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You only get four years: one student’s journey

  I graduated from LaSalle College High School in June 2008. I was young, dumb, bright-eyed and bushy tailed. I spent the summer working as a lifeguard, escaping to the shore whenever possible and eventually, saying my goodbyes to friends. In August, I left for Cabrini. Before I continue, I should just mention that I […]

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A tanner shade of pale: the magic of UV rays

On Saturday, I found myself lying buck naked in a tanning bed. As I sang the Selena classic “Dreaming of You” out loud and to myself, I wondered how I got there. I like being tan. The tight feeling of your skin, the sun on your face and, let’s be honest, you look and feel […]

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Too much ‘Skins’ for US audiences

The Parent Television Council is up in arms. The advocacy group sent a letter to congress asking for an ‘investigation’ in the new scripted MTV show “Skins,” based on the hit U.K. series. The PTC believes that the show is chalk full of child pornography and counted forty drug references through the 41-minute pilot.

CRS and Obama speak out on Sudan

Catholic Relief Services and The United States Council of Catholic Bishops came together to urge Americans to help stop a genocide before it starts. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 CRS hosted a video chat facilitating the discussion of what could happen and how to stop it. CRS and USCCB representatives in Juba, a city in southern […]

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The Gulf’s problems aren’t over yet

The situation in the Gulf is more than just an oil spill. The delicate environment of the area has been forever altered. The economy is spiraling downward with no signs of stopping. But what’s next?

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“Gossip Girl here…”

Jesse James has returned from a “treatment facility” for “personal reasons.” …OK? In other news, his wedding ring did not return with him. He was spotted taking his kids to school Monday morning without the band of gold. Remind you of Sandra hiking sans ring a few weeks ago, huh? Bret Michaels, of Poison and […]

News Briefs for March 30 to April 4

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Obama makes first visit to war-torn Afghanistan President Obama visited Afghanistan last week to meet with President Hamid Karzai and American troops. This marks Obamas first visit to the war-torn nation. President Obama used the trip to emphasize certain promises made by President Karzai that have not been kept. Wednesday, March 31, […]

‘Family Guy’ takes stab at Palin

In a recent episode of Fox comedy hit “Family Guy” a passing joke has led to a heap of trouble. The character of Chris, voiced by Seth Green, went on a date with his crush Ellen. Ellen happened to have Down syndrome.

Soldiers scan for possible snipers in nearby apartment buildings in al Noor neighobrhood, north Mosul, Iraq on January 26, 2008. Charlie Company, First Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Division based at Fort Carson, Colorado (Steve Lannen/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)

News Blurbals

U.S. rocket kills 10 Afghan civilians The 10 deaths, five of which were children, came two days into a new military strategy in Marja. Top American commander Gen. Stanley A. McCrystal apologized to President Hamid Karzai. Avoiding civilian deaths is the basis for American strategy in the Middle East. Secret raid captures Taliban commander Mullah […]

Cabrini prepares to host Relay for Life on campus

Cabrini is preparing for Relay for Life to come onto campus for the first time. Students are in the midst of planning and getting participants for the event, scheduled to take place on March 20. Relay for Life is an event that raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

‘Slave Narratives’ performance celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month was kicked off with a performance of “Slave Narratives Revisited; A Celebration of Freedom.” The play, written by E. Shockley and starring Shockley and Lary Moten, was performed at the Centre Theater in Norristown. The show jumps through time to show small vignettes of slavery in many forms in many time periods.

Relay for Life comes to Cabrini

Cabrini is preparing for the Relay for Life to come onto campus for the first time. Students are in the midst of planning and getting participants for the event, scheduled to happen on March 20.

In 17 degree weather, a crowd of hundreds submerged themselves into water warmer than the air itself. Were they a crowd of lunatics? Is there some sort of treasure submerged in the icy lake? No, and not only is it by choice, but it's for a great cause.

Cabrini students and members of the community joined together for this icy swim to benefit the Special Olympics 2010 Polar Bear Plunge series.

Cabrini students take the plunge for good cause

In 17 degree weather, a crowd of hundreds submerged themselves into water warmer than the air itself. Were they a crowd of lunatics? Is there some sort of treasure submerged in the icy lake? No, and not only is it by choice, but it’s for a great cause. Cabrini students and members of the community […]