October 22, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Jealousy Not the Only Reason to Dislike Friars Club

    I’d like to contest Jenn DiPirro’s article “Don’t Like Friars Club? You’re Just Jealous.” I’m not burning with jealousy. I neither do nor ever did want to be in the Friars Club. Yet, I dislike them.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    All I Need to Know I Learned in a Minivan

    Like many of my classmates, I jumped on the escapist band wagon during spring break. I wanted to properly indulge my senioritis, but the Punta Cana trip cost too much after I factored in the liposuction I’d need to don a bikini in February.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Darfur Election: A Complicated Peace

    Darfur has been a hot-button issue in the United States since 2004 when the Bush administration described the situation in Darfur as genocide. Because of the actions of many pressure groups across the nation, including many student groups, the government made Darfur one of its top priorities. The international community took steps to bring those responsible for the atrocities in Darfur to justice.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Empire State of Mind: Why NYC is Best

    The city: That’s what some people call it, because they feel as though there is no clarification necessary. What city can get away with selling t-shirts that say they love this particular city? Do you think Providence could get people to buy cheap t-shirts that say “I Love PVD?” I doubt it.

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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Does The Hurt Locker Really Deserve Best Picture?

    The drama behind the 82nd annual Academy Awards only further enrages my loathing disgust of Hollywood.

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