Kaitlin Barr

Articles by Kaitlin Barr

Democratic chairman speaks to college editors

Getting out of Iraq and establishing a voluntary national service program to help students pay for college are two reasons college-age voters should vote for a Democratic presidential candidate, according to the head of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean. In his first student-based press conference "in a long time," the Democratic National Committee Chairman met with 10 local college editors hours before the Democratic presidential debate held at Drexel University on Oct.

Democratic candidates debate

The Democratic presidential candidates knew they would have to beat up Hillary Clinton if they hoped to stay alive, and in true Philadelphia fashion, the debate at Drexel University on Oct. 30 turned into a verbal brawl. NBC anchor Brian Williams tried to open the debate with decorum by alluding to the grand history of Philadelphia: "Philadelphia, the cradle of American democracy, where the founding fathers gathered to declare our nation's independence and to ring out that news on the Liberty Bell, still proudly displayed here.

Editorial: Race not a factor in campus stabbing

To the mother of Rupert Tate, Just wondering what was running through your mind when you talked to the Delco Times openly about your son and his impending criminal charges? "He hangs around with all white kids. That, to me, is his downfall," you, the mother of Rupert Tate, suspect in the Cabrini stabbing, said.


Cabrini students expressed concern over the incident that occurred early Saturday morning, as it was the second to occur in less than two years. The protocol of Public Safety, Radnor Police and Emergency Medical Services on Saturday was the same as the first incident on campus.

Cabrini’s haunted campus

Once upon a time, there was a family that lived in a large mansion. John Durrance was the head of the household alongside his wife, as well as a father to his two daughters. After finding out that one of his daughters was falling in love with Xavier, the stable boy, Mr.

Breast cancer’s effect on family life

"I stood in the kitchen doorway as she walked down the hallway, stopped, turned around and asked, 'So it's cancer?' My stomach dropped as I watched her face go blank and her eyes widen; it was straight out of a movie," senior English and secondary ed major Kate O'Brien said.

Editorial: Deja Vu

What were you doing around 1 a.m. Saturday? Did you know a stabbing had just occurred? If you weren't on campus, chances are you probably didn't. Oh wait; even if you were on campus, chances are you didn't either. Those who did hear about the stabbing heard through word of mouth.

Villanova University to host Special Olympics

From Friday, Nov. 2 until Sunday, Nov. 4, Villanova University will be hosting the Special Olympics, Pa's Fall Festival, for the 19th consecutive year in a row. This one event is the largest student-run organization in the world. Kevin Moran, Special Olympics Fall Festival's media and publicity chair, said, "This is one of the biggest events on Villanova's campus.

Loved and lost to breast cancer

Four years ago this December, I lost someone very close to my heart to breast cancer. To me, she was my second mother, someone I could always go to whenever I was feeling happy, mad, or depressed. Always with a smile on her face, Maryann had the most amazing personality I had ever experienced; and I never even got to say goodbye.

Editorial: Prepare yourself for the future

Health Care has been a continuing topic of conversation, especially among the candidates in the on-going debates. A serious topic indeed, health care raises so many questions, especially to people of college age, who will soon be off their parents insurance if they are still on it when they graduate college.

Graduating editor in chief’s ode to time on Loquitur

When I first came to Cabrini I never would have expected how my life would be by the time I was going to graduate. Meeting with Dr. Zurek, also known as "JZ" and him telling me I was going to have to write for the school newspaper all year was not something I was too happy about.

Clinton takes Pennsylvania

Hillary Clinton edged Barack Obama and won the state of Pennsylvania in the Democratic primary held on April 22. Almost a week after the candidates took part in a debate held in Philadelphia, Clinton finished on top, with a double-digit lead. More than 10 million viewers tuned in to listen to Clinton and Obama battle with words in a debate held at the National Constitution Center before the Pennsylvania primary, making it the most watched of the 21 Democratic debates so far this election season.

Editorial: Going green is a Fair Trade in the fight against poverty

Poverty. One little word with one big meaning. Although there are many contributing reasons for poverty, issues such as Fair Trade and going green could ultimately aid in the fight against poverty. A poor farmer in Ecuador will not survive as a businessman or human being if the conditions in which he is working are not sanitary and if he does not make enough money for the crops that he is able to cultivate.

Families involved in ‘mistaken identity’ turn to faith during time of heartbreak

On April 26, 2006, nine Taylor University students and employees worked a banquet about 15 miles away from campus. On their way home from the event, a tractor trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the median and crashed into the school van in which Whitney Cerak and Laura Van Ryn were riding in.

EDITORIAL:Where has all the money gone?

It comes as no surprise that tuition prices are escalating. Everyone who has gone to college, has kids who go to college or if you're in college now, realize the extreme costs just to get ahead in the world today. Question is, however, is it worth it? Furthermore, is the drastic increase in tuition at Cabrini worth attending this college? Looking at the cost of tuition is only part of the total bill by the time you graduate.

Cavs remain undefeated in PAC

The Cabrini women's lacrosse team defeated Cedar Crest College 18-6 on Tuesday, April 1 and gained another "w" in their win column. This win improves the team's record to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. "It was a great game. Everyone got a chance to get in and play," junior criminology and social justice major Maura Brennan said.

EDITORIAL: Technology takeover

Silicon Valley, who is one of the world's "always on" areas by having more gadgets in their companies than people, recently announced they were going "topless." Meaning, companies in the information technology capital are turning off their laptops, Blackberrys and iPhones in board meetings so they can concentrate on each other.

Too old to run U.S.

We all love our grandpas, they're nice and always have fun with us, especially when we're smaller. We may love hanging out with them and talking with them,but we may not want them to be in charge of us, raising us the way they were raised with old-fashioned beliefs and maybe not as up-to-date with the technology of today as we are.

EDITORIAL: Consequences of serving in Iraq

Recently, 23-year-old male Courtney Lockhart was charged with murdering Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk. He is being charged with capital murder during a kidnapping, capital murder during an attempted rape and capital murder during a robbery. Eighteen-year-old Burk was found shot on a Tuesday night a few miles from campus.

Editorial: Wrong place at the wrong time

Natalee Holloway. Lauren Burk. Eve Carson. They are three names that everyone, especially women, should know. They are three women between the ages of 18 and 22 who died violently and at too young of an age. Almost everyone has heard of Natalee Holloway, the pretty blonde who disappeared in Aruba on her last night of her senior trip.


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