March 28, 2017

For Queen And Country

Uncategorized | Nov.23, 2008

For Queen And Country

The coveted mantle of 007 is a title every self-respecting male individual is at least familiar with, if not completely obsessed with. Most of us treat our knowledge of the franchise as an elevating quality; we wear our favorite installment on our sleeves like our proudest merit badge and would follow our preferred Bond into nuclear holocaust (for me it’s Sean Connery and From Russia with Love).

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Uncategorized | Nov.23, 2008

Breaking the Cycle Warps Laws of Morality

I’m not much of a theater-goer. I’m going to lay prostrate for a minute; the last performance I happened upon was a quaint little adaptation of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And while the performance was indeed delightful, I was the only person in the audience who hadn’t watched Nick Jr.

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Uncategorized | Nov.23, 2008

Appreciate The Arts

In today’s society, it seems as though music and the arts are getting swept under the rug. I feel that Providence College should do more to raise awareness of the many amazing student artists there are on campus. The Smith Center for the Arts is always full of people with amazing talent for both music and theater.

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Uncategorized | Nov.23, 2008

Consumers Spend Carelessly

Now that the excitement concerning the election has subsided, Americans can now fully appreciate the fact that over the last four months, gas prices have been roughly cut in half. As the Providence Journal reports, this is due to a decrease in crude oil prices coupled with an eight to nine percent decrease in demand nationwide.

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Uncategorized | Nov.23, 2008

Culinary Corner: A New Twist On Old Holiday Favorites

Tradition plays a pretty large role on Thanksgiving. We usually celebrate with the same people, eat the same food, and try to ignore the same premature Christmas advertisements in an effort to observe the holidays in their proper sequence (a difficult task when even the pumpkin treats in Jazzman’s have been replaced by minty yuletide beverages-is there no relief?) But on this day devoted to the joy of stuffing oneself, why not try a new twist on a Thanksgiving favorite? Maybe you’ll discover a new tradition, because really, passing out into a tryptophan-induced coma can only be exciting for so many years.

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Uncategorized | Nov.22, 2008

Week in Review: Middle East

Al Qaeda: Online Message Mocks Obama The second-in-command of the militant terrorist network Al Qaeda warned President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday, Nov. 19, that “a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits” him. In an 11-minute Web posting, the authenticity of which has yet to be determined, Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized Obama’s foreign policy positions on Afghanistan and Israel.

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Uncategorized | Nov.22, 2008

Week in Review: Asia

New Zealand: Credit Crisis Will Indeed Hit New Zealand, Central Bank Warns Probably one of the greatest mistakes one can make in analyzing the current global market is to think that these problems will not have an impact on New Zealand. According to several Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) economists, New Zealand will certainly be affected by the latest problems surrounding U.

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Uncategorized | Nov.22, 2008

U.S. Widely Condemned for Raids in Syria, Pakistan

According to BBC news and Syrian officials, U.S. military helicopters carried out a raid inside Syria along the Iraqi border, killing eight people (including four children) on Sunday, Oct. 26. Around 5 p.m., roughly two dozen American commandos in specially equipped Black Hawk helicopters flew into the village of Sukkariyah, six miles from the Iraqi border.

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Uncategorized | Nov.22, 2008

Week in Review: The Americas

United States: Ailing Automakers Seek $25 Billion in Aid The executives of the three biggest U.S. automakers-Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler-pleaded Congress for a $25 billion aid package on Tuesday, Nov. 16, and Wednesday, Nov. 17. They warned that their industry was on the brink of collapse and, without a rescue package, there would be broader risks to the U.

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Uncategorized | Nov.22, 2008

Week in Review: Africa

Somalia: Government Admits It Is Near Collapse Somalia’s President Abdullahi Yusuf ann-ounced Sunday, Nov. 16, that his government is at the point of collapse due to the slow advance of Islamic insurgents on Mogadishu, the country’s capital. Yusuf also admitted that the majority of Somalia is now out of his control and in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists who have taken power by violent force.

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