January 21, 2018

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Student Congress Killing Trees, Time, and Spirits

    How many times have you been sitting in the library, printing before class, or even just leisurely finishing up a paper a few days in advance? OK, scratch that last part. How many times have you been sitting in the library, frantically trying to print out a paper that is ALREADY late, and, as you hit Ctrl-P, you run over to the printer, only to find that some obnoxious person has printed out 20 copies for themselves? Annoying, but manageable, yes?

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Give Us Moore!

    My first Civ seminar as a fourth semester sophomore started as most introduction seminars tend to. There was a quiz, which had on it some questions concerning Friedrich Nietzsche that I am not sure Nietzsche himself could have answered, followed by the ever-fabulous: What’s your name? Where are you from? What are you majoring in? game that we all know and love.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Not A Gay Wedding, But Still Comment Worthy

    There has been a lot of talk about weddings in this humble section of this magnificent publication lately. I felt incapable of comment about the topic because, until last weekend, I had never even been to a wedding. But my cousin sent out the invitations which read: “Come on down to Jersey and join me in this thing called matrimony,” so I obliged, headed home, and got my first nuptial experience. Although my first wedding wasn’t a gay one, and therefore not as exciting, controversial, or capable of infuriating my buddy Mark Scirocco, it left me with a few questions, comments, and concerns.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Studies Over Clubbies: Priorities at College

    As the year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on whether or not I have pushed myself to gain the most well-rounded college education I could thus far.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    To Whom Much Is Given, Much Can Be Taken Away

    It is pretty obvious that everyone at Providence College has had a bad taste in their mouth after last Sunday’s unfortunate events. As a school well-respected regionally for its basketball program, our reputation has been put on trial. To whom much is given, much can be taken away, and I think this echoes for both our school and for the two young men at the forefront of this scandal.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    My Two Cents

    With the publication of this week’s issue, Mark Scirocco ’10 will have twice identified homosexual couples as “imitative of the relationship of one man uniting with one woman.” My views on equal rights aside, I take offense to his claim that “homosexuals would be ignorant of what a family looks like if not for the natural and prior relationship of one man with one woman.”

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Scirocco Fires Back: Attacks Don’t Sway Opinion

    Last week, a handful of students wrote critiques to my commentary in a recent edition of The Cowl entitled “A Not-So-Sarcastic Take on Gay Marriage.” In addition to answering few, if any, of my arguments against homosexual marriage, the authors of the responses displayed much personal hostility towards me. One author wrote, “I firmly believe that each person is fully entitled to his or her opinion, but the arguments made in Scirocco’s article were objectively ignorant, not subjective personal opinions.” In other words, while those who argue in favor of gay marriage are entitled to their opinion, I am not.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Seniors: Time Running Out To Make A Reputation

    In high school, I somehow developed a reputation for being a heavy smoker. In high school, this was not a bad thing: all the cool kids smoked. The funny thing is, I never smoked in high school, and never really have since. I was, however, a fan of setting things on fire, and because my Catholic-school boy uniform pockets always had holes in them, I would often drop my lighter. Apparently dropping your lighter in enough situations leads to people making assumptions about unhealthy habits you may or may not even have. Needless to say, it was my lighter-dropping that became my legacy, and despite everything I was involved in during high school, all that really stuck was that I was a heavy smoker.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Tangent & Tirade

    This week’s Tangents and Tirades by Maryclaire Dugre ’10.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Amnesty International supports abortion! Cowl staff writer Andy Kowal ’10 is the president of the campus AI. He wrote in last week’s Cowl that “AI is not only a valid, but a necessary organization to have on this campus.” As a pro-life supporter since my school days at St. Pius V during the 1930’s, I must disagree. I was taught by the good Dominican Fathers and Sisters that abortion is a serious sin. I have heeded their teachings ever since.

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