Melissa Mariani

Articles by Melissa Mariani

Paparazzi feeds public need for celebrity news

I am a huge fan of TMZ, Perez Hilton and US Weekly. I love watching videos and flipping through tons of photos of Britney Spears and her babies, or should I say toddlers now. I feel like I'm a part of her life by watching them grow up in the media. As a fan of certain celebrities, I enjoy anything the paparazzi can get a hold of.

Wachovia Center becomes “Circus” for Britney concert

Philadelphia welcomed Britney Spears to the Wachovia Center on Aug. 30 for her 'Circus' tour concert. The 'Circus' started with performing acrobats, gymnasts, clowns and stilt walkers. Britney opened the concert by coming down from the ceiling, wearing a dark trench coat covered with her hood up.

Local coffee shop offers relaxing mood and great food

If you're looking for a great local spot off-campus to indulge in drinks, coffee, lunch and delicious desserts then go check out the Gryphon Café. Two doors down from the Wayne movie theater, the Gryphon Café is located at 105 West Lancaster Ave. in Wayne.

This Week in Sports

Injuries for the Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles' latest setback reveals rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram tore his anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee. Ingram tore his ACL on the exact knee his senior season at Florida last year. Ingram's injury will most likely make him out for the whole season.

Mens’ soccer chases CSAC crown

The Cabrini mens' soccer team returned to the Edith Robb Dixon field on Aug. 17 for preseason camp. The mens' team took home the Colonial States Athletic Conference title the previous 2008 season and returned to the NCAA Tournament. Glen Jaskelewicz returns as a coach for his fifth consecutive year at Cabrini College.

Kardashian announces big news on the ‘Today Show’

The reality TV show "Keeping up with the Kardashians" will continue to air on E! Channel this season, along with a brand new spin- off series "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami." The new show premiered on Sunday Aug. 16 at 10 pm. It scored 2.67 million viewers, making it the network's most watched series opener in seven years.

Regan reflects on Cabrini lacrosse career

As the 2009 season for the Cabrini women's lacrosse team is coming to a close, valuable senior players will be saying their final goodbyes to their fellow teammates and coaches. Christine Regan, senior biology major, plays defense for the women's lacrosse team.

Irish eyes smile on powerful performance

Solo acoustic artist Josh Cramoy entertained a crowded group at Jazzman's on St. Patrick's Day night. CAP Board sponsored the event with delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream and themed "mocktails" from P.A.R.T.Y. With students wearing green, Cramoy's high-energy performance quickly lifted spirits to get everyone in the St. Patrick's Day mood.

Death row inmate speaks on campus

On Monday, March 16, the Cabrini mansion held an up-close and personal meet involving exonerated death row inmate Curtis McCarty.

Wallyball ‘serves up’ Fair Trade awareness

Cabrini hosted its third-annual Wallyball tournament, a crowd-pleasing sport used to promote awareness for Fair Trade. The event took place Wednesday, March 4 in the Dixon Center. Students and faculty faced off in the squash courts, all of whom were eager to play.

Lady Cavs capture CSAC crown

The Cabrini women's basketball team became official back-to-back champions of the Colonial States Athletic Conference on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Men’s golf prepared to defend title

The Cabrini men's golf team is starting off on the right path for their spring season. The team just finished up a very successful fall season; they hold the title for third in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The new spring season will be approaching in March and the team has a lot of expectations.

Magazines aren’t all fluff

Magazines are often overlooked as purely just picture books filled with tons of advertisements. I think these assumptions that most people have about magazines are incorrect. There is no such thing as a useless magazine; it all depends on the reader and their interests.

Kara Schneider: Production Director

Determined, Kara Schneider has a passion for producing and making the WYBF radio station a success. Schneider started freshman year as an English and Communication major, creating Public Service Announcements, promos, editing and maintain the radio station databases.

Fashion trends for college students

As summertime comes to a close, fall becomes a transition period of dressing in layers with summer and winter clothing. It's not time yet to pack away those tank tops and shorts but beware of fashion faux paus. American style stays pretty simple with jeans and t-shirts each year, compared to Europe and other countries.

Ban cell phones?

Universities want to ban cell phone use during class, due to concerns of cheating on tests. Google and other companies have services that send text messages from the Web that make it extremely easy to cheat on tests. A particular service called ChaCha allows users to text any question to a network of people who will answer it within minutes.

Modern day etiquette

Facebook is a social networking Web site where people meet, interact and share information online. Photos, videos and blogs are how the young-adult generation expresses itself. Having proper etiquette online can be a challenge. Betsy Ostroff, professor of communication, offered advice on keeping Facebook pages clean.

Dealing with first semester STRESS

Did you ever hear people say college is the best time of your life? Well, not when you're completely stressed out! Here are some signs you are stressing to the limit. Frequent mood swings, being very impatient, unable to sleep at night, having a change in eating patterns, recurring headaches, recurring colds and having a short temper are tell-tale signs listed in the lifestyles guide for health and well-being.

Got a craving for a certain something?

If you're craving for delicious ice cream, candy and sweet treats, go and check out Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos. Ricky's is located at 155 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, Pa. "It's the best candy store in the world. I felt like a little kid when I walked in there.

Teacher profile: Returning alumna to carry on traditional methods

The history department is getting a lot of buzz lately about their brand new member. With the history and political science club forum approaching, students and faculty are preparing for a good year. As a new addition to the faculty, Courtney Smith is excited to start her first year teaching at Cabrini College.

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