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A Few Choice Words for A-Rod

Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

A Few Choice Words for A-Rod

When you’re one of the world’s richest and most famous celebrity sports stars, why do you do things that make you seem so darn stupid? You all know whom I’m talking about-that’s right, Madonna. No, wait, her boyfriend, the third baseman there for the Yankee.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

“Octomom” Has Us All Asking, “What the Hell?”

What’s the sum of the Brady Bunch, the Jonas Brothers, the Olsen twins, three-fifths of the Partridge Family, and Britney Spears? The product to the right of the equal sign yields something similar to Nadya Suleman’s life, sans Alice the housemaid and Uncle Jesse.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

Tangents and Tirades

The PC plague. I really think the school should look into getting some sort of a Lysol-infused sprinkler system. There is not enough Purell in the universe to get rid of the amount of germs floating around this place. I have not touched a railing in weeks and when I get on an elevator I make sure to hit the buttons with my sleeve.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

The Vagina Monologues: A Change of Heart

Over the past several weeks, The Cowl has published multiple articles, entries, and letters on the subject of Fr. Shanley’s controversial banning of Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues from the Providence College campus. Reflecting on the various commentaries about the Monologues, including a thorough review of my own dog-eared copy of the book (I have the “V-Day” Edition), the value of this influential work of feminist literature has taken on new meaning for me.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

Parietals Make Me Feel Like a Criminal

One of the greatest things about having a column in the Commentary section of The Cowl is that whenever I am in the mood to complain about something, I can write an article. This comes in handy when my friends get tired of my complaining. The topic of my rant today is an oldie but a goody: parietals.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

Zimbabwe’s Change to Finally Believe In?

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, a history was made. Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe. The winds of change were finally materializing in this long-suffering country. The gravity of this occasion may not have been obvious around the world, but it was a massive day for all Zimbabweans, including myself.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

Letters to the Editor:

Dear PC students, staff, friends, I wanted to thanks all the members of The Cowl for the article (by Ted DeNicola in the Feb. 12, 2009 issue) announcing that I am leaving PC (or as I like to say “joining the class of ’09”). As many of you have inquired in the past week, yes, my parents are quite elderly and increasingly dealing with illness.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

The 99 Cent Song: The Day the Music Died

The rapid universality of technology has its firm grip on the music industry. Back in the day when “Pretty Fly For A White Guy” was a number one hit and “MMMBop” was a staple at middle school dances, one would have to (God forbid) purchase an entire album in order to listen to one’s favorite song.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

Vatican: Sexes Sin in Different Ways

According to a recent Vatican study, there is a difference between the most common sins of men and women. While there are already many differences between men and women, this dissimilarity has been just discovered. The most common sin for women is pride, while for men it is lust, followed by the desire for food.

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Uncategorized | Feb.27, 2009

U.S. Boosts Afghanistan Troop Presence

by Ryan McKeon ’09 World Staff This week President Obama has committed 17,000 new troops to the war in Afghanistan. The new deployments set for May of this year will mark a 50 percent increase in the American presence in Afghanistan. Obama began his statement on Tuesday, Feb.

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