October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    My Two Cents

    With the publication of this week’s issue, Mark Scirocco ’10 will have twice identified homosexual couples as “imitative of the relationship of one man uniting with one woman.” My views on equal rights aside, I take offense to his claim that “homosexuals would be ignorant of what a family looks like if not for the natural and prior relationship of one man with one woman.”

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Scirocco Fires Back: Attacks Don’t Sway Opinion

    Last week, a handful of students wrote critiques to my commentary in a recent edition of The Cowl entitled “A Not-So-Sarcastic Take on Gay Marriage.” In addition to answering few, if any, of my arguments against homosexual marriage, the authors of the responses displayed much personal hostility towards me. One author wrote, “I firmly believe that each person is fully entitled to his or her opinion, but the arguments made in Scirocco’s article were objectively ignorant, not subjective personal opinions.” In other words, while those who argue in favor of gay marriage are entitled to their opinion, I am not.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Seniors: Time Running Out To Make A Reputation

    In high school, I somehow developed a reputation for being a heavy smoker. In high school, this was not a bad thing: all the cool kids smoked. The funny thing is, I never smoked in high school, and never really have since. I was, however, a fan of setting things on fire, and because my Catholic-school boy uniform pockets always had holes in them, I would often drop my lighter. Apparently dropping your lighter in enough situations leads to people making assumptions about unhealthy habits you may or may not even have. Needless to say, it was my lighter-dropping that became my legacy, and despite everything I was involved in during high school, all that really stuck was that I was a heavy smoker.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Tangent & Tirade

    This week’s Tangents and Tirades by Maryclaire Dugre ’10.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Letter to the Editor

    Amnesty International supports abortion! Cowl staff writer Andy Kowal ’10 is the president of the campus AI. He wrote in last week’s Cowl that “AI is not only a valid, but a necessary organization to have on this campus.” As a pro-life supporter since my school days at St. Pius V during the 1930’s, I must disagree. I was taught by the good Dominican Fathers and Sisters that abortion is a serious sin. I have heeded their teachings ever since.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Stuartstock A Success: Shows PC’s Musicality

    After being in a gigging band for over a year now, I have come across many different types of people, venues, atmospheres, and experiences.

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  • Opinion | Apr.22, 2010

    Student Congress Killing Trees, Time, and Spirits

    How many times have you been sitting in the library, printing before class, or even just leisurely finishing up a paper a few days in advance? OK, scratch that last part. How many times have you been sitting in the library, frantically trying to print out a paper that is ALREADY late, and, as you hit Ctrl-P, you run over to the printer, only to find that some obnoxious person has printed out 20 copies for themselves? Annoying, but manageable, yes?

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  • Opinion | Apr.15, 2010

    Amnesty President Clarifies Group’s Purpose

    In a recent letter to the editor, there were a few questions raised as to Amnesty International’s involvement in a campaign to close the detainee prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As president of Providence College’s chapter of Amnesty, I feel the need to respond to these allegations.

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  • Opinion | Apr.15, 2010

    There’s No Safety in Body Counts

    Every parent has refuted arguments along the lines of “Everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn’t I?” Deep down, however, even adults believe that a nearly universal practice cannot be all that harmful. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as mimetic pan-cultural mania, and the supposition of safety in the popular practices of the day often serves only to ensure mimetic pan-cultural myopia about the true state of affairs. There is no safety in numbers, especially when those numbers are body counts.

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  • Opinion | Apr.15, 2010

    President Should Be More Willing to Pull Trigger

    “An appeaser is like one who feeds an alligator,” said Winston Churchill, “hoping it eats him last.” Having watched the West’s failure to confront Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Churchill knew firsthand the dangers of appeasement. By the time Churchill became leader of Great Britain, the Nazi war machine was on the verge of controlling all of Europe.

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