June 20, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Freshman Finding PC Politically Indifferent

    Astonishingly, one of the biggest surprises as a freshman still getting my bearings at Providence College isn’t the food at Ray or the strange sounds in the Dore basement. Actually, what really throws me off is how little students mention one of my favorite subjects—politics. Growing up, I attended a public school in a staunchly partisan neighborhood. During political discussions many kids simply repeated what they heard at home. They touted whatever the media sensationalized and that bothered me. I rarely heard any unique insights from classmates who would so confidently oppose my views, which often countered theirs.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Lyrics Unrealistic, But Taylor Undeniable

    What comes to mind when I say “… we were both young when I first saw you?” Right, Taylor Swift. (Good luck trying to get “Love Story” out of your head for the rest of the day, suckers). T. Swift. T. Swizzle. Twifty Swifty. That girl Kanye stole the mic from at last year’s VMAs. However you know her, you probably love her. Personally, I think she looks like a cat and her hair confuses me, but yes, I openly love Taylor Swift. The squeaky-clean country pop-star has barefootedly and long-leggedly sung her way into America’s living rooms and subsequently, our hearts. Trust me, I gagged too the first time I heard “Teardrops on my Guitar.” But then I stopped gagging and starting singing. This has happened several times with Taylor’s other songs: “You Belong With Me,” “White Horses,” “Fifteen”… I could go on all day.

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