October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Rules of Dating: Essential Or Irrelevant?

    I want to know what happened to the rules. I’m not talking about that idiotic book brilliantly called “The Rules,” which 30 something single women believe to be the Holy Grail of dating. The Rules are stupid. Upon browsing their idiotic Web site late one night, I found that just a one hour phone consulation about your relationship problems to one of the “writers” of the book can set you back 350 dollars. Are you kidding? I’d rather sit down with my mom and a couple of glasses of wine, throw in a piece of cheesecake, and have her tell me what I’m doing wrong.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Stop Whining: New Print Policy Not A Problem

    Before you send Jim Rizzo, Manager of the Providence College Helpdesk, and the person placed in charge of the new Print-Release system (also known as pay-for-print), a long-winded, angry e-mail about the absurdity of charging for printing, step out of your privileged temper-tantrum for just a second and reassess exactly why you are angry. In recent years, the campus as a whole has been using around 500,000 sheets of paper a semester, which by some estimates involves the murder of 60 15-year-old trees. If you need a visual, that number exceeds the number of trees Providence College has on campus. Face the fact that you either hate the environment, or you don’t. If you’re willing to allow an inordinate number of trees to be destroyed for the sake of convenience, then you hate the environment, and it hates you. You, environment-hater, are one of those people who justify the use of bottled water through recycling, despite the fact that a significant percentage of American “recycled” plastic bottles cannot be recycled and are sitting in landfills in India.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    No Longer Your Grandmother’s GOP

    Let’s face it, the culture wars of the Bush era and late ’90s are over. The Republican Party today is undergoing seismic shift. For some, this shift away from the traditional moral values platform may come as a severe shock. Our generation today – the generation that voted so overwhelmingly for Obama in a repudiation of George W. Bush – may find it hard to accept that the Republican Party that they have become accustomed to suspecting, dare I say hating, is not the party of bible-thumping Baptists any more. Realizing this new political reality may be akin to hearing that former Bush campaign manager and Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman…..is gay. The longtime Republican operative came out this past week in a bizarre transformation from an artful gay-baiter of the culture wars ilk to a 21st century reformed Republican realist.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Your Major Is Like A Pair Of Jeans

    If you happen to be a freshman with no clue as to what your academic interests may be, you have no doubt experienced that awful, gut-wrenching feeling when someone asks you what you plan to study in college. “So what are you planning to major in?” is the generic inquiry made by that seemingly innocent, friendly acquaintance we are introduced to at family functions or social gatherings. This dreaded yet unavoidable question may cause the undeclared college student to cringe, sweat, burst into tears, or even spontaneously combust. Let’s face it: It’s scary to have to make such a tremendous decision about your future when you’ve only just been accepted to college.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    I May Not Know Art, But I Know This Isn’t It

    Feeling less interesting than a cabbage? Leading a meaningless and monotonous existence? If so, then it’s time for you to become aware of a life-altering movement: pretentious modern art. This movement is a necessity for any college student interested in enhancing his/her degree of sophistication.

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  • Opinion | Sep.16, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Providence College student talks about her fundraising ideas and she wants you to help out.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Give Us Moore!

    My first Civ seminar as a fourth semester sophomore started as most introduction seminars tend to. There was a quiz, which had on it some questions concerning Friedrich Nietzsche that I am not sure Nietzsche himself could have answered, followed by the ever-fabulous: What’s your name? Where are you from? What are you majoring in? game that we all know and love.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Not A Gay Wedding, But Still Comment Worthy

    There has been a lot of talk about weddings in this humble section of this magnificent publication lately. I felt incapable of comment about the topic because, until last weekend, I had never even been to a wedding. But my cousin sent out the invitations which read: “Come on down to Jersey and join me in this thing called matrimony,” so I obliged, headed home, and got my first nuptial experience. Although my first wedding wasn’t a gay one, and therefore not as exciting, controversial, or capable of infuriating my buddy Mark Scirocco, it left me with a few questions, comments, and concerns.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Studies Over Clubbies: Priorities at College

    As the year draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on whether or not I have pushed myself to gain the most well-rounded college education I could thus far.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    To Whom Much Is Given, Much Can Be Taken Away

    It is pretty obvious that everyone at Providence College has had a bad taste in their mouth after last Sunday’s unfortunate events. As a school well-respected regionally for its basketball program, our reputation has been put on trial. To whom much is given, much can be taken away, and I think this echoes for both our school and for the two young men at the forefront of this scandal.

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