May 31, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Amtrak Prone to Attack!

    In preparation for a trip abroad this summer, I have begun to acquaint myself with the security regulations for traveling on airplanes. For obvious reasons, there is extremely tight security before boarding a plane. However, there are other forms of transportation that do not require such strict attention. In particular, Amtrak does not take ample measures to secure the safety of its passengers, yet the threat of terrorism remains a concern.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Letter to the Editor

    It gets really frustrating that every year there is always so much commentary on the drinking that occurs here at PC. I appreciate articles that stress the importance of moderation and safe drinking habits. I believe there were plenty of…

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Calling All Students: Courtesy Wins

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    An Ethical Dilemma and A Twist of Fate

    I woke up Sunday morning after what had been a long night. I was a true Saturday Knight, if you will pardon my triteness. I drank the largest Gatorade I could find and headed straight for the couch with little to no intention of ever leaving. Then my plans were interrupted when my roommate came in and begged me to go to the grocery store with her.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Senior Night Theme Bust. Since I’m a senior this year, Senior Nights at McPhail’s are something I’ve been looking forward to for three years. Senior Nights have a knack for producing an epic night. The combination of great music, sweaty seniors, cheap beer, dim lights, and the scent of pizza lingering in the air create an unbeatable mood. However, the most recent theme left a lot of us disappointed. “Librarians and Barbarians?” Really? Can you say “trying too hard?” Just because a word ends in “ian” doesn’t mean it’s a great theme. My good friends from the Moose Factory are instating a new theme: “dress in all black to mourn the end of senior year.” This is decidedly more clever than “Librarians and Barbarians” will ever be. Friday at McPhail’s was quite the scene since no one knew what to do with the outfit assignment. The senior class stood in front of their closets baffled as to whether they should pull out their clubs or their cardigans. Keep it simple next time. Everyone loves an ’80s party. — Ally Pelle ’11

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Faith Matters

    I saw a fascinating documentary last week on the National Geographic Channel. (Yes, I watch the National Geographic Channel. Don’t judge me.) It was about American DEA agents in their fight against Columbian drug cartels. These brave agents ventured deep into the jungle to seek out and destroy hidden, makeshift cocaine laboratories.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Freshman Refutes Sweeping Claim on Campus Drinking

    Everyone has the right to express his or her opinions and comment on the environment that he or she lives in. However, students who act like vultures looking down their beaks at the vermin below them are considered nothing more than pests on campus.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Event Season at PC: Take Pity on the Planners

    Friends, there are a lot of goddamn events happening around this time of year. Every single member of every single club is literally doing somersaults just so you can spend a minute at each of their eight million events. The kiosks are getting fuller and fuller, the flyers are carpeting the grounds, every chalkboard is filled, and you’d be pressed to find a blank spot on the ground that does not have an event written on it. If I were a regular student at Providence College during this time of year, I’d be so overwhelmed by these stimuli that I would not know what to do with myself.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    What Is Our Real Mission In Libya?

    Is America suffering from insecurity abroad? The failure to act decisively in Libya might be a reflection of the new uncertain leadership style of post-Bush America. As the rockets unleashed targeted destruction on many of Libya’s prime military assets this past week, many were left with questions such as “what is our real mission in Libya?” Concerned with another ground invasion, many fear the addition of a third Middle Eastern plate to an already full plate.

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  • Opinion | Mar.31, 2011

    Tiffany & Earl

    Dear Tiffany and Earl,

    I’m a freshman and didn’t expect to find love at college. Then I met who I thought was the perfect guy and I began what I thought was the perfect relationship. We’ve been dating since October, when he gave me an answer on a Civ quiz. Last weekend, after feeling like the third wheel one too many times, his bitter best friend revealed that my boyfriend has been cheating on me for months, with another girl in our Civ nonetheless. He cannot get away with this. I want revenge, don’t try to stop me, Tiffany. What should I do? —Furious Freshman

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