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Russia Fined for Discrimination

  • News | Oct.28, 2010

    Russia Fined for Discrimination

    The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, France fined Russia last week for banning gay rights protests in Moscow. The case was brought before the court by activist Nikolai Alexeyev, whose requests to hold a protest were repeatedly denied. According to the New York Times, gay rights activists have tried unsuccessfully to lobby the government for years to hold public demonstrations.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Newsflash: BOP already knows it can’t dance! After reading Kerry Vaughan’s tangent I couldn’t help but laugh. As a member of BOP, I will be the first to admit that I cannot dance at all. We have very little talent, moves, or coordination, but one thing we do have is FUN! Unfortunately, I believe that the author of this article does not grasp the concept of what the “dance contest” at Late Night Madness is all about.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Study Researches Mario Kart Item Usage

    A recent Providence College study is researching Mario Kart 64 item usage among active players. The study is confirming the accepted usage of straightforward items such as the lightning bolt as well as bringing resolution to more ambiguous item usage, primarily the long-time debated issue of the proper execution of the orange mushroom.

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  • News | Oct.28, 2010

    PC In DC

    Like most D.C. amateurs, I walked into my first Senate hearing not knowing what to expect. The topic was filibuster reform – a topic that had been drilled into my brain in every course since high school civics. My ability to follow the dialogue and comprehend the testimonies from the panel of experts was, however, an issue of concern.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Labels Are Limiting, Dangerous

    Ethnic diversity is lacking at Providence College. Despite the fact that all are welcomed and encouraged to apply to PC, as you walk around campus, it seems as if students are carbon copies of each other. There is a strong movement to diversify the campus with lectures, programs, and clubs that all intend to rectify this “wrong.” This article is not an attempt to delegitimize the need for an organically diverse environment, but the problem is not with the lack of diversity on campus, the problem is with labeling PC as uniform.

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  • News | Oct.28, 2010

    Friar Finance 101

    With a rising federal deficit and out of control government spending, our current tax system has been called into question. It is clear that current tax revenues are failing to cover rising government spending. President Obama’s recently passed healthcare bill and other entitlement programs will only increase this gap. These increases in spending are now law, and many believe they will require a new tax to offset the costs. Many political observers fear that our current tax policy may be shifting toward a paradigm more like that of the European Union.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    2010 World Series A Breath of Fresh Air

    Who doesn’t love the end of Rocky II, when the Italian Stallion redeems himself and beats Apollo Creed for the Heavyweight Title? Who isn’t charmed by Happy Gilmore and isn’t elated when Happy defeats the detestable Shooter McGavin? Who doesn’t rejoice when the Average Joes prevail against the Globo-Gym Purple Cobras in Dodgeball? I mean, really, who doesn’t love when the underdog comes out on top? Don’t you just get that warm, fuzzy feeling all over? Hell, it’s like hot chocolate for the soul, without all the sugar and calories.

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  • Sports | Oct.28, 2010

    Men and Women Take Third at CCSU Meet

    The Providence College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams competed this past Saturday at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet. This race, which took place in New Britain, Conn., had both teams finishing third in their respective races. Many of the top runners for the Friars who also competed the previous week had this meet off.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Tiffany & Earl

    Dear Tiffany and Earl,

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    COSTume Party. Since when has Halloween become so expensive? Lately, it seems like the cost of purchasing a costume is leaving some Providence College students with a serious hole in their pockets. Judging by the number of improvised Halloween stores popping up in all variety of previously empty storefronts, you’d think the competition would lead to some better deals, right? Wrong. Whether it’s at the mall or down the street, Halloween costumes have become something you have to budget for, something not conducive to the college experience. In today’s economy, not only is planning to be the Seven Dwarves with your roommates super-lame, it’s also super-expensive. There is, of course, the old-fashioned way. You can head on down to a thrift store and peruse through second-hand clothes to build that perfect Halloween get-up. The best part about this is that you are guaranteed to look more original than your peers. So if you are tired of doing the old clich

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