Eric Gibble

Articles by Eric Gibble

Poverty pushes poor Guatemalans to seek hope in Philly

Nine years ago, a woman from Guatemala made a decision that would change her life forever.

CRS collects clothes for refugees

As a result of old man winter continuing to provide us with below freezing temperature, the Nationalities Service Center is in desperate need for winter clothing with the incoming Haitian refugees.

Cabrini’s radio station hosts 24-hour fundraiser for Haiti

89.1 WYBF-FM "The Burn," Cabrini's radio station, made their presence known on campus during the 24-hour event to raise money for Haiti on Feb. 1. By the end of the broadcast, over $2,100 had been raised that would go directly to Catholic Relief Services.

Haiti devastation not just another crisis

No one could have predicted it. The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti has crippled the island nation's capital and has left a death toll in its wake that has already totaled over 100,000. So far 28 Americans have been pronounced dead, with thousands of others still unaccounted for.

Speaker encourages global awareness

The policies of the United States have contributed to Haiti being the poorest western nation. Because of this, we should it take it upon ourselves to help improve the economic situation on the island. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton conveyed this message to the small crowd at the Higher Grounds Cafe on North Third street in Philadelphia on Nov.

The Mr. & Miss Cabrini Pageant

Millions across the world strive to win pageants. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, eight students competed for the coveted title of Mr. and Miss Cabrini. "We have the pageant to get more people involved on campus and to promote the school," Peter Morrison, sophomore Spanish education major, said.

Eye for an eye leaves the whole world poor

Fighting fire with fire doesn't work - that's a fact. Capital punishment justifies this flawed philosophy and contradicts the idea of a civilized society. The United States is one of only two developed nations in the world that still carry out executions, the other being Japan.

Dodgeball raises cancer awareness for students

Students gathered beneath the lights of the tennis courts to participate in a battle that would determine the best dodgeball team at Cabrini on Thursday, Oct. 22. However, the competition was not the only reason students came to compete. "We want to reinforce that we're here for a good time and a good cause," Orlin Jespersen, assistant director of athletics, said to the excited teams before the tournament began.

Philadelphia hosts walk for AIDS awareness

Every nine and a half minutes, someone is infected with HIV in the United States. In Philadelphia, the rate of infection is five times higher than the national average. In the face of Mother Nature's cloudy skies and constant drizzle, thousands across the greater Philadelphia region came out for the annual Philly AIDS Walk Sunday, Oct.

‘Fame’ released with mixed reviews from Cabrini community

The emergence of musical films has enabled Broadway to extend its influence to ordinary households. It's an outbreak that's insurmountable. The latest film in this epidemic is the 2009 remake "Fame," directed by Kevin Tancharoen. It was released nationwide on Sept.

Special edition: Career Services dedicated to helping students find success

Choosing a major is just one of the dilemmas incoming freshmen face before move-in day. To help those that enter college ass undeclared majors in their career paths, the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services offers a variety of programs.

State budget battle begins: students protest massive cuts in Harrisburg

Hundreds of students gathered on the steps of Pennsylvania’s Capitol alongside professors, union leaders and legislators to protest the drastic cuts to public higher education.

State legislators call for more education funding in Pa. budget

Visiting the campus on Friday, March 11, lawmakers expressed their distress over the challenges public higher education faces. State Senator Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery) stated making these cuts would essentially mean abandoning education in the state.

Lack of understanding for DREAM act

Just as the DREAM Activists are undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic, the Loquitur is unapologetic and unafraid to support DREAM Activists.

Group sees power of social justice firsthand

Azurdia was just one witness to an ethnic genocide that killed over 200,000 over the 36-year civil war in Guatemala that halted economic growth. His story and others from San Lucas Mission was shared to a group of 10 students, faculty and alumni that immersed themselves in the society of the over spring break.

Immigrant leaders gather in Philly

Pulled over by the police along Fifth and Girard Avenue, a Philadelphia resident was inevitably asked to show her drivers license and registration. The officer also asked for a green card as a third form of identification. Confused, the woman presented the officer with her MasterCard, the only green card she carried.

Arizona shootings raise questions on gun control and hostility between right and left

The recent slaughter in Tucson, Az. created a firestorm of controversy. Unfortunately, the far-left has attacked Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity as those responsible for the killer’s motives.

Voting system reform needed to represent young adults

The current voting process is frustrating and discouraging for students and must be reformed in order to adequately represent our generation. If the process were more accessible, the voter turnout among students would be higher.

Balance of power shifts in House

Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans while still holding on to the Senate. Republicans also had a strong showing in the Governors races across the nation.

Pa. citizens weigh in on extraction tax

Local community members, students and faculty converged on the campus of Cabrini to discuss the economic ramifications for Pennsylvania if it does not enact a natural gas severance tax. The issue has become a key topic recently due to relatively new technological advances that has allowed us to extract natural gas in the Marcellus Shale sedimentary rock formation.


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