November 17, 2019

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Don’t Like Friars Club? You’re Just Jealous

    You may or may not make fun of those kids in the white coats, but you probably just wish you were one of them. They look important as they guide people around the campus.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Senior Says PC Going in Wrong Direction

    I saw a lot of tours this past week, especially last weekend. It was a long weekend and there were accepted student days or something like that. Whenever a group walked by I just wanted to shout “50 grand a year…go home! Get away while you still can!” I thought about it, and I realized how sneaky and underhanded the administration of this College is when it comes to these things.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    The Tour de Frauds

    Giving tours of this campus is a risky business. Prospective incoming freshmen are eager to know what they are getting themselves into for the next four years of their lives, and parents are eager to find out why exactly they should pay such a ludicrous sum of money for a liberal arts education.

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Freshman Finding Plenty To Do On Campus, Sober

    Guest CommentaryI want to start this article off by saying I have no problem with anyone who drinks responsibly on this campus. In fact, most of my friends do go out every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night to drink and have a good time. As long as it’s safe and responsible, I have no problem with it. But what I do have a problem with are two comments made by Jenn DiPirro ’12 and Andy Kowal ’10 in last week’s article “Does PC have a Drinking Problem?”

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  • Opinion | Feb.25, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    Finish Your Vegetables! In a country where almost 49 million lack consistent access to adequate food, it is inexcusable that 40 percent of all food produced is thrown out. To wash this down, one-quarter of all freshwater consumption is associated with food waste. Friends, feel very free to ignore my militant vegetarianism, my illogical tears when you hold a plastic water bottle in your hand, or my not stepping on the same ground your leather shoes have just stepped on. I beg you, however, do not ignore my glaring, with the intensity of a thousand solar-powered flashlights, when you wastefully throw out Ray Dining Hall products. I do not care how bad it tastes, I do not care that you were mistaken in picking it. No, I will not ship it to the hungry myself. No, you may not watch television until you finish it. You will sit at the dinner table and eat every last piece or, I swear to God, I will tell your father and trust me: I’m the nice one.—Jayo Miko Macasaquit ’11

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  • Opinion | Feb.19, 2010

    Editorial: An Opportunity for the Administration

    The announcement of Steve Sears, Ph.D., as the interim associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students, marks a unique opportunity for the Providence College administration.

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    Faith Matters

    There’s a decent chance that I broke my right thumb today. At the very least it’s severely sprained. I’ve been distributing ashes all day, tracing the Cross on the foreheads of students, faculty, and staff at Ash Wednesday services in the chapel. And now at the end of the day, my thumb is twitching involuntarily as I sit at my desk.

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    Giving Students the Right to Duct Tape

    About a week ago, my friends and I started a competition to see which one of us could get into the best shape by May. Now we are all focusing on exercising consistently and eating healthily. In terms of the former, I am usually avid, but when it comes to the latter, I admit that desserts are my weakness. Nothing caps off a Ray meal like some coffee and chocolate chip cookies – so long as they’re the soft kind, of course. Yet, despite the ghrelin surging through my system – a hormone that makes some foods seem more appealing than others – I breeze past the dessert display and opt for an orange instead. How can I resist this urge to binge on a delectable baked good? I believe that the term is Free Will.

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    Letters to the Editor

    This week, two letters to the editor are published

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    A Sarcastic Appreciation of The Monologues

    In the hopes of putting The Vagina Monologues debate to rest, I’d like to dispense with certain myths circulating around Eve Ensler’s timeless work. As the students who voiced their support for The Vagina Monologues in last week’s issue of The Cowl make clear, there are several misconceptions regarding the play which prevent the students of Providence College from appreciating a book that should be on the bedside table of every man, woman, and child.

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