Kasey Minnick

Articles by Kasey Minnick

What Grinds My Gears: “Pink” haters

Since it is the last days of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I felt this would be a good time to get in a rant before it would be outdated. As many of my readers know, I am a bartender at my hometown's local firehouse. Talks of the day among the bar-goers can vary from what the wives are making for dinner, how much they paid for their last tank of gas or Obama's latest policies.

What Grinds My Gears: ‘Any Given Sunday’

I was talking to a fellow sports fan this past week (not an Eagles fan) and he said, "Well, you should be happy because your team is playing the Raiders this week." I automatically lashed right back at him and made a cliche remark about the movie "Any Given Sunday.

What Grinds My Gears: Favre the fake

Even though I go to college in a Philadelphia suburb, it doesn't mean that all of my gripes need to be about the "hometown" teams. This week's gripe is much different and it's about a "respected" player that has been around the National Football League for 18 years.

What Grinds My Gears:Early celebrations

Harry Kalas has been out of the sports world and the Phillies sports world, for roughly five and a half months now. I never had the opportunity to have a conversation with him, but I was privileged enough to meet him at "Cabrini Night at the Phillies" my junior year of college.

What Grinds My Gears: Overdramatic ‘fans’

As I was debating on what issue irked me the most this week, my mind wandered to browsing the Internet. As I accessed my Facebook account, I saw that I had one event invitation. Because of this invitation, I chose my topic: Michael Vick's first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles.

What Grinds My Gears: Undeserved respect

Being from a small town with no football team and enrolling in a Division III college with no football team, plain and simple, sucks. I always envied the nearby high schools that on every Friday night would bundle up in the "letter" jackets, drive their decorated cars to football games and take part in a live sporting event that has its own unique feel.

What Grinds My Gears: Muffled Celebrations

As I was serving drinks at the local "hosie" in Weatherly this past Sunday, I was all smiles when the score read 17-7 in favor of my Philadelphia Eagles. After a shaky first quarter, things started to look up for the Eagles, as they seemed to get their helmets on straight.

What Grinds My Gears: The new bar in town

The Philadelphia Phillies have actually won a championship since I have been alive. I don't think it has actually hit me yet and most likely won't hit me until the next World Series will be broadcast on national television. With that being said, there is no better feeling for a sports fan than to go to their ballpark, sit in the stands and take it all in.

“What Grinds My Gears”

Iraqi students make transition to U.S. colleges

"My first response was tears," Mike Griffin, a professor of Theology at Holy Cross College in South Bend, In., said when President Brother Richard Gilman agreed to take part in the Iraqi Student Project.

Let the ‘Madness’ begin

This month showcases every collegebasketball fans' dream: March madness. With the first round of games starting on March 15, the brackets are out and the locations have been set. First, Florida A&M will take on Niagara on March 13 in the opening round game to decide the 64th team of the tournament.

Garcia traded to Tampa

Philadelphia Eagles' fans said goodbye to veteran quarterback Jeff Garcia, on March 3, who took the starting position after Donovan McNabb went down for the season and led them to a National Football Conference East Championship and straight into the playoffs.

Kickboxing, nutrition spring body into shape

Now is the time many students are thinking about road trips with their friends to warmer temperatures, traveling out of the country and looking good doing all of that. Spring break is right around the corner and working out to get the desired figure is esay.

Athletics honors Gregory’s first NCAA Division III title

On Feb. 8, during the halftime of the Cabrini men's basketball game, a banner and a plaque were awarded to Tony Gregory, Cabrini's first National Collegiate Athletic Association Champion in Division III for indoor triple jump. Cabrini chose to honor Gregory, desepite the fact that he is no longer enrolled as a student at the college.

Student favorite wins Super Bowl XLI

The Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Fla. hosted the two top teams in the National Football League on Feb. 4 at 6:25 p.m.: the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. These two conference champions laid it on the line to take home the Lombardi trophy and Super Bowl XLI rings.

‘American Idol’ judges call it how they hear it

Was there ever a time when you were at a karaoke night and someone got their hands on the microphone and what came out of their mouth could not remotely pass as singing? Did you just want to yell, "Please, just sit back down and save your breath?" Well, I have felt that many times and maybe this is why I love and can relate to the American Idol judges.

Eagles’ wings clipped again

On Jan. 13 the Louisiana Superdome was jammed with screaming fans wearing their emotions on their sleeves for the only thing that meant anything to them: getting one step closer to the Super Bowl. The Philadelphia Eagles traveled to New Orleans to take on the Saints in the divisional round playoff game of the National Football Conference.

Getting ‘inked’ is a permanent way to engrave lasting memories

There's a feeling of a racing heart while sitting in the waiting room as beads of perspiration start to form. Maybe this isn't the right thing to do, not now, not ever. But just then, a name is called and it's time to enter the room. It's time to get "inked.

Lower legal age to be president; America needs youthful talents

If we look back in history, there has not been one man who ran out the door the day he turned 35 years old to put his nomination in for presidency; that is just idiotic. But, just because the presidents of the United States usually eat, breathe and sleep politics doesn't mean that they are the best for office either.

Dixon House hazardous to student health

When you are a resident freshman at Cabrini College, one of the thoughts running through your mind may be, "I cannot wait to get out of these dorms and live in the houses." Out of all the houses, house two, the Dixon house, is the biggest on campus, with the most wishes to live in.


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