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Semenza with the rest of her honors convergence class at the Society of Collegiate Journalists induction.

Who’s Who: Casey Semenza

When people go into college they find their circle of friends, a club they want to join and try to stay on top of their work. But Casey Semenza is someone who surpassed that goal. Because of her high involvement and leadership roles on campus she is receiving the Who’s Who Among Students in American […]

Murray believes that she is leaving her mark on Cabrini. (Photos submitted by Samantha Murray)

Who’s Who: Samantha Murray

Honors student, theater diva, student ambassador, leader. All these things don’t even begin to scratch the surface of Samantha Murray. She is a history and English double major with a minor in political science. She has also worked her way through the Honors Program and became the Honors Program intern for Admissions. “I’m a classroom […]

Hannah and her family at Christmas. (Photo submitted by Hannah Krady)

Third time’s the charm: Switching majors in college

It is not uncommon for students to enter college undecided in their major. It also is not uncommon for students to even change their major during their time in college. However, switching majors more than once or twice is a little less common. Hannah Krady is a junior here at Cabrini and is currently on […]

Manning on the shark bridge at Adventure Aquarium. (Photo submitted by Bryanna Manning)

Who’s Who at Cabrini: Bryana Manning

  Finding a balance between academics, extra-curricular activities and a social life is something that many college students struggle with. But if you can pull it off, the lack of sleep and missed nights out with friends will all be worth it. Bryana Manning is an English and secondary education major and one of Cabrini’s […]

Straight Outta Oz: Concert review

Video by Ashley Seirzega   A medley of modern day songs, original and personal music, a drag queen, an encore that takes you back to his early days on YouTube plus a marriage proposal! All of this was wrapped up in Todrick Hall’s, “Straight Outta Oz World Tour.” Playing to a sold out crowd at […]


Her body, her choice

Women are concerned about a potential reduction in areas that pertain to women’s health care. The Past From the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848 to the Women’s March on Washington in 2017, women have scratched and clawed and fought their way to achieve equality with their male counterparts. The 1920s brought the right to […]

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The real cost of our favorite things

  My phone was made by Apple. My shirt was made by H&M. My bag was made by Nike. All of these statements are true when you look at the products at face value. But what you do not see is the deeper truth of where and how your products are actually made. Each company […]

(Flickr: Andres Castellano) Donald Trump takes the Presidential Oath of Office.

Dear President Trump

This past election year was one unlike any other in history. There was a lot of name calling, scandals and outrageous things said. It was not an election focused on the issues our country is facing. Climate change, the Syrian Refugee crisis, affordable health care and college debt are just a few tick marks on […]

Thanksgiving is more than just food. It is about the people you are sharing the meal with. (Flickr: vxla)

Something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday

When people hear, “Thanksgiving,” they immediately think of all the food they are going to eat, travel plans and the start of the Christmas shopping season known as Black Friday. But what is Thanksgiving really about? For me, Thanksgiving is about the people that I will be with and the traditions we get to do […]


Tuition on the rise yet Cabrini remains frozen

When looking for the right college to go to one of the big factors prospective students look at is the cost of tuition. “Tuition is the overall amount of money for a student’s education,” Dr. Gingerich, provost and vice president of academic affairs, said. Every school’s tuition is different, but the factors that go into […]


ECG 300 students prepare for Argentina trip

“This trip combines two of my passions: teaching and the Spanish language,” education major Melissa Matsanka said. “Getting to help teach English in a Spanish-speaking country is an amazing opportunity. Also, I have been fascinated with Argentina as a country for a couple of years now.” Cabrini offers many courses that provide an immersion component […]


Active Minds turns the human brain inside out

Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust. Emotions drive individuals to react to situations differently. What excites one person might make another nervous. “Inside Out” discusses the theme of what really goes on inside someone’s head and what controls their responses to different situations in their life. Viewers experience this ride through the eyes of a little […]


William Irwin speaks to philosophical minds in an informal forum

“One of the most exciting things about teaching philosophy is that I get to live in the question,” William Irwin said. Cabrini’s philosophy club, along with the philosophy department was fortunate enough to welcome author and philosophy professor William Irwin to campus for an informal discussion about philosophy and pop culture. Irwin is the chair […]


Government should be active in mental health funding

When I hear the phrase “mental health and schools,” I automatically think back to guidance counselors. I only ever used them for when it was time to apply for scholarships and to colleges. But there are students who use them for other services such as stress and other personal issues going on in their life. […]

How the media influences body image in women

“The perfect body.” “Feel your sexiest.” “Double your cup size.” Lingerie companies such as Victoria’s Secret use these phrases in their ads and campaigns to convince women and teenage girls to buy their products. They make females feel like the only way they can feel sexy is by giving into the ads and buying the […]

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Pink tax: furthering gender discrimination on item at a time

Women have been discriminated against for centuries. They are often seen as the weaker sex because they are more compassionate and emotionally driven. Financial discrimination is a big factor in the oppression of women. Females make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. On top of that, females have to deal with a gender […]


Golden tickets lead to a fun filled night

Chocolate fondue, music and dancing. What more could a student want from spring formal? On Friday, March 11th the mansion was transformed into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for the enjoyment of students to dance the night away in style. It lasted from 8 p.m. until midnight. CAP Board began the planning process for the night […]

Children with autism need equal treatment

  Ask someone why they are going into education and you hear answers like “my mom was a teacher” or “there was one teacher I had in high school that really inspired me.” Ask someone why they want to be a special education major on top of an education major and inspiring and uplifting stories […]

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The secret life of the Cabrini RA

    They are everywhere. In dorms, in class, Jazzmans and all around campus. Who are they? RAs, or residence assistants. Everyone who lives on campus has one, but do they know anything about them? There is more to the staff than just living in a  single and having to do rounds. RAs are just […]

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Students reveal what being sexy is all about

“Dude, the girl at the party last night had the sexiest dance moves!” “His accent is so sexy!” “People Magazine’s sexiest man/woman alive is…” “Your hair looks so sexy pushed back.” Sexy is a commonly used word among young people today, but what does it really mean? What does it really mean to be sexy? […]

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Every day should be Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is that one day set aside for showing someone how much you love them. But should that not be every day? Why does a holiday have to dictate when you buy your girl flowers and take her out to a fancy dinner? Valentine’s Day should be every day! If you are lucky enough […]