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  • Uncategorized | Apr.28, 2011

    Water For Elephants

    The New York Times bestselling novel, Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen was brought to the big screen last week, starring the unlikely duo of Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. The year is 1931, and Jacob (Pattinson) is about to graduate from Cornell with a veterinary degree, when both of his parents die in a car accident. On top of this, he learns that his father did not manage his money properly, and, in the midst of the Great Depression, he is left with absolutely nothing. Distraught, he sets off for the city, and finds himself aboard the train of the Benzini Brothers Traveling Circus. He is thrown into a world of chaotic spectacle run by the ringmaster August (Chrisophe Waltz) and his beautiful wife, Marlena (Witherspoon).

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  • Uncategorized | Apr.28, 2011

    Artist Spotlight: Def Sound

    When I’m bored, I tend to do one of three things: (1) update my Facebook status, (2) update my roommate’s Facebook status, or (3) roam the Internet as a music junkie looking for his next hit. Having no access to my roommate’s computer, and having already updated my own status two or three times, I was left to satisfy my addiction. A few clicks—interrupted by a PajamaJeans

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  • News | Apr.28, 2011

    India Successfully Launches Satellites

    On April 20, 2011, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched three satellites that traveled 500 miles above Earth. The satellites were launched with cryogenic engines, which burn hydrogen in the presence of oxygen so that liquid, and not gas, exits due to low temperatures. The purpose of these satellites is to increase stellar, atmospheric, and natural resource studies.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2011

    Challenges to Prayer

    For as long as the United States has been established as a nation, the concept of national prayer has been invoked by the leaders of American government. As early as the Continental Congress in 1775, the government has called people to prayer over challenging new experiences, difficult times, or simply a general need for reflection. However, this idea of national prayer goes beyond just the casual call of a president attempting to unite a country in religious contemplation.

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  • Uncategorized | Apr.28, 2011

    Reeling Back

    Ask me to remember what move-in day at Providence College was like and I can describe it in vivid detail. But remind me that the summer before college was when Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out, and I’ll get nostalgic and weep for a time that feels like forever ago. It’s easy to refer to our Facebook list of favorites when we want to be reminded of what movies we “Like,” but it’s so much more difficult to trace even just a few years of our lives by the movies we saw along the way.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2011

    Obama Speaks at Facebook Headquarters

    During a trip to California last week, President Barack Obama made appearances at two San Francisco fundraisers, and an online, town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto. The first sitting president to visit Facebook headquarters, Obama was even able to get the ever casual Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, to wear a jacket and tie. Tulchin Research pollster Ben Tulchin said that the trip was both an effort to raise money for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and to shore up his base of young voters. “Some of you who might’ve been involved in the campaign were energized back in 2008,” Obama said, “but are frustrated that things didn’t get done fast enough and it seems like everyone’s bickering all the time. We can come together and solve these problems, but I can’t do it by myself.” The Examiner reports that the meeting drew hundreds of Facebook employees and roughly 36,000 online attendees. The meeting concluded with Zuckerberg presenting Obama with a gift: a dark blue hoodie with a Facebook logo.

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  • News | Apr.28, 2011

    Antarctic Ozone Hole Affects Weather Conditions in the Southern Hemisphere

    According to BBC, the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is affecting weather conditions across the entire Southern Hemisphere, including the tropics, and the changes are especially evident in Australia. Sarah Kang, a leading Columbia University scientist behind the recent ozone hole study, explains that “the ozone hole results in a southward shift of the high-latitude circulation—and the whole tropical circulation shifts southward too.”

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  • News | Apr.28, 2011

    Students Chat with Former President of Chile

    On April 14, five Providence College students, accompanied by Jeffrey Pugh, Ph.D., professor of Political Science, traveled to Brown University to meet with Ricardo Lagos, former president of Chile. This meeting took place at the Watson Institute for International Studies at the University.

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  • Opinion | Apr.28, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Dear PC Students. You’re almost there! Seniors—you’re almost out of PC. We’ll really miss you! As for the rest of us, we’re almost done with the semester, too! It’s weird that finals are so soon after Easter break. In fact, it’s really counterintuitive to be rejoicing when we’re still not done with the year. Let’s translate Lent, Easter, and the Easter season. On Ash Wednesday, we were suffering through midterms. Soon after this, we had spring break for a week. Most of Lent, however, was about papers and stress (practically the bulk of the semester). Holy Week was about Jesus’ way to Calvary—and our way to the final stretch of the semester. Lent was a period of mourning and certainly of prolonged, serious contemplation.

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  • Uncategorized | Apr.28, 2011

    Summer 2011 Movie Meltdown

    A&E Staff Liam McCarthney gives an overview of this summer’s movies.

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