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Local DA wins Ivy Young Willis award

With a commitment to social justice and all those who carry that mantle, Cabrini College honored the Montgomery County District Attorney with an award and guest speaking opportunity for their exemplary work in the field of justice and the community.

The English-language pages of Wikipedia would be one impacted greatly if the Stop Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act were to pass both houses of Congress.

Editorial: Ban SOPA: call for a free internet

Last week, Wikipedia and other popular websites protested the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act by blacking out their logos or redacting content on their websites. Sites like these, and many more, are resisting what would amount to an unprecedented level of unchecked internet oversight by the government.

Summary of alleged sexual assaults at Penn State

State College scandal evokes Cabrini response

Tragedy and scandal struck Penn State University last week amid allegations and a federal investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was indicted on 40 counts of sexual abuse of young boys between 1994 and 2009 with at least 10 potential victims coming forward.

Occupy this

Last week I finally visited Occupy Philadelphia, and it did not disappoint. Having long derided the “Occupy” movement from the sidelines, I was intrigued by the prospect of getting some time on the ground with disillusioned iconoclasts. It’s no secret that since inception I have not been a fan of this ragtag band of economic […]

Outta’ Right Field: What’s he worth?

What are athletes worth?  With the NBA currently embroiled in a bitter lockout revolving around player salaries and the NFL just coming off a similar players’ strike, I often hear people questioning the small fortunes professional athletes earn. “Is he really worth $80 million? All he does is put a ball through a hoop…” Should […]

Putting the Sexy in Halloween

To all you girls really stressing over a last minute Halloween costume, stop. We all know what the easy and oft-taken solution to your costume dilemma is. There is no shame (necessarily) in the “easy” way out anymore. I just feel that someone had to call it out. So go ahead, stop worrying, don’t run […]

Day 13 of Occupy Wall Street begins with a march through the streets of lower Manhattan on Sept. 29 with the One World Trade Center construction site in the background.

News Briefs Issue 05

Occupy Wall Street protests fight for economic equality A group of activists stood up against greed, corporate influence and social inequality during late September. A large number of police officers were sent to the streets near Zuccotti Park, at Broadway and Liberty Street, where protestors had been camping during their protest. The “leaderless resistance movement” […]

Outta’ Right Field: Is sportsmanship dead?

Sportsmanship is dead, and winning killed it. The centuries of old western traditions of integrity and fair play in competition has finally been replaced by the impetus to win at all costs, at any cost. Sure, we’ve been hearing grumblings of this forever it seems, generally from an older generation blaring that their sports were […]

Perspective: the danger of obeying the law

“Shakedown,” “extortive” and “conflict of interest” are not things anyone wants to hear in association with their local police department, much less their entire state’s penal code. Well Garden State natives, I have some bad news for you. Over the summer I experienced all three pejoratives in your fine state at the hands of Jersey’s […]

“Fast Five” burns rubber onto movie screens this April

The gang’s all back, and still living life “one quarter mile at a time.” I’m talking of course about Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the rest of the car-stealing, fast driving anti-heroes that star in the newly released (April 29th) Fast Five movie now playing in regular theaters and Imax. For those who are fans […]

Can I have fries with the rude?

Is common courtesy really too much to ask? Apparently, depending on your line of work, it is. I realize we are not living in the most genteel of times, but this ridiculous. I, like many college kids, make ends meet by working at a restaurant. I knew when joining the ranks of food service that […]

mct The best at their craft, Drew Brees, Superbowl winner, of the New Orleans Saints and Cam Newton, top ranked college player from Auburn. --MCT

No Contest: Pros vs. College Joes

College sports are inferior to professional sports. I’m sorry, I couldn’t keep pretending anymore. And while I can hear the angry mob forming already, this fact cannot be escaped. Make no mistake, this is not merely a statement of personal preference. For numerous reasons it’s now obvious that both as an entertainment and as a […]