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The fight for ethical jewelry

Have you ever looked down at the bracelet you are wearing and thought about where it came from? Ethically sourced jewelry is a topic on the rise and is teaching people about the blood, sweat and tears that could have gone into making their favorite accessory.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the well-know comic strip “Peanuts” was full of whimsical colors, charming characters and adorable humor. On April 11, the cast and crew performed one of their last showings of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Directed by Thomas R. Stretton, Jr, this musical that fondly commemorates the […]

Cotton picking in Uzbekistan: ‘volunteer’ or forced labor?

Cotton is a staple fiber that grows in a boll. After being harvested, cotton is spun into yarn or thread. It is the world’s most widely used textile, with over 29 million tons of cotton produced every year. However, the fabric that makes up a majority of consumers’ favorite clothing and blankets could be hiding […]

Factory deaths brings attention to sweatshop clothing

People hear “fair trade” and they automatically associate it with food. However, fair trade takes on other forms as well. Fair trade has become much more of a topic of concern in the clothing industry. In light of 2013-factory crash in Bangladesh, fair trade activist have fought to help people understand the source of where […]

Consumer guide to ethical clothing

As consumers, we are constantly buying the newest trends. However, there is also a very high probability that most people do not think about where their clothing items come from before they buy them. For many, the origin of their shirt, shorts or sweater remains a mystery. Many don’t realize that the cotton that makes […]

He gives a face to those who made your clothes

Kelsey Timmerman has a wife and two kids and lives in Indiana with his family. He is a man who wanted to travel the world and find out where everyday things like clothes or food came from. He loves to experience new people and learn about their stories. He is a speaker and a writer. He […]

Summer tuition cut

With summer just around the corner, students are preparing for finals and soon after, a few months of time away from the classroom. For some however, summer is used as a time to get ahead in credits or to play catch-up. “I’m taking summer courses and the reduction in cost would definitely benefit me because […]

How far can the stress of applying to college go?

There it was sitting on the kitchen table waiting to be opened. As Nicolas Doyle, Randolph High School junior, located in Randolph, N.J., came home from school that day, he found five different packets telling him about different colleges that wanted him to apply. “Not gonna lie, when I saw those packets my stress level went through the roof,” […]

The Nerney Leadership in Community Service Award was awarded to juniors Anna Giangulio and Laura Nagy. (Cassandra Phipps/Staff Photographer)

Nagy and Giangiulio rewarded for community service through Nerney award

The Thomas P. and Jill Nerney Leadership in Community Service Award promotes the “education of the heart.” Education of the heart not only promotes intellectual competence but strives for moral development while instilling a special concern for those persons who are in need. This year there were two recipients of the award, Laura Nagy and […]

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The ‘Wrath of Kahn’ comes to an end

After six years, Cabrini men’s basketball head coach Marcus Kahn has stepped down to take over the role of head coach at the University of Mary Washington. Kahn led the Cavaliers to the 2012 national title game, an elite eight appearance in 2013, a sweet 16 appearance in 2011 and finished with an overall coaching […]

Graphic design majors from all years present their creative products. (Noelle DiCioccio/Staff Photographer)

ICYMI – The 2014 Academic Symposium

The 2014 Academic Symposium brought out students from all class years to display their research and scholarly achievements on Thursday, April 24. The showcase of posters event drew campus administration, faculty and many students to the event in order to learn more on each students specific research.

Students to advocate for global poor in Washington D.C.

Two Engagement for the Common Good (ECG) 300 classes have been preparing to represent Cabrini and the school’s principles of social justice in the nation’s capital. On Friday, May 2, Dr. Jerry Zurek, along with Dr. Raquel Green, will be guiding his Working for Social Justice and Working for Social Justice in Guatemala classes in […]

Millennials: overworked and under appreciated?

The Millennial Generation – the teens and 20-somethings born after 1980, the first generation to come of age in the new millennium – tend to get the stereotype of being lazy, spoiled, and entitled. But they are also the generation that is trying to bounce back from the recession and find jobs after graduation.

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Costa Rica – A fair trade missed opportunity

Costa Rica (translated in English means “rich coast”) has established its coffee as being the most prestigious in the world, yet producers of coffee remain ignorant to the fair trade movement and impact it can have on their production.

#Stand4Freedom

Cabrini students stood in solidarity with people all across the country advocating for those who have been affected by human trafficking. For 24 hours beginning at 6:40 p.m. on April 8, and ending at 7 p.m. that following day volunteers in the Cabrini community stood in support of the fight to end human trafficking.

A table showing where college graduates end up in jobs classified as being underemployed.

Does the degree really pay off?

There are approximately 37-million people in the United States borrowing money towards student loans and 40 percent of those borrowers are under the age of 30. Although it may seem like the problem is paying back the debt, the real issue lies in those borrowers like Lilly Welsh who are underemployed.