Jessica Marrella

Articles by Jessica Marrella

It’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration

Cinco de Mayo is more than just a day of drinking Coronas and margaritas. The fifth of May is a national Mexican holiday that commemorates the overthrow of the Mexican monarchy. Most popular in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, Mexican-Americans remember that on the morning of May 5, 1862, 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the French army of 8,000 at the Battle of Puebla.

Assigned books worth reading

Bookstore receipts are proof that students are spending a lot of time reading for their classes. Of all the books a student reads, which ones were page turners that take the cake as being a book worth reading? One book that makes this list is "The DaVinci Code," by Dan Brown.

Health insurance enrollment down

Of the 1,400 students that are eligible to be enrolled in Cabrini's health plan, only 60 are enrolled this semester. This number has dropped from the 80 students that were enrolled in the fall. Cabrini's health plan costs $713 a semester. This price includes coverage for hospital room and board, physician, surgical, nurse and ambulance expenses as well as the expense of x-rays and diabetes treatment among other things.

Galoshes: fabulous footwear of fashion faux-pa?

From pointy toes to stiletto heels, women's feet have been paying the price in the name of fashion, until now. Galoshes are quickly becoming a popular trend that leaves women striding in style and comfort. Galoshes, also called wellies, are great in the rain and snow.

Lock of love

Last year, 177 donors went to "The Shear Touch" salon in Bryn Mawr to donate their hair to the Locks of Love foundation. With each person donating between four and eight ponytails, "The Shear Touch" sends out packages of hair every month. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to children 18 years and younger who suffer from long term medical hair loss.

Cancer: Not an obstacle for Freese

Jessica Marrella Features Editor "I wasn't shocked that it was cancer. I was shocked that the results weren't what I thought." This is the first thought that came to mind when Jackie Freese, senior English and communication major, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare form of bone cancer.

The Dali experience comes to the Philadelphia Art Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has orchestrated the first Salvador Dali exhibition to be seen anywhere since the artist's death in 1989 and the first in the United States in more than 60 years. Philadelphia is the only place in the United States where the exhibition can be seen from Feb.

The Dali experience comes to the Philadelphia Art Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has orchestrated the first Salvador Dali exhibition to be seen anywhere since the artist's death in 1989 and the first in the United States in more than 60 years. Philadelphia is the only place in the United States where the exhibition can be seen from Feb.

All time holiday favorites

With winter break quickly approaching, students and faculty are anticipating their free time to enjoy the holiday. One way to kickoff the holiday spirit is by sitting down in front of the television, cozy under warm blankets to watch Christmas movies. Whether they're oldies but goodies or new releases, everyone has a favorite Christmas flick.

‘Yeah mon, no worries’

I recently flew to Jamaica with my family and boyfriend for my sister's wedding. It was single handedly one of the greatest experiences of my life. In only five short days I began to understand the Jamaican way of life. "Yeah mon, no worries," are words to live by as far as Jamaican's are concerned.

Video: Cabrini ghosts: Fact or Fiction?

It was a frosty night at Cabrini College in the winter of 1966. Lacking Saturday night dates, a group of girls gathered in a dorm and began to create a chilling story of forbidden love and deathly consequences. Little did they know this legend would still haunt the halls of Cabrini and be retold again and again nearly 40 years later.

Yoga releases stress at Cabrini

Right now, Cabrini is one of the most stressful aspects of my life, and I'm sure that many people can agree. It wasn't an easy transition from the long summer break back in to the busy lifestyle of school. One of the best things that I have done to give myself a break from school and relax is sign up for a yoga class with my friends.

Graduate finds job

When Saleem Brown graduated this past May, he did not expect to find himself back at Cabrini so soon. Graduating with a business administration degree and minoring in marketing and human services, Brown had intentions of working for the Sixers, who he had an internship with.

Cabrini holds memorial

Students opinions are divided over campus ministry holding a memorial service to remember 9/11 on Friday, Sept. 10 instead of on Saturday, Sept. 11. According Laura Gorgol, campus minister, campus ministry decided to have the service on Friday as opposed to Saturday in the hopes that more people would be able to attend; for instance, the faculty and staff who are only on campus during the week.

Freshmen Commuters: Involve Yourself

As a freshman commuter I would come to Cabrini for classes and not much else. This is the one thing that I wish I did differently my first year. Since my freshmen year I have learned that being involved enhances your entire college experience. So, my advice to all first year students, and especially you commuters, get involved! I was an extremely involved student in high school.

Kelly left mark on public safety

Tom Kelly, a Cabrini public safety officer for 9 years, passed away on July 13 at the age of 59 due to cancer. Kelly struggled with cancer throughout the past few years, but friends at Cabrini remember his high spirits and positive outlook on life. Kelly first encountered cancer in 1999 when he was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.

Depending on Financial aid

This past week I received a letter from Cabrini informing me that our tuition has been raised (yet again) to $21,450. I'm sure I'm not the only student who needs help paying this bill. But lately it seems that when my family and I turn to financial aid, the aid simply isn't there.

A piece of history here on campus

In the near future, Cabrini will be applying to the National Registry of Historical Places. Built 103 years ago, Cabrini's Mansion is considered to be a landmark building. This upcoming Sunday, May 2, the alumni affairs office will be giving tours of the Mansion starting at 1 p.

Cheerleading squad gets off the ground

This year Cabrini saw the beginnings of a cheerleading squad, something brand new to the campus. Started by freshmen Danielle DeRosa and Marialena Interrante, the girls spent the majority of their time this year fundraising but plan to be in full swing next year.

For the love of the job

An hour commute to work might bother some people, but not Jenine Picini, the new assistant director of Cooperative Education and Career Services. She drives one hour everyday from southern New Jersey to Cabrini in order to offer students opportunities that she didn't have in college.
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