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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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The great American past time: more than just a sport

It is my favorite time of year. Spring is beginning to bloom, summer is on the horizon and the Phillies season is about to begin. My history with the Phillies and sports in general is not a great one. Sports to me was torture. As a child, I played soccer and was a part of […]

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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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Why so serious?

Does America know how to take a joke anymore?

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The worst time of the year, housing

I hate this time of year. Not only because I slip and slide all the way over to dinner, but for many other reasons. I hate this time of year because of one reason: choosing housing.

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‘Teen Mom’ has some benefits

Thank you Jamie-Lynn Spears. Thank you Sarah Palin’s daughter. Thank you for contributing to our society in a way I can never truly express.

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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.

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The end of something magic Harry Potter and the devoted fan

As the last pieces of the Harry Potter world are released in the form of the first part of the final film, Jamie Santoro looks back on a life of magic alongside America’s favorite wizard.

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This weekend at Cabrini: Pro

Why the weekends on campus aren’t as bad as you think. And why your should stop complaining about it.

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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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Awareness: The weapon of choice in the battle for justice

Awareness of the injustice in the world makes all the difference in Jamie’s opinions

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Must-watch TV shows of the season

With so many shows on television, where do you start?

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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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Stone age sex education

Stone age sex education. Written by Perspectives editor Jamie Santoro

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Oil spill effects still felt

BP oil spill still affect those in the Gulf coast area, but now with signs of possible recovery.

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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 […]

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Symposium allows students to shine

Classes are canceled on April 22nd, but do you know why? Students have been working for months on presentations for this year’s Arts, Research, and Scholarship Symposium.

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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, […]

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Health care reform: the price for saving lives

The battle over Healthcare is over. Where do you stand?

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Students benefit from alumni networking event

Alumni come back to lend a helping hand to job-seeking students.

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‘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.

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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 […]

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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 joined together for this icy swim to benefit the Special Olympics 2010 Polar Bear Plunge series.

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