Category: Campus

Reflections on Senior Ring Weekend: A Night for Our Wallets to Remember

Over the past week and a half, many seniors have expressed rightful discontent at having paid $100 (more if one counts the price of dresses and tux rentals) for two nights in Peterson and some spinach dip. It feels a bit cheap of the college to ask this of us when many are, ironically, working […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

What Belonging on a Predominately White Campus Means: Recapping Friars of Color Homecoming Weekend

Providence College’s 2022 Homecoming Weekend did more than add another year of celebration. It was also a mark of the first “Friars of Color” Homecoming event and, as head coordinator of the program Stephanie Mireku puts it,  “just the beginning of engagement opportunities” like it. Oftentimes, the histories of Black students at PWIs are left […]

Jezel Tracey '24

What We Don’t Pay Attention To Matters

Anyone that is lucky enough to have a connection to Providence College knows how unique this place really is. Whether you are visiting, working, or living in Friartown, everyone has the same experience walking around campus: the feeling of pride in being a Friar. Yet, while people walk around, it is common to take this […]

Zach Rossi '23

Feeling Lost in the Corporate World: Reflections on the Career Expo

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 As a senior, I felt obligated to attend the Career Expo two weeks ago. I thought it provided a good opportunity to speak with potential employers, and I thought it might quell some of my fears about my future. However, I left with perhaps a greater feeling of uneasiness than I […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Why Halloween is Scary for Our Planet: How to Have a Sustainable Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, many of us are starting to prepare for costumes and parties. Most of these preparations are often unsustainable and it’s important to consider alternatives that are less environmentally harmful.   According to a study from the United Kingdom, seven million costumes are thrown away each year in that country alone. […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

Advertisement is Essential

This past Wednesday, Father Kenneth Sicard, O.P., started the President’s Office series “With Mutual Respect: Discussions on Contemporary Challenges.” In the email sent out to the campus community, the event was advertised as a space to discuss issues that polarize the nation and our community via respectful academic discourse. The discourse is encouraged by the […]

Callie Raacke '25

Why I Write for The Cowl: Student Journalism, Civic Debate, and Self-expression

As the new on-campus panel discussion series began this week, I have been reminded of how important it is that we, as students, have the ability to express our thoughts in a long-form, professional manner. It is great that professors with opinions that conflict with PC’s norms have been given a platform to speak on […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23