Melissa Steven

Articles by Melissa Steven

The Inevitable Death Of FM

Where did all the music go? FM radio was created as an alternative to AM radio's pop format. It was a popular outlet for alternative music to deliver music to the masses on a clear-sounding frequency. Once that happened, AM radio flipped formats to news, talk and sports.

Journalist released from Iraqi captivity

Last week Jill Carroll was finally released from being held captive in Iraq for the past 82 days. It brought a sigh of relief to her family, friends, co-workers and fellow journalists. Carroll's life seemed to be doomed when she was not released soon after she was kidnapped and when her interpreter was killed.

‘SmokeFREE:’ breath of fresh air

Tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic and formaldehyde are just some of the substances out of the 4,000 that are found in one cigarette. Cigarette smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of illness, disability and death in America today. SmokeFREE, Main Line Health's free smoking cessation, will be coming to Cabrini for a series of six sessions, beginning on March 15.

House 7 submerges in stink

Throwing a towel down in front of her door on Sunday morning to stop what she thought was dirty water seeping into her room from the bathroom, sophomore Kristen McGowan realized soon after that it was not water leaking into her room; it was raw sewage. On Thursday, Jan.

Cabrini’s tuition rises above national average

Cabrini's tuition and fees has gone up more over the past five years than the average of private four-year colleges. Cabrini has gone up 32.7 percent whereas the national private college average has gone up 22.2 percent. The College Board released its annual tuition survey on Tuesday, Oct.

Concerts; a source of enjoyment and a good time

Everyone has a particular passion in life, something that makes them so happy and gives them something to look forward to. For me, it's seeing my favorite bands in concert. Most people see me as a nice, quiet and polite girl, but get me into a concert and I am the complete opposite.

Professor learns from African adventure

Accounting Professor Ann Servey traveled to Zambia, Africa, with Heifer International for 12 days to visit the villages, people, and to learn what it really means to teach a man how to fish. Servey, said, "I saw an organization making a true difference." Heifer International is an organization that is trying to "end hunger, poverty, and to care for the earth" all over the globe, according to Heifer.

High schools failing to challenge students

Entering college should not be such a shock as it is for some. I'm not talking about moving away from home or having to share a room with two other people, I'm talking about the course loads. Having to stay up all hours of the night to finish a project or to write a paper is a part of the average college student's life, but when a freshman walks into a college classroom for the first time and hears that he or she has to read a book by next week it can be a complete shock.

Student activities has plenty in store

This fall semester, the office of Student Activities is planning a number of events for students to come out to and enjoy. Amy Hecht, assistant director of student activities, said, "We have a lot of events planned for the fall semester." The office of student activities has started printing "Stuff To Do" calendars.

Tennis team: reigning champs

Almost one year later the women's tennis team is starting its season again and is hoping to be able to regain the title of Pennsylvania Athletic Conference champions. Marywood University is the team's biggest rival and last year Cabrini beat them 8-1. "We're expecting to beat them," Magee said.

The Inevitable Death Of FM

Where did all the music go? FM radio was created as an alternative to AM radio's pop format. It was a popular outlet for alternative music to deliver music to the masses on a clear-sounding frequency. Once that happened, AM radio flipped formats to news, talk and sports.

Journalist released from Iraqi captivity

Last week Jill Carroll was finally released from being held captive in Iraq for the past 82 days. It brought a sigh of relief to her family, friends, co-workers and fellow journalists. Carroll's life seemed to be doomed when she was not released soon after she was kidnapped and when her interpreter was killed.

‘SmokeFREE:’ breath of fresh air

Tar, carbon monoxide, arsenic and formaldehyde are just some of the substances out of the 4,000 that are found in one cigarette. Cigarette smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of illness, disability and death in America today. SmokeFREE, Main Line Health's free smoking cessation, will be coming to Cabrini for a series of six sessions, beginning on March 15.

House 7 submerges in stink

Throwing a towel down in front of her door on Sunday morning to stop what she thought was dirty water seeping into her room from the bathroom, sophomore Kristen McGowan realized soon after that it was not water leaking into her room; it was raw sewage. On Thursday, Jan.

Cabrini’s tuition rises above national average

Cabrini's tuition and fees has gone up more over the past five years than the average of private four-year colleges. Cabrini has gone up 32.7 percent whereas the national private college average has gone up 22.2 percent. The College Board released its annual tuition survey on Tuesday, Oct.

Concerts; a source of enjoyment and a good time

Everyone has a particular passion in life, something that makes them so happy and gives them something to look forward to. For me, it's seeing my favorite bands in concert. Most people see me as a nice, quiet and polite girl, but get me into a concert and I am the complete opposite.

Professor learns from African adventure

Accounting Professor Ann Servey traveled to Zambia, Africa, with Heifer International for 12 days to visit the villages, people, and to learn what it really means to teach a man how to fish. Servey, said, "I saw an organization making a true difference." Heifer International is an organization that is trying to "end hunger, poverty, and to care for the earth" all over the globe, according to Heifer.

High schools failing to challenge students

Entering college should not be such a shock as it is for some. I'm not talking about moving away from home or having to share a room with two other people, I'm talking about the course loads. Having to stay up all hours of the night to finish a project or to write a paper is a part of the average college student's life, but when a freshman walks into a college classroom for the first time and hears that he or she has to read a book by next week it can be a complete shock.

Student activities has plenty in store

This fall semester, the office of Student Activities is planning a number of events for students to come out to and enjoy. Amy Hecht, assistant director of student activities, said, "We have a lot of events planned for the fall semester." The office of student activities has started printing "Stuff To Do" calendars.

Tennis team: reigning champs

Almost one year later the women's tennis team is starting its season again and is hoping to be able to regain the title of Pennsylvania Athletic Conference champions. Marywood University is the team's biggest rival and last year Cabrini beat them 8-1. "We're expecting to beat them," Magee said.
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