June 20, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Putting A Price Tag On Providence

    Just the other day, while drinking a ten cent cup of Slavin tap water and struggling to read through approximately $2.86 worth of homework (hot off the press), a funny thought came over me. It occurred to me that I was paying large sums of money to do homework; more specifically, I was paying large sums of money to lead the ever-stressful, sleep-deprived lifestyle of a college student. The world we live in today is one in which the best things in life are rarely free; one for which you have to pay a hefty price to live out the best four years of your life.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Letters to the Editor

    Students and Professors write into The Cowl about previous articles.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Sights and Sounds of Living on the Quad

    It’s a Thursday night. I am sitting in my room after having left my Civ paper until the night before it’s due. As I am sitting here cracking into the real meaning of Pascal and Descartes, I can’t help but be distracted by the sounds I am hearing outside the window of my dorm room, conveniently located on the upper campus quad. For many, Thursday is the night where the weekend starts early. Let me give you a small hint of the things that I hear outside my window on nights like this.

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Traditional Dating Not A Thing of the Past

    In response to Allison Pelle ‘11’s commentary article entitled “Rules of Dating: Essential or Irrelevant?” published in the Sept. 16 issue of The Cowl, I think it is an oversimplification of our cultural dynamics (not to mention extremely unfair) to say that our generation is responsible for the breaking down of traditional male-female relationships and the creation of a “hook-up culture.”

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  • Opinion | Oct.07, 2010

    Rutgers Tragedy Avoidable At PC, If Students Oblige

    Life is hard for the young gay teen of modern America. In 2010, a gay teen is four times more likely to commit suicide than a heterosexual counterpart. In fact, gays and lesbians that commit suicide make up over 30 percent of all teen suicides, a disproportionate number compared to the percentage of gays and lesbians there actually are. When it comes to environment, a gay teen is fated to bullying and intolerance, as nine out of 10 gay students are bullied in schools. Life is hard for most people in general, but one cannot deny that for homosexuals, it’s much harder.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Smiling Not As Simple As It Seems

    There is a woman that lives up the street from me at home, and my mother thinks she is so peculiar. “Why is she always smiling like that?” my Mom will ask. “What is there to be so happy about?” It is kind of bizarre to see someone smiling all the time.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Finding the Metaphysical In Awkward Silences

    We all hate it — that awkward silence that creeps into conversation and takes an eternity to pass. It’s like your car stalling at a green light. The silence screams at you and no matter how hard you try, the ignition won’t catch.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Ray Good Gives Freshman Repulsive Deformity

    On Saturday morning at exactly 9:02 and five seconds, Gary Saunders, a five-time freshman at Providence College, consumed a Raymond Hall Cafeteria fajita. It was soon to be his last. The fajita, which consisted of typical fajita contents, omitted a peculiar odor not unlike that of a Dunkin Donuts trashcan.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Follow the Leader (If You Can Find One)

    President Obama has failed to connect with Americans even at a basic level. For an electorate charged by the soaring election year rhetoric of 2008, the promise of change has been lost and muddled amidst the hard realities of governing. What this has shown us about Obama is that clearly articulating grand themes does not equal efficient implementation of precise political goals.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Sweatshops: Thinking Beyond Stage One

    It is heart-wrenching to imagine how there could still be sweatshops around the world. It is difficult to make sense of how some people work so much for so little. After pondering these elements of society, the instinctive response of any person is, and should be, to boycott these actions. Immediately, the tendency to jump out and show opposition springs forth from the solidarity we share with our fellow man. This is stage one. It is a stage in which people ignorantly, yet with good intention, remain.

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