June 20, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Say That To My Facebook

    This is not an attack on any one person or any specific case. This article is meant to serve as a commentary on a social phenomenon that I believe to be dangerous, cowardly, and infectious.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Two Options For Women In The Work Place

    On a recent episode of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, a high-ranking secretary was disrespected in front of a group of male, rising advertising executives. She has paid her dues and has worked at the firm for a number of years, yet she is still viewed as a sex-object by her male coworkers, who appear to be Neanderthals as they draw risqu

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    No Need To Make Plans

    As college students, we feel the pressure to solidify our futures more than anyone, especially as the “G” word lurks in the minds of the Class of 2011. It is quite ironic actually — we come into college, eager for the taste of freedom that living away from home offers. We live in the secure bubble that is Providence College, with almost no recognition of an outside world. But this bliss doesn’t last forever, and the daunting task of searching for internships and graduate schools screeches our dreams of being forever young to an abrupt halt.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Faith Matters

    As St. Dominic lay dying in Bologna in 1221, he summoned his brothers to his side to speak to them his last words. These first Dominicans were grieving and anxious, and understandably so. They were worried that they would not be able to survive without their friend and leader. They were distraught, thinking that without their brother, they would be like rudderless ships tossed about on turbulent seas.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Split Government Can Save Obama

    Things are not going so well for the Top Dog in the White House these days. The economy remains stagnant with a registered 9.6 percent unemployment rate, while the number of those who have given up looking for work altogether continues to rise. Health care reform continues to leave a sour aftertaste with voters, increasingly weighing down the Democratic ship of state. Meanwhile, the recent congressional session ends on a politically feeble note, with Obama unable to marshal enough support among his own party, or among Republicans, to come to a decision regarding the Bush era tax cuts, which are set to expire. If you haven’t already noticed, two years can alter the fortunes of a political movement considerably.

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  • Opinion | Oct.21, 2010

    Letters to the Editor

    Two weeks ago, the article “Mad in McDermott, Part 1” was published and sent a wave of rapid response throughout all the residents of McDermott Hall. The general consensus was that the article, while true to some extent, was overall insulting, and was based more on assumption than fact.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Faith Matters

    I’m not really the most sensitive guy in the world. To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever used the word “huggy” to describe me. When I go to the movies, I tend to see films in which stuff blows up instead of romantic flicks. (A confession: I did see 50 First Dates, but only because it starred Adam Sandler and I thought it might be like The Waterboy). Anyhow, you get the picture.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Mad in McDermott: Part 1

    Here’s a startling fact: by and large, the guys who live in McDermott publicly rate girls. As girls visit their guy friends, whether these young women can hear it or not, a number is called out. The guys on the floor determine this number by rating the girl’s attractiveness on a scale from 0 to 10, with 0 being very unattractive and 10 being extremely good-looking (for lack of a better word). This is a low, mean, pathetic act that exemplifies the male immaturity present on PC’s campus.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Mad in McDermott: Part 2

    Blurry-eyed from just waking up, I stumbled into the restroom on the first floor of McDermott to shower and start my day. Surveying the restroom, much to my surprise, I found that the divider between the two stalls had been removed from its hinges, and was resting comfortably on the floor. While the innovation of having one big stall with two toilets is fresh and impressive, the five hundred dollar fine attributed to this shocking new take on bathroom arrangement is less than appealing.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    A collection of Commentary writers rant over various topics.

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