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.

Mischeif Night

A crisp night in late October full of. toilet paper? Mischief night on Oct. 30 is not meant for children. It is a night full of pranks that young adults play on nearby neighbors with rolls of toilet paper or making yolk-filled messes. Throughout the years pranks have remained traditional, yet more creative.

Laramie Project Preview

Cabrini College students have spent countless days and weeks preparing a show about controversial issues. The theater will present "The Laramie Project" by Moisés Kaufman. This play looks at the issues of homosexuality, homophobia, the death penalty and hate crimes.

Know your professor

Professor Janice Xu is one of the new faces here at Cabrini College. She has an eclectic knowledge of the communication field. She moved here to America 14 years ago and studied communications.

Sitcoms cancel homosexuality

Network television has begun to cancel homosexual characters from their sitcoms while cable television has cast more this year. The organization, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD, is in upset over the decrease of homosexual characters on network television.

Reynolds tour to hit east coast

"Lunch in Lisbon" anyone? This catchy debut album will be premiering this Fall 2007 as Brandon Reynolds tours the east coast. So who is Brandon Reynolds? Brandon Reynolds is an artist with a unique set of lyrics set to the smooth, bluesy tunes of folk-rock.


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