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Angela Donato’s sister, Toni Bolis, seen with her husband, daughter and unborn son.  (Photo submitted by Angela Donato)

Distracted driving causes heartbreak for alumna

Angela Donato’s world was turned upside down the second she received word that her sister had been in a fatal car accident. “Think about the one person in your life that you love the most. The person that you talk to the most, the person that you go to for everything when you’re sad, stressed, […]

Gloria Richardson accepting award, pictured with President Don Taylor. (Abbie Keefe / Asst. News Editor)

Civil rights activist wins award

A civil rights pioneer and leader of the Cambridge Movement spoke of retaliation and social justice during the challenging time when races fought for freedom and equal rights. “Demonstrations were illegal, picketing was illegal, but after that was over and at night, don’t come in and try to burn down my house,” activist Gloria Richardson, the […]

Taylor presents plan development in second town hall meeting

President Taylor’s town hall meeting on April 13, explained some of the major changes that are going to improve Cabrini. Here are some important points students should know. The Cabrini 2020 roadmap will be furthered with co-chair positions for an operational planning group to be formed in the fall of 2015. New partnerships have been […]

Prospective students and their families gather in the Dixon Center during Accepted Students Day. (Mackenzie Harris / Editor in Chief)

Accepted students day welcomes class of 2019

Over 400 prospective students came to campus to see what their potential new home would be like.  Faculty, staff, student ambassadors, athletes and club leaders helped high-school seniors and transfer students on Sunday, April 12. Accepted Students Day is held every year to help potential Cabrini students figure out if this is where they belong. […]

CRS representative Juan Sheenan spoke with CRS Student ambassadors about #RefugeesSeekingSafety. (Erica Abbott / News Editor)

Honduras’ CRS rep meets student ambassadors

From Honduras, the country with the number one homicide rate in the world, a Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services, traveled to the United States, to better understand the relationship with college students and CRS. Juan Sheenan, Catholic Relief Services representative for Honduras, has been in his position for six years. He came to both […]

Danielle Kane, class of 2015, is studying abroad this semester through the Semester at Sea program. (Photo Submitted by Danielle Kane)

Global offerings give insight to cultures

Cabrini is working to become a more globalized campus. There are ways, however, that the college already has a very globalized perspective. Through courses with an international focus, to professors from other countries and even studying abroad, students receive a broader international dimension. The communication department recently welcomed Dr. Felicity Duncan to their staff from […]

Dr. Khalid Blankinship presenting  during the penultimate installment of the Lenten lecture series. (Lillian Hurley / Staff Writer)

Community important to religion, speaker says

The religion department chair of Temple University gave a presentation titled, “A Muslim’s Assessment of the Spiritual Vision of Gaudium et Spes,” to continue with the fifth installment of the Wolfington Center’s Lenten Lecture series. “I may not agree with all the points made in Gaudium et Spes, but I respect them,” Dr. Khalid Blankinship […]

New gender and body studies major proposed

Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown, chair of the English department, has set a proposal for a new major for students interested in body image and learning about gender, race and sexuality. On April 9, the faculty assembly meeting will be discussing a new major proposal for the college. This new major and minor is called Gender and […]

David Regn, Cabrini alumnus, presented to communication majors during networking event on March 31. (Submitted Photo)

Students learn about inbound marketing during networking event

As graduation approaches, the seniors are focusing on their possible job opportunities. Senior and junior communication students had an opportunity to visit Stream Companies, a full-services advertising agency, which was co-founded by Cabrini alumnus, David Regn. A 1997 graduate, Regn started the company while he was still a student at Cabrini, with his friend who […]

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School aims for increased Hispanic enrollment

The college is slated to have Hispanic enrollment up by 25% by the year 2020. “In order to compete and to recruit students, you have to be where the numbers are,” Dr. Donald Taylor, president of Cabrini speaking about Hispanic students, said. According to Pew Research Center, 69% of Hispanic high school graduates in the […]

Admissions works to continue campus diversity goals

The admissions office is moving ahead with new enrollment goals. Every year admissions is faced with the task of bringing new students to campus and in recent years diversity has become a major part of the plan, according to the executive director of admissions. “I think that anyone in higher education knows that if you’re […]

Gloria Richardson, civil rights pioneer and this year’s recipient of the Ivy Young Willis and Martha Dale Award, in a standoff during a riot. (Creative Commons)

Civil rights leader to receive prestigious award for women’s leadership

Gloria Richardson, a civil rights pioneer, was chosen to receive the Ivy Young Willis and Martha Willis Dale Award. Each year, the history and political science department recognizes a woman who has made a great contribution to the civic life of her society and this year, Richardson exemplifies this and will be the recipient. “Gloria […]

Dr. Hosffman Ospino, professor at Boston College. (

Hispanics transforming American Catholic church, speaker says

This is a journey of the transformation of Catholicism and without faith you cannot have culture, a Boston College professor of Hispanic ministry said Wednesday, March 18. “From the 1930s there was no official word for Latin Americans. The unofficial word used around the United States was ‘The Spanish Speaking.’” People became offended because some […]

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LLC leader receives award for integrating freshmen faster

Staff have the opportunity to do something extraordinary too. The director of the first-year experience was one of 10 people in the nation to receive the Outstanding First-year Advocate award from Cengage Learning and The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition on Mar. 3. “Ultimately at the end of the […]

(Submitted by Matt Kaehler)

SEARCH: A chance for reflection

Campus Ministry offered an experience for students to take a step back from everyday life and reflect on their personal and spiritual image. The Search retreat was held in the Pocono Mountains of White Haven, Pa., which provided a very scenic aspect filled with stars and lakes for the three-day event. “The main focus of […]

Jill Smith, Jake Verterano and Nick Guldin presenting to senior communication majors. (Jill Nawoyski / Asst. News Editor)

Alumni return to address senior communication majors

“Being a Cabrini alumni does not just mean that a student graduated from Cabrini. It means that they will have a lifetime worth of connections,” a Cabrini alumnus said to a group of senior communication majors. “If you’re really passionate about something, don’t let go of it. You never know when an opportunity will come […]

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Students get a second chance at housing lottery

    Following “much consideration,” the Residence Life office decided to re-open the housing applications for students who did not receive a lottery number for housing next fall. Emails were sent out at 8:00PM on Tuesday, March 24 from Akirah Massenburg, assistant director for housing and programming. While Massenburg declined to give a statement, the […]

Mary J Anders discusses sexual assault during a presentation in Grace Hall.  (Abbie Keefe / Asst. News Editor)

Bystanders of sexual assault are important aspects, speaker says

A detective who has worked in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for over 20 years thinks that the bystander is an important aspect of any sexual assault case. “We get the victims, we get the bully, but how many people would understand the bystander [of sexual assault],” said Mary J. Anders, who has worked […]

Tressa Setlak giving a presentation on sexual violence, including speaking up and the importance of the bystander. (Jill Nawoyski / Asst. News Editor)

Sexual violence: it’s on us

One in three college students date someone whom they hurt or who hurts them, said a sergeant from the public safety department to a presentation of a group of faculty and students. “A simple, ‘Are you okay?’ speaks volumes,” said public safety officer Tressa Setlak, while giving her presentation, “Sexual Violence – it’s on us.” […]

Cindy Dobrzynski presenting on helping hands at the second Lenten lecture series in Grace Hall. (Dominique DiNardo / Asst. Lifestyles Editor)

Catholic Charities describes helping hands at the second Lenten lecture

Catholic Charities USA gives the lives of those suffering from poverty a little hope, senior vice president of mission and ministry said. “Last year over 57,000 students were helped by Catholic Charities,” Cindy Dobrzynski said. Dobrzynski visited Cabrini for its second installment of the lenten lectures. She is the senior vice president of missions and […]

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Time to embrace Spanish language: it is on the rise

According the U.S. Census Bureau, The U.S. is the fifth largest Spanish speaking country in the world, behind Mexico, Spain, Columbia and Argentina. The trend is expecting to increase, as the Cuban writer Humberto Lopez Morales stated that America will have the largest number of Spanish speakers by 2050.


Cabrini is ready to be re-accredited

Cabrini seems to be ready to be re-accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Schools next week. Middle States will send eight non-Cabrini affiliated volunteers from other institutions to spend March 22 to 25 with Cabrini students, faculty, staff and administrators to gauge if Cabrini is meeting the Middle State’s 14 “Standards […]

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Alumni give back for 10th annual alumni mentoring

Over 50 Cabrini sophomore and junior communication majors gathered to meet with 11 alumni for the communication department’s 10th annual alumni mentoring event. It was held on March 17 in Grace Hall. About five students sat around each table with an alumnus or alumna and exchanged resumes, portfolios and described their skill set they have […]