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Eboo Patel: a journey of social justice through interfaith Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 VOL. LV, ISSUE XI



Eboo Patel speaking in Grace Hall during his keynote address at Cabrini Day, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2013.






“Speech is my hammer, bang the world into shape, now let it fall.” Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, used this quote to illustrate the importance of speech and communication in establishing interfaith within society. Patel began by describing the time he first realized the importance if interfaith in the world. “I was in my grandmothers apartment in India when I was 22,” Patel said. “There was a girl who was in a white nightgown that was too big for her. I asked my grandma who she was.” Patel’s grandmother told him that the girls family was beating her and that she was going to stay with his grandmother for a while. Patel responded my saying that his grandma was too old for that. “She brought me over to the cupboard and pulled out a shoebox full of old Polaroid’s. She explained that she had been doing that for years,” Patel said. “She had been taking in women of all faiths for years. Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim. She took all of them in.” A few years later, Patel worked with a Catholic service organization. Although it was very different from his religion, it was something he felt called to do. “I felt a call by these people,” Patel said. “They lived in solidarity with the poor, and it was something I felt I should be a part of.” Following this experience, Patel asked himself a very important ques-

tion. “What must I do to make myself worthy of my religion?” Patel said. From there, Patel began working to promote interfaith dialogue, through numerous books and discussions. His most recent book, Acts of Faith: The story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation helps to illustrate the challenges associ-

“At some point you just have to stop intellectualizing fear and overcome it.” EBOO PATEL

ated with interfaith in society. Patel discussed what he believed to be one of the issues revolving around religion and why there is so much tension between various religions. “There is a conflict in tribal concepts of religion and sticking up for those concepts,” Patel said. “A lot of religious conflict is because people have a tribal understanding of religion as opposed to the universal principles of religion. These universal principles are the things

your religion teaches you and what you should live by.” The topic of pluralism was an important aspect of interfaith relations according to Patel. Pluralism is the diversity of religions co-existing in society, and is what Patel believes is key in peace building. “The absence of Pluralism will mean the presence of violence,” Patel said. “There is greatness in other religions.” However, it wasn’t easy for Patel to begin his journey towards interfaith promotion and awareness. He talked about how he had to overcome a fear of not looking good in the eyes of others and how he was seen as un-popular by some for what he was doing. “At some point you just have to stop intellectualizing fear and overcome it,” Patel said. “You have to stop worrying about whether or not it makes you look good.” Patel would eventually serve on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations and several other committees. “I knew I was really committed to social justice,” Patel said. “I wanted to be a part of the world in a way that would last.”


Mastronardi Award — Leadership and social work BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Managing Editor


Grace Hall was packed, flooding with people covering every sparing inch of open space. Two students, who excelled in leadership and service, were honored and awarded. “To begin to read all of the accomplishments of this year’s award recipients would begin and then end this afternoon, or this evening however I will note a few highlights of each,” Anne Skleder, Ph.D, Provost and Vice

President for Academic Affairs, said. The recipients of this year’s Mastronardi award were: Terri Allen, junior social work and English major and Jessica Regina Johnson-Petty, senior communication major. The Mastronardi award annually recognizes Cabrini students for outstanding contributions in the area of leadership and service. “Service and leadership is something

that’s very important to me because I want to make that difference,” Allen said. Allen has participated in a plethora of diverse and unique activities on and off campus. She joined the Office of Campus Ministry for the peanut butter and jelly nights to benefit the homeless. Allen is also a residential assistant and was nominated by residence life as community builder of the month. Read the full story online


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2013-2014 Editorial Staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Heather LaPergola MANAGING EDITOR Ryan McLaughlin MULTIMEDIA EDITORS Rocco Delmonte NEWS EDITORS Gregory Smith Alexa Milano SPORTS EDITOR Nick Cipollone LIFESTYLES EDITORS Se’Quia Bailey Jennarose DiGiacomo PERSPECTIVES EDITOR Rachel Antuzzi PHOTO EDITORS Dan Luner Amber Marshall WEB EDITOR Anthony Hypolite ADVISER Jerome Zurek


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How a different faith’s values shape who we are As a catholic institution, Cabrini has always taken pride in students who have demonstrated a virtuous presence of faith tradition, a topic Eboo Patel, writer of Acts of Faith, knows all too well. Patel came to speak at this past Cabrini Day on everything from stories of self, stories that are larger than us, faith identity, interfaith moments and everything in between. He discussed his own personal experiences with his presence of faith tradition and how, like any religion or belief system, those principles influence greatly the way a person lives their life. As an American Muslim, Patel was raised in a religion of core values and morals. Though they are different in many ways, this foundation helped him experience those interfaith moments of being able to see greatness in another religion with Catholicism. He told that his interactions with both belief systems shaped who he is and what he does in life. Patel talked about faith commitment and faith identity. These two terms go hand in hand. A faith identity is how you identify yourself through your beliefs, either religiously or not. Your faith can be a part of a

person as much as ethnicity or background. It can be a part of a person in both large and small ways, but it is the commitment to one’s faith that influences them on a deeper level. This is the idea behind Patel’s talk, that the faith you have and how important it is to you can affect your personality, actions, life choices, etc.

mandates, they are all created in the image and likeness of God. This brings us to the debate of whether the presence of a faith tradition not only affects a person’s lifestyle, but an organization’s as well. Cabrini College was founded on Catholic beliefs, but belief in equality and respect is not just a Catholic belief. Faith can shape a person and it often does, but it can also shape a society. When the people who create organizations, schools, companies, programs, etc. all do so with a basis in the values they hold due to their faith, a society becomes universally connected to all the other faiths out there. This continues until it reaches the point that they are not just faith-based values anymore, but common values held by a collective people. So yes, the presence of a faith’s traditions influences the way a person of that faith lives, but they also influence and are influenced by others’ traditions. These make up the stories Patel talked about, both the stories of self and the stories that are larger than just us.

Your faith can be a part of a person as much as ethnicity or background. Patel’s words embody the commitment Cabrini has to the acceptance of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Though it is a Catholic College, it works toward being open-minded and welcoming to all who pass through it. Cabrini challenges its students to respect the dignity of every human person, because as Catholic belief

The Great American Smokeout is coming to Cabrini College!

Mission The Loquitur student newspaper and website are integral parts of the educational mission of the Cabrini Communication department, namely, to educate students to take their places in the public media. The newspaper and website provide a forum of free expression. All members of the college community may submit work to the editors for possible inclusion. Publication is based on the editorial decision of the student editors.

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WHERE? Dixon Center Lobby WHEN? Thursday November 21 from 3-4:30 P.M. WHY? To create awareness to help people quit smoking Come celebrate the Great American Smokeout at our booth! There will be prizes, a raffle and more!

Let’s Can Hunger Cabrini! Nearly 900,000 people throughout the Delaware Valley face hunger every day. Poverty is the main cause of this social injustice. According to the Philabundance website, the Federal Poverty Line formula does not acknowledge the working poor, who make too much to collect much needed benefits, yet are still unable to make ends meet, in spite of being part of the workforce. Hunger affects individuals and families hit hard by the recession as well as senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Let’s Can Hunger is an Enactus team that we have on campus. We are partnering with Sodexo and the Wolfington Center and will be holding a campus wide food drive. The food drive will run from November 1st to November 25th. Collection bins will be located in the Dixon Center, CAVS Corner, and Sandellas. On the last day of the food drive, Sodexo will hold a rally and announce the class who has donated the most amount of food. The food donations will go to CHOC (Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center) located in Norristown. No one deserves to go hungry, especially during the holiday season so please show your support and donate non-perishable items for those in need!

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An aerial view of the students who presented at Lead for Change, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Michelle McCrossin presenting at Lead for Change

Students unite for Lead for Change BY ALEXA FERRAGINE Staff Writer


The Lead for Change event brings together Cabrini College students to showcase how injustice has impacted them, and share it with other people of Cabrini College. Students presented their projects and ideas in the Dixon Center from 10:30 to 12 pm. Ann Skleder opened Lead for Change with a welcoming and energetic attitude towards the day. With an energetic spirit Dr. Dawn Francis said “Who is ready to for lead for change?” After the opening remarks students and faculty along with other respective guests were allowed to explore what Cabrini students had to share. The different tables were labeled with different numbers. When people exited the lead for change event they were encouraged to vote for their top three favorite tables. Later on, the three winners were announced. It’s Not Big To Make Others Feel Small took first place with a prize of $100 donated to a charity of their choice. Suicide Prevention and Awareness won second place with $75 donated in their name. Stereotyping took third place with $50 to their name. The first place table set up their display with tables holding different discussions about real life anonymous Cabrini students and their stories being bullied. The turn-out pleased student Kylie McDevitt. After students heard the discussion they shared their reactions. Kylie said “Surprisingly, some people wouldn’t even say anything for fear of being bullied themselves.” At the end, students were asked how they could break the cycle.



Studens presenting about the dangers of texting while driving at Lead for Change



Beatrice McQuiston, Lia Ferrante, and Mary Kate McCann pose for their photo while speaking on Peace Building in Guatemala


Brittany Jones, Brandon Jones, and Amina Smith speak on ‘Lost Ones: Parental Child Abduction’


Elizabeth Ray, Kelly Meehan, Summer Arnold, Jemima Nelson, Emilee Mick, Bommer Steigelman, Dana Peterson, Katie Hartley, Brittany Stinson, and Katlyn Colangelo speaking on ‘Rethinking Disabilities and Social Justice for Education’





Sunday Mass



Black & White Gala

Blue & White Hoops Havoc NOV. 14

It’s a Wonderful Life NOV. 16

NOV. 15

Kick off men’s and women’s basketball seasons with Blue & White Hoops Havoc.


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Get dressed up and have enjoy a night of dancing and food at the annual Black & White Gala. Tickets are $10 and available in SEaL.

Field House 8 p.m.

Cabrini College’s theather presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” Tickets are available in the SEaL Office and are free of charge.

Mansion 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


Empowerment Workshop

Grace Hall 8 p.m.


Wednesday Mass

Open Mic Night

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All are welcomed to join in mass and worship as a community

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All talents are welcome to CAP Board’s open mic night. Sign up in SEaL!

All are welcomed to join in mass and worship as a community

Bruckmann Memorial Chapel 7 p.m.

Iadarola 118 7 p.m.

Jazzman’s 8 p.m.

Bruckmann Memorial Chapel 7 p.m.

A R O U N D T H E WORLD Unknown Matisse, Chagall and Dix artworks found in Nazi-looted haul

Paintings by Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Otto Dix are among a treasure trove of art found hidden in a Munich apartment, which many are expected to be plundered by Nazi’s. During a raid by German tax authorities, the collection was discovered. It was revealed during a press conference that more than 1,300 artworks including some that have never been recorded and others that may were feared lost or ruined have been found. Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Oskar Kokoschka, Canaletto, PierreAugust Renoir, Franz Marc and Gustav Courbet were among the haul. Read the full story at | Nov. 6 2013


A resident sits on debris in typhoon-hit Leyte Province, Nov. 12, 2013. The United Nations said it had released $25 million in emergency funds to pay for emergency shelter materials and household items, and for assistance with the provision of emergency health services, safe water supplies and sanitation facilities. It’s launching an appeal for more aid.

Typhoon Haiyan: In hard-hit Tacloban, children ripped from arms

Inspectors Verify Another Chemical Site in Syria Inspectors have found that 22 of the 23 chemical sites in Syria had been destructed. United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said they used special cameras to determine that the 22nd site, in the northern Aleppo region, had been destroyed. Working under inspectors supervision, Syrian personnel had used the cameras to show that the 22nd chemical site had been destroyed and damaged because of the civil war. The other 21 sites had been cleared by inspectors but the last two were considered too dangerous amidst the war, and the destruction of the last chemical site must still be finalized. Read the full story at | Nov. 7, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan had destructed the coastal city of Tacloban in the Philippines. Most communication was shut down, and food and water supplies have been limited. The death toll is expected to exceed 1000. Marvin Isanan said three of his daughters -- ages 8, 13 and 15 -- were swept from his arms by the storm surge. He and his wife, Loretta Isanan, had found the bodies of the two younger children.” Only the eldest one is missing,” Marvin Isanan said through tears. “I hope she’s alive.” Millions of people live along the coast in the Philippines, many of them in shacks, and those were most affected by the typhoon in Tacloban. Read the full story at | Nov. 10 2013

Al Qaeda-linked group strengthens hold in northern Syria Al Qaeda has gained power and contol on Syrians in the northen part of the country. Al Qaedabacked militants known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are the main military power in northern Syria and have a powerful influence over the majority of population. Rami Abdul Rahman, from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said: “ISIS is the strongest group in Northern Syria -- 100% -- and anyone who tells you anything else is lying.” Read the full story at | Nov. 6, 2013

Talks With Iran Fail to Produce a Nuclear Agreement Talks between some of the major powers of the world and Iran failed on Sunday to reach a deal for Iran to freeze its nuclear program. European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, failed to come to an agreement. “A lot of concrete progress has been made, but some differences remain,” Ashton said. Zarif added, “ I think it was natural that when we started dealing with the details, there would be differences.” Some progress has been made with the talks being the first to potentially stop Iran’s nuclear plan and will most likely resume in 10 days. Read the full story at | Nov. 9, 2013 BY SAHRA ALI Staff Writer SA922@CABRINI.EDU

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Building bridges of cooperation BY ERICA ABBOTT Staff Writer

One of the staples of Cabrini Day was the speech made by an individual looking to change the way people regard faith. Interfaith leader Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), led a discussion in Grace Hall on Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m., discussing the ways in which bridges can be built among various faiths. “Faith should not be a bomb of destruction,” Patel said. “Faith should be a bridge of cooperation.’ Centering on the theme for this year’s Cabrini Day, “Lead for Change,” the speech catalyzed the influences that can be impressed upon young people. These influences can leave everlasting marks between creating a person of religious pluralist in contrast to a religious totalitarian. The discussion surrounded Patel’s book “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul BRENDAN LOGUE / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER of a Generation.” Patel discussed ways in which forces Author Eboo Patel signs books for students at Cabrini Day, Tuesday, Nov. 12, throughout his life drove him to desire to open up a new 2013 kind of dialogue regarding faith and tradition. Patel writes about his struggle to connect his traditions “as mutually enriching Patel’s work within interfaith also has a local aspect that can be rather than mutually exclusive.” related to bringing about change and the mission of social justice at People should keep a sense of their own faith identity but be Cabrini. “We have a great focus on social justice and the voice being accepting of people of different faiths. This idea is at the heart of the heard of all,” Clare Pressimone, senior social work major and social IFYC’s mission of changing the dialogue around interfaith and creat- justice minor, said. “Interfaith allows us to bring about the voices and ing an outlet for open conversation. The right influences can shape focus on similarities and differences.” young people to collectively change the world through love rather Patel also has written a book entitled “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, than violence and hate. Prejudice, and the Promise of America” that deals with the idea that “Different beliefs can nurture similar values that build those bridg- interfaith leaders and pluralism in America can confront prejudices es of cooperation,” Patel says in his speech. These different beliefs can against Muslims. Pluralism is one of the main aspects of this book unify people to change the world by creating new stories. The words much like it is in “Acts of Faith.” that turn to stories can make social change happen through action. The evening ended with riveting discussions from the audience “We are collectively writing the next chapter in the grander scheme of that tied together the mission of interfaith to the mission of Cabrini. the entire story.” “The great thing about being at a college like this is that you can take Connecting who we once were and who you are now, according to a great idea and make it a reality,” Patel said. “Take that opportunity Patel, starts with telling stories to ourselves about ourselves. “I collect and make it a reality.” stories like kids collect pebbles on the beach so I can establish a point of contact,” Patel said. “Finding that point of contact can allow us to have a positive conversation.” EAA52@CABRINI.EDU

A priest, a preacher and a rabbi - Speed faithing BY AMARRA BOONE Staff Writer

“A priest, a preacher and a Rabbi walked into their favorite dinner.” A little comedic humor when explaining the interesting festivity that brought all backgrounds of people to Cav’s Corner in celebration of Cabrini Day. A new event coordinated by the 2013-14 Cabrini day committee invited faculty and students to discuss their commitments to Cabrini’s mission. The event was headed by the Interfaith club on campus, an extension of author Eboo Patel’s foundation Interfaith Youth Core. The groups purpose on campus is to be the catalyst for the discussion of interfaith as it applies to Cabrini. Senior Claire Pressimone, Club president, welcomed everyone to join in the festivities as this would be a new focus for the campus as it expands its interfaith presence. The organization is committed to expanding the definition of interfaith and how it can be woven in the fabric of Cabrini. Each table was first supplied with a copy of the college’s mission and asked the question “Why are you committed to Cabrini’s mission?” For those who are unfamiliar with the campuses mission it reads, “Cabrini College is a Catholic institution of higher education dedicated to academic excellence,leadership development, and commitment to social justice. The College welcomes learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds and pre-

pares them to become engaged citizens of the world.” As members of the Cabrini family it’s imperative for all to know the mission of the college, as it is the foundation of the intellectual goals of the institution and is the influencer of the personal experiences had while on campus. The event was designed to allow students and faculty to actively discuss their involvement in increasing interfaith relationships while still staying true to the mission. The event landscape included five tables with a faculty presenter at each table. Presenters had 20-30 minutes to discuss their values and personal experiences as it pertains to the campus mission with students and other faculty members in attendance. Students were encouraged to interact with faculty, voice personal experiences while at Cabrini and identity their part in the campus mission. One of the tables included the director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Lisa Ratmansky. Ratmanksy opened up her discussion with participants choosing from a pile of photos the photo they were most drawn to. Each photo represented a specific part of Cabrini such as athletics,alumni, faculty/administration and landmarks on campus. Ratmansky asked everyone at the table to choose their favorite photo and explain why they were most drawn to it. A faculty member in graduate education, Alia Sheety picked up the photo of Mother Cabrini. When asked why she choose the photo, Sheety said, “For

me this photo shows a image of strength. Someone I aspire every day to be like. “ Students at other tables appeared comfortable with their presenters, many of whom opened up with their personal experiences on campus and their connection with the campus mission. There were also alumni in attendance to participate in the dialogue, recent graduate John McDevitt interacted with current students and gave his perspective to the effects the Cabrini mission has had on him as an alum. “For me I am more mindful of the principles of Cabrini. It follows me in my experiences now as an alum,” McDevitt said. This event was great for students to come together and spark a conversation on the campus mission and the purpose of interfaith on the campus. The comfortable atmosphere made it easy for students to interact with no judgment, while enjoying the perspective of others at the table. To hear friends speak about their personal experiences and the impact of Cabrini on them allowed for everyone to unite on a common ground. Every student at Cabrini has a commitment to find their personal identity within the colleges’ mission.

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Hands on the wheel, eyes on the road JASON WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Sleep is essential to our everyday life. According to, people need on average a total of seven to nine hours of sleep. Without the required amount of sleep, there are many risks we face such as an increase in BMI (Body Mass Index), an increased risk of diabetes and heart problems, decreased ability to pay attention and increased risk to a motor vehicle accident, also according to the Let’s be honest, we all have done things drowsy whether it be work, going to school or practices. We have all done

something where we just felt like being in bed or where we are constantly yawning. It may not seem that big of a deal doing things while tired, but try driving a 4,000 pound machine while constantly yawning, with heavy eye lids and just wanting to be in the bed. Can you say dangerous? Studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that driving while drowsy is the cause of more than 100,000 crashes, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injures annually. More than 54 percent of adult drivers say that they have driven while drowsy, while 28 percent said they have actually fallen asleep behind the wheel, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Driving while drowsy is just as bad as driving under the influence. While operating a motor vehicle, driving under the influence and driving while drowsy both impair your judgment, impair coordination and can cause reaction time lags. One may wonder if driving while drowsy is just as bad as driving under the influence and why people aren’t ticketed for it. The government has made attempts to correct drowsy driving by adding rumble stripes which make noise when a driver wanders out of their lane. All attempts had little to no effect, so how can you stop drowsy driving? In simple terms, you can’t stop people from driving drowsy, just like you can’t stop people from trying to drive under the influence. Driving while drowsy is not only a danger to the

driver but to the drivers around you. We all know that we don’t always get seven hours of sleep each night and we know things like coffee, energy boosters and vitamins don’t always do the trick. So how can people avoid drowsy driving? Drivers can avoid drowsy driving by simply getting their proper rest whether it be our seven to nine required hours of sleep or a nap during the day. Drivers have to realize that once you are behind the wheel of the car, you’re not only responsible for your safety, but for the safety of the other drivers on the road as well. Drowsy drivers are usually in denial about their sleepiness, like drunk drivers are when they are too intoxicated, and this is due to the lack of judgment according to National Sleep Foundation. I am a non-driver, but I have experienced car rides with drowsy drivers and I have a friend that fell asleep behind the wheel of a car and ended up in the hospital with multiple injures. I believe that drowsy drivers should be ticketed and fined like drunk drivers for erratic driving and bad judgment, as are drivers under the influence. So if you ask me if drowsy driving is dangerous, I will tell you that without a doubt yes, its just as dangerous as driving under the influence. JLW382@CABRINI.EDU

Texting – it can wait RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Managing Editor

Some walk through life with this false pretense that it can’t happen to them. Maybe to other people, but not to them. Everyone has seen the commercials, the unfinished

texts: the perpetrators behind the scenes of heartbreak. Tears raining down on the street as their loved ones are plucked from the cold asphalt, zipped into a body bag after being pronounced dead on the scene. Was it worth it? Surely the answer is no, but do people really see texting and driving as that dangerous when combined? A basic statistic can answer that question. According to an article published on, drinking and driving is no longer the leading killer of teens, texting and driving is. Curiosity killed that cat. People see that blinking light on their phone making them aware of a notification and their eyes become glued to it. What does the message say?! Whenever the driver’s eyes are being taken off the road, the risk of an accident increases. It doesn’t have to just be texting that puts the driver at risk either. Changing the station on the radio is another thing that takes driver’s eyes off the road. This is why most of, if not all, newer model cars come with station selection built right into the steering wheel. Many of the people who text and drive don’t make the connection that if their eyes aren’t on the road, that they


are driving blind. If you told someone that during the course of them driving you were going to blindfold them sporadically for a few seconds at a time, they would most definitely object. When this scenario was subjected to students on Cabrini’s campus, the outcome was unanimous. “Yeah I don’t understand how anyone would expect to safely make it from point A to point B if you were blindfolded once in a while,” John Howard, junior communication major, said. When you take your eyes off the road to send a text you are giving yourself permission to be blind for a few seconds. Not only are you putting yourself at risk, but other drivers on the road as well. There are thousands and thousands of stories of people who have ruined their entire lives just to enter a basic conversation reply. When driving, put your phone out of sight and focus on the task at hand. There is no conversation that is worth your life or the lives’ of others. It can wait. RMM369@CABRINI.EDU


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Going, Going, Ghana With about 30 days left in her trip across the Seven Seas, Madison’s adventure hasn’t slowed a bit. Between trekking across the Moroccan desert to eating cocoa beans fresh off the plantation, Madison is getting everything that she can out of her travels. If you want to keep an eye on her final ports, check out her blog at


By far the coolest thing I’ve done so far this semester has been the camel trek in Morocco. Even factoring in the fact that we drove 13 hours across the entire country. Literally, across the entire country. We were nine miles from Algeria. So we get to the hotel and pretty much get right on the camels to start our trek into the desert, which is where we camped the first night. The sun had set already so the sky was darker than I’ve ever seen it, the stars were brighter than I’ve ever seen and I saw the Milky Way. Once we got the camp site (only about 20 – 30 minute camel ride away) we all ate dinner in a tent and just laid outside and looked at the stars afterwards. It was just incredible – to lie on a sand dune in the middle of the Sahara Desert with

a group of people, with no one saying anything. Because there couldn’t possibly be something better than what we were experiencing. We ended up sleeping under the stars instead of in the tents and were woken up early enough to watch the sunrise from a sand dune the next morning. I could try to describe it a million times and I don’t know if I could convey how amazing of an experience it was. I think this is one of those things where it’s just easier to look at pictures. So here you are! On our way back to town, we stopped at a sugar cane farm and we got to eat sugar cane. It was straight from the ground and cut into about 6 inch pieces with a machete. No joke. A machete. I think our driver just found it on the farm. Or it was his. But that’s neither here nor there. Anyway, the sugar cane was delicious, surprisingly juicy. The last thing we saw was a rubber plantation and then returned to town. It was an absolute highlight of this trip. The markets in Ghana were some of my favorite things. Similar to Morocco, nothing, and I mean nothing, had a set price. Even taxi rides, we always negotiated the price before we got in the car. It also was not unusual for the taxi drivers and store owners to grab your arm to try to get you into their store or near their cab. So the markets were a cultural experience all on their own. It took about a day to get used to haggling and not feeling bad about not buying something, and the lack of personal space. But I feel like even though we were only in Ghana for four days, I got a really good understanding of the country and the people in it. Of course there were times that I was out of my comfort zone, but I never felt threatened or anxious, I just had to learn to adjust to their way of life. The difference is that in Morocco, there were times that I felt uncomfortable and super aware of my behavior, mostly because of the gender roles in that country. And I didn’t necessarily realize it until I was in another country. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Morocco. But I don’t know if it’s a country that I will visit again. I could see myself visiting Ghana again. MRM356@CABRINI.EDU

Where else has Madison been ? And where will she be next? Stopping for a few quick camel selfies on her trek across the Moroccan desert in late October


Maddi’s beautiful view o fthe Cliffs of Moher in Ireland in early October On the family owned cocoa plantation, Maddi and her classmates got the chance to eat cocoa fruit and beans

Maddi doing something extraordinary at the Rock of Gibraltar in British Territory on the border of Spain mid-October


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Food hot spots in Philly...



Phileo Yogurt South Street in Philadelphia consists of many shops and restaurants. There is a place called Phileo, which is a frozen yogurt shop. It has tons of flavors and toppings that you can choose from. There are also different sizes that you can choose from. It's the best place to go to, where you can get frozen yogurt and just hangout. The place itself is quite colorful. The tables and chairs have a modern look to them that adds a fun feel. It is located on 416 South St and they are open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m to 11 p.m. After you have your yogurt, you can either choose to eat it there or go for a walk down South Street.


Chickie’s and Pete’s Chickie's and Pete's is known for their crab fries. You can eat good food and have a place to hang out on a Friday night. The atmosphere there is sporty, fun and relaxing. They have televisions all around that are always on. When there is a game, they always make sure it is on one of the televisions. It is also a sports bar. It is a fun place to go, especially when there is a home game. It is a very affordable place to go. It is very close to Citizens Bank Park. It can be found on 1526 Packer Avenue. Right next to it is Play2, where you can go and play video games. You get served food from Chickie's and Pete's as you are playing. It is a really fun and cool place to play games, hangout and have fun.


Tony Luke’s If you are in the mood for a cheesesteak, Tony Luke's is the place to be. They are known for their great cheese steaks. It is not a sit-in spot, but they do over outside seating. There is usually a long line, especially after a home game, but waiting in that long line is so worth it. It is located on 39 E Oregon Avenue. They are open Monday through Thursday 6 a.m to midnight. Friday and Saturday 6 a.m to 2 a.m and Sunday from 11 a.m to 8 p.m


Citizen’s, McFaddens...



If you want to go sight seeing, Citizens Bank Park is the place to go. It is the home to the Philadelphia Phillies. It is located on 1 Citizens Bank Way. Even if there is not a game, you can still go, but you just won't be able to get inside. They do have McFadden's Bar, where you can go to at any time. It is located at 1001 Pattison Avenue. Also right behind the stadium is Xfinity Live! It is a huge place that consists of many bars, clubs and restaurants. It is the place to be when you want to just have fun. The people who go here usually just go to hang out or if they are coming back from an event. This is located on 1100 Pattison Avenue. So when next weekend comes and you are thinking that there is nothing to, just remember that there is so much to go and do in Philly. GMG62@CABRINI.EDU



THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013



Deanna Riley

Deanna Riley’s passion for animals BY HOWARD BLAKE III Staff Writer

It seems like in our younger years in life we tend to take a liking to animals. Animals can have that cheerful and playful attitude that we display when we are young children, which could be what draws us to them. Deanna Riley’s love for animals started when she was very young and has led her to the Camden County animal shelter. “Honestly, I have always loved animals ever since I was a little girl,” Riley said. “When I was little I told my mom that I wanted to build a huge room where I can put every dog or cat that was left alone, abused, or even just needed a place to stay and eat for a night,” she said. Riley has always been around animals her entire life whether it was her own cat, animal babysitting, or riding horses. With remarks like those, it was evident that Riley would find herself working with animals in the future. However Riley’s road to the Camden County animal shelter was different to say the least. After a wave-runner accident during her sophomore year of high school, she had no choice but to be homeschooled. It was there where she found out about the animal shelter. “I was forced to become home schooled for 3 months due to the pain, and I needed to do something instead of just siting around the house doing absolutely nothing,” Riley said. She started off as a volunteer but quickly found herself moving up in the ranks. “I started off volunteering, which consisted of walking and playing with the dogs and cats. After a year, I became the youth volunteer coordinator and mentor for people who wanted to become a volunteer,” Riley said. She has put a wholehearted effort into working for the animal shelter. Unfortunately despite all of the positive work she has done there have been negative moments. “I also traveled to the channel 3 news stations and was interviewed multiple times for and about the animal shelters,” Riley said. “After that I then worked in the ICU giving medications and taking care of the sick. Finally, I took part in the exam room, looking at slides and unfortunately putting an animal down.” Even after an emotional situation in having to put an animal to rest, the good

happens to out weigh the bad. Riley does everything she can to spread awareness about the animals in the animal shelter and the shelter itself. “Every month I donate $100 to the shelter, which goes to either medications that we need or expansions for animals to move around,” Riley said. “We have so many fundraisers and adoption specials, especially for every holiday like Halloween. Any black cat or dog is half priced.” The reason why Riley wants to help animals is because she believes that animals don’t get their fair share of help or care. “The major issue I have when it comes to animals is the fact that there are so many of them homeless or being abused. I wish that the rules were more strict when it came to animals and animal abuse,” Riley said. “For example, letting dogs outside and not bringing them in. Letting cats be outside animals when they're not meant to be. Also that the rules were more strict with animal abuse.” Riley’s quest for the betterment of animals doesn’t just begin and end with the Camden Community animal shelter. She has even bigger plans for the future. “I have actually thought about becoming a veterinarian many times and I still think about it, but knowing that I might have to put down another animal is heartbreaking,” Riley said. “I also love criminal justice so I decided to have a criminology career with the Canine Unit (K9).” Before she looks to the future, Riley is more focused on her immediate goal as the holiday season approaches. “Every year for Christmas, we have a goal at C.C.A.S. to get around 100-3000 animals adopted out of our shelter to become the greatest Christmas present for families,” Riley said. Riley has a heart for animals and has done everything in her will power to help them. Who would have thought that a wave runner injury would be the starting point for all that Riley has accomplished at her time at the shelter? I guess we could say in Riley’s case, everything happens for a reason and the outcome has looked very bright thus far.


Photo shoot of two dogs for the animal shelter website Photo shoot of two dogs wrapped in the



THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013


Peer Tutors vs. Classroom Coaches BY AMBER MARSHALL Staff Writer BY LAUREN HIGHT Staff Writer

Peer tutors and classroom coaches, two forms of academic support that Cabrini offers, have had an impact on student’s academic achievements. The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides student resources with additional help for a variety of classes. While peer tutors and classroom coaches both fall under this umbrella of scholastic talent, they are often mistaken as the same thing. They are both paid employees under the CTL and share a resemblance in their mission to help students understand their studies better, but they do differ in certain circumstance. “They are very similar and there is a lot of overlap, but they both have their own reasoning,” Cassy Beckowski, peer tutoring coordinator for the CTL, said. “We have both positions because there are situations where it is not conducive to have a classroom coach every class meeting per say.” Classroom coaches are found in a variety of classes. They are students that have previously taken the class and now sit-in to help guide students when concerns in the class arise. Having classroom coaches in the class everyday is helpful because they are up to date on the latest assignments. Classroom coaches give the students that need help a little more comfort, because said coach has been in their shoes and understands their problems. As the coaches consult heavily with the instructors, it helps them to provide a better understanding to those in need of help. Coaches are designed to help students in a specific class. They are a very active participants in the classrooms. They can schedule study groups and individual hours outside of the classroom for anyone who asks. If you are a student in a class that has a classroom coach, that coach would be your source for additional help both inside and outside the classroom. Depending on the class, the role a classroom coach offers assistance may vary. Although being a classroom coach does not automatically mean being a tutor, there are individuals who are both classroom coaches and tutors. Peer tutors are students who have exceeded expectations in a course they have

taken and now share their knowledge with students in need. They can be found in the Iadarola Center computer lab from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and depending on which class a student is looking for assistance with, the hours may vary. If there are any conflicts Beckowski is available to help find a time that works. Peer tutors help support students in general classes and their services concentrate on specific needs of the student. These needs can vary from gaining a stronger understanding of sophisticated content, reviewing class material and preparing for upcoming tests and assignments. To obtain the position, they have to go through a tutoring session certified by Cabrini that teaches them the ins and outs of how to become an effective tutor. Trevor Cross, senior biological sciences major, is a peer tutor for biology, chemistry and Spanish. “I was recommended for peer tutoring my sophomore year by one of my professors and jumped at the opportunity. I usually go over practice problems in preparation for tests and sometimes over people’s lab reports to make sure they’re written properly,” Cross said about his job in the CTL. Students who are in need of help can visit the CTL or visit peertutoring for the schedule of drop-in hours available for assistance. There is no signing up required for those who want to get in touch with a peer tutor; just simply walk in with your questions ready. Both groups of students are sources to be utilized and Beckowski says they are adaptable to whatever situation they may need to deal with. Their popularity has drastically increased since 2006. During that time they only had 586 students visit the CTL for assistance, but in 2012 there were more than 1,400. Peer tutors and classroom coaches are just a few of the many ways Cabrini assists their students to strive for academic excellence. LSH42@CABRINI.EDU


“They are very similar and there is a lot of overlap, but they have their own reasoning.” CASSY BECKOWSKI


Cassy Pressimone Beckwoski, Writing Center and Peer Tutoring Coordinator


Students helping others either tutoring or classroom coaching STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOPHER SOMMER


THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013


World traveler at age 18 BY PARISA GHAFARI Staff Writer

“The first place I went to by myself was Venice, Italy. It was kind of weird, like I was on a roller coaster by myself; frightening and exciting at the same time,” freshman psychology major, Breyana Hobson, said explaining her travels. Hobson, who has traveled all over the world in her 18 years of life, speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently. She has also picked up bits of French and a hint of Italian, although it is rusty. Hobson has been to just about 30 countries. Some places include Australia, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Russia and China. “It gets to you at first; you get nervous and scared, homesick too. But once you get the hang of it, it gets easier.” Hobson explained when describing what it’s like adjusting to a new place for the first time. The first country Hobson visited was London, England. She picked up things about the country while she was there, “I learned hugely about their cultures, like how they say water cooler instead of bathroom, and that they have a scheduled tea time.” Being born in the United States, Hobson began traveling at the age of just 4 years old. She’s traveled the world with her siblings, grandmother, cousins, best friends and her mom. Her boyfriend may even be joining her when she goes to France this spring.


Breyana Hobson When asked about what it was like having to adjust to the customs and regulations in the other countries, Hobson explained that every country has their own system for running their country and even though it may be different than the way we run ours, we must respect them for it. “The rules and regulations are a pain, in few places they can be overly paranoid but with good reason. They are just trying to keep their country safe and healthy.” What is Hobson's favorite place she’s visited? Barcelona, Spain! “It's so beautiful, and the culture is incredible. I love going to Venice, as well.” Hobson recently went on another venture last summer. She went to Venezuela to visit her older brother. “My most valued and treasured experience was traveling with my brother back to his home in Venice. I got to meet his husband, who is Italian and their adopted baby, my nephew, and it was precious. I got to watch the sunset up close and ride a gondola. It was so much fun.” Hobson has many more travels planned in her future. “Personally, I haven’t hit the continent of Africa yet, and I'm dying to go to Egypt and learn more about them. And I haven’t hit Greece yet. So that will be a huge adventure.”



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Blue, Dear Blue, I guess you could say I’m different. I’m not the best looking, I lack in the athletic department and I’m shy. When I first came to Cabrini I was excited to make friends, but as the years go on I feel like I am judged more than anything. I want to be accepted around here, but because I don’t “fit in,” I’m still having trouble finding my life long friends. Sincerely, Dare to be different

Dare to be different...

Dear dare to be different, You are beautiful in every shape and form. Do not let others define you. Have you tried to join clubs or other extra curricular activities? I’m also shy, but once I got involved around campus, making friends seemed to get easier. I just had to put myself out there a little bit. I’m sure once you take one step others will take the other step. Don’ be afraid to feel accepted, trust me, it took me a long time too. As long as you be yourself, and don’t change for anyone, making friends will be easy. As for fitting in, you should want to stand out! Wouldn’t you rather want to stand out in a crowd than blend in? Like you said, dare to be different. Sincerely, Blue



Weekly Crossword Puzzle

Answers November 7, 2013

THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013



1 Dinner for Mister Ed 5 On-the-job extras 10 Cave feedback 14 Snow remover 15 Ice show site 16 D’back or Met 17 “East of Eden” director Kazan 18 Popular half of a 45, usually 19 Time division on a map 20 Five-time Super Bowl winners 23 Do a librarian’s chore 24 Last Greek letter 27 Pipeline product 28 “It’s all about the beer” Dutch brewer 31 Tweezer targets 34 Club for the supersmart 35 Soccer goal 36 Weight training units 37 “Miracle on 34th Street” store 38 Stand up 39 Make the most of 40 Obama daughter whose Secret Service code name is “Rosebud” 41 Parcels (out) 42 Big name in sneakers 44 Droop in the middle 45 Ford flop 46 Insurance filings 50 Standard flown in Ho Chi Minh City 55 Thug’s knife 57 Snow-block home 58 Prefix with cast 59 Not contaminated 60 34-Across member 61 Soprano’s solo 62 Shoe inserts 63 Road curves 64 Headliner, or symbol associated with 20-, 28-, 37-, 42- and

1 Opinion pieces 2 God of Islam 3 Fabric often decorated with pastoral scenes 4 Gulps down 5 Whole bunch 6 Guitarist Clapton 7 Start all over 8 Felt in one’s bones 9 Swedish automaker 10 Digestive protein 11 Tight, as families 12 Lady lobster 13 Find at the mine 21 “We Try Harder” car rental chain 22 Chaplin granddaughter named for her grandmother 25 V-formation birds 26 Gets in the poker game 28 Anne of “Donnie Brasco” 29 One-named “Orinoco Flow” singer 30 Mag. edition 31 Groundbreaking comic Lenny 32 Put down new grass sections 33 Starts to shoot 34 The “m” in E = mc2 37 Make a dent in, say 38 Rowing races 40 Actress Ward 41 Gander or gobbler 43 Soft-pile fabric 44 Offshoots 47 Like neon and xenon 48 Obama daughter whose Secret Service code name is “Radiance” 49 Mascara mishap 51 The Bee Gees’ “Gee” 52 Beast of fables 53 Spanish dessert 54 Partner of null 55 Coppertone letters 56 Shade of color

“My life is my message.” MAHATMA GANDHI


THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013


Swim team works hard, yet falls to Lebanon Valley


Cabrini swimmer in mid dive into the pool to start an event BY DAN LUNER Staff Writer

Even with some standout performances, the Cabrini swim team could not manage to secure the win in Friday’s meet against Lebanon Valley College. The Cabrini women lost 115-81, and the men were trumped 108-69. Freshman Hassan David Goines Jr. was the driving force of the men’s team with two first-place finishes. Goines took the 200yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.14 and finished the 100-yard breast stroke in 1:04.18. Goines also assisted freshman Todd Walker as well as juniors Nick Platt and Scott Hunt to take second place in the 200-yard medley relay. The teamwork of the four resulted in a time of 1:47.04. Junior Chris Ryan swam for a time of 1:00.61 in the 100-yard butterfly while freshman Bobby Schmidt placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:21.09). Schmidt also secured third in the 100yard freestyle with a time of 55.33. Freshman Christina Melchiorre continues to

shine in her first season as a Cavalier. Melchiorre racked up three victories in the match consisting of 50-yard freestyle (26.19), 100-yard freestyle (57.03) and 100-yard breast stroke (1:18.83). Senior Breaghann Smith took second place in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events. Fellow senior Elyse Phillips was right behind her finishing third in both events. Senior Courtney Good placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:07.46. Good also managed a third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:26.66). Junior Megan Tustin said, “The meet against

Lebanon Valley was a tough one but we went in fighting and came out with a better score than last year and improved on many races. The night ended strong for us because many people did their season and personal bests which makes it a win for us in the end.” She added, “Both teams are working extremely hard and continuing to grow and get better everyday.” Head coach Cindy Ikeler attributed the loss to numbers. Ikeler said, “We have a small, young team right now. While we have a lot of talent, we are lacking depth and it’s hard to compete against teams that outnumber us and can fill


Swimmer diving into the pool scheduled for 1 p.m. DJL78@CABRINI.EDU

Field hockey falls in CSAC title match BY ARIEL MELENDEZ Staff Writer

The Cabrini College Cavalier field hockey team took on Gwynedd-Mercy University Griffins in the Colonial States Athletic Conference title match on Saturday, Nov. 9. This was the fourth consecutive CSAC final meeting between the two teams. The Cavaliers had lost to the Griffins in the last


all the lanes.” She continued, “I felt like our swimmers really held their own and fought for all of their races. There were a lot of close races, on both sides, that came down to the finish.” In regards to the next meet, Ikeler concluded, “I think we will continue to stress the importance of focus. Working on the fundamentals, “swimming smart” and putting the things that we work on in practice together in our races.” The Cavalier swim team will dive back in when they meet with Marywood University on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Dixon Center. Meet time is


No. 1 Erin McLaghlin chasing after a Gwynedd attacker

two CSAC final matchups, and they would once again lose in this one by a final score of 4-2. The Griffins would open up the scoring by getting two first half goals, both of which came off of penalty corners. Katie O’Neill would get the first goal at 11:14 of the first half. O’Neill took the corner for the Griffins, and after a couple of deflections in front, she would then get the goal. Stephanie Bacho was given the assist on this goal. About 10 minutes later at 22:46 of the first, the Griffins would get their second of the game. O’Neill would take the penalty corner for the Griffins and would get a pass to Brianne Kline. Kline would end up putting this ball into the back of the net. Outplaying Cabrini for most of that half, the Cavaliers would take their timeout after this goal. The Cavaliers would come out of the half with a bang. At 37:09, only two minutes into the second half, Kerry Anne Farrell would get a rebound of Erin McLaughlin’s shot to put the Cavs on the board. About six minutes later, at 43:39 of the half, Farrell potted her second of the day. Kylie McDevitt had taken the initial shot which had gone of the pad

of goaltender Kelly Kruk. This was a huge momentum shift for the Cavaliers, as this game would now be tied. The Griffins didn’t back down, tallying their third of the game about four minutes later. Stephanie Bacho would get the unassisted tally at 47:42 of the second half. Genevive Paulin, the Cavalier goaltender, would make a number of saves before giving up the goal to Bacho. This wasn’t it for Gwynedd-Mercy. At 51:30, about four minutes later, a goal by Katio O’Neill assisted by Maria Karidas would ice this game for the Griffins. The Gwynedd-Mercy Griffins would become the CSAC champions for the third straight year with a 4-2 victory over the Cavaliers. The Griffins also have a chance to participate in the NCAA tournament. A very successful season for the Cavaliers would end in a tough defeat. The Cavaliers will say goodbye to seniors Erin McLaughlin, Samantha LaMania, Stephanie Toomey and Genevive Paulin, a great group that will surely be missed. ALM394@CABRINI.EDU



THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013

Volleyball clinches NCAA tournament birth


Cabrini women’s volleyball team holding the CSAC banner after winning the championship


No. 20 Senior Danielle Carrozza had 24 kills and 17 digs in Cabrini’s 3-1 win over Neuman on Saturday

Blocks by both Grenauer and Fitz shook the Knights up, pushing their team to work even harder against both Cabrini’s offense and defense. As Cabrini’s defense continued to play strong, unfortunately Neumann’s captain and setter Ashley Clark fell and had to leave the game due to a knee injury. Following a timeout, the Knights led with a three point lead over the lady Cavs when a hard spike smacked the ground by Carrozza and the girls rose to her spirits by taking the lead ending the second match with a win of 25-18. 8-6 the girls led by two within the first ten minutes of the third match. With only four more points to go into their third match, Neumann called another timeout. Following that timeout, Cabrini won the third match to a 25-16 lead. In the last and final match Fitz came out prepared to win the CSAC Championship as she had impeccable blocks. Seniors Sokolovich, Kristy Riley, Fitz, and Carrozza essentially pushed their teammates to go for the gold. Carrozza was named 2013 CSAC Player of the Year and Sokolovich was named Most Valuable Player both great Cabrini assets that led to the win and title of the CSAC Champion and will automatically play in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. MH923@CABRINI.EDU


Cabrini’s lady Cavaliers volleyball team swept the Neumann Knights in a 4-1 match, winning the CSAC championship on Saturday, Nov. 9. All of the girls played an ambitious and aggressive game, but it truly came down to their passionate fundamentals that led them to victory. Within the first five minutes the score was 8-5 due to Cabrini’s setter Cassidy Koenig, who had 33 excellent assists, and teammate and outside hitter Jen Grenauer, followed with hard spikes. Senior middle back teammate Michele Fitz also worked to hold two great blocks. Unfortunately with only one more point left to go within the first game, the lady Cavs fell to the Knights in a long volley that finished in three-point lead of 25-22. With great effort and supportive cheers from both the stands and their bench, Cabrini’s lady Cavs, from the start of the second game, came out on top. Hustling after every set to get into position and play defense, Sophia Sokolovich with 17 digs, Kelly Guarino with 15 digs, Michele Fitz with 11 kills, Jen Grenauer with nine kills and a season high of three total blocks and Danielle Carrozza with 15 kills and 12 digs, all worked together to continue scoring as much as possible.



No. 6 Kelly Guarino and No. 15 Michele Fitz blocking a Neumann attacker


THURSDAY NOV. 14, 2013


Seven seniors end their careers as Cavaliers


No. 11 Senior Brett Lockbaum recorded two assists BY NICHOLAS CIPOLLONE Sports Editor

Cabrini men’s soccer team season ended after falling to Centenary College Cyclones after penalty kicks 6-5. This loss marks the last game that a core group of seven seniors will play together as Cavaliers. Ryan Cerrato, C.J. Doherty, Joe Halbherr, Gabe Kuhn, Brett Lockbaum, Brendan Magerr and Eric Nowicki, led the Cavs to 40 victories and the 2012 CSAC championship. This group played a total of 363 matches as Cavaliers. They also combined for 106 points including 43 goals and earning nine All-CSAC honors and six academic All-CSAC accolades.

Centenary drew first blood in the contest. The game was scoreless until the 40th minute as Sean Robinson scored. The Cyclones held onto this lead through the first half of play. As the second half started, Cabrini was looking to even the score. In the 55th minute freshman A.J. Bishop headed the ball into the back of the net off of a pass from Lockbaum to even the score and give the rookie his teamleading 11th goal of the season. The game remained in a 1-1 tie until the 73rd minute when Lockbaum had another assist, this time it was to freshman Bobby Kane who found the back of net for his fifth goal of the season. The Cavs couldn’t hold on to the 2-1 lead as the Cyclones Louis Martin converted a long shot opportunity tying the game in the 86th minute forcing overtime. The teams battled out two 10 minute overtime periods only to force a penalty kick shootout to decide who would go to the CSAC championship match. Cavaliers fell behind as they missed their first two attempts and the Cyclones connected on both of theirs. Nowicki blocked two in a row and the Blue and White made another which tied the shootout at 3-3 after five rounds. This forced the shootout to sudden death. Both teams scored in the sixth round and both missed on the seventh. The Cavaliers missed their shot attempt first and the Cyclones capitalized as this sent them to the CSAC championship match against top-seeded Marywood University. The Blue and White close out their season with an overall 11-7-3 record including 7-2 in CSAC play.


No. 22 Sean Neary recorded one shot Saturday



Stats and Standings Women’s Volleyball

Men’s Soccer

CSAC STANDINGS Marywood University 12-2-2 (9-0 CSAC) Centenary College 11-5-2 (8-1 CSAC) Cabrini College 11-7-2 (7-2 CSAC) Neumann University 12-6-2 (6-3 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 5-14-1 (3-5-1 CSAC) Keystone College 3-14-2 (3-5-1 CSAC) Rosemont College 5-13 (3-6 CSAC) Cairn Univerity 8-11-1 (2-7 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy University 6-13-1 (2-7 CSAC) Immaculata University 2-15 (1-8 CSAC)

TEAM LEADERS GOALS A.J. Bishop - 10 Brett Lockbaum - 6

ASSISTS C.J. Doherty - 4

GOAL KEEPER(S) R.J. Pino - 15 saves Eric Nowicki - 42 saves

Women’s Soccer



Cabrini College 27-4 (11-0 CSAC) Cairn University 23-5 (10-1 CSAC) Neumann University 21-13 (9-2 CSAC) Danielle Carrozza - 394 Marywood University 18-10 (8-3 CSAC) Jen Grenauer - 250 Baptist Bible College 13-19 (6-5 CSAC) Michele Fitz - 204 Notre Dame of Maryland 12-12 (5-6 CSAC) Keystone College 16-16 (5-6 CSAC) DIGS Immaculata University 10-16 (5-6 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 10-13 (4-7 CSAC) Sophia Sokolovich - 432 Gwynedd-Mercy College 3-28 (2-9 CSAC) Kelly Guarino - 284 Centenary College 1-26 (1-10 CSAC) Rosemont College 0-22 (0-11 CSAC) ASSISTS Cassidy Koenig - 1027

Women’s Field Hockey


Rosemont College 11-7 (9-2 CSAC) Cabrini College 10-3-5 (8-1-2 CSAC) Neumann University 10-7-1 (8-2-1 CSAC Melissa Scanzano - 7 Centenary College 8-9-2 (7-3-1 CSAC) Dana Peterson - 6 Marywood University 6-8-4 (6-2-3 CSAC Immaculata University 7-10-2 (6-3-2 CSAC) ASSISTS Keystone College 10-5-1 (5-5-1 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 3-11-4 (3-5-3 CSAC) Gabby Meck - 6 Cairn Univesity 8-10-2 (3-6-2 CSAC) Melissa Scanzano - 5 Notre Dame of Maryland 4-12 (2-9 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 3-15 (1-10 CSAC) GOAL KEEPER(S) Baptitst Bible College 1-16-1 (0-10-1 CSAC Marissa Jenkins - 38 saves AS OF TUESDAY, NOV. 5




Cabrini College 9-7 (6-1 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 10-8 (6-1 CSAC) Immaculata University 6-12 (4-3 CSAC)Kerry Anne Farrell - 17 Neumann University 8-11 (3-4 CSAC) Jen Webb - 8 Notre Dame of Maryland 0-13 (0-7 CSAC) Keystone College 6-11 (4-3 CSAC) ASSISTS Marywood University 4-13 (3-4 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 1-17 (1-6 CSAC) Taylor Mack - 6 Erin McLaughlin - 4

GOAL KEEPER(S) Genevieve Paulin - 93 saves

Women’s soccer captures their third consecutive CSAC title

Cavalier Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 31 NO GAMES




Monday, Nov. 4 NO GAMES


Wednesday, Nov. 6 NO GAMES


Women’s soccer holding up their “threes” after capturing their third consecutive CSAC championship BY MICHAEL SHANAHAN Staff Writer

The women’s soccer team claimed its third straight CSAC Championship in a 4 – 3 win over Rosemont College becoming only the second team in CSAC history to accomplish three consecutive championships. “It’s unbelievable just considering how tight our conference is, that any team could win any given day,” said Ken Prothero, head coach. “You know when it came down to it in the playoffs we put the ball in [the net] when we needed to.” The Cavs certainly scored when they needed to. The scoring started when Rosemont allowed an own goal, giving the Cavs the 1-0 lead, 23 minutes into the game. But, just over 10 minutes later Rosemont was able to tie it up at one. Devon Miller scored one of her two goals of the afternoon in the 53rd minute, putting her own rebound in the net. A few minutes later, a potential third goal was disallowed on a hand ball call. The two-goal-lead could have been the turning point in the game, but Rosemont responded again in the 75th minute, evening the game at two. In the 81st minute, Devon Miller netted her second of the game, shooting the ball straight past the Rosemont goaltender, putting her team on top again. Just a few minutes later, Melissa Scanzano gave the Cavs the 4 – 2 lead. The four goals are all the Cavs would need. Rosemont threatened in the final minutes of the game, getting a goal back in the 86th minute, but it wasn’t enough. As the final horn sounded, Cavs players rushed the field to celebrate and congratulate one another, creating a dog pile near the sidelines. The emotion of winning the championship, some for the first time, some for their third, was obvious. After the handshakes to acknowledge the effort both teams put into the game, the Cavs were awarded their CSAC championship plaque and banner. The only other question of the game was who was going to be named MVP. Devon Miller, who scored two critical goals for the Cavs, was named MVP of the game. “It feels pretty good, but I would have been able to do it without my team obviously,” Miller said on winning the award.

After being awarded the championship banner, the team eagerly posed for a team shot with the banner, all holding up three fingers to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Pride, joy and happiness was showing as each women beamed from ear to ear. “It feels amazing. We’re one of the only teams that has ever done this as a girl’s sport and it’s a great accomplishment for us and Cabrini,” said Miller on the three-peat.




Women’s soccer team celebrating one of No. 5 Sophomore Devon Miller’s goal


No. 5 Sophomore Devon Miller had two goals in the Cavs win over Rosemont

Nov. 14, 2013 issue 11 Loquitur  
Nov. 14, 2013 issue 11 Loquitur  

2013-14 issue 11 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 Nov. 14, 2013