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Writer vs. Writer: Is the required reading for DWC in need of a refresh?

NO Anna Fakhri ’24 The Development of Western Civilization class does not need to update the books required for the course. There is something inherently special about reading ancient literature, whether that be Greek mythology in works like Homer’s Odyssey or theological texts like the Bible. It forces us to consider elements of past histories […]

The Cowl Editor

Making Earth Day Every Day

Why We Need to Celebrate This Holiday Year-round The 1960s was a critical decade for environmental policy in the United States, serving as the first time politicians began to recognize how humans play a large role in environmental destruction. Fortunately, this led to important policy changes and legislation to protect our planet. However, this relationship […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

The Case for a RI Foundation-Ryan Incubator Partnership

Business to Benefit the Local Community Across many college campuses—including rival Catholic colleges like Boston College—the laboratories of entrepreneurship empower students to transform business skills into real-life success. At their best, they challenge students to see business as public service: how can I make my life and the lives of those around me better?   Luckily, […]

David Salzillo Jr. '24

The Fire is Catching: If the Books Burn, You Will Not Understand This Reference

Fahrenheit 451’s dystopian future may seem unfathomable, but modern society is inching closer to throwing books into the fire. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the many recent examples of censoring curricula with the Stop Woke Act and installing conservative leadership at the New College of Florida. This problem, however, is not unique to […]

Christina Charie '25

Why Celebrate Women’s History Month at PC?

March marks Women’s History Month, which can trace its roots back to Women’s History Week, first celebrated in 1978, and the original International Women’s Day, which was first celebrated in 1908 when thousands of New York City women garment workers went on strike due to poor working conditions and low wages. Women’s History Month was […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

“Feeling Smaller in the Room”: Improving the P.O.C. Experience at PC

The year 1968 marked the end of the Civil Rights Movement, a time when African-Americans across the United States came together to demand equality for all. However, this is not where the story ended. As a predominantly white institution, Providence College tries to be an inclusive place for all, but is it succeeding? Is PC […]

Meghan Mitchell '23

Eleventh Atmospheric River of the Season Hits California

Record-breaking Storms In December, January, and March, California experienced severe flooding, rain, snow, and wind due to atmospheric rivers, areas of high moisture that transport water vapor from tropical regions to different locations across the world. Once atmospheric rivers arrive on land, they release water in the form of precipitation. These rivers can range anywhere […]

Kaelin Ferland '23