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.

Big plans; bigger problems

Construction for the brand new West Residence Hall, set to open in the Fall of 2006, adjacent to Cabrini apartment complex (CAC),is scheduled to begin April 1, 2005. All residents who now park in the CAC lot will now have to resort to parking on Residential Boulevard or at the Dixon Center.

Project Appalachia: not your average spring break

This past spring break, while many Cabrini students were flying to exotic places such as Cancun, the Bahamas or even just relaxing at home; some traveled to Richwood, W. Va. for Project Appalachia, an alternative to the normal spring break trip. A group made up of 18 students, leaders Matt Grzeskowiak, a junior and education major, and Ashlee Lensmyer an English/communications major and senior, Campus Minister Laura Gorgol and the Director of Athletics Leslie Danehy, ventured out to West Virginia for six days to work in communities of various towns.

Expecting mother resigns

Lina Barbieri, the director of Marketing and Communications at Cabrini, after much thought and consideration resigns from her position due to the expectance of a baby girl in June. Barbieri said the decision to resign from her position was difficult; however, it was well thought out on her part, as well as her husband's.

Co-op urges seniors to ‘get in gear’

The Cooperative Education and Career Services Office, better known as the Co-op office, provides career planning and assistance to students. The goal is to enable students to develop professional exposure and earn some college credit, in addition to earning income as well.

It all ‘ADDs’ up

The average college student belongs in a side-show act of a circus. Their balancing act of classes, homework, studying, partying, sports team practices, club meetings, working on campus, working off campus, volunteer work, eating and sleeping is enough to make the bearded lady look like small potatoes.

Through the eyes of an Eagles fan

It is Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, the morning after the Super Bowl. I figured I would write this while I was good and depressed. I can look to this as some sort of healing. I just still can't believe it. I mean, just this time two weeks ago, nothing could have bothered me.

New addition to Residence Life

Laura Shapella started her new job as the assistant director of Residence Life last semester. Originally from Northern New Jersey, Shapella graduated from Ursinus College with her bachelor's degree. She then attended graduate school at James Madison University in Virginia.

House 5 residents puzzled by flooding

The Casey House, also known as House Five to Cabrini students, has been dealt some major problems. Just two weeks ago, on a Wednesday morning, the residents of House Five were in the middle of a flooded mess due to frozen pipes that burst. Not only did this happen once, but it also occurred during the winter break.

Bozzone leaves office of student activities for Penn

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future," John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jason Bozzone's personal hero, once said. With his eye on the future, Bozzone, the current director of student activities, resigned from his position and will be taking a job at the University of Pennsylvania.

Head women’s swim coach relates swimming to life

Watch out Michael Phelps! Phelps has nothing on Mike Kernicky, head coach of Cabrini's women's swim team. Kernicky has been around the block, the starting block that is. Born and raised in Folcroft, Pa., Kernicky has been making waves in swimming for the last 40 years.