The Cowl Editor

Catholic Values Create Lack of Health Insurance Coverage Clarity

Contraceptives Should Be Covered Under Student Health Plans Health insurance is consistently viewed through the lens of political and religious strife and Providence College is no exception. Birth control is not covered under the Providence College student and faculty health insurance policy, according to anonymous first-hand testimony. Even though the Affordable Care Act requires most […]

Christina Charie '25

Thank You, Phillips Memorial Librarians

The new Bestsellers shelf on the first floor at Phillips Memorial Library is attracting some warranted attention. In our last issue, The Cowl featured an article highlighting some popular and contemporary novels currently on the shelves. I, too, have recognized how current the Bestsellers shelf is and have stopped and stared at the selection almost […]

Abby Brockway

Standardized Testing: No Equality

The controversial debate of standardized testing is not a new one. Standardized testing was introduced in the United States in the early 1900s, and immediately the conversation began of what to use it for and how much emphasis to put on it. At this point, we are no strangers to standardized testing. We grew up […]

Samantha Dietel '23

Save the Grand Fennell Oak

PC Community Unites to Speak Out Against the College’s Plans to Cut Down Historic Campus Tree With the demolition of Fennell Hall expected to start this summer for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the school plans to cut down the over 150-year-old Grand Fennell Oak to make room for this building. Immediately, faculty […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

Pesticide Use on PC’s Campus

Why We Need to Stop this Practice to Preserve Biodiversity Despite the devastating impact it has on important pollinator species, Providence College still uses pesticides on campus. Pollinators including honeybees play a vital role in our ecosystem, responsible for pollinating over 80 percent of flowering plant species. Bees are also involved in the production of […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

Niall Horan’s New Standout Album 

While PC students are sad about leaving campus and their friends as summer approaches, another summer means the return of some of life’s greatest pleasures. Sunshine, seeing friends and family at home, free time, and best of all: new music. Summer is arguably the best time to listen to music, with warm weather and the […]

Mary Catherine Craig

Book Review of Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney follows the on-and-off relationship between main characters Connell and Marianne from their final year of high school in a small town in Ireland to their time at Trinity College in Dublin. Connell is a popular high school athlete from a working-class family who is struggling to find his place in […]

Liz Keating '24