March 23, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Apr.14, 2010

    Students Join Gay Marriage Debate

    by Meredith White ’13Guest CommentaryI was utterly shocked when I read “A Not-So-Sarcastic Take On Gay Marriage” in a recent edition of The Cowl.

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  • Opinion | Mar.25, 2010

    Editorial: Coming Together in Prayer

    The Cowl Editors Campus Ministry sponsored a vigil for Haiti this past Monday. It lasted for nine hours from 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Every club and organization was invited to participate in an hour of Eucharistic adoration. The editors…

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    Basketball’s Beauty and Where PC Fits

    Basketball is a beautiful game. Consciously conceived as an alternative to the collision-wracked chaos of football, basketball began with the belief that a player ought not be allowed to run with the ball, and thus extolled grace over grit, finesse over force, the heavens over the earth.

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    A Not-So-Sarcastic Take on Gay Marriage

    My colleague Jayo Miko Macasaquit ’11 wrote a commentary in last week’s Cowl on the subject of homosexuality. Macasaquit gave a sarcastic and humorous appraisal of what he perceives to be the injustices suffered by the gay community in America.

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    Giving It the Old College Try

    Saturday was by far the most college day of the year so far. I know most of you guys college-ed out pretty hard Saturday, as was made obvious by the population of the quad, but I’m positive I was the most college person on campus this weekend. Let me run you through my extremely chill, extremely Dave Matthews Band, extremely college day last Saturday.

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Commentary Staff Thinker’s BlockSometimes the well of ideas runs dry. It’s not like there is a draught or lack of brainstorming, it’s just an issue of overdrawing. A brain can only come up with so many ideas at a time,…

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    Scary Sciences Not the Only Labs at PC

    Back in the good old days, when our parents had to walk to class in the snow uphill both ways, course registration was quick and dirty. Quick in the sense that you generally had to run from table to table to sign up for the classes you desired, and dirty in the sense that people weren’t afraid to get violent when it came to getting the last seat in a section.

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  • Opinion | Mar.24, 2010

    Sex Differences Should Not Be Ignored

    On March 18, at 7:00 p.m, Providence College was graced with the presence of Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand, a Catholic philosopher, theologian, and former professor. She was married to the late Dietrich Von Hildebrand, also a renowned philosopher of our time. Her lecture was entitled (Man and Woman A Divine Invention) and focused on the complementarity between men and women, which is something that our generation has lost focus of.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Outing the Gay Agenda

    Friends: one in six women in the United States have reported experiencing an attempted or completed rape. The homicide rate, though substantially decreasing in the U.S., is still among the highest in the world. In the same vein—by far the largest threat to our society— homosexuals are trying to marry.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Blame it on the Printer Demons We’ve all said it, the classic “I wrote the paper, but my printer wasn’t working.” A professor of mine recently introduced me to the idea of “printer demons,” while trying to fathom why three of her students blamed faulty printers on their inability to hand in a paper. They strike at the opportune moment; our black ink cartridge runs dry just before a paper is due. So, we valiantly venture over to the Phillips Memorial Library. But as it would go, the printer demons follow, and we soon find ourselves on line at the printer behind someone who is printing out an exhilarating 90 pages on Martin Heidegger. Our next move is to try another part of the library. But, as evident by the eight people hopelessly standing around it, there is a paper jam at the printer. So, we go back to the one we started with to find that the Heidegger aficionado has departed with his 90 pages, and an additional six pages on Moliere’s use of satire in Tartuffe, ironically enough, the very topic of our paper. Printer demons don’t discriminate; Canon or HP, library or dorm room, they are just waiting to make you their next paperless victim.—Kerry Vaughn ’12

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