December 12, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Starting to Take Scrooge’s Side on the Season

    This may just be the tryptophan talking, because I’m definitely still in a food-coma as I write this, but the Holiday season doesn’t do much for me anymore. Perhaps it’s a part of getting older, or maybe it really is the turkey talking, but I think December has lost a lot of its magic. You can call me the Grinch or Scrooge, but I assure you my thoughts are not the result of a heart two sizes too small or of a ghost of Christmas past that has yet to confront me. It just seems to me like the most wonderful time of the year has become the most stressful time of year, not to mention, the most expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything better than spending time and celebrating with the people you love, but is that truly what the Christmas season is still about, or has it become something else? Has it become something that starts in November with a mob of people pushing through the doors of Walmart at 3 a.m. and ends in January with a new gym membership that never gets used, let alone renewed?

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Politics Changing: Facebook, Twitter, Now Wikileaks

    Over the course of this past Thanksgiving break, a bizarre news saga was unfolding regarding a virtual treasure trove of top secret documents that were leaked to the public. While we were sleeping off the effects of excess amounts of L-tryptophan in our turkey, a dubiously named news organization called Wikileaks once again found itself at the center of a media firestorm. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to leaking information from anonymous sources, had previously come under criticism for leaking unflattering classified accounts of the War in Iraq. This time, however, the implications were far more widespread and indiscriminate.

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Getting the Best of Stress

    Stress. It is something that we, as college students, inevitably experience. And as the end of the semester approaches, stress has never seemed more prominent than it is now. Our lives are full of exams, papers, presentations, deadlines, meetings, and jobs. The list is endless. Oftentimes, we commit ourselves to more than we are capable of fulfilling. But for most of us, stress is something that we are so used to that it has become a part of our daily lives. Even if we are not completely swamped with work, we still have that feeling of a deadline hanging over our head. And in some ways, that is not a bad thing. Stress can put on the pressure and inspire us to do the best we can in the time that is given. But that does not mean that it will give us that 4.0 GPA that we are all hoping for. When we are relentlessly forcing our bodies to adjust to late nights, early mornings, and hours staring at our books, stress can take its toll on our minds and bodies.

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Liberal Arts Fulfilling, But Not Exactly Practical

    Last week, Providence College’s Facebook page advertised that, for the next several Wednesdays, it will be premiering videos from its new series Learn, Participate, Serve, which focuses on different aspects of life at Providence College. The first video to be released was entitled Why Liberal Arts? and featured different students talking about their experiences of the liberal arts curriculum at the college and why they have found it beneficial.

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Commentary writers comment on things on and off campus.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Keeping The Politics Out of Tucson: Part 1

    The nation was rightfully shocked to learn of the recent shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. A congresswoman, a judge, and a child were among the innocent victims of a senseless crime. The blood had barely been cleaned from the streets of Tucson when the political pundits began to opine about the real culprit to blame. In his typical, left wing, bombastic fashion, Keith Olbermann appeared eager to point his finger squarely in the direction of Tea Party anger, and he was joined by a chorus of eager accusers.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Work Experience, Skills, Wall Posts

    Some people put more thought into their Facebook statuses than others. We are all friends with at least a few people who post spontaneous updates every 20 minutes, whether they be a colloquial “about to shower hmu” or an insightful “THE JETS SUCK.” These are the types of statuses that some people choose to flood our newsfeeds with (especially immediately following big football games), but my question is why? First of all, someone who posts hourly on Facebook can only hope to win a maximum of three “likes” per status, especially with thoughtless contributions like “mad tired” and “I hate reading.” But the more important reason as to why unintelligent, frequent Facebook posts are a bad idea is connected to something most of us here at PC have already realized: Facebook has ceased to be simply a Web site used to communicate with friends — it has become a r

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    My Two Cents

    It seems like all we’ve been hearing about in the news lately has been the Arizona shooting that killed some and left others critically injured, like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Any shooting is an unnecessary misfortune, and certainly attempts at the lives of a federal judge, congressional aide, and congressional representative appear to threaten the peaceful democracy of which we are so proud. However, the way that much of the media has portrayed the event is a misrepresentation and a flat out lie about the cause of such a tragedy.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Letter to the Editor

    PC Athletics and URI Athletics have a contract to facilitate this annual rivalry game. In the contract, it states that each year, the away team’s student fans will sit at court level, directly behind the basket on the same side as the away team’s bench. In light of this contract, PC Athletics was forced to move the Pep Band from behind the away team’s basket to a portion of the lower part of the PC student section for this one game.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    An Open Letter To My Hypothetical Gay Son

    Son, we need to have a talk. I was rifling through your room the other week, looking for where all the candy went, and I found a Lady Gaga album at the bottom of your sock drawer. It’s okay, I’ve always known you were gay, I just wish you let your hippie Dad know you were going on an adventure through the wonderful world of rainbowland. Regardless, there are a few things I need to tell you, so you know what to expect.

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