Kelsey Kastrava

Articles by Kelsey Kastrava

Young refugees ‘lost’ and found in local woman’s home

Editor’s note: This story won an award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and 2nd place 2011 Chandler Award for Student Religion Reporter of… Read More

As gas prices skyrocket, public should be aware of the causes

Media coverage has invited the world into protests in many Middle East countries including Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Egypt who are fighting against their strict regime for freedom. These countries, though rich in oil, are extremely instable. Among all of the unrest during this revolution, oil production decreases, causing oil prices to increase, leading to our gas prices hitting record-breaking numbers. With all of this international turmoil you may be wondering, what is our country doing about all of this?

Resident assistants deserve more than respect for commitment

Resident assistants, or RA’s, are selected each year through an interview process that begins with an application that is available for all students to apply for. If chosen by Residence Life as a candidate to be a leader on campus who will properly serve the students of their community, the newly selected RA can rightfully erase the entire billing on room and board off of their college tab.

Green team needs your support

Would you be willing to take part in a campus-wide movement to make the school more sustainable?

Compassion for family of student

As the college learns of emerging details in the Vineland, N.J. crime surrounding Cabrini student, David Stone, Loquitur asks the community to be respectful to the family during this trying time.

Faculty, staff dedicated during inclement weather on campus

Although Loquitur knows not many students complain about time off from classes due to inclement weather, we would like to thank the many workers of the Cabrini community who have displayed their dedication to our Cabrini experience by working during this weather.

Senioritis strikes campus community once again

An annual epidemic taking over college campuses everywhere begins right around this time each year. The disease plaguing undergrads across the country is contagious and could be harmful if it isn’t taken care of. This illness is called senioritis.

Cancer never sleeps, neither should you

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is an event that communities across the globe participate in during a 24-hour marathon of activities to of raising money for the foundation.

Emerging partnership with Swaziland calls on students

Numerous Cabrini students study abroad, mostly to the capitals of Europe, and some to Guatemala and Ecuador. This week however, two visitors have reversed… Read More

Swaziland visitors share story

Few children in Swaziland can stay in school past grade seven. Many children even have to raise themselves because HIV/AIDS has taken both parents.

Student leads college effort on human trafficking

Danielle DiBartolo enrolled at Cabrini College and by fate was placed into a course that reintroduced her to what would become the focus of her college career: human trafficking.

A world without trafficking, goal of Villanova law student

John Rafferty says he realized that he had spent 25 years of his life occupying the large margin of people who knew nothing about human trafficking.

You can stop the demand for human trafficking

The most lucrative crimes in the entire world are in the slave trade. Yes, in year 2010 we have slavery existing both inside and… Read More

Blood donation needs more participation

Less than 50 students out of the 1,500 undergraduates at Cabrini donated blood this month. Why is it that a deed, deemed by many… Read More

Conversation can help prevent Sudan conflict

 What would you do if you had the chance to prevent a genocide from happening? The chance is right now to call attention… Read More

School spirit needs a boost for campus life

Many colleges and universities define school spirit as a form of sportsmanship, camaraderie, the exhibition of school colors and dedicated attendance in school and… Read More

Homeless deserve more than just a casual glance

Our negligence to homeless people along with the negative stigma attached to those sleeping beneath city bridges contributes to the common belief that we should only help ourselves, because we’re all capable of attaining success on our own. Loquitur hopes that through courses like these Engagement In the Common Good classes, people can become more exposed to the reality of the situation

Service offers graduates unique opportunities

Post-graduation opportunities typically involve graduate school and job searching. A Cabrini graduate, however, has the opportunity to commit up to two years of service work through the Cabrini Mission Corps.

Students encouraged to end ‘fat talk’ this week

This week Loquitur urges all students to participate in this movement to help embrace the healthy-ideal and engage in conversation that includes all of the great things about yourself that do not include appearance.

Editorial: Practicum courses offer experience over credit

A distinctive quality of a Cabrini education is its emphasis on experiential learning. If you talk to friends at other colleges, you may find… Read More


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