October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Three Types of Professor: A Field Guide

    With the economy as it is today, the job market is not nearly as welcoming as it used to be. That being said, staying in school for as long as possible to delay entrance into the real world doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Of course, it certainly is an expensive one. Not to mention, trading years in the real world for years in a classroom can have some interesting results. Five days a week, countless hours a day, we spend some quality time with those who chose the long, pricey path of higher education. Professors come from across the globe in all shapes and sizes with one common goal: to mold our young minds. No matter what your major, everyone is bound to encounter a professor they can’t quite understand. So I give you a brief classification of the ever-elusive professor.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Want A Real Sport?

    Golf — a game of precision and accuracy played around the world for over 500 years. It is played by young and old, male and female, the strong and the weak. I write this article after having spent countless hours this past summer on the beverage cart at my local golf course. I have learned that there is more to golf than hitting a ball the least number of times before it reaches the hole. It is an emotional game that brings families, friends, and competitors together. That is why I have come to the conclusion that golf is one of the toughest games in sport, requiring focus, intensity, and even a sense of humor.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    What’s Going On With Balfour?

    If you ask the administration why a significant number of Providence College students were confused by the decision to “reorganize” the Balfour Center of Multicultural Affairs over the summer, they will collectively and unashamedly shrug their shoulders with their palms raised and say, “we have no idea why people felt this way, we have no idea where this rumor originated.” There is validity to this assertion, as slight misunderstandings are rife in any large institutional setting. Given that the community of students is spread throughout the country during summer vacation, misunderstandings were almost inevitable. There is a fine line, however, between natural misunderstandings and irresponsibility of the administration in making sure that misunderstandings are minimized.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Freshman Praises Western Civ Program

    Breaking news: Civ actually requires students to do their job of reading, writing, and studying. I am sorry to report that PC does not offer courses in Pre-Gaming or the Most Effective Ways to Sober Up. Complaining about Civ? Get over it and hit the books; you might actually learn something.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    My Two Cents

    As I am sure many students here at Providence College are aware, the cost of receiving a higher education is on the rise. At the same time, many institutions are seeking to cut costs in the name of the current economy malaise. Of course, any well-administered institution like PC has plenty of reasons (or is “excuses” the right word?) for tacking on fees and raising tuition rates. Most recently, students here on campus were shocked to find they will now be charged for printing. Environmental responsibility sounds like a plausible explanation, but let’s be real; charging for printing will save the college money, so playing the “green” card seems a tad disingenuous.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Providence College Dean of Continuing Education writes a letter to the paper.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Providence College students write about their tangents and tirades.

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  • Opinion | Sep.23, 2010

    Faith Matters

    If you’re anything like me, you were glued to the television last weekend watching coverage of the Holy Father’s trip to Britain. Pope Benedict XVI is, after all, my favorite German. (In case you’re curious, second on the list is former NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf). What? You weren’t watching the Pope? Well, lucky for you, I caught what he had to say, and it’s important enough to recap here in this little column.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Taking Dirty Jersey Back

    If Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has taught the world anything, it is that no matter how small you are, or how low your IQ is, there is hope for everyone to make it big in the world. It just so happens that Snooki found stardom in a place where the only thing that plays louder than Bon Jovi is Bruce Springsteen; a place where people don’t pump gas, they pump fists. New Jersey is all the rage these days. As reality television continues on its warpath to destroy human intelligence, Cake Boss, Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious, and Jersey Couture are just a few of the shows that have provided us with some unforgettable entertainment. Of course, they have also contributed to the world’s distorted perception of the Garden State—or as it’s better known, the “Dirty Jerz.” Having been born and raised in the great state of New Jersey, I must say, I’m a tad tired of the stereotypes that have dirtied the image of Jersey. So my aim is quite simple: to put some deodorant on the so-called “armpit of America.”

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Faith Matters

    Fr. James Cuddy, O.P. Contributing Writer, talks about the year ahead.

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