August 3, 2020

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    Absence Really Does Make the Heart Grow Fonder

    Upon visiting the sites of various online college newspapers, one theme stands out: The toll the college environment has taken on dating.

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    Tangents & Tirades

    This weeks tangents and tirades by four commentary writers

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  • Opinion | Feb.18, 2010

    The Plight of a Programmer at PC

    There is a certain reality that programmers at Providence College face when organizing events for the college community. Programmers plan weeks in advance, gather manpower, gather resources, make purchases using student activity fees, climb through piles of paperwork and bureaucracy and, come event time hope for the best. The programmer is on a first-name basis with all the SAIL staff, and the SAIL staff know exactly what he wants when he walks into the office, simply by his facial expression and rate of breathing.

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