Kaitlin Barr

Articles by Kaitlin Barr

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.

Sport atmosphere completely different on Hawk Hill

As far back as I can remember I've been attending St. Joe's basketball games. After every game, I have vivid memories of rolling down the hill that led to the track after watching Debbie Black dominate as point guard at only about 5-feet-tall. Even the women's games were crowded, although not as packed as the men's; those are games that I will never forget as well.

Editorial: Whose to blame? Administration or students?

If you were a gay student in high school, looking at colleges, would you want to attend somewhere that didn't have an organization or club that is dedicated to other gay students? If you did decide to come to Cabrini and once you were here and realized that you wanted a club that caters to you, would you want to start one? On the other hand, how would you feel if you were walking down the hallway, and as you look to your right, you see two females kissing each other good-bye? Turning the corner, you then come to see two males hand-in-hand as they walk up the steps.

Editorial: Beah inspirese students

Think about your childhood for a minute. What comes to mind? Swing sets, sandboxes and popsicles? For most children, their experiences, the ones they remember anyway, are about their favorite toy at Christmas, or their tee-ball team winning a trophy; all the good memories.

Modernized pageant not so different

One thing I never realized about having a baby was the fact that you really don't have a life. If I'm not at school, I'm home with my daughter. As much as I love every minute of it, when I found myself watching the Miss America pageant on a Saturday night, I knew at that point; I really have no life.

EDITORIAL: Being a volunteer will change your life

Between 2004 and 2006, Philadelphia had an average of 1.2 million volunteers who served 143.3 hours per year according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. With a population of over 1.4 million people living in Philadelphia, together with the hundreds of thousands that live outside the Philadelphia area, that's not a great amount of people who volunteer.

Editorial: Looking into the new year

As finals week once again rolls around, stressed faces, messy hair and sweat shirts and pants grace our campus. Yet another semester is coming to a close and oh what a semester this has been. To start it off, President Iadarola announced her retirement after presiding as president of Cabrini College for the past 16 years.

Editorial: AIDS: a disturbing reality

According to Global Health Reporting.org, there are 33.2 million people in the world suffering from AIDS today. Americans are 1.3 million of those people. Disturbing numbers indeed, HIV/Aids is not a topic to joke around about. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.

Editorial: Sexual harassment: a rising issue

Sexual harassment is a serious offense that has been extensively covered in the media in recent years. It seems as though we are constantly hearing of different situations happening between teachers and students, older men or women and little children, and even priests and little children.

A look into what goes on in the mind of Kate

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Editorial: Step up and vote

It has been said that this upcoming election is one of the most important elections in United States history. Our country is in desperate need of a strong leader who can shape up all of the chaos and turmoil occurring in the United States today and around the world.


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