Kristen Catalanotto

Articles by Kristen Catalanotto

New Orleans native gives lyrical view of home 1 year after Hurricane Katrina

Jerry Zurek

Katrina’s aftermath: one year later

How are you supposed to move on when everyday you are reminded of the life you once had? When everyday life causes you to have flashbacks of a place you once and will forever call home? This is the question that thousands throughout the Gulf Coast face every day of their lives, one year after Hurricane Katrina hit and destroyed everything that they owned.

Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans

I was home just three weeks ago, enjoying the unique city that is New Orleans, the city that I call home. You always see disaster stricken areas on CNN and on the cover of USAToday, but I am finding it hard to believe that the streets of my city are now being shown on every channel and on the cover of every newspaper.

Time to say goodbye

The time has come for me to say goodbye to the Loquitur. Tuesday, March 29 is my official last day to layout out a newspaper that I have put time and effort into for the past two years. I can remember sitting in journalism class on the first day of my sophomore year, looking at all the editors and how professional and intimidating they looked.

McGowan death hits home

Like more than 1600 American families around the country, the McGowan family received notice that Stephen McGowan, 26, brother to senior Michaela McGowan, was killed Friday, March 4, while serving in Iraq. McGowan was serving in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.

Response day raises money, creates tsunami

As pictures of the devastation from the tsunami poured in, aid money poured out. The images that were shown world-wide tugged at the heartstrings of everyone from celebrities to college students. Millions of dollars have been donated from everyone corner of the globe.

Clinton appointed to new UN position

Former President Bill Clinton wasnamed head of the tsunami recovery and relief movement for the United Nations. U.N . Secretary-General Kofi Annan chose Clinton for the position. In the past few weeks, Clinton and former president George H.W. bush have been making commercials and traveled all over the United in order to help raise money for the relief effort.

SET building vandalized

Vandalism amounting to $12,000 has been done to the new Science Education and Technology building. The damage was discovered on Nov. 3. The building, is still under construction and will not be fully ready to open for students until the fall 2005. President Iadarola informed the campus of the vandalism in an email sent to the campus: "I cannot believe this would happen to our campus.

Powell and Stern go head to head on radio

Radio jock Howard Stern called into KGO-AM radio in San Francisco while in a live interview with FCC Chairman Michael Powell. In the interview he accused Michael Powell of getting his job only because his father is Colin Powell, our current Secretary of State.

Video: Organization focuses on student recruiting

In a world where people complain that the youth generation doesn't do enough for their community, students at Cabrini are working together to help fight childhood cancer. The program Up 'til Dawn was started for college students to help raise money for those who are diagnosed with cancer.

Boredom strikes campus again

"I'm bored," seems to be the popular phrase here at Cabrini on the weekends. I know that there are things to do around campus a majority of the time, so just get out and attend events. The Campus Activities and Programming Board works hard all year round to make sure the student body has fun events to attend throughout the academic year.

The Arts

With a few strokes of his paintbrush, senior Dan Varra is creating oil paintings that have brought him much recognition. Dan Varra, a fine arts major, has been getting a lot of attention due to his talent of painting colorful pieces of art that catch a passersby eye.

Staff panel addresses drivers’ concerns

The junior class held a meeting with students and administration to discuss the issue of parking around campus on Monday, Nov. 3. The meeting was held in the Widener Center Lecture Hall. Director of Public Safety Charlie Schaffner, Vice President for Student Development Christine Lysionek and Director of Facilities Howard Holden were all in attendance.

Cabrini welcomes Russian native

Beneath his Russian accent and salt-and-pepper mustache lies the story of a public safety officer who has seen and done things most of us have only caught a glimpse of on the nightly news. Viacheslav Borisenko, otherwise known as Slava, was born and raised in the former Soviet Union.

Student debt mounts as tuition costs rise

Soaring up like a fighter pilot's jet, tuition costs continue to sky rocket yearly. Each year when students return to Cabrini, their fee for attending the college is never the same. The costs go up a few thousand dollars a year. Students and their parents continue to ask themselves, where all the money is going.

Spirits soar at kite festival

Spirits were high as parents taught their children how to fly a kite. The sky was ligh blue and mixed with a few clouds and the leaves rustled as the wind blew in. Shouts of glee could be heard from all drections when the children were flying all by themselves.

Monkeys and music at involvement

Music blared and the smell of cotton candy filled the air as students raced around the Grace Hall Atrium, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, trying to collect five stickers which, would give them opportunity to stuff their own animal. The involvement fair was held to get new students as well as returning students the opportunity to join the college's 25 recognized organizations.

BRIO makes student info accessable

A Cabrini student sits quietly in her desk, staring at their teacher, perhaps thinking "I hope this professor doesn't know that I failed two of my classes last semester." Well, chances are if they wanted to know, they could definitely find out. Full time teachers at Cabrini have access to their students' academic records through a new computer program on campus, BRIO.

Alternatives to thirsty Thursday nights

Thursday nights seem to be the busy social night on Cabrini's campus. Why Thursday nights, you might ask?? Well, that's an easy answer, because it's thirsty Thursday! There are bumping and loud parties going on in a majority of the apartments as well as parties happening all over campus.

Film Review: “Titanic Ghosts of the Abyss: An Immersive 3D Adventure”

In James Cameron's most recent film, he takes an adventure back to the Titanic. "Ghosts of the Abyss: An Immersive 3D Adventure" has a G rating and is now playing at the IMAX theater in King of Prussia. The movie runs a little over an hour and requires the audience to wear special 3D glasses.