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A final reflection on Guatemala BY MADISON MILANO Deputy Managing Editor

Thursday March 13, 2014 VOL. LV, ISSUE 20

During spring break, 10 students, three graduate students, and two professors spent their week doing service work in San Lucas, Guatemala. I was one of the lucky few that got to experience this. I decided to take ECG 300, Working for Justice in Guatemala, last semester while I was abroad. By the time course selection came around I was addicted to traveling and the energy that

comes with it and I wanted to do something that would continue that, something that I could look forward to when I got home. Honestly, I didn’t know much about the class, just that the students did a service trip in Guatemala over spring break. But that alone was good enough for me. I did not know, exactly, what the course or trip entailed; I just wanted to keep traveling. Fortunately, this trip was more than just traveling and it MADISON MILANO / DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR did more for me than I could Anie Jamgochian, Madison Milano, Jamie Viggiano and have asked for. Marina Haley in Guatemala over spring break. SEE GUATEMALA ON PAGE 3


Pura Vida Costa Rica BY JENNAROSE DIGIACOMO Lifestyles Editor





Hola! Como estas? The most commonly used words I heard and spoke on my study abroad trip to Costa Rica. I left chilly Philadelphia wearing a tank top covered by two heavyduty sweatshirts, leggings and to top it all off my high boots. I landed in San Jose and immediately began to roast. A seven day trip that was well worth it, a seven day trip that increased my knowledge and a seven day trip that broadened my horizons. I first heard about ECG 300 studying Fair Trade in Costa

Rica last year and was torn between that and Guatemala. But I chose Costa Rica, and I now know the reason why. I got to learn about a multicultural society that I would probably not have had the chance to experience until later in my life. It was a chance to reflect especially when we hiked the Arenal Volcano in the city of Sarapiqui, quite an accomplishment I’m proud to say I’ve done. After waking up early, numerous amounts of bus rides, and three cities later Costa Rica was an incredible experience. SEE COSTA RICA ON PAGE 3

A different spin on New Orleans BY JOEY RETTINO Asst. News Editor

A group of 10 from Cabrini spent their 2014 spring break on a service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they helped those still affected by Hurricane Katrina. The trip, which was facilitated through Campus Ministry, had the Cabrini volunteers engaged in cultural enrichment of the New Orleans area, and helping rebuild opportunity housing with the St. Bernard Project, an award-winning rebuilding, nonprofit who aids those affected by natural disasters. “The women I traveled with were hardworking,” Akirah Massenburg, Area Coordinator for several residences on halls on campus and a staff chaperone for the New Orleans service trip, said. “When we had a task to complete we were like a well-oiled machine.”

“The women I traveled with were hardworking. When we had a task to complete we were like a well-oiled machine.” AKIRAH MASSENBURG


“You may have had a friend or two that you would’ve brought with you but then everyone comes together. Everyone enjoys each other’s company.” BENEFITS OF LIVING WITH A ROOMMATE PAGE 7


Inspired students spend spring break rebuilding in West Virginia BY EMILY ARENTZEN Asst. News Editor

In accordance with the Cabrini mission of providing an “education of the heart,” a small group of students gave up their spring break in order to aid a family in need in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The trip, which is organized through Cabrini’s Campus Ministry and partnered with West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps, took place over the

duration of spring break and consisted of a group of students willing to escape their comfort zone in order to help others who are less fortunate. This particular situation brought Cabrini to a new area in which they were put to the task of rebuilding a house that was taken down by an electrical fire and was in dire need of assistance. SEE WEST VIRGINIA ON PAGE 6




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2013-2014 Editorial Staff EDITOR IN CHIEF Heather LaPergola MANAGING EDITOR Ryan McLaughlin

The line between service trips and vacations

DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR Madison Milano 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

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.

Every year during spring break there are groups of students across the nation that give up their relaxation time and do service work for one week. Some stay in the states, others leave the country. In both cases, the students are helping developing areas. There are pros and cons to doing an alternative spring break, something that spring break service trips are often called. You are away from friends and family, you don’t get time to relax or catch up on sleep, and are often in an area with no smartphones or wifi access. But you also get an opportunity to expand your global knowledge on a first person basis. This usually comes with general feelings of positive attitudes about yourself and the group of people you went with. But that’s just it. There is an argument that short term service trips more so benefit the people that do them, not the people that are being visited. So the question is raised: what is the cost and is it worth it to go? More often than not, these trips have to be paid for, and they are rarely cheap, especially for college students. It’s also the case that the money used to travel and stay at these places can usually be used in a much more fruitful manner if only the money was sent instead of the people. Alternative spring breaks are definitely going to be an experience, but there has to be a line between doing real service and going on a vacation that will make you feel good. All too often people come back and talk about the amazing experience that they had, the way it made them feel and how they grew and then promptly change their profile picture to them with a group of young kids. But rarely do you hear

someone talk about how the work they did affected the people they were supposed to be helping. If they have a better understanding of the way the world works, it’s not what’s on the forefront of their minds. With a lot of trips, the work that is being done can usually be done quicker and better by the people you are sent to help. This is not to say, however, that these trips are a bad thing. But research needs to be done before a trip is planned. The attitude of North-Americans-do-it-right needs to be dropped. How could we possibly understand the proper work that needs to be done if we are not the ones suffering first hand from the problem? We need to listen and comprehend why we’re even there in the first place. To understand the world is a much bigger place than just one person, and that there is more than one aspect that goes into a poverty-stricken nation. These trips should be about learning to walk with people, not in front of them. To actually comprehend the entirety of the country and culture being visited, not just being shocked that people live so differently from you. Short-term service trips, alternative spring breaks, are a great experience to have. Especially if they ignite a spark that you didn’t know existed and give you something to be passionate about. Yes, they are expensive, and you have to give up your break. But what comes from it is something so much more than what could be gained staying at home. It’s possible that you will discover a passion that you did not know existed, and that your life will be changed, hopefully, for more than just one week.

How could we possibly understand the proper work that needs to be done if we are not the ones suffering first hand from the problem?

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Costa Rica - a valuable experience for all CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

We drove to three different plantations, two of which were coffee plantations having to deal with Fair Trade and Free Trade, the purpose of our travels. And the other a trip to a banana plantation where I posed for a picture of how to properly banana pick with my friend Nicole and our specialist for the day Carlos. No matter what day of the week, we were constantly learning. I met so many people that taught me so much about their country you would have never been able to learn in a classroom. Vonya Womack was right when she said and I quote “you have to experience the culture to really understand what it’s truly about.” And I completely agree with that statement. Our tour guide Jonathan said similar words, and a couple that my friend and I met at dinner that said traveling is the best way to learn. It may not have been an immersion PHOTO SUBMITTED BY BRITTANY KERR trip, but it was a learning experiJennarose DiGiacomo about to rake coffee beans ence that I wouldn’t trade. I could not stop looking out the window on the bus ride to the multitude of places we journeyed too. I wanted to see it all. And for a while there I was always nervous about flying, this was only my second time on a plane, but I knew if I didn’t take this opportunity than I would never start traveling. After this trip I promised myself to start traveling more and to experience more. Learning never stops and Costa Rica taught me just that. Seven days we learned something new about their culture, seven days we grew as a group of 18 individuals, and seven days it took me to write this article about how much I truly enjoyed my time, the people I was with, and the amount of knowledge I took away from it. My favorite part of the trip was not one moment, or one activity, or one learning experience, it was these two words being heard and being said each and every day. PURA

My favorite part of the trip was not one moment, or one activity, or one learning experience, it was these two words being heard and being said each and every day. PURA VIDA!

VIDA! Which means a multitude of things, generally it means life is good. And that’s what life is, life is good, even when you believe it’s not. I hope to one day return to Costa Rica and see the other parts of the beautiful country. And if you’re one of those people whose on the fence about studying abroad at all, even if its for a semester or just a week or two, whatever the case just do it. Always Pura Vida Costa Rica.



Brittany Kerr and Jennarose DiGiacomo getting ready to zip line

Guatemala opens doors to students with open hearts While in Guatemala, we worked with The Friends of San Lucas Mission. The Friends of San Lucas uses the Preferential Option for the Poor as its foundation. The Preferential Option for the Poor states that the poor have the most urgent moral claim and that the test of a society is how it responds to its most marginalized. The work that the Mission does acts from this philosophy. The decisions they make ensure that the people that need the most help benefit from their actions. We sorted coffee beans, helped build a house, helped build a stove, and worked on a reforestation project. We had reflections every night about the work we did and the people we met. We became a single unit, each contributing the best of ourselves for the good of the group. But more importantly, we learned. By doing, by seeing, by listening, we learned. And there was an overwhelming feeling of everything making sense. It’s important, when service work is being done, to understand why it is being done. It’s important to not just go in blindly and accept the work you’ve been given to do. Immersion is a huge part of service trips, getting of your comfort zone is when the best things happen. And it will always be beneficial, hopefully for longer than a week. When everyone comes back they (hopeMADISON MILANO / DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR fully) talk about the amazing experience they had and the people they met, but what they don’t tell you is this: trips like this are difficult. They open your eyes to global problems and you can no longer hide behind blissful ignorance. You suddenly become increasingly aware. You are also put in a vulnerable situation, being in a new environment where you probably don’t speak the language and don’t have the comfort of your smartphone to keep you pre-occupied. There is a responsibility comes with service trips, a responsibility to keep going and keep fighting. It’s easy to stay home, sleep in and watch Netflix on your couch. Because in that way, you don't have to be aware of what's going on. People may not openly admit it, but leaving home is the hard part. CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE



A few of the undergraduate and graduate students who went to Guatemala over Spring Break


Madison Milano and Jamie Viggiano watching a Mayag girl draw them a picture







SGA Formal

Ivy Young Willis MARCH. 13

The History and Political Science Department recognizes a woman who has made a noteworthy contribution to the civic life of her community.


Come to the SGA Formal dance! Food, dancing and fun. All are welcome!

Grace Hall 4:30 p.m.



St. Patrick’s Day


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



Aquarium Trip MARCH 15

CAP Board hosts a trip to the Baltimore Aquaruim. Vans leave at 11 a.m. Baltimore Aquarium 11 a.m.



Job Fair for Educators





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Students and alumni are cordially invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Job Fair for Educators sponsored by Kutztown University

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Kutztown University 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

A R O U N D T H E WORLD New Jersey teen sues parents, denied first round

Judge Peter Bogaard denied Rachel Canning, New Jersey teen who is suing her parents for living expenses, Morris Catholic High School tuition, and future college tuition, of immediate support by her mother and father on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Bogaard has set a future court date of April 22, 2014, but also advised both parties to seek counseling and not to follow through with the lawsuit. The courts expressed how, depending on the outcome, can change the face of law for years to come. The Star Ledger 3/9/14


Rachel Canning , who is suing her parents for expenses, was denied by the judge in the first court hearing Tuesday, March 4.

Complaints of G.M. cars go on deaf ears Federal safety regulators received over 260 complaints over the last 11 years about cars produced by General Motors. The complaints all stated that the cars would shut off while they were driving, and have been linked to 13 deaths and thus has required for over 1.6 million cars to be recalled world wide. While there have been a number of complaints, and deaths, auto regulators have dismissed the claims due to not enough evidence to warrant a safety investigation.

Malaysia Airlines loses plane Malaysia Airlines announced early Saturday that they had lost contact with an airplane, which held 227 people, for nearly five hours. The plane, which held two infants and twelve crew members, left Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. with Beijing as its destination at 6:30 a.m. but had lost its contact with air traffic control at 2:40 a.m. Read the full story at | Mar 7, 2014

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Crimea to annex from Ukraine Afghani-lovers face death Russia has prepared to annex the Crimea region of Ukraine. Both houses of Russia’s Parliament said that they would support a vote by people of Crimea to annex from the rest of Ukraine and become part of the Russian Federation, which would help them ignore proposed sanctions and further warnings from the United States and other countries.

Farmers of a remote mountain province in Afghanistan, Zakia, 18 and Mohammad Ali, 21 have been threatened by their parents that they both will be killed if they follow through with their marriage. Zakia, who has left her home and is taking refuge in an Afgani-woman shelter, because she says if her family ever saw her again they would surely kill her. Though they’ve never been alone together, they have reportedly publically proclaimed their love, which his prohibited due to their different ethnicities and sects.

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#GiveBack: Student engagement day BY MACKENZIE HARRIS Asst. News Editor

Within the first fifteen minutes, over 200 letters of appreciation were addressed to alumni and signed by students. On Thursday, Feb. 27, at Cabrini College, students showed their appreciation by going to the Iadarola Center where they read the pre-written letters, addressed to alumni. The thank you’s went to 300 Cabrini Alumni who made an annual gift last year. For every five letters signed, one free #GiveBack CAV Traditions T-shirt was given out. The Cavalier Traditions program engages students with the Cabrini College Alumni Association during their four years at the College. “It was a day to celebrate the Cabrini alumni who continually make contributions,” Lead Student and senior individualized communications with diverse audiences major, David Watson said. “It's a thanka-thon, personalized thank you letter signed by a current student.” The idea was first brought to Cabrini’s CAV Traditions’ mind when the Coordinator for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Programs and Cabrini’s coaching staff, Nick Taylor recommended it after hearing about Michigan State doing it last year. “He brought it to my attention earlier this fall,” Watson said. “Then we thought it would be a cool thing to bring to our Cabrini community with CAV traditions supporting it.”


The Cavalier Traditions team: David Watson, Erin Kelly, Nick Taylor, Amber Dietrich, Jillian Megna, Paige Taormina and Frank Cornely. Another very successful event prior to the Philanthropy Day that the CAV Traditions set up was the #DoBlue event in January. “We had 100 shirts go in 3 minutes and a line of over 100 students lined up at 5:30 for a 6:00 distribution,” Watson said. “I think anytime you give Cabrini students a free t-shirt they are going to come out.” People were waiting in a line before the CAV Traditions set up at 10:30 a.m. Within the first fifteen minutes 200 letters were signed and all 50 shirts were gone. “The outcome of the day was awesome,” Watson said. “We definitely killed it.” MH923@CABRINI.EDU

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Latino empowerment brought through faith BY KYLIE MCDEVITT Staff Writer

Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. told stories and strategies of empowerment in economically deficient Latino areas for the first of many speakers in the Wolfington Center's Lenten Lecture Series. He found a desperate need for assistance in the Philadelphia area, and began building a faith based relief effort. After a fair amount of trail and error they recognized their energy was reactive instead of proactive for the problems that were occurring in their community. "Where can you find a captivated audience that captivates itself? Church." Cortés said. Social capital expresses the strength and unity among a community. He stressed that this was the factor that he would use to overcome many of the daily obstacles in the neighborhood. He found that there are only a handful of safe community run places for the family's to go, which included the local corner stores, the beauty shops and the churches. Focusing on the positivity and bond that surrounds faith, the churches and their congregations would help Cortés build a following to better the community. Joined together, people of all religions gathered in front of the neighborhood

crack house, encouraging them to close their doors and shut down while the group out front connected through song and turned the negative situation into a spiritual rejoice. Cortés uses experiences like this to motivate positive change in neighborhoods where economic strength and the ability to acquire things that they might want or even KYLIE MCDEVITT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER need is not relevant. Luis Cortes giving his lecture during the Lenten Lecture series Esperanza has blossomed from the difficulty presenting itself in the city of Philadelphia, reflects upon the in these poverty ridden parts of the city. strong willingness to learn and an inspiring Although their efforts target predominately environment for their charter schools student Latino's, they have built them selves to stand body. as one of the largest Hispanic faith based netAfter Cortés had finished speaking, in works in the country. reflection Gutierrez said, "To know that there Education, empowerment and assets are other schools offering activities to keep encompass the approach of Esperanza to kids off the streets, like I had, is really inspirbecome a successful organization. Within ing." their achievements with education is the successful charter school, cyber school and colREAD THE COMPLETE STORY ONLINE lege. A 91 percent on-time graduation rate,





New Orleans offers a new perspective CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

Massenburg, who has been on trips like this before, finds that the constant with each of these trips is the transformation that occurs with the students that partake in the experience. “Through the week I could tell I learned so much more about myself,” Lauren Nagy, junior social work major and member of the New Orleans volunteer crew, said. According to Messenburg, the ten females on the trip were taught how to use power tools, shim walls, and cut wood—some even learned how to overcome apprehensions of flying and trying new foods While the volunteering dominated most of their time in New Orleans, the group did get an opportunity to celebrate the past week’s Mardi Gras celebration. “We were able to go out for Fat Tuesday and we went to some of the parades in the morning,” Nagy said. “It was so amazing—seeing the positive energy from everyone.” Though the group was able to go to Mardi Gras celebrations, by Tuesday’s end it was back to work. While Nagy may have seen the destruction that still plagued so many families nearly 10 years after the storm ravaged their homes as “overwhelming,” she finds solace in the new levies that were built. “The new levies are like a source of hope for the future of New Orleans,” Nagy, who says she will continue to go on service trips, said. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOEY RETTINO


The crew that went to New Orleans over spring break

West Virginia service trip brings students together CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

Beginning on the first Saturday of spring break, March 1, these Cabrini students took the eight hour drive to Point Pleasant where their journey started with a day of rest and recuperation upon arrival. Senior liberal studies major, Kyle Johnson, described the trip day by day. Johnson stated that once they settle into their “barracks style living” provided by their church partner, they were given their assignment and start their work by 8 a.m. Monday. The week went on with the students working on their project on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday being a day of pre-planned activities for the volunteers. Aside from the official work that the students do through WVMAW, the experience that they had as a whole seemed to be the most memorable. The group was assigned to help in the refurbishing of a home of a young family with a 10-year-old son named Gary. The family attempted to continue living in their home after the damage was done. Unfortunately they had to relocate to a trailer until their home was livable again. This is where Cabrini came in. From Johnson handling electrical work in the basement to the other members of the group putting up new walls, these students did their best to restore the home to what it previously was. Johnson described one touching moment in particular in which G a r y ’ s grandmother came PHOTO SUBMITTED BY EMILY PARADISE around to Meghan Doyle, Emily Paradise and Kaitlyn Ochs in West Virginia the students and gave each one a hug and kiss on the cheek for their work. It was this instance that Johnson felt how nice it was to see the family and “to see how inspired they were that [they] were there to help.” Naturally, when working for such a positive cause, certain bonds will be made among those who are working together. Unfortunately, Johnson was faced with a personal issue


Students restoring a house in West Virginia during the trip. However, rather than being shut out from the group, “everyone in the group was really supportive of” him. Rather than maintaining the usual group of friends the students may have had going into the trip, they all became one united group, all supporting and growing together. Being someone who was inspired to attend the trip by his friend, Johnson said “you may have had a friend or two that you would’ve brought with you but then everyone comes together. Everyone enjoys each other’s company.” The week then ended with a successful finish of the group accomplishing what they had set out to do for this young, inspiring family.



Kaitlyn Ochs, Emily Paradise and their supervisor from WVMAW - the organization Cabrini worked with


THURSDAY MAR. 13, 2014



Can’t live without them BY ALYSSA REAPE Guest Writer

Choosing who to live with and how many people to live with can be one of the most difficult decisions a college student can make during their time in school. After all, the people you live with are the people you end up spending the majority of your time with. Sometimes it can be fun to have multiple roommates, and sometimes it can be fun to have no roommates at all. My housing experience at Cabrini is a little unique because in three years I have lived on campus I have had a different number of roommates and rooming scenarios each year. Coming in as a freshman, I was a member of the Honors program so that meant living on the fourth floor of East Residence Hall. However, being that there were more girls than boys in the LLC, some of the girls lived on the third floor of East. I was on the third floor and I was also placed in a single. When I first received this news I was really upset. When you are going into college as a freshman not knowing anyone, it’s nice to have one or two people as a crutch to help you make that transition. In the end though, having the single turned out to be really great. It’s nice to have your own space when you need to get work done or when you’re ready to go to bed before everyone else is. Besides sleeping, doing homework and getting ready in the morning, I wasn’t in my room all that much. It was the best of both worlds. I was able to have time to myself when I wanted it and I was also able to spend time with other people in their rooms. My sophomore year at Cabrini I went from having no roommates to having two. Now when you choose to live in a triple, it’s very important that you know the people you’re living with and that you get along with them quite well. You also want to be sure that the other two roommates get along well with each other. For me, that wasn’t an issue. The issue was that our room was way too small for the three us. Even though

it was categorized as being a triple room, it only had two closets. My bed had to be lofted with my desk and dresser underneath it otherwise there would not have been any room to move whatsoever. Even though things got a little stressful because of our cramped quarters, my roommates and I made the best of it. I think I would advise against being in a triple unless absolutely necessary, mainly because of space. It’s really difficult to get three people, especially three girls, into a room comfortably. We have a lot of stuff and not a lot space to put it in. So if you’re considering living in a triple, choose your room carefully and try to go look at that room in person before you make the decision to live there. This year has definitely been my favorite when it comes to my housing situation. I’m currently in a double room in West Residence with a conjoining bathroom to another double room. Being that I’m an upperclassman I was able to choose to my roommate instead of having one assigned to me like you would as a freshman. Being in a double is the ideal rooming scenario if you’re living with someone you get along with. I’ve really lucked out this year with my roommate. We’re both very easy going and the room is plenty big for the both of us. Of course there are moments when you might wish you had a room of your own, but sharing a spacious room with one of your best friends isn’t a bad trade off. My housing experience at Cabrini has been stressful at times but in the end it’s always seemed to work itself out. You learn to adapt the situation you are in and it helps you grow. I know that after living with three people in a two person sized room I am a much more patient person. It’s not a matter of liking each other; it’s just needing some space of your own. Hopefully my senior year will be just as laid back and smooth sailing as this one was. One can only hope. ANR53@CABRINI.EDU

No roommates, no problems


Walking back to your dorm after a long day, you realize that you finally get a break from it all and will be able to let off some stress. You scan into your building, walk up to your room and key in, only to be greeted by nothing. Nothing is on, no lights, sounds or person to talk to. Without a roommate, your hectic day comes to a close with a shower, more time on the computer and watching ESPN until your eyes bleed. Living in a single is something a lot of people can’t do. I have grown accustomed to it over the two years of being a resident assistant but it’s something that has become old. Having a roommate freshman year was awesome. I looked forward to coming back to my room and my roommate being there to hang out with. There were always people in my room to make the worst days feel like the best. Being in a single room has taught me a lot about taking care of myself and being extremely independent. It has helped me stay on track with my jobs, internships and school work because I have that space to isolate myself if I need to. There is no one you have to worry about if you come back at strange hours of the night or if you want friends to be over late at night. You are the one that controls who is in your room and at what time. Also, you can go to sleep and wake up whenever you want. I would encourage people to try living in a single. I only have to live in it because of a job assignment, but it helps you find a lot about yourself. Sounds crazy, right? You end up spending most nights alone and it makes you focus on what you want in every aspect of your life. It has helped me figure out what I want to do and what truly makes me happy without other people constantly in my life. One of the problems of having a single is the size of the room. I always invite friends over. That is not the problem. They then invite their friends, and there is never enough space for everyone. As strange as it sounds, my friends are in my room playing videos games even when I am not in my room. All they do is let me know and I give them my key. As much as I like having people in my room, especially because I have a single and have no one to come back to at night, there is still the issue of space. A single is truly something that I would recommend everyone to at least try. NCC36@CABRINI.EDU


Alyssa Reape and her roommate this year, Lea Enoch


Alyssa Reape and her roommates last year, Andrea Broe and Rosie Cockey





The last dance–Melissa Welsh Melissa Welsh shares her ballerina picture


Every little girl at one time dreams about being a ballerina dancing on stage in a glittering tutu, but senior English major Melissa Welsh was a reluctant to become part of the mold. She found her own creative style and her passion for life and dance shine through every obstacle in life. Melissa, a Pennsylvania native, started dancing when she was young girl at Touch of Class dance studio in Broomall, Pa. “I started dancing when I was three years old like every little girl does and I hated it! I danced for four years. I kicked and screamed my way into that studio every week. I hated it,” said Welsh. Melissa comes from a strong family tradition of dance. Her grandfather set the stage with his fascination of his childhood dance “the jitterbug”, which she says he’d often did around the house. Melissa also has a three year old niece that is currently learning how to dance. She says the little girl is so excited to start dancing that she yells “I go dance! I go dance!” You can say dancing was in her blood from birth. “My influences would definitely be my sister, she is 14 years older than I am. She danced her whole life, so I always saw her on stage,” said Welsh. Like many younger sisters, Melissa wanted to emulate the movements of her older sister,but lacked the poise to dance ballet. As to avoid conflict over her less than perfect ballet abilities Melissa stopped dancing. “I stopped for a long time, I wanted to do the kind of dance that I wanted to do,” said Welsh. During the time that Melissa was away from dancing, she played sports. She played any sport imaginable; basketball, soccer, softball, field hockey and volleyball. Melissa wanted to stay physically active and involved. It wasn’t until she was 13 that she finally returned to dance. She enrolled in a hip-hop class and was immediately hooked. Welsh evolved her love for dance in to a unique hip-hop style. Accepted students day was the first experience Melissa had with dance at Cabrini. She watched as the dance team in Nerney Field House. The company at the time had a jazzy style that involved leaps and aerobatic movements. Melissa

was again reminded that this type of dance wasn’t for her. “I’m not a graceful person and I knew I couldn’t fake it in front of all these people,” said Welsh. Despite being reluctant of the type of dance she would be doing at Cabrini, Melissa joined the formally named Cabrini College Contemporary Dance Company her freshman year. Dance for Melissa hasn’t always been an easy road. Like many dancers, Welsh has suffered from injuries. Melissa has a long history of knee issues that challenged her collegiate career. Each year of performance at Cabrini included a injury that forced the dancer to the sidelines. In her junior year, Melissa decided co-create a new and revived dance company at Cabrini, but she got hurt. This was the last step for Welsh. “I ended up having my knee surgery last April,” said Welsh. The surgery negatively impacted the group forcing them to cancel the spring recital. Even thought the rest of the company was upset about the cancellation, they were all more concerned about recovery of their captain. In her final semester at Cabrini, Melissa is avenging everything she has worked for in the past. Melissa and Lauren Hight, junior communication major and cocaptain, planned to build the dance company again from the ground up. A change in name to the Cavalier Dance Company and Melissa’s new role as choreographer are among the first changes. Melissa can no longer perform due to her medical injuries, but she finds happiness in choreographing for the Cavalier Dance Company and inspires everyone in the company, making dance practices fun and exciting.“Dance for me is fun, it is a way to express myself and be who I really am.” In less than 100 days Melissa will be an official graduate of Cabrini. Although she will not be able to complete her experience as a dancer, she will always be known as a compassionate captain for those in the company, a choreographer and a dancer at heart.


“I stopped for a long time, I wanted to do the kind of dance that I wanted to do.” MELISSA WELSH





Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day? BY VICTORIA TARVER Staff Writer

Saint Patrick’s day is around the corner, do you have your plans together? This year there are some things for everyone to do whether you’re going out with family or your friends. There are plenty of activities, parties and ways to look great for this holiday. There will be a Saint Patty’s day parade on March 16th starting at noon on 16th and JFK Blvd. If some people are more religious then others mass will be held prior to the parade starting at nine a.m. on 20th Locust. This year’s theme is bless the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation. Saint Paddy’s day isn’t the same without having a few homemade delicious snacks. Some quick and creative ideas that you could make are lucky charms trail mix, rainbow jello cups, and mint chocolate chip ice cream cake. All of these recipes can be found on Pinterest Saint Paddy’s Day ideas and recipes. There are ways to dress nice for Saint Paddy’s day without looking a mess or wearing too much green. Seventeen magazine suggests wearing a green pair of skinnies with a graphic tee and some really cute sneakers or shoes. If you don’t want to wear green clothing you can always add a touch of green to your accessories, and most of the times it’s the accessories that make up your outfit.

If you’re a bar person and like to go out for the holidays, McFadden’s is one of the places with activities going on Saint Patty’s Day weekend. On March 15 doors will open at 9am for kegs and eggs and later on in the day there will be a performance from Lost in Paris from 3-6 p.m. Before you go out make sure you check out their dress code they strictly enforce it. For those who have a bigger interest in Saint Paddy’s day besides activities there other meanings for the holiday. This holiday was created to celebrate the culture of Ireland with parties, festivals and big feast. Saint Patrick bought Christianity to Ireland. To this day Saint Paddy’s day in Ireland is celebrated as a religious and national holiday. During this time offices and schools are closed and many people attend church services. When Saint Paddy’s day is celebrated it’s also the same time as lent when you are not supposed to eat meat, but on this day the rule is lifted. However you want to spend Saint Patrick’s Day there are plenty of festivities to choose from. The most important reason is to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick.



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1/4 cup softened butter

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4 ounces cream cheese, softened

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3. Beat until mixture forms a ball. 4. Stir in coconut with a spoon. 5. Roll the mixture between your hands to form small potato-shaped candies or roll into small balls. 6. Place cinnamon in a shallow dish and roll the balls in it. 7. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and chill for about 1 hour or until firm. 8. If you prefer “dirtier potatoes” roll the candy a second time after they have chilled. 9. Alternatively dip in melted chocolate for Easter eggs.





Senior year– class overload GRAPHIC BY ADRIAN MATTHIS


College can be the best years of someone’s life. We share and take away memories with new and old friends throughout the time we spend as students. By the time you reach senior year, you figure it will be a stress-free year. Some students at Cabrini College choose to make a sacrifice and take a heavy load so they can graduate on time and go off into the real world. Seniors Dymond Gleaves and Rachael Layden have chosen to take the challenge of the credit overload so they will graduate with their class on time. “At first I felt overwhelmed because I did not think I would be able to do it but at this point I feel like a pro,’” Gleaves said. Gleaves is taking 18 credits because she wants to share this once in a lifetime experience with the same class she entered with. “I have scholarships, and they run out after 4 years, that’s one reason why I took 18 credits this semester,” Layden said. “I don’t see it as cramming, because my one class is a 3 credit capstone class.” Gleaves agreed. She said, “I don’t see it as cramming, I just see it as finishing my undergraduate degree in four years so that I can move on to the next thing in the fall.” For Layden, taking 18 credits isn’t that bad, it just gets time-consuming sometimes.

Many students do not make it to their fourth year of school, so making it to senior year is a great accomplishment. “Walking across the stage is not just for my satisfaction,” Gleaves said. “I want my mother to feel a sense of accomplishment also because without her I wouldn’t be getting my degree.” Taking a lot of credits isn’t always looked at as a negative approach. Gleaves enjoys being in class because it gives her more opportunities to study in her major instead of just doing the minimum. Layden feels the same way. It does not faze her at all. It was all about sacrifice and came down to taking a full course load or not graduating on time. Taking 18 credits or more is a different experience for each student. Some do great and breeze through while others don’t do as well. Wherever you fall, at least you know you will still graduate. School takes up a lot of time and could affect your social life if you don’t use good time management. “Many of my friends are just as busy as I am, so whenever we have free time we go out, have a movie night or just sit and catch up,” Gleaves said.


Beyonce–a brand new side BY CHRISTLE GEHMAN Asst. Lifestyles Editor

Recently, Beyonce surprised the entire world with her fifth studio album 'Beyonce'. It was dropped onto the charts Dec. 13th, 2014, surprising and wildly pleasing Beyonce fans all across the globe. The album was completely unannounced and as the weeks went by, the evidence of her work was spread across the charts and on the radio, proving that 'Beyonce' needed no promotion. The new CD features 14 tracks and highlights a new twist to her album, called a "visual album". On iTunes, she includes 18 videos that coincide with songs and even a couple interviews about the artist herself. The iTunes version of the album also includes a digital booklet and a credits video. When I asked some students what their top songs off of 'Beyonce' where, they answered with 'Partition', 'Drunk in Love' and my personal favorite, 'XO'. When asked what her favorite song off the album was, Jessica Pepenella, sophomore psychology major, said that it had to be 'Partition'. She described the song as catchy and that it made her "want to get up and dance". She said that she didn't necessarily pay attention to the explicitness of the song,

but she really appreciated the music itself. When asked how she felt about this new, raw side of Beyonce, she said that it absolutely fits her as an artist. Bridget Wagner, sophomore business major, had an entirely different opinion of the new album. She admitted that she hasn't listened to that much of 'Beyonce', but from what she has heard, she prefers Beyonce's older music stylings. Alexis Drew, sophomore exercise science major, had more to say on 'Beyonce'. "It is good change. It was time for a change. It's definitely different, but I like it!" Alexis described the album as "super-sexual" and explained that Beyonce wrote about "her and Jay-Z's sexual encounters". As for me personally, Beyonce is incredibly hit or miss. I feel as though this was a miss even though I liked a few of the songs. I rarely like an entire album from her. I think that the content of the album is too much for me and I feel that she did not have to push the envelope so far. 'Beyonce' is very much a new side to this artist that is raw and much more private then her previous work.







Got coffee?–The Coffee Station MCT

BY LAUREN HIGHT Asst. Lifestyles Editor

Just a 20 minute ride away from Cabrini lies one of Morton, Pennsylvania’s hottest morning hot spots. The Coffee Station is a small, family-operated restaurant that is located right next to the Morton train station. Known for their coffee and breakfast assortments, the Coffee Station offers the traditional eggs and bacon along with more unique options such as “the Bugtussel,” which is two eggs up with melted cheese and canadian bacon on an English muffin. And of course you can not forget the home fries. If the Bugtussel or Reeses peanut butter pancakes do not spark an interest, then diners can opt for lunch options as a modification. The Morton Monster challenge is what sets this restaurant apart from the others. The Morton Monster is the Coffee Station’s signature sandwich consisting of two scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cheddar cheese compressed between two slices of Texas toast. The challenge presented to those willing to take it on is to eat four of these “monsters” in one sitting by yourself. There is no time limit to complete this dare and if you can do it without a bathroom break, this meal will be free, you will receive a free t-shirt and your picture will be hung on their wall of fame.

When selecting the decor for this coffee shop, the owners decided to keep in mind that they are located in an old bank. While the initial facade does not scream finance or savings, there are subtle hints throughout the dining rooms. There are old bank notes hanging on the walls in the midst of the plethora of other images and memorabilia. Also, the back room is located inside of the former bank’s vault. This family-friendly restaurant presents reasonably priced items and an inviting atmosphere that keeps bringing customers back. The only downside is if you get a breakfast-for-dinner craving, you will be out of luck. The Coffee Station is only open until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays.


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Weekly Crossword Puzzle

Answers February 27, 2014





1 “Famous Potatoes” state 6 Speak drunkenly 10 Addition word 14 “__ what?”: “What next?” 15 Adhesive strip 16 Shopper’s memory aid 17 Porky’s girlfriend 19 Impressionist 20 Very __ yours 21 Utter mess 22 Tire inflater 24 Feigns sleep, say 28 Pitt of “Troy” 30 Three-note chord 31 Aboveground trains 32 Per __: for each person, as income 35 Got one’s uniform dirty, perhaps 36 Runs away from military duty 38 Israeli parliament 43 “Exodus” author Leon 45 Haughtily terse 46 “From __ Zinc”: vitamin slogan 49 Skimpy skirts 51 Cut out, as coupons 52 Either of two of the Inspector Clouseau films, with “The” 56 Cooler cubes 57 World book 58 Like a lummox 60 Lamb serving 61 Yipping adoptee 66 Pile 67 Undersized 61-Across 68 Sharp-crested ridge 69 Novelist Ferber 70 Twistable cookie 71 Leavening agent

1 AOL, for one 2 Deer girl 3 Devices to stop tiny invading armies 4 Semiannual time-change amount 5 Admit (to) 6 Patronize, as a hotel 7 Spot for a cat, or drink like a cat 8 Wire service initials 9 Coffee order: Abbr. 10 Thinks ahead 11 Enzyme that breaks down fats 12 Handy 13 Plays the banjo, like someone “in the kitchen with Dinah” 18 Unwell 21 Wetter than wet 22 “The Alphabet Song” start 23 “Dies __”: Latin hymn 25 Mos. and mos. 26 Fancy tie fabric 27 “Growing” difficulties 29 Craps cube 33 Spades in a four-spades bridge contract, say 34 Sunlit courtyards 37 Ireland’s __ Féin 39 [error left as is] 40 Soup legume 41 Many a DeMille movie 42 Use a keyboard 44 Command to Rover 46 Tribe for which a helicopter is named 47 Gave 10 percent to the church 48 Borrowed, as a library book 50 Japanese religion 53 Phi Beta __ 54 Put a stop to 55 Settle, as a debt 59 Chaste 61 NHL player, e.g. 62 “__ Father, who art ...” 63 One in Quebec 64 Qt. halves 65 Nonetheless

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON




Rivituso reflects on her career


No. 35 Rivituso averaged 9.6 points, 7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season. BY HOWARD BLAKE III Asst. Sports Editor

As a 5’10” senior, Annie Rivituso is tall in stature. Her height has helped her in her dominance in the game of basketball. But Rivituso isn’t just what you see right now. She is the product of adversity and hard work, which has gotten her thus far in a stellar Cavalier career. Rivituso has been no stranger to success on the basketball court even dating back to her high school days at St. Marks High School in Wilmington, De. From the very beginning Rivituso made her presence known, starting off her high school career being named to the second team all Catholic League Conference team as a freshman. Rivituso never faltered, continuing to get better every season, as the accolades continued to find her. “My freshman year I was named to second team all catholic team. My junior and sophomore year I was named to the first team all catholic team and made honorable mention in the state,” Rivituso said. “My senior year I was nominated to the McDonalds high school All-American team and received first team all catholic and first team all state honors.” However Rivituso was a two-sport athlete. With a passion for winning, Rivituso not only was a basketball stud, she was a gifted lacrosse player as well. “In high school I also played lacrosse

and was the goalie,” Rivituso said. “My senior year we made it to the state finals but lost to Cape Henlopen.” After Rivituso capped off a stellar athletic senior season at St. Marks, she was looking to further her athletic experience in the college ranks. With a heart for both basketball and lacrosse, Rivituso had made a difficult decision to let go of her lacrosse dreams. “I loved the game but didn’t think I would be able to juggle school, basketball and lacrosse,” Rivituso said. Next stop for Rivituso was Cabrini College. But for her it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. If anything the thought of attending Cabrini took some getting used to. “I remember my first visit to Cabrini. My dad and I decided to drive by one summer weekend while we were at an AAU tournament at Villanova,” Rivituso said. “We just drove through campus and I hated it. I thought it was too small and not that interesting.” Kate Pearson the Cabrini women’s basketball coach had a lot to do with Rivituso’s change of heart. “After talking with Coach Kate and getting a tour my mind changed completely. I fell in love with the campus and the education program here,” Rivituso said. “I could tell how she wanted to put my needs firsts and her coaching mentally just clicked with my style of play. We don’t


Annie Rivituso is a 5’10” senior from Wilmington De.

always agree on things but over the past four years I could count on her for many things on and off the court.” Rivituso’s transition from St. Marks to Cabrini had its rough edges but it seemed to smooth itself out. She was very pleased with the diversity that Cabrini had to offer that St. Marks did not. She was placed into a living and learning community which made the adjustment that much easier. “I enjoyed this experience a lot and made great friends off the court. Basketball was one of the best things that help the transition be a success,” Rivituso said. Rivituso immediately declared herself as Pre-k to 4th grade and special education K-8 major. “I have always had a passion for working with children and I hope to continue to shape their lives through teaching,” Rivituso said. However she never let sports get in the way of her academics. As a disciplined student athlete she credits her success to her sport. “Being a student athlete to me is sometimes a lot easier than just being a student,” Rivituso said. “Playing sports makes you be disciplined. I don’t have a lot of free time, which helps me stay out of trouble and focused on my work because I have less time to complete it.” As caring and kind hearted as Rivituso is, she continues to plead her case as she has help children on several occasions with basketball camps as her way of giving back. “Here at Cabrini I have had the opportunity to work the MLK clinic to raise money for those in need,” Rivituso said. “Also we do a special Olympics night here that I love to be a part of.” Annie Rivituso embodies the qualities of the ideal student athlete. She is hard working and makes sure that she leaves everything she has on the court. She does her part to stay ahead in the classroom and understands that education comes first. With her senior year half way over, Rivituso would love nothing more than to repeat as CSAC champions with her second straight birth to the NCAA tournament. “My favorite moment as a cavalier would definitely be winning the CSAC Championship last year. It was such a

great feeling to finally be on top after all the struggles me and my teammates at the time went through my freshman and sophomore year,” Rivituso said. “On top of that to be named MVP of the game blew me away.” The CSAC MVP and CSAC second teamer was playing for more than just herself and the other ladies that are apart of her team. The adversity that guided her through will definitely be on her side once again as she tries to repeat as CSAC champion. “I lost my grandfather who meant the world to me,” Rivituso said. “He taught me to always play with the heart of a champion. I like to think that all my hard work last year was because of him as a memorial to his memory.” “With one last semester Rivituso is trying to put the finishing touches on an unforgettable four years. As a great person and hardworking teammate, the ideal student athlete doesn’t define who Rivituso is. Annie Rivituso defines what an ideal athlete should be.



Annie Rivituso Season Stats: POINTS: 279






No. 6 Men’s lacrosse improve to 4-0


No. 19 Anthony DiSanzo recorded 10 shots and four groundballs in Cabrini’s win over Hampden-Sydney College. BY AIREL MELENDEZ Asst. Sports Editor

The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team played host to visiting Hampden-Sydney College Saturday, March 8. A close game in the beginning ended with the Cavaliers pulling away in the second half in a 14-8 victory over the Tigers. The game started with three quick goals from the Tigers. The first came a minuteand-a-half into the game by Mike Funk. He would score again about two minutes later as well. Abbot Wallenborn would put the Tigers up 3-0 five minutes into the game. The Cavaliers answered back almost immediately with four unanswered goals. Evan Downey put Cabrini on the board only five seconds after Hampden-Sydney scored their last goal. Tyler Johnston tied

the game with a pair of goals towards the end of the half, his second coming with only 14 seconds to play in the first quarter. By the end of this one Johnston would have four goals and four assists. He was very modest, though, when talking about his success during the game. “We have six guys on the offensive side playing well. Anybody on our offensive side can have a game like that” Johnston said later after the game. The two teams traded goals back in forth in the second quarter. Damien Sobieski and Mike Leyden scored for the Cavaliers. Thomas Armstrong and Sam Rapoport scored for the Tigers. Rapoport’s tying goal came with 15 seconds to go in the second quarter. This brought the score to 5-5 after one half of play. The second half was dominated all

by Cabrini. The Cavaliers outscored the Tigers 9-3. An early goal by Corey Elmer and a pair of Sobieski goals with the man advantage helped the team increase their lead to 8-5 in the third quarter. Sobieski’s second goal of the game made him the 21st Cabrini player to reach the 100 career point plateau. Johnston would add his third goal of the game at the end of the quarter. Rapoport would get one back for Hampden-Sydney with just two seconds to play. The score was 9-6 after three quarters of play. Leyden stole the show in the fourth quarter, scoring three consecutive goals in a span of four minutes. The Tigers would add two more goals late in the quarter. The goals came from James Hughes and Armstrong. It was too little too late though for the visiting Tigers as Cabrini would take this game 14-8. This is the first time the Cavaliers have started a season 4-0 since the 2008 season. Their fourth win of that season? A 14-9 win over Hampden-

Sydney. “They came out strong and like that, every team we play is gonna come out strong. And we have to be ready against every team, every week.” Jonhston wasn’t afraid to give credit to Hampden-Sydney for the great game they played as well. The Cavaliers will face off against Gettysburg College this Wednesday, March 12. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. here at the Edith Robb Dixon Field. ALM394@CABRINI.EDU



No. 40 Anthony DiNenno recorded one assist and four ground balls in Cabirni’s win

Historic season comes to close for women’s basketball


All of the Lady Cavs after their 88-59 win in the CSAC final game to get their bid into the NCAA tournament BY JASON WILLIAMS Asst. Sports Editor

A historic season for the Lady Cavaliers has come to an end, after suffering a lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to No.8 Montclair St in overtime 78-73. The women have no regrets after making history in the process of there season.The cavaliers nabbed a second consecutive Colonial States Athletic

Conference Championship while posting another season with 24 wins, not only did the lady cavs win a second consecutive CSAC title, the cavs also tallied there first NCAA tournament win over Moravian College. “It was a great season. We had a lot of different goals set out and we accomplished almost all of them,” forward Annie Rivituso said when asked about the season. “We went undefeated at

home, won the CSAC and made history by being the first women’s basketball team to get an NCAA tourney win. When you put it all together it was one hell of a season and something for us all to be proud of,” Rivituso said. Blue and White finished the season off (24-5, 15-1 CSAC), the cavaliers also finished with the 14th ranked defense in the nation. This lady cavs team has left there mark in Cabrini College history. The Cavaliers lose four seniors to graduation guard Maggie McElroy, forward Annie Rivituso, forward Colleen Stewart who was the CSAC championship game MVP and the cavaliers also lose CSAC player of the year Brittany Sandone. These four players have each left there mark on the program and have helped the program get to where it is today. “It’s amazing. I never thought I would be apart of such incredible feats. I can say, along with my teammates, that we made history and we did something no one else has done we have set the bar for future generations,” Rivituso said when asked about how her and the rest of the seniors felt

about leaving their mark on Cabrini’s program. “Many teams don’t even get to dream about the things my teammates and myself have accomplished. So what we didn’t win the national championship, we mad history and left a legacy that will be remembered for decades to come. I couldn’t imagine a better way to leave as a senior.” The Cavaliers finished of the regular season with a 12 game

winning streak before heading into the conference tournament. The Cavaliers hosted both the semi-final and championship game of the CSAC playoffs. Blue and White defeated the Immaculata University Mighty Macs 88-59 on March 1. With the win the Blue and White earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament which made this READ MORE ONLINE AT THELOQUITUR.COM


No. 22 Brittany Sandone had 13 points, seven rebounds and one steal in her final career game with Cabrini




History made as swimming competes in ECACs BY CHRISTOPHER RYAN Asst. Sports Editor

“I was literally breathless,” said senior Courtney Good as her and three other Cabrini Swimmers stepped foot onto the Naval Academy pool deck to compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC’s). Up against Division l schools such as Navy, Harvard, Columbia, Bucknell and many more the relay squad of freshmen Christina Melchiorre, junior Morgan Griffith and seniors Bre Smith and Courtney Good placed 8th in the 200 yard freestyle relay finals with a time if 1:44.32. “Swimming against Dl schools was difficult,” Griffith said. “But competing against those teams pushed us to swim faster than we ever had.” Griffith and Melchiorre competed in the 50 yard freestyle where Griffith placed 25th with a 25.30, just 0.32 seconds ahead

of Melchiorre’s 26th place. “I was incredibly impressed with how the girls carried themselves at the meet,” head coach Cindy Ikeler said. “To compete against Division I athletes and hold your own is a true accomplishment.” On Saturday Griffith made her second appearance, Placing 33rd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.66. Making her return to the pool on Sunday Melchiorre swam in the 100 yard freestyle, placing 36th with a time of 55.60. After the 3 days of competition the ECAC’s came to a close and Cabrini placed 17th out 21 teams. “This was a great way to send off two seniors, Courtney and Bre, and a great experience for two returners, Christina and Morgan,” said head coach Ikeler. “These four girls have set the bar high for next season as far as getting more qualifiers to the ECAC meet.” CER86@CABRINI.EDU


(Pictured from left to right) Bre Smith, Christina Melchiorre, Cindy Ikeler, Morgan Griffith and Cortney Good


Freshman Christina Melchiorre looking to dive in the pool.

Cabrini Swimming Finishes:

Cabrini Swimming Finishes:













Stats and Standings Men’s Lacrosse

Women’s Lacrosse



Cabrini College 4-0 (0-0 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy University 1-2 (0-0 CSAC) Neumann University 1-2 (0-0 CSAC) Rosemont College 0-3 (0-0 CSAC) Immaculata University 0-3 (0-0 CSAC) Marywood University 2-3 (0-0 CSAC) Centenary College 1-1 (0-0 CSAC)

Cabrini College 0-2 (0-0 CSAC) Neumann University 1-1 (0-0 CSAC) Immaculata University 2-0 (0-0 CSAC) Marywood University 0-4 (0-0 CSAC) Gwynedd-Mercy University 1-2 (0-0 CSAC) Rosemont College 1-1 (0-0 CSAC) Centenary College 0-3 (0-0 CSAC) Cedar Crest College 0-0 (0-0 CSAC) Notre Dame of Maryland 0-0 (0-2 CSAC)



Corey Elmer - 13 Tyler Johnston - 13 Damian Sobieski - 11


Corey Elmer - 9 Tyler Johnston - 6



Lacie Doubet - 6 Sasha Wozniak - 5 Melissa Scanzano - 4


Melissa Scanzano - 3 Bree Thompson - 3


Corey Elmer - 22 Tyler Johnston - 19

Melissa Scanzano - 7 Lacie Doubet - 6



Hank Alschuler - 41

Janel Folkomer - 18



Hank Alschuler - 8.24

Janel Folkomer - 16.5

Men’s basketball season comes to an end in the NCAA tournament

Cavalier Calendar

Thursday, March 13 NO GAMES

Friday, March 14 NO GAMES



Monday, March 17 NO GAMES


Wednesday, March 19 NO GAMES



No. 11 Vinny Walls had 21 points, three rebounds and one asisst in Cabrini’s loss to Richard Stockton College

No. 2 Aaron Walton-Moss recorded 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in Cabrini’s loss to Richard Stockton College

BY KEVIN DURSO Sports Editor

“We played enough good teams all year. We’ve gone out and tried to play some people. You play in our league you’re not going to be intimidated because you’re going to get beat. You can’t back down.” The two teams again went shot for shot through the first 13 minutes of the second half. With seven minutes remaining, the Ospreys went on an

No. 22 Richard Stockton proved to be too much for the Cavaliers as they advanced to the Sweet 16 with an 85-76 win at Nerney Field House on Saturday, March 8. “It’s certainly not the way you draw this up,” head coach Marcus Kahn said. “But that’s life. There’s a lot of stuff you draw up that doesn’t happen.” Stockton scored the first six points of the game before Cabrini responded back with the teams trading points. The Cavaliers finally tied the game on a three-pointer by Brent Mahoney with 9:06 left in the first half. Cabrini would take its first lead of the game with 5:08 left in the first as Vinny Walls drove in for a lay-up. Cabrini would extend the lead to five on a three by Brennan McCann moments later. That would be Cabrini’s largest lead of the night. Stockton tied the game less than a minute later, getting a lay-up from Nnamdi Usuwa and a three from Josh Blamon. The teams traded identical baskets in the final three minutes of the half to go into the break tied at 41. While Cabrini led in most of the major categories, they struggled with turnovers – committing 10 in

the first half – and offensive rebounds, allowing seven. “I think those are the two things,” Kahn said. “Take care of the ball and rebound the ball. If we do those, we’ll be all right. I’m not taking a bit away from them. That’s to their credit. We knew what was coming, we knew how they could beat us and they did it.” Again in the second half,

“Losing is disappointing, but it takes nothing away from the program.” MARCUS KAHN

Stockton dictated the tempo and controlled the shooting. Cabrini shot just 40 percent in the half while Stockton was 14-for-21 from the floor. Blamon posted a game-high 31 points and added nine rebounds, also a team-high. “That’s basketball. It happens,” Aaron Walton-Moss said. “You shoot your low sometimes and I don’t think this was our low but it wasn’t very good. They don’t always fall. Sometimes you have to get buckets another way.” “It’s a different day and we aren’t them,” Matthews said.


No. 21 Fran Rafferty had seven points, three rebounds and an assists in his final game as a Cavalier

11-4 run over the next three minutes to extend their lead to seven. Cabrini got the lead down to five but failed to do much more as time simply ran out. With numerous free-threw attempts, Stockton was able to finish off the nine-point win. “I think they out-muscled us as a whole,” Walton-Moss said, “We’ve got to just start getting physical and boxing out and can’t let people walk in. I think they were more athletic than us. We’ve got to get in there and get gritty just like they were.”

“I think they are different than teams we’ve faced this year,” Kahn said. “I say that because we’ve played very good defensive teams and won. They are a very good defensive team and we lost. I don’t know that we’ve played a team like them yet.” Walton-Moss led the Cavaliers with 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. His 25 points helped set a new single-season record for points in a season in program history. The loss, the Cavaliers second of the season, also marked the end of the careers of starters Fran Rafferty and Jon Miller. Rafferty finished with seven points, three rebounds and one assist. Miller had six points and four rebounds. “I’m really at a loss for words,” Rafferty said. “It’s not exactly what I expected coming into the postseason this year. I wasn’t expecting to go out like this.” For the rest of the Cavaliers, a season that started so successfully ends rather disappointingly. Despite that, Kahn praised the senior class and the recent success of the program. “Losing is disappointing, but it takes nothing away from the program,” Kahn said.



No. 4 Brennan McCann had nine points and a rebound in Cabrini’s loss to Richard Stockton College

March 13, 2014 issue 20 Loquitur  

2013-14 issue 20 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 March 13, 2014

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