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Field Hockey Suffers Road Woes

Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Field Hockey Suffers Road Woes

The saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” should be the motto of the Providence College Women’s Field Hockey team for their performance in the first half of the season. After two straight losses, the team has fallen to a dismal 3-6 record on the season.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Zimbabwe’s Economic Transition

One of the most pressing issues facing the developing world is stagnant or regressive economic development due to unstable and corrupt governments. Zimbabwe, once thought to be the “bread-basket of Africa,” is no different. Zimbabwe has been under the rule of Robert Mugabe for 28 years.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Philippines: Islamists Take to the Forests

In 2002, a task force was set up in order to combat militant Islamic separatist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines. Basilan’s biggest towns had once been a nightmare for locals as terrorist and criminal organizations flooded the streets. The Abu Sayyaf organization received support from Al-Qaeda in the early 1990s and it has long been the belief that it is sheltering leaders of the Indonesian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Iran Found to Have Hidden Nuclear Plants

With the recent revelation of Iran’s nuclear-enrichment plant, new sanctions against Tehran will most likely be put into place. There are numerous obstacles remaining, including opposition form China, ambivalence from Russia, and evidence that existing sanctions have so far failed.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Friar Finace 101

The Group of 20 (G-20) is a group of finance administrators from 20 economies (19 countries and the European Union). The G-20’s mandate states that it was established as “an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

The Thrill of the Chaste

No matter where you’re lending your gaze or ears these days, you can’t seem to escape that “Cosmo Rule” that suggests sex is what moves relationships. In a society that advocates individuality and tolerance of preferred lifestyles, those choosing to be abstinent receive the most criticism.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

A Bittersweet Reaction To New Slavin Center

The future looks bright for Providence College. I mean, the newly renovated Slavin Center definitely looks straight out of the year 3,000 and it certainly is brightly lit by the sun. These new additions are certainly appealing but what has it meant for your wallet and what will it mean for campus life? Buy or beware-Slavin Center.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

“Most Faithful” An Ambiguous Honor

Providence College has received the dubious honor of being added to the list of now 22 Catholic colleges in the U.S. deemed “faithful” by The Newman Society (“PC named to exclusive ‘faithful’ colleges list,” ProJo, Sept. 26, 2009, p. A3). I say “dubious” because the criteria used by the Society in determining merit are not specified anywhere on their Web site.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Tangents and Tirades

Oldies But Goodies: Mix CDs, radio stations, iPod or playlist shuffling, compilation albums-this is often how many other people and I listen to music these days. It’s an eclectic and varied way to listen, which reflects the eclectic and varied way society functions…but that’s not what I’m going to talk about.

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Uncategorized | Sep.30, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Singing the Blues As a response to Tim Fleming’s tangent in the Oct. 10, 2009 issue of The Cowl, I would like to make it known that Residence Life and RA’s are not concerned with notoriety. The department’s job is to ensure that move-in-day occurs as efficiently as possible.

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