Brittany Lavin

Articles by Brittany Lavin

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, 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.

Contemporary realist artist displays ‘Stories’

Two children stand on a beach holding hands next to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Dumbo. Next to them, two more children share a chair with Pete, the dog from "Our Gang," and seem to be smiling at something across the way. But is it the bumper cars they are smiling at or the robot with shining red eyes? These vivid images could be every child's fantasy, but really they are the work of Stephen Heigh, whose exhibit of Contemporary Realist paintings opened in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor of Holy Spirit Library on March 11.

Teen pregnancy rates drop

Teen pregnancy rates in the United States have hit an all-time low, a study found. The study also found that the rates of Caesarean sections increased and that birth rates for mothers aged 30 and older have steadily risen since 2005. These figures are from the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics and were published in the February issue of "Pediatrics.

College campus smoking ban: this nonsmoker not so sure

For every eight smokers that tobacco kills one non-smoker is also killed, according to the American Lung Association. This is a startling statistic that really makes you wonder how much smoke you are exposed to per day. It's also probably the reason that 43 college campuses have gone smoke-free.

Where are they now: Beverly Hills, 90210

Before Joey Potter rowed her boat up "Dawson's Creek" and before Ryan Atwood moved to "The OC," Brandon and Brenda Walsh moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, Calif.

Debit cards become a danger to consumers

The use of debit cards has prompted banks across the nation to make high-cost overdraft loans even more costly. A report, "Debit Card Danger," was released by the Center for Responsible Lending and analyzed the checking accounts of over 5,000 customers of some of the largest banks in the nation.

FDA approves nonprescription diet pill

The Food and Drug Administration has released the first government-approved nonprescription diet pill. Orlistat, which is available by prescription, will now be sold over the counter in a reduced strength version. The new version, known as "Alli," is being sold by GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

Weight loss trends become lifestyle choices

Losing weight has become a big issue in recent years. With 60 percent of adults overweight and with the increasing rates of diabetes and heart disease, the struggle to lose weight has become something more than an issue. Today, losing weight can be considered a trend.

U.S. doctors control blood pressure best

High blood pressure is better controlled in the United States than in five Western European countries, a study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Stanford University, was published in Archives of Internal Medicine on Jan.

New professor joins religion department

The department of religious studies welcomed a new addition this month. Dr. Nicholas Rademacher joins the campus as an assistant professor. A native of Chicago, Rademacher earned his Ph.D from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.

Healthy for your sweet tooth: Fresh berry dessert

Finding healthy things to eat is difficult, especially in college. With weight-loss trends changing everyday, it's hard to distinguish what's considered healthy and what isn't. It's even harder when a sweet tooth is involved. This 10-minute recipe could be the answer.


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