Fostering Decades of Memory: A Reminder to Appreciate Our PC Experiences

by Andrea Traietti on January 16, 2020

Editor's Column

by Kerry Torpey ’20


Over winter break, I had the privilege of participating in the 9th annual PC in Hollywood trip. Alongside my fellow classmates and under the guidance of Father Kenneth Gumbert O.P., Patti Goff, and Paul Calle, we traveled throughout the City of Angels, meeting and networking with several alumni working in all areas of the entertainment industry.

Though we made dozens of connections and memories during the trip, one moment that stood out to me in particular was on our last night in LA when we went to dinner at Ed Cimini’s ’76 home.

After sharing a meal with him and his family, he told us that during his senior year at PC, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Cowl. In the minutes that followed, he took us down memory lane, sharing stories from his experience as Editor-in-Chief.

Hearing Ed reflect on his story reminded me, as many things at PC do, of the rich history of The Cowl that remains both on campus and off.

Any student on campus involved in a club or organization can agree that a majority of your college experience takes place in your office and with your fellow members.

These memories, therefore, are both personal and community-based, which further emphasizes the important and special bond you make during your time with your groups.

For The Cowl in particular, our memories can be found on any newsstands on campus, in the lower level of the Slavin Center on Wednesday evenings, where we write, edit, design layouts, and eat pizza, or in the archives that preserve over 80 years of Cowl content.

As we release the first issue of The Cowl in the new decade, I remind myself of how grateful I am to be a part of our paper’s everlasting impact and history.