Jason Radka

Articles by Jason Radka

‘Lacrosse makes friends’

On March 6, two entities, 10 a team, from the far-east invaded Cabrini's campus. To be more specific, a team representing two Japanese universities took flight across the vast blue Pacific Ocean, over time zones and many hours just to reach 610 King of Prussia Road in Radnor, Pa.

‘Love’ is in the air

The temperature is rising and the clay is in for a spring seasonal wash. Handle grips are being re-taped and the short popping noises from rackets can be heard by residents in the apartment complex. Spring is almost here, and the Cabrini College men's tennis team is in their primordial practice stages as they gear-up for another exciting season on the court.

‘That was a crazy game of poker’

"My twenty thrown down in my fist of rage, and the man to my left just folded down. Johnny doubled up with a Royal Flush. I had three jacks and a pair of nines." Even music groups, such as O.A.R., and their quoted song "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker," include gambling and poker situations in their lyrics.

Greatest cartoon character

So who is the greatest cartoon character ever? It is impossible to conjure one up in your head and that be it, oh no. It is a highly technical process that one must consider many different traits and characteristics that put the character on a level like no other.

‘We have some rock-stars on this team’

Jason Radka Staff writer Jnr722@cabrini.edu Picture a sorceress at her a cauldron mixing the many ingredients to serve up her concoction. In this potion, elements such as teamwork, comradery, blood, sweat and tears are added. A touch of blue here and a tad bit of white there with a smidge of adrenaline, 26 women athletes arise dressed in blue and white armed with their wooden whoopin' sticks.

Delta Epsilon Sigma keeps success in mind

The Delta Epsilon Sigma induction ceremony was held in the mansion dining room on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honors society for students, faculty and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. Over 100 colleges and universities, including Cabrini, have received charters to establish the chapter.

Cheering success at Madness

Cabrini "bleeds blue" as the Cavalier cheerleading squad has been trained rigorously and prepared for the much anticipated Midnight Madness. Flushed with aerial stunts and exciting cheers, the ladies take on a challenging routine that they promised should captivate students and fans all around the Dixon Center.

Keep you lips sealed

In order to coexist in college, a bond must be fused between roommates and friends in order to concoct a friendship. But, what if you see your roommate walk up to the brand new SET building and shatter a window? Okay, you hate this guy to begin with. As you see the glass shatter all over the place in the whirlwind of impact and watch glass fluttering in people's eyes all the way down in the Xavier hall parking lot, you remember you have to live with this clown for the rest of the year.

Lady Cavs anxious for PAC playoffs

Jason Radka Staff Writer Jnr722@cabrini.edu Don't be mistaken this Halloween if the Cabrini College Women's field hockey team shows up at your door not dressed up as athletes but as potential champions. All fingers are pointing to the win column as the Cabrini Woman's Field Hockey team silences the critics.

Payroll

It seems like Boston's various country clubs are going to be bringing in extra early revenue this fall. For lack of better words, the Boston Red Sox were embarrassed by the Chicago White Sox in a three game sweep for the American League playoffs. Boston had nothing to show for their monster expensive lineup and dominate pitching staff.

Clemens, McNamee face off in court

Roger Clemens faced off against his trainer Brian McNamee in front of the Congressional Board and national television on Feb. 13. The courtroom looked hot, sticky and slimy. The slimy part was Roger Clemens and his trainer Brian McNamee. They were seated at a long table in front of Congress, separated by Senator George Mitchell's information and fact-keeper.

NFL draft showcases two quarterbacks: Russell, Brady

The 2007-2008 National Football League draft is on the horizon, and the depth at quarterback is relatively thin. Question marks are being placed on the teams that need a quarterback. The real question is, do you take Brady Quinn or JaMarcus Russell? It's important to note the differences between the two brilliances at the helm.

‘The Sopranos’ up for gravely season

As "The Sopranos" season six saga continues, relationships worsen and more people are getting knocked off. It's tough to say who's going to go next, but I think some key things are happening that points the finger toward certain mafia member's potential deaths.

Past events spark Soprano’s new season

The much anticipated return of the hit HBO series "The Sopranos" may have left viewers empty handed. As the final half of season six approaches, viewers may need to brush up on their Sopranos history. As for the recent episode, even though there wasn't too much action, a lot of things happened that may shaped the final season's events.

Bruce Willis stars in the movie ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ as the greatest action hero

Who says that Arnold Schwarzenegger is the last action hero? That movie was crap, and most of you may remember it since it came out in 1993. Schwarzenegger serves as the first of many terrible action heroes if you ask me. If you're reading this newspaper right now, you probably have very little recollection of the 1980s, let alone Christmas time 1988.

’88 Plan’ aids retired NFL players

John Mackey is a former Hall of Fame National Football League athlete. He stomped the gridiron for the Baltimore Colts during the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time period, padding for protection was minimal to the body. Even though Mackey wore full body protection at the tight-end position, it would be determined years later in his life that his head protection was insufficient.

Women’s indoor track takes second in ECAC

The women's track team took second place in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships on March 3. According to the ECAC website, "St. Lawrence University's women's indoor track team became the first St. Lawerence track team to capture an ECAC Championship at the 2007 ECAC Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

‘Dice-K’ strikes out 3 in Red Sox debut

Daisuke "Dice-K" Matsuzaka struck out three batters in his debut as a Boston Red Sock. The Red Sox signed Matsuzaka for $52 million over six years and paid the Seibu Lions in the Japanese league $51 million only in order to meet with him. In 204 games in the Japanese league, Matsuzaka posted a 108-60 record and delivered a slender 2.

Philadelphia legends inspire

The Liberty Bell. "Wiz with or wiz without?" Independence Hall. The Vet and the Italian market. These are some of the sights and sounds of Philadelphia. Sure, these are all important cultural parts of Philadelphia, but these sights don't make people post death threats, or like one critic of Philadelphia sports said, "If there was a rain out for a Phillies game, the fans would go to the airport and boo planes landing.

College costs surmount inflation rates

The cost of going to college, including Cabrini, has gone up this past year faster than national inflation, which is the bad news recently reported by the College Board. The positive news is that it has gone up at a slower rate than in the past. Recently, the College Board released new data saying that costs at four-year private colleges went up two percent more than inflation.