Katherine Brachelli

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Vice president of academic affairs receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts honored Dr. Jonnie Guerra, vice president for academic affairs, for her exceptional career and her commitment to community service and named her as a Distinguished Alumni. "I was not expecting the award at all. I had no idea that I had been nominated," Guerra said.

Honduras trip raises poverty awareness among students

Stepping off the plane and nervous to be in a third world country, junior accounting and Spanish minor Lauren Peters, eagerly awaited visiting the villages of Honduras. No television, no radio and cold showers, a common lifestyle of the people living in Honduras are used to, were just some of the living conditions that Peters was going to be facing.

Heifer International educates students

While some students will be packing their bags to head home over spring break, five Cabrini students will be donating their time to educate themselves on the issues of hunger and poverty with Heifer International, in Honduras.

Distractions lead to car accidents

After a week of partying and cramming for finals before winter break begins, Eileen Kuter, a junior biology major at Millersville University, packs her bags for her two-hour haul home to recuperate after the long school week. Kuter recalls driving in a state of drowsiness and being greatly distracted on her way home.

From Iraq battlefields to books

For a growing number of college students, like 23-year-old Sgt. Robert T. Brown, returning from deployments in Iraq and the cost of getting an education now includes experiences that many of their peers cannot fully relate to. Moved by patriotism and enticed by the prospect of tuition aid, at age 17 Brown signed up with the U.

Breast cancer awareness sparks involvement during October

Health services has dedicated its resources to breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Breast cancer is a malignant cancerous tumor that starts from cells of the breast, killing over 40,970 women a year. The disease occurs mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer too, according to the American Cancer Society.

Fall Fest quickly approaching

Fall Fest springs into action Oct. 6-8, and the family and homecoming weekend is packed with activities for students, families, friends and alumni to choose from. Changes haves been made to Fall Fest based on attendance and feedback from last year's first ever combined family weekend and homecoming said Anne Ferry Filippone, director of student activities.

SAT scores take a plunge

SAT scores this year showed the biggest annual drop in 31 years. The first national results from the revamped SATs showed the average combined scores on the mathematics and critical reading sections for the high school graduating class of 2006 have declined by seven points from the previous year.

‘Morning-after-pill’ cleared for wider sales

The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter sales of Plan B, a contraceptive drug that will be available to women 18 and older, as long as buyers show proof of age. Plan B is often referred to as emergency contraception or the "morning after pill.

Roll the dice; spin the wheel

College gambling is on a roll after being ignited by the popular and easy-to-access online gaming sites and televised tournaments. The popular card games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack has become a thrill for some college students, but an addiction and a problem for others.

Vice president of academic affairs receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts honored Dr. Jonnie Guerra, vice president for academic affairs, for her exceptional career and her commitment to community service and named her as a Distinguished Alumni. "I was not expecting the award at all. I had no idea that I had been nominated," Guerra said.

Honduras trip raises poverty awareness among students

Stepping off the plane and nervous to be in a third world country, junior accounting and Spanish minor Lauren Peters, eagerly awaited visiting the villages of Honduras. No television, no radio and cold showers, a common lifestyle of the people living in Honduras are used to, were just some of the living conditions that Peters was going to be facing.

Heifer International educates students

While some students will be packing their bags to head home over spring break, five Cabrini students will be donating their time to educate themselves on the issues of hunger and poverty with Heifer International, in Honduras.

Distractions lead to car accidents

After a week of partying and cramming for finals before winter break begins, Eileen Kuter, a junior biology major at Millersville University, packs her bags for her two-hour haul home to recuperate after the long school week. Kuter recalls driving in a state of drowsiness and being greatly distracted on her way home.

From Iraq battlefields to books

For a growing number of college students, like 23-year-old Sgt. Robert T. Brown, returning from deployments in Iraq and the cost of getting an education now includes experiences that many of their peers cannot fully relate to. Moved by patriotism and enticed by the prospect of tuition aid, at age 17 Brown signed up with the U.

Breast cancer awareness sparks involvement during October

Health services has dedicated its resources to breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Breast cancer is a malignant cancerous tumor that starts from cells of the breast, killing over 40,970 women a year. The disease occurs mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer too, according to the American Cancer Society.

Fall Fest quickly approaching

Fall Fest springs into action Oct. 6-8, and the family and homecoming weekend is packed with activities for students, families, friends and alumni to choose from. Changes haves been made to Fall Fest based on attendance and feedback from last year's first ever combined family weekend and homecoming said Anne Ferry Filippone, director of student activities.

SAT scores take a plunge

SAT scores this year showed the biggest annual drop in 31 years. The first national results from the revamped SATs showed the average combined scores on the mathematics and critical reading sections for the high school graduating class of 2006 have declined by seven points from the previous year.

‘Morning-after-pill’ cleared for wider sales

The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter sales of Plan B, a contraceptive drug that will be available to women 18 and older, as long as buyers show proof of age. Plan B is often referred to as emergency contraception or the "morning after pill.

Roll the dice; spin the wheel

College gambling is on a roll after being ignited by the popular and easy-to-access online gaming sites and televised tournaments. The popular card games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Black Jack has become a thrill for some college students, but an addiction and a problem for others.

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