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A reflection on public transportation

Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

A reflection on public transportation

My ears had been wandering about the bus to the seats behind me when a conversation caught my attention. “How much ya think I’ll get for my Ritalin pills?” “You have to take them.” “Oh yeah, to help me focus and do good in school.” Talk of selling Ritalin pills is only one of many interesting conversations I hear on a given day during the commute to my internship.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

Siestas may be more prudent than we think

Time for a nap may be hard to come by, but a recent study reveals that it may improve the health of your heart. Researchers have found that those who regularly take short naps throughout the work week have a 37 percent lower coronary disease-related death rate.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

Harvard chooses first female president

by Sarah Vernon ’07 World Staff On Sunday, Feb. 11. Harvard University named its first female president, civil war scholar Drew Gilpin Faust, who will succeed Lawrence Summers as the 28th president of the Ivy League institution. Faust, 59, is a renowned historian of the Civil War and the U.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

How to judge a book by its cover

Pierre Baynard, a contemporary French intellectual, has recently redefined what it means to be an intellectual in this day and age. His new book, entitled How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, has not been read by this columnist, nor by Sarah Vine, of the Times Online, who recently reviewed the book not for its content but for its claim that it will teach the reader how to hold a conversation with anyone about any book “especially if that conversation happens to be taking place with someone else who also hasn’t read it.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

Ponds, rivers, and skating rinks, oh my!

In recent news, Providence College suddenly decided to add three very unpleasant aspects to campus in addition to the renovations to the bookstore and the new stateof- the-art gym. The changes took place on Wed. Feb. 14, and were very noticeable to those making their way to lower campus that day.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

An open letter to Little Brother

Hey Little Brother, What’s going on guys? I just listened to your new mixtape with DJ Mick Boogie called And Justice For All. I was impressed by the lyrics as always, and by the diverse collaborations that you are starting to become known for. I mean, to hear Cormega, AZ, Talib Kweli, and Mos Def on a Little Brother mixtape was a pleasant surprise.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

The Balance is just right

“Are you comfortable?” “For a little.” This dialogue takes place within the opening minutes of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, which opened at the Trinity Repertory Theater on Friday, Feb. 16. Agnes, a late-middle-aged New England WASP, poses this question to her stalwart husband, Tobias.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

Picks of the Week

Movie Jurassic Park Directed by Steven Spielberg Music Bloc Party Silent Alarm Vice Records Book Bridge to Terabithia By Katherine Paterson

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

The Fire has quelled

Neon Bible Arcade Fire Universal/Mercury Records Funeral, by the Arcade Fire, is one of the best indie-rock albums ever recorded. It was the band’s debut LP, released in 2004. It not only had a couple of songs that soared above where we thought indie-rock could go (namely “Rebellion (Lies),” and “Wake Up”) but every last song moved and breathed like a household in the collective neighborhood of the album.

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Uncategorized | Feb.22, 2007

How about them Apples?

New Magnetic Wonder The Apples in Stereo Simian Records New Magnetic Wonder is The Apples in Stereo’s first release in five years, and also its first album to be released under Simian Records, actor Elijah Woods’ fledgling record label. True to form, the indie-rock group has served up a large collection of heavily synthesized, ’70s-ish kitsch.

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