The Cowl Editor

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

Behind the Scenes of Six Gents: Providence College’s Comedy Club

“What if Willy Wonka led tours at Providence College?” This is a question that would never cross the minds of most Providence College students. But to the members of Six Gents, PC’s sketch comedy club, creativity never ceases to surge.  Six Gents is composed of around a dozen students of all grades, and includes both […]

Kendall Headley '26

Stuartstock 2023 is the Biggest Yet

On April 22, Providence College’s radio station, WDOM, held its annual music festival: Stuartstock. Each year, the club invites student performers of all genres to play for their peers. Over the past few years, the event has quickly grown in size, partially as a response to the pandemic shutting down events, including those featuring live […]

Jack Downey '23

Most Recent PC Music Showcase at The Met Continues Hype

In the past year, one of the most anticipated events of each semester is the concert, sometimes plural, at The Met. The last one, which took place in February during the coldest day of the year, was a surprise hit, with nearly 300 people coming together to dance away the icy blast. After that success, […]

Jack Downey '23

When to End a TV Show: Balancing Quality and Quantity

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for Grey’s Anatomy. In the current entertainment industry, there always seems to be a television series that seems to lack the ability to accept its winnings and make the difficult decision to announce the final season. This mindset is reasonable: if a television series is successful, tells a good […]

Chelsea Adonteng '25

A Review of Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Despite being one of the most culturally enduring intellectual properties of all time, Dungeons and Dragons has never really made its way into film. There’s the really awkward Jeremy Irons one from the 2000s and its straight-to-DVD offspring, but it is unlikely that  anyone is going to legitimately claim those as personal favorites outside of […]

Patrick Smith '26

Looking Back at Early Barbie Movies after the Live-Action Barbie Trailer Release

“I’m just like you!” “You’re just like me!” from Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper is ringing through all of our minds after watching the new Barbie trailer and witnessing the massive amount of love this film is getting even before its release. There could not be a more perfect casting for the main […]

Nina Miscioscia '24

A Literary Love Affair: A Review of Beach Read by Emily Henry

As the weather warms up and the days turn longer, there is no better time to pick up a nice book. If you are looking for a heartwarming contemporary romance to enjoy at the beach, look no further. True to its name, Beach Read by Emily Henry is a novel that perfectly captures the essence […]

Liz Keating '24

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn Split: Reactions Reveal Public Attitudes Toward Female Artists

Just weeks ago, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn reportedly called it quits after six private years together. An insider shared that “they had been together for such a long time and were spending so much time together, but their personalities were just too different,” stating that Alwyn is more introverted than Swift, who initiated the […]

Kendall Headley '26

WDOM/BOP Battle of the Bands Brings Down the House

On Saturday, April 15, W.D.O.M. and B.O.P. teamed up to cohost a new event at McPhail’s: a Battle of the Bands. Many other schools in the state have hosted these, so it was exciting to see Providence College generate enough on-campus talent to have one of their own. The bands on the roster were Freshman […]

Jack Downey '23