Christopher Blake

Articles by Christopher Blake

Senior reflects on time at Cabrini

It’s safe to say that most people have heard the phrase, “College is the best four years of your life.” Well, my four years… Read More

Senior athlete reflects on basketball career

I decided to write this article not to inform others about my playing days at Cabrini, but to send a message that it’s worth committing yourself to something.

Smokers feel the burn as cigarette prices rise

"It's awful. Smoking is not worth it anymore," Temple University junior Devin Armstrong, said. Smokers across the nation are struggling to put their cigarette butts out since the largest increase ever in federal tobacco tax has been implemented this April.

Poll finds Muslims in United States more confident than those abroad

they instantly associate Islam with terrorism," Bassam Omar, sophomore business administration major, said. "If a group of Christians went and tried to blow up a building, you wouldn't see people accusing all Christians of being terrorists."

Campus sustainability proves to be top priority

An online sustainability survey executed by 254 members of Cabrini's faculty, staff and student body found that four out of five participants ranked sustainability as "very" or "extremely" important.

Israeli blogs put human face on fighting

Blogs from Israel offer a window into the worlds of people in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although news reports from Israel show that anti-Palestinian sentiment has greatly increased during the conflict over the last several months, some Israeli blogs show that individuals are trying to remind each other that the Palestinians are still human beings.

College faces economic downturn

Cabrini College has not yet made a decision on what next year's costs to students will be. It has no plans to lay off any employees, according to Stephen Lightcap, vice president for finance and administration. Across the nation, colleges and universities are cutting budgets, laying off employees and raising tuition.

Workers struggle in tough economy

For the past six years, Michelle Waters, 32, has commuted from southwest Philadelphia to Cabrini College, where she works as a server in the Cabrini Marketplace. To get to work, Waters has to take three different means of public transportation. The cost of commuting is just one more factor hitting her hard in the pocketbook as the economy gets worse and worse.

Housing crisis hits hard at home

"People might think they are in a good economic position and that the economy can not affect them but so did I," senior English and communication major Grayce Turnbach, said. Little did she think that her family would lose their home. In 2006, the once thriving housing market began to slow down, putting an increasing number of homeowners into foreclosure.

Palestinian youth express need for change

University-aged Palestinians live a life where freedom seems a world away. Life at times seems without hope. The Gaza Strip, home to more than a million Palestinians, is a conflict-torn area walled off from Israel and Egypt.

Senior reflects on time at Cabrini

It’s safe to say that most people have heard the phrase, “College is the best four years of your life.” Well, my four years… Read More

Senior athlete reflects on basketball career

I decided to write this article not to inform others about my playing days at Cabrini, but to send a message that it’s worth committing yourself to something.

Smokers feel the burn as cigarette prices rise

"It's awful. Smoking is not worth it anymore," Temple University junior Devin Armstrong, said. Smokers across the nation are struggling to put their cigarette butts out since the largest increase ever in federal tobacco tax has been implemented this April.

Poll finds Muslims in United States more confident than those abroad

they instantly associate Islam with terrorism," Bassam Omar, sophomore business administration major, said. "If a group of Christians went and tried to blow up a building, you wouldn't see people accusing all Christians of being terrorists."

Campus sustainability proves to be top priority

An online sustainability survey executed by 254 members of Cabrini's faculty, staff and student body found that four out of five participants ranked sustainability as "very" or "extremely" important.

Israeli blogs put human face on fighting

Blogs from Israel offer a window into the worlds of people in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although news reports from Israel show that anti-Palestinian sentiment has greatly increased during the conflict over the last several months, some Israeli blogs show that individuals are trying to remind each other that the Palestinians are still human beings.

College faces economic downturn

Cabrini College has not yet made a decision on what next year's costs to students will be. It has no plans to lay off any employees, according to Stephen Lightcap, vice president for finance and administration. Across the nation, colleges and universities are cutting budgets, laying off employees and raising tuition.

Workers struggle in tough economy

For the past six years, Michelle Waters, 32, has commuted from southwest Philadelphia to Cabrini College, where she works as a server in the Cabrini Marketplace. To get to work, Waters has to take three different means of public transportation. The cost of commuting is just one more factor hitting her hard in the pocketbook as the economy gets worse and worse.

Housing crisis hits hard at home

"People might think they are in a good economic position and that the economy can not affect them but so did I," senior English and communication major Grayce Turnbach, said. Little did she think that her family would lose their home. In 2006, the once thriving housing market began to slow down, putting an increasing number of homeowners into foreclosure.

Palestinian youth express need for change

University-aged Palestinians live a life where freedom seems a world away. Life at times seems without hope. The Gaza Strip, home to more than a million Palestinians, is a conflict-torn area walled off from Israel and Egypt.