Heather DiLalla

Articles by Heather DiLalla

West Nile Virus spreads rapidly

The West Nile Virus has rapidly swept through most parts of the United States within the past few years, including the area around Cabrini College. Twenty-nine dead birds in Delaware County have tested positive for the virus this summer. The first documented case was in 1999, and since then the public has had concern for their health and well being.

Local universities responsible for off-campus students

The Philadelphia City Council recently approved a bill designed to limit the number of off-campus parties that cause various misdemeanors. A large number of students in West Philadelphia will be affected by the new proposal including St. Joseph's University and Philadelphia University.

Spring break on the diamond

The women's softball team spent its spring break in Orange County, Calif., competing against some of the top-ranked teams in the country. The trip was from March 3 to March 10, and the players were scheduled to play eight games. Under the leadership of first year head coach Karen Pelky and assistant coach Tracy Karr, the team finished (4-4).

Informing America about Anthrax

America should not be scared but should be informed. That was the message given by the chair of the science department. Dr. Sherry Fuller- Espie delivered this message on Cabrini Day, Thursday, Nov. 8, to staff, students and guests about biological and chemical weaponry.

Caf needs a quicker scanning system

Here is the scene: you just got out of class at 12:10 and your next one begins at 12:30. You think 20 minutes is… Read More

Honors Convocation awards students

The Honor's Convocation added a new award titled the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and it was presented to Fine Arts Professor, Cassandre Maxwell. Adeline Bethany, Chairperson of the Fine Arts Department, nominated Maxwell because she has "contributed significantly to the stability and quality of the art program.

Flyers advance past Devils

Thanks to goals by Alexei Zhamnov and Danny Markov, a pair of Russians acquired late in the regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers will play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Zhamnov scored the opening goal and Markov added the game-winner on a long shot in the final period to lead the Flyers in a 3-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils, eliminating them from the playoffs four games to one.

Good ol’ days

I know this sounds ridiculous, but I feel old. I think it started when Nick at Nite stopped showing "I Love Lucy" and "Bewitched" and began showing "Full House" and "Roseanne". Growing up, Danny Tanner was like a father to me. Where did all the time go? Lately, I have been catching myself saying things like, "Times have changed," or "I remember when gas prices were 98 cents.

Health Watch

Cigarette smoke contains 200 different poisons and 43 of them cause cancer. There is a known chemical in cigarettes called carcinogen that is extremely harmful, however it is ignored because it is in the form of tobacco. If carcinogen were used in any other matter, charges and legal action would most likely be taken.

Problem after problem with ticketing

Why do we have driveways on campus if we cannot park in them? This question has been bothering me almost as much as why there is not enough housing for Cabrini students, but let's not go there. Everyone I know hates the fact that after circling the campus five times and still finding zero spots, their last resort is to park in the driveway and as a result, they get a ticket.

Nine year veteran serves up smiles at Jazzman’s

Many people are familiar with Jazzman's employee Kathie Mininno, who stands behind the cash register with a constant smile on her face. It may, however, be surprising to some that Mininno's only daughter, Lisa Carnesie, graduated with an English/communications degree from Cabrini in 1998.

Dissed by teacher, another saves face

I never thought the day would come for a teacher to tell a student that they could not help them. This has been my past experience with a Cabrini teacher. There I was shocked and speechless that the word "no" came out of my teacher's mouth when asked with the simple question, "Can you help me with this assignment?" I have found that in three years at this school, I have had very little problems with the teaching staff.

Philly group helps kids

City Year is a non-profit organization that provides service to children in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the nation by teaching, tutoring and mentoring youth. Its overall goal is to "promote the concept of national service as a means of building a stronger democracy," as stated in the organization's mission statement.

Main Line nightlife

The Wild Onion is one of the hot spots Cabrini students go to when they want to have a fun time. Great music, food and drink specials are all a college student is looking for and this place has all of that and more. Krista Stella, a senior psychology major, not only enjoys going there with her friends, she is also been an employee there for almost a year.

Communication is key

"Let's go white" was one of the many cheers filling the air on Tuesday, Oct. 14, when the women's field hockey team faced off against Wesley College. According to the majority of the team, strong communication skills are essential for positive play. Head coach Jackie Neary leads her team in the communication role.


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