Daina Havens

Articles by Daina Havens

Walking alone in the fight against hunger

"Let's walk!" reverberated amid the enthusiastic audience that gathered Saturday, April 14 at Elkins Oval Park in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. After some free juice and snacks provided by Sodexho, the first-time leading sponsor of the event, a quick group warm-up and some pre-walk entertainment, the massive group took off on their six-mile stroll in solidarity with those who suffer from hunger in Philadelphia.

Dining services switch cleaning products to help environment

In the cafeteria, Silverware is cleaner, working conditions are safer, and the amount of harmful, potent chemicals being dumped down the drain is diminishing. This is all due to the dining services' switch from commercial cleaning chemicals to a new line of environmentally friendly chemicals, which occurred over spring break.

Summitt gives inspiration

Women of the past, present and future have and will always each possess immeasurable strengths, but when it comes to basketball, none have proven to be as strong as the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Couples question the unthinkable

If you think you've met that special someone, wait! Take a step back, a deep breath and a second to ask yourself, "self, what do I really want out of this relationship?" The usual questions couples ask before they get serious are the obvious ones; do you want kids? What do you want to do with your life? What are your interests? However, as important as those questions are, there are a plethora of questions to ask dealing with issues ranging from friends and family to finances, according to a New York Times article.

Awareness: hunger and homelessness week unites community for success

Over $2,800 later, minus all other expenses, the 2006 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week that began on Sunday, Oct. 5 was a triumphant success. As co-chair of the campaign, it was a blessing to be part of something that positively effected so many lives, ranging from the campus community members who learned a few things about a desperate world issue, to the 30 local families that received full-course Thanksgiving meals, and even to the local and international organizations that will receive donations from the money raised.

Fair trade items make great gifts that give twice

This Christmas holiday, I will be giving gifts that give twice. The majority of the shopping that I have left will be done at a little store called Global Gifts in Wayne, PA, which is associated with hundreds of other little stores nation wide, all of which are under one big organization called Ten Thousand Villages.

Homelessness a major issue

I pulled up to the Rescue Mission in Atlantic City one morning to meet with a once-homeless family that I covered in an article I was writing. I, along with the housing locator at the mission, pulled up on a back-city street and parked in front of a three-bedroom apartment sandwiched between and under three other apartments in the building complex.

‘Gay and Lesbian History Month’ to teach tolerance

October is a month dedicated to some profound awareness causes. In the past, it has brought awareness to breast cancer and fair trade but, according to the recently released 2006 Philadelphia School District calendar, it has also been dubbed "Gay and Lesbian History Month.

Speakers shed light on fair trade

A fair trade presenatation pinpointed the social justices that can be achieved with the rippling effect of fair trade and what it can have on an impoverished community, on Oct. 3, in Jazzman's Cafe. Cesar Rivas Pena, coffee La Florida Cooperative General Manager, , spoke to business and accounting students on the topic of fair trade.

Turbo Jam: A new way to exercise

Rock hard abs. Slender thighs. Toned arms. Imagine loosing about ten inches total in ten days. The Turbo Jam workout with Chalene Johnson, along with "its high-spirited party atmosphere," guarantees these results with its "five jammin' workouts on two DVD's" for only three payments of $19.

Freshmen star athletes tear up Cav Country

Coaches recognize freshmen fall sports athletes who shined throughout their first athletic season at Cabrini College. This season was their first taste of competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

Bird flu threatens country

The spread of the dreaded bird flu was acknowledged as a "global threat" by European Union foreign ministers on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Dr. Marc Siegel, author of "False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear," said it is likely that such a pandemic could occur "over the next 50 years and maybe even over the next 10 or 20," according to the Associated Press.

Students trained as social justices advocates

Four Cabrini students along with 26 other area students were trained as social justice advocates by Catholic Relief Services, the second largest American international relief and development agency. From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, these students learned how to both actively aid the community and bring awareness of global issues home to Cabrini'

Portable iPod technology captivates consumers

Recent innovations in portable technology offered by Macintosh have shocked both the market and the individual consumer. iPods, nanos, minis and iPod phones ... such advanced technology was inconceivable just a few decades ago . Take a step back and reflect upon how often you are affected by this portable technology throughout your daily routine.

Uncertainty of employment makes seniors uneasy

As graduation inches closer, anxieties among upperclassmen preparing to enter the job market slowly increase. While college seniors are on the brink of entering the real world, uncertainty of finding a job or starting a successful career is still lurking around every corner.

Updated menu at Jazzman’s pleases students

Jazzman's and the cafeteria welcomed students back from vacation with a fresh and energetic campus dining experience. Technicolor walls brighten the cafeteria, while menu changes add some pizzazz to dining with friends and faculty. Still more exciting future menu choices are just around the corner.

Mayor haults return to New Orleans

Mayor Ray Nagin halted New Orleans residents' return to the city Monday, citing the threat from the strengthening Tropical Storm Rita. The city's levees and floodwalls were weakened by the August 29 impact of Category 4 Hurricane Katrina. "I am hopeful that people have seen the effect of Katrina and they understand the threat of a Category 3 coming right behind Katrina," Nagin said.


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