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We are all connected: Here is why it is important

“I am saddened by how people treat one another and how we are so shut off from one another and how we judge one another, when the truth is, we are all one connected thing. We are all from the same exact molecules.” – Ellen DeGeneres Humanidad. 人性.   Humanité. الجنس البشري. Humanity. Stemming from […]

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Our hearts cry for you, Syria

To the people of Syria, Our hearts cry for you. We cry because of the destruction that is exploding in your home. It cries for the pain, the suffering and the death that you have had to confront. Our hearts cry for you. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Syrian military warplanes dropped chemical weapons on […]

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Do not be a bystander; Make a change

Bystander. You have heard the word: in classes, discussions, speakers or on the news. You know what it means…kind of. It is someone who stands by and witnesses something bad take place and does nothing. You think to yourself, I am not a bystander. If I ever saw something inappropriate or dangerous happening, I would […]

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Slavery has not ended, help those still suffering

According to the worldwide average, a slave will cost about $90. Some things you cannot buy for $90 include a house, car, prom dress, watch, or even a meal at a nice restaurant- but you can definitely afford to own another person. Right now, there are about 21 million enslaved people in our world. Twenty-one […]

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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 […]

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It is time to quit body bashing

Work out. Drink water. Eat a salad. Spring is basically here which means summer is quickly approaching. For most college students, women especially, this is the time to start hitting the gym and dieting, trying to burn as many calories as possible. Growing up we were taught by society that “thin is beautiful.” Celebrities, models, […]

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Overcoming my fear of the unknown: Standing with Syrian refugees

It has been approximately four weeks since the release of President Trump’s executive order on the national ban of immigrants and refugees from seven countries. Catholic Relief Services, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to those in need, was founded over 70 years ago to assist World War II refugees from violence. Today is no different […]

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Humans unsheltered: Homelessness, cold feet and the Joy of Sox

As the temperature dropped to bitter single digits and the snowflakes began to fall on a dark winter night, Cabrini University students fell asleep warm in their beds dreaming of waking up to the first snow day of the year. On that very same night, homeless men and women in Philadelphia sought protection from the […]

(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 […]

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A call to action: How to address the college affordability crisis

The financial burden of loans that a student will have to pay off for many years after graduation creates considerable stress throughout one’s four years of college. According to The Institute for College Access and Success, the average debt that a college student graduated with in the state of Pennsylvania in 2015 was approximately $34,798. […]

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 […]

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A pair of shoes

Shoes. A single pair of shoes. A single pair of shoes survived a journey of over 2,000 miles. 2,000 miles of scorching hot days and bitter cold nights. Days and nights that never seem to end. That go on and on and on. 2,000 miles of grassy paths and muddy trails. Of rocky streets and […]

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The pressure of perfect

Get good grades. Be involved. The pressure of perfect. Get a good job. Pay off your bills. The pressure of perfect. Be happy. Do not let the world see what you are really feeling inside. The pressure of perfect. Have a social life. Be popular. The pressure of perfect. Be skinny. Be more muscular. The […]

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Now is the time for millennials to control the vote

In less than two months, the United States will have a new president. This president will determine life both in and even out of the United States for the next four years. This president will be the one who affects the retirement of the baby boomers generation, job stability of generation x and, for millennials, […]

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Zero days without an incident: A country in denial

Shootings, threats, explosions, stabbings. When was the last time our country has gone a week, sometimes even a day, without some sort of multiple casualty situation? Looking at gun violence alone, there has been a mass shooting almost every day since this year has begun. Simply in the past weekend, there were 25 people shot […]

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Killing the environment is killing us

Climate change; we hear about it more and more in the news, discussions and politics, but do we really know what it is? Climate change is the issue that a vast majority of Americans say needs strong government action but that most Republican lawmakers and oil and coal companies deny. It is also the issue […]