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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    News Briefs

    MLK Jazz Night In light of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, celebratory events were held in honor of Dr. King at Providence College. “In order to highlight the annual observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, I think it is reasonable and appropriate that representatives of the Providence College community participate in activities to honor his memory and commemorate his life, teachings and legacy,” said Edward Twyman Ph.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    Morals Hijacked by the Stars

    Lindsay Lohan is partying! Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant! Who cares? Seriously, is it really all that important to track the movement of every actor, singer, or remotely famous person? There’s something insidious in American culture that encourages a sort of glee at prying into the personal lives of others, and who better to attack than those who are most often in the limelight? Celebrities must be used to having themselves exposed; therefore, it makes sense to keep them there at all times.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    The Grades Are In: PC’s Report Card

    I have to admit that I am a fan of Providence College. Like everything, however, there are good and bad aspects of it. Since the college assigns us grades on what we do here, I figured I should grade them on what they do. Parking: Only allowing upper-classmen to have cars on campus is kind of annoying but understandable since there is not enough parking spaces for them to begin with.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    Scientists Artificially Create a Genome

    On Thursday, Jan. 24, 17 researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Md., announ-ced their successful assembly of the entire genome of a living organism. The completion of the genome of the Mycoplasm genitalium bacteria is being hailed as a major step in the creation of artificial life.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    China’s Pollution a Problem for 2008 Olympic Athletes

    This week began the 200-day countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Recently, a harmful issue has been brought to the attention of competing nations: pollution. In preparation for the Olympics, China has spent $16.4 billion trying to diminish the effects of pollution by attempting to move the heaviest polluters outside its borders, planting trees, rerouting traffic and inducing rain, yet the problem still remains.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    Tangents and Tirades

    Big girls don’t cry. Prior to the New Hampshire primaries in the beginning of January, presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) began crying at a press conference. What was both remarkable and pitiful about Clinton’s performance was the fact that she was crying not over tragedies like Sept.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    tudent Teaching Shows Both Sides

    “Yo, Miss Ree-Broo-Rou…” “Miss Rouleau, Brian.” “Yeah, Miss Rouleau. You takin’ over our class?” “That really hasn’t been decided yet, Brian.” “I wish you would. This class is mad hard.” And so that wild adventure called “student teaching” has begun.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    Burdens at the PC Bookstore

    After this month, I have come to the conclusion that I do not want to step foot in the Providence College Bookstore for a very long time. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the bookstore. I find amusement opening and closing those musical greeting cards, buying new spiral notebooks that I do not really need, and allowing my mom to drag me in to purchase some apparel that she claims she doesn’t already have.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    Letters to the Editor:

    Pressure on the Hurley workers is unacceptable Last Friday, a Hurley janitor accidentally began to microwave her lunch for 20 minutes, rather than two. This innocent mistake-one familiar to this writer and many other popcorn chefs on campus-was met with requisite smoke/fire alarm, and a visit from the Providence Fire Department.

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  • Uncategorized | Jan.31, 2008

    No Confidence Vote Collapses Italy’s Government

    After a 20-month struggle for legitimacy and control, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi was forced to step down last Thursday, Jan. 24, in the face of center-right opposition within parliament. Losing a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament 161-156, Prodi was pushed out in dramatic fashion.

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