Brandon Desiderio

Articles by Brandon Desiderio

Wall Street woes felt in Philly, rest of world

Frustrated and upset citizens have gathered in peaceful protest in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. They are angry about the extent of Wall Street greed and government inaction to protect the average American.

I’m not your gay best friend

Queens, divas, twinks – gather ‘round; it’s time for us to have a little discussion about perpetuating the gay male stereotype. Leave your Pink… Read More

Hofstra professor addresses ‘Sex and the Soul’

A professor of religion at Hofstra University, Dr. Donna Freitas came to speak candidly to Cabrini students on Wednesday, Sept. 21 about more than just sex.

Active Minds reach out to active hearts

Cabrini’s Active Minds Chapter, met for their first meeting of the school year on Sept. 13.

News Briefs for Issue 03

Libyan women hope to maintain power On Feb. 15, a protest was held in Benghazi, Libya by the female relatives of massacred Abu Salim… Read More

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.