October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    A collection of Commentary writers rant over various topics.

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  • Opinion | Sep.30, 2010

    What Pancakes Taught Me About My Love Life

    I once read a quote that said, “Things that are a waste of time: reheated pancakes, alcohol-free drinks, and falling in love.” While I disagree with the latter two items, I do believe that reheated pancakes are a waste of time.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    True American Soccer Brought to South Africa

    The United States isn’t a soccer country, and I don’t think it will be any time soon.

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