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.

Online dating a growing trend among young adults

Can't find love on Cabrini Campus? Tired of trying to meet new people through friends, work or the local hangouts and bars? Well there's a new and improving industry on the Internet known as online dating, and it's just a click away. Online dating has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world, according to americansingles.

Text messaging while driving unsafe for all

9:30 p.m. This particular night was just like any other night for Monica Baker, a sophomore history major. Driving back to school from her backbreaking job, a cashier and stocker at a busy arts and crafts store, all Baker wanted to do was get some sleep. She hears the faint vibration of her cell phone that was sitting on the seat beside her, and as she looks over, "one new message" lights up across the screen.

Track separates the women from the girls in 06-07 season

Women's indoor track team, with the help of former runner and coach Danielle Dorsey, plans for success this season. Their goal this season, make the list for nationals. "It's always going to be the same race." Kacie Fick, sophomore biology and biotechnology major, said.

Indoor track team prepares for season with high hopes

Cabrini's indoor track team is getting ready for it's 2006-2007 season. With goals such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship, the teams work hard to qualify at the start of the season. Never going head to head against another team, most of the meets are big invitationals with as many as 60 colleges attending without keeping score.

Service with a smile

The 2006-2007 women's cheerleading squad is pumped to jump off this upcoming basketball season. Team captains, junior elementary and early childhood education major Elana Kousisis; sophomore pre-nursing major Jamie Clark; senior American studies major Meg Eller and sophomore elementary and early childhood education major Melissa Barrett, with the help of coach Tiffany Bendistis, are really excited to get started.

Athletic wear geared toward Muslim women

Nike and are offering Muslim women culturally sensitive sportswear that can be worn in a way that remains true to their faith. These comfortable, sleek head coverings, known as "capsters," were created by young Dutch designer Cindy van den Bremen, and come in a variety of styles that match different sports and activity looks including aerobics, outdoor, skate and tennis.

Mouseprint exposes the truth in ads strives to expose the strings and catches in advertising fine print. Mouse print is the term used for that fine print in advertising, in a contract or on a product label, often buried out of easy sight. Mouse print changes the meaning of, or contradicts the primary claims or promises the producer makes.

Through a survivor’s eye

October is breast cancer awareness month. But of course all of you knew this.or did you? Before I wrote this article I knew absolutely nothing about this cancer, but because of good researching sites and sources, I was able to learn enough information I needed.

Pope Benedict XVI owes Muslim community apology

Pope Benedict XVI's purpose of his Sept.12 speech at Regensburg, Germany was to address the issue of the relationship between faith and reason, not to offend the Islamic culture. Benedict cited a 14th century Byzantine emperor's remarks stating Muhammad, the Muslim final prophet of God and model of Muslim life, "spread by the sword the faith he preached.

Recent battery recall gets students heated

A voluntary recall of 4.1 million lithium-ion batteries used within laptops has recently been announced by Dell Computers and 1. 8 million batteries are also included from Apple, due to potential overheating and fire hazards.


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