Ashley Cook

Articles by Ashley Cook

PHEAA grant to decrease

Cabrini students who receive the PHEAA grant may be faced with difficult choices as a result of the emerging student aid crisis due to the PHEAA grant loss of at least $40 million in PHEAA earnings next year. Mary Maronic, Foundation and Government Relations Associate for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, urges students to get involved in student lobbying: "Make phone calls to hometown legislators and college legislators.

Microsoft introduces surface computer with a magic touch

BREAKING NEWS! The next generation of computer interfaces will be touch screen. Don't believe it? Well, after being under top-secret development for five years, software giant, Microsoft, has once again outdid itself with this exciting new invention. "I hope we can some day use these computers in the future on campus," Stephanie Saveoz, junior graphic design major, said.

New law paves way for greater college affordability

Financial aid offices across the United States, including Cabrini's, are working to understand the implications of a major new law passed by Congress this fall that made significant changes in financial aid. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act, signed on Sept.

Apple premieres world’s thinnest notebook

After a long wait from Apple fans and road warriors, Apple Inc. finally delivers the latest state-of-the-art product, the MacBook Air. Light-weight, thin and mobile, the MacBook Air is an exciting addition to the Apple line. Priced at U.S. $1,799, it is the third installment in the Mac notebook lineup after the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

Stressed Out!

After a long night of studying for finals, my head hits the pillow and no sooner am I about to fall asleep a thought pops in my head, "I forgot to do my friggin genetics paper!" At 2 a.m. I drag myself out of my warm comfy bed and over to my hard wooden chair.

Research yields results

"It's a very exciting, unexpected discovery," Dr. David Dunbar, associate professor of biology, said. "Experiments take unexpected twists and turns, it's not just a cook-book procedure. Sometimes the results are what we want and other times, not. But hey, that's science.

Eat up, save the planet

Eco-friendly restaurants are sprouting up across the country with owners committing to reducing energy and water use. The move to "go green" is a good marketing strategy and one that saves companies a lot of money. Ted's Montana Grill and The White Dog Café are just two examples of restaurants in the Philadelphia area that have already jumped on the bandwagon to participate in this good cause.

Attorney gives student privacy lecture

William H. Ewing, Esq., member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, gave a lecture on student privacy rights at Holy Spirit Library on Sept. 28. Ewing's open discussion was based on the laws representing the USA Patriot Act of 2001, passed shortly after the attacks on 9/11.

Straddling lower, middle class

Cabrini College's President's Convocation honored Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Alfred Lubrano. Lubrano is author of the book "Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams." Lubrano is also a contributing editor to GQ Magazine, has won six national journalism awards and is a commentator for National Public Radio since 1992.

Students pursue master’s degrees

Although master's degrees appear expensive, it has not deterred students in the pursuit of advanced education in hopes of furthering their career. The number of students in the different departments at Cabrini who seek an advanced degree differ in regards to the student's career aspirations.

Lenders base rates on school records

Large lenders are setting interest rates based on the colleges the students attend, rather than the borrower's credit worthiness. The Senate Banking Committee and The House Committee of Education and Labor is further studying the student loan business. According to The Associated Press, Andrew M.

Hilton’s jailtime was not the only ‘news’ to happen over the summer

"What's Darfur?" my best friend asked me when she over heard a conversation between my mother and I. We had been discussing how little the coverage on Sudan has been since I had discovered the astounding book "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmeal Beah; the memoirs of a boy soldier.

Accepting oneself: recovery from an eating disorder

After tip toeing down the hall to the bathroom, 20-year-old Danielle lightly shuts the door, turns the sink water on full blast, lifts up the toilet seat, crouches down on her knees, holds her hair back and does what she promised herself she'd never do again.

Hurricane Katrina victims defraud federal government and charities

Thousands of people are being charged with defrauding the federal government and charities for Hurricane Katrina victims out of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Associated Press. More than 18 months after Hurricane Katrina decimated the Gulf Coast, the frauds range in value from a few thousand dollars to more than $700,000.

Relationships: Don’t sweat the small stuff

In creating a life we want, there are always bumps in the road along the way. There is rejection, turmoil and the feeling that we lack the skill and confidence to really succeed with men. Have you ever noticed that when we beat up on ourselves and feel badly about our dating situation this sense of dooms tends to stick around, much like a vicious circle that spins out of control? Each and every time we beat up on ourselves, doubt ourselves or let our fear control us when we want to initiate at any level with men, we enter a vicious circle.

AIDS spreads in Afghanistan

The United Nations in Afghanistan warns there is an increasing risk of HIV, that may lead to AIDS, spreading across the country. With the largest influx of people in its history, Afghanistan has recently added AIDS to its list of health troubles. With 69 recorded cases and 3 deaths, UN officials warn that the incident is becoming muchgreater.

New love interest? Don’t neglect your pet

"Looks like you got yourself a man of the house already," says your new love interest, while he observes your canine's sharp choppers. No sooner did the words come out of his mouth; your pup plants his chops into his left leg. Like men and women, canines can become jealous when they feel they might have to share treats and attention.

Smoking ban spreads across college campuses

At least 43 colleges have gone smoke-free from California to New Jersey, according to USA Today. Nearly 31 percent of full-time college students smoke, compared with about 25 percent of the overall population, according to the federal government's 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Moral beliefs may affect doctors’ care for patients

A nationwide survey of 1,144 doctors found that 14 percent of physicans feel they are not required to tell patients about medical options they oppose morally. These options include abortion and teen birth control. 29 percent believe they have no duty to refer patients elsewhere for treatment.

Snow-covered beaches signal a too-soon spring break

Warm, sandy beaches, beach towels and board shorts, chillin' by the pool. Surrounded by friends and family, I walk the boardwalk looking for the first taste of "dip in dots" this year. I continue to walk until I feel the water between my toes and can smell the mist of the salt water in the air.


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