Justin Barnes

Lifestyles Editor 2018-2019, Cabrini University Class of 2020, and avid pop culture fan.

Articles by Justin Barnes

Behind a screen or in person, bullying is bullying

Name calling, harassment and other forms of bullying are already a big challenge with today’s youth. However, with smart phones, the internet and social… Read More

Disney sequels and live-action remakes: morals or money?

Remakes have become a common trope for movies in recent years. However, there has been a lot of concern over why there are so… Read More

I love monsters. Does that make me one?

“Well, the first thing is that I love monsters. I identify with monsters.” When I first heard that quote from my idol, writer and… Read More

Fear and terror: a different kind of “fun”

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To this day, it remains a popular horror film among audiences. Even though there… Read More

Tired of uploading photos? Diagnosis: image overload

Smartphone cameras are being used 24/7 by millions of people every day. A 2015 report from Gigaom found that the average smartphone user has about… Read More

‘Venom’ takes a bite out of the box office as critics and audiences clash.

There have been several instances where movie critics and audiences disagree on films. Now, the latest Sony-produced Marvel movie has been added to growing… Read More

Meet the Orientation Coordinators

Anna Russo Anna Russo is a senior sociology major who became orientation leader at the beginning of her sophomore year. She wanted to be… Read More

NFL player faces DUI; athlete misconduct sparks debate

On Feb. 26, New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, or DWI, for driving the wrong way in… Read More

Lacrosse seniors look to clench final CSAC championship

As the year comes to a close, seniors feel an urge to make sure they end the activities they’re involved in on a high… Read More

Connected digitally, disconnected in reality

Smartphones are a huge advancement and absolute necessity in today’s world. People carry them around to communicate with others, use the Internet, and a… Read More

Artificial turf enhances playability for Cabrini baseball

Artificial turf and real grass have recently been debated about for athletic fields. On one hand, natural grass and dirt feel pure and authentic… Read More

‘Far Cry 5’ brings its signature chaos to America

First person shooter video games have been a very popular genre, specifically with series such as “Call of Duty;” however, there is one series… Read More

Upcoming tournament unites eSports, NHL gaming communities

There has been much speculation and debate about a certain agreement for months; however, on Friday, March 9, ESPN announced that the National Hockey League… Read More

Sports video games: athletes in the real and digital world

Video games are a very popular form of entertainment and come in a variety of genres, such as action, first-person shooter, survivor, massive multiplayer… Read More

‘Black Panther’ crowned king of the MCU as box office records break

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest edition, “Black Panther,” has gotten a lot of hype and anticipation from fans and common moviegoers ever since its… Read More

I am not a toy: how I became a slave to emotional manipulation

“There are no strings on me.” This line from Disney’s “Pinocchio” meant very little to me when I was a kid. It wasn’t until the… Read More

Pop culture perpetuates dating violence

Pop culture is one of the greatest influencers on people; however, like with all influencers, the result can either be good or bad. There… Read More

90th Academy Awards has choice nominees

2017 was a big year for movies, but only the best of the best would be able to win the highest movie honors. On… Read More

Recent changes spark debate about Facebook’s future

Soon, Facebook users will only be seeing the content they prefer to see thanks to a recent change Facebook made to its algorithms. On… Read More

The human race: man or machine?

Are we, as a species, biological machines? Were we created by higher beings? If yes, why? What actually defines free will? These questions were… Read More


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