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Catching that Spring Fever

Spring is such a small, hopeful word that conjures up images of bright, sunny days, blooming flowers and lazy, hazy summer not far behind. After a long, relentless winter full of snowstorms, ice storms, power outages and a surprise week off, spring is the light at the end of the tunnel. I am tired of […]

Is creativity a dying breed?

As college students, listing your transferable skills is a major point of sprucing up your resume. But the question is, what do you list? According to The Guardian, researchers have created studies to examine what skills students consider to be important and only 15 percent of 15-16 year olds consider creativity to be valuable.

Going gluten-free

I am in no way, shape or form an expert on how the body works or how different foods affect our bodies. As far as I am concerned, if it fills me up and does not make me sick or gain weight, it is okay to eat. Recently, a new diet fad has been trending […]

Who should decide our financial aid?

Financial Aid helps millions of students make it through college, but how much does it really help? Every year the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is released. Students are then encouraged to fill it out, even if they feel as though they may not qualify because there is always a possibility that they […]

CVS goes tobacco free

CVS, the highest selling pharmacy in the country has dropped tobacco products from their shelves. Their CEO, Larry J. Merlo, believes the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with the company’s purpose. While this decision is winning a lot of support and praise, some are saying that if their purpose is to promote health then […]

Making the daily drive: commuting from home

Ever thought to yourself, “Hey, if I commute to college, I won’t be able to get involved or understand the true meaning of what it’s like to have that ‘college experience’?” Wrong. Just because you commute to school doesn’t mean that you can’t take in the benefits and enjoy college just as much as a […]

Being a Cabrini resident: the minute commute

It’s a question we are all faced with when we enter college: should I live on or off campus? In addition, after freshman year you are allowed the option to move off campus and live somewhere nearby such as those “luxury” Kingswood Apartments or you can continue to live on campus at buildings such as […]

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Risky business: MOOCs

MOOCs: For those unaware with the term it stands for “Massive Open Online Courses.” Some colleges and universities have began to offer them and other schools are looking for ways to combat them. I personally disagree with the idea of MOOCs and think they shouldn’t be counted for credit.

Dirty and ROTTEN

Valentine’s Day is the day where it is all about the cute stuff. Everywhere you look there are cute candies, cute flowers and cute couples. What about all the others who are spending Valentine’s Day alone and perhaps maybe can’t get over an ex that left them scorned?

Heart health

This month there will be lots of love going around, because of Valentine’s Day of course. But where does the feeling of love come from? Your heart. It is Heart Health awareness month. This is the 50th birthday of the holiday. Not everybody this month will think about the importance of their heart, they will […]

Snowed in… AGAIN!

With the winter we have been having, it is a wonder that we have had classes at all semester. Meteorologists keep making calls for up to a foot of snow repeatedly week after week, and it has created a sense of foreshadowing to whether or not school will be in session the next day. I […]

What was I supposed to be doing again?

Facts: – Procrastination can be defined as putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time – Pies Steel, a professor at Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, stated that 95% of the population procrastinates at times – 1 out of 5 people procrastinate so bad that it may be affecting their jobs, […]

Semester at Sea: coming full circle

Last semester I embarked on an incredible four month journey with Semester at Sea. A four month study abroad program that takes place on a cruise ship. 115 days, 15 countries. Before we all got off the ship – a mere month ago – there were questions that were tossed around. What are you going […]