Gianna Shikitino

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ABC political commentator to receive award for dedication to journalism

Called a "living legend" for her dedication to journalism and hard work, Cokie Roberts will be receiving the Ivy Young Willis Award for 2009 at Cabrini College on Feb. 5. Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News. ABC had a weekly interview program titled "This Week" which Roberts and friend Sam Donaldson co-anchored weekly from 1996-2002.

Not feeling jolly? Beat holiday blues

Now that the fall semester is coming to an end, Cabrini students will shortly be clearing out their dorms and heading home for winter break.

Society all about entertainment and tabloids?

It seems as though everywhere you turn, you run into tabloids. Whether you're in the hair or nail salon waiting to be called in, walking past a newsstand or browsing the Web. Why is it that our age group cares so much about celebrities? They're not newsworthy.

Event highlights global and national health care

Thirty posters made by Cabrini students to provide awareness on health care and social justice issues were displayed in the Grace Hall Boardroom on Thursday, Nov. 13. This event was part of Cabrini Day, called "Global and National Health Care Issues Across the Disciplines.

Opening mass in chapel serves as first event of Cabrini Week

The Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, the opening mass and first event of Cabrini week, took place in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 9. The ceremony opened with singing by volunteer members of Cabrini's choir, accompanied by the sounds of guitar, piano and drums.

Associate campus minister speaks out

Sr. Christine Baltas, former dean of students at Cabrini College, serves as an associate campus minister. She works with students, faculty, staff and alumni through retreat programs, faith-sharing discussions and service projects.

Good fats or bad fats: what’s the difference?

Many aren't aware of the good and bad fats that they consume daily. To prevent the risk of heart disease and strokes in the future, people should learn the difference between good and bad fats. What are good fats? Omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats are heart-healthy fats that are known to clear bad cholesterol (LDL) while boosting the good cholesterol (HDL).

Double sentencing violates rights

A judge's sentencing in a robbery case in Kentucky has criminal justice specialists wondering about the constitutionality of the sentence. The case is being appealed before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The basics of the case are these: man was put on trial on multiple charges in connection with the armed robbery of a bank.

Notebooks become obsolete

In college, students often work together in teams, brainstorm ideas together and collaborate on projects. Many new Web-based products are sprouting up. The range from free ones like Google Documents and wikis to costly group project managers. In the middle price range at $30 a year is Meadmap.

Exercise your right to cast a vote

Election day, a day that comes every four years to declare the next U.S. president. A day that we as Americans, have the opportunity to make a choice. It's not just any old choice, like voting for the next American Idol, the ballots on Nov. 4, will mean something more.

Making good use of a week off: Senior leaves her mark

As seniors, we tend to think of spring break as our last chance to gather up a group of friends and take an unforgettable trip to an exotic island or somewhere far out of the country. For me, that was not the case.

A day in the life of the Phillie Phanatic

Not only does the Phanatic parade around the ballpark bringing smiles to fans, but he is also part of a movement to encourage the importance of reading.

Play2 redefines entertainment in Philadelphia

Looking for a good time? Welcome to Play2, the next generation of sports bar entertainment in South Philly.

Campus assaults most under-reported crime, study finds

Victims of sexual assault tend not to report their assaults to campus security officers or to the police, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

Nation and World

Indian tribes attend largest gathering President Obama said that the meeting that brought roughly 564 American Indian tribes to Washington was "the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history." The meeting was held to accommodate their needs, the main topic being health care.

Change in attitude could help alleviate financial woes

The end is near for the fall 2009 semester, as we all wait for these long four weeks to pass us by. Many of us, if not all, are excited for the holiday season. It's a wonderful time of year where people give without expectation of receiving, especially to those less fortunate.

College receives award for civic engagement

Cabrini College was one of five universities to receive a prestigious award that approximately 70 colleges and universities applied for. The first annual award, titled the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, was presented by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars on Oct.

Editors tell all

From growing up in South Philadelphia and living down the street from the unforgettable Veterans Stadium, I have witnessed numerous encounters that have made history in Philly sports throughout my life. Now I know what you could be thinking, this isn't the sports section, so why is she leading to Philly sports? As most (or hopefully all) of you know, the Phillies clinched the National League East title for the third consecutive year in a row.

Cabrini volunteers bring hope to West Virginia

Cabrini College's slogan, "Do something extraordinary," comes into effect as the College reaches out to a variety of programs in need of help and assistance. One of the programs is Camp Kismet, a camp for disadvantaged children in West Virginia. Since 1982, Cabrini College Alumni Association, joined by students, faculty and staff, volunteer as camp counselors every July.

Philadelphia strives for new ad campaign

Catchy and cute ads displayed all over Philadelphia, identified as the "With Love Philadelphia" campaign, are an eye-catching hit to travelers seeking out new ventures in the "City of Brotherly Love." But are these seemingly innocent ads inviting out-of-towners to stay overnight or is there a pretty penny to go along with it? The official visitor site for greater Philadelphia, gophila.
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