Archive | Perspectives

Opinions from editors, staff writers and members of the college community.

Inside the mind of a suicidal student

Waking up every morning became a chore. Smiling through every day became a chore. Living a life I didn’t ask for became a chore. Until one day everything became too heavy for me to bear, that’s when I decided to end it. From a young age, 3 to 4 years old, I was always very […]

Cabrini Students Lobby against Foreign Aid budget cuts. Photo by Jerry Zurek.

Finding my way by finding my voice

You’re riding on a bus… and you don’t know where it’s going… Except that once you get there it’ll all be worth it. That’s how I feel about choosing Cabrini. I came to the small Catholic college about a year ago as a transfer student. In that time, I’ve pushed myself to become more outspoken […]

A letter from the Valedictorian

To the Class of 2018, August 22, 2014 (or, for the student athletes among us, August 15, 2014). Freshmen move in. A day that feels so long ago and yet like only yesterday all at the same time. Everyone said these years would fly by, and they were not kidding. I don’t know if you […]

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Streaming ends cable: Netflix, Hulu aid in killing off cable television

In 1979, rock band The Buggles claimed that “video killed the radio star,” in their first hit single. In 2018, it seems that streaming services are killing cable.   Similar to the decrease of popularity of the radio beginning in the 1950s due to television, cable television subscriptions are starting to decline due to streaming services. In 2017, about 25 percent of United States did not pay for […]

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Tattoos: Deeper than the surface

I will never forget the feeling in my stomach when I returned home after getting my first tattoo. My father had always been against tattoos and my mother was on the fence about them. Since I was a kid, I have always found myself obsessed with drawing my arms and hands. I was a big […]

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Social media as a platform for sexual assault victims

More often than not, victims who choose to speak out about their experience with sexual assault are met with blame rather than compassion. As a result, most who suffer choose not to say anything at all, and this can lead to worsening cases of PTSD and other lasting effects from trauma. In October of 2017, […]

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Fighting climate change day by day

Fighting climate change can be a scary and enormous job that feels out of a single person’s control. Watching the news nowadays, there seems to be so much wrong with our planet from all that humanity has done. Are we at a point of no return?  The answer is: no. In all actuality, making small, […]

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Go home: DACA deal for Undocumented Immigrants becomes more uncertain

President Donald Trump ruined Easter Sunday for any undocumented immigrants who are living in America. He went on an anti-immigrant tirade confirming on Easter that there would be no deal to legalize any undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers.” He tweeted out Easter Sunday tweeting “Happy Easter” on his twitter account. He also said ” Border […]

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New disabilities Emojis coming to your phone soon

Recently, Apple has been stepping its game up in order to make its audience more comfortable. Personally, I am happy about their addition of 13 new emojis reflecting people with disabilities. These 13 new emojis are supposed to be released in the middle of 2019. However, my biggest concern is that people might make fun […]

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Politics and climate change don’t mix

Everything in today’s world has to be political, whether it’s keeping children safe in schools or trying to save the environment for future generations.There are a lot of people who are climate change deniers or are skeptic to the idea of climate change. When you search in google “climate change,” you get an unexpected amount […]

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Stop drinking from disposable bottles

One simple change.  That’s all it takes. One, small change in your every day habits can have an everlasting impact on the environment. The use and disposal of plastic water bottles are detrimental to our planet today. Switching from a disposable water bottle to a reusable one is not only a smart choice for yourself, […]

Photo Credits: Hope Daluisio. One big happy family in the office of admissions.

Life as Cabrini student ambassador comes full circle

“Hi, my name is Maddie Logue. I am sophomore communications major and I will be giving your tour today. If you have any questions throughout the tour, please let me know!” When I first toured Cabrini at the end of my senior year of high school, I fell in love with the campus. I fell […]

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Major does not have to influence behavior

A person’s behavior can go different ways. Most people may want attention or act a certain way to have fun. Now when it comes to a major, there’s no saying whether or not a person’s behavior has to do with what they see as typical of their major. Of course, the behavior of people with […]

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‘Far Cry 5’ brings its signature chaos to America

First person shooter video games have been a very popular genre, specifically with series such as “Call of Duty;” however, there is one series that takes the first-person formula, spices it up with unique gameplay changes in every new addition and throws a challenging story in as well. That formula is defined perfectly in “Far […]

Comedian Louis C.K. performs for servicemembers at the Zone 6 Morale, Welfare and Recreation Stage during the Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom Tour 2008, Camp Arifjan Kuwait, Dec. 18, 2008.

Should Disney have cut Louis C.K.?

Louis C.K. received a number of repercussions following the sexual misconduct allegations made against him and that he later admitted to. His film “I Love You, Daddy” was cancelled for both its limited and worldwide releases, FX Networks cut ties with him and cancelled his upcoming stand-up special and Illumination Entertainment will not have him […]

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College campuses need change concerning climate change

Did you know that globally, humans buy a million plastic water bottles per minute, according to Ford? College campuses can often be filled with people who either care about the environment and who are aware of climate change, and others who could not care less and liter on a daily basis. How can you prevent […]

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College tuition almost as costly as child care

What do child care and college tuition have in common? They’re both very expensive. Although college students no longer consider themselves children, they are often still being helped by their parents in many ways. For example, some parents help their children pay their college tuition, while some students work to pay their way through college. […]

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Snow storm brings in the spring season

I can’t even count the amount of times on my fingers I have looked outside and dreadfully said, “It’s snowing.” We all appreciated the snow days and missing class, but we are all kind of over it now. Not only are we completely done with the snow, if we think a little deeper, shouldn’t we […]

Accepted students day is one of the ways Stone gets involved on campus. Photo by Hope Daluisio.

What I learned about myself at Cabrini

What I learned about myself at Cabrini is that I am not a stupid person. Yes, I once actually thought that I was stupid, and it was a mindset that plagued me for quite some time. In high school, you’re given a miscellaneous group of subjects to learn, including math, history, science and whatever else […]

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Murdering millennials: young adult spending habits impact industries

A group of young socialites characterized by “selfies” and social media is known as the millennial generation. If you were born between the years of 1981 and 1999, then you are considered a millennial. Our generation is responsible for ushering in many new ways of completing everyday tasks, whether it be communicating, shopping or dating. […]

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What the DACA repeal could mean for us

In early September of 2017, President Donald Trump made an announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. As of March 6, 2018, DACA was not renewed and a replacement was not agreed upon. This leaves hundreds of thousands of immigrants confused as they struggle to renew their protections. DACA is an American […]

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Internet search engines impact political opinions

It is crazy how the internet knows what we like to wear, the television shows we like to watch and our favorite foods to eat. I find it very creepy that we can search an item on a specific website, log into our social media accounts, then see an ad for that item. Not only […]