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Students and Faculty Observe Constitution Day

Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Students and Faculty Observe Constitution Day

Is the Constitution really an immortal document? Or are necessary changes needed to ensure democracy in the lives of all Americans? A panel that met this week asserted the validity of the latter through a discussion that took place on Constitution Day 2008.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Oddly Enough

Italian comic Sabina Guzzantini was spared potential prosecution for insulting the pope last Thursday, Sept. 18, when the government blocked an investigation against her. Guzzanti, one of Italy’s most biting political satirists, said Pope Benedict would be punished in hell for the church’s treatment of homosexuals.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

The Election 2008 Updater

With six weeks left until the presidential election and just days before the first debate, the heat has been turned on in what many believe to be a tight race. Both presidential candidates are trying to battle it out as best they can during the final stretch of the presidential campaign, especially in key states such as Florida, Ohio, and Missouri.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Bailouts, Buyouts and Bankrupcy: America’s Financial Market in Crisis

To say that Wall Street has been under duress these past weeks is an understatement. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two privately owned but government- backed companies, have been taken over by the Treasury. Lehman Brothers, an investment banking company, declared bankruptcy early last week and Merrill Lynch, another financial firm, was bought by Bank of America.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Bolivia: A Struggle for Equality

Clashes between the two dominant ethnic groups in Bolivia have intensified in the past few weeks following a recent announcement from Bolivian President Evo Morales. Morales’ decree on Aug.28 called for a referendum vote to form a new constitution on Jan. 25, according The Economist.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Student Congress Hosts Panel Discussion

Student Congress hosted a panel discussion with Student Affairs Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Aquinas Lounge for students to ask their questions or express concerns about the new alcohol policy to members of the Providence College administration. Chris Fortunato, associate vice president of Student Affairs, Kevin Butler, dean of Student Conduct, Sharon Hay, director of the S.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Sarat Keynote Speaker for Convocation Day

While studying as an undergraduate at Providence College, Austin D. Sarat, Ph.D., dreamed of becoming the President of the United States. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Sarat returned to the College not as President, but as a professor of jurisprudence and political science at Amherst College to give the keynote speech at the Academic Convocation, hosted on Slavin Lawn.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

News Briefs

“Things for Thursday” Presents Bingo Game for Grocery Prizes The latest “Things for Thursday” activity offered by the SAIL office last week was a student favorite: “Grocery Bingo.” Students looking for a free stash of food were invited to stop by Slavin Lawn and compete for a bag stuffed with assorted groceries.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Clarifying Consumption Codes of Conduct

In light of the new alcohol policies recently installed at Providence College, Jaimie Scambio ’10, president of her class, has been working with her classmates to make the policies more readily available to students. Scambio said that it is clear that there is an alcohol abuse problem to a degree at the College, and that PC was correct to do something.

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Uncategorized | Sep.25, 2008

Creature of Habit

Even weeds have health The standard hand yanks them The younger hand allows them A woman sighs, looking downward, observing the vast lumps of growth She reaches for them, parts them from the dirt She remembers being without the line between good and bad She strokes a stem with her finger, like a child.

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