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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Friar Finance 101

    Dim, cramped workplaces complimented by long hours of work and miniscule wages that are barely enough to live on. By Western standards, sweatshops are a moral outrage. But an examination of the economics behind cheap Third World export industries reveals that trade is often the key to developing from poverty to prosperity.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    BOP Debate Continues in Congress

    Two pieces of legislation were proposed by Nick Mikula ’11 at this week’s Congress meeting to satisfy Congress members and BOP vice president Kenneth Woodland ’11.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Commonwealth Games Delayed in India

    Speculation has risen over the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place from Oct. 3 to Oct. 14 in India. When the Commonwealth Games Federation selected India to host the games, the country had seven years to prepare. Little construction was completed until 2008. While international attention has increased over India’s progress, it was further heightened with last week’s collapse of a pedestrian bridge to the main Nehru stadium. On top of the bridge’s collapse, 18 of the 34 athletic towers have been completed in the Athlete’s Village, part of a stadium’s ceiling caved in, and another main stadium, Shivaji, will not be used because it is too far behind in construction.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Freshmen Congress Members Elected

    For the past two weeks, “vote for me” posters bearing the faces of eager freshmen have covered the kiosks around the Providence College campus. After hard campaigning, votes were calculated and nine leading freshmen were chosen to represent the class of 2014 in Student Congress.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Ahmadinejad at the United Nations

    While speaking at the United Nations General Assembly last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the United States government of being behind the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Kolpicki Surveys Learning Styles

    Do your notes from class contain arrows and nonsensical symbols? Do you ever have difficulty focusing on ideas in your papers? Do you fall asleep during lectures? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, you have your learning style to thank. In a workshop held by the Office of Academic Services, participants discovered their learning styles and received tips that coincided with their unique study habits.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Candidates Debate Rhode Island’s Future

    How prepared will Rhode Islanders be when a catastrophic storm hits in the near future? That will depend on who is elected as governor of the state in the 2010 election.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    Soccer Changing Lives

    In the United States and around the world, one billion people suffer from homelessness, a statistic that will continue to grow as the economy continues to sputter. Mel Young, founder and president of the Homeless World Cup foundation has created a new and fun approach to combat this sobering statistic: soccer.

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  • News | Sep.30, 2010

    A New Era for the Labour Party

    After a surprise victory in the hotly-contested Parliamentary elections, Britain has found a new leader of the country’s Labour Party in Ed Miliband. A young political upstart whose career in public life is still in its infancy, Miliband plugged his campaign platitudes while promoting the image of a centrist candidate capable of revitalizing the cash-strapped middle class. Despite being relatively unknown figure throughout most of the campaign period, Miliband’s popularity has been growing steadily for weeks, culminating in a stunning, last-minute victory in the fourth and final round of voting over his brother.

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  • News | Sep.29, 2010

    Love Song 2010

    Poem by Bobby Bretz

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