December 12, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    My Two Cents

    On the 6th of December, due to the valiant efforts of millions of Facebook users changing their profile pictures to childhood cartoons, child abuse officially ended. Various charities, who in the past worked to help victims of child abuse, were amazed at the overwhelming support on Facebook, and are asking themselves why they hadn’t thought of it before. The idea was simple: what better way to spread awareness about child abuse than to change your profile pictures to cartoons? One did not need any statistics on child abuse, nor did they actually need to name any charities: such things are not important in this modern age. Those who weren’t aware of child abuse have been thoroughly made aware, simply by seeing the likes of Dora the Explorer and Doug as their profile pictures. This paves the way for further charitable organizations, allowing millions to invest minimal effort, and minimal time, to become involved without actually getting involved in the traditional sense.

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  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    Remeber Your Humanity This Christmas

    The fall breeze turns to a sharp wind. It cuts through your jacket, stings your cheeks, and bites your noise. Winter reminds you that you are breathing. It reminds you that your blood is warm and your toes need attention.

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  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    PC Among Catholic Schools To Be Affected By Regulation

    New federal regulations issued by the Obama administration a few weeks ago threaten not only recruitment for Catholic colleges, but more importantly, their very identity. The new regulations increase oversight for colleges through either state chartering or licensing, which are necessary for colleges to obtain federal aid. While states have always had to approve colleges that receive aid, the new law mandates that states approve colleges by name. States will also have greater power to act on complaints pertaining to colleges.

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  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    Taking Einstein’s Word For It: Success On Finals

    It’s that time we’ve all been anxiously waiting for: finals are officially here. But before you chain yourself to a cubicle in Phillips Memorial Library, here are some inspirational quotes from Albert Einstein himself to get you in the right mindset for exam week.

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  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    16 Things That Annoy Me About PC

    Things I get annoyed with at PC that really are not important in the grand scheme of things, but eat away at my soul, include:

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  • Opinion | Dec.09, 2010

    Muslim Student Urges PC To Help Her Foster Community

    Last week, a student wrote a commentary article entitled, “Senior Says Diversity Not Where It Needs To Be At PC,” in which she shared her thoughts regarding the college’s undertaking of diversity. She cited the experience of one “young Muslim freshman girl” who attended an on-campus event that turned out to be a speech full of hate against any and all Muslims, despite the club’s reassurance that it was a “debate” focused on radicals.

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  • Opinion | Dec.02, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    All Philled Up. Club Phil is at capacity. Why is it that eight out of the 10 times that I actually get my lazy, unmotivated self to the library to do work, I can’t find a seat? It starts upstairs, you stroll through the sea of spaced out tables and sparsely placed cubbie-cubicle hybrids while everyone looks up from the books and quietly enjoys your misery. There’s always a group of freshmen girls crowded around one laptop looking at Facebook pictures or one guy with his books spread out across an entire table for four. I wish my seniority gave me the right to pluck some freshmen from the coveted library seats. Trust me, you don’t have real work yet. It seems to me the space in Phillips Memorial Library is limited, and something should be done about it. Before dreaded finals week, I hope I’m not once again displaced to the chatty Slavin tables or the creepy classrooms of

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  • Opinion | Dec.02, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    In a response to the anti-Providence College rhetoric of Jayo Miko Macasaquit, I would like to give my own perspective on diversity on this campus. Although I respect Jayo’s enthusiasm in voicing his concerns and agree with the need for an increase of minority students, I wholeheartedly disagree with his sentiments. It is unfortunate that the initiative that reorganized the Balfour Center has been overshadowed by the school administration’s failure to properly announce these developments in a timely manner. Nevertheless, by placing the Balfour Center under the vice president of Student Affairs and an office in Slavin, the benefits of diversity are no longer only for those students with multicultural scholarships. With the new position of director of Multicultural Programming, there is a constant figure supervising and fostering a sense of unity and understanding on this campus. Working in tandem with the Asst. Dean, now positioned in the Academic Dean’s Office, the previous strengths of the Center have been maintained, while a wider reaching spectrum is being crafted.

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  • Opinion | Dec.02, 2010

    Senior Says Diversity Not Where It Needs To Be At PC

    Before the administration gets defensive and starts to put the responsibility on the students’ shoulders, they need to understand where the students are coming from. I am bitter. We are bitter. We were the ones subjected to an environment that did not foster diversity for four years. And I am not just talking about color here; I am talking about intellectual diversity as well. Let’s face it, homogeneity was fostered. Does the administration really believe that we have gotten to this point just based on the students’ actions? It’s 2010. Obama is our president. Heck, some people may even say he’s “ruler of the world,” as comically announced in the diversity forum. Society is progressing around us, and yet we are immune to that progression; we are in a sea of social stagnation. So, before the administration gets defensive and jumps to answer our questions to temporarily appease us, they need to stop and understand the conditions that they are trying to fix are the ones that they ultimately help foster.

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  • Opinion | Dec.02, 2010

    The Benefits of Growing Up Santa-less

    This holiday season, show the one you love you truly care by buying them blood diamonds and fluffy animals. Say thank you to your mother for putting up with your awkward youth by buying her a gendered scarf and a gift card for Starbucks. This holiday season, spend everything you’ve earned this past year so you can appease those special someones who think they’re entitled to your money, or who you think are entitled to your money.

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