June 20, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Nov.11, 2010

    Unfortunately, Pelosi Sticking Around After Elections

    In the aftermath of last week’s historic midterm elections, it has become abundantly clear that Nancy Pelosi will not be exiting stage left as many of us expected. Instead, she has indicated that she will stay on as Democratic House Minority Leader. While the votes have not yet been counted, all indications suggest that she will maintain her position atop the Democratic leadership structure. Instead of graciously taking her cue, the polarizing personality of Pelosi will remain the leading vocalization of the Democratic message in the next two years. It looks like it is time to get out the popcorn.

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Start Small to Make a Big Difference

    Something extremely uplifting is spreading like wildfire on the campus of Providence College. It is the sincere desire to make a difference. To hear people acknowledging the problems the world is facing and coming to the realization that something needs to be done about it leaves me inspired and excited for the endless possibilities the future holds. In a miraculous way, the change we all speak of has already begun — the desire to sacrifice oneself to help others who are less fortunate is catching on. All people want to do is help those in need.

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Officially Ridiculous. Recently, a friend of mine broke up with his girlfriend for seemingly the thousandth time. Naturally, they’re trying to work things out again, God bless them. As a result of their romantic seesawing, their Facebook relationship statuses have…

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Freshman Finds Friar Fanatics Annoying and Embarrasing

    Sports bring out the best and the worst in people. Students at PC are no exception. Sports are pretty big here, from hockey to basketball. It’s great to see all of the fans that come out to games to support the Friars as they face off against their rivals. The Friar Fanatics are certainly committed to a noble goal of promoting school spirit and supporting individual players as well as the team as a whole. The group disseminates news releases on team statistics to inform spectators. But at the hockey game on Saturday against the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, I wasn’t so impressed by some of the ideas on the page in front of me.

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Muslim Student Getting First Glimpse of Christianity at PC

    We are not as different as we sometimes believe ourselves to be. The slightest difference in appearance or personality provides an easy opportunity to cast another away from our circle of companionship. It is a choice that is all too easy to pursue —one that I myself admit to being guilty of, but one I hope to change during the next four years.

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Faith Matters

    November is the month of All Souls. It’s a time for all of us in the Church to remember our family and friends who have passed away. It’s important to pray for them, that God might give them rest and peace forever in heaven. This month is a time to recall that those whose earthly bodies sleep in death are nevertheless alive in Christ and count on our prayers, penance, and almsgiving on their behalf.

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Lessons To Be Learned From A Dominican’s Optimism

    There is a beauty in consistency, knowing you are going to get the same genuine answer every time.

    Providence College has its fair share of iconic figures — a professor that prowls the narrow strip in front of the black board like Groucho Marks, hastily pacing, hunched over, hands behind his back, and head down. Another who clandestinely strolls about campus in his beige trench coat, navy blue Providence College hat, black FBI sunglasses, and an umbrella, rain or shine. And one man whose office is known as “the black hole.” But, few are like Father Tom Ertle, also known as “Father Sunshine.”

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  • Opinion | Nov.04, 2010

    Making A Decision? Go With Your Gut

    A gut — everyone has one. I’m not talking about the one you spend hours on the treadmill trying to lose (I hear ya, sisters) or the one that has gradually developed around your waistline as a result of one too many beers. I’m talking about the feeling. Your instinct; your intuition. When you know something is right or something is wrong but you don’t know why — it just is. And I bet nine times out of ten, just like your Mom, it’s right. What’s just as annoying is how your Mom is always right too. You get this little feeling when you’re put in a situation where a decision must be made.

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  • 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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