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New York becomes first state to offer free tuition-with a catch

New York students and parents rejoiced during the second week of April when New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, said the state would be the first in the nation to offer free tuition for residents at two-year and four-year New York state schools.  The bill was first introduced by Cuomo in January with hopes of implementing […]

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Trump’s proposed budget and what it means for the U.S.

Thursday, March 16 was a bitter day for many people after Trump announced his proposed 2018 budget that included billions of dollars of government agency cutbacks in order to bolster an already extensive allowance given to military and homeland security.   So what does this mean for Americans?  First, it is worth explaining where our […]

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Before I graduate…

I hope this story will resonate with many readers from many different paths in life.  Whether you’re a senior in college like me with only three months left of the four years of hard work, friendships and life experiences college has given you, or if you’re someone who has been out of school for quite […]

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Can the transition to green jobs prove to be beneficial to the U.S.?

Many Americans believe that helping the environment will hurt our economy.  Although generally accepted outside the United States, U.S. politicians and their followers still argue about Climate change.  According to Pew Research, only 20 percent of Republicans believe that climate change is a very serious problem.  This is in stark contrast to 68 percent of […]

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What happened in Aleppo two weeks before Christmas

While I finish up my finals in my dorm, the young people of Aleppo are dying.  While I groan about walking out to my car in freezing temperatures, the people of Aleppo are suffocating from the debri caused by imploded buildings.  While I get ready to go home for a month, the people of Aleppo […]


The end of an era: Social media grows as newspapers decline

In the age of instant gratification through social media platforms, a new way of being alerted to events happening across the world has emerged as well. Snapchat, Facebook live videos, live Twitter discussions and videos give you an immersive news experience that many turn to over its paper counterpart. Newspapers have seen its greatest decline […]

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Watch your wallets: credit card theft gets high tech

It is almost a rite of passage for a college student to get their very first credit card.  This is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  Now a student can purchase bigger ticket items, learn money management and build credit.  But the dark side of credit cards is the theft that goes on […]


Adventure awaits as college parties lose their luster

Most students can agree that Cabrini is a small school with relatively nothing to do on the weekends.  We just do not have the same resources as bigger schools.  But that is both positive and negative.  So when it comes to finding things to do on the weekend, the usual easy outlet is drinking. By […]

Breaking the stigma of student suicides: an all too common reality

“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out, and I thought how it is worse perhaps to be locked in,” she wrote in the note. “For you mom…the necklaces…For you, Nana & Papa…GingerSnaps (always reminds me of you)…For you Ingrid…The Happiness Project. And Dad…the Godiva chocolate truffles. I love you all…I’m sorry. I love you.” This suicide note […]


Cabrini celebrates women’s history month in numerous ways

March is a month filled with many celebrations such as March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. But a special holiday that is sometimes overlooked is women’s history month.  The month of March is a time to reflect on the what women have accomplished through history.  From gaining a voting right to finding a firm […]

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Swipe right for long term love

2016 is the year for new advancements in technology, healthcare and even dating apps.  When you search the keyword “dating apps” on iTunes’ App Store, hundreds of options pop up to cater to one’s needs. Looking for just a hookup? There is an app strictly for just sexual favor exchanges.  Looking for plus size women […]

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Beach bod or bust

The weather patterns recently have left students not only confused but upset by the heavy snowfall despite Punxsutawney Phil’s message of an early spring arrival. Spring break is a welcome to many hoping for warmer weather and a break from a busy semester. But is it time to start breaking out those swimsuits? Since the […]


Seniors prepare for the future before accepting their diploma

For seniors, the countdown to graduation is bittersweet.  With a little over 12 weeks away, the last semester for seniors can be a rush to the finish line or a staggering walk that includes stress and confusing applications.  But those actively seeking a job or graduate school two months before college-life comes to a close […]

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Colleges are re-thinking snow day assignments

As students across the nation start their second semester, they are greeted by arctic blasts of wind, 20 degree weather and, of course, snow. Many students revel in the fact that snow days mean a day off to do whatever their wild hearts desire, but now, more colleges across the country are making snow days […]

Sexy selfies send mixed signals to both genders

As Valentine’s Day nears, couples around the world are deciding where to make reservations, what to wear for a night out and of course, how to impress their partner. What seems to be a rising trend is the art of sexy selfies. There is even a phrase called, “The Belfie,” which, Kim Kardashian has coined. […]

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Body cameras can create positive interactions between community and police officers, some police say

#BlackLivesMatter is a movement protesting violence by police against African-Americans. Confrontations between police and community are frequent, and often bloody.  Articles about another person killed at the hands of a police officer or obituaries highlighting memories of a fallen officer are all too common.   Recently an officer was arrested for shooting a young black […]


Budget friendly dine-in and dives help students financially

Second semester is back in full swing to the dismay of many students.  Winter has decided to dump over three feet of snow on campus and residents are quickly growing tired of the same food from the cafeteria.  But students are constantly in a predicament: do they go out and spend loads of money on […]

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Sarah Palin endorses Trump in hopes of Iowa’s vote

To many people, the recent backing of Donald Trump by Alaskan politician Sarah Palin seemed to come out of left field. Palin had been absent for most of the campaign strategies possibly because she had a strategy of her own. Palin and Trump share many similarities from being celebrities on TV to having their own […]

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Cabrini cafeteria employees hope to improve the workplace

Sodexo workers in Cabrini College’s cafeteria have decided to band together to become unionized. A union is a group of workers who use their strength to have a voice in their workplace.  This would provide the cafeteria employees the right to impact wages, work hours, benefits, health and safety and other work related issues.  Unions […]


Taize, an interfaith worship, welcomes open hearts

Students gathered in the chapel to spend an hour singing prayers, spending time in meditation and listening to short readings.  The hum in the room was a peaceful sound that led others to join in on Taizé, an interfaith worship.  Each person took a candle and sat around each other, eager to join in on […]