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App of the Week: National Parks by Nat Geo

Looking for a cool way to learn about and explore the awe-inspiring outdoors of America’s national parks?  You need not go any further than National Geographic’s free app, National Parks.  For the first-time and repeat visitor alike, it’s a handy reference tool for planning a trip to the many parks in our country. The main […]

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Poetry celebrated in month-long tradition

Spring is a romantic time of year as many flower blossoms come into sight throughout our natural surroundings. Adding to the romance of spring is the celebration of writing in poetic form, with April deemed National Poetry Month.

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‘Titanic 3D’ commemorates 100th anniversary of sinking

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of White Star Line’s R.M.S. Titanic brought about the re-release of James Cameron’s film, “Titanic,” to cinemas once again.

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Van Halen back on tour in A.C.

Fans of hard rock band Van Halen milled about on Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk awaiting their show at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, March 24.  In all directions, people could be seen donning a variety of Van Halen t-shirts showing their rocker spirit.   Opening for Van Halen was R&B group Kool & The Gang, playing […]

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Oscars Big Winners: “The Artist,” “Hugo,” Streep, Plummer

  The world of film gathered in Hollywood to award the highest honor in the industry, the golden statue known as an Oscar.  As in years past, best acting and best picture looked to be tight races among their respective nominees.  On Sunday, Feb. 26, the stars took to the red carpet donning their best […]

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“The Artist” takes audiences to silent film era in style

Today’s generation of moviegoers were given a taste of Hollywood’s silent film era with Oscar nominee “The Artist.” The story focuses on the film industry’s long-ago transition into the “talkies,” causing different outcomes for acting talent of that time.

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BMFI spreads human trafficking awareness

The documentary “Not My Life” was shown to a packed theatre at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Saturday, Feb. 4, to spread awareness of human trafficking dangers and teach how to help victims.

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Application of the Week: Visit Bucks County

If you are looking to explore Bucks County, you can do so with Visit Bucks County, a new app available for the iPhone.

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Higher Ed: Trade schools or 4-year colleges

In response to Cabrini’s news of lowered tuition, a comment in favor of going to trade schools was posted on the Loquitur website. Having experienced both the trade school and 4-year college environments, I had to share my thoughts on the very different paths to a career. Attending a trade school, specifically for computer training, […]

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Fight off flu with prevention, shots

Signs are posted around campus listing the familiar, tough symptoms that those coming down with the flu begin to feel. The signs relay the importance of getting a flu shot by comparing a quick solution to a week of the flu’s worst symptoms. To prevent students from getting sick and missing classes, along with preventing the spread of germs, Cabrini offers flu shots without the financial heft.

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Ghostly legends and lore haunt Philly and beyond

Throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas, there are many places believed to be haunted by the ghosts of long-ago residents.  From old mansions, inns, forts to battlefields and ships, locals and tourists alike are sure to hear a frightful tale. Creepy, old, abandoned homes and other buildings sit in decay for decades often with no historic […]

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“Footloose” remake drives today’s youth to cut loose

Many movies are getting hit by the remake trend and often the remake is disappointing in comparison to its original.  That’s why the remake of a long-time favorite wasn’t appealing at first.  It was hard to imagine anyone other than Kevin Bacon as outsider Ren McCormick standing up against no-singing and no-dancing town laws. However, […]

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Kristin Mitchell Foundation warns of potential abuse

Mitchell began telling his audience at Grace Hall about a personal story of domestic violence on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Mitchell is the father of Kristin, for whom the Kristin Mitchell Foundation was founded in honor of. Kristin lost her life to an abusive boyfriend in 2005.

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Warren Miller’s “Off the Grid” takes viewers on wild ride

The skiing community, beginner to extreme, can appreciate Warren Miller’s “Off the Grid.”  However, this 2006 documentary has elements which can draw in audiences beyond that of the popular winter sport. Filmed in Alaska and many other well-known and lesser-known skiing hot-spots, the views captured are amazing.  Picture high, snow-covered, rugged mountains going out to […]

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Biohazard spreads rampant fear in ‘Contagion’

Coughing, sweating, dazed individuals in various cities around the globe prepare audiences of “Contagion” for the full scope of what is to come.  The first of these is an only slightly ill Beth (Gwyneth Paltrow), the wife of Mitch Emhoff (Matt Damon). Beth arrives home and settles back in with her family after a trip […]

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Summer Blockbusters: Top 8 action-packed films of the summer

This summer was filled with many action packed blockbusters. Some of the top picks of the summer include Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean and Fright Night.

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Becoming the victim

This semester, my engagements in the common good (ECG) class focuses on dating and domestic violence, as well as how to help victims of abuse. On Wednesday, March 16, my ECG class, taught by English professor Amy (DeBlasis) Persichetti, watched as signs were being hung up around room 358-A in Founders Hall. We found out […]

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Spirituality explored among students

A discussion focusing on faith and spirituality took place on Wednesday, March 16, from 3:30-4:20 p.m. on the 2nd floor conference room at Holy Spirit Library, hosted by the Student Diversity Office. A small group of students attended to share their thoughts, beginning with a question of what religion and spirituality meant to those present. […]

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Epilepsy runs student’s life on many levels

“The first time I had a seizure was when I was in the 8th grade,” Natalie Crawford, senior communication major, said. “It was January 2003.” Crawford said that as soon as she got to school in the morning, she felt funny, was having trouble getting words out and thinking clearly. “One of my teachers said […]

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Club aims to raise $30,000 towards research

The Dixon Center will play host to the 2nd annual Relay for Life on March 26 at 3 p.m. to March 27 at 7 a.m. in an effort to cure Cancer. As the second annual event, the campus community is hoping to repeat last years success. Senior biology major Melissa Gambino attended last year’s event […]

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Alumni, students discuss implementing Fair Trade as part of Justice Matters core curriculum

Alumni spent time at a discussion on social justice, led by communication professor Jerome Zurek at Seven Stones Café in Media, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 10.  The discussion included the idea of implementing Fair Trade as a social issue that should be included into the Justice Matters core curriculum. Zurek believes the Justice Matters program […]

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‘127 Hours’ gives audiences a real life chill

The Danny Boyle-directed film “127 Hours” starring James Franco as adventurer Aron Ralston is an amazing story of living life and fighting for it when disaster strikes. Early scenes take viewers to Utah’s Moab, an appropriate film location listed by IMDB and a place known for extreme mountain biking according to the Discover Moab website. […]

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Animal cruelty reaches new lows

In the past week, I received an email from the Care2 petition website concerning the slaughter of 100 sled dogs in Canada.  This is one of many advocacy actions which Care2 seeks to bring about awareness and justice for the sake of abused or killed animals. According to an Associated Press story on Yahoo!, the […]

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Safety while driving should be a priority

Three days before Christmas, I was heading home along Naamans Road in Delaware with family when we came up on a traffic jam. Cars were inching eastbound toward the Foulk Road intersection, only a short distance. At the point where we first encountered the traffic jam, we were unable to see what has caused it.

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Player Profile – Julie Bonomo

Julie Bonomo, senior and captain of Lady Cavs basketball, shows great leadership and athletic skill as a role model on and off the court for her teammates.

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Gossip Girl

Award season 2011 includes strong nominees, surprise snubs Now that both the People’s Choice and Critics’ Choice Awards are behind us, award season is in full swing and some nominees have a chance of top honors at multiple ceremonies.  According to E! Online, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won Critics’ Choice best actor and actress […]

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