Britany Wright

Articles by Britany Wright

Rough economy hurts all

My mother just lost her job. For me she is now the face of those unemployment numbers we hear every few weeks. The United States Bureau of Labor has reported that in February 2009, the unemployment rate had reached an alarming 8.1 percent nationally. Ten years ago when my mom started working at a construction company as an accounting clerk, the unemployment rate was 4.

‘Once On This Island’ to awaken Cabrini

As winter comes to an end and spring awakens, many students, professors and faculty alike are dreaming of far away places much warmer than here. This semester, Cabrini's theater department is prepared to take audiences away to a warmer setting for free. The cast and crew will present "Once On This Island" on March 26-29 and April 3-6.

National Women’s History Project produces ‘Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet’

Women have fought for their own civil rights and the chance to be equal among men in the workplace, school and in the social world. With such a rich history they have been awarded the whole month of March as "Women's History Month." Each year since it has been established it has adorned a theme through the National Women's History Project.

Facebook users win battle over networks’ legal terms

Recently Facebook fought and lost a battle to consumers about jargon they used in their new legal terms of use. It was found in the terms of use that the Web site is allowed to keep users' content and licenses, even if the account is terminated. After a barrage of complaints, Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive, has agreed to allow Facebook users to have an active say in the revision of the legal terms.

El Salvadoran advocate and writer visits

Renowned Salvadoran novelis Horacio Castellanos Moya, author of "Senselessness," visited Cabrini College's campus for a book reading and signing on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Teledrama comes alive

Cabrini College's theatre will open its doors for the fall production of "12 Angry Jurors" Thursday, Nov. 6. "12 Angry Jurors" was written by Reginald Rose in 1957 and portrays 12 angry jurors who are placed in a tiny conference room where they have to decide the fate of a minor's life.

Noted Catholic scholar from Notre Dame to speak about debated political issues

As the election comes to a close this week, voters search for answers from political experts. On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Rev. Richard McBrien, noted author on the subject of religion and politics, will be providing views on election issues at 7 p.m. in the Mansion at Cabrini College.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. 16, 2008 is National Think Pink Day to raise awareness for breast cancer. Since the '90s, the incidence of breast cancer has increased. Fewer women, however, have died due to the preventative measures people can take. October is breast cancer awareness month.

Multicultural sorority opens new chapter

Five of Cabrini College's sophomores are hoping to change the stereotype associated with the word "sorority." Delta Xi Phi, a multicultural sorority, is under a one-year trial period and is now accepting pledges for Cabrini's chapter of the organization. Dana Sciamarelli, math and secondary education major, said, "We want to better the community we live in, not have huge parties.

Teachers debate privacy of formal evaluations

Students now have the opportunity to evaluate their favorite, and least favorite professors online and on paper. An article from Inside Higher Ed reports a study by two professors at the University of Maine on the correlation of the results of ratemyprofessors.

PAC to change its name

The Pennsylvania Athletic Conference is taking measures to change the name of the league to include all the colleges involved. The name PAC has graced the Division III athletic conference for over 10 years. The only problem is that not all the schools included in the conference are located in Pennsylvania.

Study abroad: Cabrini in Spain

Imagine waking up in a foreign country, looking out the window and seeing the narrow streets of Granada. For breakfast, a jug of milk that has been left out since it's been purchased, now sits on the table next to a box of Cheerios. Class begins in 20 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to get to the university.

New crop of school shootings

Is it too much to say that school violence is out of hand in the United States? First Columbine, Virginia Tech and now Northern Illinois University? Steven P. Kazmierczak, the accused shooter involved in the incident at Northern Illinois University on Feb.

Lower income families to go to Ivy league schools for free

Harvard and other elite universities have announced that families making less than $60,000 will go to Harvard for free. Families making up to $180,000 will pay no more than 10 percent for their income for tuition. Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania are a few of the private institutions out there that are taking a different approach to student loans.

Former Cabrini student guilty in stabbing

A former student of Cabrini College, Keith Singleton, 21, was convicted of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon of crime. The conviction is a result of a dispute between two Cabrini students in April 2006 that ended with a stabbing.

Global Solidarity Network hosts first international teleconference on campus

Catholic Relief Service, through its Global Solidarity Network, hosted the first international teleconference Cabrini College has participated in on Thursday, Nov. 8. College students from around the United States, including Cabrini students, listened to Rick Jones, a representative from CRS on location in his office in El Salvador, and had the opportunity to ask questions about the ongoing debate of migration.

Put an end to child labor

It's time to stop letting children do our jobs. Child labor seems to go unnoticed and it is an ongoing problem internationally that affects all of us. Throughout the world there are an estimated 218 million children between ages 5 and 17 working in factories and other hazardous conditions.

Leave the labels for mercantilism

Attention all supposed goths, jocks and nerds: you don't need to be labeled anymore! College is the time for young adults to define themselves, not be defined by others. Stereotyping and labeling is created by society. We find stereotypes in everyday life and represented in popular culture.

Playwright shares experiences with cast/crew

The theater program at Cabrini College hosted the playwright of the play recently performed at the college, "The Laramie Project." The playwright, Leigh Fondakowski, has visited many college campuses before, but she had only witnessed one performance by another school.

Preparations for Cabrini Day underway

After the success of last year's Cabrini day, the committee for this year has decided to extend the day to a whole week. Cabrini day this year will focus on the importance of equitable access for education. It will be held on Nov. 13. ? Events range from group activities, a brunch served by the faculty and staff and a guest speaker, Dr.


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