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Students go to Swaziland, form bonds with Swazi youth

Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 VOL. LV, ISSUE 15


Dr. Susan Pierson, Emily Paradise, Leann Scherer, Alexis Setley, Colleen Poole, Alexis Christiano, and Caitlyn Poole with students from Swaziland BY LAUREN HIGHT Asst. Lifestyles Editor IS EXTRA CREDIT REWARDING STUDENTS? PAGE 8




Five Cabrini students and two staff members learned that four days is all it takes to build a lasting bond 8000 miles away. From Jan.1 to Jan.12 Alexis Christiano, Alexis Setley, Caitlyn Poole, Leann Scherer and Emily Paradise joined Dr. Susan Pierson and Colleen Poole as they traveled to Swaziland to provide educational resources and life skills to the Cabrini Mission Teen Camp, sponsored by the Cabrini Ministry. Swaziland is a land-locked country located in southern Africa. It is a monarchy, which makes it one of the continent’s few kingdoms. The Cabrini Mission Teen Camp is a hostel that offers summer camps four times a year to local Swaziland society members aged 14 to 23 years old. Because of Swaziland’s location in the southern hemisphere, their seasons are opposite to those in the United States. This camp provides a safe place for the

severely underprivileged because their home-life can also be the residence of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis. This camp is not an orphanage, however, because when the camps come to a close, the young adults return to their homestead. “Community members are invited [to the hostel] by the missionary sisters to restore hope in families,” Dr. Susan Pierson, assistant professor of education, said regarding the camp. All five students are studying education at Cabrini and were invited to apply for this opportunity during the fall semester. A total of 10 students were encouraged to apply for the trip based on their interest in the topic of Swaziland and their year of studies, but only five decided to go through with it. Emily Paradise, junior elementary and special education major, was one of the students who embarked on the journey to Africa. “The opportunity just fell into my lap and before I knew it I was off to Africa! I was nervous at first but the people there were so welcoming and the kids were so willing to learn,” Paradise said. After a two hour drive to New York, 14-hour plane ride to Africa, another half hour domestic flight and a half hour drive to the mission, where the camp was located, the stu-

dents and staff were ready to get to work. The mission’s goal is to inspire their attendees that there is more to life than the sickness and oppression that has become a way of life. Paradise and her fellow travelers were there to help enhance that objective. The Cabrini College visitors used their time at the camp to teach the poverty-stricken children business and financial basics to help them acquire valuable skills to benefit their future. The teenage participants at the Cabrini Mission Teen Camp were enrolled in either primary or secondary school under the Swaziland education system. In their classes, is it mandatory to learn the English language. Their broken English along with a SiSwati translator (SiSwati is the official language of Swaziland) helped overcome the language barrier. Even though 93 percent of students complete the primary education, only about 20 percent continue onto secondary school. Caitlyn Poole, sophomore elementary and special education major, explained that they developed lesson plans that would enhance the importance of the subject matter but would also be engaging. “We taught them business skills that can help prepare them for a job when they finish school but we’ve made it interactive as well. They made up their own company and their products were bracelets. Part of it was that we got to make the bracelets with them and that was a time where we really got to bond with them,” Poole said. SEE SWAZILAND ON PAGE 3


Picture above: Alexis Christiano, Leann Schrerer, Caitlyn Poole, Alexix Setley, and Emily Paradise in Swaziland


Picture at right: Emily Paradise, Alexis Setley, Alexis Christiano, Leann Schrerer and Caitlyn Poole in the home of Cabrini missioners




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Mental illness does not discriminate


MULTIMEDIA EDITOR 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

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.

Letters to the Editor The Loquitur accepts letters to the editors. They should be less than 500 words, usually in response to a current issue on Cabrini College’s campus or community area and are printed as space permits. Name, phone number and address should be included with submissions for verification purposes. All letters to the editors must be emailed to

The tragic story about 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania freshman Madison Holleran committing suicide by jumping off of a Philadelphia parking garage has made quite an impact in the media. The community was shaken by the sudden death of a student who seemed to have it all. Between the thoughts of remorse and grief, it led some to ask the question why. Why all of the sudden would this successful college student take her own life? Friends, family members and teammates all commented on how there were little-to-no warning signs of Holleran being in such a state of mind that she would take her own life. There were friends who spoke to Holleran a few hours before she committed suicide and said they didn’t see any warning signs. This story also brought up another questions among the community. Is there too much pressure on college students today? Holleran was on the varsity track and field team and received a 3.5 GPA her first semester. Some believe that Holleran’s feeling of being overwhelmed with stress led to her ending her life. According to Emory University, suicidal thoughts, making plans for suicide, and suicide attempt are higher among adults aged 18 to 25 than among adults over the age of 26 and according to the University of Virginia there are more suicide-related deaths in colleges than alcoholrelated deaths. For a society that seems to have come so far and seems to be accepting of so many things, why is there still a stigma around mental health? Nobody knows for sure what the factors were that contributed to Holleran’s death, However. it is not unknown that there

is still a stigma around mental health. For reasons that seem unclear, we, as a society, are perfectly accepting of someone who has a broken arm and has to wear a cast or someone who twists their ankle and has to wear crutches, yet there’s an idea that taking medicine for a mental health issue has to be kept under wraps. This doesn’t make sense. If you broke your arm, you wouldn’t try to hide the fact that you wear a cast. Why can’t we look at mental health the same way? There have been so many discussions and so many efforts being made in order to get rid of this negative stigma surrounding mental health but when will the stigma finally start to disappear? We as a staff believe that it has to start with acceptance. Mental illnesses do not discriminate. They do not pick and choose who they are going to affect. They do not pass over certain people because they are busy, or pretty, or tall, or short, or male, or female, or brunette, or blonde, or freshmen, or seniors. They have the ability to affect anyone; that’s what makes them so dangerous. We believe that as soon as people start accepting others who have these illnesses, as soon as we start truly accepting the idea that it is not by fault of the affected that they’re feeling the way they do will we finally be able to move forward. Mental illnesses do not make you weak; asking for help makes you strong. Adjusting to college is a vulnerable time for everyone and it’s important to take the necessary measures to take care yourself. There is always an answer and there is always help to be found somewhere.

For reasons that seem unclear, we, as a society, are perfectly accepting of someone who has a broken arm and has to wear a cast or someone who twists their ankle and has to wear crutches, yet there’s an idea that taking medicine for a mental health issue has to be kept under wraps.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award 2013-2014 Seniors who are prospective graduates for May 2014 and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited to apply for the 2013-2014 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award. The award recognizes scholarship, leadership and service. Application information and material are attached to this announcement, or may be obtained in the Office of Student Life, 2nd floor Widener Center. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, February 6, 2014. All applications are available in the Student Life Office, 2nd Floor Widener Center. Please contact Lorraine Verde to request application materials via e-mail,

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Swaziland has lasting impact on students and staff CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

The day’s worth of activities began at 8:15 a.m. and would last until roughly 10 p.m. While the Cabrini travelers built relationships with the students in the classroom, it extended past the instruction of the class. “We did a lot of team building activities with the kids as well, like playing basketball or volleyball. But then we also did fun past-time activities like they braided our hair and performed their traditional dances for us, which was really cool to watch,” Paradise said. Poole added that the Swazi teens’ reactions to her and her fellow travelers exceeded what she expected. “When the kids were learning in the classroom, they showed us the utmost respect and absorbed every bit of information. But when it came time to host activities outside, they still showed us respect but they were open with us and acted like normal kids their age.” The students were not the only ones to gain new skills during the visit. Pierson and Poole worked with the Swazi staff on development using tablets. “We taught them how to use tablets like we do but for their own purposes. Colleen


Students in Swaziland

“There was a sense of peace that settled with us after we got off the plane and it was unbelievable. But there is still so much to be done for these people.” EMILY PARADISE

and I even left some with them so they could incorporate them into their curriculum,” Pierson said. When the students and staff were not on location at the Cabrini Mission Teen Camp, they took the time to explore Swazi culture. Visits to the marketplace, a game reserve tour and an overnight invitation to a homestead formed memorable moments for the travelers. “It was an incredible honor to stay at the homestead of one of the Cabrini missioners. We stayed in a hut and got to experience what life is like for them everyday,” Pierson said. “The homestead visit was easily one of my favorite parts because another girl and I got to heard cattle that belonged to the property. Working with the animals is not an everyday thing you experience back home so it definitely sticks out in my mind,” Poole said. When the teaching and culture exploration came to an end, it was time for the Cabrini students and staff to head back to the United States. The girls did not know what to expect entering the expedition but they walked away with a new outlook on life. “There was a sense of peace that settled with us after we got off the plane and it was unbelievable. But there is still so much to be done for these people,” Paradise said about her reaction to settling back in America. Paradise and Poole still keep in contact with some of the camp members that they formed bonds with via email and Facebook, and both are excited to return to the kingdom. Poole added that she too came to a realization of how different Swaziland is compared to America. In the mean time, she plans on using her experiences to encourage others about the Swazi lifestyle. “People look at Swaziland like it is just another part of the curriculum, but it is more than that.” Poole said. “Don’t judge them. Picture a child who hasn’t given up, someone who is fighting for it.” LSH42@CABRINI.EDU

College provost to take on new post at Wilkes University BY SE’QUIA BAILEY Lifestyles Editor

Dr. Anne Skleder, provost and academic vice president, will leave Cabrini at the end of the semester and take up the same position at Wilkes University. Wilkes, with more than 3,000 full-time students, is larger than Cabrini. Skleder guided the college through a difficult examination by the Middle States accrediting agency and brought the college into full compliance with academic standards. With the support and assistance of Skleder, many professors have developed programs that have been launched during her time at Cabrini. Masters of Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education Certification and Masters in Leadership with three added tracks: Organizational, Civic and Non-Profit. In addition to the programs provided to the school and its current and prospective students, Skleder has also helped to develop a program where Cabrini has partnerships with area schools. These partnerships allow juniors and seniors in high school to take reduced-rate courses online or at their school. Earning up to 21 Cabrini College credits. The role of an administrator is one that you must be nominated for. Skleder explains that you must make sure the school is right for you and that you are right for the school. “Is this a mission fit,” Skleder said. That is always a question that Skleder ask herself before embarking on a new journey. The Cabrini College mission, “dedicated

“My time here at Cabrini has been a wonderful experience.” DR. ANNE SKLEDER

to academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice,” is what drew Skleder to the Cabrini community. An administrator’s role is to administer. To administer means to serve. Vice President/Provost Dr. Anne Skleder believes that it is important to serve and meet the needs of the community. “Being an administrator is vocation not a job,” Skleder said. Skleder believed that prior to coming to Cabrini that the mission was perfectly aligned with her values and interest. “My time here at Cabrini has been a wonderful experience,” Skleder said. “It will be four years in May that I was welcomed here.” Skleder does not use welcoming lightly because not many places are. Skleder has given support and motivation to add to the growth of the Cabrini community. She believes however that she has gained more than she has given. Skleder has helped to support innovation amongst the development of programs. She has also had her hand in hiring and mentoring faculty and staff. As Skleder transitions from Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cabrini College to Senior Vice President/Provost to Wilkes University, she is excited yet sadden to leave. “It’s bittersweet to turn the page and take a step into a new chapter,” Skleder said. Change is something that Skleder believes comes with the title of an educator. Though Wilkes University favors Cabrini, they also have programs that are new and different for her as well. “Wilkes began as a two-year college based on a need in the community,” Skleder said. Once a two-year college, now Wilkes awards doctoral degrees. “As an educator it is important to take on new challenges,” Skleder said. Wilkes places emphasis on mentoring, which is something that is very important to Skleder. If it weren’t for the mentoring that Skleder received throughout her life and career she wouldn’t have accomplished so much. “Again it’s about making sure that you can not only give but something can be given to you,” Skleder said. Skleder has traveled from Pittsburgh to the Philadelphia area and now to Wilkes-Barre, PA. Moving from one place

to another is definitely part of the administration fit. “Not everybody can do that,” Skleder said. She says it’s a little easier for her because she doesn’t have children. She has extended family all over Pennsylvania and siblings in Pittsburgh where her journey began. Skleder hopes to have left a mark on Cabrini’s campus and leaves the community with helpful advice. She advises students to think of the education that they receive here at Cabrini and wherever else education may take them. “It is the single biggest investment in your life,” Skleder said. “It is time, money, a privilege and an enormous opportunity that should not be taken for granted.” Skleder knows what it means to receive a valuable education because she herself holds a master’s and doctorate’s in social and organizational psychology. “Most importantly in your experiences have fun and be open.” “It may seem trite but my parents were my biggest motivation,” Skleder said. “They taught me that opportunity was unlimited but I had to work hard.” Skleder hopes that her spirit and her help lingers on even when she leaves Cabrini. “I want students to be able to use me as a resource in the future,” Skleder said. “I am a frequent user of LinkedIn. That is the best way.” Skleder stands firm on the fact that if it wasn’t for the opportunity and relationships she has built her she would not be where she is today. “Use all opportunities that you have,” Skleder said. She encourages those looking to have a fulfilling and effective life to find a mentor to help them along the way. “Don’t be afraid to ask questions,” Skleder said. “Find a mentor that will tell you honestly where you are going wrong and praise you when it is wanted.” While she is excited, Skleder knows that she is leaving an outstanding place of education. “I see the spirit of mother Cabrini in all of the students,” Skleder said. “Cabrini is truly an extraordinary place.”





THURSDAY JAN. 30, 2014



Poster Sale

CAP Board Interest Meeting JAN. 30

JAN. 31

Interested in joining CAP Board? Want to learn how to plan events? Come to CAP Board’s interest meeting to find out more!

Want a poster to spice up the walls in your room? Posters at varying prices will be available all day at the poster sale.

Founder’s Hall, Room 211 9 p.m.


Jazzman’s 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Men’s Basketball Game FEB. 3

FEB. 2

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

Watch the Cavs take on the ninth ranked team in the nation, Wesley College.

Bruckmann Memorial Chapel 7 p.m.

Dixon Center 7 p.m.


Football Movie Night FEB . 1

Get in the Super Bowl spirit by watching a marathon of football movies. Snacks will be provided. Widener Lecture Hall 8 p.m.



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FEB. 5

Students will learn how to asses the changes they’ve made towards their goals, plan their next steps and work on managing their goals in this free workshop. Iadarola Center, Room 118 7 p.m.

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

CTL Workshop:Don’t Stop Me Now!


Bruckmann Memorial Chapel 12:30 p.m.

A R O U N D T H E WORLD With Ad Dollars Elusive, Yahoos Revenue Falls

Under a turnaround plan proposed by Yahoo’s chief executive, Marissa Mayer, the company gained traffic and mobile users in 2013. But despite this increase, Yahoo is falling behind in advertising. Revenue and operating profits declined in the fourth quarter of 2013 and continued dropping in the first quarter of this year. The biggest competitors, Facebook and Google, will gain ground over mobile advertising, a place where Yahoo is not making enough money to compete. The fourth quarter revenue is down six percent from the quarter a year ago. Read full story at | Jan. 28, 2014 MCTCAMPUS

President Barack Obama looks on as he gives his State of the Union address January 28, 2014.

Obama plans to use executive powers to drive ‘year of action’ President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Obama outlined multiple ways he aims to use his executive powers to boost the economy. The topics ranged from gun violence, equal pay for women, minimum wage, and Iran’s nuclear program. While he spoke of his success in the past five years, he also made the argument that Congress and Washington politics had become a roadblock to progress.

House Votes to Restrict Payments for Abortions Abortion rights were brought to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the same day as President Obama’s State of the Union Address. The vote was 227 to 188, mainly along party lines, to impose tighter restrictions on federal payments for abortions, under a bill titled the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” The Democratic-controlled Senate will most likely not pass the bill. Read full story at | Jan. 28, 2014

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Palestinian Leader Says He Can Accept Israeli Military in West Bank for 3 Years President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said he could accept an Israeli military presence in the West Bank for a three-year transition period as part of a peace deal. The peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians started this summer. A spokesman for the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel declined to respond to Mr. Abbas’s comments. Read full story at | Jan. 28, 2014


Rebels in Syria Claim Control of Resources Control of most of Syria’s oil and gas resources have been seized by Islamist rebels and extremist groups, according to American officials. Control of these resources has increased the fortunes of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and Nusra Front. With rebels taking over oil and gas fields in the north and east, and the Kurdish militia controlling areas near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, locals have used primitive methods to extract usable products and attain any possible profit. Read full story at | Jan. 28, 2014


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Lezha Academic Center – a window of opportunity BY GREG SMITH News Editor

After years of oppression, the fall of Communism in Albania in 1991 opened Albania to the world. With this new freedom, one woman began her mission to educate and improve the lives of students in her home country. Klementina Shahini is the Principal and founder of the Lezha Academic Center in Lezhe, Albania. The Center is a non-profit organization for grades 9-12 that provides its students with rigorous academics and a Biblical view of the world via 11 American teachers. Although the school is successful, it took years of planning and numerous hours of renovation and financial planning, as well as taking into account the residents view of an English school coming to their country. "We had to test the water," Shahini said. "We needed to find out how receptive the residents of the area would be to an English Christian school coming to the area." After years of planning and acquiring the financial means to begin renovating the building they had purchased, Shahini and her counterparts began to make the appropriate renovations to the building, putting in long hours to have the building ready in time for the fall semester. "We all worked on the building," Shahini said. "I remember one day in particular when I was tearing down a wall, a resident of the town came and asked me what my job was in relation to the school. I relied by saying I was the Principal and the person rolled their eyes as if I shouldn't be doing this type of work." Shahini is very passionate about her work and is willing to do whatever she can to help the students at her school regardless of whether the struggles are academic or found outside of the school. One of those struggles was a direct result of the country's past. "Teenagers want to do everything they see on T.V," Shahini said. "Albania was closed off for so long as a result of Communism that now the younger generation wants to do everything they see. This causes some problems between their parents and themselves because their parents grew up when you had no freedoms. The government told you what to read, what to eat, what to wear." Unemployment is high in Albania with 13 percent of the popula-

tion without jobs. This is mainly due to the lack of businesses in the country, but that isn't the only reason. Education also plays a large role in the current status of Albania. "Unemployment is too high," Shahini said. "It is partially due to lack of businesses, but it also comes down to the education. It's very much a 'give money and get a diploma' society." This causes major implications because students will pay for a diploma without actually earning it, resulting in no skills to back the diploma, making it virtually worthless. This was also a major catalyst to create a stable academic environment where students felt welcomed, loved and integrity was key. Many schools teach basic level subjects and do not invest in the students other than academically. Shahini and her staff look at the well being of the students as well as the academics, acting as counselors if the students want to talk about things non-school related, or if something is bothering them. One student expressed her gratitude in a letter to Shahini. "There was one line I will never forget," Shahini said. "It read: This is the first time in my life a teacher has ever loved or cared about me." Shahini's goal is to give the population of Lezhe, Albania hope. The effects of the Lezha Academic Center were seen almost immediately amongst the students, many of whom began to start going to classes and enjoy school. "There was a 100 percent difference," Shahini said. "They didn't want to come into school or go to class. Now, they don't miss a day and do all of their work. We are the tools to help them, and now they've begun to use us to their benefit." Shahini's next move for the school is to create more programs that will enable her to expand the school and have grades from kindergarten up through twelfth grade. She is extremely proud of her students and what they have accomplished, and is also proud of her faculty and staff for taking on this challenge and giving themselves to the school. However she said one of the greatest changes occurred within herself. "This whole experience has changed my life," Shahini said. "It changed the definition of what a leader is for me. I am a leader and leadership means serving others."


Public Safety's role in times of crisis BY EMILY ARENTZEN Asst. News Editor

A simple text message sent fear rolling through the Widener University community last Monday, January 20. The message, stating that a student was shot outside of the college’s gymnasium, was sent around 8:45 p.m. as the extended Martin Luther King Holiday weekend was coming to an end. The student, who was allegedly targeted by the shooter according to Chester police, was shot by an unknown culprit while sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Schwartz Athletic center. According to ABC News reports, the University’s campus safety, the equivalent of Cabrini's public safety, was notified as soon as the shooting occurred and began the necessary procedures to maintaining security for the rest of campus. Any college that does not have their own police force has some form of campus security department. At Cabrini, the primary purpose of public or campus safety is to control

and protect the campus community, according to Director of Cabrini’s Department of Public Safety, Creig Doyle. In times of emergencies such as the Widener shooting, public safety is meant to “be liaison for police with college administration and the students,” Doyle said. Since they are not the police, public safety is not meant to take direct action. A common misconception that is often pinned on campus security that is not a police force is that they are the law. Although they do uphold order on campus, they still need to follow the instructions given to them by external assistance when they are faced with a crisis. When asked how Cabrini’s public safety is meant to respond to these situations, Doyle responded by saying that an incident command system is put in place which “is run by Radnor emergency responders, so police and the fire department.” The public safety officers then “take our instructions from the incident commander.” Therefore, public safety is meant to keep

the college contained in order to ensure that students remain safe and do so to the best of their ability. As stated by Doyle, Chester police were slightly misleading in stating that the campus was on lockdown. In fact, it is not possible to actually lockdown a college or university. That phrasing was only meant for schools with grades kindergarten to twelfth grade. When a dangerous situation occurs similar to a shooting, it is important for students to be aware of what is happening and work with public safety. It is imperative for all students and all members of the Cabrini community to sign up with the Emergency Notification System to remain up to date on campus happenings in the event of an emergency. Utilizing the Emergency Notification System is the initial step in protecting our campuses and is therefore essential to the safety of all.

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Internet Addiction: Are We Sharing Too Much? In this day and age people share everything over cyberspace; everything from their #OOTD (outfit of the day) to drunk pictures from the night before to just how much they hate working where they do. At what point are we sharing too much? What does all this over-sharing we do as teens and immature college students mean for our society and future careers?

BY JESSICA PARADYZS Asst. Lifestyles Editor

It seems as though the golden rule in the past was to be private; not to share too much or say too much. There was an air of mystery about it. Now, we are living in a world that’s interconnected, where we can see everyone’s thoughts on twitter, share pictures from a crazy night out hours afterward on facebook and find almost everything about somebody with the click of a google search button. It may sound cool, and sure almost everyone is addicted to twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. When people are hanging out with friends in the dorms, drinking coffees in jazzman’s or sitting in classes their wide eyes are glued to their smartphones, sharing their bright ideas on these creative apps.

Are people sharing too much? Social media is a double-edged sword. It is an exciting, colorful way of expression and a means for people to stay connected and engage in conversation. Checking for updates is also a relaxing break in the day, lazily scrolling through new tweets and pictures…just be careful not to procrastinate too much on these outlets. Still, there are very real dangers other than wasting some time, which college students do not seem to have enough of. Students hope to graduate, land a dream job and do something extraordinary in the world. Interviews are essential; students need to be witty, confident and polite, have an excellent resume, references, a polished portfolio and a power outfit, but their first impression precedes them before they even reach the intimidating office door. Companies can find almost anything about a person through social media and the internet. No, they did not need to hire a detective or pay for a background check. Twitter , facebook, and other outlets, the ones that students cannot live without, could make or break an interview. Funny or entertaining tweets or pictures that friends liked and favorited could be fatal for a job search. As the internet has changed the way that people socialize, it has altered many other ways of life. Online shopping is fast,

easy, and fun; who doesn’t love ordering a pair of shoes without leaving the room, and the anticipation of receiving the shiny box in the mail? However, consumers are sharing their credit card information, name and addresses online. Remember the days when parents warned children not to share information online? It seemed like a cardinal rule, to not give out personal information. Now people are trusting of the internet. Where would we be without it? Yet people forget the dangers of sharing vital information. It feels like second nature. This information could be hacked and the moment of buying some new clothes or electronics could be an incident of identity theft with serious repercussions. Another way to socialize is through meeting people online. Television is flooded by EHarmony and Christian Mingle commercials. Meeting people online has become more socially accepted, but the idea of meeting someone that you do not know who already has a lot of information about you seems like the plot of a Lifetime network movie thriller. It can be dangerous to meet someone new, yet again, people trust in the internet culture and become desensitized. MTV has popularized the trials of online dating in the show “Catfish.” People talk online and hope to meet up in person, and when they do, (surprise) the people

are not who they say they are. What is fodder for an entertaining reality show is reflective of today’s changing culture. Increasingly popular among college students is the “dating” app, Tinder, where users can talk to or meet with other people around the area. Yet the users have access to pictures and can tell how many miles away someone is…which is a bit creepy. Catfish-like scenarios could play out with the app and users need to be careful. The internet and technology make people’s lives easier. As dramatic as it sounds, it’s hard to remember how to survive without it. There is a plethora of tools which make networking and connecting in both careers and social life even better than before. However, just like an addiction, people are so caught up in their own little world, lured by the internet, that they can forget the side effects. People need to use social media and the internet to be connected and keep up in the fast paced world, especially communication majors. Social media is an integral part of business and is a great way to socialize. People need to be smart, take precautions, and be careful what they post and share and use common sense. Sharing everything is not always the best way to be. Sometimes a little mystery never hurts. JLP379@CABRINI.EDU

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#Newyear #Newme BY JOSEPH RETTINO Assistant News Editor

For some, first semester can be recalled as a drowning amount of Natural Lights, copious orders of Campus Corner, and unending caffeine-fueled weeknights. What does this mean? Simply, all this means is that odds are you grew a gut. With the new year comes the cliché new years resolutions. Filled with aspirations to better ones self through

their mind, friendships and most commonly their physical appearance. From syllabus week until the end of January, odds are the Dixon Center will be jammed packed with muffin-top-adorned, and double chin wearing students just trying to reclaim the body they moved in with this past August. The problem isn’t with the influx of students wanting to become more healthy, the problem lies with the fact that come the first week of February the number of new-found gym bunnies will be cut in half. It isn’t always about getting in shape—you may be the guy bordering on being an alcoholic so you’re determined to stop that, or the girl that has made so many mistakes first semester that you’re afraid to touch the holy water while fulfilling your resolution to go to church. However, just like the gym, there is more than a possibility that the guy is going to find a reason to drink his body weight in Bankers Club and Keystone Lights all over again and the girl may even go right back to giving the holy water a reason to feel like acid to her touch, but that’s okay. Whether or not we can hold to the promises we make to ourselves isn’t something we should be ashamed of. If a person sets a New Years resolution and desires to fulfill it, they need to truly want it. There is no way that you’re going to stop smoking Newport 100’s because you know how much your mom wants you to quit. It has to be for you. What about the people who do want it for themselves yet still stop pushing come the first week of February?

Maybe it’s just not the right time. Whether it is a myth or not, my grandmother has always said, “It takes 21-days to break a habit, which means it takes 21 to make one.” Don’t let missing a week or two convince you to completely stop. If you can’t go to the gym every day to lose that gut, go when you can, and if you don’t make it to church to beg for forgiveness about what you did last Friday night, try to make it next week. Whatever you said your resolution is, keep to it—regardless if its not consecutive. At the end of the day, New Years resolutions aren’t really different from any promise you would make to yourself. Don’t limit yourself to just New Years. The glorified idea of a New Years resolution is just an excuse for attention seeking social media users to post “#newyear #newme,” when everyone knows deep down inside that you’re still the same chunky girl that left for Christmas break and you’re still the belligerent super-freshmen who bongs beers before psychology class. Basically, don’t do it for your followers on social media, do it for yourself. If it doesn’t work the first time, try next month. JR879@CABRINI.EDU

What was I supposed to be doing again?

BY ARIEL MELENDEZ Assistant Sports Editor

Procrastination; it’s something that we have all dealt with in our life. We may put off certain tasks because they seem too hard or we just aren’t interested in the subject matter. No matter the reason, procrastination is something that can affect just about anyone. I know it is something that I deal with often. You might be wondering then, how do I avoid procrastinating? Well, it’s not that easy of an answer. According to Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, around 20 percent of U.S. adults are chronic procrastinators. This meaning that they don’t just occasionally procrastinate, but it is a large part of their life. It not only affects you, but it can also affect the people around you. People will be less likely to count on you for things if they notice that you tend to leave them until the last moment. At this point, I’m sure you want to know ways to avoid falling victim to procrastination. There are quite a few things that you can do. Sometimes something as simple as making a list of your most important tasks can help. Finishing the hardest tasks first can make you feel a sense of accomplishment. It can also give you a boost to finish other things. A common problem people have is that they want things to be perfect. They’re either waiting for the perfect moment or the perfect idea to hit them. Avoid using the word perfect when trying to accomplish a task. Thinking

something needs to be perfect can tend to add more stress to completing the task. Getting a friend or family member to help out is also another idea. They can be there to encourage you and motivate you to get things done. There are plenty of other things that you can do to help stop procrastination from finding you. The main point is that you need to find what works for you. What works for one person may not work for another. You need to find the best solution that will benefit you in the end. In no way am I saying that it is going to be easy. I can tell you from experience that it is not an easy thing to overcome. There have been plenty of times where I have fallen victim to procrastination. Just know that you are not alone in this situation. Jessica Paradysz, a sophomore and communication major, is just one of the many students that know what it’s like to want to put things off. “Coming into my second semester I thought I would be ahead of the game, be more organized, get stuff done in advance. There’s almost this thrill of waiting until the last minute to see if I can get things done.” Simply put, procrastination is all around us. Whether it’s in the form of a cell phone, a computer or a group of friends. The key is to find the right balance between work and play. ALM394@CABRINI.EDU

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Students attended the Lead for Change event hosted in the Dixon Center to recieve extra credit

Extra credit–is it rewarding to students for showing up? BY STOCKLY BUABENG Staff Writer

Some call it bribery; others say that it is another means of survival in a class. Imagine yourself struggling to maintain a perfect grade in your class and desperately looking for extra credit so you can catch up. We have all been in this position at some point in our various classes. It sometimes gets to that point where you will take whatever you get from your teachers just to move from a “C” to a “B” or from a “B” to an “A.” As students, we all know the importance of extra credit and rewards when they are offered to us by our teachers for showing up to an event. We sometimes over schedule ourselves with a lot of classes, causing a lot of stress midway through the semester. To survive in that class, it all comes down to extra credit and how bad we want it. Teachers offer students the chance to earn that extra credit by attending some of these events they set up. Extra credits are important in every class and to students.


Some students admit that they show up for the rewards, others say it is usually because "they want to be here and not because of a reward or an extra credit," senior communications major, Jaime Viggiano said. "Sometimes it is just a bonus if extra credit is given to you to go to an event, especially if you have already planned to attend.” It is not always about getting extra credits or getting rewards, but sometimes these students just want to go to these events just to learn something or network with people. Teachers usually offer extra credit or legitimate rewards for showing up. This is because at times they feel that this is the only way that they can get students to attend these events. It all comes down to commitment and the students desire to pass the class. Most teachers admit that even though this looks like a good way to always handle the situation, it does not always work. "I wish students will go to these events on their own to learn something on their own," communication professor Jerry Zurek said. "I am all for the idea that rewarding students will give them the push they need in a class anytime they go to these events." A lot of these students will usually not go to these events but they forget in the end "it benefits them as it erases lateness or missed assignments and helps improve their grades." When teachers offer rewards to students for showing up to events, they encourage a more positive attitude for students. "We are usually overwhelmed with a lot of classes and assignments, and this is a good way to motivate us especially when it comes to catching up on grades," James Asamoah said. The idea of rewards is to help motivate students and help build up their confidence. It benefits both students and teachers as teachers end up with the satisfaction of helping a student succeed in the class and also helps students improve their grades. Most teachers are often reluctant to give out rewards to students because they believe if they do the student will not learn. "I do not mind rewarding students for showing up, but I would rather have them go to these events to learn and meet new people," Carl Buadu, former Professor from St. Peters Secondary School said. “If the student is willing to learn, I am willing to help.” Teachers believe the more rewards they give, the less the student is willing to learn because they will always be expecting a reward after every assignment they do or event they attend.


Cabrini students gather for extra credit opportunites

Successful video game tournament BY CHRISTOPHER RYAN Staff Writer

CapBoard hosted it's first video game tournament Tuesday night, Jan 28. The tournament featured three different video games, Halo 4, Mario kart and super smash bros. Each game had it's own individual tournament. All the tournaments had double elimination where the losers of round one had a chance to redeem themselves in a loser bracket. In the losers bracket each competitor had to fight their way through to face off with the winner in the finals. "We decided on double elimination style tournaments to make it more fair for everyone," junior, CapBoard event planner, Shawn Friel said. Over 20 people competed in each game. The winner of Mario kart astonished everyone. Martin Garcia, a Cabrini missioner who played Mario Kart for his first time ever was the victor. "I've never actually played Mario kart before," Martin said. "Guess I'm just a natural at racing while throwing turtle shells at one another." Despite his inexperience Garcia came out on top and was rewarded with a $50 gift card to Maggiano's.

Moving onto Super Smash Bros, the more popular of the three games, the winner after a furious final round was Brendan Everitt, a senior business major. "Tonight was a great time, they should really throw events like this more often," Everitt said. Brendan's victory came with a $50 visa gift card. When asked what he would spend it on Brendan responded with "most likely another new video game!" Finally Halo 4 came down to an intense match up between myself and John Howard a junior Communication major better known as Scruff. Howard had lost in the his first face-off but was able to work his way up the losers bracket by defeating over seven different people. The final match came down to a single KO shot with only five seconds remaining causing Howard to lose the $50 Walmart gift card. "I thought I had him but he pulled a clutch move at the last second and overwhelmed me," Scruff said. Overall the tournament was a great success with a better outcome than expected. “We definitely will attempt to host another video game tournament sometime this semester,” Lauren Hight, a junior CapBoard member said. CER86@CABRINI.EDU



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The Grammy fashion scoop


Daft Punk BY ALEXA FERRAGINE Asst. Lifestyles Editor

Awards season is here. While nominees were preparing for their acceptance speech, many celebrities were also getting ready to walk the red carpet. Different types of celebrities landed on the best dressed list this year on E! online consisting of country stars Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick. According to E! online, fashion experts called Miranda Lambert's plunging red Pamella Roland gown in one word stunning. Lambert paired her gown with Kimberly McDonald drop earrings. Which was one of E!'s favorite looks of the night. Lambert wore her hair down in elegant lose curls pushed to the side. A new guest attending the Grammy's was Modern Family star Sarah Hyland. According to US, Hyland wore a sleeveless black and white satin, velvet with sequins. Hyland Paired this with strappy stiletto sandals along with a red lip color. She chose to carry a clutch by Edie Parker. Although she took the simple and chic approach Hyland did not land on either best or worst dressed list this year. A big fashion discussion that came up after the Grammys aired was Lorde's

fashion pick while accepting her award. Lorde wore a long sleeved satin dress with dark lipstick that has stated their view as loving what she wore. "I love her hair, love her makeup and while the dress is not to my taste, it's 100 per cent Lorde's personal style and that's cool." The women of the Grammy's made a list of different varieties of dresses. The men made their statement on the red carpet with their own looks. GQ named Daft Punk or other known as Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The men of Daft Punk wore matching Saint Laurent tuxedos along being dressed as the familiar robots. GQ stated that what they wore easily put them ahead of the red carpet pack. The pair wore sparkle-heavy harness boots as their choice of footwear. Wiz Khalifa walked the red carpet with Amber Rose. According to theboombox. com Khalifa wore a YSL suit and paired it with converse sneakers. John legend, who appeared to walk the red carpet by himself without wife Christine Teigen chose to wore a Gucci suit. AF555@CABRINI.EDU


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To the movies we go “Frozen”–melting hearts

BY RACHEL ANTUZZI Perspectives Editor

“Frozen” is the latest Disney blockbuster to hit the big screen. As an animated feature about two princesses, a talking snowman and a lovable reindeer sidekick, this film was expected to do well as a family film, especially as the only children’s film in theaters at all in November. Elsa was born with the gift ability of being able to freeze whatever she desired or make snow appear with just the flick of her wrist. However, after an accident when she was very little, her powers begin to scare her as they grow stronger and for Anna’s safety, their parents don’t allow Elsa to tell her sister. On Elsa's coronation night as queen she exposes her powers by mistake when she gets upset with her sister. Out of fear for everyone’s protection and what people will think of her, Elsa runs away. The optimistic Princess Anna sets out on a mission–teaming up with the dynamic duo of Kristoff, the rugged mountain man and Sven, the trusty reindeer, along the way. She is determined to bring her sister, Queen Elsa, back to Arendelle and bring back summer. On

their journey, they run into gruesome weather, magical trolls and an adorable snowman, Olaf. This movie doesn’t just captivate the hearts of children and Disney-lovers. Granted, I am a bit biased, having grown up watching nothing but Disney. However, this movie would tug on anyone’s heartstrings. Like several of the more recent Disney princess movies, “Frozen” proves that you don’t need a kiss from Prince Charming to save the day; but the love of your sister. The film doesn’t just entertain, but it also has an underlying message. Things happen in life that are out of your control. Those are the best times to depend on the love of your family. "Frozen" has been in theaters for over two months, so I don't believe I am the only person who loved this movie. I am already counting down the days until this movie is released on dvd. You are not wasting time or money by going to see this. This movie is, in fact, the first must-see I have seen in a while and I highly recommend it.


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1 Actress Messing of “Will & Grace” 2 “I challenge you to __!” 3 Took out, gangland-style 4 Conservative Brit 5 Bordeaux boyfriend 6 Offer at Sotheby’s 7 Great bargain 8 “Honor Thy Father” writer Gay 9 1,000-year Eur. realm 10 Come back into view 11 In a total fog 12 Use wool clippers on 13 Owned, in the Old Testament 18 K.C. Royal, e.g. 22 E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s __” 25 Ball-__ hammer 26 Normandy river 27 Naturally lit courtyard 29 Clothing patch type 31 Pale or malt brew 32 Baseball’s Hodges 34 PC-to-printer port 36 “Sesame Street” puppeteer 37 Had a meal 38 FDR successor 40 Italian dessert sometimes made with espresso 41 Like much post-Christmas business 42 Drudge 47 Black Sea port 48 Old USSR spy gp. 50 Golf instructors 51 TV from D.C. 52 Sharp, as an eagle’s eyesight 53 Photocopier supply 54 Only U.S. president born in Hawaii 56 Foot-to-leg joint 57 Hotel cleaning crew 60 Cozy rooms 62 U.K. business abbr. 64 Chicken __ 65 French king

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Flyer’s inconsistent season continues


Flyer’s goalie Steve Mason signed a three year extention for $12.3 million on Jan. 18 since then the Flyers have posted a 1-4 record. Mason has allowed 15 goals in that stretch


Wayne Simmonds leads team in goals with 17 and 38 points on the season. BY MICHAEL SHANAHAN Asst. Sports Editor

For just over the past month the Philadelphia Flyers were playing some of their best hockey this season. After their atrocious 1-7 start to the season, the Flyers not only managed to climb back up in the standings, but up until a few games ago were second in the Metropolitan Division behind the dominant Pittsburgh Penguins. However, the high of coming from so far behind is now over. Though they had been winning games, the Flyers have made a bad habit of getting behind in games. In fact the Flyers have had to come from behind so often that they have tied the franchise record for comeback wins in the third period. As a sports fan, nothing is more fun than witnessing a comeback, but there comes a point when it has to stop. The Flyers are at that point. The inability to score early is not a trait of serious playoff contending teams. It is not coming back to bite the Flyers as the once “weak” Metropolitan Division is now

jam packed. The New York Rangers, also in the Metropolitan Division, are clicking on all cylinders, getting strong goal tending they lacked early in the season. Even star winger Rick Nash has heated up since being named to Team Canada’s Olympic ice hockey team. Even the Columbus Blue Jackets are ahead of the Flyers being lead by former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky, who won the Vezina Trophy last season, which is awarded to the best goalie in the NHL. What has lead to the Flyers less-thanstellar over the past few weeks or so? Well, the most obvious answer to anyone who has watched them play this season is that the Flyers defense isn’t what you could call good. In fact I’d call it painful to watch. The same mistakes are made game in and game out. Poor man coverage and turnovers are two of the more glaring mistakes that happen gamely. Another thing to look at is the amount of goals that have been allowed recently. It has been 10 games since the Flyer have allowed less then two goals in a game

in a 3-1 win over Montreal. Whom you blame for the amount of goals allowed in a subjective. Where one person can blame the defense, or lack thereof on every goal, another person can put all of the onus on the goalie, no matter how many time the puck deflects off one of his teammates. It is very easy to point out the players who have been failing to meet the expectations put before them. Instead, lets look at some of the positives that have occurred over the past month. Brayden Schenn is putting up new career totals for himself. He has already scored 14 goals this season, breaking his old total of 12, as well as being one assist away from tying his career high in assists. Wayne Simmonds leads the team in goals with 17 and has 38 points on the season, second on the team to only Claude Giroux. Erik Gustafsson made is way back into the lineup against the Boston Bruins last Saturday after sustaining a knee injury about a month ago. If the Flyers truly want to be competing for a playoff position than the bad habits,

the turnovers and lazy play is going to have to end. While the season doesn’t end until early April, a bad streak now, especially in such a tightly packed division, could easily send a team spiraling towards the bottom of the standings with little time to recover. It’s make it or break it time. In Flyers prospect news, goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz suffered a scary skate cut on his leg. Luckily for him nothing major was cut and he’s expected to miss at least a month. Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon played for the Philadelphia Flyers minor league affiliate the Adirondack Phantoms in his first professional game in 14 months. Bourdon battled back from post-concussion syndrome. Former Flyers Chris Pronger and Keith Primeau are still dealing with the after effects of post-concussion syndrome.



Erik Gustafsson was back in the lineup against the Bruins after missing about a month with a knee injury.



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Men’s basketball pull out a win over Keystone to keep win steak alive BOX SCORE Keystone College 84 Cabrini 94 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS POINTS: KC: LUNSFORD, DUNCAN 27, DARGAN, MILES 16 CAB: AARON WALTON-MOSS 27, MATT FOREST 16 REBOUNDS: KC: THOMAS, DAVAUGHN 8, LUNSFORD, DUNCAN 7 CAB: JON MILLER 10, FRAN RAFFERTY 9 TEAM STATS REBOUNDS: KC: 33 CAB: 48 TURNOVERS: KC: 14 CAB: 16 FIELD GOALS: KC: 27-65 (41.5%) CAB: 37-69 (53.6%)


No. 2 Aaron Walton-Moss had 27 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in Cabrini’s win over Keystone College BY: AMMARA BOONE Staff Writer


No. 30 Freshman Matt Forest in his third consecutive start had 16 points and was 5-7 from three point range

Saturday, Jan. 25 the Men’s Cavaliers hit the road for their away game against Keystone College the Cavaliers pulled off a 10 point victory against the Giants 94-84. The win is nothing new for the Mens Cavs who are ranked second in the nation, continuing there undefeated record of 10-0 in the conference and 16-0 overall. Despite the final score showing a double digit win, the men started out flat falling behind 6 points within the first minutes of the game. In a interview with senior Fran Rafferty he attributes the slow start to unfocused defense and the teams inability to make stops. “We just started slow, we took a nearly 3 hour bus trip and had a little over a half hour to get ready to play,” Rafferty said. “But when were playing as national contenders there’s no room for excuses! We just have to fight through it and play to the best of our abilities. I think if we do that we’ll be fine.” With poise and an igniter three pointer from sophomore, forward Brad Fagan, the Cavs then went on a 15-0

attack. It was an offensive type of night with four out of five starters contributing with double digits. Freshman, three game starter, Matt Forrest scored a career high 16 points, with three consecutive three balls. The Keystone Giants also had players contribute double digits with a starter scoring 27 points. Despite his own efforts it could not outshine the works of golden boy Aaron-Walton Moss who contributed 27 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and four steals. Walton-Moss was also recently named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Honor Roll for the third time this season. The efforts of Walton-Moss are in tandem with the teams overall goals to win the CSAC conference for the fifth year running and eventually take that sweet trip to the dance. The Men’s Cavaliers will hit the wood again away at Gywnedd Mercy on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. The Griffins are 9-1 in conference play. The game will be a rematch from an early game in Dec. where the Cavs took the victory.


Hoop Scoop: on their way to another CSAC title and undefeated season BY: MACKENZIE HARRIS Photo Editor

Cabrini College’s men’s basketball team currently holds the number two position in the Colonial States Athletic Conference division with a 10-0 record and a 16-0 record including games with teams outside of the conference. So far in this season the Cavaliers have scored 1,481 points with an average of 92.6 points per game, 650 rebounds, 231 assists, 107 steals and 44 blocks have added to the success of the men’s team. The 2013-2014 seniors Jon Miller center, A.J. Picard guard, Fran Rafferty forward, Vernon Robinson guard and Corey Frizzera guard, will be missed when they graduate in May this year, but not forgotten. Not only have the seniors played an immense part in the Cavs success this season, but so have the younger players as well. “I think the younger players have just found their role and stepped up because they realized we needed them,” Picard said. “You have Matt Forrest, Brent Mahoney, Deryl Bagwell and Brennan McCann all playing huge minutes and helping our

team succeed so I would say confidence was the main thing they achieved.” There have been an ample amount of highlights from this season to date. Three of the most recognizable are that Aaron Walton-Moss, Junior - Forward at Cabrini College, received the CSAC Honor Roll also being named two-time Athlete of the

Week and A.J. Picard for shooting over 1,000 points. Picard scored 894 points in three seasons at Goldey-Beacom, and transferring to Cabrini he then surpassed 1,000 career points with a three pointer. “I feel amazing about our season I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” Picard said.

Picard also talked about how even though there were multiple injuries, including his own broken foot; the Cavaliers came together as a team to get the job done every night. During the 2013 Hoopsville National Invitational Classic Cabrini won 84-78 against St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Picard adds as another memory he will never forget from this past year. Come join the Cavaliers at Rosemont College on Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. and again on Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Nerney Field House where they take on Wesley College. “Not having a loss this whole season is a huge memory and most importantly playing as a team throughout the whole thing this is special. I can feel it, we’re mentally tough and it shows with the adversity we had to face. Those are the best memories so far.”



No. 21 Senior Fran Rafferty recently recieved the Sam Cozen player of the week


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Swimming suffers another loss to Swarthmore 2:12.72. Griffith expressed that teamwork and camaraderie fueled the races as she said, “Yesterday’s meet was tough but everyone did well and pulled through. As a team we stuck together and cheered each other on. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but Cindy, Kevin and Tim [the coaches] kept us going, as they always do, giving us the positive encouragement that we need.” “Although we did not win yesterday, many people on the team had some really good swims. One of our swimmers, Hassan Goines, even got a new team record in the 400 IM. The fact that many of us were able to race so well is really exciting because we

have been doing some heavy training over the past month and we are pretty worn down and tired.” Smith said “Our effort yesterday was a good indicator that we will do well in our championship meet in February. I am excited to see how fast we will swim at our championships in Grove City!” The Cavaliers will travel to Ocean County College on Saturday, Feb. 1. This meet marks the last competition in the regular season. Races begin at 11 a.m. in Tom’s River, N.J.



Junior Evan Strickland took first place in 100-yard breast stroke and freestyle BY JESSICA PARADYZ Staff Writer

The swim team put up a fight yet fell to Swarthmore during an away meet Saturday, Jan. 25. The women’s team was steadfast and lost by less than 20 points, as they fell by 119-100. Falling by 106-79, the men’s team worked hard and captured individual achievements. Junior Evan Strickland placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.99. Strickland was also victorious in the 100-yard freestyle, placing first and reaching the wall in 50.05 seconds.

Freshmen Hassan David Goines Jr. and Bobby Schmidt added drive to the races. Goines broke the 400-yard Individual Medley record with an exceptional time of 4:39.37. Goines also placed third during the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:01.61. Schmidt placed third in the 100-yard freestyle, with a time of 2:01.61. The women’s side, led by junior Morgan Griffith and Breaghann Smith, propelled the races forward. Griffith finished in second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.65 seconds. Smith clinched third place in the 200-yard freestyle in


Senior Courtney Good swimming in Cabrini’s loss to Swarthmore College 100-119

Stats and Standings Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball



Cabrini College 16-0 (10-0 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy University 13-4 (9-1 CSAC) Neumann University 11-6 (6-4 CSAC) Rosemont College 8-10 (6-5 CSAC) Immaculata University 7-9 (5-4 CSAC) Keystone College 8-9 (5-5 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 6-11 (3-7 CSAC) Centenary College 4-13 (3-7 CSAC) Marywood University 6-11 (2-8 CSAC) Cairn Univerity 1-16 (1-9 CSAC)

Immaculata University 13-4 (8-0 CSAC) Cabrini College 14-4 (8-1 CSAC) Marywood University 12-5 (7-2 CSAC) Neumann University 11-8 (8-3 CSAC) Keystone College 11-7 (5-4 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy College 8-10 (5-4 CSAC) Rosemont College 6-10 (4-4 CSAC) Centenary College 6-11 (4-4 CSAC) Baptist Bible College 1-12 (1-8 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 5-13 (3-7 CSAC) Cairn University 1-14 (1-9 CSAC) Notre Dame of Maryland 1-17 (1-9 CSAC)



Aaron Walton-Moss - 422 Fran Raffery - 248 A.J. Picard - 170


Aaron Walton-Moss - 169 Jon Miller - 100


Aaron Walton-Moss - 93 Brennan McCann - 41


Amber Keys - 245 Brittany Sandone - 241 Megan Decker - 149


Amber Keys - 116 Annie Rivituso - 113


Dana Peterson- 42 Megan Decker - 40

Women’s basketball grab their second straight win

Cavalier Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 23 NO GAMES

Friday, Jan. 24 NO GAMES


Sunday, Jan. 26 NO GAMES


Tuesday, Jan. 28 NO GAMES



No. 44 Amber Keys had 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Cabrini’s win over Centenary BY: ERICA ABBOTT Asst. Perspectives Editor

The women’s basketball team put another win in the books, taking over Centenary College 66-48. The Blue and White showed intense defense throughout the game on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Hackettstown, N.J. The win improved the team’s record to 14-4 overall and a standing of 8-1 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). “Today’s game at Centenary was a great team effort and a great conference win; everyone was able to step up and contribute,” sophomore Lucia Neuber said. “We are looking forward to continue our success for the rest of the season!” Brittany Sandone started off with a pair of three pointers and the end of the first half was completed in a similar fashion with junior Megan Decker finding Sandone to make another three pointer. “I remember looking up at the clock with 13:00 minutes to go in the first half and Centenary had only scored 8 points so far. Our defense was strong as always as we held them just to 48 points for the whole game,” Decker said. “As the clock was winding down, the ball left my hands as I threw it to Britt [Sandone] and next thing I knew the ball went into the net as the buzzer went off.” Sandone’s buzzer beating three gave Cabrini a 36-16 lead at the end of the half. The Cavaliers kept up

their momentum against the Cyclones in the second half of the game with sophomore Dana Peterson’s jumper in the paint, increasing the lead 56-28. Senior Annie Rivituso also claimed nine rebounds while senior Colleen Stewart matched Keys with seven rebounds. Decker was able to match her career high with three blocks in addition to seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. The game ended strong as senior Brittany Sandone led the Blue and White with 20 points, and junior Amber Keys adding 11 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Kristina Startare had three steals throughout the game, in addition to scoring eight points. The Lady Cavs were able to come out of the game with a win having been a total team effort, as all 15 players got time on the court. “This is the most exciting part of the basketball season—every game counts from here on out. We are looking forward to our next couple games, especially against Immaculata and Neumann who we have not played yet,” Decker said. “Before we know it, playoffs will be here and we are doing everything we can to earn home court advantage during playoffs.” The Lady Cavs next game is set to take place Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. to visit the Baptist Bible Defenders.



No. 22 Senior Brittany Sandone had 20 points in Cabrini’s win over Centenary. In addition ,Sandone was named to team of the week


Jan. 30, 2014 issue 15 Loquitur  
Jan. 30, 2014 issue 15 Loquitur  

2013-14 issue 15 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 Jan. 30, 2014