Christine Ernest

Articles by Christine Ernest

Wrens rock local library

Imagine playing a concert before an audience that is at most 15 years your junior. Ever think it would be possible to entertain a room full of people that when your band was first getting together, the majority of them were just entering high school? The Wrens do this every single time they perform.

Greasepaint roars into Footlighters’ Theatre

The Footlighters' Theatre in Berwyn presents its first production with "The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd" that will be running for the next two weekends until Sept. 25. The production is an allegorical 1960s British comedy about class struggle.

Students swipe to sweat at Dixon Center

As Cabrini grows larger so does the Dixon Center's gym membership, which is why they have placed a new swipe card system has been placed at the front entrance of the Dixon Center. Students and members now must swipe their ID card when they first walk in to the building to ensure that they are allowed to be there.

CBGBs won’t go down without a fight

The legendary punk club, CBGB's has been in existence for roughly three decades. Now if the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC), has it their way, the club will close with nothing left except its memories.

Rare Bird Show’ brings laughter to theater

Laughter filled the theater as "The Rare Bird Show" took the stage on Thursday, April 21. The group performed after the preview of the fall musical "Trixie True Teen Detective." The group was an immense crowd pleaser, as they took various suggestions from the audience.

‘Shoobies’ not welcomed

As the weather warms up here at Cabrini College, I've been hearing the typical little snippets of "I can't wait until I can go to my summer house down at the shore." I grew up at this so-called "shore" and I have never referred to it as being the "shore." Maybe I'll stretch so far as saying the "beach," but I usually just stick with calling it "home.

Spoon’s ‘Gimme Fiction’ set to be released soon

Texas indie rockers Spoon are still going strong since their start in 1994. With influences ranging from The Pixies to Pavement, they have had numerous critically acclaimed albums, EPs and a handful of 7-inches released thus far in their career. Now, Spoon is set to release yet another album entitled "Gimme Fiction" (Merge Records) on May 10, 2005.

Dogs Die in Hot Cars: an interview

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Dogs Die in Hot Cars delivered their quirky, Britpop to the Theater of the Living Arts on Fri, Apr 1. They currently have an album in the United States released on V2 Records entitled "Please Describe Yourself." Vocalist/ guitarist Craig Macintosh and bassist Lee Worrall found time before their show to sit down and share their thoughts on their current tour, why they shouldn't be compared to XTC and their thoughts of Y-100 flipping formats.

Dance party:

Many people argue what the secrets to happiness are in life. I've heard answers such as chocolate, sex, love and success. I really beg to differ. The secret to happiness, at least in my life, is the dance party. One of the most important attributes for a person to have is the ability to dance.

Students sing way to idol status

Voices filled the beautifully decorated stage as audience members and judges alike listened closely to pick out who their favorite performer and hope they would make it on to the next round. On March 12, Cabrini Idol took place in the Widener Lecture Hall at 8 p.

Glam: Rolling Stone’s four-letter word

Everyone is familiar with the plethora of reality television shows invading prime time programming each night. Don't get kicked off the island. Design an evening dress for a superstar model. Find a nanny to control insanely bratty children. Now the newest scheme to thrown in with the bunch: write the best story, secure a position with Rolling Stone Magazine.

Phantom Planet heads Spring Fling concert

It's becoming tradition that after the dust settles from the daytime events of Spring Fling, a large-scale concert will take place. This year's Spring Fling concert will be April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixon Center. It will consist of headliners Phantom Planet with support provided by Pepper's Ghost and Cabrini College's own The Company.

CD Review: My Television Personalities’ “My Dark Places”

One of the biggest cult bands in the past 30 years, The Television Personalities, is about to release their first album in 11 years. If you've never really gotten into them, don't fret because you've heard them in some way or another, since they have influenced most of the pop music that is in your own personal collection today.

Arts and Living Podcast for the Week

Arts and Living Intro Trend: Movie satires--highlights the trend of movie satires on the internet. Mates of State record review: "Bring it Back" Zombies invading culture: covers the trend of zombies popping up in movies, films, books and video games. Television Personalities record review: 'My Dark Places' Rolling Stone gets new reality television show: info on how to apply.

Hearing loss blamed on iPods

Gina McCabe, a senior psychology major, just received an iPod Nano for Christmas. Delighted with the gift, McCabe listens to the MP3 player walking on the way to class, running errands and while using the gym facilities in the Dixon Center. "I wanted an iPod because life is just better with a soundtrack.

Local theater organizes toy drive

The Lantern Theater Company of Philadelphia has organized a toy drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. The toy drive will be hosted all during the run of "The Foocy," Anthony Lawton's world premiere puppet comedy. Toys will be collected in the Lantern's lobby until Jan.

Movie preview: ‘On The Outs’

A new film is about to hit theaters that will give viewers a glimpse of what some of America's youth are facing, while highlighting the family and social environments that shape their choices in today's world. "On The Outs" is a fictional film highlighting the story of three girls trying to survive in an inner city.

A day in the big apple: Helpful tips for students visting New York City

New York City provides a look into a powerful cultural hub of the United States that is only a two-hour trip from the Cabrini College community. New York City is divided up into five boroughs; Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Since the city is so big, it is often recommended that one has a plan of all the places they want to hit up once they get into the city.

Covers to please all

“This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul” The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” was orginally released in 1965, and was… Read More

Hot Fall Music Picks

You know a good record when you hear it, something inside you just twinges and your ears seem to perk up. No one can ever pinpoint why an album becomes a permanent fixture in his or her CD collection. It's either the vocals or the catchy guitar line or some distant percussion part.


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