December 15, 2019

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Staff Pick of the Week

    Hooman Majd, a New York-dwelling journalist and son of a Shiite religious leader, lifts Iran’s black chador to reveal the chic young people who smoke opium from beautiful pipes upside-down—to get the best puff.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Luger’s Death Casts Dark Shadow on Olympics

    The Olympic Ceremonies celebrate global cooperation and ignite a hope for future victories in the name of patriotism. Nodar Kumaritashvili, however, was denied his chance to represent his country before the Games officially opened. The 21-year-old native of the Republic of Georgia was the victim of a fatal ice luge crash during his fifth training run of the week at the Whistler Sliding Center in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday, Feb.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    The Road to Relapse

    Fiction by Daniel James ’11.He remembers refusing to go to sleep-away camp because the idea of being away from his room put his insides through a paper shredder.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Coalition Troops Disrupt Taliban in Marja

    American troops, with the help of Afghan and British forces, seized crucial positions throughout the Taliban stronghold of Marja on Saturday, Feb. 13, according to The New York Times. The forces encountered minimal fighting as they began house-to-house searches. There were two casualties, one each from American and British troops. The Afghan army made up the majority of the coalition, but did not suffer any casualties.Major General Gordon Messenger, a British military spokesman, told reporters in London that commanders on the ground are “very pleased with the beginning efforts confusing and disorienting the Taliban” in Marja, a Taliban dominated agricultural area dotted with villages.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Flavors

    Poetry by Bobby Bretz ’12.Up in the morning,Down to the groundCharming, as always,Strangely profound,Top of the class,Bottomless eyes—He’s a quarky guy.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    A Dreary February

    Essay by Katie Caliva ’10.February is a lonely sort of month, a fact that has nothing whatsoever to do with the pink and frilly holiday that we just observed.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Friar Finance 101

    Since home foreclosures and mortgage defaults began to increase, the market for Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) has struggled. Once one of the most popular types of asset backed financing vehicles, Mortgage-Backed Securities were bought and sold by Wall Street firms, ultimately leading to many going bankrupt or being bailed out when the market collapsed.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Day

    Poetry by Blake Bergeron ’11

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Sears Eager to Foster Relationship with Students

    Dealing with everything from roommate conflict to fixing leaky pipes, Steve Sears, former director of the Office of Residence Life, has been committed to improving the daily lives of students throughout his 12 years at Providence College. For the duration of the semester, he will have the opportunity to continue his service to students while acting as interim associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students.

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  • News | Feb.18, 2010

    Suspicious Alumnus Asks to Enter Student Apartment

    On alumni weekend, Cunningham Hall residents received an unexpected visitor. A male subject knocked on the door of an apartment and told the student residents that he was an alumnus who had lived in that apartment several years ago. The man claimed that he had lost a ring and asked if he could go into the room and look in the closet for it.

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