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  • Arts & Entertainment | May.04, 2012

    Irish You’d Go to the Step Dance Show

    If you are truly a dedicated reader of PC’s weekly publication, you’re most likely reading it on Thursday when it first hits the stands. And if it’s currently before 8 p.m., you have plenty of time to get yourself over to the Smith Center to see Providence College Irish Dance’s (PCID) Spring Spectacular. Tickets are only three dollars, and it promises to be a superb show. But maybe I’m a bit biased, because I happen to be a member of the club.

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  • Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

    Meghan Conway

    As a determined yet hesitant freshman Cowler I can remember sucking in a giant gulp of air each time I cornered McPhail’s, heading towards what used to be the beloved Cowl office. Hugging my maroon FiveStar notebook tightly to my Friar gear decorated chest and giving myself a little “you got this” pep talk; I’d stride into the office on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, at least ten minutes early.

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  • Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

    Tangents & Tirades

    Clean up after Yourself I know that I have written on this before, but I must repeat myself: Please stop throwing your cups all over Eaton Street, or any off-campus street..

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  • Opinion | May.04, 2012

    Songs without Standards

      I would like to start this with a bit of a disclaimer: I may or may not sound like an ornery old man by this article’s conclusion, lamenting the way it was “back in the day.” But driving and listening to the radio this morning, I was mildly horrified by what I heard, and was compelled to write this. The station I was listening to played a song by the incomparable Pitbull which I had never heard before. It was called “Back in Time” and sported a real Shakespearean dandy of a line which went, “Know that I don’t give a number two.” Hm. Either Pitbull attempted to clean up his lyrics and avoid saying the sh– word, or that was the most horrendous attempt at a lyric I have ever heard. If Pitbull writes his own songs then the pen should be taken from his hand and he should be put in timeout. If he does not write his own songs, his songwriter should be canned. When did the lyrics of songs no longer matter to those who call themselves “musical artists?”

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  • Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

    Christina Zupicich

    Three years and eight months ago, to the day, I sat in Meagher 416 bawling my sorry eyes out. It was my first night at college, and my roommates had instantly bonded with others on our floor and gone out for the evening; not wanting to be the awkward tag-along, I had mumbled something about wanting to unpack and stayed behind. And I was fine, really. Until my parents called. And then I put on Michael Bublé’s “Home” and let it all out.

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  • Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

    Jenn DiPirro

    Recently, I have found myself sitting and doing nothing a lot more. I sit on benches outside of the library, the front staircase of Accinno, and the Huxley wall just to stare and take mental photographs of this place I have called home for the past four years. The thing I am going to miss most about being a member of this community is actually being here physically. When you are busy, you take for granted the beauty of this place, so lately I have been trying to notice it more.

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  • Opinion | May.04, 2012

    A Perspective On Policy

      Providence College is not changing its mission-it is changing the way it is stated. I assure you, this is not a game of semantics. PC will fundamentally remain a Catholic liberal arts college in the Dominican tradition. The College is “simply” changing its articulation of that identity so that it is more applicable to a current context. In March, the College released the draft and commentary of the proposed revision. Similar to the Strategic Plan, the reasons PC has decided to change the statement have not been well-explained to the student body. From my perspective, it seems that this is an issue that is causing most-if not all-of the controversy among staff and faculty. I do not understand the political motivations behind the change, but, after reading the committee’s justification for why it is making such decisions, I find it difficult to argue against.

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  • Opinion | May.04, 2012

    Faith Matters

      A student recently asked me what it’s like to stand at the altar and celebrate Mass every day. The question kind of caught me off guard. I stuttered through a few pious sentiments, but was thinking about the question for the rest of the afternoon. How could I possibly explain my participation in such a sublime mystery?

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  • News | May.04, 2012

    Meg O’Neill

    My last song, huh?

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  • Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

    Nintendo Posts First-Ever Annual Loss

    Last week, Nintendo Co. posted its first-ever annual loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company’s profits were largely “dragged down by the strong yen and price cuts for the company’s Wii game console and 3DS hand-held system.” It reported a net loss of ¥43.2 billion ($531.1 million) compared with a profit of ¥77.62 billion a year earlier. Nintendo has struggled to compete with online social games and less expensive games on smartphones.

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