May 31, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Spreading Awareness in Heels

    Social activists, students, and professionals took to city streets to prove that they’re willing to take steps (in heels) to help end domestic violence. The second annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event organized by the Rhode Island Crisis Assistance Center (RICAC), took place in downtown Providence in early September. The event, which is part of a national campaign, is intended to raise money and awareness to combat violence against women. However, only about 50 men showed up to don spaghetti-strap sandals, spike-heeled pumps, and shiny knee-high platform boots, and then hobble forth for a good cause. This event has generated much discussion, and because of that, Providence College recently held its own “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. This event is not one to be scoffed at, taken light-heartedly, or undermined.

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Baseball Pettiness Turns to Assault

    Do you consider yourself the absolutely greatest sports fanatic for your team? How far would you go for your team? In case you missed it, the level of discourse in America has sunk to an all-time low. No, I’m not talking about the political discourse. I’m talking about the discourse of our beloved American pastime — baseball. Our seemingly innocuous American sport has quite suddenly taken on a violent hue. A fan is in a coma because he wore the visiting team’s colors. It would be comical if the tragedy were not so real.

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    In Times of Trouble

    In the town where I grew up, a story about murder recently appeared in the news. I’m a little ashamed to say that I initially reacted rather passively—and dare I say, emotionlessly. I mean, it seems like all we ever hear about in the news are atrocities. The media bombards us with reports about tragedies at such an alarming rate that it often seems difficult not to respond nonchalantly. Once I had processed the murder story, I became concerned for the victim of such a heinous crime. I was shocked that murder could occur even in the safest of places, and I became sympathetic for the victim’s family. But what perturbed me more than ever was my initial apathy.

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    It’s The Little Things…

    It’s a weird time at Providence College. Everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cut off, scurrying from library to lab to lunch. With just weeks left of classes, our planners are full, and our eyes are heavy. If there’s anything that has been brought to my attention this past week, besides the fact that looking at what I have to do in the next five days brings me to the edge of tears and near hyperventilation, it is that I’m entirely too caught up. That’s right, people. Believe it or not, whatever you are extremely worked up about today, be it your meteorology homework or how in the world you’re going to get your final slideshow in by Tuesday, is just a small insignificant blip in life. And life happens to be pretty short, you know?

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Tiffany & Earl

    This Week:

    Battle for the Bid

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Going Out With Grace

    This time last year, my smug rising-senior self wrote an article to the class of 2010, pleading that they use their last few days wisely. Fear not about the coming weeks, I said, for there were plenty of opportunities left to make an impact. I even added quirky anecdotes about my own experiences. “In high school, I left many legacies,” I must have said in so many ways, and then I proceeded to patronize my seniors, abruptly prodding them into some sort of action. I made mention of people in graduating classes before me, how they never called it quits, and made lasting legacies despite slowly being pushed aside for eager beavers with their lanyards and Pok

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Accepting Rejection

    It’s officially application season. We bubble with excitement and anticipation as we attend information sessions and coffeehouses, trying to strike up conversations with the selection committees as we nonchalantly mention our most recent feat worthy of admiration. We eagerly fill out our applications, our only distraction proving to be our imaginations shipping us off to next fall. We dream of all the people we’ll meet and all the ways we can contribute to our community through our desired organization. With the multitude of clubs and organizations that PC offers, filling out applications can prove to be just as time-consuming as schoolwork, albeit much more enjoyable. After they’re all turned in, you sit on edge for the next few days. Your Outlook account becomes that much more important, and the classic internal argument begins. “I’m totally not going to get it.” “Yes, you will.” “How could I?” “How could I not?”

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  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Drop the iPhone. There You Go. Good Boy! Something I have been noticing lately is how blatantly obsessed I am with my iPhone. And I know that I am not alone with this one. People with Blackberrys or any other kind of a smart phone are in the same boat as I am. We all play with our phones until the last second when class starts and then whip it out as soon as class ends. The phone has become so much more than a simple gadget to call or text your friends. I am currently engaged in a game of Scrabble against my brother and two girls down the hall from me. In a lot of ways, the iPhone is great. I can check the weather, movie times, and the Yankees’ score all within five minutes and with only the touch of a screen. But what happened to the art of actually chatting with one another? When did we decide to stop sitting down and enjoying a good old game of Scrabble with one another, and start playing it through our phones instead? There is no joy or laughter or bonding when you are sending words to each other through a screen. I think we owe it to ourselves to put our phones down and enjoy the present. I feel like I constantly need to be using my phone for texting, scheduling or e-mailing. But, if we just loosen our grip on it once in a while and live in the moment, I think we will all enjoy a much less intense lifestyle. — Kaylee Miller ’13

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  • Opinion | Apr.07, 2011

    First Diss of the Season: Yanks Over Sox

    I prefer Frank Sinatra to Neil Diamond. In fact, I’m not sure it’s fair to even compare the two. I don’t believe in a curse that lasted for 86 years. I am aware that the number 27 is much larger than the number seven. I don’t condone throwing 72-year-old bench coaches to the ground. I don’t say “wicked” or “Nomah,” and I find Kevin Youkilis’ batting stance ridiculous. I prefer the Big Apple to Beantown, and the Yankees to the Sox.

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  • Opinion | Apr.07, 2011

    How to Not Lose A Guy in Four Years

    To all Providence College females: You’re a crazy breed, do you know that? You’re a bunch of overachieving, Franzia-loving, high-heel-wearing broads. You may be able to recite your Civ notes in your sleep or rock a North Face fleece and chestnut Uggs better than the next girl, but from what I’ve witnessed, some of you have no clue how to treat members of the opposite sex.

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