Author Archives | Brandon Desiderio

Ryan’s story

“It’s a journey of getting to know my own self and becoming more comfortable. It’s just the same basic journey everyone has.”

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Looking for love, just like us all

Sex trafficking is said to happen in every city, even in the small towns no one suspects; no area is entirely safe; no woman, no child, is spared from the real threat of trafficking.

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Campus biases must be faced head-on

At Cabrini, we’ve experienced these racial insults and the exploitative injustices that they bring in tow – but what do we do from there?

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Community is essential in hardship

There’s something to be said of the community support of Bascelli through his battle. Support is an often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of any struggle.

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Students must experience the unknown

It’s not for everyone. Not everyone is willing to step outside of their comfort zone, to exceed their own boundaries and participate in something larger than themselves, than their families.

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The hunt for the dream job: it’s a journey

Whatever the case, our dreams always start the same: big, bold, and beautiful. But what they boil down to, what they lead to, is a path of further self-discovery that doesn’t end just with their pursuit.

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Working in a rapidly changing field

A job in communication in today’s world isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago – or even five years ago. In an industry that’s changing faster than ever before, how do you remain competitive with a four-year degree that could be obsolete the minute it’s printed?

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‘Development is the new word for peace’

Once you’re willing to weed through the stereotypical Miss America contestants, who shine their pearly whites and mutter thoughtless devotions to world peace, you’ll see that there are actual advocates doing the heavy lifting, in the trenches, often out of sight.

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The Catholic social tradition: a larger call to a pluralist community

CRS acts contrary to this stereotype of Catholicism. It presents itself in less restrictive terms and tells a different story – a story of interfaith cooperation, one which calls us to participate in a pluralist society and set aside our differences in order to advance the common good.

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Editorial: “How to find a boyfriend”

We applaud the individuals who sought out our editors, assistant editors, staff writers and newspaper adviser to inform us of their frustration, hurt and disappointment. We appreciate the conversations that took place on social networks, blogs and even other visual responses.

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’98 alum’s advice to student borrowers: ‘make a financial plan’

Hollie Havens ’98, an English and communication major during her undergrad years at Cabrini, faces a remaining $30,000 before she’ll be clear of her 15 years of student debt.

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‘Now is the time’ for compassion without compromise

True immigration reform may be on the horizon – if President Obama takes a more critical approach to some of the issues being proposed.

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‘We the People’: Reporting from President Obama’s Inauguration

Standing just centimeters apart were blacks and whites, men and women, Christians, Jews and Muslims, first- and tenth-generation immigrants.

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Cabrini Compliments on Facebook: Sticks and stones may break bones, but words do uplift us

In just over a month, Cabrini Compliments has amassed over 800 friends and continues to get a steady stream of compliments.

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Top gift of 2012: Your TIME

Time is the best gift you can give – everyone can always use more of it. Spend it wisely.

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Our Relationship with Social Media: It’s Complicated

There’s no doubt that a huge amount of our social interaction now takes place on-screen. Whether it’s emailing our professors that we’ll be 10 minutes late for class the next day, or following up with a friend from home who’s now 1,000 miles away, we’ve ditched face-to-face communication often for good reason. But do we crave something more organic, more heartfelt?

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Dodging the Fiscal Cliff: Parties must cooperate

Less than fifty days stand between our country and the looming fiscal cliff. Starting January 1, both significant tax hikes as well as budget cuts will take effect and because of this, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. economy will enter yet another recession.

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BREAKING: Car outside of East Res catches fire; none harmed

Last updated at 8:36 P.M. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. See bottom of article for update log. A vehicle caught fire behind East Residence Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at about 4:30 p.m. Public Safety said that the exact cause of the fire is unknown, although it was likely caused by a broken fuel line. The […]

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Editorial: Dodging the fiscal cliff: PARTIES MUST COOPERATE

When the electoral votes came to a halt last Tuesday and Obama’s reelection was official, something less than patriotic happened. Disappointed voters rushed to outlets like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to express their outrage at the decision the majority of Americans made. There was no respect paid to our reelected leader as these individuals tossed […]

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Who did you want to see crowned in the Mr. and Miss Cabrini Pageant?

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POLL: What did you love most about Halloween 2012?

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Take action: Vote

Last week’s faculty panel opened up a great discussion about the upcoming election, emphasizing the need for citizens to participate in their government – and that’s exactly what we, as college students, aren’t doing. Whether it’s writing a letter to your congressperson or signing a petition, Cabrini faculty sees the merit in participating in the […]

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It’s time to step up our foreign policy

After watching Tuesday’s town hall debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, we at the Loquitur were left with a lot of unanswered questions.  The candidates danced around a number of foreign policy issues, focusing instead on military might and the deficit. Not exactly an insight into where they’ll lead America diplomatically. An unsettling minority […]

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Editorial: Big Bird, Barack, Mitt and YOU

For many of us, this November will be the first time that we’ll get to vote in a presidential election. We’ve tuned into the first debate, possibly Googled our way to deciding whom we’re voting for, and most likely retweeted a few Big Bird memes. So now what?

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Make the federal budget Faithful

As Americans, we’re conditioned to see church and state as mutually exclusive. We’re told that our democracy will crumble unless we keep religion out of government. But once the two are separated, are they still equal?

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Now, more than ever, we must look to the Middle East and North Africa

Over the past two weeks, the assaults and protests that erupted throughout the Middle East have proven one thing: this area, in the midst of such radical transformation, should be our particular concern.

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