Category: National and Global News

A Recap of the 2022 Midterm Elections

In early November, Democrats were projected as likely to lose the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate; polling and analyst opinion predicted a “red wave” in the midterm elections. As results continue to roll in, Democrats have clinched the Senate majority, holding 50 seats plus the tie-breaking vote of Vice President […]

Liam Dunne '26

Can the U.K. Find a Reliable Leader That Lasts More Than 45 Days?

With Boris Johnson’s resignation that left the nation in shambles and Liz Truss’s departure after just 45 days as Prime Minister, the United Kingdom is looking for a stable leader for the third time in two months. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak was named Prime Minister on Tuesday, Oct. 25. A member of the Conservative […]

Shannon Kelly '26

South Korea: Halloween Crowd Crush Kills at Least 150

On Oct. 30, a popular nightlife district of Seoul, South Korea called Itaewon was packed for the first Halloween celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic. The area was expecting around 100 thousand individuals in the neighborhood, but the police were reportedly understaffed. What happened next was a tragedy that not many could have predicted. The streets […]

Natasha Allen '25

Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District Election: Seth Magaziner vs. Allan Fung

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 With Congressman Jim Langevin not seeking re-election, the Rhode Island 2nd Congressional District seat is up for grabs this election season. The Providence College campus, as well as the surrounding off-campus neighborhood, is a part of this district, which spans from western Providence to the northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern reaches of […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida

After causing record-breaking devastation in Western Cuba, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, near Fort Myers, FL, just shy of entering into the Category 5 threshold, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. For days, forecasters had told Florida residents to expect extremely dangerous meteorological conditions, predicting that rains and winds would […]

Eileen Cooney '23

Cheating Scandal Sends the Chess World Into Chaos

by Sarah McLaughlin ’23 Five-time chess World Champion (and widely regarded as the G.O.A.T.), Magnus Carlsen of Norway, already rocked the chess world earlier this summer when he announced that he would not be competing in the next World Championship against challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. Now Carlsen is caught up in yet another controversy. This time, […]

The Cowl Editor

Russia Issues Partial Mobilization of Troops, Threatens Nuclear Escalation of Russo-Ukrainian War

​Wednesday, Sept. 21 – In a move not seen in contemporary Russian history since World War I and World War II, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of the Russian population to bolster the country’s struggling war effort in Ukraine. An estimated 300,000 additional soldiers between the ages of 18 and 55 are […]

Jack Lockhart '25