Paige Calabrese ’18
After the successful release of our first issue on Thursday, August 30, my associate Marla and I are ready to take on the year and continue the great Cowl tradition of reporting the news to the Providence College community! The hectic initial weeks of the semester consisted of getting to know our staff of talented, driven editors as well as learning to manage the occasional Cowl office tantrum caused by our persnickety desktop computers.
In this week’s issue, we have an array of articles on widely differing topics, including politics, Provapalooza, and poetry. Our photo staff captured fantastic photos of the events on campus this past week as well, so be sure to check out the centerfold!
Fall semester at PC is always buzzing with new energy and countless activities, and it is always a pleasure to be able to experience and cover these events. The fall on campus is also unique because we at The Cowl have the privilege of speaking to new students just beginning their journeys here, recruiting new staff in the process and crafting an organization of dedicated people with a spectrum of ideas and experiences.
I am keeping all of this in mind, as starting a new semester—especially as a senior—can be intimidating, stressful, and uncertain.
Amid the chaos and pressures of job searching, graduate school applications, and the all-consuming fear of not knowing what the future holds, focusing on the present and maintaining optimism are essential and set examples for those who will come after you.
On another note, our website, thecowl.com, is officially published, the comments are spam-free, and all of our articles are posted there every Thursday awaiting our dedicated, adoring readership—we will not let you down. Although Marla and I are still working through the growing pains of the new platform of the website, we are confident that it is a valuable change for The Cowl and that editors and readers alike will enjoy it tremendously.