Advice for the Class of 2023: Taking Advantage of What PC Has to Offer

by The Cowl Editor on August 29, 2019

Editor's Column

As we step into the 2019-2020 academic school year, I am eager to kick off another year with The Cowl! This summer, I spent some time working with the Providence College Office of Admissions, where I gave tours and spoke with dozens of prospective students.

Now, having spent hundreds of hours talking about why PC means so much to me, I am excited to see the Class of 2023 stepping onto campus, beginning their first chapters of their own PC stories. 

Although I still have another year of enjoying McPhail’s milkshakes and pizza on Wednesdays in The Cowl office, the period of reflection on my past three years at PC has commenced. The first thing that comes to mind: The Cowl office.

Hidden away down the back hall of Lower Slavin lies a windowless newsroom, filled with an energetic team of writers and editors, leftover pizza boxes, and hundreds of pages of edited and reedited content that we publish for our community weekly. It is the memories I have made here in this office that will last a lifetime and I am eternally grateful for not only the skills gained here, but each and every person I have met because of The Cowl. 

To the class of 2023, I want to encourage you from the start to take advantage of everything PC has to offer you over the next four years. That cheesy quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that you have probably seen countless times on social media or senior yearbook pages says it best: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” As cliché as that may sound, your time hanging out on Slavin lawn or playing intramurals on the softball field will come to an end, so enjoy it!

I am looking forward to my final year at PC with The Cowl, where my wonderful team and I can make our latest mark on PC history.