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BY ANNA LAQUINTANO AND MARISSA ROBERTO Lifestyles Editors This semester some students had more than school work and extracurriculars to stress about. Over the past few weeks there have been several reports of car vandalisms on Residential Boulevard, most of which were back windshields getting smashed into. Although many reports have been filed, all have yet to be solved. Sophomore Gabrielle Case was the first victim. Her car was parked and found vandalized in a parking spot outside of House 4. I was in Target with my dad in New Jersey and my friend MaryKate called me and said, ‘Gab, did you see the Facebook post?’ and I was like, ‘No hold on’ and she was like, ‘Yeah that’s your car. I’m at the scene with public safety I’ll take care of it ‘til you get back,” Case said. When Case arrived at the scene she could not believe that her car was destroyed. “My car had a rock thrown in it, it was completely shattered. The whole back window was gone,” Case said. “It was the entire back window, like I could crawl through the window into my car. Someone literally came up to it and beat it with the rock and then threw the rock through the back window and hit the steering wheel and went in the front seat. Nothing was stolen. I had stuff scattered in the backseat and it was all left how it was.” A couple of weeks following Case’s incident, another

The first victim’s car was vandalized outside of House 4.


student’s car was vandalized in the same exact parking spot outside of House 4. Junior Emily Smull was walking to the cafeteria when one of her friends called and said that there was a rock through her back windshield. “I came around the corner by House 5 and all you saw was glass shattered. As I got closer, there were two giant holes on the right side of my windshield and glass was falling through,” Smull said. “My car was actually unlocked and my purse was in the front seat and they didn’t touch it. My softball equipment was in the backseat and they didn’t touch it, so nothing was stolen.” Junior Danielle Pasqua became the next victim when her car window was smashed in the Cabrini Apartment Complex side parking lot. “It looked like somebody smashed my car window in with possibly their hands because there was blood all over the place, glass all in and around my car,” Pasqua said. “First thing I did was call public safety. The two male Public Safety officers who came and helped me were extremely helpful, I told them at first I didn’t want to file a police report but then eventually changed my mind and called public safety back.” Sophomore Rebecca Tompkins, had parked her car in the East parking lot overnight for work purposes and woke up the next morning to find it damaged. “When I got to my car there was a Public Safety officer and three girls huddled around the car next to me because someone broke that cars window. So, I happened to glance at my drivers side door and it was kicked in leaving a boot indent,” Tompkins said. “I filed a report with public safety and also the police.” The fifth victim, Briana McGuire, was not able to be reached. Public Safety has responded to each of these incidents on campus. In a forum on Nov. 16 hosted by Joseph Fusco, director of Public Safety, and Stephen Nardy, assistant director of Public Safety, the issue of car PHOTO BY GABRIELLE CASE vandalisms on campus was addressed. This forum was opened to the whole

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Victim 3’s driver side window was smashed in. Cabrini community in hopes to answer any and all questions students had about this issue. Public Safety is also working closely with Radnor Police on this. They are currently doing regular drive throughs and spot checks on campus. Their presence on campus has been more prominent this semester. Unless the Radnor Police Department has reason or sees someone in the act, they are not stopping anybody on campus. For every car that was vandalized, a report to Radnor PD has been filed. With Case’s situation, public safety officer Andrea Mack was the first one on the scene. Mack gave the option to Case to file a report with the Radnor PD. She stayed with Case and her family until Radnor Police showed up and she even helped clean out the car and surrounding area that was filled the glass. “Mrs. Mack was great,” Case said. “She was really great and helpful with that.” Since the day of the incident, Public Safety has not followed up with her. Pasqua filed a report with Public Safety but quickly became frustrated when she found out there was nothing that could be done. “This wasn’t the first incident that happened which made me more frustrated because they said they were doing more patrols and rounds but if they were actually doing their job they would’ve passed my car and clearly seen what happened but i wasn’t notified.” Pasqua said. Tompkin felt that public safety was no help with her situation and even though she filed a police report, her case was not that important. When Smull got to the parking space where she left her car, Public Safety was already there. “They were on the phone trying to find my number to call me when I had walked around the corner,” Smull said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3




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A pair of shoes: The dangerous journey of unaccompanied minors Shoes. A single pair of shoes. A single pair of shoes survived a journey of over 2,000 miles. 2,000 miles of scorching hot days and bitter cold nights. Days and nights that never seem to end. That go on and on and on. 2,000 miles of grassy paths and muddy trails. Of rocky streets and never ending railroad tracks. 2,000 miles of shoelaces lost. Of soles worn in. Of deep holes forming by the toes. Of stones being lodged in uncomfortable places. 2,000 miles of protecting what little money was left. Of being the hiding place that no one found. 2,000 miles away from family and friends. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906. 2,000 miles away from povAmericans see them as individuals who traveling to the United States trying to find erty. From violence. From worry and fear. are, “invading our country,” and, “doing economic opportunities is what is best for 2,000 miles of leaving footprints behind. harm,” and, “taking away our jobs.” them. These children are also growing up in One after the other. Why are we so quick to judge? So quick areas that have an overwhelming amount of 2,000 miles of a dangerous journey any to point fingers and call people names? So gang and violent activity. pair of shoes could ever embark on. On a They feel threatened to walk alone on the quick to make assumptions that are not journey they have chosen. even true? streets. Scared their families will be the next 2,000 miles of being that lucky pair of These children are suffering. They are betargets. Scared they will be the next gang shoes. ing forced to grow up and provide for their recruit or rape victim. Scared they may be But not every pair of shoes is lucky. families. To find safety if that means leaving the next one dead. So, they make one of the With the reports up until the end of everything they love. Even if that means October 2016, the Department of Homeland hardest decisions of their young lives and wearing only one pair of shoes. decide to flee. Security found that 59,692 unaccompanied We Americans need to be educated on It was estimated that well-over 75,000 minors left their homes of Honduras, El Salwhy these children are fleeing. We need to vador and Guatemala to travel to the United minors would be making the journey to the not be ignorant anymore and try to help find United States this year alone. States, only to be caught at the border. They a solution to this mass increase of undocuOnly approximately 60,000 were caught were children traveling alone. mented minors. by the United States border patrol so far this 59,692 pairs of shoes put under lock and With the election being over, and the new year. key. president-elect opposing open borders, it What about the other tens of thousands The children leaving their homes can be is a difficult time ahead for these children. of unaccompanied minors out there? Lost as young as four. A difficult time for their stories to be heard and alone. Walking. Running. Hiding. A four-year-old. A child who can barely Protecting themselves. Taking a risk that not throughout the government. form understandable sentences. Who does We Americans can help them. We can many their age would have the courage to not really know the world they are a part of. be their voice when they are not present. do. A four-year-old child walking thousands We can share their stories. Share their What about the other unlucky shoes? of miles away from their families. Away from nightmares. Share their worries. Share their Many of the journeys may have ended their childhood. thoughts for the future. short but some may be continuing strongly A four-year-old child who may not know How many more shoes need to be locked today. how to tie their shoes. away or lost forever before their story is Many Americans are unaware of the Where these children are growing up, heard? conditions these children face each day, there is an immense amount of poverty. not only in their home country but on the They feel they need to help provide for their journey they take to seek safety. families and come to the conclusion that

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call me when I had walked around the corner,” Smull said. “[Public Safety] asked me when I got there what I wanted to do and I said, ‘Call radnor police right away.’ So, Radnor Police got called and they wrote up an incident report [for] vandalization.” Smull did not let the incident be forgotten with Public Safety. She met with Fusco, where she proceeded to ask what could be done about her car. Fusco responded with a statement saying they can not pay for the damage. Also, since there are no cameras outside of the houses, they said there is not much they can do unless someone is caught in the act. This has raised a number of questions about lack of cameras and security around campus, especially on Residential Blvd. Public Safety said there have already been discussions about this topic. So far they have met with three different companies for estimates about camera pricing along Residential Blvd. Dr. George Stroud, dean of students, had also asked Public Safety to increase their rounds and personnel on campus. “There are more people who are walking throughout that area now looking and being alert, not just for the vandalism of the cars but just for being more alert of what is going on,” Stroud said. “Another thing that we are looking for now is the possibility of more cameras throughout campus. Most of the cameras we have right now are inside of buildings, really monitoring doors and the people entering and exiting buildings throughout campuses and some hallways and stairwells, which is great but now we may need to look at how we better monitor the outside parking lots and so on and so forth via cameras.” So far, the addition of cameras to Residential Blvd. is only in the discussion phase and Public Safety confirmed in their forum that the cameras definitely will not happen overnight. This will continue to be discussed and priced. “They are definitely working their hardest to try to get cameras on campus,” PHOTO BY EMILY SMULL Kiley Sharp, a senior member The back windshield of victim 2 was smashed in of Cabrini’s outside of House 4.



Student Government Association, said. “They are also putting lights on all of their vehicles now, so whenever they do rounds at night, they are making their presence more known.” Sharp is one of the members of the parking committee on the student government, which recently initiated a change in the parking setup along Residential Blvd. that began this fall. “It [the car vandalisms] is nothing that has to do with parking, but we are still trying to take initiative and do something about it,” Sharp said. “I don’t think there is any way we could really know until someone confesses and says why they did it, but I don’t think there is any direct correlation between the two [parking changes and vandalism], it is just kind of a coincidence.” The five students were already mad about their cars being destroyed but on top of that they also had to pay for all the repairs out of their pockets. “I was just upset about having to pay for it as well, was my big issue,” Case said. Though Case was not thrilled about paying, she was happy that her repairs took less than a day. Pasqua felt that the school should help pay for the damage of her car. “I had to pay $250 for a new driver’s side window, which was extremely frustrating considering it happened on Cabrini’s campus. They should be liable and I’m a broke college student,” Pasqua said. In Tompkins’ case, she does not even have the money currently to fix the dent in her car. “I do have to pay for [the damage] unless they catch the person,” Tompkins said. “I can’t get it fixed until I have the money. It’s so frustrating because now that it’s happened I’ve been really careful and I watch and look around my car when I go to it to see if it has been damaged anymore.” Smull called a repair service right away to get her car fixed. “[My car is] fine. I got it fixed. I called Safelight and they came the next Tuesday,” Smull said. Smull did not leave the issue alone. She later emailed Stroud and Cabrini’s president, Dr. Donald Taylor, to set up a meeting to see if there is anything that could be done with her car, as well as preventing any future issues. “I got an email from Dr. Taylor and he was very concerned. He apologized and stuff like that. I got an email back from Dr. Stroud later that week that asked me if i could come in and meet with him,” Smull said. Stroud is working closely with the board and Public Safety to make sure these incidents are prevented and heightening the security around campus. “There is no place for this,” Stroud said. “We are just as disgusted, just as upset as the people who were victimized by this. We are working to try to have it stopped.”



Trump’s election victory sparks protests and riots BY CORALINE PETTINE Staff Writer With only 58 percent of citizens eligible to vote in this election, and less than half actually selecting Donald Trump, many are disappointed and upset by the results. Enraged citizens are protesting Donald Trump’s election victory across the country. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.2 million votes, but Trump won the electoral college, making him the president-elect. Still, Trump only won 19.5 percent of the nation’s votes. A large portion of Americans did not choose Trump to be president. Cabrini student Donovan Szczukowski did not want either main-party nominee to win, so he chose neither. Szczukowski said, “I didn’t vote because I believe in my right to not choose between two candidates I don’t like.” Although he did not want Trump to be his president, Szczukowski is not objecting to his presidency. “Honestly, things are going to happen that are probably going to suck,” he said. “And things are going to happen that will be alright.” An estimated more than 80 percent of the American population did not vote for Trump’s presidency, many of those Americans passionately against and infuriated by his victory. Those outraged by the results have resorted to flag and effigy burning, peaceful protests, public statements and hectic riots. Jerome Gaines, graduate education major, voted for Trump and is looking forward to the change this different candidate will bring, but understands why others are frightened and taking to the streets in protest. “He has said lot of negative things,” Gaines said. “A lot of people don’t feel like he’s experienced enough to be the president of the America they support. A lot of people feel that he’s racist and that he would bring the country backwards with that regard. And a lot of homosexuals— they have a gained a measure of acceptance more than ever before and they may feel threatened by Donald Trump.” Sophomore digital communication and social media major Re-

becca Tompkins, who is indifferent in regards to the election results, supports the protestors and what they believe in, but wishes they would go about sending their message another way. Tompkins said, “I don’t agree with GRAPHIC BY CORALINE PETTINE them. I agree with what U.S. Election Project estimates how America parthey’re trying ticipated in the election. to do, but I don’t agree with how they’re going about it.” She added that there are other ways to object to Trump that do not involve condemning America’s foundation, saying, “You can protest without turning violent and disrespecting the country.” Szczukowski agreed that the protests were unjust and unnecessary. Szczukowski said, “the problem lies in teachers and parents. They taught this generation that they have more authority and they don’t realize people did vote for him and he won. That doesn’t give them the right to have riots.”


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From one garden to another: Communication professor to retire after 34 years at Cabrini BY CECELIA HECKMAN AND JOHN WILLIAMS Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

dents partnered with graduate students at the American University in Cairo to report on the real-time development and causes of the revolution in Egypt, “Serving Food Solutions,” which won the Silver Davey Award in the At the end of the fall 2016 semester, the Cabrini category of Social Responsibility Media from the AcadUniversity communication department will be taking a emy of Interactive and Visual Arts, and “The Children big hit as associate professor Cathy Yungmann has anas Witness Project,” which was a key component in the nounced her retirement from the program. launch of Cabrini’s national work on domestic violence. Yungmann, who has taught at Cabrini for 34 years, “The Children as Witness Project” was the biggest of has been recognized for her efforts nationally over her them all, according to Zurek. tenure at the college-turned-university. Among her top “This has been shown at the White House to the achievements at Cabrini, Yungmann has received both domestic violence coordinator for the president. So this the Lindback Award for Teaching and the Rose and Ray website helps train teachers, school teachers around Green Faculty Scholars Award, as well as the Association the country how to spot kids who have been affected by for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications domestic violence,” Zurek said. “So that’s how significant Teaching with Technology award, which is her favorite of it’s being used all over the country. Just the incredible them all. reporting that our students do to bring these issues to “I’ll miss the students the most and my fellow faculty fruition.” members who, after decades and decades you get really While Yungmann will be calling it a career with her really close to the people that you work with. You have to EMILY ROWAN / PHOTO EDITOR video production and LOQation news classes, among like the people that you work with or you wouldn’t stay others, the school does hope to keep her on in some for decades,” Yungmann, whose retirement will go into Cathy Yungmann will retire from Cabrini after 34 years of capacity to work with honors convergence. “I want her to teaching. effect on Jan. 2, 2017, said. “It’s very exciting and very inkeep doing this as long as she would like to,” Zurek said. tellectually stimulating to deal with students all the time. tence, so it’s just like we are too old. I think it’s interesting “She is just such an incredible asset to the department [The students] are great, [they] are always challenging us in that in those 34 years that we have never really fundaand the college.” and pushing us and that’s what I’ll miss.” mentally disagreed. We have never fought, we have pretty As well as becoming really close with a lot of her stuIt is known throughout the department that Yungmuch seen eye to eye in communication, in social justice, dents over her 34-year tenure at Cabrini, Yungmann has mann loved her students more than they could even made a lot of lifelong memories with other fac- in how Cabrini University should be run,” Zurek said. When asked about what she will be doing during her ulty members over the years. “We’ve traveled retirement, Yungmann noted that she would be baking together many times,” Zurek said about he and cookies and volunteering in her community, which she his ”work wife” as he likes to call her. “We went already does as well. She is very active in the election to Kenya for two weeks to a conference about process in her community of Haverford Township. Yungtechnology in developing countries. I rememmann is the president of the League of Women Voters for ber, I can picture her trying to feed giraffes and her township. She runs the debates there for each elechow scared she was to feed the giraffes. I also tion. This past election was her 94th, and she even wrote remember an elephant picking up mud and an article about it. throwing it at me and she wiped the mud off One other thing that she will be doing is a whole lot of my face! So those were kind of unusual,” he gardening. said with a laugh. Zurek also mentioned how he will miss hearing Yungmann’s iconic laugh everyday. “I’ve been at Cabrini 15 years and Cathy is one of the first faculty members that I met when I was here,” Dr. Mary Van Brunt, dean of the School of Business, Arts and Media, said. CECELIA HECKMAN / EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “I think we were actually at another faculty member’s Christmas party and she sat next to Yungmann and her fellow communication department faculty me at the piano and just started talking to me have always been a close group. because she’s so welcoming and everything. And then we spent a lot of time traveling. We were part realize. “Cathy Yungmann was my professor first. I had PHOTO BY CATHY YUNGMANN of the faculty mission academy together, so we had a lot her when I was a student here in 2005 to 2009, and then she became like a mentor after I graduated and now she’s of late night talks in New Orleans and different mission Yungmann’s love for gardening will be one of her focusa colleague, so we have hit all realms of friendship,” Jillian events that we went to overnight.” es once her retirement begins. “Annually we go on a trip up to New York City that the Smith, manager of student media operations at Cabrini, college sponsors,” Dr. Kathleen McKinley, professor of said. CECELIAHECKMAN@GMAIL.COM sociology and chair of the department of sociology and Yungmann spent 10 years in the professional broadcriminology, said. “[The] fine arts department has taken casting industry before she came to Cabrini. She left the JAWILLIAMS1224@GMAIL.COM us to New York in a bus, and we have the field that she loved when her first child was born. “You day together. So when I think of Cathy couldn’t work 24 hours a day, seven days a week like we’re always sitting together on a bus. And broadcasting required and be a mom,” Yungmann said. last time she just made fun of me because As they say though, when one door closes, another I brought my blue books along with me one opens. and she said, ‘Are you kidding? You’ll And that is what happened. After she quit her broadcasting job, her old production never get them done.’ And I know because we’re chatting the whole time.” manager got a call from none other than Dr. Jerry Zurek, “All the big issues of the world have Cabrini’s current chair of communication, who asked been brought to Cabrini through her him if he knew anyone who would want to teach since wonderful work and she gets you guys inthere was a position open. volved and gets you doing it and gives you And the rest, as they say, was history. the skills to help bring it to other people, “I think not too many people understand how highly which what can be better than that? We respected she is nationally with regard to these major love her. I love her,” McKinley said. senior projects she has done for over 10 years,” Zurek When asked what the plan for the said. “When she goes to national conventions, people communication department will be seek her out for advice about how they could do that, so going forward, Zurek quoted his stushe has always taken the lead with regard to multimedia dent-turned-colleague Smith, “As Jill said, storytelling.” whenever anybody asks me a question, Cabrini’s senior honors convergence classes have my first response is let me talk to Cathy been nationally recognized multiple times since Yungabout it first. We’ve worked together since mann began teaching the course in 2004. Honors senior like 1983 so 33 or 34 years now, so now I’ll convergence is a year-long course where the seniors think of something and she will text me create and develop their own website based on a major PHOTO BY CATHY YUNGMANN with the same thought that was just in my social justice issue under the guidance of Yungmann. head or vise versa. Or I’ll be talking and I’ll Throughout her time at Cabrini, Yungmann would always sneak picThree of the most accomplished projects through this start a sentence and she will finish my sen- tures of her students to be funny memories later. class were “The Arab Awakening,” in which Cabrini stu-

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Male birth control: Study changes male contraceptions BY EMMA RODNER-TIMS Staff Writer

University, said. Due to side-effects, 20 men dropped out of the study, which caused an external panel to stop the study. However, this did not Millions of men and women battle unprevent the further study of sperm recovery planned pregnancies every single day, doing and other analysis of the portion completion. their best to avoid the “child milestone” years The men were then steered into the recovery before they are ready to cross it. phase. From pills to IUDs, there are a number of Those men were cited as saying the effects options that couples can utilize. However, were too much for them to continue. Of the those options are catered to a woman’s use, 20 men, six reported changes in their mood, not a man’s. another six cited one-effect of the drug (acne, In the area of contraceptives, a majority pain or panic at first injection, palpitations, of products and medications have been dehypertension, change in libido, and erectile veloped for women, making it their respondysfunction), and eight men said they experisibility. enced more than one side-effect. “For so long the responsibility has fallen Cabrini University sophomore Chris on women shows that it’s a women’s issue. Brady said, “I think there’s going to be It’s part of women’s rights that we shouldn’t HUNTLH / PIXABAY side-effects either way and you can’t expect have to do it all. This should be a shared to put something foreign in your body and responsibility,” Anne Coleman, associate Scientists are developing a form of contraception for males that is similar to the except it not to affect you at all. So, people professor of life and physical sciences at one for females. will have to deal with side-effects either way, Cabrini University, said. but the side-effects that the 20 people experienced in Screening included ensuring that the males and their When it comes to male contraception, strictly used the study may have been – I’m not sure if they were too female partners did not have any known fertility issues. by men, there is little to be found. Currently, the most severe, but I just think it’s too soon to push this injection Both were also tested for normal reproductive states. The profound resources, really the only resources, include to the market. They have a lot more work to do.” condoms, pulling out, and sterilization (vasectomy). But, partners agreed to not only maintaining their monogaWhat was found? Overall, the experiment was found to those four methods are at the ends of either extreme. Two mous relationship, but to the regularity of sexual interbe successful. course at least two times a week. are extremely temporary, and one is extremely perma1.57 out of every 100 users experienced a pregnancy. Injections began in the suppression stage, where nent and irreversible. The success rate was 96 percent among the users. the men were injected every eight weeks for 26 weeks. Within this study, the goal of the contraceptive is very Throughout the suppression phase, an additionHow does it work? comparable to that of female oral contraceptives, when al-non-hormonal contraception was to be used in conA recent study released by The Journal of Clinical Enit is considering the prevention of pregnancy and the currence with the injections. docrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) explored the possible temporary prevention of sperm production. The study’s efficacy phase truly tested the injection’s effectiveness and side-effects of a hormonal-injectable 87.9 percent of the male participants said they would ability to avoid pregnancy. For, throughout this stage, the contraception for men. use this method of contraception if it were available, and only contraception that was to be used were the injecThe goal of this study was to exponentially decrease, 87.5 percent of the female partners also communicated tions. going one step further, to successfully eliminate, the prothe same feedback. After the completion of the suppression phase, the duction of sperm, while subject to the injections. All in ef“I only started hearing about the topic of male birth recovery phase was entered. This stage stopped the fort to develop a contraction for men in order to prevent control recently. From it practically being unheard of a injections and monitored the level of sperm found in the unplanned pregnancies. couple years, heck months ago, to where they are now, semen of the male participants, until it returned to their This study evaluated 320 18 to 45-year-old male parI think the advancements and the topic of this will grow normal levels. Substitutional contraception was encourticipants and their monogamous relationship with 18 to by the day,” freshman secondary education and English aged. The suppression stage measured, or ensured, the 38-year-old female partners. Those studied were found major Alex Del Giudice said. “The side effects pale in reversibility of the injections. across 10 study centers throughout the world. comparison to the probability of a pregnancy, so I don’t The study was conducted in separate phases, a screenhave a problem with the side effects.” Side-Effects ing phase (up to eight weeks), a suppression phase (up “It’s interesting to watch the development of this to 26 weeks), an efficacy phase (up to 56 weeks) and a rescience and this debate because the discovery of side-efcovery phase (up to 52 weeks). Essentially, the male parfects has caused a lot of consternation among people, ticipants were administered injections every eight weeks. particularly among males who say we don’t want a form Sperm count in ejaculate is lowered, nearly eliminated, ERODNERTIMS77@GMAIL.COM of birth control that would cause really bad side effects,” through the “co-administered” injections of progestogen Paul Wright, associate professor of English at Cabrini and testosterone.

Academic honesty policy ensures authentic work is produced BY HOPE DALUISIO Staff Writer Cabrini’s Academic Honesty Policy is in place, “to encourage a dynamic, open and honest intellectual climate based on the personal and academic integrity of all members.” It is a policy to ensure that the Cabrini community produces honest and authentic work. It is expected that faculty, students and administration accept this responsibility to uphold for themselves to not plagiarize. “Academic integrity is a central pillar of ethical behavior, which is at the center of Cabrini’s values and expected behaviors. Simply put, it is the right thing to do,” newest Academic Honesty Board member Todd Matthews said. “Thus it is really important that students understand that there is an honesty policy and that there are also clearly defined guidelines for what constitutes violation of that policy.” The Academic Honesty Board consists of faculty members chosen by the Faculty Assembly and undergraduate students selected by the Student Government Association. Their responsibilities are to, “uphold and protect the academic integrity of the Cabrini University community,” and, “to hear and decide all student appeals of academic dishonesty charges.” “Everyone on the board plays a major role in deciding the outcome of the student’s punishment,” Ashley Torres, a sophomore Academic Honesty Board member, said.

“Whether it being the student fails or has to withdraw the class or simply receiving a zero for that assignment.” Violating the Academic Honesty Policy includes cheating, plagiarism, information falsification or fabrication, theft or destruction of intellectual property and facilitation of academic dishonesty. Penalties for these actions vary in severity but is ultimately determined by the Academic Honesty Board. They will meet with the offending student or faculty member and go over their case then. “Consequences vary depending HOPE DALUISIO / STAFF WRITER on the number of times a student has committed an infraction and Students can access the Academic Honesty Policy on also on the severity of the infraction,” lege career and to open their eyes of what is considered Matthews said. “This can range from having to redo an plagiarism,” Torres said. assignment to being suspended or dismissed from the This policy is often included in many syllabi along university, though I think many cases end with a failing with the professor’s explanation on the subject. It is grade on the particular assignment where the infraction important for student to be aware of this policy before occurred.” starting their work for the semester. The guidelines for Cabrini’s Academic Honesty Policy “Some students might not believe what they are doing include honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibiliis plagiarism until they end up in a meeting with the ty. As the Cabrini community, “our goal is the ‘education board,” Torres said. of the heart’ and the search for truth.” “It is important to know Cabrini’s Academic Honesty Policy so that students are aware of how much one decision can affect their colHEDALUISIO@GMAIL.COM



THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016

The damage of societal expectations


Unrealistic societal expectations can have very negative impacts on one’s body image. BY LAUREN STOHLER Staff Writer

No matter how many days I swam during the summer, played soccer in the fall, participated in softball in the spring and figure skated all year, I always had some baby fat during my adolescence that clung to my midsection. I was never the smallest girl in the room and it never seemed to matter to me before I got to middle school. The relentless bullying and cyber-attacks spread like a raging wildfire, and I was in a position where I was more in tune with ‘what was wrong with me’ than ever, and left answerless as to why my body was such a problem. Through the first half of high school, I made sure that my natural thickness was seen as curves and not fat. Not only was I exercising at an unhealthy and crazed rate along with doing two sports, I was only eating a solitary apple at lunch each day. I squeezed myself into the smallest clothing and held my breath way too often just to avoid the notion that I was taking up too much space. I knew I was not the only one dealing with the feelings of inadequacy and bodily fixation, but no one else was talking about it, so neither did I. Within my junior year, I had cracked. Gaining 80 pounds at an alarmingly fast rate, I was going through one of the most challenging and heart-wrenching series of events my life had experienced, and my body could not handle the stress along with my diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In the midst of an ugly and emotionally damaging court case that centered around sexual abuse that happened to me from early adolescence to the start of my teenage years, not only was I battling against family members, but I was spending countless hours in counseling to repair the uncovered destruction from years of being molested and sexually, emotionally and verbally attacked. Yet, bullies and relentlessly evil remarks never cease when a body’s appearance does not match society’s strict and unwavering mold, despite the personal battles that everyone is subjected to going through. Inevitably, high school ended and I came to Cabrini, where I was not subjected to body shame and physical judgment—just the personal pressure of not achieving success and constantly looking outward to see how I was not meeting society and the media’s expectations of what I was supposed to look like. The summer going into my sophomore year of college, I decided to lose the weight I had gained once and for all. Regardless of anything else, I did not want to feel so incredibly cast out from society and I was so fed up with feeling as though I was held back by my weight. Little did I know at the time, it was shame holding me back—not my weight. I ended up losing about 110 pounds over the course of a year and a few months, but I felt as though my body still did not meet the standards that society makes.

Sure, good for me, I lost all of this weight, but that left me with excess skin, which was not seen as progress, but instead as something that needed to be flattened, to be fixed. Olenka Hladky, a freshman psychology major, knows all too well what it is like to feel the pressures from outside sources honing in on her body image. Since second grade Hladky has been battling with anorexia, an eating disorder where one constricts themselves from the intake of food. “I would look at the girls in magazines and then I would turn back and look at my own self,” Hladky said. “And then I got sick with mononucleosis and wasn’t eating much. I lost a fair amount of weight because of the illness, and my mind put two and two together, and the amount of food I would eat slowly decreased over time to the point that I was 75 pounds at 12 years old.” In seventh grade, Hladky was officially diagnosed with anorexia and spent some time at a hospital in Colorado. While away, she and the other girls in the program were prohibited from having cell phones, internet access, magazines and any other products that could offset their treatment. “The media and the pictures painted by society just added fuel to the fire,” Hladky said. “We (those suffering from an eating disorder) would measure our progress and success by comparing ourselves to thin models. I would walk into a store when I was a healthy weight in recovery and would be devastated that I wouldn’t fit into a size 00. You know that picture of the thin girl in the mirror who sees herself as larger? That’s a very accurate depiction of how it was like for me, just a bit dramatized.” Those who suffer from eating disorders toil for the remainder of their lives to work through and cope with triggers that present themselves in their everyday environments. “I go home about every two weeks to see my counselor,” Hladky said. “And I still have my off days where I have the lowest self-esteem and don’t feel like eating, but I have my little support system of friends here, so I’m doing well, but it is something I know I will always have to combat.” Sophomore history major, Joe Berardi, had been bullied all of his life about his weight because he did not look like others his age. “I think it really took a toll on my life because I started hating myself,” Berardi said. “I think that’s why I became so hard on myself and so judgmental of myself, because I was so scrutinized by others and the way our society is. I felt like if others were saying it so much, it must be true. Society has those perceptions of what is right and wrong and what is good and bad, and I just don’t meet those standards.” Berardi, who was even told by his peers as a child that he was going to die before the age of 35 from a heart attack, knows that it is imperative to overcome the obstacles and change society’s harsh perceptions that are so focused on in today’s world. “On Halloween kids

would throw candy at me,” Berardi said. “Feeling as if nobody loved me because I was fat and ugly was probably the hardest thing for me, thinking that I would never truly be loved because I am this way.” Berardi, who found a positive and nonjudgmental home within Cabrini’s community after graduating high school, believes that the media is to blame for the driving force behind the way certain body shapes are seen in daily life because of all the beautiful people shown on the television screen and in advertisements. “The media takes the thinner people and makes them the norm and says that this is what we are supposed to look like, and then there are perfectly and equally beautiful and average people being casted as plus-sized when they’re just an average person,” Berardi said. “I think that’s why our world has a problem with people who are bigger and for how they look; I get it, on television and advertisements everyone is made to look airbrushed and beautiful, but the thing they’re missing is that they don’t look bad in the first place.” Freshman social work major, Megan Kudla, battled with accepting an aesthetic aspect of herself that is not spoken about frequently; her height. “I was always the shortest person in the class,” Kudla said. “And in the media, height never matters.” In elementary school, Kudla faced comments saying that she should eat ‘Miracle Grow,’ and that is when she started to feel inferior because of her height. Adopted when she was only 10 months old, Kudla does not know her biological parents or their genetics. “When I started to think that my biological parents might be just shorter, I started to accept it more. I then started to think that maybe this is just how I was meant to be. You can’t control that stuff, it’s just genetics,” Kudla said. “It honestly doesn’t matter what you look like, everyone is different and it shouldn’t define us; as soon as I realized this and took it to heart, I stopped caring and stopped paying attention.” Countless misconceptions are engrained into the minds of people by inaccurate and unachievable societal standards every day. Believe me, I was one of those affected. Resulting from these standards, adolescents are bullied, feel inferior, cast out, feel unessential pressure to change and develop into dissatisfied and bodily unhappy people mirror these same inaccurate stigmas. For me, it took 110 pounds and countless days of undermining my inner beauty and potential to learn that we are not the ugly ones, society is. I believe that Joe Berardi said it best, “Just because it is a societal concept doesn’t make it true. Peoples’ idea of who I am or what I am should not make me who I am.”



THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016


He is our president, what now?


The election of Donald Trump has caused the nation to divide. BY NASIR RANSOM Staff Writer

Donald Trump is going to be the 45th president of the United States of America; this is now inevitable.

If this is already decided, then why is there still so much outrage, violence, hatred and dissension amongst people all over America and the world? It is important to establish and voice your beliefs when the chance arises because it is a given right that all humans are entitled to. However, it is just as much your right as it is anyone else’s to express opinions and beliefs. Have respect that others may not share your same ideals. Why is it so hard for people to understand another person’s point of view? Is it religious background, race, age or just plain stubbornness and close-mindedness? Perhaps it is pride or ego that hinders some from being empathetic towards others. ‘Agree to disagree’ is an old but good strategy. It is very diplomatic of someone to recognize that differences in opinion can not always be changed and to understand that we all are entitled as human beings to feel the way we do. How can we as human beings expect to move forward with progress when we take so many steps backwards everyday? For a lot of people, the election was more about voting for an individual based off of their beliefs and how they treat others. I believe that it should be about politics and who has the best plans for the future of the United States of America. I chose to vote for Hillary Clinton because I felt comfortable with having her in that position of power. She is someone who has been in office before, understands politics, and was our former Secretary of State. As an African American male who was pleased with the progress of the past eight years, this election is a setback of sorts. Having an African American president was a huge accomplishment and step of progress for my

race and for our country as a whole. I view it as a loss of progress that someone who has made derogatory, sexist, racist and uneducated statements towards others has become president. However, my thoughts are that we can recover and continue moving towards a more inclusive society if we have faith. I hope that there are very few people in this world who truly wish to spread fear and oppression, but I may be wrong. Nothing angers someone who is trying to get a reaction out of you more than if you do not seem bothered and do not let it get to you. I, for one, am deciding to voice my opinion through civilized conversation and not engaging in the cyclone of hate that we see on social media. I am not going to let the fact that my beliefs are different from Donald Trump’s interfere in my everyday life. I will not let this man who will sit in the Oval Office for the next four years change the people in my life. The friends, family and people who have been in my life and helped me through hard times will still be there because they are decent human beings who I love. You have a decision to make about how you choose to handle the news of our 45th president. Are you going to continue the hate, degrading and shaming of other people? Will you voice your concerns through protests or community forums? Whatever your decision may be, I ask you to move forward with a level of respect and understanding.

few months of one’s freshman year. Little did I know that would end up being the case for myself. To my advantage, I walked into my first day at Cabrini alongside my very best friend. Rooming with her and another girl from our hometown made my first few weeks of college fairly easy. From classes, to making new friends and scoping out what there was to do on the weekends, my best friend and I went through all of the beginning stages of college together. I taught her how to do laundry and watched her get her first real job at the King of Prussia mall. She taught me how to not fall into the trap of college boys and focus more on myself and what was really important. That all did not last for long though. By November of my freshman year, my best friend decided she wanted to seek out an opportunity to work in Disney World,

and my other roommate felt that she would be happier commuting as to living in a dorm. Of course I supported both of them. How could I not? That left myself as the only person in our room for three at the end of my first semester though. By that point, I knew that college would be a constant roller coaster of change that I had to mentally prepare to get back onto after Christmas break. While I was initially a bit nervous to walk into my second semester as independently as I had to, it did not take long for me to learn how beneficial that sense of independence would end up being for the rest of my college career.

program to develop. Creativity is seeing things in new ways, breaking barriers that stood in front of you for some time,” 14-year-old Line Dalile, a student and writer, said in an article on the Huffington Post. “Creativity is the art of hearing a song that has never been written or seeing a work of art on empty canvas. Its essence is in its freshness and the ability to make dreams come to life.” If a 14-year-old can see the importance of being creative, then why do many of our professors not? There are so many different techniques to use student’s creativity that would benefit both the professor and the student. Incorporating aspects like art and music to a lesson can make the students more attentive, which would be a reason for the students to produce better assignments. These better assignments would then result in better grades, and the better grades would result in a much happier and less stressed students. Stress is such a common word in the language of college students. I can not remember a week in my college years that I did not feel some sort of stress or pressure building up because of the amount of work that our professors give out to us. If professors spent more time teaching in ways that let us as students express ourselves and engage in our creative abilities, we would be less likely to be so stressed out in what are supposed to be the best four years of our lives. Studies show that when being creative, your stress levels reduces. So, my advice to you as a college student struggling

to get through these stressful upcoming weeks is to get creative! Stop letting the confines of our college education eliminate our ability to be creative. Doodle in your notebook, draw an exquisite picture of your dog or simply go about a project in a different, more creative way than your professor has assigned. It is so important to keep our creative juices flowing while we are in a period of our lives when our creativity is often repressed.


The transformation of self known as college


In their 2008 song “Coffee’s For Closers,” Fall Out Boy’s frontman Patrick Stump once said, “change will come.” Although he was personally referencing how people stopped believing in the goodwill of man and the ability to change the world in the ‘90s, the lyric also applies to the four years that college students go through while transforming from freshman to seniors. Most people walk into their freshman year of college with expectations of only expanding their minds academically. However, college is more of a large transition filled with a domino effect of numerous life lessons. These learning experiences may hit as soon as the first


College, are you killing our creativity? BY BRITTANY SMITH Staff Writer

Education is such an important aspect of our lives. As millennials, we are raised with the idea that without a good education, we will not be able to go too far in life or be successful. I believe that is true, to a certain extent. Without a college degree, a person is often limited to the amount of money they can make or types of jobs they can pursue. Education, therefore, is a beautiful thing. But what happens after spending years and years in classrooms, abiding by strict rules that are set in place by professors? We have all been there, trying to solve math equations that seem nearly impossible or write the perfect history essay that your teacher with a crazy rubric assigned. Taking this into account, is it possible to still generate creativity as a college student? Creativity, like our education, is such a valuable aspect of life. Being creative means exploring, gaining new experiences, trying different things and expanding our minds. Throughout my college experience, every assignment that I have been given has always been given with strict detail and precision to a point that I could never easily go out of my comfort zone and become creative. I feel that college restricts our ability to use our creativity, which results in the loss of our creative abilities. “Creativity isn’t a test to take, a skill to learn or a



It is crucial to exercise the mind to enhance creativity.


Change starts with me: THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016


Ending Alzheimer’s disease one step at a time


In the midst of chaos after a week of division in our country from the presidential election, I witnessed the unity that should always be felt in America. The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s was just held in Philadelphia and I felt the love and hope that I wish to feel every day in this country. As we embarked on a two-mile walk, I looked around and saw nothing but determination and beauty. People were smiling at one another and sparking up conversations with the stranger next to them, which created a sense that everyone was in this together. About six years ago I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease. Really I had lost her before that; she was physically there but mentally had no recollection of anything or anyone. Watching her suffer and witnessing her brain slowly shut down was one of the hardest things I endured as a child and into my young adulthood. Her death brought inexpressible sadness, but I could not help but also feel like it was somewhat of a blessing in disguise. She was finally at peace. I did not open up or talk to my family about the pain we were all feeling deep down. Sometimes I still struggle to bring up questions about my grandmother to my mom, who only wishes she could speak with her mother one last time. At this point though, I have realized staying silent will only make things harder. I changed my course of action and decided to finally let my voice be heard. I realized the only way I can truly make a difference at this point is to speak out and to advocate. Three years ago when I learned that there was an annual walk in Philadelphia to raise awareness and support for the cause, I knew that was where I belonged. I have walked twice since losing my Mom-Mom and I do not plan on stopping until a cure has been found – hopefully within my lifetime. The walk has shown me that I am not alone in this fight, I am not the only one who has seen a grandparent suffer, I am not the only one who wants to find a cure. According to, there are approximately 270,000 Pennsylvania citizens age 65 or older currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to rise about 18.5 percent by 2025, leaving approximately 320,000 Pennsylvanians suffering with the disease. In the United States as a whole, there are approximately “5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer’s).” I walked for the second time to not only honor and remember my grandmother who could not do that for herself, but also for those other 5.4 million people unwillingly losing their memories day by day. As I walked and observed, I encountered kindness, heartache, hope and love. As the walk began, I stood on a chair along the sidewalk to get a better view and scanned the vast crowd of people. As the people walked past me waving their flowers, smiling and cheering, all I could think to myself was wow, every person here has a unique story. I wish I knew all those stories, but I did what I do best: aimed to tell a story though the photos I take. That goal was accomplished beyond my highest expectations. I can honestly say that I took the two most powerful photos I have taken in my lifetime. First, a woman leaning over to embrace her husband as she was starting the twomile walk with him, pushing him in his wheelchair. The man, straight-faced, clutched onto a blue “Promise Garden flower” in one hand and an orange flower in the other. The blue signifying that he was currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, orange to signify that he supports the cause. In her left hand she gripped a yellow flower, indicating she is his caregiver. As I lifted my camera and chose to take a photo in this moment only to show the world why we need to advocate, I was overwhelmed and brought to tears. I looked down to see my mother in tears as well. The pain I felt, we both felt, for the woman who no longer had the same husband she once loved, and for the man who no longer could be the one to take care of his wife like he once did, broke my heart. At the same exact time, the love I saw in that moment was completely indescribable. As I clicked the shutter, I knew that I had just captured the strongest photo yet in my lifetime In the second photo, a young girl about four years old sits on her grandmother’s lap as her father pushes the wheelchair for the two mile journey through Philadelphia. The young girl smiled and waved a blue “Promise Garden flower” for her grandmother, looking so proud watching the petals spin in the wind. Pulling my camera to my face in that instant was again so tough for me. In that moment I realized I was once that young innocent girl, unknowing of the fact that my grandmother was suffering from the inside out. I smiled at that little girl, but on the inside, my heart was breaking for her, knowing that as she grows up her grandmother will eventually never remember her name or why she is in the room visiting. I am pained when I think about all the children who will be in the same position I was in, walking into their grandparent’s room only for them to say “who are you” and eventually not even be able to communicate. Again after taking this photo, I knew I captured such an important moment. As much pain as I felt, that feeling was quickly overshadowed by hopefulness. The feeling of unity, knowing that every single person walking was there for one common goal – to end Alzheimer’s disease – was so powerful. ALL PHOTOS BY EMILY ROWAN / PHOTO EDITOR Alzheimer’s disease is often silenced by the media. It is a disease that many people feel uncomfortable talking about. I felt uncomfortable many of the times when I Families gather together in Philadelphia for the annual Alzheimer’s walk. walked into my grandmother’s room where the silence often suffocated me as I stared at her soft often resting face wondering what I should say, knowing deep down that it did not matter much because her brain was locked away and unable to comprehend anything. Sadly, as time passes and I grow older, my memories become less and less vivid of the times we shared together. I cherish the stories my family tells me about how much she loved me and loved us all. I am grateful for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s because of how much strength it instills in me each time I participate. “Held annually, in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research,” according to The Philadelphia walk had the largest walker turnout compared to all of the walks in the country. At the Philadelphia walk alone, over a million dollars was raised for the Alzheimer’s Association. I could not be anymore proud to say I was one of those who donated, photographed and walked this year to advocate for change. EMILYROSEROWAN@GMAIL.COM


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Cabrini communication department transitions into new Loquitur Media BY CECELIA HECKMAN Editor-In-Chief


Before computers were available to students, they had to use light boards to layout the newspaper. It has become a tradition around Cabrini’s campus, every week since 1959, to look at a newsstand and find a freshly printed copy of the Loquitur newspaper. Yet, this year that tradition was broken. Rather than weekly, or even bi-weekly, the newspaper has started printing monthly editions. What happened? Did the students become too lazy to print every week? No. Just as has been happening behind the scenes for decades, the Loquitur has transitioned. This time even changing its name to Loquitur Media. “It was pretty much the same when I started in ’72,” Jerry Zurek, Loquitur advisor and head of Cabrini’s communication department, said. “Always terrific students work for it, they’re hardworking.” The Loquitur first got its start in 1959 with advisor and math professor Gerry Satlow at the head. The change in advisors is one of many that have lead up to what is currently Loquitur Media. “So when we built the first com center over in the Widener building, the major innovation was every editor

was going to have her own typewriter,” Zurek said. “And so that was a proud moment, every editor had her own typewriter on her desk.” Zurek was also working with Loquitur during their transition into using computers for the first time, which became its own major process. The Loquitur had two of the very first IBM computers in order to start typesetting and printing through a floppy disk. After printing, they would use a fluorescent light board table and physically cut out each story, run it through a waxer and use a rolling pin to put it on the paper. And do not even mention a spelling mistake, which meant the individual letters had to be re-printed, cut, waxed and re-rolled. Even at that point in time, the Loquitur was far ahead of other colleges and had a story printed about their typesetting work in Printer’s News. So, now what is happening to the Loquitur? This year, the Loquitur took action to remain ahead of the curve again, now combining with Cabrini’s video news program, LOQation News. “Dr. Zurek and I have always had the philosophy that we want to prepare students for the next thing that’s coming in the business so that they can go out and get jobs and they’re always one step ahead,” Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication and LOQation news advisor, said. LOQation News first began in 2008 as a practicum video course proposed by some of Yungmann’s video students at the time. “Students actually approached me and wanted to do an independent practicum project,” Yungmann said. “I said sure and we did it as a practicum and more people became interested in it, so then we turned it into a fulltime course.” LOQation News was not by any means the beginning of students’ involvement with video work at Cabrini. However, it was the first time they officially had a video news course offered. Previous to that, students would record events on campus on their own time, once remote

cameras were affordable enough for the college to buy. “We started doing video yearbooks in 1989,” Yungmann said. “The students would go out and record every single event that happened on campus the entire year and then put it together in an hour-and-a-half or two hour yearbook.”


Journalism started out as a club before it became a major course in the communication department. The current manager of student media operations for the communication department, Jillian Smith, was one of the students who first came to Yungmann with the LOQation News idea. “It was run just like a news show if you were to watch 6abc or NBC, any of those,” Smith said. “It covered local news, Cabrini news, things that were in the Loquitur that week, so it was just another outlet for us.” LOQation News, now in its 9th season and combining with the Loquitur, has taken the same steps as the print newspaper and is now filmed once a month rather than weekly. CONTINUE READING ONLINE CECELIAHECKMAN@GMAIL.COM

Single people lead more meaningful lives, according to science BY CASEY SEMENZA News Editor

The holidays are quickly approaching and so are the most hated questions from aunts and uncles wondering why are you still single in your twenties? Why are you not engaged yet? Are there any special people in your life? How is your love life? The questions never seem to end. This thought of a soulmate becomes an embedded tradition in society; that you can not be happy alone. That holidays, birthdays and major life accomplishments are insignificant without someone by your side. But science is here to reject the notion that a forever partner is needed for sustained happiness. Now, research is not downplaying the wonders of relationships. Studies show that people who are in relationships receive more dopamine which is a chemical that plays a major role in pleasure, mood and sleep. It also shows that people who are in healthy relationships live longer than most of their single friends. But a recent study in 2016 aims to break the stigma of singletons by presenting evidence that shows not only the health benefits of being single but, over time, the monetary and psychological benefits as well. Bella DePaulo, author of “Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After,” conducted a sweeping review of journal articles that focused on the effects of marriage and singledom on things like growth and personal happiness. Even though there were far fewer studies done on singles than married couples, DePaulo found a survey that stated single people had experienced more personal growth in a five-year timespan than their coupled counterparts. “Research has shown that there are some profound

The best thing about being single is the fact that you are in charge of creating your own happiness. rewards associated with living single, including more personal growth and development,” DePaulo said in an interview with Huffington Post. “In fact, research contradicts just about every negative stereotype about single people.” Being single does not mean you cannot do meaningful things by yourself. The best thing about being single is the fact that you are in charge of creating your own happiness. By developing the resources to create your own happiness, it will help translate into a healthier relationship in the future with less reliance on someone else to make you happy. The biggest perk of being single is developing a better sense of self. When in a relationship, many people lose their sense of self. In a relationship you can get so caught up in pleasing the other that one forgets it is you who

needs to take precedence too. Single people do not have that problem. Thinking about taking that yoga retreat to Bali? Why not? Want to relocate overseas for six months to figure out what you want out of life? Go for it. Looking to dedicate some time to teaching English in another country? Take the chance. When you are single you get to learn about the most important subject; you. Even more important than learning about your defining values is appreciating the family, friends and success surrounding you everyday. Studies conducted show that single people are actually more connected to the people around them than those who are in relationships. “The stereotypes insist that single people are isolated and alone; in fact, they are more connected to other people than married people are, and when people get married, they get more insular,” DePaulo said. “The stereotypes suggest that single people are self-centered pleasure seekers. But in fact, single people do more than their share of caring for other people.” Science is not here to tell you that being single is better than being in a relationship. It is here to present factual evidence that single people are doing just as well as others who decide to have a significant other in their life. Your twenties are meant to be the time where you discover everything; from jobs, relationships and travel to trying not to get another raging hangover from the night before. Understand you can be your own soulmate or someone else’s. Either way, you are right where you are supposed to be. CASEY.SEMENZA@GMAIL.COM



THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016

School, homework, activities, sleep, repeat: College stress takes a toll on students lives BY HAYLEY CURTISS Staff Writer

Every year halfway through the fall semester students seem to go through a mid-semester crisis. Midterms are around the corner, classes become too much and it becomes hard to balance school and everyday life. College is a major part of life but is it healthy when students become too stressed and have to pick between academics and their mental health? A common thing students say is that they have to choose between a social life and their classes. There is so much pressure to get straight A’s in school that it can be overwhelming and students are tempted to give up. Time management becomes harder and some students have too many assignments and not enough time to complete them. “I’ve had so much work to do and so little time. I still care about my school work and drive myself crazy because I’m so overtired while completing it,” senior Cortney Hanson, said. Many students are involved in different activities on campus and that adds to the workload. Student athletes need to maintain a GPA of 3.5 during their season to make it on the academic team and it causes added stress and pressure to their day. They practice for hours a day as well as go to class and it can be hard to balance everything at one time. “The most stressful things are pressure of making the academic team, performing well in class, performing well on the field as well as working,” Brittany Woodruff, a sophomore soccer player, said. According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press and mtvU, 80 percent of college students stated that they frequently experience daily stress and 34 percent have felt depressed in the past three months. Workload, extracurricular activities, sports, friends, dating and parental pressures can all be factors that contribute to the stress students feel on a daily basis. “For me, I think it is a mixture of things that contribute

to having anxiety which are school, sports, pressure from parents, being away from home and trying to fit in,”Woodruff said. “Also, I think having the mindset that you have to graduate in four years also adds stress. If you fail a class it could potentially set you back a semester or a full year and that causes many students anxiety.” Many college students have the mindset that college is going to be the best four years of their lives so they must do everything in these four years. The added pressure of having to make the most of college while balancing so many things can drive students crazy and to the point where they just want to give up. “Coming into college I heard all these stories about how these are the best years of your life so make sure you enjoy every minute of it and I think many students have that mindset which can add the pressure,” sophomore Bianca Santos said. The fall semester can be an extremely stressful time for first-year students because the transition from high school into college can be challenging. “I do feel like my transition has been easier compared to others, but my workload is a lot to handle and balance with my work schedule,” first-year student Steph Barringer said. First-year students have intense pressure when figuring out college life and it causes some students to have anxiety. According to the Associated Press, 13 percent of students are diagnosed with mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. “School and work definitely causes my anxiety because I want to get good grades and sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough time to give my 100 percent on all my assignments since I have so many due at once,” Hanson said. Students have a lot on their plate and with the pressure from the “real world” telling them to be involved

in as many activities, internships and classes as they can, the stress piles up.



Study tips: Helping students get through exams BY RENATA MCGRATH Staff Writer

Students struggle with juggling how to study for exams, when to sleep and when to eat. They struggle with how to stay sane. It can all be a very stressful time for students. Luckily, there are some tips as to what to do during exams that can help keep your life balanced. Sophomore and education major, Andrew Looney, said, “I usually study weeks prior to the exam and I always look over my notes, look over worksheets or readings that are given back. I do not cram it so that I do not over-stress. One day I study one subject and the next day I do another, it’s like a cycle.” “I also take breaks and listen to music. For my breaks, I take about an hour and then I go back to studying,” Looney said. Here are 10 study tips to help you stay sane: 1. Look over important points: Do not read the entire chapter since that would take too much time, just read the chapter headlines and look over chapter reviews since they cover everything that was taught in the chapter. 2. Do not wait: Do not wait until the last minute to start studying and looking over notes, start with enough time to know all the information and to not over stress it. 3. Find or make a study group: If study groups are offered, go to them. Or create one with a couple of people in your class. It could help if something is not understood because someone else could have the same problem. 4. Find some place quiet: Go to the library or somewhere quiet to focus on studying. 5. Put away all technology: Turn off the phone, the computer and any technology. Do not go on social media. Do not get distracted by technology, take the time to study. 6. Ask questions: Before you take the exam, ask your professor if they can tell you what will be on the exam so you know what to study. It will help you immensely. 7. Get extra help: If you are having trouble understanding something, go to your professor and ask questions. Also, ask some students in your class because they may be able to help. 8. Be kind to your body: Do not eat junk food. Eat healthy. Go to the gym once in a while to relieve some stress. Also a nice warm shower can help soothe away the stress. 9. Do not study all at once: Do not spend all your time studying. You will over stress and cram too much information in at once. 10. Use your time wisely and make sure to leave time for you: Do activities that you love to do and try not to stress too much about exams.

Taylor McColgan, sophomore psychology major, said, “I always write notes down, study and do all my homework on time. I always write everything down in a planner so I know when things are due and when midterms EMILY ROWAN / PHOTO EDITOR are coming up.” Students often spend hours studying for exams. “One way I do not over-stress is that I take at least one nap a day throughout the week,” McColgan said. Make sure not to procrastinate and wait until the last minute to start looking over your notes and studying. Cramming information in will cause some information to be forgotten. Also cramming information in at once leads to not being able to balance sleeping, eating and studying at the last second. Johany Lebron, junior criminology and Spanish double major said, “I make a to-do list and make sure that I study accordingly. There is no way that I do not over-stress because there are other deadlines that I have to meet for other classes and that causes me to over stress.” “One tip for students that have multiple midterms is to just take your time and do not procrastinate because procrastination is what is going to cause you to stress out so plan everything out,” Lebron said.


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Finding internships: Center for Career and Professional Development BY JESSICA FERRARELLI Staff Writer

As the fall semester comes to a close, students have internships on their minds for the spring and summer. The Center for Career and Professional Development is here to help. The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), located on the second floor of the Widener Center, is dedicated to helping students prepare for their futures by advising and informing students of opportunities. Kareem Calliste, assistant director of the CCPD, is the go-to person if students need help with finding internships. According to Calliste, Cabrini students can start taking internships for credit as early as their sophomore year. Freshmen can also take internships but they will not receive credit unless there is a special circumstance and they get approval. “The earlier the better,” Calliste said. Some requirements for taking an internship include a 2.0 GPA or higher and 45 college credits, 15 of which must be from Cabrini. Students must also submit an application and resume. To take an internship, students must fill out a blue sheet available in the CCPD, have their adviser sign it and return it to the CCPD. The student and employer will receive more paperwork to fill out. Once everything is approved the internship will be put into the student’s schedule as a class. Students can take internships for as little as two credits, about 10 hours per week, to up to six credits, about 30 to 40 hours per week. The information science and technology (IST) major requires students to take at least one internship. Richard Meneses, a junior IST major with a minor in business, has not yet taken an internship but is looking at the resources available at Cabrini. Meneses sees the benefit to taking an internship because students gain experience and it shows employers that they are preparing for the workforce. “It shows companies that you’re invested in your major,” Meneses said. Meneses, like many students, receives most information about internships through professors and advisers. Danielle Perez, a sophomore marketing and accounting major, has had two internships during her time at Cabrini. Perez is required to take one internship before she graduates and this semester she is interning at a life insurance company. She is searching for careers that combine her love for creativity and numbers. Perez has benefitted from the CCPD to find her internships. “The internship I have this semester was because of the career fair that they hosted,”


The Center for Career and Professional Development offers many opportunities for students to find internships. Perez said adding that her adviser and professors also push internships. Samantha Cimarelli, a senior psychology and criminology major with a minor in sociology, interned over the summer at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility as a social worker. “It’s always better for everybody no matter what your major to get an internship. It always looks a lot better on your resume,” Cimarelli said, adding that she is looking to get a psychology internship even though it is not required. Some students find that they are not receiving many emails about internships if it is not required for their major. Cimarelli said that, unlike criminology, psychology does not require students to take an internship. She noticed that she gets more information about opportunities from her professors in person. Though the CCPD works hard to keep students informed about upcoming opportunities, Calliste added that the responsibility falls onto the individuals. “Students, in all honesty, are required to find their own internships,” Calliste said, adding that they help as best they can by using sources such as JobSource and CareerShift and sending information to faculty members to pass along to students. CONTINUE READING ONLINE JFERRARELLI215@GMAIL.COM

Feasible and flexible: The 5 year plan BY RYAN BRONG Staff Writer

A vision in life is important. But more important is for the vision to be feasible and flexible. Lives can change in a matter of moments and the vision that is set could be completely different. The art of the five year plan is specific from person to person. Certain people will attempt to plan every moment of their life out and others will just “go with the flow.” The plan of life becomes more and more prevalent as students reach the college of their choice. Students are selecting a major with the hope of graduating and eventually finding a job in their preferred field. Darren Aupperli is a freshman criminology major. Before coming to Cabrini, his goal was to set out to play baseball in college. When Cabrini started the team beginning in the 2016 school year, the opportunity was one he could not pass up. “The obvious plan is to graduate,” Aupperli said. “But after that I’m not sure, I think I’d like to work in some sort of law enforcement.” According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 80 percent of college students change their major at least once. However on average, students change their major at least three times. Aupperli believes that the general consensus is that not many freshman know what they want to do upon arrival at college. “I think as time goes by here, I’ll be able to get a better sense of what I want to do,” Aupperli said On the contrary, Amber Dietrich, a senior social work major and leadership studies minor, has a much different mindset as she approaches the end of her college career. “In five years I would like to have my masters in nonprofit management leadership, social work or higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.” Dietrich said. Dietrich has been involved in a multitude of organizations throughout her four years at Cabrini, including being a Student Ambassador and Recreation

Supervisor. She has also been a member of the Cabrini softball team. “In ten years I will hopefully have been able to start a family, and been able to establish a strong base for my life.” Dietrich said. The differences between the visions of Aupperli and Dietrich show how time helps to develop people’s outlook for their life.

“Teaching was not in my five year plan,” Smith said. “But I encourage students to try everything. You might end up loving the situation you end up, and that could be completely different than your original vision.” Smith’s life plan transitioned from working with audio and video, to working in higher education. She believes she would like to stay in higher education and potentially pursue her doctorate degree. But once the doctorate degree has been obtained and a professor’s teaching career begins to come to a close, the vision for life once again may change. Dr. James Hedtke is a professor of history and political science, a position he has held for 43 years. Hedtke graduated from Villanova University in 1973 with a master’s degree in political science. He became an adjunct history professor at Cabrini for 10 years before the history and political science department was created and he became a full-time professor. “I was married right out of college, so I probably had a one day plan,” Hedtke said. “My hope was to eventually become a full-time professor, but it took a little time.” Now, 43 years later, Hedtke is looking forward to future once again. “If I look five years down the road, my grandson who lives with me will have graduated college and be able to provide for GRAPHIC DESIGNED BY RYAN BRONG himself,” Hedtke said. “I’ll then be able to retire and travel with my wife.” But while college students scramble to find out their No matter what phase of life you are in, there is still life goals throughout their four years of schooling, the more left to live. A vision for what how you want that time search for a life’s vision does not end after graduation. to be spent will always be relevant. Jill Smith completed her undergraduate studies as a “Have a definite one year plan, have a definite one communication major from 2005 to 2009. She was then week plan, then move to one year,” Hedtke said. “But be hired by Cabrini in 2014 as the Manager of Student Media flexible, five years can always change.” Operations and an adjunct professor. “If you told me in 2009, that I would be back at Cabrini, working full time and teaching students,” Smith RJBRONG@GMAIL.COM said. “I would have laughed in your face.” Jill’s plan at the start of life after graduation was to hopefully work in a video or audio profession.


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Edgar Allan Poe’s stories come to life with Cabrini’s production of ‘Tintinnabulations’ BY HOPE DALUISIO Staff Writer

Cabrini theatre’s annual fall play this year was Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tintinnabulations.” The play consisted of telling Edgar Allan Poe’s story as he shares his last moments with his dying wife Sissy. Flashbacks of young Poe living with his foster father John Allan are also shown throughout the play along with many reenactments of Poe’s poems. This was a very different and more serious show than what Cabrini theatre has done in the past. They usually begin the year with some sort of light hearted comedy and then end the year with a big musical. “Being fresh off of ‘How To Succeed’, where the stage was full of color and music and fun, it’s a huge twist to all of a sudden be in a dark place and be these ghosts and dark people,” sophomore cast member Matt Keelan said. “I’ll admit it took a bit of time to adjust and really find enjoyment out of it, but I’ve come to really like what we’re doing here, and everybody has put together a really amazing show and I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish.”

and the Allan house being the main focused sets. Sound also took a prominent role in making the audience get a feel for the show before it even begins. “I am the sound tech for this play so it is a fancy way of saying I press go for the sound cues and set the tone for the play,” senior sound technician Becky Healy said. “I play the bell sounds and spooky music. I basically set the tone for the play.”


Young Poe and his past love Elmira.


Matt Keelan played the Servant in “The TellTale Heart.”


Poe (David Strouse) comforts his dying wife Sissy (Annie Gorski). The stage was very dark and dreary with Poe’s cottage

The acting was very professional and Cabrini student actors and actresses completely transformed themselves into their dark, creepy and some even crazy characters. “I play the Servant from Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’,” Keelan said. “The way I prepare for this role is that since I have a lot of down time leading up to my scene, I go to a space where I’m all alone, and I sit in my characters c

hair by myself for a while and just mentally prepare myself to turn into such a dark and creepy character. It’s weird, but it works.” As the play progresses the audience is revealed more and more about Edgar Allan Poe’s life. His past love with Elmira Shelton, the inspirations to some of his most famous poems and what happens after Sissy’s death. The scene after Sissy’s death shocked the audience every night and the actors thrived off of their reactions. The play is so unexpected and different for Cabrini theatre but seemed to be all the buzz . “Originally my only intention was to see my friends who were in it,” sophomore Lili Ayllon said. “But after the first couple of scenes I saw my friends act in a way I’ve never seen them before and it totally impressed me. Also the ending is so shocking and creepy. I did not expected it at all.”


Where to share photos: Instagram VS. VSCO BY SHANNON FINN Staff Writer


VSCO and Instagram let their users share their pictures. Popular apps for smartphones include social media, games and photo sharing apps. Two specific photo sharing apps that are particularly popular, especially on college campuses, are Instagram and VSCO. These apps are similar and different in many ways and every user has their reasoning for why they like both, just one or just neither. Instagram was founded in October 2010 by Kevin

Systrom and Mike Krieger. The idea of this app came from three problems that the creators wanted to solve: creating filters that transform photos into professional looking pictures, sharing one picture on multiple services instantly and creating a fast and efficient uploading process. The first part of the name Instagram came from old cameras that marketed themselves as instant. Telegrams used to be sent over wires to others, similar to snapshots, so they decided to combine the two ideas to create the name Instagram. The free photo sharing app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and had over 100,000 users within the first week. The app allows users to post photos for friends and family to see and interact with. Sophomore film and media arts major at Temple University, Zachary Lloyd, said, “The main factor that drove me to download [Instagram] was the fact that I could post pictures and express my creativity while sharing with others.” There are two privacy settings for Instagram, public or private. If the account is public, any user on the app is able to view, like and comment on the other user’s photos. If the account is private, the owner of the account must approve all follower requests. Then, only their followers are allowed to see and interact with their content. Sophomore exercise science major Brittany McCullough said, “Instagram is probably my favorite because you can do more on it and interact with friends whereas on VSCO all you can do is edit and post.” VSCO, short for Visual Supply Company, was created

by Joel Flory and Greg Lutze in 2012. This free app allows users to use filters provided on the app and post pictures for their followers to see. The app offers in-app purchases which allows users to buy more filters that are not provided for free. “I downloaded VSCO because it had more editing options than Instagram at the time. It allowed me to change levels such as exposure, saturation and contrast. So for a while VSCO was my go to for editing my photos that I would export and post to Instagram,” Lloyd said. “Instagram eventually evolved and added more editing options so now I can do everything I need to in one app.” Unlike Instagram, this app had over 1 million downloads in the first week. VSCO also does not allow users to like or comment on other users photos and showcases users photos in reverse chronological order. Junior early childhood and special education major, Jackie Witherow said, “I decided to download VSCO last year because it was not nearly as popular as Instagram for picture uploading, so I knew I would be able to post pictures more personal to me and pictures I normally would not post on Instagram.” Sophomore marketing major, Kasey Alff said, “ I decided to download VSCO because in my senior year of high school it became really popular in my school, and I liked the idea of posting pictures of whatever you wanted without having to worry about likes.” While everyone has their own reasons for which app they prefer, Instagram and VSCO are both apps that are very popular for sharing and creating photos. SHANNONRFINN73@GMAIL.COM

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Recruiting through the eyes of Cabrini’s coaches


Women’s soccer head coach Ken Prothero talks to his team at halftime. BY BRIDGET GAYNORD Staff Writer

Athletics are a huge part of the Cabrini community. Every athletic team is strong, hardworking and determined to get the win. These teams are formed by the dedicated athletes who want to continue their passion throughout their college years. These athletes do not just appear randomly, though. Often long processes go into recruiting a player and turning them into a fighting cavalier. “I always say I’m looking for good kids with good grades that want to be successful in every area of their life, work hard and compete,” head men’s & women’s swim coach Cindy Ikeler said. Ikeler also stated that most recruiting is done in Pa., N.J., N.Y., Del. and Md. but obviously are open to all the other states as well. “We recruit athletes from all sides,we send out letters via mail, emails, make phone calls and go in person to watch the athletes compete,” Ikeler said. So when does the recruiting process start? “Typically, the recruitment process will start at some point during the student’s junior year of high school, but it does vary. Oftentimes, you will have 18+ months of recruiting an athlete before they actually step foot on Cabrini’s campus as a freshman,” Ikeler said. Getting students to the campus does play a big part in the recruitment process. Cabrini makes sure it has an open environment to attract the potential players. “Admissions and many other departments around campus work hard to create a great atmosphere for open house, so we always try to invite as many of our recruits to them as possible,” Ken Prothero, the head women’s soccer coach at Cabrini, said.

“Accepted Student Day is probably the biggest recruiting event of the year and many of our recruits that attend that event often end up at Cabrini.” Creating a strong team is a little different for each sport because every sport is different. Overall the goal is to create a group of players with the same driving force to work together and win. “The effort is always there whether the team is just established or brand new, the focus just changes a bit,” Nick Weisheipl, Cabrini’s new head baseball coach, said. “Now that we have a roster intact, our recruiting efforts are a little more specific and targeted to upgrading certain needs and adding depth where limited.” Baseball has just been added to the list of athletic teams at Cabrini. While it is a new sport here, creating a good team depends on the players as it would any other team at Cabrini. “The ability to work within the culture of our program is number one,” Weisheipl said. “Talent that doesn’t jive with who we are and where we are going will have a difficult time assimilating.” “We are always recruiting!” Weisheipl said. Coaches and athletes agree there is something unique about playing as Cabrini Cavalier. “I think no one else in the conference ever wants to play against Cabrini teams,” Prothero said. “The school’s recent slogan was ‘education of the heart’ and that matched well with what it means to be a Cavalier in the pool, on the courts or running around on the turf.” GAYNORDB@GMAIL.COM

End of a legacy; Cabrini volleyball falls in first round of NCAA BY STEVE HALKO Staff Writer

The Cabrini women’s volleyball team competed in their fourth consecutive NCAA tournament on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:20 p.m. The ladies fell in three games to the No. 14. Mary Washington Eagles (29-3). “I was nervous going into the game because the whole atmosphere was pretty intimidating,” freshman Kristen Bettermann said. “The other team’s student section was really big and loud.” The volleyball team entered the NCAA tournament off of a tough battle for the conference championship over Keystone. The NCAA tournament is for the conference champions and the highest ranking teams in the nation. “Going into the NCAA tournament for the first time as a freshman was great; it was awesome to see that all of our hard work during the season really did pay off,” Bettermann said. The final scores of the three sets were 25-12, 25-16 and 25-14. Putting up double digits in each set is a very admirable accomplishment against a top 20 ranked team nationally. Leaders for the Cavaliers include Kelly Guarino, Anne-Marie Jones and Emily Shannon who each had six kills. Ashely Shannon had the only ace for the blue and white, while Emily Stokarski led the team in assists and digs with 17 and 11. This journey to the fourth consecutive tournament was especially important to one person in particular— lone senior Kelly Guarino. She has played here for four years and has seen nothing but excellence throughout her career. Every athlete has an end to their career and Guarino has nothing to hang her head about after her four years as a cavalier. “It’s amazing to be a part of a team who has won four consecutive CSAC titles; this year’s opportunity was extremely important, being my final opportunity to advance past the first round,”Guarino said. Guarino finished her prestigious career with 1,744 digs, 487 kills and 202 service aces. She is the all-time leader in service aces for the program and service attempts while holding the second spot in program history for digs. “While this season has certainly had its highs and lows, the achievements we were able to make as a team and as individual players was amazing,” Guarino said. “I am extremely proud of this team for winning the conference championship and increasing our conference win streak to 50 matches.” STEVEHALKO19@GMAIL.COM


Juniors Anne-Marie Jones and Chelsea Jones go up for a block.




Starting from scratch, Cabrini baseball arises BY JOHN WILLIAMS Staff Writer

called me in November and I just so happened to answer the phone call, and all it took was that one phone call. I took a visit here in June or July and it was the first visit I took out of five and I decided this was the place I wanted Come spring time, a bunch of men wearing caps, to be,” junior transfer and starting pitcher Ryan Givens cleats and leather gloves on their non-dominant hand said. Givens is a Miami native who played his junior will be walking out of a dugout with letters that spell the college baseball at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, word “Cabrini” across their chests. For the first time ever, Illinois. This kind of reach by Weisheipl and his staff is Cabrini will have their very own baseball team and they impressive, especially for a first-year program. will be looking to make noise right away. The roster, as expected before the recruiting process, “From a team leadership standpoint within the will be mostly filled by freshmen. team, I think we have enough to squeak into that CSAC “Although the bulk of our roster are freshman, tournament and maybe make some noise and shake it we do have a couple junior college kids in the mix, a up a little bit being the new team,” Cabrini’s first ever couple four-year transfers as well, so we do have some baseball head coach, Nick Weisheipl, said. “That’s our experience already on the roster which I think is going goal: to get into the CSAC tournament any way we can to give us an opportunity to be relevant and competitive and from there see what happens.” right away,” Weisheipl said. The long arduous process of the baseball team’s Chemistry and leadership in a locker room is key to a inception on campus started about 3 years ago, said team’s success or lack thereof in sports. Generally, when the director of athletics and recreation Brad Koch. a team’s freshman class joins the club, the veteran group “For a team to be added on campus, the director of of players in the room who have been with the team for athletics would need to construct a detailed analysis a while would set that culture and the tone, almost by and justification of why a team should be added to the default. This situation is completely different with the school,” Koch said. team just beginning to form from scratch. From there, the information is then shared with the “We have thirty-something guys on the team and vice president for student life to outline the impact on 25 to 28 of them are freshmen, so you have to realize the facilities and personnel needed to make it a reality. that not everyone thinks the same as you as far as of After that, Title IX laws, campus life, budget, enrollment baseball, school work, tendencies, where and retention all need to be taken into account they hang out, what they do, so you and looked at. Lastly, the president of the just gotta try and mesh it all together. Univesity would need to give the okay before Being one of the older guys, that’s one the process goes any further. of our responsibilities.” junior catcher “There are a whole lot of things that have Vince Gares, who is also a transfer from to be done (before adding a team),” Dr. Burlington County College said. His Christine Lysionek, Cabrini’s vice president brother, Nick, is a freshman at Cabrini of student life, said. The first thing the school and is on the baseball team as well. would needed to do is feel out the interest Gares acknowledged that the team level on the campus. needs to hang out and do things together Cabrini has historically had a lot of off the field to gain and build chemistry. student interest in baseball. While there was This seems to be a common theme club baseball on and off for a long time on among the players and it also seems to be Cabrini’s campus, there was a lot of research something that is currently being acted needing to be done on that topic. upon. A real Cabrini baseball team, however, “I could say for certain that Ryan “wasn’t always possible for a few reasons,” Givens and Vince Gares, since they’re Lysionek said. upperclassman and the rest of us are The first obstacle in the school’s way was freshmen, I’d say they took over the the NCAA’s gender equality rules. A school’s leadership role and they have been participation in athletics must correspond doing a good job of keeping us together, with the gender diversity of an institution. making sure that we’re really a team and Cabrini’s student body is 63 percent female doing team stuff or good things together,” according to U.S. News. With that number, Lamar said. adding a baseball team with 30 members Playing pickup football games, going would make the school’s gender equality go PHOTO SUBMITTED BY CABRINI ATHLETICS to dinner together, playing video games, in the complete opposite direction of where it soccer or whatever it is are great ways to is needed to be. So if the school was going to add The baseball team warms up before their first preseason game of the season. build team chemistry, and it seems that a baseball team, they were going to have to look the Cavaliers are beginning to do that. This will at their women’s sports and see if they could do go a long way for the club, as it is nearly impossible to win Weisheipl also has experience coaching some any finagling there. games without chemistry. very prestigious players, as he coached Detroit Tigers The school also had to take a look at their athletic “Big picture wise, I think the younger guys are starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and Los Angeles Angels building, the Dixon Center. The building was opened to buy into the concept of what we are trying to do here. of Anaheim outfielder, Kole Calhoun when he coached back in 1998. Due to how the sports programs at Cabrini It’s hard when you have 30 guys who have never played in the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League for three have grown in the past 18 years, as well as the amount together and are all very young to come in and try to buy seasons, according to Cabrini’s press release. the student body as a whole has grown, the school began into one thing. With baseball, whatever works for you “I think when we hired coach Weisheipl, excitement discussing a Dixon Center remodel a few years ago. is the way you go about things. I’d say it’s taken a little kind of went through the roof,” David Howell, Cabrini’s Another issue was the fact that there was not enough longer than we wanted it to, but I think guys are starting sports information director, said. “He’s got an incredible land on campus to build a baseball field. “We were kind to realize what it’s gonna take to get this thing done and baseball background, locally coaching at Villanova of landlocked too,” Lysionek said. “We do have some each day it gets better just by doing the little things.” and West Chester. He’s coached guys in the majors, open land, but it’s on the big slope, so they are really not Gibbons said. he’s coached some really high-level summer leagues, build-able.” Coach Weisheipl has said numerous times since being he played professionally in Europe, but he’s got an When the board of trustees for the school was given hired that while he wants his team to be known for their incredible track record and knows a lot of people so I the proposal documenting the school’s needs, growth of success on the field, he also wants them to be known for think that raises the excitement.” programs and Title IX work around gender equality, the their character and their success off the field as well. Coach Nick Weisheipl and his staff were very active board realized there was a big need for a Dixon Center Weisheipl’s coaching track record shows both of these in the recruiting process, going all over the east coast expansion. Not just for athletics, but for the student body to be true. When he coached at Notre Dame College in to different showcases, tournaments and other various as well. They eventually approved it and agreed to make Cleveland, Ohio, his teams not only finished with back recruiting events, searching for talent and character. its addition. to back winning seasons--the only two back to back “We evaluated talent and found guys that I felt would Luckily for Cabrini, their partnership with Archbishop winning seasons in school history according to Cabrini be a good fit for what we are trying to develop here as Carroll High School for the school’s dual credit program Athletics but with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as well. a program, so the character and makeup of a player that allows Carroll students to come take courses at the When talking about his team’s style of play, Weisheipl was really crucial in what we were looking for as well,” college became a building block for a potential baseball talked about how well his team is going to be able to Weisheipl said. field arrangement. The field being only six minutes away create offense. “I was at a showcase (in New Jersey) and coach from campus by car was one of the main reasons why the Weisheipl came and he talked to me and three other school proceeded to continue negotiations with the high CONTINUE READING ONLINE players and after that, I went on a visit and then in the school. The schools eventually reached an agreement, late summer, I decided to commit,” freshman outfielder one that would have both schools invest in the field Jamal Lamar said. and put in a new locker room area and offices for the JAWILLIAMS1224@GMAIL.COM “I had no idea what Cabrini was until coach Weisheipl Cavaliers. The next step of the process was to cost it out. Expenses, revenue, team cost among others went into the total number, and while Cabrini athletics would not disclose the financial obligation to the Loquitur, we could imagine it came at a healthy cost. All of this had to go through the board of trustees as well. In this whole process, interest for women’s rowing emerged, which helped address the gender balance issue. At the end of the day, “without the Pavilion addition, we wouldn’t have been able to do it,” Lysionek said. So when that was all said and done, and Cabrini University’s President Dr. Donald Taylor gave his approval of the team, the athletics department went full speed ahead into the process of finding their head coach. That is when they hired Coach Weisheipl. “We conducted a national search that consisted of multiple phone and on campus interviews,” Koch said. “Nick’s coaching experience, philosophy, short-term and long-term goals for the program check marked all the boxes we were looking for.” Coach Weisheipl was an assistant coach at West Chester University for the past two seasons and prior to that he was Villanova’s pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. While his new gig will be the first one in which he will be the head coach of a NCAA team, Weisheipl was the head coach of the Division II Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016



Basketball season opens with the battle of Eagle Road

Cabrini guard Ivan Robinson attempts to dribble past Eastern Guard Austin Carroll.



Women’s Game The Battle of Eagle Road has been a tradition that both teams look forward to every year. Cabrini’s men’s and women’s basketball teams competed head to head with rival Eastern University on November 15, at six and eight o’clock at Nerney Field House. The Eagles were able to outlast the Cavaliers in a tough game that ended with a final score of 59-53. It was the season opener for both teams. This showed throughout the night as both teams struggled with turnovers and low shooting percentages. The teams battled it out in front of a high energy crowd. “I could feel how big of a game this was,” forward Myonie Williamson said. “Even watching the crowd as they were coming in as we warmed up, we could tell it was going to be a really big game.” Cabrini’s leading scorer for the night was junior forward Kate Skalski, who finished the game with 13 points and three turnovers. Eastern’s leading scorer was Emily Lavin who had a total of 16 points and six rebounds. There were four Eastern players that scored in double digits. For some on the team, it was the first time they got to experience the battle. “It is such a cool tradition to take part of,” freshman forward Pattie Fortescue said. “I feel like we could’ve done more and ran plays better.” For Fortescue’s first game at Cabrini, she had threes all across the board in points, turnovers, assists and rebounds. Sabrina Hackendorn, starting forward, was injured requiring her to sit out the rest of the game. “It’s a great atmosphere for our players. You can definitely feel the excitement in the crowd,” Cabrini women’s basketball coach Kate Pearson said. “We adjusted a bit better in the second half but some of those turnovers were very costly.”

Cabrini forward Myonie Williamson attempts a layup against Eastern University.

Men’s Game As for the battle of Eagle Road on the men’s side, the Cavaliers were able to take care of business. Cabrini handed rival Eastern its first loss of the season with a 81-66 victory. “I think for us, this was a great team win,”captain and guard Ivan Robinson said. “When things got tough, we came together and got stops when we needed to.” As the opening game for both teams, turnovers favored the Cavaliers, who had 13 turnovers with Eastern only tallying four. Six players racked up double digits in the game. For Cabrini it was Monroe with 26, Robinson with 17 and Bagwell with 12. As for Eastern Turk had 25, Kurnick had 11 and Pena had 10. “I try not the look at the season but game by game, and so far it is looking better,” Monroe said. Along with a game high 26 points, junior forward Monroe had four assists on the night. “It was a big game for us, especially coming up from the loss last year,” Monroe said. Men’s head basketball coach Tim McDonald was very content with the results of the game. McDonald enters into his third year as Cabrini men’s basketball head coach in 2016-17. Overall, it was a split night for the cavaliers. “It’s always a tough way to open up, but everyone comes and brings their energy and their A game because it is such a good rivalry,” McDonald said.



THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016



The unique story of Cabrini’s dynamic duo


CSAC championship MVP Jackie Neary with mother and coach Jackie Neary. BY ANGELINA MILLER Staff Writer

At the helm From field hockey to lacrosse to soccer and tennis, one specific family from Logan Township, N.J. has been making their mark on Cabrini University’s athletics throughout the past two decades. This all began in the fall of 1997 when mother Jackie Neary was hired as Cabrini’s first official full-time athletics coach. “I never really saw myself as becoming a coach,” Cabrini’s women’s field hockey and lacrosse teams head coach Neary said. “I just sort of fell into it by accident, but now it’s my passion.” Growing up, coach Neary played both field hockey and lacrosse throughout middle school and high school. Her passion for sports really took off at Ridley High School where she was fortunate enough to receive an athletic scholarship to Temple University. Coach Neary starred as a two-sport athlete at Temple, playing both field hockey and lacrosse. Through those two sports, she was part of four teams that reached the NCAA Final Four. As a senior in 1985, she served as co-captain for both the Owls lacrosse and field hockey teams and earned the honorable titles of first team Regional All-American and second team All-American. After graduating from Temple University as a criminal justice major, coach Neary immediately slid into a job at Federal Express, better known as FedEx, for twenty years. She also coached field hockey at Ridley High School from 1986-1995 and women’s lacrosse at Temple University from 1991-1994. Coach Neary became the first inductee of the Ridley High School Women’s Hall of Fame in 2003. She was also inducted into the Temple University Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2012, along with the rest of the members from the 1984 national championship team. “I was blessed all through high school and college to have amazing women that coached me,” she said. “My inspiration to become a coach definitely came from being around people like them.” In 1996, coach Neary chased an advertisement that she saw in the paper for a head lacrosse coach at Cabrini College and was quickly hired for the position. She then courageously started the women’s lacrosse program from scratch in 1997 and lead the Cavaliers to their first undefeated season within a year’s time. “After my first year coaching the lacrosse team at Cabrini, the field hockey coach left to coach at Villanova,” coach Neary said. “I always loved and played field hockey and I knew girls that played both, so of course took the coaching job, and I was so glad that I did.” Shortly after becoming the head coach for Cabrini’s women’s field hockey and lacrosse teams, coach Neary also became the department’s student-athlete wellness coordinator. As wellness coordinator, she dedicates time towards helping studentathletes adjust to the college environment, specifically with the academic and personal spectrums. The 2016-2017 school year marks coach Neary’s 21st year with Cavalier athletics, but more specifically, the women’s field hockey and lacrosse programs. Since the beginning of her legendary coaching career, she has become an 11-time CSAC Coach of the Year in women’s lacrosse and a 4-time Coach of the Year in women’s field hockey. She has also guided the Cavaliers to obtain numerous honors including the achievement of 14 CSAC titles, 13 NCAA tournament appearances, a 100-win plateau with the 2005 field hockey team and a perfect 9-0 regular season CSAC record with 2008 field hockey team. Winning CSAC championships and achieving honorable titles still remain exciting for her as a coach though. “My assistant coach Julie Smith summed it up when we won our field hockey championship two weeks ago,” she said. “When we won, Julie repeatedly said out loud, ‘This never gets old,’ and it doesn’t. That feeling of success and all the hard work paying off is just indescribable.” According to coach Neary, the challenge of consistently trying to do well and not disappoint year after year are what keeps things from getting old for her.

“It’s not easy,” she said. “You put a lot of hard work in, the girls especially. But as a coach, it’s both important and challenging to recognize your players strengths and weaknesses and develop a team that can get into the championship.” Keep it in the family: Coach Neary also has a noticeably positive attitude that prevents any challenges or hardships thrown her way from ever getting the best of her. A perfect example of this took place in 2000, when she encountered a bout with cancer but still led the women’s field hockey team to a CSAC championship game, regardless of recent radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Her positive attitude not only rubs off on Cabrini’s field hockey and lacrosse teams, but also her family as well. This includes her daughter Jackie, who is a junior marketing major at Cabrini University and a midfield player for both Cabrini’s women’s field hockey and lacrosse teams. Neary was coached in t-ball by her mom growing up, then played field hockey throughout her four years of high school at Kingsway Regional in N.J. From Kingsway, she moved onto Cabrini because of its small size and the fact that she could play both field hockey and lacrosse. Now, as a junior, she has been coached by her mom in field hockey and lacrosse for the past three years. “People always ask me what it is like to have my mom as my coach,” Neary said. “She doesn’t treat me different though. When I’m on the field, I’m just another player to her and she’s just my coach.” In fact, Neary said she actually prefers her mom as her coach as to having her as just another supporting parent on the sidelines. “If I wasn’t at Cabrini, I know she wouldn’t be able to see me play as much since we’re both in season at the same time,” Neary said. “She’s also coached me for so long that I just know she’s a really good coach and has a lot to offer to myself and whatever team I’m on.” Neary has also carried on her mom’s gene of athletic success, as she has recently been named the MVP of field hockey’s 2016 CSAC championship game. “I didn’t play well in our game before, so I went into that championship game with a mindset of wanting to play better and win, which we did, and that feeling was amazing,” Neary said. She knew she could not have achieved the victory without her teammates though. “We really wanted the CSAC title this year. Everyone has stepped up and we all inspire and lead each other which has made it a really good year for us overall,” she said. As one of the strongest players for both the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Cabrini, Neary does her best to be both a good leader and influence on her fellow teammates. “My main thing is to stay as positive as possible to keep everyone motivated and going,” she said. Neary also positively influences her younger sister Shay, who is a current lacrosse player at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pa. Although Shay did not fall in love with field hockey as her mother and sister did, she has been playing lacrosse since the 5th grade and still bonds with them through that. “I would say I definitely look up to Jackie when it comes to sports,” Neary said. “I think she’s a really good athlete overall, which is good to have ahead of me as motivation and a role model for myself.” Both Shay and Jackie also look up to their older brothers Sean and Jacob with athletics as well, as they both previously played soccer and tennis for Cabrini. One thing that is for sure is that the Neary name is one for the books at Cabrini, with coach Neary continuing to lead it today. “I enjoy traveling, going to the beach and spending time with my family outside of Cabrini,” Neary said. “But really, my heart and soul goes towards being a coach for the school.”


Dec. 1, 2016 issue 04 Loquitur  

2016-17 issue 04 Loquitur Cabrini College student newspaper, Radnor, PA 19087 Dec. 1, 2016

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