Tiff and Earl

by trogers5 on April 8, 2022


Dear Tiff and Earl,

I caught my crush and best friend making out in the broom closet at Black and White Ball this weekend. How do I emotionally recover?


Heartbroken :(

Dear Heartbroken, 

I must confess that your story, like a middle-aged man with Santa at the mall, does not sit right with me. Firstly, where even is this broom closet? How did anyone get the key to it? Are you perhaps in Physical Plant? How juicy! But secondly, you say you caught your best friend and crush in the broom closet…but what were YOU doing in the broom closet? Were you perhaps preparing to “make out” in the broom closet with a fourth party? I wonder… 



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Dear Heartbroken :(,

Unfortunately, this is a tale as old as time. Fortunately, you live in the 21st century, at the same time as the music industry herself, Ms. (soon-to-be Dr.) Taylor Swift. What you’re going to want to do is put together a Tay-Tay playlist that captures this particular combination of heartbreak and betrayal. Here are this humble Swiftie’s suggestions: “Picture to Burn,” “Should’ve Said No,” “You’re Not Sorry,” “Better Than Revenge,” “All Too Well (10-minute version),” “Bad Blood,” “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” “my tears ricochet,” and “it’s time to go.” Feel free to throw in Olivia Rodrigo’s “traitor” for good measure!

Happy wallowing,


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BOP Hosts Black & White Ball: A Night to Remember for the Whole PC Community

by The Cowl Editor on March 7, 2019



Friars dance the night away at annual Black & White Ball.

Julia Acquavita ’22

News Staff

This past weekend on Friday, March 1, Providence College’s Board of Programmers (BOP) hosted their third annual Black & White Ball in the Peterson Recreation Center. According to BOP, over 2,700 tickets were sold in anticipation for this special night. Students from all grades were represented as they danced the night away in black and white dresses and suits.

Immediately when walking in, the monochrome decorations noticeably stood out. 

Whether it was black and white chairs, tables, sofas, or simply the black runway situated near the entrance, all the decorations added to the lively atmosphere. Also, the chairs and sofas served as the ideal places to sit and relax with friends when taking a break from the dance floor.

Peterson was filled with energetic music from the band “East Coast Soul.” This band performed several well-known covers of popular songs, such as “Party in the USA” and “Mo Bamba,” encouraging students to get on their feet and dance. 

At one point, Elizabeth Carlson  ’22 claimed, “I had to take my heels off because I was dancing for so long and my feet were in so much pain!” Carlson was not the only student who decided to relieve themselves of pain by tossing their shoes to the side.

Another popular hit throughout the night were the unique varieties of food available for the taking. The food consisted of a table full of tortilla chips, artichoke dip, chicken kabobs, and sliders. These finger foods were certainly a crowd favorite, since almost every time I went to go grab a snack, the food was continually being replenished.

They served as the perfect energizer for students taking a break from dancing; all they needed was a quick handful of chips for fuel and then seconds later they rejoined the mosh pit of students in the center.

Overall, the night was one to remember for PC students of all ages and, due to its success in ticket sales and attendance, Black & White Ball will hopefully be an event to look forward to next year.