May 31, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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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  • Opinion | Mar.18, 2010

    Nuclear: The Best Potential Energy

    The world has gone nuclear! The threat of two superpowers annihilating one another with nuclear weapons gripped the world for decades until the Cold War ended. Now the threat of countries attaining weapons has caused the United States to declare war. The prospect of a nuclear war is a scary one that has obviously garnered a lot of attention. It has gained so much attention, however, that other uses for nuclear power have been overlooked, such as energy.

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  • 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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