August 5, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Getting the Best of Stress

    Stress. It is something that we, as college students, inevitably experience. And as the end of the semester approaches, stress has never seemed more prominent than it is now. Our lives are full of exams, papers, presentations, deadlines, meetings, and jobs. The list is endless. Oftentimes, we commit ourselves to more than we are capable of fulfilling. But for most of us, stress is something that we are so used to that it has become a part of our daily lives. Even if we are not completely swamped with work, we still have that feeling of a deadline hanging over our head. And in some ways, that is not a bad thing. Stress can put on the pressure and inspire us to do the best we can in the time that is given. But that does not mean that it will give us that 4.0 GPA that we are all hoping for. When we are relentlessly forcing our bodies to adjust to late nights, early mornings, and hours staring at our books, stress can take its toll on our minds and bodies.

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Liberal Arts Fulfilling, But Not Exactly Practical

    Last week, Providence College’s Facebook page advertised that, for the next several Wednesdays, it will be premiering videos from its new series Learn, Participate, Serve, which focuses on different aspects of life at Providence College. The first video to be released was entitled Why Liberal Arts? and featured different students talking about their experiences of the liberal arts curriculum at the college and why they have found it beneficial.

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  • Opinion | Feb.03, 2011

    Tangents & Tirades

    Commentary writers comment on things on and off campus.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Keeping The Politics Out of Tucson: Part 1

    The nation was rightfully shocked to learn of the recent shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. A congresswoman, a judge, and a child were among the innocent victims of a senseless crime. The blood had barely been cleaned from the streets of Tucson when the political pundits began to opine about the real culprit to blame. In his typical, left wing, bombastic fashion, Keith Olbermann appeared eager to point his finger squarely in the direction of Tea Party anger, and he was joined by a chorus of eager accusers.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Work Experience, Skills, Wall Posts

    Some people put more thought into their Facebook statuses than others. We are all friends with at least a few people who post spontaneous updates every 20 minutes, whether they be a colloquial “about to shower hmu” or an insightful “THE JETS SUCK.” These are the types of statuses that some people choose to flood our newsfeeds with (especially immediately following big football games), but my question is why? First of all, someone who posts hourly on Facebook can only hope to win a maximum of three “likes” per status, especially with thoughtless contributions like “mad tired” and “I hate reading.” But the more important reason as to why unintelligent, frequent Facebook posts are a bad idea is connected to something most of us here at PC have already realized: Facebook has ceased to be simply a Web site used to communicate with friends — it has become a r

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    My Two Cents

    It seems like all we’ve been hearing about in the news lately has been the Arizona shooting that killed some and left others critically injured, like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Any shooting is an unnecessary misfortune, and certainly attempts at the lives of a federal judge, congressional aide, and congressional representative appear to threaten the peaceful democracy of which we are so proud. However, the way that much of the media has portrayed the event is a misrepresentation and a flat out lie about the cause of such a tragedy.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Letter to the Editor

    PC Athletics and URI Athletics have a contract to facilitate this annual rivalry game. In the contract, it states that each year, the away team’s student fans will sit at court level, directly behind the basket on the same side as the away team’s bench. In light of this contract, PC Athletics was forced to move the Pep Band from behind the away team’s basket to a portion of the lower part of the PC student section for this one game.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    An Open Letter To My Hypothetical Gay Son

    Son, we need to have a talk. I was rifling through your room the other week, looking for where all the candy went, and I found a Lady Gaga album at the bottom of your sock drawer. It’s okay, I’ve always known you were gay, I just wish you let your hippie Dad know you were going on an adventure through the wonderful world of rainbowland. Regardless, there are a few things I need to tell you, so you know what to expect.

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Keeping The Politics Out of Tucson: Part 2

    On Nov. 30, 2010, Jared Lee Loughner purchased a Glock Model 19, 9mm handgun. A few months earlier, Loughner had been kicked out of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Students and faculty at the college had been disturbed by Loughner’s behavior. Many said that Loughner took criticism as a direct threat to his civil rights and was easily agitated. Similar incidents date back to when Loughner was 15 and was hospitalized for drinking a liter of vodka, allegedly because his dad had yelled at him. All in all, his history paints a picture of a young man troubled by alcohol and drug abuse, feelings of isolation, and a deep resentment for authority. So why was Loughner given the right to bear arms?

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  • Opinion | Jan.27, 2011

    Tiffany & Earl

    This Week: Awkward Housing

    Dear Tiffany and Earl,

    I just came back from studying abroad last semester, and have found myself in an awful situation. All of my friends have gone abroad, and I was placed in random housing by Res Life. They threw me in a room with someone I got into a fight with freshman year outside of Louie’s. Not only am I now stuck with no friends this semester, but I have to deal with the awkwardness of being immediate roommates with someone I just don’t like. What should I do?

    Desperate in

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