Brittany Lavin

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Sex shouldn’t be a race; No prize for first to lose it

Sex. It's funny how such a small word has such a big meaning to most people. When I was growing up it seemed that sex was everywhere, particularly on television. I remember watching shows where high school and college students were having sex like it was nothing, just something to do on a Saturday night.

Know your professor: Dr. Raquel Green

Dr. Raquel Green joined Cabrini this semester as a professor of romantic languages and literatures. Green was born in Argentina in the capital city of La Pampa, a province in the interior of Argentina. Green describes growing up there as a wonderful experience, although "small town" despite there being nearly 70,000 inhabitants.

Tips for green living

According to thegreenguide.com, there are many little things a person can do in their daily lives that are considered "green." Check your local traffic report before leaving the house. Slow traffic contributes eight times as much air pollution on a daily basis than traffic that moves at a steady pace.

MP3 and media-players: what to look for when buying

Nowadays everyone is going somewhere and their music is going with them. Apple's iPod, Creative's Zen Plus and SanDisk's Sansa Fuze. All of these are examples of mp3 players that are currently out on the market. There are so many different kinds of portable MP3 and media-players today that it is nearly impossible to choose from.

Latest Celebrity Gossip

Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z allegedly tied the knot on Friday, April 4 in New York. The couple has not confirmed the wedding but took out a marriage license on Tuesday, April 1. The fourth is apparently a significant day for the couple, as they were both born on the fourth of the month, Beyonce in September and Jay-Z in December.

Plot line tangle on October Road

It has been a long and winding path down "October Road" this season. On Monday, March 10, ABC aired the two-hour season two finale in which several of the season's plot lines were either wrapped up or tangled up. The finale kicked off with Hannah being arrested for assaulting Ray's ex-wife, Christine earlier in the season.

Not another typical love triangle film

Based on the novel by Phillipa Gregory and adapted for the screen by Peter Morgan, "The Other Boleyn Girl" delivers a tale of the very nature of seduction, betrayal and ambition. The film follows the story of Henry VIII and his many wives, a concept we have seen before in films such as "A Man for All Seasons" and more recently in the Showtime original series "The Tudors.

Top 5 Web sites

As a junior in college it's easy to believe that I spend most of my time on the computer using the internet. Sometimes it's for work but most of the time it's for play. These are some of the sites I go on when I'm bored or just flat out procrastinating: Fanfiction.

New-aged technology for emergencies

This semester, Cabrini has implemented a new emergency notification system. This system utilizes text messages as a means to alert students and staff members of any dangerous situations on campus. I think that this is a good idea on Cabrini's part. There have been many dangerous incidents at Cabrini in the past few years and the campus needed to find some way to be able to reach everyone.

The Melting Pot: making fondue fun

The face of dining out is changing. Instead of a typical three course meal, The Melting Pot, a popular fondue restaurant, offers an interactive dining experience for its customers. The best part? Being able to play with your food! Customers of the Melting Pot can expect a cozy and romantic atmosphere with its low lighting and comfortable booths.

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Students,employers on Facebook

Social networking websites like Facebook and Myspace are ways in which many college students can keep in touch with friends and just have fun while online. Now however, it seems the fun is over as employers have started using these sites to see whether a person is worth hiring.

Researchers join in quest to stop spread of HIV

Researchers in the Philadelphia area are joining in the quest to stop to the spread of HIV. Currently, they are working to develop new vaccines that will prevent individuals from becoming infected. Researchers also hope to develop a vaccine that will be effective in treating those who are already HIV-positive.

Magic diet pill: No thank you!

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diet pill known as alli. Alli is the first FDA approved nonprescription diet pill, which means it can be bought over the counter. As someone who has tried various types of weight loss methods, I can't help but be a little curious about this "magic diet pill.

New musical features Beatles hits

"Across the Universe," directed by Julie Taymor and written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement, is a musical film which features music and lyrics written by The Beatles. The film first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood.

Harry Potter and the Order of th Phoenix Movie Reviewlai

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the latest of the seven Potter books to be filmed to date, is the most introspective of the films so far. "Phoenix" follows Harry and his friends during their fifth year at Hogwarts, where they await news of Lord Voldemort's return while the Ministry of Magic conspires to cover it up.

The Summer Sizzlers of ’07

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the latest of the seven Potter books to be filmed to date, is the most introspective of the films so far. "Phoenix" follows Harry and his friends during their fifth year at Hogwarts, where they await news of Lord Voldemort's return while the Ministry of Magic conspires to cover it up.

Celebrities premiere in NBC’s improv series

"Thank God You're Here!" That's the catchphrase (and name) of NBC's new improv program, which premiered on Monday, April 9. As a comedy series that originated in Australia, the show sets the stage for comedians and actors to display their talents of improvisation in front of a viewing audience, as well as host David Alan Grier and judge Dave Foley.

Memorabilia fetches big bucks at auctions

Ever wonder what happens to the props, wardrobe and other memorabilia from movies and television? Are these items of Hollywood history tossed, sold, given away or all of the above? Movie props are some of the hottest items being auctioned off on the Internet on sites like eBay.

Quentin Tarantino: Oscar-winning screenwriter proceeds to climb to the top

Renowned for the creative vision that brought the world such films as "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill," Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known writers and directors in Hollywood today. Known for their sharp dialogue, graphic violence and numerous pop-culture references, Tarantino's films are popular all over the world.

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