Category: Opinion

Why Fanfiction Matters

Fanfiction is a strange topic. When mentioning it, you’re bound to be met with a wide range of reactions, from “You write fanfiction too?” to “You mean that nerdy fiction that tweens write?” As someone who has been in the fanfiction community for quite a while, I have seen my fair share of both well-written […]

Meghan Mitchell '23

Why You Should Check Out the Phillips Memorial Library’s Bestseller Shelf

While you can find Colleen Hoover’s novels in the Providence College bookstore, wedged between the checkout line and candy aisle, it may not be in your best interest financially. Instead, I’d recommend the Phillips Memorial Library as your top contender for not only price but experience as well. The simple notion of checking out books […]

Logan Cook

Why You Should Continue Meatless Meals After Lent

The Environmental Impacts of the Meat Industry The return to campus after Easter break marks the end of meatless Fridays in observance of Lent. From an environmental perspective, eliminating meat on Fridays at Providence College has a positive impact on our planet. Annually, an average American diet produces 2,000 kilograms of greenhouse gasses. However, by […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

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

A Totally Original Rant About Originalism

In the latest example of Supreme Court hypocrisy, Justice Clarence Thomas—the self-styled “man of the people” who prefers “RV parks” and “Walmart parking lots” to “the beaches”—has, according to the Beacon Hill Times, “been accepting luxury vacations from a Texas billionaire for the past 25 years.” Out of all the countless instances of the Court’s […]

David Salzillo Jr. '24

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

Ten Years Later, Boston is Stronger

City’s Spirit of Resilience Grows with Time For those of us from the Boston area, April 15, 2013, lives vividly in our memories. With schools closed on Patriots’ Day, the official state holiday commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord, early risers assemble on Lexington Green to catch a view of the reenactments, and then […]

Connor Flynn '25