January 16, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Sweatshops: Thinking Beyond Stage One

    It is heart-wrenching to imagine how there could still be sweatshops around the world. It is difficult to make sense of how some people work so much for so little. After pondering these elements of society, the instinctive response of any person is, and should be, to boycott these actions. Immediately, the tendency to jump out and show opposition springs forth from the solidarity we share with our fellow man. This is stage one. It is a stage in which people ignorantly, yet with good intention, remain.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    A collection of Commentary writers rant over various topics.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    What Pancakes Taught Me About My Love Life

    I once read a quote that said, “Things that are a waste of time: reheated pancakes, alcohol-free drinks, and falling in love.” While I disagree with the latter two items, I do believe that reheated pancakes are a waste of time.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    True American Soccer Brought to South Africa

    The United States isn’t a soccer country, and I don’t think it will be any time soon.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Three Types of Professor: A Field Guide

    With the economy as it is today, the job market is not nearly as welcoming as it used to be. That being said, staying in school for as long as possible to delay entrance into the real world doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Of course, it certainly is an expensive one. Not to mention, trading years in the real world for years in a classroom can have some interesting results. Five days a week, countless hours a day, we spend some quality time with those who chose the long, pricey path of higher education. Professors come from across the globe in all shapes and sizes with one common goal: to mold our young minds. No matter what your major, everyone is bound to encounter a professor they can’t quite understand. So I give you a brief classification of the ever-elusive professor.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Want A Real Sport?

    Golf — a game of precision and accuracy played around the world for over 500 years. It is played by young and old, male and female, the strong and the weak. I write this article after having spent countless hours this past summer on the beverage cart at my local golf course. I have learned that there is more to golf than hitting a ball the least number of times before it reaches the hole. It is an emotional game that brings families, friends, and competitors together. That is why I have come to the conclusion that golf is one of the toughest games in sport, requiring focus, intensity, and even a sense of humor.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    What’s Going On With Balfour?

    If you ask the administration why a significant number of Providence College students were confused by the decision to “reorganize” the Balfour Center of Multicultural Affairs over the summer, they will collectively and unashamedly shrug their shoulders with their palms raised and say, “we have no idea why people felt this way, we have no idea where this rumor originated.” There is validity to this assertion, as slight misunderstandings are rife in any large institutional setting. Given that the community of students is spread throughout the country during summer vacation, misunderstandings were almost inevitable. There is a fine line, however, between natural misunderstandings and irresponsibility of the administration in making sure that misunderstandings are minimized.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Freshman Praises Western Civ Program

    Breaking news: Civ actually requires students to do their job of reading, writing, and studying. I am sorry to report that PC does not offer courses in Pre-Gaming or the Most Effective Ways to Sober Up. Complaining about Civ? Get over it and hit the books; you might actually learn something.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    My Two Cents

    As I am sure many students here at Providence College are aware, the cost of receiving a higher education is on the rise. At the same time, many institutions are seeking to cut costs in the name of the current economy malaise. Of course, any well-administered institution like PC has plenty of reasons (or is “excuses” the right word?) for tacking on fees and raising tuition rates. Most recently, students here on campus were shocked to find they will now be charged for printing. Environmental responsibility sounds like a plausible explanation, but let’s be real; charging for printing will save the college money, so playing the “green” card seems a tad disingenuous.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Providence College Dean of Continuing Education writes a letter to the paper.

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