Liz Lavin

Articles by Liz Lavin

The reality of global warming

"Is he telling us the Earth is going to die?" eight-year old Megan Dunbar asked after watching Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Her father, biology professor Dr. David Dunbar, tried to explain to his daughter that Gore is saying the Earth could possibly die, but not for a long time.

Founder’s Day to honor social justice

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Cabrini College will celebrate Founder's Day. Founder's Day is an annual celebration of the mission of Cabrini. It is held near the birthday of Sister Ursula Infante, MSC, the founder of Cabrini College. Infante founded the college in 1957 and died in 2001 at the age of 104.

Annual hunger banquet highlights ONE campaign

All I wanted to do was get lunch at Jazzman's. I was only steps away from the line when my friend and I were flagged down by someone from the Wolfington Center asking us to sign up for one of the events during their Hunger and Homelessness Week. Looking at the activities, I saw that my choices were a hunger banquet, a chance to give up my meals for a day and a sleep out in the commons.

AB yourSelf has new stock in store for upcoming season

aB yourSelf is a company that was created in August of 2005. The company was started to "create a new culture based on reform of today's diluted personalities and styles," according to aB , It was created by current Cabrini students Randy Reid, a junior accounting major, and Greg Clifton,a junior marketing major, along Cabrini graduates Anthony Bennett and Mindy Paul.

Holiday preview: saving money for gifts

Walking through the mall right now is like being in the middle of a holiday explosion. It is common knowledge these days that as soon as Halloween is over, Christmas begins. Thanksgiving seems to have been downgraded to "the day before Black Friday." So now that the holidays have rounded the corner and smacked us in the face, we may realize that our pockets are empty as well as our savings accounts.

For art’s sake, body art: The good, the bad and the ugly

Body piercing has been popular in America since the days of the hippies. While the history of body piercing can be traced back to ancient times and spiritual meanings, it is safe to say that in this day and age, getting something pierced is more about image than carrying out your family's ancient rituals.

Posters bring personality to college residence halls

No college dorm is complete without its fair share of posters. The variety of posters hanging in dorm rooms today is endless; ranging from your favorite band, movie or movie star to your favorite drinking game or model. People's personalities can be expressed from what hangs on their walls.

Halloween traditions

Halloween is every child's dream-one night to stay out late, dress up and have all the candy you want. Some people carry on this tradition until they have children of their own but this is not always the case at Cabrini College. "Your traditions change when your environment changes," Kara Schneider, sophomore English and communication major, said.

Women’s field hockey off to a promising start

The women's field hockey team is off to a promising start with a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference record of five wins and one loss so far in the 2006 season. Their overall record is five wins and six losses. Jackie Neary has been the women's head coach for 11 years now.

Volleyball posts .500 record

The women's volleyball team is well underway on their new season and hoping for as much success as they have seen in previous years. During the weeklong preseason, the team spent nine hours a day together, which meant time for major bonding. "It was a hard transition because it's my first year at college, but by the end of the week I'd found my place on the team," Kate Conahan, a freshman pre-physical therapy major, said.

Adjunct professors receive little benefits and low salaries

Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of teachers work as adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are teachers who work part-time for small salary with no benefits. ?At Cabrini, adjuncts are heavily relied on and are expected to work for very little money and with very little chance of moving up to become a full-time, tenured faculty member.

Intern inside scoop from behind scenes

This semester I took an internship at The 10! Show on NBC10. To clarify a couple points; if you've never heard of it, it's like a local Regis and Kelly. And no, it's not named The 10! Show so it can air at 10 - which it doesn't. The network is NBC10, hence, The 10! Show.

Gore campaigns to reduce effects of global warming

Former Vice President Al Gore is hoping to change the world with three years and a $300 million ad campaign. The goal of the costly campaign is to urge Americans to push for a more aggressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Gore is launching the ad campaign with the Alliance for Climate Protection, a group he created in 2006.

Adjunct professors fight for equality

No job security, no benefits and pay that has been referred to as a "poverty wage." Sounds like a job a college student would hold, right? Wrong. The people employed in these jobs are on college campuses but not as students. They are adjunct instructors, instructors who teach part-time and colleges across the nation rely on them every year so they can offer a variety of courses and keep their classrooms full.

Celeb for Prez: The new trend

Every time I turn on the TV these days, I'm bombarded with constant coverage of the 2008 election, with everything from the previous night's debate to the one out-of-place hair on Hillary's head. Needless to say, it's just a little over the top. However, the one thing that stands out to me in this election is not the media digging for stories to keep things controversial.

Infant medication recall brings safety to children

Infant cold medicine is being voluntarily recalled because of "rising safety concerns and fear of misuse." I'm sorry - what? Some manufacturers recalling their infant medication are Tylenol, Pediacare and Johnson & Johnson. When I first heard about this recall my initial reaction was, what will parents do for their kids? How will babies stay healthy? However, as soon as I started researching the topic, my reaction quickly changed to, why is this just happening now? And why is it voluntary? Infant medication is not a new thing.

Mayor cracks down on illegal immigrants

Hazelton, Pa., is the battleground in the fight over illegal immigrants. Leading the fight is Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta. Barletta cites incidents in his town that have led him to become the spokesman for laws cracking down on illegal immigrants.

Health care: should it be changed?

Share your stories and thoughts on health care. The public speak out on their personal opinions on healthcare.

Up ‘Til Dawn raises awareness

Garrison Coats is an active two-year old who loves playing with his dog and his cousins. So what makes Garrison different from any other little boy who loves to run around and play outside? Coats has Ewing sarcoma, the second most common type of bone cancer in children.

Officials investigate study abroad practices

A recent investigation into alleged unethical practices of study abroad programs could potentially make study abroad cheaper. Andrew Cuomo, New York's Attorney General, has issued subpoenas to organizations that provide study abroad programs to colleges, according to a recent New York Times article.


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