Category: Campus

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters After COVID-19 Christina Charie ’25 Putting on a pair of sweatpants after a long day is always a great feeling; however, many students and staff struggle to find an extra few minutes to relax during their weekly schedules as Providence College adjusts to normal operations. After a year spent on Zoom, many […]


Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge Christina Charie ’25 The Providence College core curriculum builds analytical skills with a focus on close reading and writing. While the current requirements cover a broad range of topics, there is always room for new perspectives. Different requirements would offer benefits to students in an ever-evolving world. A foreign language and global history […]


Spontaneous Senior Year

Spontaneous Senior Year Julia McCoy ’22 Calendar notifications. Emails. Schedule planning. Applying for jobs. Oftentimes, college students are always focused on what is coming next and what they need to be planning for their future. While this is certainly important and leads to success after graduation, there is also a need for students to remember […]


The Implications of Celebration

The Implications of Celebration By: Taylor Rogers ’24   When one thinks of February, many people instantly associate the month with the holiday of Valentine’s Day, a time of love, the color pink, and complaining about whether a groundhog has managed to see his shadow or not. February also happens to be the shortest month […]


Extra Plates, Extra Waste: PC’s Food Waste Problem

Food waste is one of Providence College’s main environmental problems. Last semester, ECOPC filled two bins with food waste from Raymond Dining Hall in less than two hours. According to Feeding America, approximately 108 billion pounds of food are wasted every year in the United States alone, about 40 percent of the food in our […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

Code-Switching: The Everyday Reality Students of Color Face Attending a PWI

Code-Switching: The Everyday Reality Students of Color Face Attending a PWI Jezel Tracey ’24   Throughout the years, Providence College’s diversity rates have certainly increased. This is important to providing an equal opportunity to education for all BIPOC students. However, it does not eliminate the realities BIPOC students experience as a result of being a […]


Yes, You Are Your Brother’s Keeper

Yes, You Are Your Brother’s Keeper by Grace Maffucci ’22 Thousands of years ago, according to the Old Testament, Cain, in an attempt to evade responsibility for the death of his brother, asked God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  Essentially, God said “yes,” and ever since, Christians have used this ancient tale to remind us […]


Don’t Let the Job Façade Faze You

Don’t Let the Job Façade Faze You Olivia Bretzman ’22 ​Every second semester senior is beginning to feel the pressure of the last few months of student status. Unfortunately for seniors, the pressure to perform directly after graduation is intense at Providence College.  ​ ​The idealization of already having secured a job post-graduation or going […]


Hope for a Greener Future: Why PC Should Have a Plastic Water Bottle Ban

As a student at Providence College, it is impossible to ignore the plastic water bottles found on desks. Students often justify the use of plastic water bottles by claiming that the water quality is better, and often follow-up with a promise of recycling. However, it has been continuously proven that these two justifications are untrue. […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

The Grass Is Not Always Greener On The Other Side

The Grass Is Not Always Greener on the Other Side Living off Campus Is Not Everything It Is Made out to Be Joe Kulesza ’22 When it comes to freedom, if high school is structured like an authoritarian regime, then college is the promised land. In this world of no parental oversight, unlimited meal plans, […]

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