March 23, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Study Researches Mario Kart Item Usage

    A recent Providence College study is researching Mario Kart 64 item usage among active players. The study is confirming the accepted usage of straightforward items such as the lightning bolt as well as bringing resolution to more ambiguous item usage, primarily the long-time debated issue of the proper execution of the orange mushroom.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Faith Matters

    If you’ve ever been outside my office in the Campus Ministry Center, you know that we keep a collection of old yearbooks on the bookshelf. From time to time, I’ll flip through the one from my senior year and look at all of the old pictures. I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous amount of gel that the guys would put in their hair back in the day. I shake my head in disbelief as I look at all of the hideous clothes that were in style. (A prediction: fifteen years from now, you’ll all do the same thing when you see pictures of yourselves wearing UGGs. I guarantee it.) Seeing pictures from the residence halls, intramurals, JRW, and the like, my mind is flooded with countless stories. Some are funny, some are sad, and some are so embarrassing that I’d like to forget they ever happened.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Tiffany & Earl

    Dear Tiffany and Earl,

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Newsflash: BOP already knows it can’t dance! After reading Kerry Vaughan’s tangent I couldn’t help but laugh. As a member of BOP, I will be the first to admit that I cannot dance at all. We have very little talent, moves, or coordination, but one thing we do have is FUN! Unfortunately, I believe that the author of this article does not grasp the concept of what the “dance contest” at Late Night Madness is all about.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    COSTume Party. Since when has Halloween become so expensive? Lately, it seems like the cost of purchasing a costume is leaving some Providence College students with a serious hole in their pockets. Judging by the number of improvised Halloween stores popping up in all variety of previously empty storefronts, you’d think the competition would lead to some better deals, right? Wrong. Whether it’s at the mall or down the street, Halloween costumes have become something you have to budget for, something not conducive to the college experience. In today’s economy, not only is planning to be the Seven Dwarves with your roommates super-lame, it’s also super-expensive. There is, of course, the old-fashioned way. You can head on down to a thrift store and peruse through second-hand clothes to build that perfect Halloween get-up. The best part about this is that you are guaranteed to look more original than your peers. So if you are tired of doing the old clich

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Labels Are Limiting, Dangerous

    Ethnic diversity is lacking at Providence College. Despite the fact that all are welcomed and encouraged to apply to PC, as you walk around campus, it seems as if students are carbon copies of each other. There is a strong movement to diversify the campus with lectures, programs, and clubs that all intend to rectify this “wrong.” This article is not an attempt to delegitimize the need for an organically diverse environment, but the problem is not with the lack of diversity on campus, the problem is with labeling PC as uniform.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    2010 World Series A Breath of Fresh Air

    Who doesn’t love the end of Rocky II, when the Italian Stallion redeems himself and beats Apollo Creed for the Heavyweight Title? Who isn’t charmed by Happy Gilmore and isn’t elated when Happy defeats the detestable Shooter McGavin? Who doesn’t rejoice when the Average Joes prevail against the Globo-Gym Purple Cobras in Dodgeball? I mean, really, who doesn’t love when the underdog comes out on top? Don’t you just get that warm, fuzzy feeling all over? Hell, it’s like hot chocolate for the soul, without all the sugar and calories.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    From Hallow’s Eve To Halloween Weekend

    What is the point of Halloween? It’s that random, cold, week at the end of October where everyone is required to dress up and scare one another. For little kids, Halloween means dressing up as their favorite Disney character and trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. As you grow older, it becomes a weekend of partying and celebrating. In many ways, it seems more dangerous than fun, and more work than pleasure. But now, it is that time of the year to get into the holiday spirit.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Supporting Causes Is Essential, Especially At PC

    Providence College is an institution that promotes Christian values of charity and generosity through its various public service projects which take place not only on the PC campus but also in the wider Providence community. The College provides an infinite number of ways for students to reach out and get involved in the surrounding neighborhood, the state of Rhode Island, and in the world at large. With such a wide variety of voluntary programs to choose from, students can choose to participate in a particular cause that personally affects or interests them. One such worthy cause which deserves recognition is the Gloria Gemma Foundation, a cancer resource foundation in Rhode Island.

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  • Opinion | Oct.28, 2010

    Who Cares About Politics?

    Last week, my fellow Commentary writer Beatriz Forster ’14 wrote a refreshing article on political indifference at Providence College. As a senior, I agree with many of her arguments, and have known this to be a problem at Providence College for some time. When it comes to the label of “politically indifferent,” however, I feel stronger words can be used.

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