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Mold on a chair in Woodcrest Residence Hall - Photo taken by Michelle Guerin

Concern rises over possible mold found in Woodcrest Residence Hall

Freshman students residing in Woodcrest Residence Hall discovered an outbreak of what appears to them to be a mold-like substance that has been spreading throughout a number of locations in the residence hall. Initially five or six students had started complaining to Residence Life about the mold-like substance on Wednesday, Sept. 19, but when word started to get around, […]

Starbucks logo. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Starbucks coffee is coming to Cabrini

After years of serving students in the George D. Widener Center, Jazzman’s Cafe has closed its doors. With the popular Jazzman’s Cafe closing, something will need to fill the void to give students their coffee fix. Late in the 2018 spring semester, students received an email regarding a rename for Jazzman’s Cafe. The options given […]

The Cost ofFinancial Aid

Cabrini University’s financial aid program assists students

Cabrini gives out a lot of financial aid to its students, which allows them to have more peace of mind in school. Cabrini University has been known to give out a lot of financial aid to its students. According to its website, Cabrini gives about 98 percent of its students a financial aid package. These […]


Global warming happens, but snow continues to fall 

The Earth is getting warmer, but snow storms on the east coast seem more intense than ever. This winter, a series of nor’easters hit the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines a Nor’easter as a ”storm along the East Coast of North America, so called because the winds over the coastal area are typically from the northeast.”   […]

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Senior minority students thank loved ones at recognition ceremony

With graduation right around the corner, a number of Cabrini senior students who identify as AHLANA (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American) are feeling especially grateful. On Friday, May 11, 2018, Cabrini invited AHLANA leaders to a special Minority Recognition Ceremony, in honor of all of their accomplishments over the last four years at the […]

From left to right: Sean Whiteman, MSW, Tommie Wilkins, MA, Minna Davis, LPC, and Joe Fusco

Domestic violence: men are victims too

Don’t cry. Don’t show emotion. Man up. A few expressions that we’ve all heard spoken to boys and men alike for as long as we can remember. However, these words are damaging in more ways than one. The conversation of domestic violence is starting to really make a difference in our country and the world […]

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Homeless, not invisible

According to The State of Homelessness in America, “There are an estimated 553,742 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night, according to the most recent national point-in-time estimate (January 2017). This represents a rate of approximately 17 people experiencing homelessness per every 10,000 people in the general population.” “I got involved […]


Upcoming construction to begin this summer at Cabrini University

  Cabrini University is preparing to execute the second step of their three-phase master plan. The first phase included the remodel of the Dixon Center and the expansion of an athletic pavilion, which is now known as the Nerney Pavilion. The second phase entails adding a new parking structure, a loop road, turn-around and drop-off locations […]

Starbucks apologizes on Twitter on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Graphic by: Alliyah Maduro

Starbucks CEO apologizes for men’s arrest

Starbucks is a place where many people go to relax and hang out with friends. Imagine, you enter a Starbucks one breezy afternoon in Downtown Philadelphia, and the next minute you know, you are being arrested. This happened to two unidentified African American men in a local Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday, April 12, 2018. According to […]


Communication department honors convergence class launches website

Each year, the communication department selects a small group of applicants for its honors convergence course. Over the course of the entire school year, students set out to collect interviews, produce videos, create text and infographic pieces to educate the greater population on a social justice issue. This year, the group of students chose the topic […]

Influenza activity in the United States during the week of March 3, 2018. Graphic by Coraline Pettine. Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

2018 deadly flu season still in effect

The peak of flu season may have passed, but the epidemic is far from over. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has rated this year’s flu as “widespread” in 49 states, the most prevalent the virus has been in that many states at once in 10 years. Flu activity this season began to increase in […]


US companies hire more refugees

Imagine leaving your home, running from danger and leaving everything you know behind. People who are living in disastrous conditions must make a life-changing decision: live in danger or search for safety.  Those that do find safety in another country do not necessarily have it easy. They may still struggle with poverty and ailments if they do not find work […]

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Amazon to test new delivery system

Amazon is a company that takes pride in its constantly evolving customer service and technologies. The company’s newest endeavor is projecting them further into the world of shipping. In the next several months, Amazon will be testing a new delivery system, called Shipping with Amazon. Many customers received their Amazon packages late during the 2013 […]


Environmental issues affects human health directly and indirectly

There are so many ways our climate has impacts the world every single day. While extreme temperatures and weather patterns have a large effect on our present, they will have an even bigger effect on the way we will have to live in the future. More specifically, our world’s increase in global warming will also […]


Opioids: America in crisis

In 2016, about 11.8 million Americans abused prescription pain medication and opioids, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with more than 52,000 people dying in 2015 alone. That number rose by over 6,500 Americans to 59,000 in […]


DACA plays a major role in people’s lives

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program was made to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were young children from deportation. More than a 800,000 immigrants were given the opportunity to enjoy their lives in the U.S. while they […]

Young adults flooded the streets of D.C. to advocate for gun reform. Photo by Kait D'Ambrosio.

Young adults play important role in historical movements

Throughout history, young adults have stood for their rights and tried to create change in their country. Kids and teens have played crucial roles in historical movements in American history. The most recent example is The March for Our Lives. On Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida was attacked when […]

Unity Week

Unity week events at Cabrini University

Cabrini University is a school that is devoted to bettering its community and strives to create a positive atmosphere on its campus. That is why every year, the Cabrini community dedicates a week during the spring semester to celebrate Cabrini’s diversity as well as the experiences and identities of individuals on Cabrini’s campus. This week […]

The first Amazon Go store is located in Seattle, Washington. Photo form Wikipedia.

What do customers think of the new Amazon Go store?

Video by Renin Broadnax. On Monday, Jan. 23, the first Amazon Go store had its grand opening in downtown Seattle. Since then, shoppers have had the time to get comfortable exiting the store without pulling out their wallets to pay and not feel like they are shoplifting. The store uses the latest available technology. Upon entering, […]

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Trump administration withdraws climate change protection

Despite the warnings President Trump has received from scientists and environmental specialists to pay attention to the rising changes in global warming and the damaging effects that can have on the environment, the Trump administration’s new infrastructure plan neglects to fund any type of resilience on climate change threats. The White House infrastructure plan refers to […]

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School shooting simulation helps faculty prepare

According to the New York Times, teachers across the country will soon be able to participate and train in a school shooting simulation this spring. The computer simulation was created by the federal government and has realistic details of the gunfire, shattering of glass and the screams of children. The simulation was shaped after a real school […]

Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Visual illustration by Coraline Pettine.

Government shutdown: Why did it happen?

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, the United States federal government shut down for three days. There are several reasons that led to the shutdown, with blame to be shared among politicians of both parties. The first reason is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which is a program that allows 800,000 immigrants who came […]