Jen Wozniak

Articles by Jen Wozniak

Winter break in Ecuador: One student’s experience

Over winter break I traveled to Duran, Ecuador, and lived on $1 a day to be in solidarity with the people of Ecuador.  Along… Read More

Foster care system ignores college-aged students

At 18 years old, you find yourself completely on your own- no place to call home, no family to spend the holidays with, nobody to turn to for help or support, no drivers license and no way to pay for college or housing. This is what happens to about 1,600 teenagers in Pennsylvania each year when they "age out" of the foster care system without a permanent family.

Foster care system ignores college-aged students

About 1,600 teenagers in Pennsylvania each year when they “age out” of the foster care system without a permanent family.

Disaster Hits Haiti

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.0 devastated Haiti. Just a week later, on Jan. 20, the country faced its aftershock with a recorded magnitude of 6.1. Since the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, Cabrini students have joined together and raised over $350 to support relief efforts for a country that is in much need of aid.

Modern slavery exists in U.S.

Abused and depressed, Maria finally escaped her life as a sex slave in the United States after being trafficked here from a Latin American country. Although Maria was lucky enough to escape, she had little time to start rebuilding her life before finding out that her sister was murdered by her traffickers in her home country as punishment for her escape.

Dawn’s Place provides safe haven for abused

Sex trafficking rings have been identified right here in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. The Coalition for Peace and Justice in Philadelphia created a committee on human trafficking that educated individuals about this horrifying issue. This committee wanted to do more than just talking about the issue.

Congress debates student aid reform

The federal direct student loan program will increase the amount of direct federal loans and lower their costs to college students, if a bill in Congress is passed. Should the legislation pass, then this will be the biggest change to college financial aid programs since their creation in the 1960s.

Dixon Center offers off-campus recreation activities

Cabrini students were met with clear skies and warm, sunny weather at the beach in Belmar, N.J. on Sunday, Sept. 13 for a fun day of surfing lessons offered by the Cabrini recreation department. The beach was alive with the hustle and bustle of surfers and spectators for the Belmar Pro Surf Competition, which happened to be taking place at the same time.

Young cross country team has high hopes

The Cabrini men's and women's cross country teams are busy practicing for their upcoming season and getting ready for their first meet on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Delaware Valley College Invitational in Doylestown, Pa. While the women's team has some strong returning runners, the men's team is counting on the newcomers, as they have one returning runner, and he didn't even run last year because he was injured.

Economy does not stop movie-goers this summer

"The Hangover," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "The Proposal" and "My Sister's Keeper" are just some of the movies that hit the big screen this summer. Much anticipated sequelslike "Transformers" and "Harry Potter" raked in much money and media attention throughout the summer months.

College adjusts to smaller freshmen class

370 students officially embarked on their Cabrini College career and became freshmen this week, 20 students more than the expected number yet more than 100 students less than recent Cabrini freshman classes. "Although the class of 2013 will not be as large as some of the other classes Cabrini has experienced in recent history, it exceeds the budgeted number of 350 students," Doug Swartz, vice president of enrollment management, said.

Student demand for employment rises in response to increased college costs

Employment this past summer took a toll on many college students, who either returned home and found they were unable to return to their previous summer job, had hours cut or resorted to an unpaid internship. As a result, some students who did not work during previous school years now have to.

Cabrini senior receives statewide citizenship award

Earlier this month Beth Briggs, a senior psychology and sociology major, received the Commonwealth Good Citizenship Scholarship, awarded by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. The $1,000 scholarship is presented to students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities.

Wireless network unavailable

The Cabrini wireless network will be unavailable to students until Tuesday, Sept. 1. Access to the wireless network has been denied since Aug. 10, in an effort to make sure that all students register the Ethernet port in their dorm room. Each student is responsible for his or her own port.

Picking the perfect college schedule

Let's face it, choosing a class schedule in college can be stressful, especially as a freshman. People often ask: What classes should I be taking? With what professor? How many credits should I have? Should I avoid classes five days a week? And, how can I avoid the dreaded 8:15 class? What makes the decisions even harder? Not having a major yet.

Professor highlights stereotypes within the media in presentation

Stereotypes litter the media and one must be critical to prevent themselves from adopting distorted views of what the world is like. This message was stressed by Dr. Maya Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, in her presentation, "The Obama Family: Hope for a Change in Media Representations of African-Americans," held on Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.

Lent for a college girl

What does Lent mean to college students? This is a question I thought about recently while I was thinking about what Lent means to me. Being Catholic, I have been taught that Lent, the 40-day period from Ash Wednesday until Easter, is a time of reflection, fasting and prayer.

One last chance at glory for Romano

Leading the Cabrini women's lacrosse team in ground balls and draw controls, senior elementary education major Christina Romano hopes to end her final season as a CSAC champion. Romano, known as Romie by her friends and teammates, said, "This is my last year and I'm really working hard to win the championship with the team.

Men’s lacrosse earns decisive wins

Dominating its opponents in the first two games of the season, the Cabrini men's lacrosse team is starting off strong with a 2-0 record. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, the team had an 18-9 victory at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Cavaliers' offense was powered by junior attackman Casey Grugan, who had a game-high nine points on four goals and five assists.

Sophomores lead way for men’s tennis

The Cabrini men's tennis team is preparing for its upcoming spring season, which will kick off with a three-day tournament over spring break in Hilton Head, S.C. New to the team are freshmen Brendon Hajas, Levent Beken and Walter Jesuncosky, who are expected to keep improving.