January 21, 2018

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    All I Need to Know I Learned in a Minivan

    Like many of my classmates, I jumped on the escapist band wagon during spring break. I wanted to properly indulge my senioritis, but the Punta Cana trip cost too much after I factored in the liposuction I’d need to don a bikini in February.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Darfur Election: A Complicated Peace

    Darfur has been a hot-button issue in the United States since 2004 when the Bush administration described the situation in Darfur as genocide. Because of the actions of many pressure groups across the nation, including many student groups, the government made Darfur one of its top priorities. The international community took steps to bring those responsible for the atrocities in Darfur to justice.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Empire State of Mind: Why NYC is Best

    The city: That’s what some people call it, because they feel as though there is no clarification necessary. What city can get away with selling t-shirts that say they love this particular city? Do you think Providence could get people to buy cheap t-shirts that say “I Love PVD?” I doubt it.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Does The Hurt Locker Really Deserve Best Picture?

    The drama behind the 82nd annual Academy Awards only further enrages my loathing disgust of Hollywood.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Nuclear: The Best Potential Energy

    The world has gone nuclear! The threat of two superpowers annihilating one another with nuclear weapons gripped the world for decades until the Cold War ended. Now the threat of countries attaining weapons has caused the United States to declare war. The prospect of a nuclear war is a scary one that has obviously garnered a lot of attention. It has gained so much attention, however, that other uses for nuclear power have been overlooked, such as energy.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Finish Your Vegetables! In a country where almost 49 million lack consistent access to adequate food, it is inexcusable that 40 percent of all food produced is thrown out. To wash this down, one-quarter of all freshwater consumption is associated with food waste. Friends, feel very free to ignore my militant vegetarianism, my illogical tears when you hold a plastic water bottle in your hand, or my not stepping on the same ground your leather shoes have just stepped on. I beg you, however, do not ignore my glaring, with the intensity of a thousand solar-powered flashlights, when you wastefully throw out Ray Dining Hall products. I do not care how bad it tastes, I do not care that you were mistaken in picking it. No, I will not ship it to the hungry myself. No, you may not watch television until you finish it. You will sit at the dinner table and eat every last piece or, I swear to God, I will tell your father and trust me: I’m the nice one.—Jayo Miko Macasaquit ’11

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Don’t Like Friars Club? You’re Just Jealous

    You may or may not make fun of those kids in the white coats, but you probably just wish you were one of them. They look important as they guide people around the campus.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Senior Says PC Going in Wrong Direction

    I saw a lot of tours this past week, especially last weekend. It was a long weekend and there were accepted student days or something like that. Whenever a group walked by I just wanted to shout “50 grand a year…go home! Get away while you still can!” I thought about it, and I realized how sneaky and underhanded the administration of this College is when it comes to these things.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    The Tour de Frauds

    Giving tours of this campus is a risky business. Prospective incoming freshmen are eager to know what they are getting themselves into for the next four years of their lives, and parents are eager to find out why exactly they should pay such a ludicrous sum of money for a liberal arts education.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Freshman Finding Plenty To Do On Campus, Sober

    Guest CommentaryI want to start this article off by saying I have no problem with anyone who drinks responsibly on this campus. In fact, most of my friends do go out every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night to drink and have a good time. As long as it’s safe and responsible, I have no problem with it. But what I do have a problem with are two comments made by Jenn DiPirro ’12 and Andy Kowal ’10 in last week’s article “Does PC have a Drinking Problem?”

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