Ashley Weyler

Articles by Ashley Weyler

Graduate learns “quality over quantity’ as an English and communication major

As a 2006 English and communication graduate of Cabrini College (not University, as much as the administration yearns for it to be labeled so), I am disgusted, annoyed and flat out upset about the decision to tear the English and communication department apart.

Luxurious to cheap, vacations to fit all budgets

Tired of the ordinary vacation? Not to say Wildwood, N.J. isn't a great time, there are just so many alternative vacation ideas for groups of friends to take this summer that may not be the obvious first choice. Try taking a road trip across the country. It will take about a week to get to the west coast, which gives leaves another week to get back to the east coast.

Life’s lessons learned

In just a few short weeks, I will say goodbye to this fine institution. Not only will I be saying goodbye to Cabrini, I will be saying goodbye to Ashley "The Student" and saying hello to Ashley "The Real Person." So as my final send-off, I would like to share with you some of the things I have learned over the past 18 years of my education beyond the books.

Priest shortage creates problems

In May of 2005, a 20-year-old graduate of Strath Haven High School left St. Charles Seminary. Robert Bowie entered the seminary at 18 not knowing what he wanted to do. He left at 20 not knowing what he wanted to do. "I've convinced myself that I left because I wanted to see other things and not because I was unhappy," he said.

CSM journalist released after three months of captivity

Jill Carroll, a 28-year-old freelance journalist for the Christian Science Monitor, came home April 2 to the United States after being freed by her Iraqi kidnappers on Thursday March 30. She was in captivity for 82 days. According to the CSM, Carroll said, "To be able to step outside anytime, to feel the sun directly on your face, to see the whole sky.

Freese’s passing impacts hearts

In a scorching hot room on the third floor of Woodcrest Hall in August 2001, Cristin Marcy met Jackie Freese. "A bubbly, curly-haired Jackie came over and introduced herself as my neighbor. I knew that she was someone that I was going to be friends with," Marcy said.

Leave the peanuts at home

I love peanut butter. It is one of my favorite foods. I can't imagine not being able to eat peanut butter. I can't imagine that eating peanut butter could kill me. People who suffer from food allergies, more specifically peanut allergies, have to constantly watch what they eat because they fear deadly consequences.

College students falling very fast into debt

As "The Graduation March" lingers in the background, I am surrounded by my peers, and tearful parents, especially my own. It is Sunday, May 21. The weather is gorgeous. Birds are singing in tune. The sun is shining. It is graduation day, the long-anticipated event in which I have been preparing for my whole life.

Cabrini bands rock at Philadelphia’s Trocadero

Headlining their first show at the Trocadero, On the 8th Day, along with openers Alrtucide and Arcas to Ursa, filled the halls of the Troc's balcony with heavy metal and rock music on Sunday, Oct. 16. The three groups performed to a sold out crowd. Opening the show was the band Arcas to Ursa.

Cabrini student’s band headlines major local venue

To all those heavy metal and hardcore music fans out there, check out Cabrini's own On the 8th Day, who is headlining at the Trocadero's balcony bar on Oct. 16, 2005. Tickets are $10. On the 8th Day is comprised of lead singer Pat Hill, a junior criminal justice and sociology major, guitarist Eric Herbster of West Chester, bassist Brian Marchesani of Springfield, and drummer Gabe Falgie of Springfield.

‘Growing pains’ painless for Rooymans residents

The Rooymans Center, which housed counseling services, tutoring center and nurse's office in the past, is now home to 18 freshman males and one resident adviser. The Rooymans Center, built in 1967, originally called Council Hall, was not always used for offices before its recent renovation.

Students ‘heart at work’ at fair

Jazzman's Caf

‘So, what’s your major?’

There I am, in the most uncomfortable position one can ever imagine. Ladies, you all have been there, I am talking about the gynecologist. For those males reading this, I apologize if you are squirming in your seats right now. I am already uneasy about being spread-eagle in front of a total stranger.

Lady Cavs field hockey team aiming for PACs

The Cabrini women's field hockey team may be off to a slower start than they planned, but they are confident that things will pick up soon, they just have to work out some of the kinks. Coach Jackie Neary, who is returning to her coaching position for the 10th consecutive season, said, "The girls are working hard, we are just hoping for a win.

Lady Cavaliers eagerly await upcoming soccer season

The Cabrini women's soccer team is looking to score big this upcoming season in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). The soccer team is said to have a better chemistry this year and "our ability to put the ball in the net has vastly approved," Prothero said. "They are all getting along and play well together.

Japan train crash kills 71

According to, the death toll in a train derailment in western Japan rose to 71 early Tuesday, nearly a day after a packed commuter train jumped the tracks and hurtled into an apartment complex in the deadliest Japanese rail accident in four decades.

CAP board not discouraged by ‘Fling’ damage

On Saturday, April 16, the biggest and most anticipated event that the Campus Activities and Programming board (CAP) prepares for all year long, Spring Fling, took place with many new activities throughout the day. To make this year the "best fling ever," the CAP board hired the Bouncing Souls, a hardcore punk band, to play a 10 p.

Anticipating busy, productive summer

Summertime for many means no school, going down the shore, no school, going to baseball games, no school, getting tans, no school, wearing flip-flops, no school, going to concerts, no school, barbequing, no school, eating water ice and yup, you guessed it, no school! I am looking forward to all of these things, as much as the next person.

Moving in before marriage

Good idea By Chrstina Williams One of the best ways to get to know someone is to spend quality time with them and get to know everything about them. I feel that moving in with a significant other before marriage is all right. I've heard that the first year of marriage is the hardest.

Celebrating sweet 15 Latino style

On Sat., March 19, the halls of the mansion were filled with Latin flavor and celebration. Latinos Unidos sponsored a Sweet 15, or Quinceanera, for Maria Gambone DeJesus, daughter of Maritza DeJesus, the tutorial coordinator in the A.I.R.E. student services on campus.