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Articles by Jen Wozniak
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
Cabrini welcomed professor Stacy Beun into the college community this past August as a new assistant professor of mathematics. Beun teaches a variety of math courses at Cabrini, including Modern College Mathematics II, Calculus I, Abstract Algebra and History of Math.
A Cabrini student recently beat out 35 college students from across the state of Pennsylvania and won $250 in an energy-saving contest organized by PowerMinders, a growing network of college students dedicated to helping the environment. Molly Enos, sophomore communication major, replaced over 200 incandescent light bulbs of friends and neighbors with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs over winter break, selling more than any other PowerMinder Ambassador.
Debt. The word itself can cause people to cringe. How much debt are you in? What about college students? America as a nation? It's a touchy subject and can be a very scary thing to think about. I know I'm scared of having to pay off my student loans, especially when there are so many other expenses to worry about.
The Cabrini Spirit Award, awarded annually on Cabrini Day, honors someone who exceptionally demonstrates Cabrini's core values of respect, vision, community and dedication to excellence.
Greg Matarazzo is the Music Director at 89.1 WYBF- FM "The Burn." To listen to the newest music out there, tune in to Greg's weekly show, New Music Mondays with G-Funk, every Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. New Music Mondays plays a variety of music, especially jam, rock, reggae, punk, and indie.
Not only can the black smoke you see spewing out of trucks be an eye sore, but it releases all kinds of harmful emissions that affect the environment and your health. In today's world, there is emphasis on how cars are slowingly becoming more eco-friendly, but what about delivery trucks? Trucks are necessary for transporting goods but they are contributing to the damage that our eco-systems face.
Old clothes to donate? Looking for some sweet deals? Consider going to a Salvation Army thrift store. One is located about 15 minutes away from Cabrini on Main Street in Norristown, Pa. Discounted clothes, shoes, accessories, appliances, home decorations, furniture and more is what you will find upon entering a Salvation Army thrift store.
Texting instead of calling these days? You're definitely not alone. The texting craze has gotten out of hand. Everywhere you look students are hastily typing messages on their cell phones, their fingers moving at a hundred miles a minute. In classrooms, hallways, the library, dorm rooms, parties and even the gym, there is at least one person texting.
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." These were the words chanted by the almost 600-member congregation attending the "Day of Repentance" at The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in West Philadelphia. The "Day of Repentance," held on Saturday, Oct.