December 15, 2018

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Aug.30, 2018

    Tangents and Tirades

    Outreach Inspires Individual Growth There is something to be said for the naiveté and free-thinking nature of children. The laws of reality that adults have learned to abide by do not stop the young mind’s creativity. Simply spending time around…

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  • Campus | May.03, 2018

    Class of 2018: Was It Worth It?

      As the graduating class of 2018 begins to collect their cords, graduation tickets, and senior week attire, we reflect on our time here at Providence College. With the grand total cost of tuition averaging about $250,000, give or take…

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  • Opinion | May.03, 2018

    POP! The Stigma

      “POP! Mark Polanzak’s father exploded. A puff of smoke.” Those are the opening lines to Mark Polanzak’s book, POP!, which is often found in the self-help or parenting section of a bookstore. Yet, the book is a memoir—well, a…

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  • Opinion | May.03, 2018

    What Can’t You Do With a B.A. in English?

      The 2004 Tony award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q opens with a song entitled “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?” in which the main character laments his struggle in finding employment with an English degree as he…

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  • Campus | May.03, 2018

    Student Involvement: the Key to Community Connection

    Legislation recently passed by Student Congress will help students in the public and community service studies’ philanthropy course to better connect the Providence College campus with the Smith Hill Community—a connection that could use some serious help. In the past,…

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  • Opinion | May.03, 2018

    Professors Have Free Speech Too

    Where should we draw the line between censorship and free speech?  Fresno State University professor Randa Jarrar recently made headlines after she shared her opinions on the recently deceased former first lady Barbara Bush. Almost immediately afterward, she faced an…

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  • Opinion | May.03, 2018

    Environmental Biology Project: Climate Change Requires Expertise

    Promoting the importance of climate change has become an increasingly relevant issue worldwide. Climate change has been widely accepted by scientists and politicians alike, who only seem to disagree on how severe the issue is. Spreading awareness of this reality…

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  • Opinion | May.03, 2018

    Tangents and Tirades

    Fall in Love with Writing  Having been assigned my last opinion piece to be published in The Cowl this week, and having absolutely no clue what topic would be the best way to wrap up my experience as a writer…

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  • Campus | Apr.26, 2018

    What is the Role of Bulletin Boards?

    Due to the controversial nature of the bulletin board posted on the second floor of Saint Joseph Hall in March, Resident Assistants (RAs) have recently been instructed to remove all content from their boards until further notice. Since the underlying…

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  • Campus | Apr.26, 2018

    Extra Credit Does Not Mean Extra Learning

    Final grades. Two words that either inspire a flurry of cramming or signal a reward for hours of hard work. With the semester drawing to a close, many students find themselves rushing to attend one of a variety of lectures…

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