Tangents & Tirades

by The Cowl Editor on August 29, 2019


Give Bingo a Go

Everyone has hobbies to occupy their time when they are not in class. Although many students enjoy playing sports or creating art, fewer students think to enjoy a game of bingo in their downtime. 

Typically held in McPhail’s, the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Programming hosts weekly bingo on Thursdays for all students.

Multiple rounds are played each night, allowing for several students to leave with one of many exciting prizes based on that week’s theme. 

Whether it is an assortment of snacks from Grocery Bingo or Providence College gear from Friar Fanatics Bingo, the payout can be very rewarding.

Even if you experience bad luck, you can still win in other ways. Free food is available every time, ranging from pizza to donuts to desserts. 

Additionally, bingo night is a great way to catch up with friends. There are countless opportunities for you and your friends to recap your weeks in between rounds. 

Bingo night is also the perfect venue to make new friends, as you can bond over the shared agony of losing by one square.

If you have a big exam on Friday, bingo is an excellent way to break up the monotony of studying the night before. 

Even if you have an 8:30 a.m. class on Friday, celebrate the end of the week with bingo. You will return to your dorm early enough that you will not sleep through your alarm the next day. 

Although you may not decide to become a regular, give bingo a try at least once this semester. Even if you do not win, you will still have a lot of fun.

—Kelly Wheeler ’21


Sustainability at School

There is a new wave of products being introduced to the public as we become increasingly more concerned with saving the environment from man-made issues. So how can we continue these efforts on Providence College’s campus?

Having a reusable water bottle is a great first step. Wherever you are on campus, there is a water bottle filling station within just a few feet. Reusable water bottles, therefore, become an essential, as they provide easy access to water and less need for single-use plastics—a true win-win situation. 

Another easy way to make your daily routine more sustainable is by bringing a reusable cup to Dunkin’ or Ruane Cafe. This small effort of creating less waste will surely add up over time.

Remaining environmentally friendly in the dining areas on campus is also fairly simple. To continue maximizing your opportunities on campus, consider using the reusable cups in Alumni Dining Hall and avoiding plastic cutlery. 

Always keep an eye out for groups on campus that advocate for environmental improvement. Most notably, PC Go Green is at nearly every campus event handing out metal straws and informational packets on ways to help out. 

Recycling is also encouraged on campus. Each room is provided with a recycling bin and each trash room in the residence halls is equipped with a large recycling bin. Be sure to separate your trash from items that can be recycled in order to do your part to help our campus be as green as possible.

—Julia McCoy ’22