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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

People lay down flowers and candles in the area of the explosion at the Maalbeek metro station on Thursday, March 24, 2016. (Danny Gys/Reporters/Zuma Press/TNS)

What is next for Europe?

On September 11, 2001, the United States faced a deep tragedy that will never be forgotten. With the thousands of lives lost because of the terrorist attack on 9/11 came a strong plan implemented for the safety of the United States to protect the lives of Americans from suicide bombers. Recently in the news, we […]

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Why is society so quick to judge a mental disease?

According to, addiction is a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). According to, addiction is an uncontrollable craving, seeking and use of a substance such as alcohol or another drug. Dependence is such an issue with addiction that stopping is very […]

Locator map of Brussels and Paris where police arrest 7 in connections to terrorist attacks

First Paris then Brussels: What will happen next?

Months ago, we witnessed an attack in Paris. We shared our #PrayersForParis and watched the political candidates share their views on the terrorists who were responsible. This past week, we witnessed an attack in Brussels and ISIS claimed responsibility. How was it handled? What were the comments? What are the political candidates proposing for the […]


What are the primaries and how should we vote?

Being away at college leaves students with many priorities and daily tasks that need to be done. Sometimes, it is easy to forget about what is going on in the world, due to the business of their every day lives. The race for the 2016 election is in full swing, and every few days the […]

How often we forget

We have all been there… Sitting at the kitchen table as a child hearing our parents shout, “finish your dinner. There’s starving kids out in the world!” We would sit in our chairs moving our food around with our forks, trying to rebel because we did not get our first choice of pizza and french […]

The World Health Organization has reported an increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome cases in Zika outbreak areas, including Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Zika virus continues to threaten fragile countries

Last August, a seaside city in Brazil noticed mutations in babies at a maternity ward. This brought both worry and fear to those in the medical field because of the abnormalities and the unknown source. Although many of the babies seemed healthy, doctors were stumped since Zika was such an uncommon virus. As the cases […]

Trump's supporters cheer as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)

How do we feel about the 2016 election?

  We are living in a world where the government influences  how we live. There are rules and regulations that are in place for our safety and we put our trust in the hands of a single individual to do what is right for our country. In addition, our three branches of government are designed […]