News Briefs | Issue 11

By James Crowell
November 30, 2011

Occupy Wall Street vows to reclaim park

Early in the morning  on Nov. 15, Zuccotti park was cleared by police due to “health and safety conditions” according to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Home to the Occupy Wall Street movement, the park was the site where many were arrested trying to remain there, including reporters for The Associated Press.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 15, 2011


U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear health care case

The highest court in the country agreed to hear a challenge to President Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul law. This challenge now sets the stage for arguments by March 2012 and a final decision in late June as the 2012 presidential campaign enters its crucial final months. The Supreme Court now must determine not only constitutionality of the law, but the balance of the law as well.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 14, 2011


Student support waning for President Obama

In Nevada, Emma Guerrero volunteered for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and although she does not blame his administration for her state’s 13.4 percent unemployment rate, she says she cannot help get him elected for a second term. Her sentiments now reflect many of the former volunteers that now say they do not have the drive or ambition to campaign for Obama in 2012.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 14, 2011


Congressional supercommittee now down to the wire

The congressional supercommittee on deficit reduction now has less than a week to reach a compromise or a series of automatic cuts will take place, splitting evenly between military and civilian programs.  Although the cuts would not take effect until 2013, some worry that such a failure could lead to a substantial stock market slide and loss of investor confidence.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 13, 2011


Syrian refugees erect temporary camps in Turkey

The Turkish government has said that the refugee camps are a “temporary residence” for the country’s guests, but the nature of their constructon does not indicate such. There are paved roads and cobblestones sidewalks that link the camps and electrical lighting is present throughout the “temporary” camp.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 14, 2011


Cabrini reduces tuition, maintains  merit scholarships

The college’s Board of Trustees authorized a 12.5 percent reduction in undergraduate tuition and fees, effective fall 2012 through May 2015.  To learn more, visit

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 11, 2011


Sandusky admits on Rock Center he’d ‘horse around’ with boys

In an interview with Bob Costas, Jerry Sandusky  said that he showered with young boys, but never molested any of them.

The former Pennsylvania State University coach  talked with Costas on NBC News’ “Rock Center With Brian Williams” during the Monday, Nov. 14 broadcast. In a rebroadcast of an 1987 interview, Sandusky joked that he started the organization because he enjoyed “being around children.”

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 15, 2011


Young victim able to identify shooter

A 10-year-old boy was caught in crossfire in Philadelphia’s Tacony section late on Nov. 14.

The shooter was described as an African American male, roughly 20 years old, 5-foot 8-inches tall and wearing a black hat, a gray sweatshirt with a hoodie and blue jeans. The boy was standing on the corner of Marsden Street and Unruh Avenue around 8:15 p.m. when he saw the man in an alley near the 6700 block of Marsden.

Read the original story on  |  Nov. 15, 2011

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James Crowell

Senior com major at Cabrini College. Technical Director for LOQation. On-Air personality on WYBF-FM. Past News editor for The Loquitur, 2011-12. Passion for videography, tech news & quantum mechanics. Follow me @JamesCrowellJr

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