for a third day, with three more people killed, bringing the number of people killed in Afghanistan since Friday to 24. A mob overran United Nations offices in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing seven United Nations international staff members on Friday. Protests started when Terry Jones, an evangelical pastor, organized a mock trial that ended with the burning of a Koran. Jones remained unrepentant on Saturday. He said that he was “saddened” and “moved” by the deaths, but that given the chance he would do it all over again. Read the original story on | April 3, 2011

BP hopes to resume drilling BP has asked United States regulators to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, two company officials with direct knowledge of the application said on Sunday. The petition comes less than a year after a rig BP had leased exploded, causing a huge oil spill and killing 11 workers and causing a national oil-safety panic. BP is seeking permission to continue drilling at 10 existing

SEPTA’s smartcard system proposed


Farmers in Fukushima, Japan debate what to do regarding their crops. The area has been effected by radioactive material leaked from Fukushima’s No. 1 nuclear power plant. deepwater production and development wells in the region in July in exchange for adhering to stricter safety and supervisory rules, one of the officials said. Read the original story on | April 3, 2011

inspections. Customers were told to expect delays. “The safety of our customers and employees is our primary concern,” Mike Van de Ven, Southwest’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.

urgent aspects of this task were argued, including going into the plant’s hazardous environment altogether. Read the original story on | March 30, 2011

U.S. economy Airline cancels adds 216,000 jobs 300 flights More trouble for nuclear plant Read the original story on | April 2, 2011

Southwest Airlines grounded 79 airplanes on Saturday after a piece of the fuselage on one of its Boeing 737s ripped open during a flight the day before, leaving a hole in the cabin and rapidly depressurizing the aircraft on a flight from Sacramento to Phoenix. 300 other flights were grounded on Saturday because of

After the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was hit by the severe earthquake and large tsunami, continued danger from radiation was discovered by workers at plant. A long-time worker with Tokyo Electric said that many

March brought 216,000 new jobs to the market in the private sector, leading to unemployment rates dropping down to 8.8 percent. Read the original story on | April 1, 2011

James Crowell Asst. News Editor

THIS WEEK AT CABRINI Thursday, April 7 Graduate open house Beginning at 6 p.m., presentations, meetings and Q&A sessions will be held for prospective graduate applicants. Instant admission decisions are available to those who qualify.

Friday, April 8 Play water security trivia Come to the Marketplace from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and learn about water security. Also enter a raffle to win gift cards to the bookstore.

Saturday, April 9

SEPTA’s new idea for a smart card as fare for its passengers was met with mixed feelings among the public after being revealed on Friday. A contract for the smartcard plan is expected for this summer. However, concerns about the smart-card stem from the fact that old payments in the form of tokens and tickets would still be around for a few more years. At that time, payments can be made by credit or debit as well as through passengers cell phones. Other plans include the idea to charge fare for one direction of service, leading to concerns that many could easily get around paying with alternative means of transportation when leaving the city. Read the original story on | March 20, 2011

Father of Eagles’ Avant dies Wide receiver Jason Avant’s father died from injuries sustained in an accident that occurred in Burlington County on Thursday afternoon. Pemberton police reported that a passenger in Avant’s ‘96 SUV suffered from trauma to the head in the accident. Roads were described as being wet at the time of the accident. It was reported that Avant, 51, lost control of the vehicle and hit trees lining the opposite traffic lane. Read the original story on | March 20, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt with Norristown PAL Join the Norristown Police Athletic League and volunteer to help with their Easter Egg Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sign up in the Wolfington Center.

Outreach club fights hunger Students were given the chance to fight hunger in the city in conjunction with the Community Service Outreach Club (CSOC) and Philabundance on Saturday, April 2. As volunteers work with largest hunger-relief organization in the world, they could see a big difference made for those in the local area.

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Tuesday, April 12

Mass Celebrate mass in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Accepted student day Cabrini will welcome accepted students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will include tours, panels with current students and major open houses.

Live and learn series - free massages Be one of the first 12 people to sign up for the “Wellness Benefits of Massage Therapy” and receive a free chair massage. Contact Jess Huda at to claim your spot.

Commencement kick-off Mandatory for Graduating Seniors, begin settling all your graduation requirements with the Business Office, Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office in Grace Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Read the original story on | March 20, 2011 James Crowell Asst. News Editor


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‘Digital Jesus’ explores role of church, technology absolutely present on the internet, and that your opinion can spread very quickly,” Ben Danner, sophomore biology major, said. On March 28, faculty, students and Howard explained that blogs and forums guests gathered in Cabrini’s mansion to specifically dedicated to one topic, such as listen to speaker Dr. Robert Glenn How- the end times is a form of enclave commuard, associate professor of communication, nication. He believes that this type of comat the University of Wisconsin-Madison. munication can hinder people’s abilities to Howard’s speech was in regards to his new communicate to people who do not share book, “Digital Jesus: The Making of a New their same beliefs. Christian Fundamentalist Community on Howard explained different forms of the Internet.” participatory media that end times believers Howard mentioned that his research for generally use to communicate their mesthe book began in the early 1990s when he sage, such as profile pages like those found began observing and interviewing creators on Facebook and MySpace and video blogs of novice evangelical and video sharing. websites, which concenVideo blogs often trated on the end times. feature people deliv“In terms of internet ering messages about What do you think about communication, I want the end times while religion going wireless? people to think critically in a trance or by about what they choose preaching sermons. to read and how they These messages tend communicate on the into get more hostile ternet and to send a posifeedback and not as tive message,” Howard much ritual delibsaid. eration as other blogs Since that time Howthat allow people to ard has observed a transmake comments. formation in the way people use the internet Text-based blogs allow people to share to communicate their religious beliefs. As their similar beliefs about the end times with technology has become more sophisticated, one another by participating in online disend times believers can focus on a much cussions. One popular example is the blog narrower message than other mainstream known as, However, news mediums. Howard believes that the most powerful Unlike other news websites, end times medium for ritual deliberation are forums. sites do not have to adapt to a large audi- One well-known forum is RaptureReady. ence and they are not at risk of losing spon- com, which combines ideas from mainsorship. stream news sources within the framework Howard describes this movement as of the end times. “Vernacular Christian Fundamentalism,” “I encourage my students to read as many which he defines as a belief in biblical liter- sources as possible without judgment,” Dr. alism, a belief in a spiritual rebirth, the need Leonard Primiano, professor and chair of to evangelize and a belief in the end times the department of religious studies, said. interpretation of biblical prophecy. “I learned that religious traditions are By Eleni Antipas Staff Writer


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“Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet” shows how the internet has opened many doors for religous groups.

Spirituality explored among students By Carol Dwyer Asst. Copy Editor A discussion focusing on faith and spirituality took place on Wednesday, March 16, from 3:30-4:20 p.m. on the 2nd floor conference room at Holy Spirit Library, hosted by the Student Diversity Office. A small group of students attended to share their thoughts, beginning with a question of what religion and spirituality meant to those present. Felicia Melvin, junior communication major, said she felt like religion is more standardized, while spirituality is what a person makes of it. “I’m Catholic and have been Catholic all my life, and have had experiences where I felt God’s presence,” Melvin said. “I don’t need to be in church to have that kind of spiritual moment.” This is an example of how people can have their beliefs and be religious or spiritual to the degree they choose, while not physically at a formal place of worship. Many people may choose to follow their beliefs at home as their faith feels more personal to them that way. Regarding the idea of doing

good throughout life, the importance of doing so for the right reasons came up during the discussion. “Most people do it out of fear of God,” Mary Jacobs, junior English and communication major, said. “I find that to be a falsehood of good.” This reflects the idea that when people do good, it should really come from the heard and be a genuinely good act on their part. If someone volunteers, there is different meaning behind if he or she does it just to add to look good for a college or an employer, or if it is something they really believe in helping with. “I do believe that there are a lot of people who are not religious, but do a lot of good,” John McDevitt, senior sociology major, said. “Those are the kind of people we want to associate with in this world.” In modern times, we have witnessed people such as Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997) and Pope John Paul II (1920 2005). The Mother Teresa website states that she was deemed a saint in October 2003. According to AOL News, Pope John Paul II is to be named a saint on May 1.

“I like saints because they’re very tangible for me,” Jacobs said. “I feel that it’s very admirable, what they do for their god.” This reflects the idea that people may sometimes find it difficult to believe in something that they can’t see. Therefore the symbols of a religion are objects are important to people as they help to strengthen what they believe. Student Diversity Office staff Melissa Morris said that most people want to do the right thing. “I think there’s a discipline in morality,” Morris said. An example of this could be if a person started their life going down a path of crime. Before going too far and getting into more and more serious offenses, that person realizes that he or she needs to change and really works at it to live better. Maybe he or she takes efforts to a higher level and pursues a field of study that translates to a career in helping others in troubled paths. “I think that the world religions have a lot of core principles that they share in common,” McDevitt said. According to a comparison chart on religion facts, the Bud-

dhist belief system includes the avoidance of suffering. This is similar to the 10 Commandments of Christianity, as it lists the bad things that followers should not do. The Religion Facts website states that Hinduism also has a similar list, called the 10 Commitments, which include “do not harm” and “do not lie,” yet do good deeds. Religion Facts states also that Islam’s Qur’an is against greediness and that those who are better off should help those in need. In Judaism, the Religion Facts chart states that people of the Jewish faith believe in “living ethically.” These examples reflect the common beliefs in doing good that different religions share, as well as common deeds that people should not do. According to Cabrini’s mission statement, the college respects the beliefs of other religions so that all will feel comfortable and welcome on campus. Also, the Student Diversity Office is available to add to the college community’s openness to people of all faiths.

Homeless utilize social media HOMELESS, page 1 Giants player Steve Smith who was inspired by his hundreds of tweets. The project also gave him the opportunity to receive a job interview, something that is easier to get with the help of social media than without. Albert was given $200 by one of his loyal followers that was used to pay for transit tickets. Carlos was also given something by one of his followers, a $30 metro card which means he doesn’t have to walk 2.5 hours to the library each day. The real miracle of the Unheard in New York project has to do with Danny. After 11 years apart and only three weeks into the project, Danny was able to find his daughter Sarah. Danny and Sarah had been separated when she left their home to live with her mother. Danny tweeted “Hi thi is to let yo people know that in lookin eoq my daughter her name is sarah m rivera.” Danny followed by posting his new telephone number and a photograph of his daughter. The next day Sarah called him. The Unheard in New York project proved to live beyond its initial expectations. Four men were given a chance to experience something most take for granted and social media gave them opportunities beyond themselves.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Anatomy of a

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,Id By Laura Hancq Asst. Managing Editor

Some of you may question whether my following article was in some way sponsored by Cabrini College because of the overwhelmingly positive nature, but I promise, I have not received free paninis from Sandella’s or a nice new hoodie from the bookstore. This is my honest experience and my view of the place that has changed my life for the better. My name is Laura Hancq, I’m a sophomore communication major and I truly feel at home here at Cabrini. Allow me to backtrack by saying I believe I am qualified to make the above statement because I know what it is like to not feel at home when at college. They say to know true love you have to first experience heartbreak. Well, after my divorce with my former school, I like to think Cabrini and I are going to be on our honeymoon for the next two years. I don’t like to name drop, so I’ll leave out which school I previously attended but what I can tell you is that I never truly belonged and have now found my home away from home at this small, Catholic college here on the Main Line. The college I previously attended was quite a distance from my home in Marlton, N.J. Although no flight was necessary, there were also no weekend trips home in store because although my parents love me dearly, New York traffic is enough to make anyone say, “see ya at Thanksgiv-

ing.” Last year, I traded being close to home for proximity to the beach and Times Square. While I love those things, I realized, that’s not everyday college life. You have to find a school that can give you what you really want day in and day out, and that means within the classes and the campus community. And there is nothing wrong with wanting to be closer to home and having the option of seeing the people I love on a regular basis. I originally came to visit Cabrini because a good friend from home was already a student here. Before my tour, all I really knew was if I chose Cabrini, I could be closer to home, have a car and be surrounded by my fellow Philadelphia Phillies Phaithful. When I left, I realized I could have all those good things but I could also probably have the best opportunity in the area for my major. Once again, allow me to throw out a relationship reference. I’ve always been told a good relationship needs to be give and take, 50/50 and all that jazz. When I took a step back and looked at the situation, I realized Cabrini could give me immense opportunities for everything I was looking for professionally, socially and emotionally. All I would have to do to reap the benefits would be to give myself fully and unconditionally to my new partner. We haven’t had the his and hers towels made yet but I’m in contact with Bed Bath & Beyond. Has it always been a walk in the park since day one? Not at all. Has everyone I met welcomed me with opened arms and wanted to be my best friend forever? Of course not. But anyone who would think

those things are going to happen immediately needs to defer college for a while. Here is the greatest secret of any successful college student and possibly any person in life: it is what you make of it. Yes, Cabrini itself offers some great experiences and houses some of the most incredible people within Founders Hall. However, they aren’t going to chase you. I worked harder than I ever thought I could to make a name for myself here. And you know what? It loved me back just like it said it would. On one of my first days of class with Dr. Jerry Zurek, head of the communication department, he told my class that the secret to success is to say yes. It’s a word we learn when we are so young and it is so easy to say; yet it gets lost in translation from our brains to our mouths. I said yes to the feeling in my heart that there was more out there for me at a different college. I said yes to doing the dreaded transfer process all over again. I said yes to being new for the second year in a row. And here at Cabrini, I have honestly tried my best to say yes to all the opportunities. What’s the bottom line? I’ve gained incredible professional experience, made what I hope to be life-long relationships and had my eyes opened to new people, places and things. What more could I possibly ask for from my still young college experience? I have no idea. Don’t take my word for it; try saying “yes” to Cabrini for yourself. Back to my honeymoon.

By Jesse Gaunce Asst. Copy Editor

Cabrini College’s signature slogan is “Do Something Extraordinary.” When you come to Cabrini, you have the chance to do just that. As students, we have incredible opportunities to succeed and to get on the right career path. When I first heard about Cabrini, I was drawn to the fact that it was in a nice area, the class size and campus size weren’t overwhelmingly big and that I would be able to get to know my teachers on a more personal level. The teachers and faculty members really do care. There are a few opportunities in particular that I have experienced in the year and a half that I have been here. I am a communication major and I am in my third semester at Cabrini. For my friends in my major, as well as me, the opportunities are endless. We have the chance to do hands-on type work that other colleges don’t offer. We can get our own radio shows, we can be a part of the news show called LOQation and we can even be actual reporters for the Loquitur. We are constantly told we are ahead of the game as far as our major goes, and we are not being lied to. Some of my friends that are communication majors at other schools tell me how they have taken a public speaking course and nothing else because their schools only offer lecture-based classes. Their schools clearly don’t offer the types of classes that Cabrini does. Another thing I love about Cabrini is the math department and you can call me crazy. I am one of those students who is terrible at math. I often wondered how I was ever going to pass a college math course because I didn’t do particularly well in high school. The teachers in the math department could be the nicest and most helpful people on campus. A lot of them give online-based homework that allows you to keep trying a problem over and over again until you get it right. They even show you how to do these problems step-by-step. Aside from the homework, the teachers are extremely welcoming and are more than willing to help anybody. They will work with you until you completely understand the material, which I think is great and very rare to see at a college. Another great advantage some classes have, not just math, are the classroom coaches. If a teacher can’t meet with you to help you or whatever the case may be, the classroom coach is basically the second in command and can help you as much as a teacher could, so there are always opportunities to get help. Another thing that I find that works to students’ advantage is that since the campus is so small, it’s not hard to find a good group of friends. I found mine within the first two hours that I stepped foot on campus for the first time. As you expand your career path, you’ll meet new people constantly and develop great friendships. I haven’t experienced every type of class on Cabrini’s campus yet, but my friends tell me the teachers they’ve had have the same mindset as every teacher I’ve encountered. It’s a refreshing feeling to know that people care about college students. jtg45@cabrini,edu


Thursday, April 7, 2011

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The Loquitur 7 By Jamie Santoro Perspectives Edito r

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Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

I graduated from LaSalle College High School in June 2008. I was young, dumb, bright-eyed and bushy tailed. I spent the summer working as a lifeguard, escaping to the shore whenever possible and eventually, saying my goodbyes to friends. In August, I left for Cabrini. Before I continue, I should just mention that I live 20 minutes away and I will make it sound far more dramatic than it should have been. I listened to “I’m Ready” by Jack’s Mannequin on the drive over because I’m deep like that. Actually, it was the first song I heard after leaving from my last day of high school. Insert some “coming full circle” comment here. Anyway, my freshman year was pretty uneventful. I was far from the popularity king, not unlike my high school days. I did go home almost every weekend. And by almost every weekend I meant every weekend. I wish I had a good reason, I had a job but I didn’t work every weekend and I did not have a girlfriend. What I do have are three siblings. I am a home body and momma’s boy so spending time at home was inevitable. Living at school in the first place was a challenge. It would have been easy and comfortable for me to commute, but that’s not what college is about. College is a time to challenge yourself and grow because of it. This might not seem like a big deal, but it was huge and it’s one of my proudest moments.

Sophomore year, unlike freshman year, was about getting involved. Freshman year, I was really focused on myself and didn’t really do anything outside of my classes. Come sophomore year it was time for a change. My adviser, Jerry Zurek, used the phrase “say yes” in at least every other sentence. So I took his advice. In my sophomore year, I was a staff writer of this fine publication, I was working as a CRS ambassador, I began working as a student ambassador in the admissions office, I was apart of the sports department for 89.1 WYBF-FM The Burn and a news anchor on LOQation. I guess I took his advice a bit too far. Becoming a part of all of those activities was stressful but it helped me create a great circle of friends and it kept me busy. You know what they say, idle hands are the devil’s play things. I also found something I had never experienced before: a small chunk of popularity. I don’t want you to think college is anything like high school socially but you have popular people and the not popular people. I was hanging out with the editorial staff of the newspaper and the big names in SGA. The most important part of that though? I didn’t care. I had friends that I had grown to love. The concept of popularity didn’t hit me until later because I was preoccupied having an amazing time at college.

Coming into my junior year, I was still very active. I was weekend director of events on CAP Board, our programming board here on campus, and I was beginning my year as Perspectives Editor. More importantly I turned 21. Lucky me. One thing I love about Cabrini is not only do we offer an excellent education, but when we want to, we can party. A few weekends ago we celebrated 50 nights til graduation. That isn’t a typo. I know I’m not graduating, but I can send my senior friends off in style can’t I? While the parties were fun, I don’t want you to think I have a problem. Junior year was about me realizing that college has a finite time span. There is a time that I will not be in school and it is soon. That’s scary. I am thinking about jobs and kids and houses. Some of that may be coming on a bit early, but I’m a worrier. Even though there is this pressure on me, pressure I put on myself, I look at my resume and I’m calmer. I am really proud of the work I have done here. My portfolio is kind of stacked if you’ll allow me to ring my own bell a bit. The education I have is preparing me for life. Whether I chose to be successful or charitable, I can do it.

Technically I haven’t begun senior year, a fact I am grateful for. I can spew off a hundred hopes and dreams I have for senior year, but I don’t want to sound like a 7 year old at Christmas time. My only hope is that by some anomily of space and time, it doesn’t end. College, to me, represents not only a great education and the tools that will help me succeed. That’s the obvious stuff. College is a time where I did things that I never thought I could ever do. I went in a timid, self-conscious boy, and now as I enter my final semesters, I am a man. I am building my future and, while I may cave under the pressure I am facing now and then, I have confidence, a confidence I found through my time at Cabrini. As the class of 2011 prepares for graduation, I am putting myself into their shoes. I am predicting that I will be a wreck come this time next year, as will many of my classmates. I am very proud to be graduating from this institution, but I’d rather put it off. Come check on me next year, hopefully I’ll be fine.

Honors program eases you into college life By James Crowell Asst. News Editor

Sitting there in my first class of my college career, I was utterly petrified. Petrified because I did not know what to expect, but utterly petrified because my first class ever as a college freshman was also an honors class. It was 9:30 a.m. on a Monday morning and I barely knew anyone who was sitting around a large wooden table in the library conference room. Awkward silence filled the room. The professor, Dr. Wright, came in at exactly 9:40 a.m. and my Honors ECG class began. I would soon find out that living with the same group of people had its ups and downs, but overall the honors program eased me into my life as a college student. Being a sophomore now, I can remember back to January 2009 when I got my acceptance letter to college. Enclosed in the acceptance envelope, there was also a letter from Dr. Primiano and Dr. Wright, explaining how, as codirectors of the Honors Program, they wanted me to join.

Seven months later, I sat there on the second floor of the library, in that large, drafty conference room, wondering what my college life was going to be like, hoping that I wouldn’t have to wait to find out. The answer to my questions would come soon enough. I am now a communication major and enjoying every day, feeling privileged to go to a small college that you get hands-on experience at everyday as well as learning from professors who actually care about their students. Despite where I am now, I would be nowhere without being in the Honors Program, especially the Honors living and learning community (LLC). Dr. Wright’s, “Reacting to the past” ECG class broke down walls and broke the ice between me and my peers in the honors program. Due to the often frantic and actingoriented class structure, I would find myself talking to and getting to know my classmates, who always were living on the same floor with me in East Residence Hall. Another honors class I took with the Honors LLC was Dr. Primiano’s, “Search for Meaning.” The diverse topics covered and complex books read in the class simulated my brain and gave me the hunger to branch out with my procurement of knowledge. As with Dr. Wright’s ECG class, Dr. Primiano’s religion class really elevated my level of

thinking about what it means to be in college and why I am in college to begin with, and without my experience so far in the Honors Program and the freshman Honors LLC, I would have been lost and unsure how to proceed with my life. The Honors Program also allowed me to have a diverse background of cultural experiences. With trips to the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Peace Mission Movement of Father Devine, the Shrine of St. John Neumann and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, I can say that the Honors Program seriously expanded my horizons and opened my eyes to what life is like outside of my small existence. Before my trip to see the orchestra, I had never been into Philadelphia, so just briefly walking the streets of a major city was an experience in itself. Being in the Honors Program really taught me a great deal about being in college and dealing with other people my age. Without those experiences that I had freshman year, I know my life would be drastically different. I am glad it turned out the way it did, and if I could answer myself back when I was sitting there petrified of what was to come, I would tell myself to not worry and to just enjoy what was to come.


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Top 10 Campus Events of the year Cabrini Night at the Phillies Cabrini students, alumni, faculty and families come together for a fun-filled night of cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cabrini dance team dances during the 7th inning stretch and the Cabrini chorus also sings the National Anthem.



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formal dances

Cabrini holds a formal dance in the Mansion in the fall and spring semesters. Students wear formal attire and enjoy a night filled with fun, dancing, friends and food. A black and white formal takes place in the fall and in the spring formal themes range from year to year.


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Mr. & Ms. Cabrini Pageant Cabrini students compete for the title of Mr. and Ms. Cabrini by showcasing their talent, runway walk and knowledge of Cabrini trivia questions. Students are nominated by an advisor or a faculty member. Selected faculty and staff, along with the student body judge the contestants.

wing bowl

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Teams come together for a competition to see who can make the best sauce for chicken wings. The student body then judges the wings in the marketplace.

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Each year CAP board hosts EPIC, which is a week full of events. Events include spirit day, big-prize bingo, Cabriniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talent, a catered dinner and comedy show, inflatable fun day and a Phillies game.


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Involvement fair Representatives from clubs, organizations and campus offices fill residential drive to get students involved in their clubs. This is great for first-year students to get involved with different clubs on campus right away. Performers such as Matt Santry and other local musicians come to play music while students look to sign up.

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New york trips CAP Board offers students trips to New York City twice a semester at a discounted price. CAP Board provides transportation for students to see a Broadway show, go sight seeing or shopping for the day. Students are able to see the Christmas tree in Rockafeller Center and enjoy walking around the city in the warmer weather during both trips. Students have seen “Shrek,” “Mary Poppins” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

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Game shows CAP Board holds many game show events throughout the year. Some of the game shows that they host include “Deal or No Deal,” “Minute to Win It,” “Think Fast,” “Family Feud” and Bingo. The winners of each game show have the opportunity to win gifts and prizes.

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Once or twice a semester Cabrini invites illusionists or psychics to campus. Students are always impressed by the acts that are performed.

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Freak week During the week of Halloween, Cabrini knows how to celebrate in a spooky manner. They begin the week with a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary, then CAP Board puts together a haunted mansion and a ghost hunters tour around the mansion followed by a spooky scavenger hunt and a CAPture the Clue Mystery Dinner.

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“‘Living mission’ means loving by learning to use one’s unique gifts and passions to serve those in need and growing in the ability to integrate one’s personal and spiritual experiences throughout the service commitment and beyond.”

generally between 10 months to up to two years. “‘Living mission’ with Cabrini Mission Corps,” according to Gina Scarpello, director, “means loving by learning to use one’s unique gifts and passions to serve those in need, and growing in the ability to integrate one’s personal and spiritual experiences throughout the service commitment and beyond.” In 2012, Cabrini Mission Corps will celebrate 20 years of placing 118 missioners to serve in the U.S. and around the world (nine countries overseas and six U.S. cities.) Current missioners are serving in Cabrini missions

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A letter from the editors: As your final year of high school comes to an end, an exciting and challenging time awaits you: college. If you’re reading this while walking the campus of Cabrini, wondering if this school is the place you will call home for the next four years, the editors of the Loquitur would like to invite you into our experience. We can all remember the first days of college life—the importance of first impressions, the confusion of where your classes are located and the uncertainty of where your college education will eventually lead you. During these days, we the editors can remember being told one thing: say “YES!” By saying “yes” to every opportunity and challenge, we have been able to have a wellrounded education and experience. Students at Cabrini have the privilege of working closely

with faculty in the intimate classroom size of 20 to 1 student to professor ratio. We have the chance to try on different majors for size, until one feels like it fits. We have networks and services on campus that lead you to internships and eventually jobs after graduation. We have study abroad opportunities and immersion service trips that offer diverse global experiences. We can all agree that we have made memories both inside the dorms, within our classes and across the campus. We can’t promise you that this will be the best four years of your life. However, what we can guarantee you is that if you seize the opportunity that Cabrini College can grant you as a student and member of this strong community, you will not regret saying “yes” to this school.

Co-Op and Career Corner:

Career services dedicated to helping students find success after college Choosing a major is just one of the dilemmas incoming freshmen face before move-in day. To help those who enter college as undeclared majors in their career paths, the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services offers a variety of programs. “We do have programs that are set up to help, in particular, first year students and sophomores who are still undecided about their major,” Nancy Hutchison, director of the Cooperative Education and Career Services, said. Hutchison often meets with students to discuss what fields they are interested in and assists them with class registration to explore curriculums they find intriguing. She also is able to assist with students who may want to change their major.

“If students think they want to be a communication major and then they start taking some classes, they might find out this isn’t really what they thought. They can come see us and we have some inventories and some online tools that can really help them asses their skills and their values to get a better picture of what might be a good fit as a major for them,” Hutchison said. With a wealth of connections in many different professional areas, Hutchison is able to place students in a job-shadowing program to see what the environment of the workplace is like in person. As students advance in their college careers, the office helps to mold their professional path through an externship program aimed at first year students and sophomores.

The co-op opportunity is aimed at second semester sophomores and juniors, where they can earn credit while working in their chosen field. It is offered each semester for all disciplines ranging from education, communication and political science majors. “It’s a full semester experience where they’re actually working. That is an academic-based program and that’s a pretty big piece of what we do. Essentially, that goes through the four years as students advance,” Hutchison said. Hutchison noted that another key element of the office was the Job Source Database where students can submit resumes to employers across the region. “We’ve had it now for four years. We’re always adding new features to it. That is

an international database offering employment opportunities to students and alumni,” Hutchison said. “Students can upload cover letters, writing samples, resumes and unofficial transcripts. They can search for co-op jobs in the database once they’ve been approved.” The staff is available all year for any questions or concerns that may arise during their time at Cabrini. For more information on the opportunities offered, the office can be found on Twitter (@cabrinicareers) and Facebook under its office name.

Alumni leave Cabrini...

Cabrini doesn’t leave Alumni.

‘10 Jenna Chiavoroli

Elementary Education Where she’s at: East Greenwich Township School District in N.J. What she’s doing: One-on-one teachers aid to student with Multiple Sclerosis Fact: Chiavoroli plans to volunteer abroad, travel and become a great teacher.

The education program has been a valuable tool in the real world. From field experience to in-class lessons to unit plans and seminars, I have learned many important

things about teaching and many useful tools for the classroom. Cabrini not only gave me an education, but it helped me to become more independent, more involved on

campus and it helped me to grow into a socially-aware person.”

‘09 Joe Johnson

Political Science and History Where he’s at: United States Navy What he’s doing: Electronics Technican Seaman Fact: Johnson plans on applying to Officer Candidate School in the near future.

By following Cabrini’s core values, I have been prepared to heed the call of the Navy

and any challenges it may throw at me. Further, I have infused both core values together to give myself the ability to take on any challenge that may be thrown at me in great strides, both in the here and now and future, and to always hold myself at a higher standard.”

‘10 Mallory Terrance

Communication Where she’s at: Harmelin Media What she’s doing: Associate Media Planner/Buyer Fact: While at Cabrini, Terrance served as Editor in Chief of the Loquitur, Operations Manager for WYBF, and held two internships at the Franklin Institute and at the United States Liability Insurance Group. Terrence was hired just two weeks after graduation.

I believe Cabrini communication students have an edge over other communication majors. Cabrini allows students to try all aspects of the major and encourages them to integrate all media together.”

‘10 Shannon Winters

English, Secondary Education with an individulaized major in Creative Writing and the Performing Arts Where she’s at: Archbishop Molloy High School in N.Y. What she’s doing: Freshman and sophomore teacher Fact: Winters participated in eight theater productions while at Cabrini and was named valedictorian.

Potential employers were impressed with the wealth of varied experiences I was able to

participate in and the numerous honors I was able to accomplish over a brief four-year period. Cabrini made me feel like a person, not a number, which in turn is how I treat my

‘04 Dolores Tornambe

Biology and Pre-Medicine Where she’s at: Bryn Mawr Hospital What she’s doing: Family Practice Resident Fact: Tornambe earned a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Research in 2006 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and received her Medical Degree from the same institution in 2010.

Cabrini gave me a great deal of confidence, which is of the utmost importance not only in getting into medical school but succeeding in life.”

‘09 Leah Hannan

Social Work Where she’s at: ManorCare Health Services What she’s doing: Social Worker providing short-term post-acute services and longterm care. Fact: Hannan now has her Master’s degree and is working towards her social work license.

The one thing that I love and miss about Cabrini is the community there. Cabrini

helped me realize that I needed to get involved with the community and really helped me become a great leader.”

‘10 Samantha Sauer

Special Education Where she’s at: Gloucester County Special Services School District at Bankbridge Development Center in N.J. What she’s doing: Tenth and eleventh grade teacher of sever/profound special education Fact: Sauer plans to earn a Master’s degree in School Administration

A Cabrini education puts your future in your hands, which is incredibly empowering. I was able to choose and adapt what and how I was learning to meet my individual needs, style, future and plans.”

Sports Highlights Men’s Lacrosse

The No. 18 men’s lacrosse team enters the 2011 season in search of their 11th consecutive CSAC championship title and 10th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers also hold the longest active conference win streak in the country with 79 wins. Including the postseason, the Cavs have won 98 consecutive games against a conference opponent.

Women’s Lacrosse

This season the Lady Cavs are back and in search of their third consecutive CSAC championship. Although the Lady Cavs are only 2-5 overall so far this season, they are a perfect 2-0 in the CSAC. The Lady Cavs have clinched a total of 10 CSAC championship titles and have made eight appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country


Overall the men’s Cross Country team has won six CSAC championships in program history. In program history, the Lady Cavs have garnered four CSAC titles and in the 2009 season, they placed third overall.

The womens softball team currently has a record of 3-11. After coming off a 2519 season last year, the softball team is in a rebuilding year with alot of young players. In the 2010 season the softball team got a bid to the ECAC tournament.

Women’s Tennis

The Lady Cavs finished this past season with an overall record of 15-3 and 9-1 in the CSAC and second place in the conference. In program history they have won four CSAC championships and appeared in two NCAA tournaments. This past season the Lady Cavs boasted four allacademic honorees.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team starts its 20102011 season off with an overall record of 1-6 and 0-1 in the CSAC. They are coached by Rich Aldrete, who is in his ninth season. Last year they finished seventh place in the CSAC and in program history, they have claimed three CSAC championships and made three appearances in the NCAA tournament.

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Soccer

The Lady Cavs were coached this season by 10 year head coach Ken Prothero. They finished their season 14-4-1 overall and 9-1-0 in the CSAC. In program history, the Lady Cavs have won four CSAC championships and made two appearances in the NCAA tournament.

This past season the Cabrini men’s soccer team finished 9-10-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the CSAC. This season they finished third overall in the CSAC and in program history, they have won seven CSAC championship victories and have made an appearance in three NCAA tournaments.

Men’s Basketball

The Cabrini men’s basketball team ended the 2010-2011 season 24-6 (16-2 CSAC). The Cavaliers clinched the CSAC championship for the second consecutive season, made an appearance in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the NCAA tournament and finished the 20102011 season as the No. 19 team in Division III basketball.

Women’s Basketball

After returning only seven veterans this season, the Lady Cavs faced somewhat of a rebuilding year this season with eight incoming freshmen. Although the Lady Cavs finished 10-15 overall, they finished above .500 in the CSAC with a record of 9-7. In program history, the Lady Cavs have claimed five CSAC championships, including back to back ones in 2008 and 2009.


Field Hockey

The Lady Cavs claimed their second consecutive CSAC championship and made their second straight NCAA appearance this past season. They finished the 2010 run with an overall record of 23-8 and 10-1 in the CSAC. In addition to claiming the CSAC title, the Lady Cavs also boasted player of the year in Stephanie Recklau who also garnered the honor in 2009.

The Lady Cavs finished 12-8 overall and 7-1 in the CSAC. In the 2009 season, the Lady Cavs won the first championship title in program history, with the second-consecutive CSAC championship this season. They also made an appearance in the NCAA tournament, both this past season and in the 2009 season

Men’s & Women’s Swimming

The Cavaliers made their season debut this year in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) where they finished in third place for the 2010-2011 season. The team concluded the season with five victories. The Cavaliers had eight swimmers finish the season with allconference distinctions.


So far in the 2010-2011 season the golf team has competed in seven invitational’s placing second in two of them: the Swarthmore College invitational and the Philadelphia University invitational. Overall, the Cavs have claimed two CSAC championships and have appeared in two NCAA tournaments, both in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Royal Engagement

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Application of the week:


By Melissa Webb Staff Writer The suspense will all be over soon enough. The 2011 royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is set to take place. When the news hit the public that there would be a wedding after a long relationship between the couple, many questions were being asked by people who wanted answers. Known to be England’s national shrine and one of the most important Gothic buildings, the Westminster Abbey is where the wedding ceremony will take place on Friday, April 29th. This venue was chosen because of its beauty and royal history. The décor of Westminster Abbey will be filled with arrangements of gardenias, lily of the valley, delphiniums and roses. For the pleasure of non-guest-list members and tourists, the arrangements will stay on display after the ceremony is over. The royal party consists of Philippa Middleton (Middleton’s sister) as the maid of honor, Prince Harry, (Prince William’s brother) as the best man, the bridesmaids and the pageboys. Details on the gowns of the bride and the bridesmaids were not released. Traditional but with a modern twist, a fashion director is predicting the bride’s gown to be a demure, highnecked, hand-embroidered, lace couture gown. Invitations were limited and only close friends and family where invited to the ceremony as well as the reception. The wedding reception will take place at Buckingham Palace, which was previously occupied by Queen Victoria. The host of the reception will be Her Majesty The Queen. The cake design and development will be prepared by McVitie’s Head Chef Paul Courtney, which was requested by Prince William. The travel from one venue to the other will be in a carriage that was originally built for King Edward VII in 1902. Along the procession route, the bride and the groom will pass some of London’s most well-known landmarks such as the Guard’s Museum. For those who wish to help celebrate their wedding, they can do so by donating to a charitable gift fund the couple set up. The charities support five causes the couple has chosen, which include Help and Care at Home, Conversation for Generations, Children Fulfilling their Potential, Support for Services Personnel and their Families and Changing Lives through Arts and Sports. You can choose which charity you would like to donate to or you can make a donation to all of them. From start to finish the wedding will be recorded and then uploaded right away and released to the public for viewing. For more information on the Royal Wedding, you can check out the website, .For more information about The Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund, you can check out the website Updates are also available on the Clearance House Twitter feed.

Which tiara will she get?

Eco-friendly tip of the week:

By Danielle McLaughlin A&E Editor Bikini weather is almost here and if you’re hoping to drop a few pounds before revealing your thighs to the general public, then the SparkPeople App is what you’ve been looking for. When creating a SparkPeople account, enter your current weight and your goal weight, along with a date you would like to reach your goal weight. SparkPeople will tell you how many pounds you need to lose per week, how many calories you need to consume and how much exercise you need to achieve this goal in a healthy amount of time. Once you set a goal weight, you can view a chart that will tell you your progress compared to where you should be and whether you are ahead or behind your goals. SparkPeople will customize meal plans for you based on the foods you like. They even have settings if you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have food allergies. If you’re not into following a meal plan, you can always create your own and manually enter the foods you ate. You can save foods you frequently eat into a “favorites” tab, making it easier to calculate the amount of calories and fat you consumed in a day. Need more motivation? SparkPeople also offers inspiring threads of people talking about their weight struggles and victories. There are also thousands of healthy recipes which have been tested by SparkPeople users. Nutritional information is provided for each and every recipe and with the click of a button, you can add these items to your food log. Even if you’re not looking to lose weight and are just hoping to lead a healthier lifestyle, SparkPeople is a great tool to use. It will tell you how much protein, fiber and vitamins you need a day and if you’re getting enough. You can even track your water intake. SparkPeople is sure to be the extra “spark” of motivation you need to reach your goals in fastest, healthiest way possible.

Cordless phones are energy vampires: sitting in a recharging cradle they suck up power 24-7. So replace a cordless phone or two that you don’t really need, and you’ll save energy. Read more:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Arts & Entertainment

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Reality Check: Who Should Text First? By Justin Sillner Features Editor So you see your phone flashing and you get really excited because you just got a new text message. However, when you go to read it however, you see someone’s name that you didn’t want to see. So now your excitement has gone from ample to nonexistent. “Hey.” So now here is the question. Do you text back or do you just let it go? Well it all depends on how you want to go about it. You could always text them back. That is the nice thing to do but you can not say anything that could quite possibly lead that person on. If you are the type of person who wants to text them back just because you would feel bad if you didn’t, it’s fine but you need to let this person know that you are not interested. Texting someone that likes you that you don’t have mutual feelings for is rough for anyone to deal with. You never want to hurt their feelings but you don’t want them to hate you either. As hard as it is to express your true feelings, the truth is you just have to step up and just do it. Tell that person that you’re not interested in them. It isn’t fair to keep dragging them along with them thinking there could possibly be something when you know deep down there’s nothing there. Now after taking a look at that aspect, let’s look at a different one. If you are texting someone and they answer you back hours later with a one-word answer, chances are they are not that into you. If you see that person in public and they don’t really acknowledge you, chances are they are not that into you. Don’t push for something that isn’t there. Don’t keep persisting. If you feel like someone is leading you on, question him or her. Ask what the deal is. You shouldn’t have to put up with that and it’s a waste of your time as well. But to put it simply, take a hint everyone. It’s obvious if someone doesn’t like you, don’t try to make something out of nothing. There is someone out there for everyone, just don’t annoy everyone until you find the right one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

There a are some perks to being a wallflower

but what? Joe DeMarzio Guest Writer Dear Friend, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky, is an emotion-packed coming-of-age tale about a high school freshman growing up in the early 1990’s. The story begins when the main character, Charlie, starts writing a series of letters to an unknown person. Most main characters are meant to be compelling and unique to engage the reader. After analyzing Charlie, you find that he is so ordinary that it seems like the story is a work of non-fiction. But for most people who grew up in that time period, it actually was non-fiction. Throughout the course of the book, Charlie rides on an emotional roller coaster. After the death of one his closest family members, he begins to break out of his shell and meets a group of welcoming new friends. After that, he experiences the thrill of first love and the temptation of drug use. The execution of the story brings the characters and scenes to life as if the story was unfolding in front your eyes. The flow of the plot reminded me of a reality show about a small group of extremely vibrant people being narrated by the leading character. Chbosky added extra detail to the entertainment and art that took place in the 1990’s to remain true to the story referencing alternative bands like Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd. Despite having taken place a decade and a half

ago before the big advancements in technology happened, the situations are very relatable and the essence of the story remains true throughout the ages because its message is timeless. The narration in itself is so interesting. Charlie is not the popular one, but he is not exactly the stereotypical nerd either; he is pretty much the wallflower. After reading this book, I was really able to grasp the importance of the incorporation of the wallflower in their group of friends. Charlie wasn’t the one chosen for high school royalty, unlike his older, athletic brother. Before he met his best friends Sam and Patrick, who made him feel welcomed, he thought he lived so close to the spotlight but was never about to set foot in it. His descriptions of people and places were so vivid that you felt like you actually knew them. Charlie saw people in great ways that some may even be unable to see themselves in. The story might end on page 213, but the messages of love, life and the meaning of true friendship that the story brings to life are infinite and shall remain with the reader forever. The story is written in a very different format than the usual book. All of the pages are written almost like a letter and in hand rendered type. Not only is the book a best seller, but the movie is anticipated to be very popular and the author is hoping the film will be a big box office hit. Sincerely, Joe DeMarzio


“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a tale about a high school freshman growing up in the early 1990’s. P.S.- A theatrical release of the cult-classic “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” is scheduled for a 2012 release starring Logan Lerman of “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief” as Charlie and Emma Watson of “Harry Potter”

fame as his love interest Sam. Author Stephen Chbosky will make his directorial debut.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011


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O’Hanlon leads Lady Cavs to success By Allie Rodolico Staff Writer Standing at only 5 feet tall, senior attack Jamie O’Hanlon makes up for her small height on the field. Since her freshman year, O’Hanlon has been a huge asset for Cabrini’s women’s lacrosse team averaging 35 goals in the past three seasons. In Cabrini’s first win of the season against CSAC opponent Immacualta University, O’Hanlon led Cabrini’s offense with eight points, scoring five goals and three assists. It took four games before the team finally clinched that first victory. Thanks to O’Hanlon and her teammates, the hard work finally paid off. “It was different at first,” O’Hanlon said. “It’s the first time we’ve had a completely new squad, especially on offense. Once we started to learn each other and figure each other out it’s definitely coming together a lot more.” O’Hanlon started playing lacrosse in the fourth grade and says she decided to play because it was a new sport in her hometown, Springfield, Pa., and all her friends were doing it. However, lacrosse wasn’t the only sport she

excelled in. She played soccer and was a member of the swim team in high school and also participated in each of those sports for a season at Cabrini. “I came into Cabrini swimming and playing lacrosse,” O’Hanlon said. “Unfortunately, after a shoulder injury I couldn’t swim anymore after my first year.” After the women’s soccer team became depleted by injuries, O’Hanlon took on the challenge and started playing halfway through the season, contributing to the team’s CSAC championship title. However, she admits her favorite memory at Cabrini was winning the lacrosse CSAC championship her sophomore year against Gwynedd-Mercy College. She also admits that her main decision to come to Cabrini was because of head coach Jackie Neary. “My high school lacrosse coach was actually roommates with Jackie in college,” O’Hanlon said. “Once I met her, that was it. I knew I was coming here.” “As a player I like to settle things down,” O’Hanlon says. “I love how the game of lacrosse is played. I don’t just like to run and gun it. I like it when goals are scored off of nice plays.” Besides juggling school and lacrosse, Jamie also coach-

es JV soccer for her alma mater, Springfield High School. After she graduates in May, she hopes to become a teacher and continue coaching soccer and hopefully lacrosse as well. O’Hanlon also believes that there’s always room for improvement and she continues to have goals for herself. “I want to take more shots in the game,” O’Hanlon said. “I always fell in that ‘quarterback’ position with Amanda [Alexandrowicz] and [Erin] Nollen on the team, who were both really great players. Now that they’ve graduated, I’d like to take more of the shots.” Like many athletes at Cabrini, O’Hanlon also wants to win the CSAC championship. She also hopes to go undefeated in the conference, which last year’s team did for the first time since 2008 and to just come together as a team and continue to play better. “We have a really good squad all the way through,” O’Hanlon said. “With all the freshmen playing it made it difficult at first since no one really knew how to play with each other. We’re getting used to playing together and things are coming together.”


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Men’s tennis eager to find their stride By Jesse Gaunce Asst. Copy Editor The Cabrini men’s tennis team has had a slow start to their season. Their overall record is 1-6 and they have lost four straight matches. Their only win of the season so far was a 6-3 triumph over Arcadia University. Last season, the Cavaliers finished with a 1-10 record overall and a 1-6 record in conference play. They did not qualify for the playoffs. This season looks to be vastly different. The Cavaliers currently sit in sixth place in the CSAC conference, but the players believe in each other and the direction of the team itself. They are projected to make it to the conference playoffs this season and can hopefully make it to the NCAA tournament for the first time since the 2000-01 season. “This year we are looking really strong. We are picked to finish fourth in the conference which will put us back in the playoffs and get some redemption for last season,” Walter Jesuncosky, junior history major, said. Sophomore accounting major Patrick Stokes agrees. “I have played for teams in the past but have never had as much fun as I do with the Cabrini squad,” Stokes said. “The practices are fun and we always know that we fought our best in each of our matches, win or lose.” If they were to make it to the big dance, it would be the fourth time in team history since their very first season in 1974-75. Their last match resulted in a 9-0 loss to Marywood University on Saturday, April 2. Cabrini and Marywood have developed a strong dislike for each other.

“We really have a huge team rival with Marywood,” Jesuncosky said. “It’s simple, we don’t like them and they don’t like us. It’s been going on for a few years now.” The Cavaliers have yet to play some of their biggest CSAC opponents such as Eastern and Keystone. They believe that what they have gone through so far can result in bigger victories down the road against their future opponents and everyone, whether they play all the time or just sparingly, is just as important as the next person.

is the team itself and that we have a great group of guys,” Jesuncosky said. “We have all formed a real strong bond, we are almost like brothers to each other. I think our trip to Hilton Head, S.C. really brought everyone together. Personally I believe that we have one of the closest teams ever to come through Cabrini.” As of March 20, junior accounting major Nathan Martin leads the Cavaliers with a 2-3 record in overall singles matches this season. Junior marketing major Justin Lutteroty and Kenny Domeraski are undefeated in doubles matches with a record of 1-0. Right behind them are senior history major Joe Stafford and freshman criminology major John Giovanelli with a 1-1 record. Jesuncosky owns the best career record in singles and doubles matches. He is 4-25 all-time in singles matches and 8-22 all-time in doubles matches. His best statistical season was in 2008 when he went 3-10 in singles matches and 7-7 in doubles matches. These numbers are sure to improve over the course of the season and beyond. “We have improved substantially over last year which makes us want to go out and fight for every point even more,” Stokes said. “Our coaches reminds us of our improvements but also stresses that we have a ways to go. To have such an outstanding coach along with a prodigious captain it is inevitable our motivation can only go up from here.”

“Probably the best part about being a part of the team is the team itself and that we have a great group of guys.”

Cavalier Calendar Thursday, April 7

4 p.m. W Lacrosse vs. University of Scranton

Friday, April 8

3 p.m. Softball @ Neumann

Saturday, April 9

11 a.m. Softball vs. GwyneddMercy 11 a.m. Golf @ Hudson 12 p.m. W Lacrosse vs. Marywood 12 p.m. M Tennis vs. Keystone

Sunday, April 10

10 a.m. Golf @ Hudson 2 p.m. M Lacrosse vs. Roanoke

Monday, April 11

4 p.m. M Tennis @ Philadelphia University

Tuesday, April 12

3 p.m. Softball vs. Haverford

Wednesday, April 13

4 p.m. W Lacrosse @ Rosemont 4 p.m. M Tennis vs. Penn State Abington

“From the No. 1 position to the players used only in exhibition matches, we all feel equally a part of the team,” Stokes said. “So far our season has been tough due to the fact that we have played really strong teams and within that we are hoping that it will prepare us for our main conference matches,” Jesuncosky said. “Nothing really affects the guys. They know that these matches will be tough and that they are there for more of a learning experience so that we can take it to teams like Keystone, GMC [GwyneddMercy College] and Baptist Bible.” Jesuncosky describes the team as one for the ages. “Probably the best part about being a part of the team


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Intramural activities keep students involved By Laura Hancq Asst. Managing Editor Many high school athletes know the feeling of dismay that sets in upon graduation because sometimes one milestone means the demise of another. The end of high school can symbolize the end of an organized athletic career for those not going on to play Division I, II or III athletics. Well, not at Cabrini. Enter Orlin Jespersen, the man behind Cabrini’s recreation department, who will help students get out there and play. For those of us not quite gifted enough to jump on the field or court with the Cavs on the Division III level, Jespersen has plenty of opportunities available. He is in charge of the club and intramural sports programs, as well as all of the recreational trips that Cabrini sponsors. “Intramural sports are set to be social yet also competitive. We set them up so that they run the range,” Jespersen said. “Club sports resemble more of a formal team because they usually practice 2-3 times a week and compete against other schools.” Currently Cabrini’s club sports include men’s club lacrosse and roller hockey, as well as dance team and cheerleading. Baseball has fallen off the radar currently but is looking to get back on track next year. “The club sports are student run and there are tryouts but we encourage the teams to keep as many students as pos-

sible,” Jespersen said. Roller hockey is an example of a club that has had two teams in some years. One team will compete against other colleges while the other will be looking to prove themselves in local men’s leagues. According to Jespersen, this level of interest is really giving the club sports the competitive edge that many of those athletes enjoy. Anyone can try to start a club as long as there is enough interest. Some possible ideas that may come off the ground in the future at Cabrini include bowling and women’s lacrosse. Intramural sports strive to provide an opportunity for athletes of all skills. Popular sports include volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, dodge ball and floor hockey. Students are either asked to form their own teams or register as a free agent on Jespersen does his best to get all interested free agents drafted. “All kinds of students sign up for intramurals and even those who have demanding schedules and are highly involved manage to find time,” Jespersen said. “The schedules are somewhat adjustable depending on gym and field availability so I try and schedule at least two different possible game times a week so most people can at least make one.” Jespersen has even provided the best intramural teams in certain sports such as flag football and basketball the opportunity to compete against other schools in a

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Basketball is just one of the many intramural sports that students can participate in at Cabrini. championship intramural tournament. and the ones that require a fee are highly “I teamed up with the director at Neu- discounted off the actual price. Jespersen mann and we created an end-of-season runs these trips along with CAP Board. championship,” Jespersen said. “It’s great They will provide specialty equipment for for the students because it gives them the certain activities as well as transportation. opportunity to experience traveling to a “I attended the white-water rafting in the different college to compete.” fall and it was an interesting experience,” For students who may be looking to try Megan Sokolowski, sophomore commua new recreational experience, Cabrini of- nication major, said. “We didn’t have the fers interesting trips throughout both the best weather that day but I’d recommend fall and spring semesters. Some of the trips anyone interested to try it because it’s the include indoor rock climbing, paintball, kind of experience you don’t get outside of hiking the Appalachian Trail and the very college.” popular canopy tour. Many of the trips are free for students

ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND Fighting Childhood Cancer One Cup At A Time!

Stop by these events April 18 – 19 to support ALSF and buy a cup of lemonade for $1! Monday, April 18: o “Lemon-Themed” Dinner & Kick-Off! 4:30pm – 7:00pm, Marketplace o

RA BBQ & Lemonade Stand: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Mansion Lawn

Tuesday, April 19: o Outdoor Lemonade Stand: 11:00am – 4:00pm, Outdoor Commons o Visit the Take Care Fair (1:00-4:00pm) for exciting wellness offerings!

Additional ways to support the ALSF and fight against pediatric cancer: This year’s fundraiser is in honor of Liz Stauffer, daughter of Facilities’ Larry Stauffer! Read about Liz’s journey and her amazing inner strength at Make an online donation for Cabrini’s at: Donate $5 and wear your jeans on Tuesday, April 19! (Donations can be sent/delivered to Joanne Mattioni, 86 Founder’s Hall.) Don’t forget to wear YELLOW with your jeans! Previously designed Cabrini ~ ALS t-shirts available for $10.00! (Contact

100% of proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!


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Students can find life-long success in athletics By Nick LaRosa Asst. Sports Editor Students at Cabrini College always have the opportunity to do something extraordinary, especially when it comes to playing sports. There are 16 different varsity sports for student-athletes to choose from – seven for men and nine for women. Both men and women can participate in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis. Additionally, men have the option of partaking in golf while women are also offered field hockey, softball and volleyball. Some of the athletic facilities on Cabrini’s campus include the Edith Robb Dixon Field for outdoor activities and the Dixon Center for indoor activities. Dixon Center houses the Nerney Field House for basketball and volleyball and also features a swimming pool, indoor track and fitness center. According to Joe Giunta, Cabrini’s director of athletics and recreation, there are a number of benefits that come with being a student-athlete. Giunta himself was a student-athlete during his four years at Neumann College. “The things you learn as a student-athlete end up being beneficial to you in the work force, things like team work, sacrifice, work ethic and camaraderie,” Giunta said. While all students at Cabrini can participate in community service and form lasting friendships during their time at college, being a part of a team is truly a unique and enjoyable experience. “Teams are fun,” Giunta said. “Sometimes you forget that and you want to talk about all the team work, the con-

nections, the work ethic. It’s just fun being with a group of people, it’s fun traveling to games. You get to see cities and places that you've never seen before.” The Cavaliers women’s basketball team went to Puerto Rico this past year and spent time in the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands two years ago. This year the women’s lacrosse team will have the opportunity to travel to Japan.

and women’s lacrosse). Tom O’Hara, head coach of the men and women’s cross country teams, has served Cabrini for 28 seasons. “I think we have the best group of coaches here at Cabrini,” Giunta said. “We've got so many of them that have been here for a long time. It shows they love it here and the student-athletes that they've coached over the years love them. In addition to that, we have great facilities and we have a long history of success.” During the current 2010-2011 season, both the women’s volleyball and men’s basketball programs won the Colonial States Athletic Conference title and participated in the NCAA tournament. The men’s lacrosse team is looking for their 11th CSAC title in a row this season and women’s lacrosse is aiming for their third-consecutive title. The keys to succeeding as a student-athlete in Division III athletics are organization and time management. If students apply both of those aspects, then they will be able to enjoy the benefits of academics and athletics while still maintaining relationships with family and friends. “Being a student-athlete at any level, you have to plan everything accordingly to make sure you can handle everything,” Giunta said. “You've got academics, you've got family, you've got social. One of the things that I think is good about D-III [athletics] is that you can still operate and live a full life.” For more information on athletics at Cabrini College, including schedules, statistics and game recaps, please visit

The things you learn as a student-athlete end up being beneficial to you in the work force, things like team work, sacrifice, work ethic and camaraderie.” “These are experiences that are life-long memories,” Giunta said. As a Cabrini College Cavalier, student-athletes will be able to share these memories not only with friends and teammates, but with their coaches as well. Four head coaches at Cabrini have been involved with an athletic team for nine or more seasons: Rich Aldrete (men’s tennis), Ken Prothero (women’s soccer), Steve Colfer (men’s lacrosse) and Jackie Neary (field hockey

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ABOVE: In the 2010 season, defenseman John McSorley received a USILA Honorable Mention All-American accolades. He also earned CSAC First Team honors and was given ECAC Metro/ South Region All-Star First Team distinction. FAR LEFT: This past season Dom Farrello received Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team distinction, while also being named to the CSAC First Team. Farrello was also named the CSAC Player of The Week a total of three times. LEFT: Marykate McCann was a freshman defensive back this past season. She received CSAC First Team Honors, while playing and starting in all 19 of the team’s games. christina flood / staff photographer

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2010-11 Issue 24 Loquitur  

2010-11 Issue 24 Loquitur, Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, Pa., April 7, 2011