Diana Vilares

Articles by Diana Vilares

Yale student abortion prank

Earlier this month Yale student Aliza Shvarts came up with a rather, we'll say, interesting topic, for her senior art project that's made the art major a mini-celeb. Shvarts has artificially inseminated herself in order to get pregnant only to take abortion medications and film herself inducing miscarriages and bleeding into a cup.

‘Growing up means planting our own gardens’

For most of us, after our four-year stay at 610 King for Prussia Road, we will be Cabrini graduates. Yikes! Thursdays will quickly turn into an 11 p.m. bedtime (11:30 p.m. for those who want to live dangerously,) because Friday morning you'll be expected at work, 9 a.

Open ‘Mike’ night fundraises for family

The Cabrini community, friends and family gathered in Grace Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24 to support junior Mike Dunphy, and his family after a fire over winter break destroyed their Somerton home, possessions and memories. Prizes were raffled off and food was available but support was the real reason for the cavaliers to get together.

Sale aims to spread fair trade awareness

The Fair Trade effort to eliminate the middleman and guarantee farmers and merchants fair pricing for their products is celebrating the holiday season with a Fair Trade Holiday Sale in Jazzman's café starting Tuesday, Nov. 27-29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Available for purchase will be fair trade crafts including jewelry, Christmas ornaments and decorations, books, kids toys and more, which are made possible by the Work of Human Hands program and the Catholic Relief Services.

Uganda speaker, brings awareness, sparks reaction among students

Carolyn Davis' presentation on the war in Uganda left me nauseous. Davis visited Cabrini to talk about the war in Uganda and how the people are being terrorized in their very own homes and are absolutely hopeless due to very little help from their government.

Reporter embraces humanitarian journalism

Carolyn Davis, Philadelphia Inquirer editorial writer, visited Cabrini last Thursday, Oct. 25 and spoke about the current war situation in Uganda that is taking the lives of innocent people and children.Approximately 30-70,000 children have been abducted in this 21-year-old war.

Clarkson back on tour for good?

Kelly Clarkson rocked the Tower Theater in Upper Darby Thursday, Oct. 18, performing a short, but exceptional show. The anticipation of Clarkson's 8 p.m. performance had fans on the edge of their seats. Young girls jumped up and down like they had mistaken Red Bull for ginger ale while couples cuddled and girlfriends thanked their boyfriends for their tickets to the concert.

Reporter to speak about work with Uganda war victim

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Carolyn Davis will be speaking on Thursday, Oct. 25 about her recent work with Uganda war victim Jennifer Anyayo in the Widener Lecture Hall from 3:15-4:30 p.m. When Anyayo was 9-years-old, her village in northern Uganda was attacked by a rebel group called The Lord' Resistance Army.

The City of Philadelphia:101

Philadelphia is a city that is not only rich in history, but one that is packed with activities and yummy places to grab a bite to eat. The late night munchies are bitter sweet. It's something that not everyone wants to attest to, but at 11 o'clock on a Wednesday night, Lorenzo and Son's pizzeria on South Street offers students some of the most mouth-watering slices of pizza that could make anyone forget they failed a test.

Alex Woodley Memorial Award given to outstanding athlete

Cabrini's cross country and track and field awards dinner took place on March 22 in center city Philadelphia at Brazil's restaurant. Award recipients for the 2006 cross country season included Brian Zarley and Lauren Deas, who received the coach's award and Carolyn Roberts, who received Most Valuable Player.

Marines encounter mental obstacles

The United States Marine Corps has a "leader's guide to deployment issues," which includes sections on "what to look for," "what to do," "what to avoid" and "what to expect after taking action." According to the overview of the guide found on www.usmc-mccs.

Women’s softball defeats Cedar Crest, Rosemont in PAC games

The women's softball team came out on top last Tuesday, April 10 after their game vs. Rosemont winning 9-0 and 9-1. "Going into Rosemont, I think we were all a little apprehensive about the game," Brittany Caprice, a junior elementary education major, said.

Injured Hayes has faith in freshman goalie Schmid

Women's lacrosse goalie Joslyn Hayes, a senior business administration major, hurt her knee during the team's first game of the season against Ursinus on March 17. "There were five minutes left in the second half and we were tied 12-12. A girl was rolling the crease and I was playing stick to stick, but I must have twisted my knee a wrong way because I heard it crack," Hayes said.

Deas focuses on becoming a 3-time All-American

After placing sixth at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing with a 7.23 in the 55 meters, junior social work major Lauren Deas is on top of her game and reflects on what keeps her going. "I had been to Nationals three times prior, so I already knew what to expect," Deas said about her recent visit before coming home with her win.

ECAC honors James Williams

Women's track coach James Williams was given the honor of being named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Coach Of The Meet last week. Williams also led the women's team to a second- place finish at the ECAC championships. "I think James is a great coach and I'm glad that he won coach of the meet," Leslie Williams, a sophomore sociology major, said.

Let your conscience be your guide

Morals. Everyone has them. According to WordWeb online, the word "moral" is "concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles." That's all fine and merry but I think that the thing people struggle the most with is differentiating between what's good and what's bad.

XM and Sirius are in ‘tune’

Satellite radio companies XM and Sirius announced their plans to merge on Monday, Feb. 19. The merger will result in offering satellite radio consumers more variety to their radio programming. News, sports programming, music and talk shows will still be offered, but with more to choose from including Sirius's Howard Stern and XM's Oprah Winfrey.

YouTube digs up vintage show favorites

YouTube.com and Digital Music Group, Inc. have made a deal that gives faithful YouTube watchers the opportunity to watch classic television shows whenever they want. "I Spy," "Gumby" and "My Favorite Martian" are some of the television shows that will be available along with a selection of DMGI's music collection.

What is the best ’80-’90s comeback trend?

Who knew that the black leggings with the gray off-the-shoulder shirt Lisa Turtle wore on "Saved By the Bell" would actually make a comeback in 2007? It's true. Leg warmers, side ponytails, leggings under the skirt, off-the-shoulder sweaters and big belts are only a few of the trends of the past that have returned to leave their mark on this decade's young hipsters.

Magician leaves audience dazzled and delighted

Magician Brian Brushwood gave a performance at Cabrini on Friday, Feb. 9, that left the audience dazzled and delighted. "I loved it! I say he's the best magician I've seen at Cabrini. I really liked his fire routine - it was amazing," Rizwan Ishmail, a sophomore Spanish major, said.

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