Brandon Desiderio

Articles by Brandon Desiderio

Gateway Project proposal tabled by commission, local community

A meeting was held by the Radnor Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 6 during which the fate of the current Gateway Project was ultimately decided. Standing as only a fraction of the college's 14-year Master Plan, the project consists of the construction of a multi-level parking garage along the length of campus directly facing Eagle Road.

Radnor Planning Commission Meeting, Feb. 6 – Discussion of Cabrini’s Gateway Project

Radnor Planning Commission Feb. 6 Public Meeting

New bistro boasts Main Line fare

Ella's American Bistro opened up on Sugartown Road in Wayne in mid-December just this past year. Located in Devon Square Shopping Center, the upscale bistro boasts a modest menu of environmentally-conscious entrees, featuring sustainable, local, and organic cheeses, vegetables, and meats.

Tune-Yards’ who kill confronts social issues

The musical act Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) released their sophomore album Who Kill in April 2011 to much critical acclaim, reaching as high as number 7 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2011.

Tongue-tied: Why language courses should really mean something

Like every other Cabrini student, I have to take language courses in order to graduate; and like everyone else, my choices are limited in scope to the three Romance languages offered on-campus: Spanish, Italian and French.

The men behind the beauty

There are six groundsmen at the heart of keeping mother nature from interfering with the day-to-day operations on Cabrini's campus, all of whom go above and beyond what's expected of them to keep everything in order.

Refugee finds home after war

For most Americans, the idea of war happening close to home isn’t easy to imagine. War, to Americans, is a foreign thing, something that… Read More

Cabrini students spend a night at the Bates Motel

A fun and frightening time was had by all Cabrini students who attended the Bates Motel trip on Friday, Oct. 21, sponsored by CAP Board.

Suicide survivor educates, stomps stigma

Young adults often have to deal with pressure from all sides: family, friends, school and work. Stress may even occur from their most favored free-time activities. Because of the often demanding nature of others, and the added pressure of life changes at this crucial moment in their lives, many students find themselves faced with a depressed day here, a depressed day there. But, sometimes, those days turn into weeks - and a serious condition develops.

Tree planting memorializes late alumnus

The life of '02 alumnus Corey Salazar, who had been working in the Holy Spirit Library since 2004, was examined and reflected upon by current students and faculty with a tree-planting ceremony dedicated in his honor.

Ryan’s story

“It’s a journey of getting to know my own self and becoming more comfortable. It’s just the same basic journey everyone has.”

Looking for love, just like us all

Sex trafficking is said to happen in every city, even in the small towns no one suspects; no area is entirely safe; no woman, no child, is spared from the real threat of trafficking.

Campus biases must be faced head-on

At Cabrini, we’ve experienced these racial insults and the exploitative injustices that they bring in tow – but what do we do from there?

Community is essential in hardship

There’s something to be said of the community support of Bascelli through his battle. Support is an often overlooked and underappreciated aspect of any struggle.

Students must experience the unknown

It’s not for everyone. Not everyone is willing to step outside of their comfort zone, to exceed their own boundaries and participate in something larger than themselves, than their families.

The hunt for the dream job: it’s a journey

Whatever the case, our dreams always start the same: big, bold, and beautiful. But what they boil down to, what they lead to, is a path of further self-discovery that doesn’t end just with their pursuit.

Working in a rapidly changing field

A job in communication in today’s world isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago – or even five years ago. In an industry that’s changing faster than ever before, how do you remain competitive with a four-year degree that could be obsolete the minute it’s printed?

‘Development is the new word for peace’

Once you’re willing to weed through the stereotypical Miss America contestants, who shine their pearly whites and mutter thoughtless devotions to world peace, you’ll see that there are actual advocates doing the heavy lifting, in the trenches, often out of sight.

The Catholic social tradition: a larger call to a pluralist community

CRS acts contrary to this stereotype of Catholicism. It presents itself in less restrictive terms and tells a different story – a story of interfaith cooperation, one which calls us to participate in a pluralist society and set aside our differences in order to advance the common good.

’98 alum’s advice to student borrowers: ‘make a financial plan’

Hollie Havens '98, an English and communication major during her undergrad years at Cabrini, faces a remaining $30,000 before she'll be clear of her 15 years of student debt.