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or many of us, this november will be the first time that we’ll get to vote in a presidential election. We’ve tuned into the first debate, possibly googled our way to deciding whom we’re voting for, and most likely retweeted a few big bird memes. That’s right. big bird. after a gaffe that romney made during his first debate against Obama about cutting Pbs funding, which would mean canceling sesame street, there were memes all over the internet from the birdbrain’s point of view. although we at the Loquitur are fans of the big yellow bird and his furry friends, they’re not what the election is about. The presidential bid is bigger than big bird. This is the future of the country that we’re talking about – it’s not just about ruﬄing a few super-size canary feathers. For those of us who’re freshly registered to vote come november, it’s tough to dig deep and really decide who we want to vote for, let alone what we believe in or approve of. but this doesn’t mean that we should be focusing on the memes, the gossip and the bright lights; we need to look beyond what we see on billboards, on magazines and on
youTube. What we need to look at now are the issues that will directly affect us and what kind of world we want. instead of taking a cue of who to vote for from our parents, we must focus on how the policies of either party would affect us and our world. below are two websites that are useful for anyone to get a grasp of which candidate they should vote for, based on who the individual voter is, on what values and opinions give themselves purpose – the easiest way to consider one vote’s impact. it’s important to see yourself, to see your vote, as more than “just one,” however. in a country with over 300 million individuals, it’s easy to feel insignificant – but it’s even easier to feel like your decisions won’t affect others. it’s easy to feel like a fish out of water or, dare we say it, a bird out of its cage, when tackling politics. but your individual story matters; you have a bigger impact than you think. all it takes is one bird to rise up and be the big bird in town. Just make sure you don’t crush all the other birds on your way up.
The Power of ONE Vote The length of service for drafted soldiers was extended to two-and-a-half years by a margin of one vote: 203 to 202.
California became the 31st state by a margin of one vote.
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Marcus Morton was elected governor of Massachusetts, receiving exactly 51,034 votes out of 102,066 – a one-vote difference.
Votes by the U.S. House of Representatives on a law that banned specific assault weapons were originally tied until one member changed his vote.
President Andrew Johnson was acquitted by the Senate of all charges that led to his impeachment because of one vote. He stayed in office.
Women gained the right to vote in California by a one-vote margin per precinct – nine years before women in the rest of the U.S.
Lyndon B. Johnson, who went on to become the 36th president of the U.S., became senator of Texas by a one-vote margin.
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Katz: ‘men who are abusive come off much more normal’ by heather LaPerGoLa Staff Writer
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be it through media, example or education, “our culture is producing abusive men,” stated one of america’s leading anti-sexist male activists, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education. dr. Jackson Katz, an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist stated that, “the vast majority of physical and sexual violence are done by men who are not sick; they’re not sociopathic; they’re not mentally disturbed. The majority of men who are abusive come off much more normal than that.” Which he said leads us to ask the question, “if the typical perpetrator is pretty normal, what does it mean to be normal in our society?” at the college’s domestic Violence symposium held Tuesday, Oct. 9, Katz addressed the topics of domestic violence, sexual violence, sexual harassment and sexual abuse of children in our society, all of which fall under the category of gender violence issues. “historically [gender issues] have been seen as women’s issues that some good men help out with. and i’m here to say i have a problem with that frame. i don’t accept that premise. i’m going to argue that these are men’s issues, first and foremost. and that the only way we’re going to make change, really make dramatic change in this
10 Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence 1) Approach gender violence as a MEN’S issue involving men of all ages and financial and racial backgrounds. 2) If someone close to you is abusing his female partner, don’t look the other way. Talk to him about it and urge him to seek help. 3) Have the courage to look inward. Question your own attitudes. Attempt to understand how your attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence, and work toward changing them. 4) If you suspect that a woman close to you is being abused, ask if you can help. 5) If you are or have been emotionally, psychologically, physically, or sexually abusive to women, seek professional help NOW. 6) Be an ally to women who are working to end all forms of gender violence. Support, attend, and raise money for women centered rallies and events. 7) Recognize and speak out against homophobia. This abuse also has direct links to sexism. 8) Educate yourself about multicultural masculinities, gender inequality, and the root causes of gender violence. 9) Don’t fund sexism. Refuse to purchase any materials that portray women in a sexually degrading or abusive manner. 10) Mentor and teach young boys about how to be men in ways that don’t involve degrading or abusing girls and women. society in terms of a level of perpetration, is by having a paradigm shift; a new conceptual framework to think about.” Katz believes that education of young boys, school programs, social workers, and everything of the like are very important, but until we change the cultural practices produced by abusive men, we’re not solving the problem, just making it easier to “clean up after the fact.” “We need to completely alter how gender violence is
perceived and to do that we must begin with awareness. awareness of what gender violence really means, how society approaches multicultural masculinities and gender inequality, and what it means to be “normal” in today’s society and how this view needs to be reformed,” Katz said. another main point addressed in the symposium was Katz’s view on the importance of language and how it’s used in terms of gender vio-
lence. “The first problem i have with the term “women’s issues” to talk about domestic and sexual violence is that it gives men an excuse not to pay attention,” Katz said. “This is also true of the word gender. a lot of people hear the word gender and think it means women. so they think that gender issues are synonymous with women’s issues.” Katz explained that words we use, how we use them and their contexts are critical. Words like alleged victim, instead of victim, or accuser have become more prevalent in society giving a negative denotation on the persons involved. “Language is really important. how you describe something, how you define a problem or a solution, or how you define a category all really makes a difference,” Katz said. “i don’t think a person should be defined by something that happened to her or to him. i don’t think that’s their identity. i think a woman who was battered is a different term than a battered woman.” Katz concluded his session with two short video clips demonstrating the effect media has on male youth and how adults have the responsibility on educating them on how to be men in ways that don’t involve degrading or abusing girls and women. To wrap up he quoted Frederick douglass, “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” hmL37@cabrini.edu
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Cabrini Ministries and Swaziland: strong since ‘71 by Laura Gallagher Managing Editor
Cabrini Ministries has formed a strong partnership with Swaziland that dates back to 1971. They are providing hope for Swazis through different services to help those affected by HIV and AIDS. That’s only a fraction of goes on in Lubombo, Swaziland. “We really pride ourselves on partnership,” Dr. Anne Skleder, provost for academic affairs, said. “We look for ways to connect with others in ways that will be mutually beneficial that will help our students and faculty grow, and what our partner thinks is worthwhile.” The partnership is evolving and has major aspects that go with it. Building capacity among the teachers who run the after-school programs is one important factor. Teachers
“It will be a tremendous opportunity to go beyond tourism. It’s about being in solidarity with others and learning. Everybody brings assets to the table.”
steads and at the ministries, from a psychological and social standpoint. “The goal is essentially how to demonstrate that children who were once afraid, unattached and depressed are now engaged, trusting and have friends,” Skleder said. This is not an easy task, especially for a place that has little psychological testing. Moving forward, this partnership is looking at opportunities for an immersion experience at Cabrini Ministries that Cabrini students can offer. “We’re not quite there yet; we are working on that and that is on our agenda now,” said Skleder. “It’s not necessarily about what can the student do but what can the experience do for the student in the long run,” Ben Kickert, development and grant coordinator, said. Kickert believes an immersion experience with a group of students can help shape students, allowing them to use their skills and engage in critical thinking. Both Cabrini and the ministries have to be ready before this plan is in full effect. There are so many different details that need to be addressed such as preparing students, selecting them, and the overall environment change. Sister Barbara Staley, deputy executive director, and Sister Diane DalleMolle, executive director, will be coming in October and will attend some classes and possibly teach a class. Having them around campus will be a positive visit and from there the future can be discussed further. “It will be a tremendous opportunity to go beyond tourism. It’s about being in solidarity with others and learning. Everybody brings assets to the table,” Skleder said. email@example.com
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have come for the past three years each January from the ministries for an intensive learning experience with Cabrini’s faculty. Staff from Cabrini has also been sent over to Swaziland to learn new teaching methods and use of technology. The marketing and external relations play an important role in this partnership as well. A team of colleagues were brought in to make a video, which is up on the website. The purpose of this video is to help the Cabrini Ministries in additional grant funding. They wanted to show possible future donors what the impact is. Dr. Barenbaum, psychology professor, is working on a major project where she interviewed children this summer in Swaziland. Her goal is to see how students who are at the ministries are impacted by what happens when they are co-parented in their home-
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Dean’s Fall Holiday
Radnor Rocks fundraiser
The counseling and Psychological services office will be conducting free screenings checking for depression.
all classes will be cancelled and offices will be closed as part of the dean’s Fall holiday.
a fundraiser for the radnor educational Foundation will be held at the Landmark americana in Wayne.
Founders Hall Lobby, 10:30 a.m.
629 W. Lancastter Avenue, 7 p.m.
Campus-wide, all day
Election ‘12 Panel
students, faculty, staff and the outside community are all welcome to come together and celebrate mass.
cap board’s Wing bowl returns. Teams of four may sign up in seaL to create the best wing sauce.
campus ministry will be sponsoring a session exploring how one can find their best way to pray.
several faculty members will be on hand to discuss different social justice topics relate to this year’s election.
Bruckmann Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.
Cavs Corner, 8 p.m..
Wolfington Center, 7:30 p.m.
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THURSDAYBRIEFING Obama and Romney start debates
The first debate of the 2012 Presidential election was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 on the campus of the university of denver. Journalist Jim Lehrer moderated the debate between President barack Obama and republican nominee mitt romney, who squared off about domestic policy. The second debate is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 in hempstead, n.y. with a debate between vice presidential candidates Joe biden and Paul ryan scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 in danville, Ky. read the original story on nyTimes.com
Unemployment falls below 8 percent The unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent down to 7.8 percent for sept. 2012. This marks the first time since President Obama took office that unemployment fell below eight percent. employers added 114,000 jobs over the course of the month as well. The last time the unemployment rate was below 8 percent was during the height of the great recession in Jan. 2009, when it was at 7.8 percent. read the original story on nyTimes.com Oct. 5, 2012
This map shows states that have been aﬀected by a recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, as well as facts about the disease. 119 people have been aﬀected in 23 states and the number continues to rise.
Sandusky sentenced to 30-60 years for Penn State scandal
119 affected in meningitis outbreak
Former Penn state football coach Jerry sandusky has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexual abuse of young boys on Tuesday, Oct 9. after 30 years, sandusky will become eligible for parole. The sentencing, handed down by Judge John cleland, essentially ensures that the 68-year-old sandusky will remain in prison for the remainder of his life. sandusky recorded a statement broadcast on a Penn state radio station maintaining his innocence on monday night. sandusky was convicted on 45 out of 48 counts against him back in June.
11 people have died as a result of an outbreak of fungal meningitis that has affected 119 people in 23 states. The reason for the outbreak has been attributed to tainted steroid injections that are used to treat back pain and it is believed that the medication has been given to 13,000 patients. The new england compounding center has been found to have produced the drug and has initiated a voluntary recall of all products as a result.
Body found in Delaware Valley College dorm 21-year-old gabrielle hillman of belmar, n.J. was found dead in her dorm room at delaware Valley college on monday, Oct. 8. The doylestown and new britain police departments as well as the bucks county coroner’s Office are currently investigating the circumstances of the death and it is believed that neither foul play nor suicide are involved. read the original story on doylestown.patch.com Oct. 8, 2012
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Public Safety releases annual security report by Gregory Smith Staff Writer
Cabrini’s Annual Security Report
http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/ The legal drinking age in Pennsylvania • Download as a PDF online at cabrini.edu/ is 21, therefore it is illegal and a violation annualsecurity report. of the Community Standards for stuThe College’s Public Safety depart• Request a paper copy from Interim Director dents and their guests under the age of ment released their Campus Public Diana Pohl at email@example.com or (610) 21 to possess or consume alcoholic bevSafety and Fire Safety Report on Oct. 1. 902-8251. erages on campus. Any student of the As per the Jeanne Clery Campus • The report is a gathering of on-campus and legal drinking age (21) will be allowed Security Act and the Pennsylvania surrounding area crimes from the past year to have alcohol in their rooms, but in College and the University Security Information Act (otherwise known as the Campus Security Act or moderation, and only if their roommates or suite mates are of the Clery Act), a federal law, the College has to keep and disclose infor- legal drinking age as well. Under both state and federal laws, the possession, use or sale of narcotics or unauthorized drugs is illegal. mation about any crime that occurs on campus. The Cabrini College Public Safety Department is there to provide Any student involved in this type of activity on campus are subject safety to the college community through educational programs, to disciplinary action and parental notification, in addition to postraining, and 24/7 availability to the college community. Public sible criminal charges. Cabrini complies with the Drug Free School safety works with other on campus organizations such as Residence and Communities Act by enforcing policies which include sanctions Life, Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) and Facilities. for illegal alcohol and other drug use and by providing students and The Public Safety Department also works with Radnor Township, employees with information and services to understand those poliRadnor Police Department, Tredyffrin Police Department and other cies. Unscheduled fire and evacuation drills are conducted in the resilocal law enforcement agencies surrounding campus to ensure the dence halls approximately every month. The drills are supervised communities safety. Cabrini College offers a variety of housing, including singles, by Public Safety and Residence Life. Drills are documented and doubles, triples, quads and apartments. Cabrini also offers coedu- problems are addressed afterward. Students must participate in the cational residence halls as well as single-sex halls such as House fire drills and it is a violation of the College Community Standards 5. All residence halls have Resident Assistants (RA’s) that live in the not to evacuate during a drill, and Public Safety has the right to enter halls with students to provide a healthy living community to the rooms to ensure compliance and for the safety of the students. The report breaks down various crimes and situations that have students by assisting Public Safety and through answering any questions a resident may have. Public Safety officers also sit in Xavier, occurred on campus between 2009 and 2011 and came with several Woodcrest, East Residence Hall and West Residence Hall from 10 highlights. Notably, four forcible sexual offenses have been reported p.m. to 6 a.m. and by members of the Residence Life staff from 8 in 2011, however, two of those were have said to occur in 2006. Drug law violations and arrests have decreased from previous years. The p.m. to 10 p.m. Cabrini College conducts ongoing educational programs to report also notes an arrest in 2011 for possession of weapons (which promote awareness and prevention of rape, acquaintance rape and are prohibited on campus) and notes a spike in alcohol violations other sex offenses to ensure its students are aware. These programs (28 more violations occurred last year than the year before). The full report can be accessed at cabrini.edu/annualsecurityreutilize lectures, multimedia presentations, brochures and pamphlets. Cabrini College is also very sensitive to the treatment of the port, or a paper copy can be retrieved by contacting Interim Director victim, and their confidentiality. Victims are urged to contact Public Diana Pohl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety in the event of an assault, and will receive a variety of services if they choose to accept them. Once an assault has been reported, email@example.com the college will take all steps necessary to apprehend the assailant. Information regarding registered sex offenders may be obtained at
Adventure Retreat lives up to its name by Alexa Milano Staff Writer
Communication, caring, cooperation and commitment are the four C’s that make up the main purpose of the Adventure Retreat. “We wanted an entry-level retreat,” Stephanie Salinis, campus minister, said. “It is faith based, but it’s not overbearing. No matter where a student is in faith development, they will get something out of it.” The day begins early as the students meet for breakfast and then continue the day with both a low ropes and a high ropes course. Cabrini started the adventure retreat in fall 2011 and since then there’s been one per semester. The retreat takes place at Black Rock Retreat, a retreat facility located in Lancaster County. Although the ropes course may seem more like an obstacle course, the overall objective is to encourage teamwork and leadership. “It’s something adventurous and it’s a place for people to open up,” Jennifer Persia, junior elementary and special education major and peer minister, said. Students are only at the retreat for a day. However, a strong sense of support and community is formed. “My favorite part is watching people who don’t know each other get put in a group and begin to trust each other and cheer each
other on,” Persia said. The four C’s are the key ways to succeed on the course. Even though students are placed with other students they may not know that well, they need to be cooperative. “It’s nice to see the transition and how quickly [the students] stretch and grow,” Father Carl Janicki, director of campus ministry, said. “I think they really do get to stretch and grow and challenge themselves and go one step further than they thought they could.” The adventure retreat allows the students who participated to push themselves and try to go one step further than they may be comfortable with. And although this experience may be intimidating, an extremely strong sense of support is prevalent throughout the day. “My favorite part would have to be encouraging someone who felt down after they could not reach their goal and watching them succeeding their goal after giving it one more shot,” Anie Jamgochian, junior English, religious studies and American studies triple major and peer minister, said. “Students gain a sense of accomplishment and pride on this retreat,” Salinis said. Salinis even recalls one student who said after they went on the retreat, they “finally felt like they had friends at Cabrini.” The four C’s are not only necessities for
completing the retreat, but also good ways to overcome daily obstacles. Because of the positive effect, many students who have been on one retreat will return for another. “The students who return want to go further and challenge themselves and achieve more,” Janicki said. “There’s always something to do different.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Search Retreat: TBA (will be held sometime in the Spring semester). Peanut Butter & Jelly: Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Dec. 7. All events will be held at 6 p.m. in the Wolfington Center Faith, Love, X-ploration (FLX): Oct. 16, Nov. 5, Nov. 20, Dec. 5. All events will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Project Appalachia in West Virginia and New Orleans immersion trip: Spring Break 2013. Find out more at cabrini.edu/ CampusMinistry
Starting the week on the right foot Monday Mile program is ‘a nice escape from the office,’ says Jackie Neary by Madison Milano Staff writer
The Healthy Monday program is a non-profit health program for students, staff and faculty. The philosophy of the program is simple: for most people, the week begins on Monday. This makes it the perfect day to set health-related goals for the rest of the week. The Healthy Monday program at Cabrini is from Sept. 17 to Nov. 25. To start the week, every Monday there is a Monday Mile Walk that meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Health Hut in Cavs Corner. “It’s a nice escape from the office,” Jackie Neary, studentathlete wellness coordinator and field hockey and women’s lacrosse head coach, said. “I like the events that go with it. Chef Rodney does a cooking demo. Sometimes there is something else tied in.” “Getting away from the desk is such a stress relief,” Jess Huda, fitness director of the Dixon Center, said. Huda organizes and leads the walks every Monday. She adds that it is recommended for people to take a break from their work day, but some people do everything at their desk. They work at their desk, eat at their desk and take their breaks at their desks. The walk is a way to clear your mind and get de-stressed with some fresh air. “I was trying to get more involved outside from the Dixon Center,” Huda said. “We want to support Jess and our department,” Neary said. She also added that it’s a nice break in the work day. Her philosophy is easy: take the easiest thing possible, and offer it to everyone. Walking, something everyone does every day, for one mile every Monday. The average amount of participants ranges from five to 10. The Health Hut, located outside Cavs Corner on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and in Jazzman’s on Thursdays and Fridays, has starter packets for anyone who wants to get involved. Anyone who walks the most Monday Miles this semester will win a $50 gift card. email@example.com
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Let’s Compare! The first debate between the two presidential candidates was a night to remember...
by Amanda Cundari Staff Writer mct
President Obama walked into office with a trillion-dollar deficit, a war that was paid for on a credit card and a country going into a massive economic recession. With all of this in his lap he managed to save billions of dollars. However, Romney made some clear numeric points on how the country is still struggling even after Obama’s four years as president. Romney explained that all those small businesses that Obama is taxing make up one quarter of the workers in America; it is not just the Donald Trumps. Romney explicitly spoke of the tax and stated if Obama were to raise taxes even more, seven thousand jobs will be lost. “I don’t want to kill jobs,” Romney said. “The revenue I get is by more people working, getting higher pay, and then paying more taxes. That is how we get growth and balance the budget.” Whether or not that is the answer to balancing the budget, Romney made a pretty good point on how rising taxes never works, specifically using the example of Spain. Conversely, Obama questions Romney’s plan and asks for specific layouts on how Romney plans on getting around his ‘loopholes’ and ‘reductions’ in order to lower corporate rates. The President stands by his approach and unlike Romney, he has identified how to lower corporate rates by not giving breaks to corporate companies.
Obama •Cut out programs that are not sufficient: Unconstructive aircraft and education programs, medical fraud (within Medicare and Medicaid). •$4 trillion deficit plan. •Eliminate money that goes to oil companies: ExxonMobile. •Questions Romney’s loop holes and reductions. •Lower college rates.
Romney •Believes raising taxes (to fix deficit) would slow down the rate of growth. •Cut several polices and programs: Obamacare, PBS. • Run programs at a state level. •Cut back number of employees in government. •Believes when in recession should not raise taxes on anyone.
Both candidates state strong arguments in order to create new job opportunities. Romney wants to lower rates and deductions because small businesses that make up about 54 percent of American employees pay individual tax rates. By lowering the rates those businesses can hire more employees and the money will ‘trickle down.’ However, on this particular topic Obama’s argument seems to stimulate higher hopes along with the questioning of the logic behind Romney’s plan. Obama feels as though Romney is saying “never mind” to his 18 month plan that he has pitched throughout his campaign. Obama said it is not possible to come up with enough deductions to help the middle class on the cuts he plans to make. “It’s math, its arithmetic,” Obama said. President Obama promotes his plan to cut taxes, however not to those who make over $250,000 a year. Obama believes his tax raise will help the country’s deficit and will encourage job growth.
Healthcare was a tricky subject. I chose to focus on the cost of each candidate’s approach and which one would benefit the middle class. When you look at Obamacare it will cost $2,000 more than traditional insurance. Where its intentions are holy, Obamacare is expensive. In order to balance the additional cost of Obamacare, the plan calls for a $716 billion dollars from Medicare. Romney’s goal is to put that money back in Medicare to help the young and the seniors. He also does not like the idea that ultimately this new plan will “tell people the kind of treatments they should have.” According to Romney, in order to keep health care down we need performance pay, which goes towards doctors. He believes the federal government should not take over health care and start mandating patients and doctors towards the kinds of treatments they should have. Due to the new plan Romney explained how 50 percent of doctors and homes are now not taking Medicare patients. Whether or not seniors and younger citizens are at the mercy of insurance companies or safe within their social security and Medicare existing now seems to be the real debate. However, putting people in a position where they can lose their insurance due to Obamacare coming into effect next year along with the rise of taxes, I support Romney on this one.
•Obamacare •Cut $716 billion •Does not believe in the process of private insurance- believe private insurance picks those who are healthier rather than those who need it. •Does not believe in vouchers. •Cover families who worry about going bankrupt if they become ill. •Preexisting conditions- believes people should not reach limit. •Does not want to leave citizens out.
•Get rid of ObamaCare •Pre-existing positions covered •Take the $716 dollar cut and put it back in Medicare and for current retires. •Make sure Medicare is there for young people and allow them to chose between current plan or private plan. •Lower health care cost to help promote Medicare. •Improve prescription program. •Keep Social Security.
Romney •Open up more trade (particular with Latin America). • Crack down on China if and when they cheat. •Get us to a balance budget. •Champion small business. •Cut taxes. •Lower deductions.
•Does not want to double down on big businesses “that got us into this mess” financially. •Reduce deficit. •Improve education system; hire more teachers. •Train people for the jobs that are out there right now. •Keep tuition low. •Close loop holes for companies investing overseas.
•Boost energy production- creates about 4 million jobs • Get middle class families going again
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Obama: Then and Now Anyone who followed this year’s first presidential debate would probably agree that President Obama lost the debate. Certainly, many supporters saw Mr. Obama’s debate performance as an aberration from the “real” Barack Obama.
By Nichole Capizzi Staff Writer
Presidents are never exactly the same when they run for reelection, and when they’ve weathered a first term as challenging as Obama’s – managing two wars, a recession, and a sluggish recovery – it inevitably takes a toll. His 2012 campaign could never be a replica of 2008. The “Change” slogan works well for challengers, but incumbents, obviously, have to argue for continuity. In his case, Obama’s “continuity” argument has been particularly complicated and weighed down by the slow-growing economy. Romney’s combinations of aggressively battling Mr. Obama while maintaining a “gentlemanly manner” were not quite my expectations. What we did not see at this first debate was Obama’s greatest strength: a charismatic speaker. Instead, we saw a tired, unprepared Obama who as reported, seemed bored. When Obama did try to push his own agenda Wednesday night, Romney turned the tables.“But you’ve been president four years,” was his response to Obama’s promise to shave $4 trillion off the deficit with a plan his administration was “putting forward to Congress right now.” On the flipside, Romney also refused to provide any more specifics on how he would pay for 20 percent, across-the-board tax cuts and military spending increases estimated to come in at $2 trillion, on-top of the $1 trillion leftover Bush cuts, and $5 trillion. On the stump, Romney has promised to close tax loopholes, but would not name the particular deductions he planned to wipe out. When Obama suggested Romney’s declared “love” of teachers was not supported by his budget plan, the challenger was
prepared with, “Mr. President,” Romney said, “you’re entitled as the president to your own airplane and to your own house, but not to your own facts. All right, I’m not going to cut education funding. I don’t have any plan to cut education funding.” “Well, first of all,” Obama said, “I think Governor Romney’s going to have a busy first day, because he’s also going to repeal Obamacare, which will not be very popular among Democrats as you’re sitting down with them.” The Obama campaign felt good about moments when the president directly addressed voters, and faulted his challenger for being too vague in his plans to replace Healthcare and Wallstreet reform bills. On the other hand, Romney neglected voters until his closing statement, “Republicans and Democrats both love America,” Romney said toward the end of the 90-minute meeting. “But we need to have leadership, leadership in Washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it’s a Republican or a Democrat. I’ve done it before. I’ll do it again.” So what lies ahead in the future debates? Expect the gloves to come off at the next presidential debate. If President Obama wants to win, he’s going to have to lose the “tired Obama” who showed up onstage at the first debate. As every politician will tell you, even in hard times, Americans want to see a candidate who’s optimistic.On Wednesday, that was Mr. Romney. This suggests to me that the next two debates do not go as well for the “new” Mitt Romney as the first one. firstname.lastname@example.org
Obama takes punches but Romney’s stronger
by Nicholas cIPOLLONE Staff Writer
Watching the Presidential debate is our responsibility as citizen’s of the United States. This is where we find out who is ready and thinks they know the right route to go, and who is sending us into a tail spin. Without choosing a side yet, there are many factors an individual should understand and evaluate before making an educated decision of whom to vote for. A significant part of the debate, is how the candidate’s answer questions and present information to their audience. Mitt Romney was strong in his approach in this aspect of the debate he knew what he wanted to bring up and elaborate on. Obama on the other hand was un-easy in his approach and seemed to lack confidence with many “uh” and “um” moments before he spoke. Obama also talked a lot about personal stories about his family or other families about how they are being affected. It is good to have stories of individuals but he didn’t relate it as well as Romney did. Domestic policies are what we all want to know about. What will fix our economy? Both candidates have complex plans that focus on the middle class, but will take time in order to work. Romney has an idea to lower the tax rate, which
will alleviate taxes on everyone, but primarily on the middle class. He will get rid of exemptions and deductions for higher-class citizens to balance out the lost revenue of taxes. A very large part of Romney’s idea which I agree with is making the United States energy independent. This will force us to utilize our resources and build more oil, coal and natural gas companies, or organizations. According to Romney this will open four million jobs in America. Another idea I like of Romney’s is to cut funding for some federal programs so we can stop borrowing money from China. “It is not moral to spend more than we take in,” Romney said. Romney is planning on cutting government spending and cutting federal employees by combining committees. Romney then goes on to mention, about 42 percent of Spain’s budget is spent on the government. America is headed in that direction of government spending. Spain is in a financial crisis right now, and has been since 2008. Romney brought up a good point about the $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world; he then goes on to say that it is 50 years of tax breaks that he gives to oil companies which is money that
those companies don’t need. Currently, we are the No. 1 military power in the world. According to Romney, spending $2 trillion or keeping spending the same, will facilitate military technology advancements in order to protect our country and remain the No. 1 military power in the world. Both candidates represent some ideologies accepted popularly. After watching the debate, Obama did not perform at a level expected as he usually does. This may interpret how confident he is about his stance and how well his plans for the country will benefit the country. Romney unlike Obama maintained eye contact and fired back at Obama every moment and extra breath that was available. With decisions to be made soon, this debate definitely gave American citizens a small glimpse at the future of this country. Let’s hope for everyone’s sake that glimpse was a good one.
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Margie Pearse at the ‘hands and feet of Christ’ BY JennaROSe DIGIaCOmO Staff Writer
Facing the mansion are two sets of doors leading into Grace hall. Nestled right between these two sets of doors is a small oﬃce filled with objects that show dedication to the process of education. “i have a deep passion for learning,” margaret Pearse explained. “my flow is in teaching and creating lessons that are innovative, engaging and purposeful.” Pearse is a new addition to the education department here at cabrini. she is still very new to the campus but felt right at home. The best part about being an education teacher is “my students,” Pearse said. she loves to see her students grow as teachers each and every step of the way. currently Pearse also works at Neumann university, where she teaches graduate courses for education. but here at cabrini she teaches two courses at diﬀerent times. Totaling four altogether, those courses include math discoveries, which entails math methods in kindergarten through fourth grade, and assessment Two, which focuses on special education. she teaches these courses solely to juniors and seniors. “i came to cabrini because every time i had a student teacher from cabrini, i recognized that same passion in them,” Pearse said. her own passion is so strong; she loves seeing her students achieve their goals in and out of the classroom. Pearse has always been at her best in the classroom. she feels a sense of purpose when she’s teaching.
outside of the classroom, Pearse enjoys reading and walking. she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson. “my passion and mission in life have always been to be the hands and feet of christ in a hurting world,” Pearse said.
Fast Facts About Pearse Favorite Singer: Kari Jobe JennaroSe | Staff WrIter
one of Pearse’s greatest achievements is being the lead author of the book, “Teaching Numeracy: Nine critical habits to ignite mathematical Thinking.” her book was published by corwin Press in 2011 and remained in the top five percent on amazon for six months. “For 15 years of researching and perseverance, i have finally achieved one of my goals and now it is finally finished,” Pearse said. she also coauthored a second book titled “The qualities of a Lifelong Learner,” which is being reviewed by a colleague, dr. susan Pierson, assistant professor of education. “it truly feels amazing,” Pearse said. “i am so proud.” Pearse will be with cabrini for nine months. she thinks she will be returning to Neumann full-time after her temporary time at cabrini has come to an end.
Favorite Hobby: Spending time with grandson Height: 5’4” Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Dark Brown Favorite Color: Green
Povlosky passionately helps students along journeys in business BY KaITlYn KOHleR Photo Editor
stephanie Povlosky, Ph.d, is the newest addition to the cabrini business department. acting as the new assistant professor of business administration, Povlosky has only been at cabrini for a little over one month, but she already fits right in. a native to the area, Povlosky grew up in New Jersey. she graduated from eastern university, where she earned her doctoral degree in organizational Leadership with a concentration in non-profit management and has lived in Pennsylvania for the past six years. she moved to ohio for one short year, than decided to come back to live in Pennsylvania. on aug. 15, Povlosky started her journey at cabrini and has loved every minute of it. “i came to cabrini because of its mission program,” Povlosky said. she also liked the small school feel of cabrini, which resembles eastern in many ways. she previously taught at a larger school called malone university in canton, ohio, before she moved back to Pennsylvania to start her job at cabrini. Povlosky teaches accounting and finance classes and she loves what she does. “having worked in finance and accounting roles for much of my work tenure, i was tasked with teaching colleagues of mine on subject matter that was quite challeng-
ing for them,” Povlosky said. “i became passionate about finding the most eﬀective ways to stimulate and sustain intellectual and personal development and wanted to expand my reach to students who would be entering the business field, to help support the journey they are making between the academic and professional world.”
“Being a part of a student’s college journey is my favorite part of being a college professor.” POVlOSKY
outside of class, Povlosky is often meeting with students, grading and doing typical teacher tasks. “i teach mainly finance and accounting right now,” Povlosky said. “some of those topics aren’t the most popular or exciting for students, so i really try to help out a lot and be very accessible for the students.”
Not only does Povlosky teach, but she has already started to develop a club at cabrini within less than two months of being here. she is currently starting the finance club. “The finance club expands the horizons of those interested in finance by providing students with financial information and opportunities in the finance world, with a strong focus on ethical and responsible financial practices,” Povlosky said. “The club also provides students with networking opportunities and real world exposure.” “because of the nature of the club, the number of students involved tends to be under 10,” Povlosky said. To get involved, students can contact senior William uditsky or Povlosky herself. “i have also worked with siFe in the past and with some other business clubs as well.” Povlosky is passionate about her job, finance and her students’ paths to success. “being a part of a student’s college journey is my favorite part of being a college professor,” Povlosky said. “i remember being away from home for the first time, as an undergraduate and those professors that helped guide and shape my future. i am excited to be a part of the next generation of students, as they embark on their journeys.” KNK34@cabriNi.edu
How To: Make buttercream frosting Step One: At room temperature, combine 16 tablespoons of unsalted butter, four cups of confectioner’s sugar, one teaspoon of whole milk, one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of salt into a large bowl.
• Unsalted butter
Step Two: Mix all ingredients together for three to ﬁve minutes.
• Sifted confectioner’s sugar
Step Three: Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of whole milk depending on how light the frosting is.
• Whole milk
Step Four: Mix for two more minutes until frosting is light and airy.
• Pure vanilla extra
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BY Imani FuSsell Staff Writer
An aspiring immigration lawyer found her passion here at Cabrini College. Jessica Merone, a psychology, sociology and Spanish triple-major, is deeply passionate about helping local immigrants get the rights they deserve. “Immigration is more than political issues; it’s about social issues, acculturation and trying to blend your two cultures together,” Merone said. An immigrant herself, she can relate to the challenges that immigrants are facing every day. This is why her dream is to become a lawyer. “Going to law school is my ultimate goal,” Merone said. As for right now the steps Merone is working towards to achieving her goal include working at one of her several internships regarding immigration. This semester, Merone is working with Catholic Social Services in South Philadelphia with clients of Hispanic, Latino, Vietnamese and Filipino backgrounds. Her duties involve her going everywhere from the courtroom to hospice. “My internship is basically me being an advocate for the people who don’t have a voice,” Merone said. Merone is also involved with Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, helping citizens register to vote. As a result of her ECG class, she has mentored Norristown High School students in danger of dropping out of school. Merone connects with her mentees.
“They talk to me about their school problems and what goes on in their personal lives,” she said. Because of her experiences, she will gain knowledge about what the needs of the community are before going out into the work force. “My love for volunteer work is the reason I went to Guatemala and Ecuador,” Merone said. “I wanted to see the push and pull factors of immigration…I want to hear the stories. I want to hear the testimonies.” Merone said she is returning to Ecuador in the spring semester and hopes to return to Guatemala as well. Merone wants to help the immigrants leave their turmoil behind them and start with a new beginning by living the “American Dream” that so many immigrants and Americans strive for. That is where Merone’s hard work comes into play, by helping with the language barrier and acculturation barrier and the discrimination immigrants face - and she’s determined to get to the root of all of these problems. With all the experiences she already has under her belt and all that lies ahead for her, and with her deep passion and determination for the immigrants coming into this country, there is nothing stopping her from achieving her goal. “ With the stories I hear, it’s impossible not to be passionate about immigration,” Merone said.
India Haire | Staff photographer
Fast Facts About Merone Favorite color: Purple Favorite quote: “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in.” Favorite celebrity: “Katy Perry!!!” Law School?: “American....but right now I decided to get my Master’s in Social Work and my dream school is Columbia University.”
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‘Get Pitch slapped!’ BY Bethany Bigenho Staff Writer
"Pitch Perfect" was perfectly in tune with all my expectations. In all reality, it was comparable to the hit TV show, "Glee." The movie starts out with a rude girl named Beca, played by Anna Kendrick. She is forced into going to college. Much to her dismay, all she really wants to do is become an aspiring music producer in Los Angeles, Calif. Her parents recently divorced and she has a hard time letting anyone that cares for her into her life. Enter charming character Jesse, played by Skylar Astin. He proves to have the voice of an angel as the two characters audition for prestigious spots with the male and female a capella groups, “Treble Makers” and “Barden Belles.” Bad luck ensued in previous a capella competition where the female acapella group, the Barden Belles had a mishap which lost them the regional title. Beca finds the musical numbers to be boring and overdone. She then produces her own mashups for new, exciting songs which eventually takes them far into the regional competition. The story of forbidden love becomes apparent when Beca and Jesse become interested in each other. They are not allowed to act on any feelings because of the
oath Beca is forced to take when she became an official member of the high-esteemed vocal group, Barden Belles. The Treble Makers and Barden Belles are rivals at the college where both Jesse and Beca attend. The singing and harmonies of all characters in the movie were extremely strong and impressive. "Pitch Perfect" eventually turns into a predictable back -and -forth "middle school relationship" between the two main characters. They are talking, then they are not talking, they are kissing, then they hate each other. What gives?! Despite this, though, the movie was full of quick one-liners that had audience members in an uproar of laughter. The "cheese" factor exceeded any amount that I was hoping for. Honestly, what else would you expect for a girl-empowering movie with a tacky love story attached? The end of the movie was a little disappointing as it leaves you questioning, but not really wanting more. The so-called "cliff-hanger" wasn't necessarily needed. If you’re looking for a feel-good, cheesy, but entertaining movie, "Pitch Perfect" will have you singing and dancing out of your seat.
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BY Bridget Medori Staff Writer
They are two men with two fundamentally different ideas on how to improve America. This coming November, America will have to decide. Will it be the man with such charisma in 2008 that spoke of change and bipartisanship? Or will it be the successful businessman and Mormon with plans to turn around the economy with his elite set of business skills? The choice is ours. “The Choice 2012” provides thorough insight into the lives of Barak Obama and Mitt Romney. It documents their upbringings, along with their triumphs and their failures. The documentary allows you to get to know these men without the bias undertones that so many Americans have already been exposed to. It is informative, to the point, and easy to follow. It’s every college student’s dream! “The Choice 2012” begins with failure. It shows Mitt Romney in over his head at
a debate to be Governor of Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy. He lost. Ted Kennedy goes on to win Governor and Mitt Romney tastes failure for the first time in his life. The documentary introduces Obama in a similar fashion. Obama had served in the senate for three years, and now had his eye on a congressional seat. But he too lost. 30 points separated him and Bobby Rush. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Their initial failures only ignited the drive and determination needed to get them to the Holy Grail that, to them, was a presidential nomination and a chance to change the world. It is no secret that Mitt Romney grew up in an affluent Detroit neighborhood. His father was a big shot in the auto industry. Mitt and his father were extremely close and shared similar interests in faith, business and politics. Obama was born to an interracial couple in Hawaii. He had a white mother, only 18, and a black father,
a Kenyan man he only met once for a few weeks when he was ten. Their paths couldn’t have been more different. But now, both have been Ivy League educated. Both have been governors. Both share the same dream. Barak Obama’s campaigning in 2012 changed. His blind hopes of bi partisanship are now just a bleak reminder of how naïve he was. He seems jaded by the political warfare. He is not that same wide-eyed charismatic guy that the American people fell in love with. But Obama is wiser, now more aware of how the game is played. Mitt Romney is a man accustomed to wealth and success. He has proved he is a fixer, and often is referred to as a turnaround specialist. But he still can’t seem to form connections with the American people, a skill that comes so effortlessly to President Obama. Maybe it is because people don’t really know who he is or what he stands for. Early in his career, he marketed himself as a very moderate
republican, even supporting a woman’s right to choose. Now, Romney sings a very different tune. He has become much more conservative in his thinking, particularly on social issues. His critics accuse him of marketing himself whichever way is necessary to win. Does he believe in what he is saying or is he just telling us what he thinks we want to hear? “The Choice 2012” goes there. It provides background and analysis of each candidate that every voter should know about before heading to the polls. And Americans should strive to be an informed citizen. Your Obama T shirt or Romney bumper sticker just seem silly if you don’t know facts. They are two men with two fundamentally different ideas on how to impact America. This coming November, America will have to decide. Who will you choose? email@example.com
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Your update on our favorite buzz, from YouTube to the App Store and back to the blogosphere.
This is the halftime performance of The Ohio state university marching band against nebraska. The theme was Video games and it included parts from Zelda, halo, Pokemon, Tetris and others. This is another amazing halftime by the Osumb. be sure to watch the other great shows they’ve put on and will continue to put on this season.
For a quick bite at the nearest chipotle or finer fare at ten times the cost, use yelp to help you navigate your way around town. even if you’re running low on gas or in the mood to shop till you drop, yelp has you covered - all the way to the middle of nowhere.
cabrini student and californianative charlie stephens has a blog that recounts his travels this past summer to Guayaquil, ecuador and his explorations as he studies abroad this semester in madrid, spain. all of the photos and accounts are of his experiences.
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Call them Cavs maybe? Future Cabrini students? Children of the director of Student Diversity Initiatives. They both have Cabrini pride!
Trash? NOPE... Fashion! recycling clothes for a whole new wardrobe Brianne driSSeL Staff Writer
The seasons are changing and new trends are rising. before you are tempted to drop tons of money on new attire, go through and check out what already exists in your closet or dressers. if you have a favorite t-shirt that’s torn, jeans that are now too short, a runner in those once-sheer stockings, or maybe a tank that’s two sizes too big but the pattern is still one of your favorites - it’s time to get crafty and creative, and salvage your wardrobe into something you’ll love. instead of tossing out the old, use these tips to recycle and be in with the new. When all is said and done, if you still have clothes that you’ve found no hope for, you can donate them to charity, or try selling them to places like Plato’s closet or The salvation army for a few extra bucks! email@example.com
Everyone has some particular t-shirt stashed away, whether it’s too big, worn out, or just fitted and boring. With a few snips you can transform it in a variety of ways into something you’ll grab more often.
Jeans lacking in length can easily be cut into summertime shorts in minutes. Be unique and add on lace designs or patterned fabric. You can also try bleaching on a tribal print, or cutting a scalloped pattern on the bottom edges of your newly designed shorts.
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Laddered stockings seem to be increasingly present now. For those of you who have held on to that one pair of stockings with the tiny hole or runner, put them on and create bigger and wider holes, especially around the knees! You can also use a seam ripper or scissors to make the rips in your stockings more defined.
With a tank top that you already own, a little time and intuition, you can construct your very own tank top tote. Take any preferably large tank, turn the shirt inside out and sew the bottom hems together - be careful not to sew too close to the bottom seam, usually a half-inch to an inch is perfect. After sewing, turn the tank right side out and the straps of the tank top are now the straps of your new tote.
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BBQ for the common good BY MaryKate McCann Multimedia Editor
People see a small African-American community amidst a large white population of higher socio-economic people. Automatically this community is targeted because of the location that they happen to live in. The core value needed here is respect. Students in Dr. Schwarze’s Engagements with the Common Good seminar class hosted a community barbeque highlighted with good food and plenty of fellowship between both the Cabrini and Mount Pleasant communities. The cooperation between the two made this evening a success. “It was amazing to play with the little kids in the community,” Josh Muska, sophomore exercise major, said. “Interacting with the long-term residents of Mt. Pleasant was a great time.” It may have been a cold and rainy afternoon, but in the basement of Mt. Pleasant’s First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 7, it was all warmth and smiles. The students of Cabrini came together and provided food and activities for the people of Mt Pleasant. The students supplied mini pumpkins to paint and a cup of goodies to hand out to the children. “I thought it was cool painting pumpkins with the little kids,” Frankie Magazu, marketing major, said. “It gave me the opportunity to do something nice for another.”
This event, which is becoming an annual one, has done a lot to bridge the town-and-gown gap between Cabrini and the small nearby sub community of Wayne, which calls itself Mt. Pleasant. “The people in Mt. Pleasant are beginning to be familiar with Cabrini students and feel kindly toward them,” Schwarze said. “Cabrini students are getting acquainted with their neighbors and have increasing respect for them.” The barbecue always makes everyone nervous. They worry about the weather. They worry about who will show up. They worry about whether they will have forgotten something important in their preparations. “I always leave elated by what a good job the students have done and how much good fellowship has been created between our two communities.” Schwarze said. “By getting to know each other, we are all growing in understanding and coming to appreciate our similarities and differences,” Schwarze continued. “The barbecue is doing a very good job of building community and building community is what our ECG program is all about.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Carrozza restores love of volleyball at Cabrini By Kellie Manoppello Staff Writer
Knowing her love of volleyball wasn’t something that Danielle Carrozza thought about very often. The senior outside hitter also known as Dani is one of the top performers for the reigning CSAC championship volleyball team. Getting to Cabrini was not a straight shot for this CSAC championship MVP. She was inspired by her sister as a young girl and started playing the sport when she was seven. “My best friend and I both were the youngest of our sisters who played volleyball together,” Carrozza said. “Naturally we went to their games and we would want to play around after school until one day we decided to join a 10 and under team.” From then on, Carrozza was on a travel team playing volleyball as much as most people would be working in regular a week. With that experience, it was a perfect fit when she attended one of the top volleyball schools in the state, Merion Mercy Academy. Entering Merion as a freshman was a nerve-racking experience for Carrozza. “I earned a starting spot on the varsity team as a freshmen and started all four years,” Carrozza said. In her four years at Merion Mercy, she helped lead her team to the state tournament and won in back-to-back
years in her junior and senior season. After high school, Carrozza knew she wanted to continue playing in college and always planned on playing division one volleyball. “My junior year, I was offered a scholarship to play at Temple University,” Carrozza said. However, her idea of being at a Division I school and playing such high level soon changed. By her sophmore year at Temple, she started to feel like she was losing her love for the sport she’s known her whole life, being on redeye flights and in hotel rooms more then her own dorm room. She wanted that love to come back. Playing volleyball at a tight-knit school such as Cabrini was the answer to her lost love. Closer to home and knowing the history of high-skill volleyball that Cabrini offered, she knew this was going to be her new home. It didn’t take long for Carrozza to fit right in with the Lady Cavs. “Dani is an exceptional player,” teammate Michelle Fitz said. “She is a threat on offense and works just as hard on defense. She’s just an intelligent player and consistent every game.” Being consistent with only six girls on the court at a time is still a challenge. Working together as a team is the key to winning games. Not only is her team supportive on the court but off the court her family is her rock. Every game, her parents, sisters, boyfriend and coaches are in the stands. “I wouldn’t have made it this far in volleyball without them,” Carrozza said.
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Senior Danielle Carrozza has led the Lady Cavs to three straight CSAC volleyball titles. With the love from her support system, and the love of the game fully reformed, Carrozza is a force to be reckoned with on the court. email@example.com
No. 20 Danielle Carrozza Year: Senior Position: Outside Hitter Major: Marketing Career Stats Matches: 39 Kills: 477 Assists: 17 Digs: 457
Stats and Standings Men’s Soccer
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Neumann University 7-4-2 (4-0 CSAC) Rosemont College 6-5-1 (4-1 CSAC) Marywood University 6-4-1 (3-0 CSAC) Cairn University 5-5-2 (3-1 CSAC) Cabrini College 4-7-2 (2-2-1 CSAC) Immaculata University 2-8 (2-2 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 3-10-1 (1-3-1 CSAC) Centenary College 6-6 (1-3 CSAC) Keystone College 3-9 (1-4 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 2-11 (0-5 CSAC)
Keystone College 6-7 (5-0 CSAC) Cabrini College 6-6 (4-0 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 9-4 (2-1 CSAC) Neumann University 2-8 (2-2 CSAC) Marywood University 1-8 (1-2 CSAC) Immaculata University 1-10 (1-2 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 5-8 (1-3 CSAC) Notre Dame of Maryland 0-11 (0-6 CSAC)
Anthony Girolamo - 4 George Lambritios - 4 Seven others tied with 1
Boomer Steigelman - 2 Sean Neary - 2 George Lambritsios - 2
Lindsey Atzert - 9 Kerry Anne Farrell - 7 Three others tied with 4
Erin McLaughlin - 5 Lindsey Atzert - 4 Kerry Anne Farrell - 4
George Lambritsios - 10 Anthony Girolamo - 9 Two others tied with 4
Lindsey Atzert - 22 Kerry Anne Farrell - 18 Katie Savage - 11
Eric Nowicki - 28
Genevieve Paulin - 59
Eric Nowicki - .596
Genevieve Paulin - .686
Eric Nowicki - 1.55
Genevieve Paulin - 2.37
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Marywood University 5-7-1 (5-0-1 CSAC) Neumann University 6-4-2 (4-0-2 CSAC) Rosemont College 7-4 (4-3 CSAC) Centenary College 4-5-2 (3-1-1 CSAC) Cabrini College 3-6-3 (2-1-3 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 5-7-2 (2-2-2 CSAC) Immaculata University 2-8-2 (2-2-2 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 5-8-1 (2-4 CSAC) Cairn University 3-9 (2-4 CSAC) Keystone College 3-7-2 (1-4-2 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 2-6-2 (1-3-1 CSAC) Notre Dame of Maryland 4-6 (1-5 CSAC)
Neumann University 12-7 (6-0 CSAC) Cabrini College 13-5 (6-1 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 14-8 (5-2 CSAC) Cairn University 14-8 (3-2 CSAC) Centenary College 5-21 (3-2 CSAC) Marywood University 11-9 (4-3 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 8-11 (2-3 CSAC) Notre Dame of Maryland 6-10 (2-3 CSAC) Immaculata University 6-16 (2-4 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 2-17 (1-4 CSAC) Keystone College 1-18 (1-5 CSAC) Rosemont College 2-12 (0-6 CSAC)
Julianna Ardire - 2 Melissa Scanzano - 1 Six others tied with 1
Gabby Meck - 2 Melissa Scanzano - 2 Three others tied with 1
Julianna Ardire - 5 Melissa Scanzano - 4 Seven others tied with 2
Maddy Edwards - 40
Cassidy Koenig - 588 Sophia Sokolovich -15 Meg Ryan - 14
Kristy Riley - 27 Alaina Clark - 18 Sophia Sokolovich - 17
Sophia Sokolovich - 349 Kristy Riley - 158
Maddy Edwards - .702
Maddy Edwards - 1.38
Michele Fitz - 69 Jen Grenauer - 24
Goals Against Average As of Tuesday, Oct. 9
Jen Grenauer - 154 Meg Ryan - 145 Danielle Carrozza - 116
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Women’s tennis swept by GwyneddMercy
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NHL stars enduring lockout in minor leagues
By Anthony Sestito Staff Writer
The women’s tennis team drew a fairly big crowd at their home match against CSAC rival Gwynedd-Mercy College on Friday, Oct. 5. Despite the energy, Cabrini was unable to weather the storm as Gwynedd-Mercy would go 7-0 in CSAC games, beating Cabrini 9-0. Junior Katie Kennedy and sophomore Samantha Trumbo played doubles against Gwynedd-Mercy’s Rachel Fein and Gabby Muller. It was a tight match but GwyneddMercy would come out victorious as they finished off with an 8-5 victory. “Gwynedd is a tough team,” Kennedy said. “It’s good competition for us and good practice for the CSAC Tournament coming up in a few weeks and also good practice for years to come.” The other doubles matches could not hang on for a victory as well. Victoria Nastala and Kaitlyn Zinkewich were swept 8-0 while Mackenzie Murray and Mia Scocozzo fell to an 8-3 loss. In the singles competition, five out off the six lady Cavs could not tally a win. Kennedy lost her set 6-1 before she came back to win the second set 6-3. She suffered her first loss of the season, losing the third set 10-8. “I believe that we played well and stuck through it,” Kennedy said. “Now we all know what to practice on now and we will be working hard to go far in the tournament. We will take care of the unfinished business the next time we face Gwynedd.” The defeat for the Cavs leaves them 5-3 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and only have two conference games left to go in the season. firstname.lastname@example.org
BOX SCORE Gwynedd-Mercy College 9 Cabrini 0 Doubles Rachel Fein/Gabby Muller def. Katie Kennedy/Samantha Trumbo - 8-5 Caroline Lockwood/Chelsea Jones def. Victoria Nastala/Kaitlyn Zinkewich - 8-0 Zachara Harley/ Kellie Booth Def. Mackenzie Murray/Mia Scocozzo - 8-3 Singles Fein def. Kennedy - 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 Lockwood def. Trumbo - 6-0, 6-0 Muller def. Nastala - 6-1, 6-1 Jones def. Murray - 6-0, 6-0 Harley def. Scocozzo - 8-4 Booth def. Zinkewich - 8-0
By Brooke Famous Staff Writer
As the NHL lockout continues to threaten the 2012-13 season, several players are finding their hockey fix in alternate leagues. For fans looking for a hockey fix, the American Hockey League has you covered. The AHL is the top minor-league affiliate to the NHL. This past Saturday, training camp started for Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL team, the Adirondack Phantoms, formally known as the Philadelphia Phantoms. Not only do the Phantoms possess most of the Flyers’ future stars, they also are serving as the temporary home for some of the NHL’s current young stars. Whether an NHL player or a current minor-leaguer yet to experience NHL playing time, the players are equally excited to return to the ice. “It feels good to be back (in Philly),” Phantoms defensemen Cullen Eddy said. “Five months is a long summer and it’s good to be back on the ice, to see the guys and to get the season going.” While the Phantoms players are getting ready to start their season, several NHL play-
ers were on the other side of the rink, staying in shape during the current lockout. Among them were Flyers stars Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell, Kimmo Timonen and former Flyer Justin Williams, who won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in June. “We’re certainly frustrated to see the start of the season slowly start slipping away,” Williams said. “We should be in training camp right now gearing up for the season but instead we’re stalled in paperwork and we’re frustrated by that. But at the same time we’re waiting for the right deal.” For the NHL players that are not used to playing at the AHL level since being up at the NHL, seem to be taking a positive route. One of those players is Sean Couturier, who played his rookie season in the NHL in 201112. “It is not a good situation for everyone with the lockout,” Couturier said. “I’m trying to look at it in a positive way and to work on my game and to improve myself in the AHL. I’m really looking forward to it.” Joining Couturier are a slew of young players from the most recent group of Flyers. Among them are forwards Brayden Schenn, Zac Rinaldo and Eric Wellwood as well as
defensemen Erik Gustafsson and MarcAndre Bourdon. Some AHL players like the fact that they have some of their old teammates back, knowing that it could help them further improve their game. “It’s good to see them again and to play with them again,” Shane Harper said. The Phantoms start the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 13. With the NHL cancelling all games through at least Oct. 24, there is a good chance the AHL will make stops to NHL arenas including the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Flyers. It seems likely that Flyers fans will need to get their hockey fix by attending Phantoms games whenever they are playing locally. That’s something that the players feel will help, even if it doesn’t solve the situation that continues to escalate in the NHL. “I know it hurts the city and the fans,” Eddy said. “With the NHL being down, it would be good to hold a game in a good network area and get games going.” email@example.com
All Photos by Brooke Famous / Staff Writer
TOP: Phantoms’ head coach Terry Murray instructs the team during their first practice on Saturday, Sept. 29. LEFT: Two-time Stanley Cup champion Justin Williams and other NHL stars have had private skating sessions during the NHL lockout. RIGHT: Flyers forward Sean Couturier will be playing for the team’s AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms during the lockout.
Cavaliers cross country post solid finishes at GBC By Rachel Antuzzi Staff Writer
The GBC Fall Classic, hosted by Goldey-Beacon College, was the next stop on both men and women’s cross country season. Both posted positive finishes in the top 10 on Friday, Oct. 5. The men finished in ninth place out of 12 teams. The women placed 10th our of 16 teams. Senior Jeff Young led the Cavalier pack, finishing in 18th place overall on the 8K course with a recorded time of 31:32. Senior Brian Sugden followed in suit at 33:38 finishing 42nd and sophomore Kris Knight finished 63rd with a time of 36:14. Hartford Community College’s Tyler Muse took home first for the men’s course with a finishing time of 18:16 and Wilmington University captured the men’s team victory with three runners fin-
ishing in the top six. Freshman Stephanie Martin completed the 5K course in 25:03 to finish 39th. She was followed by sophomore teammate Jessica Lanchang in 48th with a 25:56 finish and junior Jenay Smith in 57th with a time of 27:27. Wilmington University’s Althea Davidson claimed first place in the women’s course finishing at 19:14 and Hood College left with the women’s team win with three runners placing in the race’s top seven. The Cabrini cross country teams will be hitting the course again on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Cheyney University Invitational. The races will commence at 10 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Late goal drops Lady Cavs at Neumann By Kellie Manoppello Staff Writer
The rematch of the women’s soccer 2011 CSAC championship between Cabrini and Neumann ended with the opposite result. Last year, on Nov. 5, Cabrini took the CSAC championship over Neumann on the Knights’ home turf. Neumann looked for revenge in 2012 and succeeded. For most of the game, played in Aston, Pa. on Oct. 9, the 90 minutes between the Lady Cavs and Knights seemed to be even. But a late goal with 2:30 remaining in regulation beat the Lady Cavs and gave the Knights revenge in a 1-0 win. “We knew it was going to be a competitive game,” junior MaryKate McCann said. “They were out to get us for beating them on their home field last year.” Both teams came out with a fire wanting to grab another win, which was proven by the hard hustle of both teams. However Neumann shut down Cabrini on shots. At halftime, the Knights were outshooting the Lady Cavs, 5-0. With their defense on key, the Blue and White shut down three of Neumann’s corner kicks in the first half. Cabrini themselves couldn’t grab any corners in the first half.
Coming to an end of the first half each team stood even with a score of 0-0. “As a team we were mentally ready for the game and played very well,” senior Dana Drake said. “We need to stay focused at all times and continue to push each other.” The second half started out very similar to the first. Finally, Cabrini began to out some chances on goal, rocketing five shots on Knights goalie Briana King. They were unable to capitalize on any of them. The Lady Cavs got a huge offensive chance in the 69th minute. Freshmen Julianna Ardire nailed the first shot of the game, forcing a save from King. Just seconds later, sophomore Melissa Scanzano attempted another shot but missed the target. With time winding down, it looked like the Lady Cavs would find themselves in another overtime game. But Neumann managed to find a way. At the 87:30 mark of regulation, Maria Tivoli rolled a ball past Edwards for a goal. It proved to be the game-winner in the 1-0 defeat for the Lady Cavs. Edwards had a total of three saves on the night. Scanzano and freshman Dana Peterson posted four of the five shots for the Lady Cavs. Both had one shot on goal in the loss.
The loss drops the Lady Cavs to 3-6-3 overall on the season. The loss also ended their undefeated season in CSAC play. Their conference record now sits at 2-1-3 record in the CSAC. “We have to come out with drive and dedication to achieve our goal of claiming the plaque again.” McCann said. The Lady Cavs will continue their fight to defend the CSAC title in their next conference game on Saturday, Oct. 13, against Keystone College at 7 p.m. The Lady Cavs return home on Tuesday, Oct. 16, when they host Notre Dame of Maryland University at 4 p.m.
BOX SCORE Cabrini 0 Neumann University 1 Goals: Neu: Maria Tivoli (2) 87:30 Goalkeepers: CAB: Maddy Edwards - 3 of 4 Neu: - Briana King - 3 of 3
Cavs fall to Rosemont in overtime By Kevin Durso Sports Editor
In the seventh minute of Cabrini’s latest match with a CSAC opponent, the Cavs were dealt a blow they didn’t see coming. Junior goalkeeper Eric Nowicki leaped in the air to make a save and landed hard on his back. Less than three minutes later, freshman keeper R.J. Pino was between the pipes. That didn’t stop Cabrini for most of the night as they played 90 minutes of hard-fought soccer against Rosemont College on Monday, Oct. 8, at Edith Robb Dixon Field. In the end, the Ravens got the bounce they needed to beat Pino at the 8:49 mark of the first overtime to rally past the Cavaliers, 2-1. “Rosemont is far improved from where they were in recent years,” first-year head coach Rob Dallas said. “I felt for stretches of time we controlled play. We had our chances and didn’t make the most of them.” The shooting gallery on both keepers started early. Nowicki stopped the lone shot he faced before exiting in the 10th minute for Pino. The Cavaliers scored on their first shot on goal. Sophomore
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Junior C.J. Doherty (No. 6) and sophomore Sean Neary (No. 22) walk off the field as the Rosemont Ravens celebrate an overtime goal by Rodney Aguirre. George Lambritsios led senior Anthony Girolamo with a pass in the box. Girolamo was in alone on Rosemont goalkeeper Nick Hulayew and beat him with a low shot to the far right corner of the net to give Cabrini the early lead. The 19th-minute goal was Girolamo’s fourth of the season, tying him for the team lead with Lambritsios. But after stopping his first test of the night, the Ravens found a way to beat Pino before the half ended. Greg Sauer found the back of the net on a header that sailed over the outstretch arm of Pino off a corner kick by Rodney
BOX SCORE Rosemont College 2 Cabrini 1 Goals: RMT: Greg Sauer (1) 41:--, Rodney Aguirre (3) 98:49 CAB: Anthony Girolamo (4) 18:-Goalkeepers: RMT: Nick Hulayew - 7 of 8 CAB: Eric Nowicki - 1 of 1, R.J. Pino - 5 of 7
Aguirre to knot the score in the 42nd minute and force a tie at halftime. The second half featured more intense scoring opportunities with each keeper being up to the task. Both Pino and Hulayew made diving saves in the last 45 minutes of regulation to force overtime. The Cavs started overtime with several scoring chances. They earned a corner kick within the first two minutes of the extra frame and put three shots on goal. Rosemont didn’t put together a scoring chance until the 97th minute of play. But less than two minutes later, the Ravens managed to get into the box with a chance. Patrick McElroy had his initial shot blocked. But the ball bounced right to the feet of Aguirre. He buried the chance from in tight to score the gamewinning goal at 98:49 ”Those last couple of plays are killer,” Pino said. “Definitely
the pressure was there and unfortunately the ball didn’t bounce our way.” Pino stopped five shots in the loss and despite not being able to lead his team to victory, filled in admirably for the Cavs’ starter. “I thought he did everything well to get us to that point,” Dallas said. “He certainly did his part today so hats off to him for coming in off the bench. He probably wasn’t expecting to get much time today and he did fantastic for us.” Nowicki never returned to the game but attempted warmups during halftime. Dallas is confident his starting keeper will not miss much time. “He’s feeling all right,” Dallas said. “He’s dealing with that and we hope to have him back soon. I’m confident he’ll be on the mend sooner rather than later.” The tough loss drops the Cavaliers to 4-7-2 overall and 2-2-1 in CSAC play. Their next home game is on Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Cavs host Centenary College at 3 p.m. “There’s plenty of games left, plenty of time to recover,” Dallas said. “Hopefully we can get hot at the right time here and get ourselves to the playoffs. From there, it’s a new season.” “It all starts tomorrow in practice,” Pino said. “That’s when we bring it and we can only improve from there.”
You be the judge For many baseball fans, the infield fly rule is one of the parts of baseball that was difficult to understand things. Therefore, it’s only fitting that one of the bigger controversies in recent Major League Baseball history involved the infield fly rule. The MLB defines an infield fly as “a fair fly ball…which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second and third bases are occupied, before two are out.” In the bottom of the eighth inning of Friday night’s NL Wildcard game between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals, the Braves had runners on first base and second base with Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons at the plate. He hit a pop fly to shallow left field. A miscommunication between Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Pete Kozma led to the ball dropping to the grass. But instead of loading the bases, left-field umpire Sam Holbrook called Simmons out because of the infield fly rule. Many television viewers were dumbfounded, wondering how such a call can be made when outfield grass dominated a majority of the television screen. Fans at Atlanta’s Turner Field responded in anger, pelting the field with trash, which resulted in a 19-minute debris delay. Braves manager Fredi González filed an official protest. However, due to MLB’s limited use on instant replay, infield fly calls are unable to be overturned and the protest was denied. Holbrook’s call may have been a mistake. After all, umpires make hundreds of calls each game and won’t get all of them right. However, this mistake poses several questions that demand answers. Does wading backwards 30 yards into the outfield truly constitute as ordinary effort? Should MLB expand the infield fly rule or instant replay? Could the Braves have rallied from a 6-3 deficit? That’s what makes the game so beautiful - how one simple call can set off a humongous chain of events. But once again, controversy reared its ugly head into another game of great circumstances. That’s what will ultimately be remembered. email@example.com
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Lady Cavs win streak snapped at 11 by Knights
Thursday, Oct. 11 Women’s Volleyball at Gwynedd-Mercy 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12 Cross Country at Cheyney Invitational 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13 Field Hockey vs. GwyneddMercy 12:00 p.m. Women’s Tennis at Keystone College 12:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Centenary College 3:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer at Keystone College 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Nicholas Cipollone / Staff Writer
Senior Meg Ryan (No. 18) goes for a spike during Cabrini’s 3-2 loss against Neumann University on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The loss snapped an 11-match winning streak and 17-match streak in the CSAC.
BOX SCORE Neumann University 3 Cabrini 2
Set 1: NEU 25-17 Set 2: CAB 25-21 Set 3: CAB 25-19 SET 4: NEU 25-18 Set 5: 15-13
Monday, Oct. 15 Men’s Golf at Muhlenberg College Fall Invitational 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 Women’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame of Maryland 4:00 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Valley Forge Christian College 6:30 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Keystone College 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Field Hockey vs. Keystone College 4:00 p.m. Women’s Volleyball at Haverford College 7:00 p.m.
By Nicholas Cipollone Staff Writer
The top two teams in the CSAC faced off in a potential playoff preview on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Nerney Field House. For the Lady Cavs, a lot was at stake. They entered the game with an 11-game winning streak. They had won their last 17 games against CSAC opponents. In the end, the last CSAC team to defeat the Cavaliers way back on Oct. 26, 2010 repeated the feat as the Neumann Knights snapped the Lady Cavs’ winning streak at 11 with a 3-2 win. Approximately 500 fans filled the bleachers and standing room and witnessed the end of the longest winning streak for the Lady Cavs since 2009. The loss was the first conference loss of the season for the Lady Cavs. Their last conference loss to Neumann in 2010 came by the same score of 3-2. That snapped a 22 match win streak in CSAC play. As the match opened up, both teams came out with a lot of energy and were evenly matched, tying at 10 in the first set. The Knights then scored six consecutive points and cruised to a win in the first set by a score of 25-17.
“When we played them last year they beat us in the first set,” senior Danielle Carrozza said. “I feel like we came out and over-compensated.” The second set opened up with the same evenly-matched play. Again, the two teams were tied at 10 after 20 points. Later in the set, Lady Cavs got four straight attacking errors from the Knights to extend their lead in the set 16-11. A big kill from Danielle Carrozza forced Neumann to call a timeout late in the set with the score at 23-19. The Knights fought back to bring the score to within two but the Lady Cavs finished off the set with a 25-21 win. The third set was much like the first two with neither team able to get an edge staying within two points of each other, and then tying at 17. The Cavs posted four straight points and never looked back taking the set 25-19 with senior Meg Ryan getting the final kill. At that point, it was evident this game was about much more than a win in the standings. With this serving as a rematch of last season’s CSAC Final, playoff position was clearly on the line. “The second and third game we realized it was our house, our home court,” Carrozza said. “We were fighting for home court advantage in the playoffs, so we needed to play our game, not worry about is going on for their side.” In the fourth set, the Knights took control after the beginning exchange of points, pulling ahead 12-8. The Cavaliers were able to pull within five but the lead was too much for the Cavs to rally back. With the 25-18 loss, the Knights forced a final and decisive fifth set.
Cabrini took control of the last set jumping out to a 5-1 lead early and forcing the Knights to call an early timeout. After the timeout, the Lady Cavs continued to press and built the lead to 9-4. Quickly, the momentum changed. Four unanswered points from the Knights brought them back within one. The teams exchanged points ultimately tying at 12. After the Knights pulled ahead for the lead, the Lady Cavs called a timeout. The Knights scored immediately out of the timeout and set up for match point. The Cavs would get a point to bring the game to a 14-13 score. They had a chance to serve for the tie. But Knights sophomore Kelsey D’Imperio won it for the Knights with a kill. With that, the win streak was over, as was Cabrini’s undefeated CSAC season. The close match ended in heartbreak as Neumann managed to battle back against all odds in the final set. Still, the Lady Cavs felt they let this one slip away by not finishing what they had started early in the decisive final set. “We’re going to learn from our mistakes, learn how to finish better,” sophomore Molly Fox said. “We did good, we just have to keep pushing ourselves.” The Lady Cavs will attempt to restart their win streak at Gwynedd-Mercy College Thurs. Oct. 11th at 7 p.m. They return home to face Keystone College on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org