Category: Politics

Why You Should Care About Iran

After a loose lock of hair fell into Mahsa Amini’s face, the Iranian morality police detained the young woman for a dress code violation. She would never be released from custody. Officials claim that the healthy twenty-two-year-old woman died from a heart attack and a subsequent coma, but Amini’s family is skeptical. Amini died while […]

Christina Charie '25

Advertisement is Essential

This past Wednesday, Father Kenneth Sicard, O.P., started the President’s Office series “With Mutual Respect: Discussions on Contemporary Challenges.” In the email sent out to the campus community, the event was advertised as a space to discuss issues that polarize the nation and our community via respectful academic discourse. The discourse is encouraged by the […]

Callie Raacke '25

Why I Write for The Cowl: Student Journalism, Civic Debate, and Self-expression

As the new on-campus panel discussion series began this week, I have been reminded of how important it is that we, as students, have the ability to express our thoughts in a long-form, professional manner. It is great that professors with opinions that conflict with PC’s norms have been given a platform to speak on […]

Sarah McLaughlin '23

Just the Beginning: Historic Discourse “With Mutual Respect”

Another normal Wednesday evening in the Providence College Slavin Center became a moment for respectful discourse surrounding abortion that is not often found in current American politics. With multiple Public Safety officers and crowds of students, one could feel the tension in the room. People generally struggle with listening to opposing viewpoints, especially given the […]

Christina Charie '25

Ecofeminism: How Environmental Issues and Gender Inequalities Intersect

Climate change intersects with many different areas of social justice, including race, gender, and class. Gender equality and feminism, specifically, have connections to climate change and environmental issues, as women are disproportionately affected by climate disasters. This means that gender inequality is worsened by climate change. The Ecofeminist Movement is centered around the relationship between […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

Polarizing Problem

Polarization: it is a word that has been spoken repeatedly over the past few years. It refers to the stark division between two opposing viewpoints or groups. This division has brought out something ugly within humankind: hatred. Disrespect and animosity have always been prevalent in our society, but the polarization of our world, nation, and […]

Callie Raacke '25

Dissenting Women Ridiculed

Jennifer Lawrence and congresswoman Liz Cheney have more in common than one might assume upon first examination. Both have become the victims of “comedic” posts appearing on Donald Trump Jr.’s Instagram page. As the self-proclaimed “Meme Wars General,” Trump utilizes his social media to attack opponents using memes instead of promoting his own political opinions.  […]

Christina Charie '25

Why Does Providence Keep Flooding?

On Monday, September 5, what was expected to be a holiday break full of darties and naps rapidly turned into a modern Noah’s Ark. On Labor Day weekend, heavy rainfall surged into the streets of Providence and nearby communities. With every rain storm, Providence seems to flood. Wet roads and sidewalk puddles have become part […]

Jezel Tracey '24

Why Developed Countries Need to Start Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

Catastrophic floods have recently devastated Pakistan, leaving over one-third of the country underwater and displacing 33 million people. Over 1,000 people have already died, but these numbers continue to rise. Typically during this time of year, Pakistan’s monsoon season causes heavy rainfall; however, this year, the rain has been ten times heavier than usual, and […]

Kaelin Ferland '23

The Supreme Court is Not “Pro-Life”

As gunshots rip communities apart, one can hardly describe the Supreme Court as “pro-life.” Despite the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, on June 23, 2022 the nation’s highest court struck down a piece of gun control legislation in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association Inc. versus Bruen that requires a substantial reason to […]

Christina Charie '25