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.

23rd Annual VMA’s to be held in Sin City

The place: Las Vegas, Nevada. The time: LIVE at 9PM. The event: MTV Video Music Awards. For those who love celebrities, music, comedy and drama, this is the perfect show to watch. All of the hottest actors and musicians will be in attendance. Performers for the night include; Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Timbaland, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown, The Foo Fighters and Rihanna.

Knocked Up Movie Review

Up-and-coming entertainment journalist working for E channel, Allison Scott, meets up at a bar one night with Ben Stone, a lazy wannabe website creator. The two hit it off and take part in a one-night-stand. Allison becomes pregnant after having never spoken to Ben again and although they were completely different people, she decided to give the slacker a chance.

Women’s track sets new records at Penn Relays

At the 113th annual Penn Relay Carnival held at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field on April 24-26, the Cabrini women's track & field team set some new school records. The 4x100 team ran a 48.44 which not only set a school record, but qualified the foursome for the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.

EDITORIAL | Graduates move on, underclassmen move up

With another year behind us, we find ourselves faced with new and exciting obstacles ahead. For the seniors, graduation and the real world are in arms reach. For the juniors, the last year of college and internships are right around the corner. Sophomores will become upper classmen next year and realize there's only two years left.

Lady Cavs look to continue winning streak in PAC play

The women's lacrosse team has had something reoccurring in each of the last eight games they've played together; they've won them all. With a 13-2-0 overall record, and a 9-0 record in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, the Lady Cavaliers are finishing up their scheduled season on a high note.

EDITORIAL | Body image:no middle ground in sight

Americans' bodies seem to fall into two categories: the skinny and the fat. Two extremes in self-image are occurring in the United States today. On one side, eating disorders, dietary plans, and plastic surgery rule. On the other, fast food, plus sizes and obesity dominate.

Under the knife, many believe perfection awaits

Almost all teens are self-conscious about one, two or even many things about their bodies. They constantly dream about having the perfect face, and the perfect body to go along with it. Some teens grow out of their self-consciousness; some, on the other hand, choose to have surgery to correct those specific faults.

Virginia Tech massacre leaves 33 dead

On Monday, April 16, twenty-three-year-old senior English major, Cho Seung-Hui, went on the biggest shooting rampage in U.S. history on Virginia Tech's campus. At approximately 7:15 Monday morning, Cho entered the co-ed dormitory West Ambler Johnston Hall, killing resident assistant Ryan Clark, as well as another student whose name has yet to be released.

‘Thin and healthy’ sparks new weight controversies

In most sports, athletes are checked every week to track certain aspects of their body; things such as their weight and blood pressure. Biographies of athletes these days include details like the athlete's hometown, position, number, height and sometimes weight; if you're a male.

Gore holds concerts around the world

Winning an Oscar hasn't stopped Al Gore from his fight against global warming. The former vice president has recently announced a series of concerts around the world to raise attention on the issue of global warming. On July 7, 24-hour concerts which will be performed by over 100 artists such as Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, Snoop Dogg, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Bloc Party, the Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, and Snow Patrol as well as many others on several continents.


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