August 5, 2020

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Tiffany & Earl

    This Week: A Tall, Sexy Problem

    Dear Tiffany & Earl,

    I just found out that this girl I’m infatuated with, who I refer to as “Tall, Sexy Blond,” is dating a guy on the hockey team. What should I do? -Sighing in Slavin

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Faith Matters

    As I walked home after our campus’ candlelit Prayer Vigil for Peace tonight at St. Dominic Chapel, I found myself reflecting on the evening that was. The music was spectacular, and it was something that we have not seen before on campus. The Footprints Gospel Choir joined forces with the PC Liturgical Choir and blew the doors off the chapel. The personal reflections on peace offered by students were both moving and profound. But the thing that really got me was the cross-section of the community that was represented in the chapel. There were Dominicans, faculty, staff, and administrators present. There were students representing many different clubs and organizations including: Campus Ministry, BMSA, Friars Club, SHEPARD, Congress, BOP, Women Will, AfroAm, and Admissions Ambassadors. And I’m sure I’m missing some.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    The Shames Of A Selfish Society

    A true friend will act without the presumption of reparation. His act of kindness stems from his belief in the immeasurable worth of his friend’s life. The state of friendship in society serves as a good gauge for what it values. If a society holds friendship based on mutual self-sacrifice as an example, then it truly values human life.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Confront Injustices Of Sweatshop Labor

    Benjamin Powell recently made a presentation inviting us to love sweatshop labor. While I could not attend the presentation, I see it as my duty to respond. I’m no economist, but I will still express my distaste and disagreement with what Powell had to say.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Letters to the Editor

    Student Comment on previous articles in The Cowl.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    The Racism Behind Black History Month

    Every February, we celebrate—nope, not just Valentine’s Day—Black History Month. We’ve been hearing about this commemoration since we were kids, exposed to the stories of significant people like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1976, Americans have marked February as Black History Month. However, in all these years, I wonder how many of us have actually stopped to consider what we’re doing. We’re setting aside a single month of the year (and the shortest one at that) to honor an ethnicity that today constitutes approximately 13 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    A Picture Should Be Worth A Thoursand Words

    There are a number of things that we college students get in the habit of doing. It might be checking Facebook every five minutes or arriving for Civ late each day or maybe even spending too much money when we go out on the weekends. But one of the things that we have become most used to is incessantly taking pictures. Somewhere over the past few years, posing for pictures and snapping the skinny arm has become an obsession among teenagers and college students everywhere. I’ll be the first to admit, I enjoy taking a picture with my friends while engaging in weekend activities. But at some point, it becomes too much. The pictures are repetitive, their qualities diminished, and, quite frankly, I get tired of looking at myself.

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  • Opinion | Feb.17, 2011

    Students Respond:Hold That Door!

    Some of you may remember one of my first articles last semester, expressing my desire to be a full-time version of today’s housewife and mother. I’m sure quite a number of readers found this to be a rather counter-productive mentality. While I do feel strongly drawn to these traditional ideals of raising a family and creating a home, I am in no way discounting the opportunities that women have been granted. I fiercely value my independence, my education, and the things I will be able to do in the future with them. However, when I read fellow Cowler Jayo Miko Macasaquit’s article disparaging the acts of chivalry, I found myself feeling a jab from what may be the only feminist bone in my body. Jayo presents many valid points. I agree, he was the rightful owner of that t-shirt and the young lady sitting behind him wrongfully took his property simply because she felt a sense of entitlement.

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  • Opinion | Feb.10, 2011

    Dissecting the Most Classic Definition of the L-Word

    What is love? Judging by how easily we toss the word around, we must certainly understand the deep meaning that this four-letter word possesses. We love our parents, we love PC, we love our siblings, friends, pets, cars, phones, and food. We love life. Heck, we love buff-chick wraps from Slavy Slav. But what does it mean to love? While I’m certainly not an expert on the matter, I was curious. Turning to the Bible for help, this is what I found: 1 Corinthians 4-8.

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  • Opinion | Feb.10, 2011

    Senior Monologues Director Urges PC For Dialogue

    Friends, it’s February. Time to get your orders in for boxes of chocolate, sparkly necklaces for that special someone, a dozen roses, and—wait—did she just say…? Yes, she did… a ticket to see The Vagina Monologues? The subject has been one of the student body’s favorite topics of taboo for over half a decade. Discussions of this play have been laced with controversy and debate, and as one of this year’s organizers of the now off-campus production (which is completely directed, produced, and performed by PC students), I cannot pretend that I am unbiased in the matter. Yet most conversations about these monologues result in a pitchfork yielding mob screaming at the top of its lungs at a raucous, bra-burning slew of femi-nazis. Well goodness, no, let’s all be civil.

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