Category: Editorials

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

Feeling Hopeless About Climate Change: Why We Need Climate Optimism

When you look at climate change in the news, it is easy to feel hopeless and discouraged. It is impossible, especially recently, to open your phone without seeing headlines on social media about how the climate crisis has already begun to devastate communities around the world. From natural disasters like Hurricane Ian, which has been […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

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

Royally Obsessed: Why People Still Love the British Monarchy

Despite Prince Andrew’s sexual assualt allegations and Meghan Markle’s claims about racist members of the royal family, the British monarchy remains a cultural obsession. Accusations of this nature have toppled careers in many other prominent industries, but the crown still endures. The public’s interest in the monarchy does not decline over outdated rules, such as […]

Christina Charie '25

The Best Four Years of Your Life: Going Out, Staying In, and All the In-betweens

Most of us have a particular idea that comes to mind when asked to describe Providence College’s culture. I don’t think I’d be wrong to assume we all tend to think of Lily Pulitzer dresses, white sneakers, and seltzer cans littered across Eaton St. I think a lot of incoming freshmen look forward to the […]

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Owning Up to Our Capabilities: Starting the Academic Year with a Confident Mindset

“I have no idea what I’m doing.” How many times have you found yourself using those words? Heard friends say them? How often have you really meant it? How many times have you proceeded to do the thing anyway? There’s an epidemic of smart, capable people—especially young people, especially introverts, especially young women—downplaying their talents […]

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The Clothes Don’t Make the (Wo)Man

The Clothes Don’t Make the (Wo)Man Senior Year Offers Us a Chance to Start Over By Nicole Patano ’22   On Saturday, Aug. 28, a day before my scheduled move-in at Providence College, I sat in my room and finally began packing the clothes I would be bringing with me to campus. It wasn’t until […]

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